After producing and decorating Austin parties for decades, we made a powerhouse list of our favorite venue partners in Austin. Whether you’re looking for venue ideas for your SXSW activation, hosting a company party or celebrating a special milestone, let us help you find a space that is just right for you. This is the starter-list of our favorite spots, but a great jumping-off point to get your planning in motion.
Our Top Austin Event Venues For SXSW 2020
This gorgeous 2500 square foot event space and terrace is one of our favorite venue recommendations. The unique lighting makes every photo picture perfect. We’ve outfitted everything from Christmas parties, weddings, and even a tarot reading night! Parkside Projects catering is also one of the top-rated in town. Contact 7Co here.
800 Congress is the perfect spot, located downtown on historic Congress Avenue. The interior includes an industrial, urban warehouse look with original exposed brick & foundation walls and a covered street-level terrace. This spot has been a lifesaver as a hub for the Texas Tribune Festival for us for years. Contact 800 Congress here.
ACL Live at The Moody Theater
ACL Live is far more than a concert venue. We’ve seen this space fully transformed for weddings and galas. Name your favorite artist, and I guarantee they’ve crossed this stage. This contemporary venue is also LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified; reflecting their commitment to green living with the highest standard in sustainable development. Hosting a smaller event? 3Ten next door is perfect for a more intimate night out. Contact ACL Live here.
Antone’s Nightclub is also known as “Home of the Blues Lovers.” In 2015, this iconic Austin music brand was restored and housed in the beautifully renovated building it currently calls home. If you are ready to rock and host in one of Austin’s most iconic music venues, Antone’s is the spot for you. Contact Antone’s here, and tell them Panacea sent you.
Not only is Arlyn Studios one of the most iconic recording studios in Texas, it’s also our favorite spot to party. The 7,000 square foot facility occupies a portion of the former Austin Opera House in the heart of downtown Austin. You and your guests can mix and mingle in the same spots where your favorite musicians have performed and recorded their famous tunes. For larger events, build-outs of the parking lot are possible. Contact Arlyn Studios here.
Brazos Hall is a turn-of-the-century warehouse building at the corner of 4th and Brazos. Converted from a 1900's grain mill into an elegant mixed-use event venue with restored long-leaf pine floors, brick walls, and wood rafters, Brazos Hall is a venue unlike any other in the heart of downtown Austin's hotel district. We’ve hosted makers markets, C-Level executive conferences and everything in between. Contact Brazos Hall here.
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, and an epicenter of activity during SXSW. Every SXSW, more than 15,000 tech-passionate attendees descend on Capital Factory to discover the future of technology. With more than 160,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, in-house events team, and massive marketing outreach, Capital Factory is the ideal venue to activate at during SXSW. Contact us about Capital Factory here.
Hotel St. Cecilia
This hotel is named after Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music and arts. Hotel St. Cecilia boasts one of the most beautiful settings in town. It’s original style down to every detail transports you to another time and place, making you forget you are in the heart of Austin. Many of our most memorable events happen here. Contact Hotel St. Cecilia here.
Native Hostels calls their guests this generation of artists, creatives, thinkers and folks who simply embody good times; those who thrive on connection, unbridled fun and meaningful experiences. Now that’s a group we would like to party with. Contact Native Hostels here.
This private club is housed in a 1940’s home in East Austin, on the site of a former lumber yard. The details of the space are flawless, with every turn something new to discover. Whether your guests are in the courtyard, main house, gallery, or the secret bohemian attic room, your guests will find that this space is unlike anywhere else they’ve partied before. Contact The Pershing here.
The Lawn at Seaholm
The Seaholm Power Plant is one of the most iconic buildings in the Austin Skyline. The lawn at Seaholm offers flexibility and accessibility as a downtown green space across the street from Lady Bird Lake and the Central Austin Public Library. The lawn can accommodate over 2,000 people in a variety of different configurations. Imagine yoga classes during the day and beautiful reception under the stars at night. Contact The Lawn at Seaholm here.
Stubb’s is more than just a music venue, it’s generations of history. There were times when famous musicians would “play for their supper”. Yes, the BBQ is that good too! Submit your guest list now, so everyone can be a VIP. Contact Stubb’s Austin here.
The Sunset Room
The Sunset Room is a gallery-style event space in the heart of Austin's Convention Center & Historic Sixth Street Districts. The space is inviting and airy, perfect for any small event. The staff is remarkably friendly and we’ve very much enjoyed working together on transforming the space for conferences, company parties, and political summits. Contact The Sunset Room here.