Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion

2312 San Gabriel St.
Austin, TX 78705-5014
512-476-5845
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Average Base Cost: $19,000

Average base cost for a wedding at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion is calculated by figuring a 150person guest list on a Saturday night using the entire mansion and an average per person cost of $10o/pp for food and beverage. Entertainment, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, and photography are not included. The venue does not charge additional tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

 

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

There are two packages available for weddings at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion, below:

  • The Entire Mansion $3,590 (includes Ballroom, Entry, Foyer, Hall, Library, Parlor, Georgian Room, Dining Room, Gallery, and Mezzanine)
  • The Grand Ballroom $3,190 (includes Ballroom, Entry, Foyer, Hall)
  • Six-Hour Weekday Specials (Monday – Thursday Daytime) Entire Mansion: $2,200

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What’s Included: The venue will provide a manager on duty as well as parking, detailed below.

Food/Beverage: You may bring in the caterer of your choice for food and beverage. As with most venues, all alcohol must be served by a TABC certified bartender who is hired through the catering company or a professional and insured bartending service.

Extras: The venue rental period is for 8 consecutive hours. The option to rent additional hours is $200 per hour or 4 hours for $550. Rehearsal is not included in the prices listed unless you are rehearsing during your 8 hour block. Rehearsal time may be booked as available for $200 per hour.

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The Mansion also offers a limited quantity of tables and chairs for rent. Prices include initial setup and takedown. There are no delivery or pickup charges, and they will have your furniture set up prior to your time block. You may rent their furniture and add what you need from any rental company or rent everything from an outside vendor. It’s your choice. Prices are below:

  • 30 60” round tables (can seat 8-10 guests) $6.50 each
  • 2 48” round tables (sweetheart or cake tables) $6.50 each
  • 6 30” cocktail tables (tall, standup tables) $6.50
  • 6 6’ rectangular tables (for gifts, cakes, buffet, etc.) $6.50 each
  • 2 8’ rectangular tables (for gifts, cakes, buffet, etc.) $6.50 each
  • 250 white folding resin chairs with padded seats $3.25 each

The Mansion can also setup linens, chair covers and chair ties provided by you. The following rates apply.

  • $2 per linen
  • $1 per overlay or runner
  • $2 per chair cover
  • $1-$2 per chair tie; price based on difficulty of chair tie request

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: The maximum capacity for a seated reception is 250 with room for a dance floor. There are 3 ceremony options: The Grand Ballroom can seat up to 300, the courtyard, 170, and the Georgian Tea Room, 140. There is a separate indoor area (Library, Parlor and Dining room) that is used for the cocktail hour. 

Bridal Suite: Yes (there is no proper Groom’s Suite, however, there is room to change in)

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Parking: A lot with parking for approximately 20-25 cars, directly behind the Mansion, is accessed from West 24th Street, and the venue provides 100 spaces at The Quarters parking garage located at 2222 Rio Grande Street, about 1 1⁄2 blocks away. Parking at the garage is available beginning at 5pm on Friday and at any time Saturday. Sunday parking in the garage is available after 3:00pm. There is also un-metered street parking in the vicinity.

Food Service Type: Your choice

How Will Grandma Get There? The venue is located a few blocks west of the University of Texas campus, which means you’ll find lots of lodging options nearby, such as the Hotel Ella and DoubleTree.

Party On! The venues closes at 1a.m. Typically guests leave no later than 12am to leave time for clean-up and load out of vendors.

The Report:

The Mansion, designed by Dallas architect Henry Coke Knight in a Georgian Revival style, is a Texas Historic Landmark, an Austin Historic Landmark and is listed with the National Register of Historic places.  It was completed in 1931 with help from philanthropist Clara Driscoll (whose Austin residence, the Laguna Gloria, is now the current home of the Austin Museum of Art). The Grand Ballroom (where most receptions take place), is the largest of its kind in Texas and spans over 4,000 feet with 30-foot ceilings. The mansion only hosts one event at a time.

Woman Getting Married Says:

After writing about several Austin wedding venues, I’m starting to think Austin might be THE city for brides when it comes to the perfect wedding venue. Not only are the budget-friendly, but several have amazing outdoor/indoor options, ample space, great/convenient locations AND you can bring in your own alcohol. I kind of feel like I’m in wedding venue heaven. The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion is in a league of it’s own down there, however, when it comes to charm AND price. And when you add the fact that it’s a non-profit organization that won’t add on any other fees, it’s definitely a major find.

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Our Rating

8 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

10 Layout

9 Location

9 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

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