Palm Door was one of the first Austin venues I discovered, and I fell in love with it right away when I read about their “liberal décor policy.” The hardwood floors, white walls, vaulted ceilings and abundance of windows provide the perfect blank canvas for brides and grooms to go to town decorating their event in whatever style they would like. It is one of the few venues I’ve come across that allows small nails in the walls, and the white ceiling beams make it easy to drape and hang things like fabric, bunting, lights and poms. The downtown location is incredibly convenient for guests, who can walk to hotels and restaurants easily, and since there is no curfew at the venue, they can accommodate late-night receptions. They also have a beautiful patio in the back that overlooks Waller Creek—a great backdrop for pictures. Pink Avocado Catering serves as Palm Door’s in-house caterer (though outside caterers can be brought in for a fee), and their main goal is making your culinary vision a reality. This means if you have your heart set on something as specific as classic American comfort foods with an elegant twist, they can create something perfect for you.
I love it because: You can truly use your imagination and make the space your own.
Recommended for: Creative couples with tons of décor ideas and a specific vision for what kind of food they want.
Cost: Varies from $1,400 on off-season (January, February, June, July, August) weekdays to $3,600 for high-season (March, April, May, September, October, November) Saturdays
What’s included: 10 hours block of time, on-site venue coordinator, use of the bridal suite, furniture for up to 150 people (15-60″ rounds, 7 cocktail tables & 150 fruitwood folding chairs)