34 total reviews
My husband and I just got married here, and our wedding was like a dream! Everyone told us how beautiful the place was and we couldn't agree more. Sidonee and Larry, the owners, and their son were incredibly sweet, flexible, and helpful throughout the whole process. We wouldn't have wanted to work with anyone else! The venue isn't cheap, but the value is incredible, they even have their own on staff DJ/coordinator who is fantastic.
I had my wedding at The Vista on Seward Hill. I have never seen a place transform quite as amazing as this one did. The wedding was absolutely magical and amazing. It is an outdoor venue with options of indoor dining and reception. Sidonnee and Larry are so sweet and very flexible to work with. The only reason they may not be flexible is if they have weddings booked the morning of the wedding or at the time of the Rehearsal. You have to choose one of their food caterer's or pay an additional fee, but their caterers are all good, so it shouldn't be an issue. We used our own wedding planner and DJ, but they do offer a day of coordinator and DJ when you sign up with the venue. I absolutely loved this venue and have been showered with so many compliments on how this is the most beautiful wedding that some of the guests had ever been to! The ONLY hiccup we had was that we wanted to provide transportation for the guests and had to use 30 passenger vans rather than buses because buses cannot get up the hill. Was NOT an issue at all though, because we knew beforehand! Our wedding was late February and the weather was PERFECT.
I knew the Vista was the perfect place for our wedding as soon as we got on site. It's absolutely stunning and my guests all said it was the most beautiful wedding they've ever been to. The owners Larry and Sidonee are super sweet, and Anthony the DJ/day of coordinator is great at making sure everything goes according to plan and you stay on your timeline, which can be difficult with so many people in such a big place. Overall, we couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out. Love the Vista on Seward Hill! If you want to impress your guests, this is definitely the place to do it!
From the day we toured the venue, Sidonee and her husband were amazing - very knowledgeable about their venue, could recommend someone for everything you need, and were incredibly helpful when needed, but stayed in the background as well. Their son, Sean, was starting his lighting business and did a fantastic job with our chandeliers and venue lighting - we received SO many compliments from guests regarding the beautiful setup. This venue doesn't need a lot of additions due to its natural beauty and landscape. They are always improving/changing something up, however, you will never see construction! Wonderful people to work with, I would highly reccommed The Vista on Seward Hill!!
My husband and I recently go married Sunday September 28, 2014. I was beyond nervous, but Sidonee and Larry were the best. Attentive to our needs, and reassured my husband and I that everything was going to be ok, and it was. The venue alone had our guests awe struck, and the venue staff were awesome. Even the venue's pet Bentley was awesome. My experience with this venue was just great. I will tell any bride to use The Vista on Seward Hill for the experience and for the professionalism. I love the owners to death they made my experience the best day of my life.
My husband and I got married at the Vista on Seward Hill in July and it was absolutely perfect. We knew it was the right place for our special day the first time we visited. Our guests loved the venue - It has the perfect combination of elegance and Austin charm! Everyone at the Vista was a pleasure to work with....the owners, Larry and Sidonee, DJ and master of ceremony Anthony, and also Sean with Austin Event Lighting. We selected one of their recommended caterers, Pascal's Catering. Dan and his team took care of all the details so that we could enjoy the celebration. They all worked extremely hard to ensure our day would be magical.
When I was looking for a venue I wanted somewhere that was different from the typical hotel style venues. When I toured The Vista I knew it was the one, with the gorgeous greenery, sculptures, the old trees, fountains, and the amazing breeze it was the full package. On my wedding day the weather was amazing and the chandeliers in the trees added an extra sparkle. The best part of the venue is how Larry and Sidonee make you feel at home, my main reason for choosing the Vista was because of them. They were they every step of the way to help in any way possible. Sean with AEL lighting was awesome he made my big day extra special with cool lightings and the beautiful chandeliers in the trees. Anthony was very very helpful with the music and was there to make our planning process less stressful. Im so happy that I chose The Vista and hope to go back for my one year anniversary. If you are looking for a venue that is like no other you should choose the Seward's! Thank you so much my special day was just like I imagined it would be.
The Vista on Seward Hill is by far one of the best venues in the Austin area. Everything we were looking for was at one location. My fiancé and I had friends who were married at VOSH and it was amazing! Absolute stunning indoor/ outdoor venue that would work for any type of wedding. Everything ran smoothly and professionally with no hiccups. I was 100% sure after witnessing such a magical celebration that that is where I wanted to be married. Sidonee and her staff are way beyond exceptional when it comes to questions or returning emails. They are so prompt and helpful that it makes this whole experience so enjoyable. VOSH is a top notch venue with the best coordinators one could only dream of.
My daughter got married here in May and it could not have gone any
better. She feel in love with the place the moment she saw it. It feels
very personal. Also, as a bonus, they provide a DJ (Anthony) who is very professional and makes everything flow beautifully really eliminating the need for a day of coordinator. We could not have had
a better experience.
The Vista on Seward Hill is the perfect venue. My husband and I just got married there in May and we could not have loved it more. It is so beautiful. Everything flowed very well (the DJ was great!) and I loved that we got to stay in one location for the ceremony, dinner and dancing. I highly recommend this venue!
The Vista was the PERFECT place for our wedding!! It was so amazing! All of the guests kept asking..."where did you find this venue?!" It was the perfect combination of outside and inside options we needed. We could not have asked for a better venue! It has so many great features, from the beautiful setting for the outside ceremony, to the beautiful room for the bride to get ready in. Owner, Sidonee was quick in getting the deposit back to us as well. I have been to many many weddings, and this place blows everything out of the water. I highly recommend this place
We had our wedding at this incredible venue in August, the sweetest couple that own this venue always returned phone calls and worked hard to make our day perfect. The venue has so much natural beauty it does not take much for decorations. It is a must see venue if your shopping for a venue, you will not be disappointed. Now let me brag for them about a very talented man that makes your special day go off without any problems. His name is Anthony, he is your music specialist and day off coordinator he is very talented and knowledgable in what he does, he has such a professional and great fun personality. He made our day that much more special and we are thankful The Vista on Seward Hill has him.
Simply, a wonderfully picturesque setting full of character.
The owners are invested in your day. Anthony is a wonderful MC.
The photographer and video-grapher's loved this location. Their job was made easy because of the location and its charm and features.
It was an easy choice really!
I chose Vista on Seward Hill as the Venue for my December 7 wedding reception. It was the first venue on my list to visit, but it did not take long to realize this was the ideal spot for our wedding party. The venue is beautiful and has a classical, romantic vibe that goes along with my Greek themed wedding. Sean is very pleasant, professional and responsive in all of his communications. I appreciate how helpful he has been. The overall cost is higher than some other places, but it comes with all the tables and chairs you will need, plus a margarita machine, a bubble machine, an AV system with microphone, as well as a DJ - so it is more convenient than having to rent or book all those items. The venue has a required list of caterers that you must use, but all are top tier caterers within Austin and there are enough to where you can find one that fits your tastes and budget. I am looking forward to the remaining weeks of planning ahead and cannot wait to see the Vista decorated up for our dream wedding.
I fell I love with this the first time we visited! It was only the second venue we visited and I knew immediately that I had to get married here! VOSH exceeded my expectations. On the day of our wedding the venue was beyond my imagination. It was so beautiful. The service was amazing and made me feel so special. I would pick this venue for my wedding a 1000 times over.
The Vista on Seward Hill is a fabulous venue. From the beautiful, lush, well manicured grounds to the gorgeous in door facilities, this is the place for the wedding of your dreams. The lovely outdoor ceremony site is canopied with beautiful oak trees to provide a cool shady location even in the heat of summer. Larry and Sidonne, the owners, are the two most accommodating and personable people, from your first visit to the venue until the big day. A big bonus at The Vista is the DJ/Coordinator, Anthony! He is amazing! He makes sure the rehearsal and the entire wedding ceremony runs smoothly without any worries. Highly recommend The Vista on Seward Hill.
This venue has it all... Charm, beauty and just great staff. From day one we felt nothing but love from this group! All my guests were just in awww of the beauty this place. The DJ keep the music upbeat (at my request) and my guests never got off the dance floor... he did a great job of just keeping everyone engaged and the flow was awesome. This was a gay wedding and so it was important to us that everyone in attendance (including the vendors) were comfortable and supportive... This place didnt let us down one bit! If you dont use this venue you are missing out on the beauty of the hillcountry and the comfort of the staff that makes you and your guests want to come back for more.
I first saw photos of The Vista in an Austin magazine and had to see it. Once I visited during their Wednesday open house, I was done with my venue search. My first and last stop, it was that easy. It photographs so well and is even more impressive in person. I loved the dedication that the owners have to the business. It definitely shows in the quality of the venue and the great recommendations. I was happy to use other vendors that were recommended by the Vista because they knew the venue so well and everything went perfectly. The in-house DJ was also an added perk. Anthony is great at what he does and catered to all of our music and coordination requests. I received so many compliments on the wedding venue, I had no regrets. I had some hesitations on having limited catering options without an additional fee, but it was worth it. I was very happy with the options and it saved me some time.
Jeremy and I got married at VoSH this past February, and our day was everything we wanted it to be. Larry and Sidonee were very easy-going with eyes for the small details, which made the planning and execution of our wedding very simple for us. And the wedding coordinator from VoSH kept the transitions from ceremony to food to dancing to cake very smooth. We were able to visit with our guests without feeling rushed.
After the wedding, our guests were only complimentary, saying that it was a beautiful venue with great service. My mother asked if we could have a party like that every year. I said sure - if she wanted to help pay for it every year. :)
VoSH also encourages couples to visit any time they want, especially on the anniversary of the wedding. We plan on going back in February with a little picnic and bubbly to celebrate and visit.
We got married at Vista on Seward Hill (VOSH) a few months ago . One of the first things I wanted to do when we got back from our honeymoon was to write a comment about our experience with VOSH. My husband and I talked about our wedding and did not have ANYTHING negative to say. We were so happy with the pre-wedding experience and our wedding experience that we feel we should share our details. I am a very detail-oriented person, so I will be specific.
(1) We walked into VOSH looking for a great place to get married and within 2 minutes, I looked at my future husband and said “this is THE place!” Sidonee actually encouraged us to look at other venues since we’d only looked at a few other places. However, I knew this was the perfect place for us.
(2) Sidonee and Larry answered questions and understood what we wanted for our wedding during our first meeting. They interpreted our style without many questions and made recommendations on colors for tablecloths, flowers, colors, lanterns, etc. The process was EASY.
(3) VOSH was always responsive through e-mail or phone calls. If either my husband or I made a phone call, we’d get a return call or an e-mail acknowledging whatever we had a question about. Yes, I had many questions/clarifications.
(4) The different rooms within VOSH were incredible: dining room, dancing and cake-cutting room, or outdoors for those that wanted to be in the beautiful surroundings. All the rooms are close enough that no one was too far apart. It was all about variety for our guests.
(5) The grounds were very well-kept. We had our wedding outdoors in July. The temperature was fine. VOSH is on a hill and the breeze made the temperature much cooler (yes, really).
(6) The caterers that VOSH recommended were all great. We called all of them, gathered information, and decided on Rosemary’s Catering. If interested, check out our recommendation for Rosemary’s Catering. They were awesome as well.
(7) Anthony is the DJ for VOSH. He initially was not available for our wedding date. However, he changed his plans so he could be there for our wedding. We were so grateful for this. He made the night perfect along with the venue. He suggested songs to play and had many people on the dance floor at our wedding that do NOT dance. He had the schedule down, was always polite, and kept the timeline on-track. WOW ! Sean helped tremendously as well with last minute questions and help.
(8) For our wedding day, our experience exceeded expectations. We walked in before the wedding and did nothing but relax and enjoy our friends and family. A wedding takes a lot of planning. VOSH made this SO much easier!
So, if you are looking for a great place to get married, we would highly recommend VOSH. It’s close to Austin and the suburbs and has the feel of Austin with its natural beauty. Guests get the vibe of Austin through VOSH’s beauty with the convenience of the city.
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Magnificent West Austin Venue
The Vista on Seward Hill offers a picturesque setting for a lavish and elegant wedding day. The grounds are filled with waterfalls, ponds, flower gardens and statues. Old World Atmosphere makes The Vista on Seward Hill a setting where events are never forgotten!
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Site Fee, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013