About this Vendor
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!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
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$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Historic Venue
Planning, Rentals + Equipment
Best Wedding Venue in AustinReviewed on 3/19/2015 Kelly H
My Husband (!!) and I were recently married at Vista on Seward Hill (aka VOSH) on March 7th 2015! I have nothing but positive things to say about our experiences at VOSH. It's a family owned and operated business and the Seward's do everything they can to make each wedding as perfect as possible. I learned from our first visit to the venue that if something goes wrong at a wedding they see to it immediately that another wedding will not experience the same issue - and our day was just PERFECT! Sidonee & Larry are so kind and helpful with all questions, and make you feel right at home. I am a born and raised Austinite who moved to Dallas after graduating college - so I did most of the planning remotely and visited the venue with my Mom every time I was back in town. Larry and Sidonee did everything possible to make the long-distance planning process a dream!! Sean, who handles all the lighting and AV (a great value for what is included!!!) also was so easy to work with, and produced exactly what I was imagining for the day of! The venue also includes an in house DJ/MC/Coordinator, Anthony - who did a wonderful job! He helped us with the planning process, day of logistics and played all the requested tunes to get our guests up on the dance floor. I even received a personal thank you note from the Seward's after the event - such a kind gesture. All in all - the most perfect of days and I am so glad we picked VOSH to help us celebrate!
The best night of my life! Seriously. I first was at this beautiful venue 5 years ago at my mom’s wedding. I knew when it was time this was exactly where I wanted to have my wedding. This was purely based on appearance it was GORGEOUS inside and out. It is such a beautiful place it even saved me in decorations! Then when it was time to start planning Larry and Sidonee made me feel so comfortable they treated me like family. Anthony, the in house coordinator/planner was my life saver on the day of. He kept things along the schedule. So not only is the venue beautiful the people within it were even better! We had a bit of a weather scare. It was about 40 degrees during the ceremony outside but our guests were not even bothered. The day after the wedding I received numerous compliments on how beautiful the location/venue was. We are now approaching our one year anniversary and oh how I wish I could be back at this venue re-living our wedding day. The Vista on Seward Hill exceeded all my expectations and made this day the best day ever!
Romantic venueReviewed on 10/28/2015 Bree S
The Vista on Seward Hill is an incredibly romantic venue to have an outdoor wedding ceremony. The venue is multifaceted with several large rooms and seating areas that add diversity and charm to your reception. It is all inclusive and provides a an incredible DJ and 2 patient, kind owners that live on property. The relationship is personal and not commercial. I would get married there again in a heart beat! Highly recommended.
My husband and I said our vows with family and friends on May 27, 16 at the VOSH. I wanted an outdoor wedding with a Texas feel and I got it. The back drop is gorgeous. Indoor option if it rains, ceremony and reception in one area, the bridal room to the grooms room, I will never forget the Secret garden.They have thought of it all.We left relaxed, assured and confident that our wedding was going to be spectacular after each meeting. The Seward's gave us great advice and shared information when choosing vendors. Vendors have nothing but positive and great things to say about them and the venue. Our wedding turned out to be more beautiful and amazing than I would have ever dreamed of. Anthony was outstanding DJ and you have nothing to worry about the day of. Our guests never stopped dancing, out friends keep telling us how much fun our wedding was. Sean was great with the photo booth, must do at any event. Thank you to all at The Vista on Seward Hill for making our wedding the one night we will never forget! I encourage anyone to stop by and take a look at the VOSH. Love, Pete and Amanda Forsberg
I found this place and when I stepped in the grounds my face fell into my hands and I cried, I knew this was my venue. We had a small intimate wedding but we had very intricate details. We all dressed up as fairies with jewels and we wanted a fairytale ambiance. Sidonee and Larry, the owners, were 110 percent supportive. They always answered my calls and emails. Sidonee helped me with several different matters through out the year of planning. She was my rock. Our caterers and Anthony, the dj, were some of the most accommodating, patient and caring people. We felt loved. We had some kids and the staff would just jump into help us. This was my dream wedding come true. Not only is this place stunning and big and affordable it is priceless in terms of your dreams coming true. Thank you the vista.
My husband and I tied the knot at VOSH in April 2016! It was the perfect venue for our outdoor spring garden wedding. VOSH is an absolutely gorgeous garden space with beautiful ponds, status, and thoughtful details everywhere you look. Sidonee and her husband were a pleasure to work with. Not only were they professional, helpful, and prompt with our questions, but they were also kind and made us both feel at ease. The amenities/staff that come with the venue were also great...less work for me! It was also great to know that if it had rained, then we would have had beautiful buildings to have both our ceremony and reception to accommodate our 200 guests. Couldn't love this place more! Wish I could get married again.
Sidonee and her husband are absolutely amazing. She was so helpful throughout the entire process and was always great about getting back to me. The venue is breathtaking, and even though it was over cast and raining the day of my wedding, God truly provided when he made the rain stop just in time so that the wedding was able to be outside. I can't thank them enough for giving me the wedding of my dreams at their amazing venue/home. Not to mention, the guys LOVED the billiards room and everyone was talking about how personable Sidonee was. It was so convenient being able to have the ceremony and the reception at the same location. You will NOT be disappointed with this venue choice, highly recommend!
My (now) husband and I had our wedding here on 4.10.16. We were looking for a location that could accommodate a tiny party of 6 people total (including bride&groom) for a quick ceremony (no reception) and were drawn to the photos of the Vista on Seward Hill. We contacted Sidonee on a whim, not expecting such a large and successful venue to be willing to help us out, but we were wrong! Not only did they work with us for the short ceremony- Sidonee saw that we had what we needed day of and even set up a small flower arrangement for us since we weren't bringing any decorations with us. Hands down, the Vista on Seward Hill is the BEST venue in Austin. The kindness and hospitality we were treated with was exceptional and our wedding was more intimate and romantic than I could have imagined. Highly Recommend.
A Dream Come TrueReviewed on 1/30/2016 Elise L
Hello brides and grooms! My wedding is 3 months out, but I have to let all brides know that Sidonee and her husband Larry have been so helpful! First off the venue is this breathtaking, spacious atmosphere! I cried as soon as I stepped into the magical ambiance that is the Vista because I knew I found my dream venue. There are statues and waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery. Sidonee and Larry provide beautiful lighting and will adjust color to your liking. The rate includes some center pieces and a D.J which is un heard of. To add the cherry to an already insatiable place I have been calling Sidonee and Larry non stop due to the pressure of the imminent wedding and they have went above and beyond for me. They always call me back with all my questions answered and more. I really can't rave enough about how wonderful these two people are. The venue also has a secret garden that will melt your heart. You and your husband will get to eat your first dinner as a married couple in a secret garden ( I mean come on)! I love them and I love The Vista. Love love love.
My husband and I got married here two weeks ago. We have nothing but AMAZING things to say about this venue. When we were first looking at venues, we had in mind what we wanted; something rustic and in the country. Boy were we wrong! We heard great things about the vista and as soon as we stepped foot on the property we realized this was the place for us! Everything was beautiful and the owners were great! They make you feel at home and very comfortable. After costing venue a lot to do planning- I knew our day was going to be beautiful. Honestly day of the wedding when I walked up- it was magical. Everything was so amazing. The sewards son, Sean, owns a lighting company and he had hung chandeliers and it looked just beautiful. I had a lot of family from California that came to our wedding and they were blown away. If you are looking for a venue in Austin, this is the perfect place! The owners are great, the dj is amazing, and they will make your dream day become reality!!
Exceeded Expectation! Immaculate Venue! My wedding was AMAZING!!! I asked for a dream wedding and that’s exactly what I got! Having my wedding at VOSH played a part in making my dream come true. The venue is very well kept- immaculate! The service was great and the support from Mr. & Mrs. Seward, Mr. Fernandez, and Mr. Krenek is truly genuine. At the time of the first moment my mother, former fiancé (now hubby) and I met Mr. & Mrs. Seward, I knew my coordinator- Shelley at Leave The Details to Me - recommended the perfect venue. Mr. & Mrs. Seward are so welcoming- offering more than open door access to their property. I can attest that the VOSH team truly cares for their clients and will look out for you from the time you first meet and beyond your special day! As a naïve bride, I asked many questions and got many questions answered timely. I ran across challenges that I overcame with the support of Mrs. Seward right by my side. I highly recommend VOSH to anyone seeking a great venue with great service!
This place is magical!!! Back in 2012 my lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis took a turn for the worse. I was put on 24/7 oxygen and also listed on the lung transplant list. My then boyfriend of 7 years and I felt it was necessary to get married as soon as possible. I reached out to the owner of the Vista and shared our story. I explained that we didnt have much financially but that our love was strong and we needed a wedding venue that felt special because we needed a miracle in order for me to get new lungs. The owner invited us to the Vista and as soon as we got there I felt the magic of the Hill. I knew this was the place. It was out of our price range but the wonderful owners helped us to get married in an intimate setting on 12.12.12. I cant explain the exact feeling but the Hill provided some type of healing that we desperately needed. Our wedding night was definitely magical and more than anything I could have dreamed of. I am happy to report that I received my new lungs on July 31, 2014 and my husband and I look forward to visiting the Vista on our 3rd wedding anniversary in December. We can not thank the owners enough for our wonderful wedding. We also can not wait to get back there and experience that magical and healing feeling that comes over you just by being there. Thank you so much to The Vista at Seward Hill!!!
The vista is the perfect place for a magical wedding night! We went with a Thursday wedding and it was a very reasonable weekday price. The location is perfect, just off of 360 and Bee Caves. Sidonee and Larry are what really makes this place shine, they truly care about providing excellent customer service and a memorable experience and it shows. This is one of the most beautiful venues which is why we picked it of course. There is as soon as you walk in a lovely little gazebo where you can place your welcome sign. You walk down a beautiful path towards where the ceremony area is, they do have a rain option as well. There is gorgeous landscaping all around you and it feels as if you stepped into another world, they are constantly upgrading and improving here. I love that the flow of the place isn't in one room. You have a separate dining area, and then an outdoor courtyard with fire pit tables and an outdoor bar. Then you have a breezeway with benches and plenty of seating to take you into the dance floor. There is also another great bar here with ample space...the large marble welcome table is where we had our mini dessert bar. There is a small nook where we had our photo booth, it was perfect for that. Best of all, there is a secret garden area! After the ceremony and photos, when everyone is eating, you get spirited away to enjoy some alone time and you get to BREATHE and take a few bites of food and sip on some cocktails and enjoy one another in newly married bliss. All of the lighting was wonderful, they include a color theme and also paper lanterns and if you have a screen of your monogram then they have a spotlight for the dance floor. The entire place is wired for sound and they have a microphone to use during the ceremony. They also have a projector where you can show a picture slideshow. They also include all of the tables and chairs, you must provide the linens. But this is a great package deal, they also throw in the DJ...you just have to be very specific with him what type of music you want to play but there is a website that you can use in order to list out all of your wants and needs. We also opted to get an extra hour because the fun kept going there, literally everyone said we had the most fun wedding in the most gorgeous setting. I have zero regrets on my choice of venue, I am so glad that Sidonee and Larry made our special day truly amazing by having us over in their little slice of heaven (their house is also located on the property but it is tucked away in the back).
I can't say enough about the Krenek's, they're just flat out awesome they're very welcoming and made the process very easy. They're responsive to emails and worked well with my schedule for vendor meetings. It was clear to me they've done a ton of events and have thought through a lot of the details you may not have. The venue is very beautiful and really doesn't need a lot of decoration but can certainly handle it if you choose to go that route (I did) VOSH was the perfect venue for my wedding. Its affordable and easy to get to. An easy 5 stars for me!
We loved our wedding at The Vista on Seward Hill. Everything you read is absolutely true and makes for a magical day! Our guests enjoyed a beautiful ceremony followed by dinner and dancing, all in one charming location! Many thanks to Larry and Sidonee for making us feel like family and for making our wedding so special.
We had our wedding in mid Sept 2015 and were blown away by the overall experience. We were planning our wedding from 250 miles south from Austin because we live here. I knew Austin was the perfect place for our wedding since I went to school there and just fell in love with the city. After a whole day of venue shopping, we decided to go to one last place that day that truthfully, pictures did not do it justice. The Vista on Seward Hill was everything and more that we were hoping to find in one place. The venue itself was exactly what we were looking for in terms of food that was recommended, atmosphere, scenery and overall experience. As a wedding venue we couldn’t fault anything. The food was out of this world and all our guests commented on the place and great time they had. It is so incredibly beautiful and has everything in 1 place. We talked a lot with Sidonee, the owner who was really helpful with whatever questions and things we needed and Anthony, the DJ/Wedding coordinator. The owners and Anthony were so nice, made sure we had everything we needed and was satisfied only when I was happy. Every year they remodel to make this already dream venue different for couples and guests to have a different experience. From lighting, to enchanting gardens with statues that will make your special day even more magical. The day of our wedding we were SO happy with how everything turned out. Sidonee, Sean and Anthony thank you so much for making our day the best day of our lives and one that our friends and family will be talking about for years to come
Beautiful Memories Forever! There isn't enough words to express how wonderful this venue is. I got married there and the experience was definitely a memorable one for not only myself & my husband but for all our guest as well. So much so after my wedding my daughter chose to get married at this same place as well! From my wedding to her wedding, the experience and the service was top of the line each time. From the staff of the venue, the food, the ambiance and the "in house" master of ceremonies/DJ were all amazing. This venue has so many different areas for your guest to enjoy and feel comfortable. And I'd like to add, this venue has so many beautiful spots for bridal portraits. My bridal portrait and my daughter's are from this gorgeous venue. The bride's room is a must see! Thank you to all at The Vista on Seward Hill!
Gorgeous views. Outdoor/indoor. Custom lighting for mood and color themes. Lots of different areas - dance floor, bar, seated dining, ceremony and altar. But the best part is the friendly and honorable owners who will literally meet all of your needs and expectations down to the last detail.
I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this place is - you have to go see it for yourself! My husband and I fell in love with the venue instantly and all of our family and friends still talk about how beautiful it was. The stone backdrop for the ceremony is gorgeous, and we loved the flow of all the indoor and outdoor space for the reception. I also loved the the private gazebo where we got to spend some moments alone after the ceremony before the reception began. Sidonee and Sean were both so helpful and accommodating as we were planning and Anthony was such a big help on the big day! If you are getting married in Austin, I couldn't think of a better place!
Superior Wedding Ceremony/Reception VenueReviewed on 10/22/2015
I could not be happier that my daughter's wedding was at Vista on Seward Hill. The facility is beautiful. The lighting was well done. It is spacious and well laid out. Plenty of indoor and outdoors seating for guests to enjoy-everything was just perfect. Their expertise in planning aspects was much appreciated.
This was the event of the year, not only for my myself and my husband, but for all our family and friends. After our wedding we were asked if we would get married again each year because everyone had so much fun. The Vista on Seward Hill was the perfect venue for my wine themed wedding in October. The outdoor Courtyard and Fire Garden provided a sun kissed haven for my guests to relax while the enchanting Grand Room set the stage for an intimate dining experience for everyone. Did someone say PARTY? The Pavilion was transformed with the best light show and DJ I could ever ask for. A big shout out to Shawn and Anthony. Thanks guys! Larry and Sidonee mean what they say and say what they mean and are beautiful people inside and out. They were WONDERFUL to work with! I want to thank the WHOLE Vista family for making our wedding as wonderful as it was. I would really do it all over again. Love, Christonya & Dr. Thomas Hogan
We visited about 10 wedding venues in person (and contacted many others via email and/or researched them online), but I just didn't feel that enthusiastic about any of them until we visited VOSH. As soon as we started looking around the venue, I knew it was right for us! This hidden gem is easily one of the best venues in town. First, it's a TERRIFIC value. All of your tables and chairs are included with the price, and you also get the wonderful DJ and coordinator, Anthony. Anthony was absolutely amazing, and you will not even need a wedding coordinator with him on board- so there's some savings right there! They also have a projector and screen, which was important to us because we wanted to show a slideshow during the reception. And they have a really cool bubble machine for your departure- which makes for great pictures. With all of that included, you will save a bundle. Next, Sidonee and everyone else involved was very communicative and on-top of things. There were some venues that I emailed or contacted when we were first shopping around that didn't even bother getting back to me, which blew my mind. If the venue is not taking care of you right off the bat, you can't trust them with your wedding day! Our entire experience with VOSH was seamless. Last, we loved that the property was uniquely divided into 3 separate areas: the outdoor ceremony area, the dinner building, and the dancing/bar building. It made for a really organized traffic flow, and made decorating and turnover that much easier. We had considered some of the other options in Dripping Springs and the Hill Country, and there are a lot of fabulous venues out there, but after a long drive out to the Hill Country to visit a venue, we knew we wanted some place inside the Austin city limits. VOSH is easy enough for all of your in-town guests to find and access, and we got so many compliments on our venue.
The Vista on Seward Hill My partner of 15 years and I had been waiting for our home state of Texas to recognize our right to marry. On Friday June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that ALL states must allow same-sex couples to marry. That very day we secured our marriage licence and began to plan our long awaited wedding. We scanned the web looking for a venue and happened upon The Vista on Seward Hill very early in our search. We sent an inquiry that night and received a response in what had to be record time. Sidonee (owner of the venue) called me on Sunday responding to our inquiry and delivering the great good news that our desired date September 5, 2015 had just miraculously become available, smack dab in the middle of wedding season. The couple that had that date decided to postpone their wedding day. We took the tour that day meeting Sidonee and her handsome husband Larry. These two are the warmest, kindest and most fun people we could have hoped for. They were delighted to have us as clients and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The venue is stunning and just what we never imagined, because frankly I hadn't been thinking of where or even when we would marry. I mean dang!, we live in Texas. Sidonee had a wealth of information and practically held our hands as we navigated the very new to us world of wedding planning. Sean did a masterful job of lighting the venue in our chosen colors. The able assistance of Anthony was invaluable. He walks you through the whole event helping you plan and time everything from A to Z and he is a killer DJ, too!! The day arrived hardly more than 2 months after we had decided on a date. We had the most wonderful venue, food, officiant (Rev. Lorelei Starbuck, google search her) flowers, outfits and more. Our list had grown from our original plan of 100 to 150+ and ready or not it was time to tie the knot. We had what several guests refereed to as "the wedding of the century". All night and many conversations since we have heard what a beautiful wedding it was and what a terrific venue at which to have held it. We couldn't be more happy with our decision to hold our most special day at The Vista on Seward Hill. Gina Mayfield (married lady)
I can't say enough wonderful things about this venue!! Not only was it beautiful, charming, warm, & welcoming; but the level of support in the planning process was beyond our expectations! We recently celebrated our 6th anniversary, & I called to see if we would be able to sneak in & remenisce for a bit. Larry & Sidonee were so kind! Not only did they allow us to visit, but they had music & lighting all ready for us! It truly shows when someone loves what they do, & it is especially evident here! They are more welcoming & accommodating than anyone I have ever met!
When my husband and I saw this venue, we were in awe and fell in love with the place. We canceled the rest of our venue appointments and book VOSH immediately. Larry and Sidonee are the most caring people ever and they treat you like family. They responded to my calls and emails very promptly and let me visit the venue countless of times to help with the planning. My guests were blown away with place and still talk about how breathtaking and gorgeous my wedding was. VOSH also provides the DJ who is the BOMB!!! I did not get a wedding planner and I'm glad I didn't. Anthony got with us in person and help outline our timeline, music, and gave us helpful tips. Sean (Larry and Sidonee's son) offers great up-lighting and chandeliers which I'm glad I added cause it definitely gave a polished look. I went with their preferred cater and vendors because they are already familiar with the place and if something went wrong they knew exactly how to fix it. My wedding day went off without a hitch and IT WAS PERFECT...that's how you want to remember your big day. THANK YOU VOSH!!!!!!