The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Palm Door on Sabine in Austin, Texas, is an urban loft event space with neutral-toned walls and hardwood floors to allow the couple to achieve the wedding atmosphere of their dreams. There is ample scope for themed decorating or the space can be left untouched for an equally beautiful minimalist ambiance. Palm Door on Sabine's location in downtown Austin is convenient for access to accommodation.
Main room. The main room is suitable for a seated reception of 150 guests or a cocktail reception of 225 guests. It can be used for the ceremony and then quickly furnished for the reception by staff while guests enjoy a cocktail hour on the patio. The 14-foot vaulted ceiling is strung with exposed light bulbs and has industrial-style hanging lights.
Patio. This is an outdoor space for cocktail hours or intimate ceremonies. The patio features unvarnished timber decking and can be decorated with attractive rugs. If the main room and the patio are both used for a wedding, they can together accommodate 350 standing guests.
What You Should Know
The rental of Palm Door on Sabine is for 10 hours. The furniture inclusions are 150 fruit-wood folding chairs, 15 round tables and seven cocktail tables. The bar and patio areas are included in the rental rate.
External vendors are welcome or Palm Door on Sabine staff can arrange these for the couple. It is usual for the venue to handle any linen and furniture orders, including set up and tear down. Palm Door on Sabine is very amenable to the venue being decorated but request that guidelines are followed.
All audio/visual equipment must be hired and set up. Live bands and DJs are permitted and can play in both the main room and on the patio.
Pink Avocado is the in-house caterer at Palm Door on Sabine. They are an Austin-based event catering company that also provides the beverage and bar-tending services at this venue. The couple can arrange their own alcohol, but it must be served by Pink Avocado bartenders. External caterers are not permitted access to Pink Avocado's kitchen; however, a temporary prep station can be set up. External caterers are subject to approval by Palm Door on Sabine and there is an additional fee.
Bookings require a signed contract and deposit of 50 percent of the rental fee. A refundable security deposit and the balance of the rental fee are due two weeks prior to the wedding.
There is no private parking. Parking is metered and is also available at the Austin Convention Center garage. Palm Door on Sabine allow couples to hire valet services.
Noteworthy inclusions and offers at Palm Door on Sabine include:
- bridal room and private bathroom
- onsite manager for day of wedding
- site visits prior to booking
- exclusive venue use
From the Vendor
Hip, Downtown Urban Space
Originally built in 1936 as a Victorian cabinet makers studio, it has also housed Austin Theatrical Supply Company & City Grill, and now the Palm Door. A 3,000 square foot main loft space with a beautiful wooden deck that looks over Waller Creek. Its a hidden Austin gem, great for weddings!
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Museum, Loft
Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
A Dream WeddingReviewed on 9/26/2013 Krista F
My husband and I waited six years before we finally tied the knot. And looking back just a couple of weeks after we did, we can't imagine why we didn't do it sooner ... but I think part of it was we just needed to find the right people to work with. We've always wanted a small wedding and I'd always imagined an outdoor setting. But we love Palm Door—it is, as they say, a blank canvas and we were able to do so much with it. Mariah is a joy to work with, not only did she understand what we wanted, she was able to put us in contact with our other vendors who made our day so much more than we could have ever imagined. She also knows how to put everyone at ease, which couldn't be more welcomed on a day when your nerves are kickin! Since we knew we wanted a small wedding, Mariah and the team at Bird Dog Wedding were able to figure out a way for us to have it outside and it was GORGEOUS!!!! There were about 70 guests, so we had two rows of chairs for immediate family and those with special needs, while the rest of our friends and family stood just behind them and I have to say, it helped give the super relaxed feeling we were going for, while also remaining intimate. It was truly perfect. I wish I could post photos so you all could see it! And inside was just as gorgeous as outside. We went with a family-style layout. It lent itself to the bohemian feel we were going for. Which brings me back to Mariah, we couldn't have done any of this without her help and expertise. She helped us plan everything from the layout to helping with our timeline. She also put us in contact with the team that helped make our day so unbelievable. I really can't describe a more perfect wedding day and it made us realize why we'd waited so long. It was to get married here, at Palm Door—in the heart of my favorite city in the world. We are still in awe of just how beautiful everything was and will recommend this venue to anyone who wants to get married in Austin!!!
Awesome venue + service!Reviewed on 8/06/2013 Emily S
I've been involved in many events at Palm Door and have such a great experience each time! The space is a beautiful blank canvas to make your own. The ceiling has a ton of beams to hang your fun decor from. Mariah at Palm Door is also amazing! She's very helpful, informative, and responsive - overall excellent customer service. Just love working with her! You are in good hands with Mariah. Looking forward to my next event there!
A great space!!!Reviewed on 6/18/2013 Katherine B
We had our wedding here in May and it was awesome. The space was exactly what we were looking for and Mariah and the rest of the staff were extremely easy to work with. I cannot recommend this place enough!
I recently had my wedding reception at the Palm Door. The event space was perfect for our wedding (around 100 guests) and created the intimate and relaxed atmosphere we were looking for. We primarily worked with Shannon through the planning process and she was very responsive and accommodating - she coordinated our linen rental and was extremely helpful throughout. The venue is at a great location downtown that is convenient, particularly for out-of-town guests. One note is that we had 12 tables for a seated dinner and had to flip 3 in order to make room for a dance floor. I think any more than 120 people would be difficult to be seated comfortably for a dinner. It worked extremely well for our wedding, but I don't think it would have for the 150 we were originally thinking. But for intimate, casual weddings, the space is absolutely perfect.
My fiancé and I had the misfortune of our original downtown venue cancel us 17 days prior to our wedding. I contacted Palm Door in hopes of using their space. They were extremely accommodating, very kind an prompt to get us a quote. Though, the venue was smaller than what we needed for our already planned wedding- we will certainly use this venue in the future!
We loved working with the Palm Door! The space is absolutely beautiful and was perfect for the wedding of our dreams. This was the first place we found after google searching "Austin Wedding Venues" and I'm so happy we choose to have our wedding here. Shannon was an excellent event manager to work with and the team there helped ensure our wedding went great.
This venue was perfect and the service from the staff throughout the process was spot on. I was nervous about the size, but it ended up being perfect. They say 150 max, but I think that would be pretty tight. We had 12 tables set up and ended up striking three of them for the dance portion of the night. So, 9 tables looks really, really good. We ended up with about 105 people and that's a great size for the space. We could have probably had 10-15 more and it still would have been comfortable. The space itself is so charming and the staff is so chill about decorations and getting in early to set up. It's pricey for its size, but in the end, I think it is a good value because of how great it looked and how easy it was to work with the staff. We had our dream wedding here and were so happy with the Palm Door. I can't imagine a venue I would have liked better.
Beautiful, intimate venue for ceremony and/or reception!Reviewed on 12/10/2015 Phillip J
Our experience with Palm Door on Sabine has been nothing less than stellar! Jessie is super fun, very helpful and responsive, and doesn't blink an eye at our never-ending questions! It was important for us that our wedding ceremony and reception venue be somewhere unique that doesn't require a ton of work to make it feel special and also a venue supportive of the LGBTQ community. Palm Door on Sabine is definitely both!! We highly recommend booking your event here - you won't be disappointing. Also, go ahead and book the in-house caterer, Pink Avocado, as well. They work closely together and the food is delicious! Update: We learned a couple days before the event that Jessie was no longer with Palm Door, which was a bummer since we were so excited to work with her. Shannon filled in for her and was also really nice. Based on our experience the day of the wedding, the venue has decided to institute a couples meeting with the actual day-of venue manager, which we HIGHLY recommend in order to ensure all details are communicated and roles and responsibilities are outlined clearly. We had a few hiccups the day of, but definitely nothing major and ultimately the venue looked incredible and everyone had a FANTASTIC time. The warm, intimate atmosphere that can be created very easily at Palm Door just can't be beaten. Definitely recommend.
My wedding night was so perfect in every way! Palm Door on Sabine was the perfect venue for us and it could make it our own, coming as a relatively black slate. At night, the venue is so romantic with a touch of candlelit. Plus, working with Jessie was easy and relaxed. If you are looking for a shabby chic spot for a wedding reception in the downtown area- I highly recommend checking Palm Door on Sabine out!
Lovely, versatile spaceReviewed on 6/11/2014 Brittani W
We had a wonderful time at our Palm Door wedding. This versatile venue is so rustic and easy to accessorize. You can easily adapt this beautiful space to fit into whatever theme you can dream up. We opted to keep it simple and not bring in any wall or ceiling decorations, and the place still looked fabulous. Mariah was accessible and super cooperative with our requests leading up to our event, and Heather was so helpful the day of. And with Pink Avocado (FOOD SO GOOD) right there on site, it makes for an excellently organized crew. I would highly recommend them for any type of event!
Great Wedding Experience with the Palm DoorReviewed on 11/11/2013 Alisha L
From beginning to end I had a wonderful experience working with Mariah and the Palm Door. We had a beautiful wedding, and Mariah made it much easier for that to happen. She was prompt on answering my questions and also had great recommendations for set up, layout, etc. I would definitely recommend this venue for a wedding or other event!
Wonderful experience!Reviewed on 11/11/2013
The Palm Door was a beautiful venue for our wedding in many ways! The staff were unbelievable; they were very helpful and always prompt with communications. The venue was organized and made prepping a breeze, and the changeover between the reception and ceremony was handled very quickly. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone!
BEST ONE-OF-A-KIND VENUEReviewed on 10/28/2013 Hans-Michael S
My (new) husband and I held our October 19, 2013 wedding reception at the Palm Door and it truly was a dream come true. Mariah and the Palm Door staff were more than accommodating and helped make our vision a reality. SO many of our guests were in awe at the Austin gem that is the Palm Door. We had guests come up to us asking how we found out about the venue, how more weddings should be personalized like ours (and not stuffy), among many other comments. The Palm Door truly does have a liberal decorating policy so we were able to make the place our own. For a couple that used DIY to the fullest, this was perfect. We had a handmade sign out front, paper lanterns hanging, customized canvas art on the walls, deck furniture, a candy buffet, photo booth, tealights, among many other details. We absolutely loved this freedom to express our creativity. We also want to praise Mariah. We could always count on her to provide speedy responses to my frequent questions. This was invaluable since we were planning our wedding from 1500 miles away. Mariah made the entire process seamless, and we appreciated it so much. The only minor hiccup was regarding the layout. Early on we had planned for some space in the front of the room for the designated dances--first dance, father/daughter, etc. Instead, the tables were spread out which did not allow for much room. Despite this, the Palm Door staff was gracious enough to help move one of the tables back and when it came down to breaking down the front row of tables, the process was efficient. Overall, we could not be happier with choosing the Palm Door. It allowed us to express our creativity and have the intimate, personalized reception we wanted. We recommend the Palm Door for ANY event!
Great Wedding Venue!Reviewed on 9/04/2013 Simone K
Perfect venue for a party or smaller wedding. Go check it out in person and you will fall in love instantly... the long bar and wood floors makes this venue perfect for any type of event. Also check out Pink Avocado for pairing amazing food and service. Just had my wedding there and am already thinking about what excuse I can find to throw another party :)
Perfect!Reviewed on 8/13/2013 Christine W
The place looked even more beautiful than I imagined. Everyone from the Palm Door was helpful and great to work with from start to finish. I would highly recommend them! We received tons of compliments from all of our family and friends.
Brittny KleinReviewed on 7/30/2013 brittny a
This was a very fun place to have the reception. We did a destination wedding and then held the reception here. Parking is horrible by this location, but great if you have a lot of people staying in nearby hotels. The staff was easy to work with and was accommodating on the day of the event as well.
Palm Door is an Amazing Reception Space!Reviewed on 7/28/2013 Andy H
We recently held our reception at the Palm Door, and I couldn't be happier with how the even turned out. First of all, the staff is great. Everyone is laid back, really flexible and accommodating, so working with them to create the perfect space for our wedding was just a really nice experience. Secondly, the space itself is great! It was the perfect size for our 130 person wedding and created the right feel for the type of party we wanted to throw. Finally, it was AMAZING to find a venue downtown where we could bring our own alcohol in and is as affordable as the Palm Door is. I am thrilled about how the event turned out and would recommend the Palm Door as an event space to anyone wanting to throw an unforgettable party.
Bravo!Reviewed on 6/13/2013 Rose B
I can't say enough about the crew @ Palm Door. I happened upon it by accident and once I visited the space and spoke with Mariah, I knew this was the place for us! From start to finish, everything was a breeze. Booking Palm Door led to booking the caterer, Pink Avocado, which shares a space in the same building. From there, literally everything else fell into place from hair + makeup to photographer and ultimately our officiant. It was a perfect event and a perfect day. My guests are still commenting on how wonderful the venue was. Adorable, sweet, comfortable and happy - these are just some of the words used to describe the space. I couldn't imagine my wedding any other way.
Exactly What I WantedReviewed on 5/30/2013 Natalie W
Palm Door was great! Inexpensive, laid back, beautiful space indoors with a great deck. Mariah was so accommodating and was always available to meet with me to discuss details. Bartenders were awesome at the wedding and the whole staff really helped out picking up trash throughout, filling up waters and making sure we were comfortable. We got our damage deposit back within about 3 days of wedding. We are so pleased! Only downside is that if you do not use Pink Avacado, the in-house caterer, for your food, there is a small fee per person. However, we found another caterer and still came out fairly cheaper than if we had gone with Pink Avacado.
Loved The Palm DoorReviewed on 4/30/2013 Nicole H
This venue was absolutely amazing! From the moment we went to take a look at the place, we fell it love. It has such a classy, Austin, laid back and sweet feeling. The people that work here are amazing and helping with questions right up until a couple days through. They worked with all of our needs so easily, very laid back and very professional. The place is so beautiful and people raved about the wedding and the venue. I would highly highly recommend this place!
Palm Door ReceptionReviewed on 2/04/2013 Kelsey H
My husband and I just got married at the Palm Door this January 2013. The venue looked AMAZING all set up with flowers etc. The wood floors, walls, and bar compliment any style. It was also the perfect size for a wedding of 150. Intimate but still room to dance. Overall the staff was really helpful and flexible... from set up to planning. The one thing we didn't like was being required to use their bar staff (expensive). It's understandable though since the glassware belongs to them and the bar staff was very nice. I think this is the best wedding venue downtown since there is plenty of room indoors, as well as on their nice outdoor patio. They allow setup early unlike many of the public venues. I would definitely recommend this space.
Palm Door= Bride's best friendReviewed on 11/29/2012 Ashley K
The palm door was great! I was so happy with how everything turned out and I heard rave reviews from our guests. I love the vintage space and feel, and the service was exceptional. They were all incredibly helpful, easy to work and attentive. Thank you for everything!
So Fun!!!Reviewed on 10/18/2012 Nyssa T
We loved this venue! It was reasonably priced, beautiful, laid back, and the people were lovely! We had a marvelous time and I would host another event there in a heartbeat.
BeautifulReviewed on 10/13/2012 Leslie F
It was a beautiful location and their decorations were perfect, just what we asked for. However, we were told one thing by the employees there, with my parents being told something completely different, and the grooms mother told something different still when it came to what their role on the day of and what time we were aloud to drop things off. And when flipping the room they forgot to put two things on the tables that I asked them to. That being said, they were still polite to me and tried to fix mistakes that my mother and I pointed out on the day.
Very easy to work with.Reviewed on 8/05/2012 Amber M
The Palm Door was very easy to work with and pretty much everything went smoothly. The venue itself looks very cool--kind of a upscale industrial feel, and the massive bar is awesome. It's also a huge money-saver since you can bring in your own alcohol. The only complaint I have is that Mariah tried to make it clear on numerous occasions that she would not be setting anything up that we brought in unless we rented it through them. However, on the day of the wedding when my family was trying to set stuff up, someone (either someone from the Palm Door or someone from Pink Avocado) said they would be the ones to set everything up. Had I known that before, it would have saved a ton of headaches in planning how we were going to get everything set up in the short amount of time before the ceremony; I could have specified what I wanted to Mariah rather than having a few surprises when we walked into our reception. Other than that, I'd highly recommend the Palm Door.