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UTexas Alumni Center

Austin , TX

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Austin, TX US
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
4.0/5.0
As a Texas Exes member who loves history, this was where I wanted to get married. Luckily, my husband felt the same. If you are a member, the value cannot be beat. It's gorgeous with many authentic Texas paintings and sculptures, a gorgeous fireplace, antique woodwork and furniture, iron chandeliers and sconces, and a ballroom with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the creek and the beautiful UT campus.

We chose to marry in the lounge, a place that celebrated the history of the state, and hold our reception in the ballroom. It worked perfectly, and we were stunned at the beauty on our wedding day even though we expected it! It's located in the heart of Austin, making accommodations and other events easy although parking is always difficult downtown. However, the Alumni Center offers an underground garage that was more than adequate.

All weddings there are run by the RK Group, which did make us wary at first. However, the on-site service by Rosemary's Catering was wonderful. We managed to work around many of the restrictions with the help of the RK Group rep, Allison, but we had to use Illusions Rentals for linens. However, since much of our decor was our own, she worked with us to help create the wedding of our dreams seamlessly. She helped our vendors incredibly with set up even though they were not from the RK Group, and she was present throughout the rehearsal to ensure that everything went perfectly. Allison went far beyond our expectations and was in constant touch with us throughout the planning.

Basically, if you love Austin, Texas history, or are a UT Alum, this should be your first choice. The only major drawback is that it's run by the RK Group, and they want you to use all their overpriced services. However, with attention to detail, a little stubbornness, and using their caterer and rental company for the basics, it's possible to work with them to bring in your own vendors and have the wedding you want at an affordable price
As a Texas Exes member who loves history, this was where I wanted to get married. Luckily, my husband felt the same. If Read more...
As a Texas Exes member who loves history, this was where I wanted to get married. Luckily, my husband felt the same. If you are a member, the value cannot be beat. It's gorgeous with many authentic Texas paintings and sculptures, a gorgeous fireplace, antique woodwork and furniture, iron chandeliers and sconces, and a ballroom with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the creek and the beautiful UT campus.

We chose to marry in the lounge, a place that celebrated the history of the state, and hold our reception in the ballroom. It worked perfectly, and we were stunned at the beauty on our wedding day even though we expected it! It's located in the heart of Austin, making accommodations and other events easy although parking is always difficult downtown. However, the Alumni Center offers an underground garage that was more than adequate.

All weddings there are run by the RK Group, which did make us wary at first. However, the on-site service by Rosemary's Catering was wonderful. We managed to work around many of the restrictions with the help of the RK Group rep, Allison, but we had to use Illusions Rentals for linens. However, since much of our decor was our own, she worked with us to help create the wedding of our dreams seamlessly. She helped our vendors incredibly with set up even though they were not from the RK Group, and she was present throughout the rehearsal to ensure that everything went perfectly. Allison went far beyond our expectations and was in constant touch with us throughout the planning.

Basically, if you love Austin, Texas history, or are a UT Alum, this should be your first choice. The only major drawback is that it's run by the RK Group, and they want you to use all their overpriced services. However, with attention to detail, a little stubbornness, and using their caterer and rental company for the basics, it's possible to work with them to bring in your own vendors and have the wedding you want at an affordable price Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
7/24/2010
4.6/5.0
My guests have been raving about our reception thanks to the UT Alumni Center. We had 250 guests who fit comfortably and a beautiful outdoor patio as well. I got married in the summer in Texas so from the start an outdoor reception was out of the question. Thanks to the beautiful trees surrounding the Alumni Center and the windows that covered all the walls, my guests were able to feel like they were outside yet still enjoy the air conditioning. It was perfect. The dance floor was a little small but other than that everything was wonderful.
My guests have been raving about our reception thanks to the UT Alumni Center. We had 250 guests who fit comfortably and a Read more...
My guests have been raving about our reception thanks to the UT Alumni Center. We had 250 guests who fit comfortably and a beautiful outdoor patio as well. I got married in the summer in Texas so from the start an outdoor reception was out of the question. Thanks to the beautiful trees surrounding the Alumni Center and the windows that covered all the walls, my guests were able to feel like they were outside yet still enjoy the air conditioning. It was perfect. The dance floor was a little small but other than that everything was wonderful. Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
4/1/2010
4.2/5.0
Great place to have a nice wedding
Great place to have a nice wedding
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jubilee
Wedding:
1/16/2010
4.8/5.0
This was a beautiful venue that didn’t require much in the way of decoration – having windows on three sides of the ballroom did most of that for us! The food by RK Catering was fantastic and we got lots of compliments on it. We were easily able to have the specific wines and beers we wanted, as we weren’t crazy about the house wines. The organizational side of the event went off without a hitch and Rebekah was great at making everything flow well. The one annoying thing was that our wedding was passed between four different coordinators from the time we booked the event until the big day. Having a new coordinator less than two months before the wedding stressed me out, but Rebekah was impressive at getting everything together. The RK Group, who handles all events at the Alumni Center, are very professional and have big events like this down pat.
This was a beautiful venue that didn’t require much in the way of decoration – having windows on three sides of the Read more...
This was a beautiful venue that didn’t require much in the way of decoration – having windows on three sides of the ballroom did most of that for us! The food by RK Catering was fantastic and we got lots of compliments on it. We were easily able to have the specific wines and beers we wanted, as we weren’t crazy about the house wines. The organizational side of the event went off without a hitch and Rebekah was great at making everything flow well. The one annoying thing was that our wedding was passed between four different coordinators from the time we booked the event until the big day. Having a new coordinator less than two months before the wedding stressed me out, but Rebekah was impressive at getting everything together. The RK Group, who handles all events at the Alumni Center, are very professional and have big events like this down pat. Read less
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khiggins
Wedding:
11/28/2009
5.0/5.0
As a die hard Longhorn fan and a Texas Ex, I chose the Alumni Center because of it's location on campus. I planned my wedding in Austin from Chicago, and I wasn't able to see the venue, possible decor, or taste any of the food before the reception itself. Everything was beyond my expectations! The food was exceptional, the room and decor were beautiful, and the service was extremely high quality. I would choose them again in a heartbeat!
As a die hard Longhorn fan and a Texas Ex, I chose the Alumni Center because of it's location on campus. I planned my Read more...
As a die hard Longhorn fan and a Texas Ex, I chose the Alumni Center because of it's location on campus. I planned my wedding in Austin from Chicago, and I wasn't able to see the venue, possible decor, or taste any of the food before the reception itself. Everything was beyond my expectations! The food was exceptional, the room and decor were beautiful, and the service was extremely high quality. I would choose them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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brittbride
Wedding:
1/10/2009
4.8/5.0
Everyone at the alumni center was amazing to us! The food was fantastic, our planner was always on top of things and very knowledgable, and everyone who worked with us on the day of the wedding was so attentive. We could not have asked for a better day with anyone else. We are still getting compliments on the food and decor as well as the bartenders. They were all absolutely wonderful!
Everyone at the alumni center was amazing to us! The food was fantastic, our planner was always on top of things and very Read more...
Everyone at the alumni center was amazing to us! The food was fantastic, our planner was always on top of things and very knowledgable, and everyone who worked with us on the day of the wedding was so attentive. We could not have asked for a better day with anyone else. We are still getting compliments on the food and decor as well as the bartenders. They were all absolutely wonderful! Read less
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Janessa
Wedding:
12/28/2007
4.5/5.0
Fantastic food and staff, only beware of them trying to sell you more than you may want or upgrading without knowing costs included. But they had great service and were very helpful, also tried to work with my budget.
Fantastic food and staff, only beware of them trying to sell you more than you may want or upgrading without knowing costs Read more...
Fantastic food and staff, only beware of them trying to sell you more than you may want or upgrading without knowing costs included. But they had great service and were very helpful, also tried to work with my budget. Read less
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