54 total reviews
Oh my goodness... where do I even start?! Memory Lane is...
BEAUTIFUL. But you knew that from the pictures. The place is rustic, stunning, classic, open, bright, clean, homey, and just pleasant all around. It's striking from every angle. Please go visit. Pictures do not do it justice.
On-site lodging. A HUGE perk and something that was a major priority for us. A lot of people were coming from out of town for us and this gave us the option to house our bridal party on-site. There's also a pool and hot tub which are both very important. They also offer full weekend (2-night) packages which we most definitely took advantage of and which I HIGHLY recommend. Once you get to this place, you won't want to leave. This also allowed us to do our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner there as well the day before the wedding (you never want to leave, and you never HAVE to... it's so great).
Pricing. So reasonable for the area and everything you get. Seriously. I thought I was going to have to sell my soul to get married until we found this place.
The set-up. Literally, anything that you want for your wedding - flowers, caterers, hotels, DJ, bartenders, decorations, linens, you name it - you can rent through Memory Lane as a one-stop shop (or you can pick it from their list of extremely wonderful vendors), and pretty much everything is extraordinarily reasonable as far as pricing. It really does make the decision process a LOT easier.
The flexibility. Aside from what you are required to do by Texas law, they pretty much let you do whatever you want, and help you do it. We did half our floral through Wild Bunches (their florist) and the other half ourselves, and they were like "Cool! That's a great way to save money!" Also we could bring in our own liquor. Hello? Who does that? (Answer: no one besides them.)
The staff. Stop it right now. From the FIRST moment I walked in Thalia was the MOST accommodating, the SWEETEST, and the MOST excited about us being there. I knew she was good when she answered my first email within an hour. And every email after that in a similar, timely and thorough fashion. And then offered us coffee when we first walked in. And cleaned mine up after I rudely spilled it!! (Also she sent us a thank you note for coming to visit. Who does that?! Answer: no one but them. And it's amazing.) Every time we went in there after that first visit, everyone there invariably made my stress (which got pretty high sometimes... I'll be honest) go completely away. They are like magicians, I swear. Thalia, Gaby, and Rachel helped us out on our wedding day as coordinators (ALSO highly recommended) and everything was SO smooth. I barely even knew what was happening until it happened perfectly.
So fun. Last but definitely not least. I got so many compliments from guests, family, and bridal party about how wonderful a time they had. I think about 1 in 2 people came up to me and said "this is the best wedding I've ever been to!" Now, I've been to a LOT of fun weddings, and I've NEVER said that to anyone... so Memory Lane MUST have done a good job :)
I quite literally have no complaints. Everything was as perfect and perfect-er than I ever imagined. If you book here, I am so sure that it will be the most perfect day ever I will guarantee that statement and personally reimburse you if it isn't.
By far, this venue exceeded our expectations! Everyone was extremely helpful, considerate and always available -very important to any bride or planner! A few things I would like to highlight about this facility - Budget friendly – a very important part of the wedding planning process. ML has extremely reasonable prices! We created an excel spreadsheet during our venue hunting process, and detailed what each venue offered and pricing, down to every add-on price we thought we may like. I will say Memory Lane far exceeded all the other venues with pricing. Weddings, in general, are not inexpensive, but we feel as though ML’s pricing was relatively inexpensive, compared to the other venues we visited. The staff’s hospitality and interaction with you, the wedding party and all of the guests, makes you feel as though you’ve indulged in a very lavish wedding. - They have an onsite florist - Although we did not use the onsite florist, I was able to chat with her and see her concepts. They are beautiful and she is reasonably priced. The concept of having an onsite florist is so convenient and reliable; if we did not have a close family friend that was handling all of our floral needs, we would have used the onsite florist. -Wedding Coordinator - We went back and forth on whether we were going to purchase the wedding coordinator package and we finally decided to just do it. Dustin and I are so happy we went with that decision, for many reasons. First, there was SO much going on all day, between decorating, deliveries, first look photos, DJ music, hair and makeup- I could not imagine worrying about if everything is getting taken care of. These ladies were over the top, professional and had everything under control. Secondly – I would never want to put any of the above listed responsibilities (and more) on anyone attending the wedding- they would not be able to fully enjoy the wedding! Lastly (I could keep going), these ladies were SO great at not being a stiff, uptight coordinator. They blended with all the guests and were so sweet and pleasant when they would find us to tell us “If you’re ready… (the next thing on the agenda, like cake cutting).” I HIGHLY suggest purchasing this service, it is well worth it! -In house DJ & preferred vendors – ML has many preferred vendors to choose from. We did go with the caterer Poke-Jo’s, as well as the Liquor Company, Star of Texas. Both were GREAT with working with us and negotiating exactly what fit with our budget and needs, not to mention the food and service and signature drinks were fabulous! We did use the In-house DJ who did a great job (exactly what we filled out on our consultation form). Dustin (my husband) is from Nebraska so we had A LOT of Nebraska fans there. There was a HUGE game on that same night & the DJ kept track of scores and reported updates throughout the night! -Beauty of the Venue – The entire venue is so beautiful, that you don’t really HAVE to decorate to make it feel like a wedding. It’s romantic, has a soft feel, and peaceful! The location is perfect, in our opinion. It’s so close to Austin, but still feels secluded and in the country. The venue is very quiet, which is a nice alternative to many of the other venues that we visited – which were beautiful but had noisy traffic. All in all, we cannot express how truly grateful we are that Memory Lane Event Center exists. I know it sound cliché, but we really cannot form words for how ML exceeded expectations.
I don't really know where to begin - Memory Lane Event Center is absolutely gorgeous...and the icing on the cake is that their staff could not be any more friendly or helpful. They will help make every dream you have for your wedding come true. If you get stuck on options for vendors within your budget, they will give you list upon list of potential options. We went to so many venues, consistently being disappointed that we either weren't able to have our wedding at them because we weren't meeting some minimum budget, or we had to use specific vendors that were 'approved' by the venue (and subsequently, who were out of our budget). When we went to Memory Lane, we were blown away by the hospitality, and their passion for making sure that every couple has their dream wedding, on whatever their budget is. I can't say enough about them - they were simply amazing. We had guests comment that it was such a perfect setting that they were thinking about having recommitment ceremonies!!! You won't find a better value - because the service is worth a million dollars!
I'd give them way more than 5 stars if I could!
Jenny! You are such a sweetheart! Thank you again for the seashells! They came in great use at our beach themed wedding as well! Hope all is well!
Memory Lane is by far the BEST wedding venue around! If you are looking for a laid back, beautiful, hill country wedding, this is the place to pick! When we went and visited the venue a year before our wedding, we instantly fell in love with the beauty and the whole staff. Thalia, the owner, is such a sweetheart and so warm, welcoming, and friendly to all! We decided that day Memory Lane was the perfect place for our wedding. Throughout the year, they were very helpful with any questions we had and flexible with our requests. We got married June 21st, 2014 and we booked the venue for the whole weekend Friday-Sunday. I highly recommend doing that package. We were able to have our rehearsal dinner onsite and our whole wedding party was able to stay at the lodging there! It was like a big reunion and so much fun to be together all weekend! The wedding day was absolutely perfect. Thalia and Gabby were great with giving advice or helping with any kind of problems we had! They have a large selection of tablecloths, centerpieces, etc. that I recommend taking a look at before buying anything. We used their in house DJ service, Brian Weber and he did an amazing job! He kept the reception flowing and kept the party going. We also used their recommended photographers, Peary Photography. They were AMAZING and so fun to work with. All in all, it was the perfect day and Memory Lane was complemented by all. We thank Memory Lane for making this the best and most memorable weekend of our lives! We miss you!
-Jackie and Travis Mohr
I want to start off by saying WOW, what an experience!!! This was the first venue my husband and I looked at and knew right from the start this is the place we wanted to get married. Most of my family lives in Louisiana so I knew when planning a wedding I had to accommodate the out of towners. Memory Lane has lodging for 15 people-- we had even more than that and everyone was really comfortable. We ended up renting out the venue from Friday- Sunday and had our rehearsal dinner there Friday night. My family cooked Crawfish Étouffée and Jambalaya which was amazing! I had my whole bridal party stay the night so we could all bond, open gifts, and have a good time without having to worry about waking up early the next day and driving out to Dripping to start getting ready. Everyone raved how gorgeous it was during the wedding and at the reception. The staff was there every time we needed them and kept everything going smoothly. I HIGHLY recommend Memory Lane for anyone looking to get married in the beautiful hill country! A++
I was in a bit of an unusual position planning a wedding as the mother of the groom! La Hacienda is a new wedding venue for Memory Lane. We were only the second wedding held there. Over the months preceding the wedding EVERYONE at Memory Lane was SO helpful and professional. I worked in particular with Gaby, Rachel and Talia and found them all to be EXCELLENT at their jobs. The day of the wedding was perfect. With Talia in charge handling all of the stress of looming rain perfectly in stride! The venue is so beautiful and has a very unique and intimate charm. We LOVED our son's wedding and are immensely grateful to Memory Lane for creating such a happy memory for our family.
Memory Lane Event Center was amazing! Our wedding day was perfect! We had our wedding on a Friday and were able to save some money going this route. We also selected to have our wedding party stay in the lodge after the wedding. It was a great price and value as we didn't want our out of town wedding party drinking and driving. We also opted to have the Day of Coordinator. They were great and kept the timeline rolling. I would not have been able to do it without them! Thalia gave me a lot of support and encouragement before I walked down the aisle. It was very comforting. We also used the in-house DJ. He was amazing and played all of the songs we asked him to. He even let the groomsmen do a little impromptu "Friends In Low Places" karaoke. Everyone was on the dance floor all night! Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend Memory Lane to any future bride looking for a rustic yet elegant venue. Thank you Memory Lane Event Center!
On my wedding day I received so many compliments about how calm of a bride I was. As much as I would love to take the credit for this, I know I was able to remain so calm because I was in the hands of Memory Lane. My husband and I fell in love with Memory Lane almost immediately at an open house and our first impression was more than confirmed in our time with them. They validated and answered every question (almost always with, "Oh, we can take care of that!"), were excellent with keeping up communication with us throughout the engagement, had excellent tips (even how to save some money!), and were extremely knowledgeable and professional, not too mention incredibly sweet. Our wedding day was a dream and I felt so free to enjoy myself knowing I was being taken care of by an excellent staff. My wedding party and family members quickly picked up that "this venue knows what they're doing" and sang many praises about the facility and staff. I honestly can't imagine pulling a wedding off without Memory Lane as they were so instrumental in helping me plan. They were organized, well informed, and had connections with so many other vendors. In fact, every Austin vendor I used was very familiar and comfortable with ML. There's one more bragging point for ML. Our wedding day was very pretty but very cold and windy. We simply didn't know the morning of if we would be able to have the ceremony outside or not. ML was able to wait a long time before they needed a final decision from me about the location of the ceremony. They set up for inside but were perfectly fine with me switching it last minute to outside - in fact, they encouraged it! We ended up having the wedding outside and everything still went perfectly smooth even with such little notice. My husband and I are eternally grateful for the services of ML and do not regret for one second that we chose them for our big day!
One of my favorite things about memory lane event center was that my husband and I and our wedding party were all able to stay at the beautiful accomidations at memmory lane event center. The staff was always very helpful with any questions I had for them and so quick to respond. Many of the needs we had for the wedding were taken care of through memory lane including lodging, linens, and finding other vendors. My family, friends, and I loved this venue and I was very happy that we chose it. My only complaint was how far away it was from the city. Driving to Austin was 30-45 minutes if we needed something in town, and unfortunately there aren't very many businesses in Dripping Springs.
We loved Memory Lane for both the actual wedding site and the reception area. The staff was incredibly easy to work with and took the hassle out of everything. It was great using their preferred vendors that are used to working out there and having Wild Bunches on site for the flowers was awesome! We took advantage of the overnight accomodations and our wedding party loved being able to stay there with us the night of the wedding. Overall, our wedding was absolutely PERFECT for us and we had so many compliments on the venue. I cannot stress enough how much I would recommend this venue. You will not be disappointed! We honestly had the wedding of our dreams largely in part to Memory Lane!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kristin! We are so happy you chose us for your wedding and that we were able to give you the wedding of your dreams! Many Congrats!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue! My husband and I just fell in love with the place immediately, and we were so blown away by how amazing everyone was on our wedding day!
Like any bride, I had a million questions all through the planning process and my emails were answered almost immediately, and they never made me feel as though I was bothering them with "silly" questions!
Thalia was so sweet and hospitable every time we went up there, and genuinely seemed excited for my wedding day. I felt as though we were friends, though we'd only just met.
We loved that there was a place for so many of our out of town guests to stay, and they appreciated not having to pay for a hotel! We also got so many compliments on the venue at the reception- everyone just thought it was perfect. Honestly, the place is so gorgeous, we were able to save on decorations!
Memory Lane will always hold a dear place in our hearts, and would recommend this facility to anyone!
Thank you so much Lauren! Your complements mean everything to us and we are so happy you chose us for such a special day! Best wishes!!
Memory Lane was the perfect venue for our wedding! We absolutely LOVED the fact that we could have our ceremony outside in the beautiful hill country setting and our reception indoors in the gorgeous event facility. The staff at Memory Lane cannot be topped. The girls were SO HELPFUL! I would email them with questions all throughout the planning process and always got a response back very promptly. Rachel and Gabby worked the actual wedding (I HIGHLY recommend the day-of wedding coordinator package), and they were awesome! Thalia did our rehearsal and she was patient and kind and made the process very easy. We rented the linens through Memory Lane and went with their in-house DJ services - both of which were perfect. You will not be disappointed with this venue! I highly recommend Memory Lane!
Thank you so much for your wonderful complements, Lane! We loved working with you and being a part of such a special day! We wish you and your husband many years of happiness!!
I cannot praise the staff and grounds enough at Memory Lane! Our special day was more than I could have imagined! Gaby, Thalia and Rachel are so professional, experienced, well mannered, kind and understanding! They are also so prompt to respond to any questions via email. In most cases, I had a response in just a couple hours! The property is also gorgeous, and I was so fortunate to have perfect weather to go along with everything. If you want a rustic, elegant, fairytale wedding in reality, this is the place for you! Memory Lane also has great in house services you can pick from to ease the stress of planning a wedding. I can't wait to get my photos and video to relive it all over again! Thank you Memory Lane!
Memory Lane is the perfect place for a Texas Hill Country wedding, and choosing it as our venue was the best decision we made for our wedding! The staff is an absolute dream and they truly care about your wedding. They are encouraging, flexible, and will respond to emails and phone calls almost immediately. They were so fun to work with and helped ease any wedding planning stress.
We have received so many compliments about how beautiful our venue was, and the ceremony and reception went off without a hitch because of the amazing staff. If I had to plan my wedding all over again, I would choose Memory Lane in a heartbeat!
We had our wedding at Memory Lane and it was perfect from the day we went to look for the first time. I had a great feeling we'd be taken care of from our first meeting. The staff was always quick to respond to emails, they were always friendly and helpful, and the day of our wedding could not have gone smoother. They went above and beyond to make sure we had nothing to worry about and made sure we enjoyed every second of our special day! The grounds, reception hall and lodge were wonderful! I cannot count how many of our guests have commented on how beautiful our venue was! Our wedding was perfect thanks to an awesome staff and beautiful location.
The girls at Memory Lane are so wonderful to work with! I had most of my interactions with Gaby and Thalia and both are responsive, helpful, and most of all excited for you!
We originally booked Memory Lane because we loved the idea of an outdoor hill county wedding and the on site lodge was the perfect way to have an after party. Even though my heart was set on an outdoor ceremony, the day of the wedding it was clear that it was going to rain and everything needed to be moved inside. Honestly I think the event was BETTER inside than it would have been outside. When all the guests had to stay inside the atmosphere was intimate and cozy. It also forced people on the dance floor who might have otherwise hung out outside!
The only negative comment I have about the venue is that the check-in time is impossible to work with.
My wedding was over day light savings time so the girls even let me check in an hour earlier than normal (1pm instead of 2pm) even with this extra hour we ran into issues because the hotel check out is noon. I found it very stressful to have such little time between venue check-in and our event and the awkward empty hour where we had to be out of the hotel and couldn't go to the venue.
I have to admit, I wasn't completely wowed by ML when we first toured it because some of it seemed a little worn compared to other venues we checked out, but we decided to book it anyways because it was a great value and layout and had little design elements we enjoyed and above all their staff was very welcoming and inviting. The more times we visited, the more the place grew on me, and in the end I was so happy that we picked ML for our wedding.
I'm not joking around, this was the best decision (other then marrying my husband) that we made about the big day!
The entire staff at Memory Lane would help us with anything that came up, and I was always welcome to ask them for/about anything!!!
We booked with them two years in advance, and that was such a smart decision. They have grown in popularity and have upgraded the venue so much since we first booked. (Everything for the better- of course)
I had family, friends and guests ranting about how amazing the venue was and how much they loved it!
Also- to top all of that off, they had a house for all of the family and bridal party to stay in for the weekend!! (we all came from out of town). It really made the entire weekend so joyful!!!
They will definitely be staff that we keep in contact with and check up on because we gained friendships with them all.
We decided to go with Memory Lane because they were the most reasonably priced and included tables and chairs for the reception for up to 175. It was amazing to us how many venues charged for this when they owned the tables and chairs and kept them on site! ML also provides accommodations for up to 16 people for the night of, which is very convenient. We asked our wedding party to stay there with us since they had spent so much money on suits and dresses and travel. The girls at ML are awesome. My BIGGEST regret is that I didn't go with their coordinating service. I tried to save $250 and went with an acquaintance of mine. Hugest mistake. Those girls know their venue and have done so many weddings, they know what you need and how to make your day flawless. I did use their floral company. They were a little pricey but willing to work with us on that.
ML has a gorgeous outdoor ceremony site that we fell in love with and all year, planned for our ceremony to be under that beautiful pagota. Of course...it turned out to be 37 degrees, so we had to move it inside. :( The indoor ceremony was very nice, and I know some brides actually choose that one over the outdoor site. The only thing I wished could have been better was the lighting, but not much you can do about that...can't create outdoor lighting indoors..
Overall, I would definitely recommend ML to any couple looking for a classy, rustic wedding.
Memory Lane Event Center has it all. It is the perfect backdrop for a rustic, romantic Hill Country wedding, but what really sets the venue above the rest is the staff. The team of coordinators at Memory Lane is a lean mean wedding planning machine. They have checklists, best practices, and timelines to share with any bride and do everything they can to turn your dreams into a reality.
Most importantly, they work together in a way that overlaps and leaves nothing to question or interpretation. It doesn’t matter who you speak to or when you speak to them, your request is logged and everyone is kept in the loop regarding any changes made. It’s truly amazing.
Everyone’s wedding day is overwhelming, but I could rest assured that our months and months of planning were in good hands. The additional coordinator service is worth every dime because the girls assigned to our wedding guided us through the entire weekend from the rehearsal on Friday to check out on Sunday.
Last, rain or shine, the staff at Memory Lane will do everything they can to execute your vision. An arctic blast came through the night before our rehearsal and it was 28 degrees when we tied the knot. The staff at Memory Lane has a rain/cold weather plan that they can execute when push comes to shove and our ceremony was lovely. (They also have their own back-up generator in case power is lost, which is a huge plus!)
Overall, I have nothing but positive memories of working with the gals at Memory Lane and stunning photography from our wedding day that will last a lifetime!
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Memory Lane Event Center
A hilltop setting on 18 acres surrounded by 100-year-old oak trees and built with beautiful, rustic cedar and stone. Weekend getaway packages provide 3 days and 2 nights to celebrate with friends and family. We can hold up to 250 people in our pavilion and 15 overnight guests in our lodge and suites
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Site Fee, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Inn/B&B, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
Memory Lane Event Center's twitter
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