Average Base Cost: $27,000
Average base cost for a wedding at Barr Mansion is calculated by figuring a 150–person guest list on a Saturday night in October including a wedding ceremony and an average per person cost of $15o/pp for food/beverage. Entertainment, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: Barr Mansion’s venue rental fees are all-inclusive, meaning catering and other items are included. However, here is a general range of what you can expect on a peak night during April, May, or October.
Ceremony: $1650 plus $5 per guest over 100 (for 150 guests that would be $1,900). This will include:
- Indoor & outdoor options
- Personal wedding coordinating services
- Full seating for guests
- All set-up and clean-up
Reception: There is a tiered star system available for food, which increases in price the more stars you opt for. For a “24-star” family-style dinner you can expect prices to range from $118+/pp for the following items. Please note beverage is separate.
- Rentals (base rate is for round tables, choice of linens, china/glassware/flatware)
Food/Beverage: As noted above all catering is provided by Barr Mansion. They will also provide beverage staffing/setups, however you must provide your own alcohol. Prices for this run around $14/pp and includes:
- Certified bartenders
- All barware
- Water, iced tea, coffee, ice, and mixers if you are doing a full bar
NOTE: If providing your own alcohol for a full bar, I would budget an additional $20/pp.
Extras: A standard time block for a wedding at Barr Mansion is 4.5 hours, with two hours of access time prior for the bridal party to get dressed and take pictures, and for vendors to load in and set up. Additional hours may be purchased (see below). You may purchase additional hours: $475 for 100 guests, $4.75/each additional guest
Space Type: Inside/Outside
Size: The Artisan Ballroom can accommodate 200, while the Farmstead can hold up to 300 guests.
Bridal Suite: Yes
Food Service Type: Your choice
Party On! There is no curfew. Please see above for pricing of additional hours.
The goal behind the Barr Mansion, which is the first certified organic events venue in the country, is to provide a venue that is “ecologically advanced” and sustainable for the community and beyond. Rebuilt in 2010 after a fire, the venue adheres to what they call “The Green 10,” which includes certified wildlife habitat and organic gardens on the property as well as a zero waste facility. The new ballroom is crafted from recycled materials, heritage sites, as well as reclaimed timber’s from their original ballroom’s frame. Couples can choose between flexible ceremony/reception venue options on the 7-acre property. For example, given good weather you might opt to have the ceremony in the gardens with the Victorian Mansion behind you and the reception in the Artisan Ballroom. Barr Mansion only hosts one event a day.
Woman Getting Married Says:
Kudos to Austin for yet another great wedding venue with amazing indoor/outdoor space! While this combination can be hard to find in other cities (including Los Angeles wedding venues), Barr Mansion is a great example of a unique venue with space, history, and a cause that you can get behind. While being locked into a caterer can be a bummer in some venues, the food gets top marks at Barr Mansion from couples who have had their weddings there. And even though some brides have mentioned that certain things such as lighting and draperies can be an added cost, the fact that you can bring in your own alcohol is a big win. If a full-service wedding venue with character is what you’re after, you’ll want to put Barr Mansion on your must-see list.