A Hill Country Feel in the Heart of South Austin
One of the most charming wedding venues in Austin, Mercury Hall is nestled on a secluded hilltop, just five minutes south of downtown. The historic structure sits on four acres of lush gardens and century old live oak trees. Formerly a church, the hall was built in 1904 but moved to Austin in 1997 in four separate pieces and renovated. It has all of the simple, rustic elegance you would expect from a country church built around the turn of the century, but the grounds and furnishings have bellie a modern vibe. The original architecture remains, but modern amenities were added to enhance the beauty and flexibility of the space. During the second renovation, the original church kitchen wall was removed and a wall of floor to ceiling windows was put in, to bring in all the natural light and allow the outside to come in. During the day the interior is lit by stained glass windows and at night by chandeliers; giving a sunkissed glow to the white shiplap walls and original hardwood floors. This Austin wedding venue is a favorite amongst photographers who love the natural light in the space and evergreen landscape.
The lush gardens that surround the hall include a courtyard and a terrace that are all picture perfect for both ceremonies and receptions. The Rock Garden Courtyard just outside of the hall can comfortably host 200 for an outdoor ceremony or standing reception and 150 for a banquet reception. Brides and grooms can also choose to use the courtyard at night with a canopy of our dimmable festoon lights with our Festoon Lighting Package.
Casually stroll down the limestone pathway from the courtyard and you will find your way to the upper lawn and ceremony terrace. The ceremony terrace is by far the most popular choice of brides and grooms for their ceremony. An idyllic outdoor wedding location, the 300 square feet of limestone terrace is naturally canopied by the outstretched branches of our 200-year-old live oak trees; creating the perfect setting for your friends and family to watch you exchange your vows from the upper lawn, which can hold up to 250 guests. Whether you are drawn towards the indoor space our outdoor courtyard and gardens, Mercury Hall is one of the most charming venues in Austin.
In addition to being one of the iconic wedding venues in Austin, TX, the venue is also conveniently located for corporate events. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot in town to host an executive meeting, or space to gather co-workers for a day retreat, Mercury Hall is spacious and versatile, a turn-key option for your business needs. This urban getaway will allow attendees to escape the office, and provide an enriching environment for discussions and team building.
Mercury Hall also believes in supporting Austins philanthropic endeavors and is honored to host nonprofit meetings and fundraisers. For events that are held Monday through Thursday, discounted rental rates are available and also we waive the fee for the table and chair rental. We also allow non-profits and fundraisers the flexibility to use any caterer of their choice to make their event easier and as economical as possible for them.
Outside of weddings, corporate meetings, and fundraisers, Mercury Hall hosts many other events year round. Everything from networking events to photo shoots, holiday parties and even yoga classes; Mercury Hall’s open layout and unique charm will set the stage for your truly unique event.