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Top Reception venues in Austin, TX

Historical House Museum in Austin
  • $300/hr
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  • Austin, TX
60's Themed Bar In Austin
  • $119/hr
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  • Austin, TX
TX Dancehall Caught Between the Weird & the West! (Buyout)
  • $1110/hr
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DadaLab - East Austin Event and Art Space
  • $100/hr
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1618 Asian Fusion
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  • Austin, TX
Colorful and Interactive Selfie Museum in Austin
  • $600/hr
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  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Austin, TX

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Frequently Asked Questions about Reception venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Austin?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Austin on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Austin?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Austin at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Reception venues are available in Austin?
Right now, there are 123 Reception venues available in Austin.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Austin bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Austin guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Austin locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Austin?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Austin. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Austin booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Austin?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Austin is $445 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Austin?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Reception venues in Austin, TX?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $100 to $1110.
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How do I cancel a Austin reservation request?
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About Austin

Based on the quality of life, job prospects, and affordability, Austin is one of the most desirable places to live in the US. Live music and more recently tech startups, technology, and innovation have made “Silicon Hills” a great place for locals to live and an attraction for tourists as well.

The University of Texas has also catered to a workforce that is highly educated. It’s a great place for students to be and there are plenty of opportunities for work. Other than this, the food, music, bike and hike trails and a friendly culture make Austin one of the most desirable places to host a reception.

Reception Options in Austin

Once you finalize your reception venue in Austin, you have to think about other things like the décor, photography, and catering.

  • Décor

All elegant receptions need appropriate decorations. Depending on the theme and occasion, whether you want simple or extravagant decorations, you can hire decorators and event planners in Austin. There are also décor rentals in Austin if you prefer that option.

  • Photography

Photography is an essential part of any reception. Not only do professional photographs look great but when you delegate work to the experts, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Austin has many good photographers for hire.

  • Catering

Austin is known for awesome barbeques but you can get any type of cuisine here. For your reception in Austin, find out the best caterers and book your slot in advance.

Reception Planning Companies in Austin

Organizing a reception takes time and effort but finding the right planners takes away the stress and ensures success. This city has plenty of efficient event planners who can organize your Austin reception from scratch.

  • Something to Celebrate, Event Planning and Design

This event planning company is located in Austin but they have team members in San Antonio and Houston as well who can help. Established in 2005, the Something to Celebrate Team has a list of the best vendors at their fingertips. Whether you need recommendations or you want to hand over the entire planning and execution of your reception in Austin, Something to Celebrate is reliable and reputable.

  • Creative Consultants

Creative Consultants plan all types of receptions and they pride themselves on “a flawless client experience…and beautifully executed events”. Victoria Hentrich, founder of Creative Consultants has been serving the residents of Austin since the 1980s and is backed by plenty of experience. They have good ties with different vendors offering specific services and your reception in Austin is sure to take place without a glitch.

  • Eclipse Event Co.

Eclipse Event Co. are great at organizing events whether you want to outsource from the beginning or just need help with logistics, design, and searching for vendors. They are always prepared to help make your reception in Austin a success.

Pros and Cons of Receptions in Austin

It’s important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of hosting a reception in Austin before you go ahead and finalize the details. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons.


  • Food trucks are abundant

One of the great things about Austin is that you will find a popular food truck environment. Different food options are available in various cuisines to fit all budgets. Prices are reasonable and you can take your pick from barbecued foods to tacos, omelets and so on almost any time of the day.

  • People are health-conscious

Living in Austin means that you will have to get used to being fit as this is one of the most important priorities for the residents here. It is not very expensive to join a gym or take part in your local park programs. You can also opt to go for a walk along the river.

  • Lots of lakes

If you want to have a relaxing time in a lake, simply take your boat out and go to the lake. Austin has three lakes within the city and there are options for recreational activities here. A reception by the lake is always nice!

  • Austin is a relaxed city

The weather is one reason why people like to dress casually. Other than special events, you won’t have to wear formal clothes so life here is really easy-going. A pair of shorts and sandals will do to keep you cool during the hot summer months.

  • The technology industry is booming

For tech-savvy people, Austin is an attractive place to be. There are plenty of companies in the technology sector and many opportunities for growth and development. There are good jobs available and they pay competitive rates especially for recent college graduates.


  • Limited sports and arts venues

Austin has cultural activities but these don’t include sporting or art events. You would have to go to Houston, San Antonio or Dallas to catch a game, and you won’t find a symphony orchestra or orchestra company in the city.

  • Austin is a college town

The University of Texas is popular and has a huge campus. This makes the student college population quite high. Like it or not, you will have to live in a city with plenty of college students, especially on Sixth Street.

  • The traffic is heavy

Austin city’s population has recently been growing in large numbers, but the infrastructure has not been able to match the demands. You will have to cater for advanced time to travel from one place to another especially if you live far from your workplace.

  • You will need air conditioning

Austin is a hot place to live and if you can’t tolerate the heat, you will have to resort to air conditioning, especially in the summer months. If you can’t afford it, you will have to hang out in public places where there is free A/C.

  • You need a car to get around

There are a few people who can move around without a car in Austin. But it can be really expensive. Keep this in mind as you plan the location of your reception.

Famous Locations in Austin

  • LBJ Presidential Library

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is located at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the museum and presidential library of Lyndon Baines Johnson who was the 36th President of the US. It has more than 45 million pages of historical documents. Book a vintage Victorian structure house near the LBJ Presidential Library for the perfect reception venue in Austin.

  • Auditorium Shores

Located in downtown Austin, Auditorium Shores is the go-to place for concerts, festivals and similar events. The rest of the time, it’s a great place for playing frisbee, racing your dog and flying a kite. If you are looking for an event space for your reception in Austin, a windowed meeting space nearby Auditorium Shores would be ideal.

  • Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell has one of the best hiking trails and is the highest point in the city. From 775 feet high it provides a spectacular view of the city. If you love taking photos, this is a great spot to get some awesome shots. Book a riverboat that cruises along Lake Austin, including Mount Bonnell.