These Austin event venues have gained the VIP title solely because they crush it in the event industry with their spaces, locations, amenities and services they offer. We have scoured the city for the best – and now we’re sharing it with you. Drumroll please…



An Austin-based hospitality and real estate development company that designs, develops and operates hotels, restaurants, event space and creative mixed-use developments. New Waterloo represents the following:

South Congress Hotel 

This venue has 83 hotel rooms, a view of Downtown Austin, three restaurants (Cafe No Se, Central Standard, and Otoko), event space and retail shops.


This indoor & outdoor private event space is perched above La Condesa on 2nd Street. Malverde offers skyline views and funky design details that radiate cool Austin downtown vibes. La Condesa is the required catering/bar service for this venue.

La Condesa

La Condesa offers group reservations, private dining, full venue buyout and off-site catering.

Central Standard

Private dining space available in the restaurant.

Hotel Ella

Luxurious amenities and legendary Texas hospitality don’t stop at their guest rooms. Hotel Ella is also a wonderful setting for meetings and events.


This group has a passion for design, tireless attention to detail, and dedication to creating an authentic culture with their businesses. These venues, no doubt, are some that will leave you with an unforgettable experience:

Hotel Saint Cecilia

Hotel Saint Cecilia offers an inspired backdrop for life’s important memories and hosts a limited number of private events for guests annually.

Hotel San Jose

Built in 1936 as an “ultramodern” motor court, the property has been transformed into a 40 room urban bungalow-style hotel tucked behind stucco walls and set amidst lush garden courtyards.


This management team is a full service beverage concessionaire, point of sale and cash control provider for businesses around Austin. They manage the following venues:

Rock Rose Hall

Rock Rose Hall offers 2,769 sq feet of indoor space and a 669 sq foot balcony allowing for parties of up to 230 guests, located just above Lavaca St Bar.

Trinity Hall

A multi-purpose event venue located in the heart of downtown Austin.

Brazos Hall

 In addition to the 10,000 square feet in the Main Hall, Brazos Hall offers a 3,500 square foot Rooftop Deck with downtown views.

FBR also manages the following bars and festivals:

Lavaca St Rock Rose

Star Bar

Lavaca Street

Mean Eyed Cat

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

The Wheel

Gibson Street Bar

Rattle Inn

Lala’s Little Nugget

Graceland Grocery

Austin City Limits

Events at SXSW

Formula1 Fan Festival

Austin Food and Wine Festival

The Pecan Street Festival

Lonestar Jam