Hotel Ella 1900 Rio Grande St • Austin • TX 78705


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It's an elegant Greek Revival mansion with a romantic history—it was built as a wedding gift to Ella Newsome and Goodall Wooten in 1898. Now a charming boutique hotel, it's also home to a fascinating collection of modern art.
  • Exchange vows on the expansive lawn, with the iconic hotel and a row of manicured hedges as your photogenic backdrop. Follow with a cocktail hour on the pool courtyard, and a reception in the wonderful Grand Ballroom, which opens gracefully onto a spacious veranda.
  • Catering is provided by Goodall's—the hotel's on-site restaurant and a local favorite (it's also a great spot for your rehearsal dinner or send-off brunch). Your guests are sure to love their comforting, classic American favorites, designed with a contemporary Austin twist.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,000–4,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $10,000–25,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $70–160/person
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 275 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 275 250
Reception Seated 200 180
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Hotel
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Pool Area


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