What can I say about Lillian and the Austin Club family? Top notch people plus a one-of-a-kind facility equals one amazing wedding experience. I knew that I wanted to book the Austin Club for my reception based solely on what I had seen online,...
but seeing the facility in person and meeting the lovely Lillian put me over the edge. Walking up the staircase and seeing the ballroom for the first time is a magical experience. From the gorgeous chandeliers to the rich mahogany bar, the ballroom is breathtaking.
Lillian and her staff took such good care of me and made my wedding planning experience smooth sailing. This was quite a feat since I planned my wedding during my final year of law school and while studying for the bar. Lillian has excellent taste which only comes from years of experience in the wedding industry. She knows her facility up and down and provides excellent advice on what works and what does not. My wedding would not have been a success without her!
Oh my goodness, the FOOD! I had been told the food at the Austin Club was amazing, but I was still blown away. The menu options are so tantalizing that it took my husband and I weeks to narrow down the menu to 4 hot and 4 cold appetizers. Unlike other weddings I have been to where the bride and groom served appetizers, these sumptuous snacks were extremely filling. We had pulled-pork sliders, kobe beef sliders, crab cakes, delicious salmon on a wonton crisps, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, caprese skewers, an heirloom tomato bruschetta, and bacon-wrapped chicken jalapeno bites (a la George's crazy wings for the Baylor fans out there). Plus, Lillian made sure that my husband and I actually got to enjoy our food. Before we joined the rest of the party upstairs, we had our own private dinner.
Another thing I loved about the Austin Club was its size. Since we were getting married in August, it was important to find a venue that could accommodate a large number of people inside. Some other venues could hold large numbers, but the party would be broken up into several rooms. We had about 200 guests attend our wedding, and everyone could enjoy it in while in the same room. Which reminds me - the Austin Club just got gorgeous new gold chiavari chairs! We were actually the first wedding that got to use them! They looked amazing with our silver, gray, and yellow accents.
For the crafty brides (or brides with crafty mothers like me), the Austin Club is very accommodating of the personal touches you want to add to your reception. We dropped off our stuff the day before and then set up the morning of the wedding.
In all, the Austin Club is the perfect venue for the bride that wants a classic and timeless wedding. I wanted my wedding venue to be beautiful on its own, without the need of added decorations. There is not a more beautiful ballroom in Austin. Also, its downtown location is fun for guests after the bride and groom have left. One of my favorite memories is seeing our wedding guests heading out to 6th Street to keep the party going after the reception was over.
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