Mercury Hall
615 Cardinal Ln, Austin, TX

Mercury Hall

615 Cardinal Ln
Austin, TX 78704
Neighborhood: South Austin > Galindo
615 Cardinal Ln
Austin, TX 78704
Neighborhood: South Austin > Galindo
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8/10/2011

"Fantastic time !", An Eventective User from Dallas, TX
Initially, we wanted a small, outdoor wedding. But upon consideration of the temperatures in December, we realized a venue with options for indoor AND outdoor would be more prudent and settled on Mercury Hall, which allowed us the flexibility to do either one easily.

While located minutes from downtown and major freeways, Mercury Hall feels like a small town, hill-country chapel, probably because it was constructed in 1904 in a frontier town a couple of hours from Austin. The simple stained glass, white beadboard, and distressed wood floors provide a beautiful setting without a feeling of extravagance. The landscaping outside creates the perfect backdrop for a ceremony under the oak trees, or a space for guests to enjoy some cocktails among the indigenous plants and flowers.

And compared to other venues, Mercury Hall's pricing seemed reasonable. You can bring in your own alcohol and use your own caterers (from their list of preferred vendors), which ends up being much more affordable than a country club or hotel. And because we scheduled for an ""off peak"" time, we not only got a discount on the space but also had the chairs and tables included in the price. The staff communicated promptly and clearly and provided all the support we needed in planning the big day. The white walls, dark wood floors and stunning stained glass windows leave little necessity for additional decor, yet also acts as a blank canvas for whatever decor you see fit. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff, Herb & Jerry.. they were incredibly accommodating, friendly and amazing to work with! I cannot imagine getting married anywhere else! I'm looking for excuses to throw more parties so I can use Mercury Hall again and again! Pricing is listed on the website, but talk to Herb, the event director, because discounts may be available.

If you want a quaint, intimate event setting but don't want to drive out of town, Mercury Hall offers a perfect balance.

8/4/2011

"Nuptial Event", An Eventective User from Austin, TX
While located minutes from downtown and major freeways, Mercury Hall feels like a small town, hill-country chapel, probably because it was constructed in 1904 in a frontier town a couple of hours from Austin. The simple stained glass, white beadboard, and distressed wood floors provide a beautiful setting without a feeling of extravagance. The landscaping outside creates the perfect backdrop for a ceremony under the oak trees, or a space for guests to enjoy some cocktails among the indigenous plants and flowers.

And compared to other venues, Mercury Hall's pricing seemed reasonable. You can bring in your own alcohol and use your own caterers (from their list of preferred vendors), which ends up being much more affordable than a country club or hotel. And because we scheduled for an ""off peak"" time, we not only got a discount on the space but also had the chairs and tables included in the price. The staff communicated promptly and clearly and provided all the support we needed in planning the big day. Pricing is listed on the website, but talk to Herb, the event director, because discounts may be available.

If you want a quaint, inti

7/30/2011

"Great Intimate Setting", An Eventective User from Texas
Great intimate setting just south of downtown Austin. Is an old church turned into a reception venue. Great staff.
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