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Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom

Austin , TX
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LOCATION

10463 Sprinkle Rd.
Austin, TX 78754 US (map)

PHONE

512-926-6907

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ABOUT US

For over 30 years, Barr Mansion has served as Austin's premier wedding and event location. Our full-service coordinators help design your event around the natural beauty of our gardens,... Read more
For over 30 years, Barr Mansion has served as Austin's premier wedding and event location. Our full-service coordinators help design your event around the natural beauty of our gardens, local organic cuisine, the nostalgic charm of our Victorian mansion, and the grandeur of our modern & sustainably-crafted ballroom. Our Artisan Ballroom invites natural surroundings inside during the day through a stunning 40-foot glass wall, and reveals candlelit radiance after sunset. We offer a variety of settings from intimate garden party to gala for 800. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Modern, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not have picked a more wonderful venue for our wedding! I had Barr on my radar for several years after a friend got married there. It does not disappoint. Everyone was fantastic from steps A to Z. They worked with us in regard to the menu, our schedule, and any other requests that we had. We heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests about the atmosphere, the food (especially!), the service, all of it! They were especially kind about making sure that my family members with celiac disease were not exposed to gluten. Our coordinator, Krystal, was amazing and made us feel comfortable and important all along the way. You may have come across a couple of reviews about the security of the property. Let me tell you that they took that feedback and responded accordingly. During our wedding, they had a security guard on patrol, they had the house locked up, and they had anything that we deemed valuable locked in a separate storage as well. Another aspect that was very nice was encountering vendors who, upon hearing that we were having our wedding there, would exclaim "Oh! I love Barr. We love working with them!" It was such a reassurance to know that our vendors had experience at Barr and enjoyed their experiences. I have zero complaints. It was the wedding of our dreams.
We could not have picked a more wonderful venue for our wedding! I had Barr on my radar for several years after a friend Read more...
We could not have picked a more wonderful venue for our wedding! I had Barr on my radar for several years after a friend got married there. It does not disappoint. Everyone was fantastic from steps A to Z. They worked with us in regard to the menu, our schedule, and any other requests that we had. We heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests about the atmosphere, the food (especially!), the service, all of it! They were especially kind about making sure that my family members with celiac disease were not exposed to gluten. Our coordinator, Krystal, was amazing and made us feel comfortable and important all along the way. You may have come across a couple of reviews about the security of the property. Let me tell you that they took that feedback and responded accordingly. During our wedding, they had a security guard on patrol, they had the house locked up, and they had anything that we deemed valuable locked in a separate storage as well. Another aspect that was very nice was encountering vendors who, upon hearing that we were having our wedding there, would exclaim "Oh! I love Barr. We love working with them!" It was such a reassurance to know that our vendors had experience at Barr and enjoyed their experiences. I have zero complaints. It was the wedding of our dreams. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Laura
Wedding:
10/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect! The venue is absolutely stunning as backdrop. There are tons of options for setup and the staff is open to creative, new ways of working. The food was delicious and commented on by the guests. I particularly loved the cake, the chocolate one with caramel drip. We also loved the group tasting they had. It was a perfect opportunity to taste the options and also speak to other couples getting married around the same time. Although I loved how the day turned out and I wouldn't change it for me, what I learned from those conversations is you really can do most of what you need to do within the offerings from Barr, without bringing in outside vendors. So if you're on a budget, definitely consider that. Now I have to talk about Krystal, our coordinator. She was absolutely amazing!! Planning the wedding from across the country was challenging but I had so much confidence in her that I knew the day would be flawless, and it was. She was super organized and provided helpful suggestions. She was great with follow-up. I really trusted her. Actually, it felt like planning a wedding with a friend. I chose to have a planner in addition to Krystal to help with contracts and day of, mainly because I was planning from afar. If you can handle your own contracts, Krystal is more than competent to handle your day of. You don't need anyone else. The staff and service was also great. I had no interaction with them which means that Krystal managed the team well. I do have to mention one incident, because I would want to know as a bride. We did have a wallet stolen out of the mansion. They provided a security guard but it still happened. My guess is that it's hard for the guard to know who to let in and who not. If you're going with Barr, maybe try to work out some sort of entry list for the guard or something. Barr was helpful in resolving the issue. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Barr over and over. Thank you to all the Barr staff and Krystal!
Absolutely perfect! The venue is absolutely stunning as backdrop. There are tons of options for setup and the staff is Read more...
Absolutely perfect! The venue is absolutely stunning as backdrop. There are tons of options for setup and the staff is open to creative, new ways of working. The food was delicious and commented on by the guests. I particularly loved the cake, the chocolate one with caramel drip. We also loved the group tasting they had. It was a perfect opportunity to taste the options and also speak to other couples getting married around the same time. Although I loved how the day turned out and I wouldn't change it for me, what I learned from those conversations is you really can do most of what you need to do within the offerings from Barr, without bringing in outside vendors. So if you're on a budget, definitely consider that. Now I have to talk about Krystal, our coordinator. She was absolutely amazing!! Planning the wedding from across the country was challenging but I had so much confidence in her that I knew the day would be flawless, and it was. She was super organized and provided helpful suggestions. She was great with follow-up. I really trusted her. Actually, it felt like planning a wedding with a friend. I chose to have a planner in addition to Krystal to help with contracts and day of, mainly because I was planning from afar. If you can handle your own contracts, Krystal is more than competent to handle your day of. You don't need anyone else. The staff and service was also great. I had no interaction with them which means that Krystal managed the team well. I do have to mention one incident, because I would want to know as a bride. We did have a wallet stolen out of the mansion. They provided a security guard but it still happened. My guess is that it's hard for the guard to know who to let in and who not. If you're going with Barr, maybe try to work out some sort of entry list for the guard or something. Barr was helpful in resolving the issue. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Barr over and over. Thank you to all the Barr staff and Krystal! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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susan
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We got married in August and had last minute rain, but Barr Mansion has a beautiful Plan B (the ballroom) and everything turned out great! The food was good and the schedule ran smoothly, our coordinator, Krystal Wigfield, was AWESOME. She went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly and that I had everything I needed. Thank you Krystal and Barr Mansion!
We got married in August and had last minute rain, but Barr Mansion has a beautiful Plan B (the ballroom) and everything Read more...
We got married in August and had last minute rain, but Barr Mansion has a beautiful Plan B (the ballroom) and everything turned out great! The food was good and the schedule ran smoothly, our coordinator, Krystal Wigfield, was AWESOME. She went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly and that I had everything I needed. Thank you Krystal and Barr Mansion! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Barr Mansion was such a wonderful venue to work with. My husband and I only looked at 3 venues total and I knew instantly that Barr Mansion was going to be my choice. It had everything I was looking for. I knew as soon as I saw the historic house and beautiful grounds, that it fit my vintage style perfectly. They also have a new ballroom, which is just as beautiful, and they designed it perfectly for weddings. I could not be more happy with my choice. I love that they are a package deal. You get the ceremony site, the reception site and a full menu to choose from! The food was amazing. We got SO many compliments from our guests at just how amazing the food was. We also got numerous compliments at how beautiful the venue was, how friendly and helpful the staff was, and how smoothly the entire even went off without a hitch. Everyone was truly satisfied. The staff was very responsive to my phone calls and emails leading up to the big day. They are very experienced and will take care of everything for you. They also have a long list of suggested vendors that they usually work with, which can be very helpful. They are well organized, prepared and professional. Just a side note, you can not beat Barr Mansion in the Spring time, it is truly beautiful. Also, they are a pet friendly venue, which is very popular these days. I wish I could do it all over again! There is no stress when you book this venue. They walk you through it every step of the way and will take care of everything. Thank you to Barr Mansion and their wonderful team for helping make my dreams come true.
Barr Mansion was such a wonderful venue to work with. My husband and I only looked at 3 venues total and I knew instantly Read more...
Barr Mansion was such a wonderful venue to work with. My husband and I only looked at 3 venues total and I knew instantly that Barr Mansion was going to be my choice. It had everything I was looking for. I knew as soon as I saw the historic house and beautiful grounds, that it fit my vintage style perfectly. They also have a new ballroom, which is just as beautiful, and they designed it perfectly for weddings. I could not be more happy with my choice. I love that they are a package deal. You get the ceremony site, the reception site and a full menu to choose from! The food was amazing. We got SO many compliments from our guests at just how amazing the food was. We also got numerous compliments at how beautiful the venue was, how friendly and helpful the staff was, and how smoothly the entire even went off without a hitch. Everyone was truly satisfied. The staff was very responsive to my phone calls and emails leading up to the big day. They are very experienced and will take care of everything for you. They also have a long list of suggested vendors that they usually work with, which can be very helpful. They are well organized, prepared and professional. Just a side note, you can not beat Barr Mansion in the Spring time, it is truly beautiful. Also, they are a pet friendly venue, which is very popular these days. I wish I could do it all over again! There is no stress when you book this venue. They walk you through it every step of the way and will take care of everything. Thank you to Barr Mansion and their wonderful team for helping make my dreams come true. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Julissa
Wedding:
12/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Shanna and her team were outstanding. Pristine lush grounds, an immaculate historical mansion, and a jaw-dropping glass-fronted ballroom, and we haven't even gotten to the phenomenal chef that uses all organic ingredients. Our slow cooked beef ribs were the talk of the reception. Shanna was so cool, calm and collected. She was so attentive to me and my bridal party the entire day. I couldn't have chosen a better place to marry my best friend!
Shanna and her team were outstanding. Pristine lush grounds, an immaculate historical mansion, and a jaw-dropping Read more...
Shanna and her team were outstanding. Pristine lush grounds, an immaculate historical mansion, and a jaw-dropping glass-fronted ballroom, and we haven't even gotten to the phenomenal chef that uses all organic ingredients. Our slow cooked beef ribs were the talk of the reception. Shanna was so cool, calm and collected. She was so attentive to me and my bridal party the entire day. I couldn't have chosen a better place to marry my best friend! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Shanna and the rest of the staff at The Barr Mansion! They truly try to make your wedding planning experience as easy as possible. Our wedding was everything we could have hoped for and more because of the people at The Barr Mansion!

No matter where you decide to have your ceremony on site, every single inch of this place is stunning! We initially wanted to have our ceremony outside by the tree, but the weather decided otherwise. Our plan B in the farmstead was still as beautiful as the tree would have been. Shanna and the team were so quick to help rearrange things and make the area look exactly how we wanted.

Everyone that has commented to us about our wedding, the common thing that everyone had to say was how amazing the food was. They could not stop raving about it and saying that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding!

We would recommend The Barr Mansion to anyone ten times over!!
I cannot say enough good things about Shanna and the rest of the staff at The Barr Mansion! They truly try to make your Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Shanna and the rest of the staff at The Barr Mansion! They truly try to make your wedding planning experience as easy as possible. Our wedding was everything we could have hoped for and more because of the people at The Barr Mansion!

No matter where you decide to have your ceremony on site, every single inch of this place is stunning! We initially wanted to have our ceremony outside by the tree, but the weather decided otherwise. Our plan B in the farmstead was still as beautiful as the tree would have been. Shanna and the team were so quick to help rearrange things and make the area look exactly how we wanted.

Everyone that has commented to us about our wedding, the common thing that everyone had to say was how amazing the food was. They could not stop raving about it and saying that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding!

We would recommend The Barr Mansion to anyone ten times over!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Trisha
Wedding:
10/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Tucked away in Northeast Austin is a gem of a venue, Barr Mansion. The location was perfect for our wedding, as it gave it an intimate, romantic Austin-like feel. We booked Barr Mansion for our wedding site and reception for our October 2015 nuptials because it was a one stop shop for ceremony, reception, catering and cake! It is such an earthy, natural and just plain beautiful location that doesn't need much decor. They definitely keep up with their property! Our wedding took place under the tree around 5pm, which gave us amazing photos due to the sunset behind us. It was a location where we didn't lose the feel of the wedding after the ceremony. Our coordinator arranged it where the guests were greeted with some drinks and appetizers while we broke away and had 5 minutes as husband and wife. The Artisan Ballroom had ivy growing around the windows and it gave our reception a very intimate home-like setting. It was able to fit our 160 guests comfortably and the food was all amazing! The one person that made our day run smoothly was our expert Wedding Coordinator (Shanna). Most of my wedding items (not flowers) were all purchased or DIY by me, but it was Shanna who took what I envisioned and made it come to life! She was so creative and easy to work with, and took care of everything the day of the wedding. I'm so forever grateful for her professionalism and expertise! Thank you Shanna and the Barr Mansion team!
Tucked away in Northeast Austin is a gem of a venue, Barr Mansion. The location was perfect for our wedding, as it gave it Read more...
Tucked away in Northeast Austin is a gem of a venue, Barr Mansion. The location was perfect for our wedding, as it gave it an intimate, romantic Austin-like feel. We booked Barr Mansion for our wedding site and reception for our October 2015 nuptials because it was a one stop shop for ceremony, reception, catering and cake! It is such an earthy, natural and just plain beautiful location that doesn't need much decor. They definitely keep up with their property! Our wedding took place under the tree around 5pm, which gave us amazing photos due to the sunset behind us. It was a location where we didn't lose the feel of the wedding after the ceremony. Our coordinator arranged it where the guests were greeted with some drinks and appetizers while we broke away and had 5 minutes as husband and wife. The Artisan Ballroom had ivy growing around the windows and it gave our reception a very intimate home-like setting. It was able to fit our 160 guests comfortably and the food was all amazing! The one person that made our day run smoothly was our expert Wedding Coordinator (Shanna). Most of my wedding items (not flowers) were all purchased or DIY by me, but it was Shanna who took what I envisioned and made it come to life! She was so creative and easy to work with, and took care of everything the day of the wedding. I'm so forever grateful for her professionalism and expertise! Thank you Shanna and the Barr Mansion team! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Chelsea
Wedding:
9/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Perfect location for an outdoor/indoor rustic wedding. We had Shanna as our coordinator and she was calm, friendly, and super organized. The food is superb too with much of it coming from Barr Mansion's own gardens. The cake was a dream come true!
Perfect location for an outdoor/indoor rustic wedding. We had Shanna as our coordinator and she was calm, friendly, and Read more...
Perfect location for an outdoor/indoor rustic wedding. We had Shanna as our coordinator and she was calm, friendly, and super organized. The food is superb too with much of it coming from Barr Mansion's own gardens. The cake was a dream come true! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Morgan
Wedding:
5/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We got married at Barr Mansion in May 2015 and everything about this venue was perfect! The grounds are gorgeous, and you have full access to the main Victorian-style house, the glass-façade Ballroom, and the outdoor covered Farmstead. The grounds also include a rose garden, a big beautiful pecan tree, and gardens where they grow their own food. Guests ranted and raved about how spectacular the venue was and how they had never seen anything like it before!

Upon signing our contract with Barr Mansion, we were invited to monthly cocktail events where we got to sample appetizers and drinks, view decorations from different vendors, listen to DJs and string groups perform, and ask questions of the coordinators and staff on site. Also included is a harvest tasting, where you get to sample all the food that will be available to choose from on your wedding day. The venue prepares all their food on-site and offers selections based on which season your wedding is in and which foods are in harvest at that time. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone loved what we picked out!

The awesome thing about Barr Mansion is how much they do for you. All set-up and take-down is done by their staff, and they provide a full set of staff for the day of. They also provide a day-of coordinator, which was a huge selling point for us. Shanna was our coordinator and she was amazing! She knew exactly what to do and kept the ball rolling all day/night. She was very knowledgeable, personable, and easy to work with. She made the day-of seem like a breeze and we did not have to worry about anything!

This place in UNBELIEVABLE and I would HIGHLY recommend it!
We got married at Barr Mansion in May 2015 and everything about this venue was perfect! The grounds are gorgeous, and you Read more...
We got married at Barr Mansion in May 2015 and everything about this venue was perfect! The grounds are gorgeous, and you have full access to the main Victorian-style house, the glass-façade Ballroom, and the outdoor covered Farmstead. The grounds also include a rose garden, a big beautiful pecan tree, and gardens where they grow their own food. Guests ranted and raved about how spectacular the venue was and how they had never seen anything like it before!

Upon signing our contract with Barr Mansion, we were invited to monthly cocktail events where we got to sample appetizers and drinks, view decorations from different vendors, listen to DJs and string groups perform, and ask questions of the coordinators and staff on site. Also included is a harvest tasting, where you get to sample all the food that will be available to choose from on your wedding day. The venue prepares all their food on-site and offers selections based on which season your wedding is in and which foods are in harvest at that time. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone loved what we picked out!

The awesome thing about Barr Mansion is how much they do for you. All set-up and take-down is done by their staff, and they provide a full set of staff for the day of. They also provide a day-of coordinator, which was a huge selling point for us. Shanna was our coordinator and she was amazing! She knew exactly what to do and kept the ball rolling all day/night. She was very knowledgeable, personable, and easy to work with. She made the day-of seem like a breeze and we did not have to worry about anything!

This place in UNBELIEVABLE and I would HIGHLY recommend it! Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at Barr Mansion and absolutely loved it! From the decor to the food to the professional and courteous staff, it made our wedding day so much smoother to have most everything covered by one place.

One piece of advice: definitely go to the free quarterly tasting to try out all the wonderful food and get an idea of what will work for your big day!
We had our reception at Barr Mansion and absolutely loved it! From the decor to the food to the professional and courteous Read more...
We had our reception at Barr Mansion and absolutely loved it! From the decor to the food to the professional and courteous staff, it made our wedding day so much smoother to have most everything covered by one place.

One piece of advice: definitely go to the free quarterly tasting to try out all the wonderful food and get an idea of what will work for your big day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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