These chic venues are Austin’s hidden gems for fully private intimate gatherings
You are ready to re-enter society and reclaim your social calendar but like many, you may be wondering how to go about this safely, while ensuring comfort for your guests.
Trending in our offices is an increase in client requests for venues that can be entirely reserved for their private event. For those seeking a space where a spot on the guest list is the only key to entry, we are giving you an inside look at the Austin locations that rank at the top of our list.
The allure of a secret menu, quirky password, or hidden space is the hint of mystery we are all craving as we discover our new world. In the spirit of keeping occasions intimate and memorable, these turnkey venues offer maximum hospitality and style, delivered in a fully exclusive experience. As they say, the best things come in small packages.
Justine’s Secret House
Amid the new Roaring 20’s, it seems quite fitting that a venue which requires a password for entry would be an ideal location to host a decadent affair for reemerging revelers. Arrive at the Justine’s Secret House landing page and you will be prompted to enter a mysterious password; behind a few keystrokes lies an allusive private venue that certainly lives up to its moniker.
This is the kind of hideaway where sumptuous vintage interiors and fine French cuisine leave you wishing the crimson walls could talk. Think beguiling French jazz music emanating from vinyl records, divine espresso martinis, and that inimitable je ne sais quoi.
Perks of this venue include both indoor and outdoor dining options, with flexibility to accommodate a range of capacities for a seated dinner. With access to bespoke menus prepared by Justine’s newly reinstated Executive Chef Justin Huffman, the epicurious will delight in a multi-sensory occasion that few have experienced, but many have heard the whispers of legendary tales circulated from past soirées.
Greenhouse Dinner at the Commodore Perry Estate
If you have ever dreamed of having the key to the Secret Garden- this locale is for you. Journey down, past the Mansion and the marvelous, manicured grounds of the Commodore Perry Estate, and you will happen upon The Estate Greenhouse, perfectly tucked away under a canopy of flora and flickering candlelight.
Here, you can host an intimate dining experience surrounded by Mother Nature’s bounty and the warmth that comes from reuniting with friends. Chef Bradley Nicholson’s seven-course Greenhouse Tasting Menu will transport you into a botanical paradise that only the most ardent of curious explorers have discovered.
As a bonus, you can tip toe your way back through the tulips to your luxury accommodations on the property, where your personalized, in-room cocktail cart and expertly curated décor await.
You may have spent the last year in the confines of your abode but trust us when we say this is one apartment worth stepping out for. Located above a beloved Austin restaurant in the charming Clarksville neighborhood, The Apartment is a cozy dwelling where you instantly feel right at home.
As part of the Jeffrey’s family, guests have the opportunity to experience a tried-and-true local establishment in an intimate, convivial setting. If you are in the mood to host friends and family in your home, yet not quite ready to open your personal space, this venue will give you the same good vibes without the fuss.
Gather 20 of your nearest and dearest for a relaxed family-style dinner around a long farm table, where you can swap quarantine stories over comforting menu staples. In a time where things around us are constantly changing, there is just something so effortlessly reassuring about revisiting a classic.
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