FAQ

How do I schedule a tour?

We operate by appointment only, so just shoot us an email at info@mercuryhall.com or call at 512.236.1226.  You can also come by any of our Open Visiting Hours posted on the website under Contact – no appointment or RSVP needed to come by during Open Hours.

 

What kind of events do you host at Mercury Hall?

We host everything you can imagine!  Weddings, corporate meetings, workshops, industry networking events, photo shoots, video shoots, Bar Mitzvahs, celebrations of life, company retreats, yoga retreats; you name it, we host it. 

 

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

Yes, you may bring in your own alcohol.  We do require that you have TABC certified bartenders serve all alcoholic beverages.  Bartenders must also have at least a one million dollar liability insurance policy.

 

How late can I play music?

Amplified sound is permitted until midnight inside the hall.  All outdoor amplified sound must be completed by 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 8pm for events Sundays-Thursdays, due to our Outdoor Music Venue Permit.  Before 8 or 10pm (depending on the day of the week) amplified sound cannot exceed 75 decibels from the property line.  No outdoor amplified sound before 10am, please.

 

Where can I rent a tent for my event?

Tent rentals can be obtained through Premiere Rentals.  Ask about their tent share agreements, where you can sign a contract to share a tent with clients sharing the same weekend.  You will need to obtain a tent permit as well from the Austin Fire Department, if the tent size is over 20x20'.

 

Are there accommodations near by?

Of course!  The closest accommodations are the South Congress Hotel and Hotel San Jose (just on South Congress), but we are also 2.8 miles from downtown, so pick your brand (Embassy Suites, Radisson, Four Seasons, Courtyard Marriott, Hampton Inn, etc.)  At the Ben White/I-35 intersection there are also available hotels including Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, La Quinta, Marriott, Homewood Suites. 

 

What decorations are allowed/not allowed?

You may bring in your own décor, but it must be installed in a way that does damage our venue or grounds – no staples, tacks, glue guns, nails and especially tape on the original wood floors – it takes up the finish.

 

How do I check availability? Can I put a date on hold?

Just give us a call or shoot an email over to info@mercuryhall.com.  We will hold dates for 48 hours to give you time to check the date with close family/friends.

 

Are there any other fees associated with renting the venue?

Outside of the rental rate, there is a $300 refundable security/damage deposit and $15 recycling fee.  If your rental rate for the event is less than $1000, we charge a $20/hour Manager on Duty fee.  No other taxes or surcharges, unless you opt to rent our tables/chairs ($300), add our festoon lighting package ($600) or choose to add on a coordination package (prices vary).