I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Austin Venues: The Driskill


Everyone in Austin could probably recognize the dreamy Driskill Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, the historic hotel is one of my favorite buildings in the city, not to mention one of my favorite wedding venues. The Driskill was built in 1886 in the Romanesque architecture style, which makes an absolutely gorgeous photo backdrop. The inside of the building is equally striking with its sweeping staircases, tall ceilings and period décor. The Driskill staff describe their atmosphere as “relaxed elegance,” which I think is the perfect description—the hotel has all of the benefits of a classic, grand hotel, without losing the charm and character that makes it such an Austin landmark. For a formal wedding in particular, I can think of no better venue in the city!

Classic Black Tie Austin Wedding | The Nichols{The Nichols via Something Pretty}

I love it because: The building is breathtaking and the food options they offer are abundant.

Recommended for: A classic couple aiming to throw a large, elegant wedding at a historic venue.

Capacity: Up to 1,000 guests

Cost: Minimum $6,500 for The Citadel including minimum food and beverage requirements, to minimum $23,500 for The Mezzanine including minimum food and beverage requirements

What’s included: Complete food and beverage services, wedding cakes, tables, chairs, white linens, china, silverware, glassware, personalized menu cards, silver cake plateaus, crystal toasting flutes, cake knife & server sets, dance floors, staging and set-up and tear-down of your event. Votive candles are provided for the tables, and if no centerpieces are arranged, white roses are available. All of these services are available as part of your wedding package.

Love, Lisa






  1. Lena says:

    Can you imagine 1,000 guests?!


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