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The Driskill

Austin , TX
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604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX US 78701 (map)

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Driskill made our big day completely magical and perfect. We wouldn't have changed a thing! We had the best experience with all of the Driskill staff. All very professional and really cater to your every need.

Our primary contact, Amanda Tofflemire, was from start to finish absolutely amazing. She went above and beyond to answer all of our many questions and make our day truly the best day of our lives!

They took our concept and vision and executed it exactly how we imagined. It was the best night of our lives, and the Driskill helped make that happen!
The Driskill made our big day completely magical and perfect. We wouldn't have changed a thing! We had the best experience Read more...
The Driskill made our big day completely magical and perfect. We wouldn't have changed a thing! We had the best experience with all of the Driskill staff. All very professional and really cater to your every need.

Our primary contact, Amanda Tofflemire, was from start to finish absolutely amazing. She went above and beyond to answer all of our many questions and make our day truly the best day of our lives!

They took our concept and vision and executed it exactly how we imagined. It was the best night of our lives, and the Driskill helped make that happen! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
The 1886 Café and Bakery at the Driskill made 5 assorted cakes for our wedding and all tasted amazing.
The 1886 Café and Bakery at the Driskill made 5 assorted cakes for our wedding and all tasted amazing.
The 1886 Café and Bakery at the Driskill made 5 assorted cakes for our wedding and all tasted amazing. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Since I was little I dreamed of having my wedding at the Driskill. So much history and such a beautiful building. They just don't make them like that anymore. The service was absolutely wonderful. Every member of the hotel staff is kind and courteous. From the valets and bellmen to the concierge and desk attendants. The food was unbelievable! I swear that I got more compliments from my guests about the tenderloin than I did my dress. A+ all around. Every bride should consider this for their wedding.
Since I was little I dreamed of having my wedding at the Driskill. So much history and such a beautiful building. They Read more...
Since I was little I dreamed of having my wedding at the Driskill. So much history and such a beautiful building. They just don't make them like that anymore. The service was absolutely wonderful. Every member of the hotel staff is kind and courteous. From the valets and bellmen to the concierge and desk attendants. The food was unbelievable! I swear that I got more compliments from my guests about the tenderloin than I did my dress. A+ all around. Every bride should consider this for their wedding. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The Driskill Hotel was my dream spot for a wedding. I never thought the date would be available since we planned everything in 3 months, or that it would be affordable on our budget.....but it was both! We had a smaller wedding, and we were one of 3 going on that night, but they took amazing care of us. Our catering manager was amazing. There is always going to be something that goes a little wrong, even with the best planning, and they were unflappable. The food was amazing, and the cake was better than I could have imagined. Our guests had a great time!
The Driskill Hotel was my dream spot for a wedding. I never thought the date would be available since we planned Read more...
The Driskill Hotel was my dream spot for a wedding. I never thought the date would be available since we planned everything in 3 months, or that it would be affordable on our budget.....but it was both! We had a smaller wedding, and we were one of 3 going on that night, but they took amazing care of us. Our catering manager was amazing. There is always going to be something that goes a little wrong, even with the best planning, and they were unflappable. The food was amazing, and the cake was better than I could have imagined. Our guests had a great time! Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
12/22/2012
4.7/5.0
The Driskill was the perfect place to have my wedding. The venue itself was exceptionally beautiful, but on top of that the event staff was 5 star. Why 4.7 stars then? We had some issues with our room block, or rather, we had some issues getting the staff to book our guests' rooms properly, and the after-regular-hours staff didn't seem to know that we had a room block and weren't able to change it or book rooms in it.

That being said, everything about the EVENT itself was PERFECT. Scott (the Catering Manager) is absolute perfection. He is VERY responsive, polite, accommodating, and intuitive. He and I barely spoke about what I wanted in a cake until the week of the wedding (that was my bad) and he pulled out the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen. Seriously, he was AMAZING.

The valet staff were awesome too! We rented a VERY expensive exotic car for our getaway, and they took great care to make sure everything went well and the car was well cared for.

The catering staff prepared all the food to 100% perfection! Seriously, everyone keeps telling us how amazing the food was. It is no small fete to prepare food for 150 people without it tasting like "catered food" but it was soooo good. I just wish I could have eaten more!

The service staff is ON POINT. The head catering waiter was right there with me and my husband all evening making sure that we were well taken care of. There he was, ready to make sure there was a drink in our hands and food in our mouths during and in-between photos, and all during the reception. It was really 5 star all the way.

In summary, the only negative thing about the experience was just the few issues we had with our room block, and had NOTHING to do with the wedding itself. Everything else was absolutely perfect. We are getting raves about the whole event! It's really true what they say, I wouldn't have changed a single thing. The Driskill is truly a one-of-a-kind hotel. We felt like royalty. :)
The Driskill was the perfect place to have my wedding. The venue itself was exceptionally beautiful, but on top of that Read more...
The Driskill was the perfect place to have my wedding. The venue itself was exceptionally beautiful, but on top of that the event staff was 5 star. Why 4.7 stars then? We had some issues with our room block, or rather, we had some issues getting the staff to book our guests' rooms properly, and the after-regular-hours staff didn't seem to know that we had a room block and weren't able to change it or book rooms in it.

That being said, everything about the EVENT itself was PERFECT. Scott (the Catering Manager) is absolute perfection. He is VERY responsive, polite, accommodating, and intuitive. He and I barely spoke about what I wanted in a cake until the week of the wedding (that was my bad) and he pulled out the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen. Seriously, he was AMAZING.

The valet staff were awesome too! We rented a VERY expensive exotic car for our getaway, and they took great care to make sure everything went well and the car was well cared for.

The catering staff prepared all the food to 100% perfection! Seriously, everyone keeps telling us how amazing the food was. It is no small fete to prepare food for 150 people without it tasting like "catered food" but it was soooo good. I just wish I could have eaten more!

The service staff is ON POINT. The head catering waiter was right there with me and my husband all evening making sure that we were well taken care of. There he was, ready to make sure there was a drink in our hands and food in our mouths during and in-between photos, and all during the reception. It was really 5 star all the way.

In summary, the only negative thing about the experience was just the few issues we had with our room block, and had NOTHING to do with the wedding itself. Everything else was absolutely perfect. We are getting raves about the whole event! It's really true what they say, I wouldn't have changed a single thing. The Driskill is truly a one-of-a-kind hotel. We felt like royalty. :) Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The Driskill was perfect for our wedding! It is absolutely stunning on it's own so any decorations or flowers were just for our personal preference. Amanda Barone, the Catering Events Manager, was wonderful to work with-any question I had, request etc.... she was always willing to work with me. She was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. I could go on forever about how great her and all the staff at The Driskill was. Having my wedding at The Driskill was like a fairy-tale and Amanda helped make that happen!
The Driskill was perfect for our wedding! It is absolutely stunning on it's own so any decorations or flowers were just Read more...
The Driskill was perfect for our wedding! It is absolutely stunning on it's own so any decorations or flowers were just for our personal preference. Amanda Barone, the Catering Events Manager, was wonderful to work with-any question I had, request etc.... she was always willing to work with me. She was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. I could go on forever about how great her and all the staff at The Driskill was. Having my wedding at The Driskill was like a fairy-tale and Amanda helped make that happen! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Scott and his team were wonderful to work with for our wedding- it was all wonderful! The Driskill is beautiful and we loved the history of the hotel... a perfect place for a very memorable night!
Scott and his team were wonderful to work with for our wedding- it was all wonderful! The Driskill is beautiful and we Read more...
Scott and his team were wonderful to work with for our wedding- it was all wonderful! The Driskill is beautiful and we loved the history of the hotel... a perfect place for a very memorable night! Read less
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XHennifX
Wedding:
6/27/2010
3.0/5.0
The Driskill hotel is a FANTASTIC place to get married. The entire staff was pleasant and accommodating... besides one person. My wedding consultant was HORRIBLE. I would never recommend working with her. I met with her to discuss the logistics on January 16th. I did not hear back from her until the END OF FEBRUARY. This is after repeated e mails and phone calls. She showed up on my wedding day 1.5 hours late. We couldnt reach her on her cell phone and nobody knew where she was. She should be fired. Other than that, the hotel staff is very helpful and courteous!
The Driskill hotel is a FANTASTIC place to get married. The entire staff was pleasant and accommodating... besides one Read more...
The Driskill hotel is a FANTASTIC place to get married. The entire staff was pleasant and accommodating... besides one person. My wedding consultant was HORRIBLE. I would never recommend working with her. I met with her to discuss the logistics on January 16th. I did not hear back from her until the END OF FEBRUARY. This is after repeated e mails and phone calls. She showed up on my wedding day 1.5 hours late. We couldnt reach her on her cell phone and nobody knew where she was. She should be fired. Other than that, the hotel staff is very helpful and courteous! Read less
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CIgnagni
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Great vintage Hotel! Wonderful customer service.
Great vintage Hotel! Wonderful customer service.
Great vintage Hotel! Wonderful customer service. Read less
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Rob and Christina
Wedding:
12/6/2009
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect place for my wedding ceremony and reception! I loved the food, the ambiance, the location, the history of the hotel, and this location fit my Victorian theme to a T. I absolutely enjoyed my experience with everyone involved from the catering department. The food was exceptional and my cake was decadent! I can only look back on this day with fond memories and I wish the day would have lasted so much longer!
This was the perfect place for my wedding ceremony and reception! I loved the food, the ambiance, the location, the Read more...
This was the perfect place for my wedding ceremony and reception! I loved the food, the ambiance, the location, the history of the hotel, and this location fit my Victorian theme to a T. I absolutely enjoyed my experience with everyone involved from the catering department. The food was exceptional and my cake was decadent! I can only look back on this day with fond memories and I wish the day would have lasted so much longer! Read less
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newlyweds1010
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.8/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Driskill and everything was beautiful! The hotel itself is one of a kind. We worked with two coordinators as one had to go on maternity leave. They are very professional, patient, and get back to you very quickly. One issue we had was that there was no coordinator or supervisor during our reception, so that stressed us out. Overall, they were great and took very good care of us through out the planning process and on our wedding day. The wedding could not have turned out more beautifully!!
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Driskill and everything was beautiful! The hotel itself is one of a kind. We Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Driskill and everything was beautiful! The hotel itself is one of a kind. We worked with two coordinators as one had to go on maternity leave. They are very professional, patient, and get back to you very quickly. One issue we had was that there was no coordinator or supervisor during our reception, so that stressed us out. Overall, they were great and took very good care of us through out the planning process and on our wedding day. The wedding could not have turned out more beautifully!! Read less
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auspicious
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Venue: unbeatable downtown location, beautiful, and flexible in terms of how you use the space (we did ceremony and reception in adjacent rooms)

Catering: delicious and, again, flexible (we had meal options to suit every need: meat-eater, vegetarian, gluten-free, and kid). They even customized the vegetarian option to my liking, making it wholly unique on their menu, and it was done without an extra fee.

Wedding cakes: both wedding and groom's cakes were delicious in addition to being the most stunning cakes we've ever seen. Both cakes were custom designs done to our specifications, and they turned out better than we ever imagined.

Contact/planner: Emily Taylor was incredible throughout the planning process as well as the night of the event. She anticipated needs, dealt with problems swiftly (and without involving me so I could enjoy the night), and responded to our every (sometimes totally unique and unprecedented) need. We couldn't have done it without her.
Venue: unbeatable downtown location, beautiful, and flexible in terms of how you use the space (we did ceremony and Read more...
Venue: unbeatable downtown location, beautiful, and flexible in terms of how you use the space (we did ceremony and reception in adjacent rooms)

Catering: delicious and, again, flexible (we had meal options to suit every need: meat-eater, vegetarian, gluten-free, and kid). They even customized the vegetarian option to my liking, making it wholly unique on their menu, and it was done without an extra fee.

Wedding cakes: both wedding and groom's cakes were delicious in addition to being the most stunning cakes we've ever seen. Both cakes were custom designs done to our specifications, and they turned out better than we ever imagined.

Contact/planner: Emily Taylor was incredible throughout the planning process as well as the night of the event. She anticipated needs, dealt with problems swiftly (and without involving me so I could enjoy the night), and responded to our every (sometimes totally unique and unprecedented) need. We couldn't have done it without her. Read less
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acoul
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Honestly, everything was perfect. It was better than what I had expected, and I had some pretty high expectations. Wendy (my contact there) was super organized, very responsive, and beyond helpful. She's great to work with and really sweet. She was the day of coordinator and the entire night went flawlessly. The food is one of the major reasons we picked The Driskill in the first place, their chef is amazing. Everything was deliciousss. The design of my cake was just what I wanted and the grooms cake was a huge hit. Bonus: the cakes tasted even better than they looked. I could not have been happier with a choice of venue.
Honestly, everything was perfect. It was better than what I had expected, and I had some pretty high expectations. Wendy Read more...
Honestly, everything was perfect. It was better than what I had expected, and I had some pretty high expectations. Wendy (my contact there) was super organized, very responsive, and beyond helpful. She's great to work with and really sweet. She was the day of coordinator and the entire night went flawlessly. The food is one of the major reasons we picked The Driskill in the first place, their chef is amazing. Everything was deliciousss. The design of my cake was just what I wanted and the grooms cake was a huge hit. Bonus: the cakes tasted even better than they looked. I could not have been happier with a choice of venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sherri-Lynne
Wedding:
12/20/2008
5.0/5.0
The Driskill is stunning!! I love this hotel!!
We were able to do the ceremony and reception in the same room because it was a 2 level room; which SAVED US MONEY! We did an afternoon wedding; which SAVED US MONEY!! We had our wedding right before Christmas so everything was decorated beautifully; which SAVED US MONEY!!
The food was incredible and absolutely DELICIOUS!! With all the money we saved, splurging some on the food was no problem.
They also throw in a free night in a suite for your wedding night!
PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT!!!
The Driskill is stunning!! I love this hotel!!
We were able to do the ceremony and reception in the same room because Read more...
The Driskill is stunning!! I love this hotel!!
We were able to do the ceremony and reception in the same room because it was a 2 level room; which SAVED US MONEY! We did an afternoon wedding; which SAVED US MONEY!! We had our wedding right before Christmas so everything was decorated beautifully; which SAVED US MONEY!!
The food was incredible and absolutely DELICIOUS!! With all the money we saved, splurging some on the food was no problem.
They also throw in a free night in a suite for your wedding night!
PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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michelled
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent food and service as always!
Excellent food and service as always!
Excellent food and service as always! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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austinbride
Wedding:
9/5/2008
5.0/5.0
FABULOUS! Wedding planner and staff service is incomparable. Great price, great food, stunning location. I recommend to the Driskill to anyone looking to have a dream wedding.
FABULOUS! Wedding planner and staff service is incomparable. Great price, great food, stunning location. I recommend to Read more...
FABULOUS! Wedding planner and staff service is incomparable. Great price, great food, stunning location. I recommend to the Driskill to anyone looking to have a dream wedding. Read less
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rscott1229
Wedding:
12/29/2007
4.6/5.0
The Driskill is the most beautiful and elegant place to have your reception. We loved it. The only problem we had was that we were a little disappointed with the cake. The bottom layer looked large in proportion to the other layers. Also, our first two contacts there took positions elsewhere so we had a total of 3 contacts and an temporary contact. It stressed us out a little. They were all wonderful though and took very good notes to pass on to their replacements. Our final contact Emily pulled off our reception flawlessly though. It really was our dream wedding reception. So beautiful.
The Driskill is the most beautiful and elegant place to have your reception. We loved it. The only problem we had was that Read more...
The Driskill is the most beautiful and elegant place to have your reception. We loved it. The only problem we had was that we were a little disappointed with the cake. The bottom layer looked large in proportion to the other layers. Also, our first two contacts there took positions elsewhere so we had a total of 3 contacts and an temporary contact. It stressed us out a little. They were all wonderful though and took very good notes to pass on to their replacements. Our final contact Emily pulled off our reception flawlessly though. It really was our dream wedding reception. So beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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liz_brammer4
Wedding:
8/7/2004
5.0/5.0
The site is absolutely gorgeous! I got all of my catering through them, as well as my cake, and they did a phenomenal job. It was harder to pick the food than it ever was to pick out my wedding dress! We did a great fish dish with a vegetarian option, and everyone loved either dish.

Also, the cake was so popular (the rasperry pistacchio crunch) went over so well several of my friends decided to get their cakes from the 1886 bakery there. Their cakes are so much better than any normal, run of the mill white wedding cake. They really go above and beyond. They also looked at the bustle of my dress and used that as the design for the fondant.

The space in the driskill is incredible. We did the option of getting the grand room, the Jom Hogg Parlor, and the 4 deluxe historic suites. It was perfection.

Also, their wedding coordinator is an absolute doll. She is extremely easy to work with, and works very hard to make the entire event look effortless. The entire reception flowed smoothly with her help. She also was a great resource in finding the church site for the ceremony.

It was also extremely wonderful to work with them, because they provide any tables, bars, linens, chairs, speakers, and whatever else you could possibly want to rent. It made it very easy to plan being able to deal with just the people at the driskill.
The site is absolutely gorgeous! I got all of my catering through them, as well as my cake, and they did a phenomenal job. Read more...
The site is absolutely gorgeous! I got all of my catering through them, as well as my cake, and they did a phenomenal job. It was harder to pick the food than it ever was to pick out my wedding dress! We did a great fish dish with a vegetarian option, and everyone loved either dish.

Also, the cake was so popular (the rasperry pistacchio crunch) went over so well several of my friends decided to get their cakes from the 1886 bakery there. Their cakes are so much better than any normal, run of the mill white wedding cake. They really go above and beyond. They also looked at the bustle of my dress and used that as the design for the fondant.

The space in the driskill is incredible. We did the option of getting the grand room, the Jom Hogg Parlor, and the 4 deluxe historic suites. It was perfection.

Also, their wedding coordinator is an absolute doll. She is extremely easy to work with, and works very hard to make the entire event look effortless. The entire reception flowed smoothly with her help. She also was a great resource in finding the church site for the ceremony.

It was also extremely wonderful to work with them, because they provide any tables, bars, linens, chairs, speakers, and whatever else you could possibly want to rent. It made it very easy to plan being able to deal with just the people at the driskill. Read less
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