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Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom

Austin , TX
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LOCATION

10463 Sprinkle Rd
Austin, TX 78754 US

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:
Banquet Hall, Farm, 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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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
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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
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Mychelle
Wedding:
7/11/2015
4.9/5.0
The Barr Mansion was the perfect place for us - a big dose of vintage and modern amenities - in the same venue. The owners and employees are great, the cake designer at Barr Mansion was awesome and our entire wedding day ran smoothly. As with all weddings, things can get pricey but the venue was really helpful in recommending vendors who could meet our needs and help us stay within our budget.
The Barr Mansion was the perfect place for us - a big dose of vintage and modern amenities - in the same venue. The owners Read more...
The Barr Mansion was the perfect place for us - a big dose of vintage and modern amenities - in the same venue. The owners and employees are great, the cake designer at Barr Mansion was awesome and our entire wedding day ran smoothly. As with all weddings, things can get pricey but the venue was really helpful in recommending vendors who could meet our needs and help us stay within our budget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We loved Barr Mansion as a wedding venue. The food for our reception was top-notch and the house/overall area is beautiful. The staff was very helpful, friendly and courteous.

All of our guests enjoyed themselves and got the most out of Barr during their visit.
We loved Barr Mansion as a wedding venue. The food for our reception was top-notch and the house/overall area is Read more...
We loved Barr Mansion as a wedding venue. The food for our reception was top-notch and the house/overall area is beautiful. The staff was very helpful, friendly and courteous.

All of our guests enjoyed themselves and got the most out of Barr during their visit. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/12/2015
4.5/5.0
Loved my wedding at Barr Mansion and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Changes/minor hiccups: I would hire an outside coordinator. Not that they did a bad job, I just needed someone a little more Type A since I am not to take care of very minute details. A few tables were served undercooked chicken and all we got was a half-hearted apology and that they made sure it wouldn't happen again. I wish I had known earlier in the planning process that the Barr Mansion wedding coordinator does not stay for the entire reception. She did ask if it was ok for her to leave after dinner service & cake cutting. I get it, I just wish I had known sooner. The catering manager was left in charge, it was just weird since I had not met him and felt a little awkward. Again, not a big deal, just wish I had known earlier in hindsight.

I really did love the venue and would recommend it to anyone looking to get married in Austin
Loved my wedding at Barr Mansion and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Changes/minor hiccups: I would hire an Read more...
Loved my wedding at Barr Mansion and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Changes/minor hiccups: I would hire an outside coordinator. Not that they did a bad job, I just needed someone a little more Type A since I am not to take care of very minute details. A few tables were served undercooked chicken and all we got was a half-hearted apology and that they made sure it wouldn't happen again. I wish I had known earlier in the planning process that the Barr Mansion wedding coordinator does not stay for the entire reception. She did ask if it was ok for her to leave after dinner service & cake cutting. I get it, I just wish I had known sooner. The catering manager was left in charge, it was just weird since I had not met him and felt a little awkward. Again, not a big deal, just wish I had known earlier in hindsight.

I really did love the venue and would recommend it to anyone looking to get married in Austin Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.4/5.0
This is a tough review to write. First and foremost, I have to say that venue presents it self beautifully, and provided the amazing indoor/outdoor options that we wanted to utilize. Our guests had an amazing time, and our wedding was picturesque (thanks in part to great weather). That was the good, now onto the most disappointing aspects of Barr Mansion:

1. The employee we signed our contract with at Barr Mansion quit shortly after. As such, it was like pulling teeth to get the venue to agree to terms that were offered and agreed upon in the contract.

2. When we signed the contract, we were advised that a "day of wedding coordinator" would not be necessary, as the venue provided this service. Thankfully, my wife talked me into getting one anyways. The lady the venue gave us was cold, uncooperative, forgetful, and at times obstinate. "The Customer is Always Right" was not a motto she lived by. I can only imagine the disaster that would have occurred if we had not hired our own coordinator, which luckily rendered Barr Mansion's employee useless day of. She got the last laugh, however, as she showed up to our wedding wearing a dress that was completely inappropriate, and made everyone in her presence uncomfortable.

3. We were told the staff would provide wine service during dinner, instead, they placed an unattended cart with bottles of wine outside the Farmstead, which caused our guests to have leave the dinner room to wait in line at a bar in the ballroom, which is what we wanted to avoid from the beginning.

In short, the venue is beautiful, the food is good, and you can bring your own booze, which are the most important items we considered. However, the people we worked with make things very difficult. Be very clear with what you agree to from the start, and be diligent to make sure they follow through with their promises.
This is a tough review to write. First and foremost, I have to say that venue presents it self beautifully, and provided Read more...
This is a tough review to write. First and foremost, I have to say that venue presents it self beautifully, and provided the amazing indoor/outdoor options that we wanted to utilize. Our guests had an amazing time, and our wedding was picturesque (thanks in part to great weather). That was the good, now onto the most disappointing aspects of Barr Mansion:

1. The employee we signed our contract with at Barr Mansion quit shortly after. As such, it was like pulling teeth to get the venue to agree to terms that were offered and agreed upon in the contract.

2. When we signed the contract, we were advised that a "day of wedding coordinator" would not be necessary, as the venue provided this service. Thankfully, my wife talked me into getting one anyways. The lady the venue gave us was cold, uncooperative, forgetful, and at times obstinate. "The Customer is Always Right" was not a motto she lived by. I can only imagine the disaster that would have occurred if we had not hired our own coordinator, which luckily rendered Barr Mansion's employee useless day of. She got the last laugh, however, as she showed up to our wedding wearing a dress that was completely inappropriate, and made everyone in her presence uncomfortable.

3. We were told the staff would provide wine service during dinner, instead, they placed an unattended cart with bottles of wine outside the Farmstead, which caused our guests to have leave the dinner room to wait in line at a bar in the ballroom, which is what we wanted to avoid from the beginning.

In short, the venue is beautiful, the food is good, and you can bring your own booze, which are the most important items we considered. However, the people we worked with make things very difficult. Be very clear with what you agree to from the start, and be diligent to make sure they follow through with their promises. 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
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