How do I secure a wedding reception date?
In order to secure space, The Driskill requires a signed contract, credit card guarantee form and non-refundable deposit from the couple.
What are the service charge and sales tax amounts?
A service charge of 24% applies, and is subject to sales tax (8.25%) based on current Texas State regulations.
When should we discuss our menu selections?
In order to assure the best possible selection, our event sales manager will suggest finalizing your menu at least one month prior to your event.
Does the hotel have a cake-cutting fee?
When celebrating your wedding at The Driskill, our wedding packages includes any cake-cutting fees, should you choose a custom wedding cakes prepared by award-winning Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone of our 1886 Café and Bakery. If you choose to use an alternate source, a $3 per person cake-cutting fee is applied.
When should we notify the hotel of our guaranteed guest attendance?
At the very latest, the couple should relay final attendance numbers to The Driskill by noon, 3 business days prior to the function.
What type of linens does the hotel provide?
As a standard, The Driskill provides fine white damask linens. Based on your preference, specialty linens can also be arranged.
What does The Driskill provide?
In order to ease the stress of wedding planning, The Driskill provides a full-service wedding planning function, including food and beverage coordination, wedding cake celection & presentation, all servers, bartenders, tables, chairs, white linens, votive candles, china, silverware, glassware, personalized menu cards, silver cake plateaus, crystal toasting flutes, cake knife and server sets, dance floors, staging, set-up and tear-down of your event. The Driskill is also pleased to provide centerpieces of white roses in silver mint julep cup vases, either as your main centerpiece, or as a supplement.
Can I use outside vendors?
Your event sales manager is pleased to recommend a list of vendors that have a long and storied history of contributing to Austin's finest events, including wedding coordinators, florists, entertainment providers (bands and/or DJ's), photographers, videographers, lighting and specialty linen companies.
Does the hotel allow outside food and beverage vendors?
As regulated by the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission, The Driskill must supply all food and liquor.
Does the hotel offer special room rates for our guests?
Your event sales manager assists with guest room blocks and / or courtesy rates for out-of-town guests.