63 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!
I loved Memory Lane. From the moment I saw the place I fell in love and knew this is where my wedding would be. The location was gorgeous and the perfect size for my friends and family. The staff was amazing and helped me every last step of the way. The only thing I didn't like was how fast the wedding went by :( I would recommend this to any Ranch Chic style wedding, it was perfect for mine!
I just married the man of my dreams at Memory Lane on Fri, Nov. 7th! I can honestly say, these folks did an outstanding and remarkable job to make our perfect day just as we imagined. From the very first meeting to the last, they were efficient and extremely prompt on responding to questions or concerns we had. I do not live in the Austin area, so they made sure to schedule appointments around my travel plans. They kept me updated on new plans as they came up via email. I would highly suggest this venue and the Memory lane staff to any bride looking for the perfect, secluded, rustic venue!
P.S.: the lodging for friends and family afterwards was so much fun! :)
Memory Lane was the perfect spot for our wedding. It was the last venue we looked at and instantly knew that THIS was where we HAD to be married. Words cannot express the happiness my husband and I have as we are sitting here reminiscing about the picture perfect day we experienced at Memory Lane celebrating our brand new marriage with all of our friends and family. The staff was very patient, friendly, and most importantly informative throughout the wedding planning process. They were very prompt with emails and kind reminders for us throughout the year and a half we worked with them. The day of wedding coordinator is a MUST! The day of your wedding is a whirlwind and the staff makes everything easy and stress free. The lodging is wonderful and worked out well us and all of our out of town family members. We used the in-house DJ (Joshua was awesome) as well as several other in house options. All of the guests had a wonderful time and we still get compliments on the beautiful venue! Memory Lane is a fabulous place to have a wedding and the value cannot be beat!
Memory Lane was the perfect choice for our wedding and I would recommend them to anyone (and already have!). We first looked at Memory Lane because we wanted a venue that had the hill country rustic charm, but also affordable, and we totally got it with Memory Lane. When we toured everyone was excited and proud of their venue, which made me even more excited. We booked that day because I knew it was the perfect spot.
Between the gorgeous outdoor ceremony site to the beautiful rustic indoor reception site, the whole property was beautiful and well maintained. One cool feature they have is overnight lodging. We didn’t use it since we lived close enough to the venue, but it was a great space to have the day of, and definitely helpful for those who have a lot of out of town guests.
The best thing about Memory Lane was the communication. Communication is very important to me. I am a quick at responding to emails and I get antsy when others aren’t. Memory Lane was my dream vendor when it came to communicating. They were ALWAYS quick to respond to emails, always friendly, and never made me feel like I was asking too many questions (even though I was). Every time I made a change to something, which was often, they were quick to get new invoices to me and happy to make any adjustments to the plan.
I was never once worried how the wedding day would go. I tend to be a slight control freak, but I felt completely confident in the coordinators to handle everything. We had the rehearsal the day before and it was quick and easy (once my family stopped talking and getting distracted). On the actual day, everything was perfect and beautiful. They were so helpful, on top of things, and excited for me. They made me feel very special on my big day and made sure that everything went smoothly. I couldn’t be happier with how the day went. Everything was so organized and beyond my expectations. A lot of guests kept telling me and my family how perfect it all was too. Thank you Memory Lane for making my wedding dreams come true! :)
I am so inlove with memomry lane event center and the fantastic staff! I got married here almost a month ago and there is not a day that goes by that I dont think about this place and how amazing my wedding day was..... All thanks to Thalia, Rachel, Gabby and Sydney! These ladies were SO helpfull not only for the wedding day but for the whole process! ANY time I called in and had a question or needed help with somthing while planning they were there always there ready to help. I love how personable all these ladies are and how quick they were with everything! I never felt presured or upsold They were so understanding of my budget and gave great ideas and advice! As for the venue.... GO LOOK! It was the first and ONLY venue I looked at! After rachel took me for a tour and walked me room for room and helped me envisioned it I was in ahhh!! That was it! The perfect place for my wedding day! I didnt even go to my apointment I had afterwards to look at another venue. Its so peacefully out there and so well kept. The ceremony space and reception is just beautifull. Me and my husband choose the in house DJ, bartender, security, and day of cordinators! We also got our flowers through wild bunches and they did an amazing job!! I have nothing but great things to say about memory lane and thier team! And our wedding day was evreything we wanted and more!! Our guest are still talking about how great that day was and I cant thank yall enough!!
Memory Lane is one of the most beautiful venues we have ever seen! The setting is amazing because you really feel like you're alone in the hill country but conveniently you're still so close to Austin and Dripping Springs. We looked at many venues before we decided to go with Memory Lane. I had attended a few events there before and also did hair and makeup for weddings there so I knew how beautiful it was but I was worried I would have all those weddings in my mind and not be able to see it as my wedding venue. Any other venue we toured though I couldn't help but compare to ML. I loved so much about that place. The bridal suite most importantly, it's very open and you can look out onto the ceremony site to see your guests arriving. It's perfect for getting ready with all your bridesmaids too, perfect room for some great pre-wedding photos, and easy for your hair/makeup artist (which they will appreciate, I know!) A completely separate grooms suite, so the guys have a great place to get ready but no worries of him seeing you. Outdoor paved ceremony site: you don't have to worry about the condition of the grass or about any bugs crawling on your feet and up your dress. The lodge for the bridal party ( or whoever you'd like) to spend the night. That's just a few of the things that were must haves on my dream venue list but no place seemed to have them all, except Memory Lane. So I decided to take the tour and it only took about 5 seconds for me to realize that it would feel like my own and it was perfect. We had a couple meetings to put together all the details. They were great at helping me put my dream wedding vision together. I sent a million emails and the girls always responded quickly and were always so sweet! It was great using the in house floral, Wild Bunches, too.
Memory Lane could not have been any more wonderful on the actual wedding day! The pavilion looked amazing! They brought everything in my mind and what we had talked about to life. Everyone is so sweet out there so it just makes it fun to be around them and makes you feel very at ease. We had Rachel, Gaby and Abby as our coordinators for the ceremony and they were so great. Abby waited upstairs with me until it was time for me to walk down the aisle and she was so helpful in keeping me calm! Rachel and Abby were at the reception and just amazing! Rachel was so on top of things, I never had to worry about anything! They just told us where we needed to be or what we needed to do while they made sure everything was going smoothly and on schedule. I can be a bit of a stresser so it was really nice not worrying about what time it was or what was happening! If anything went wrong (which I don't think it did) they must've fixed it right away and did a great job of not letting me find out! I'm so thankful for those girls being there for us. It definitely wouldn't have gone the same without them! I know if I had gone with any other venue I would've been disappointed and wishing I'd gone with ML. It really was a dream come true day and I owe so much of that to Thalia, Rachel, Gaby, Abby, and all the girls of Memory Lane. Thank you so much!!!
My husband and I recently got married at Memory Lane's new venue, La Hacienda. We were so confident in the Memory Lane staff that we booked our date before the venue was even completed. They were wonderful at keeping us up to date on the progress, which was important to us because we live four hours away. Every person that we interacted with at Memory Lane was professional and caring; we could tell they truly wanted our wedding to be special. All communications were answered quickly and they made sure to get the TV hooked up in the groom's suite so that the guys wouldn't feel the need to go elsewhere until the last minute lol
La Hacienda is truly beautiful. The limited pictures available so far really don't do it justice, and they are still making improvements. I was very impressed with how well thought out the layout was, number of electrical outlets available, etc.
I cannot say enough about the staff. They are a huge reason why the day of the wedding I had NO STRESS. Seriously. The only thing I stressed about was that my gift to my new mother-in-law got left at the hotel. Thalia was A-Mazing. She definitely went above and beyond for us. My friend/unofficial wedding coordinator is still raving about how easy Thalia made things for her. She's worked with a LOT of venues and she said by far, Memory Lane has been the best. The coordinator package was absolutely worth it. Everything ran smoothly and on time.
Additional services include DJ, bartenders and onsite florist (Wild Bunches).
I heard over and over again how beautiful and how perfect our wedding was. Our guests had a wonderful time and kept saying it was like a fairytale. If you're looking to get married in the hill country, you won't find a better place. I started with a list of 102 venues and Memory Lane/La Hacienda outshone them all.
Memory Lane was absolutely perfect for our wedding! This was the first and only venue we looked at. My husband and I live in Houston but both love the Hill Country, and wanted a venue that captured the beauty of it and Memory Lane did just that. The outdoor ceremony site is absolutely gorgeous and there is always a breeze so even in the hottest summers, its fine. The reception pavilion is beautiful and needs little to no decoration. Our wedding party loved the house and the pool and had a great time the night of the wedding. The staff was always helpful and put up with my indecisiveness. We made multiple trips there for no reason other than planning out decorations and they were always welcoming and answered any questions we had. Even outside of regular business hours, my emails were answered quickly, even the ones with completely pointless questions.
If you're looking for a great venue with good value, this is your place! It's such a simple venue, but absolutely perfect if you want to capture the charm of the Hill Country. So many of our guests complimented us on it and everyone had a great time. I have no complaints at all!
Memory Lane made our wedding experience amazing! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful, and the staff are warm, flexible, and supportive. They always responded to emails and phone calls very promptly. Memory Lane helped make my wedding planning experience fun and fulfilling. I would not hesitate to recommend them!
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!!
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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
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