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Check Out the Famous Driskill in Austin

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So, you are planning an event in Austin and you want a venue that will impress relax and entertain your guest. Why not have your event at the Driskill in Austin; one of Austin’s most elegant hotels? The hotel offers a piece of Texas history, fabulous food and a wide selection of meeting rooms for your guests to enjoy. Learn about the best Austin spots below:


The hotel was established by Jesse Lincoln Driskill, a cattleman who came to Austin in 1869 after having lost his money, during the Civil war. He reestablished his business, became very involved in Austin’s civic matters, and decided to build a luxury hotel.

The Driskill opened its doors in 1886. Although the hotel changed hands many times, it maintained its importance in the community. Since its opening, the hotel has hosted myriad inaugural balls, weddings, and events. LBJ met Lady Bird at the Driskill and it is the place he chose to await his second presidential election results. Austin Tourist attractions are fan favorites for everyone.


Whether you crave pastries and coffee, an elegant dinner or cocktails and appetizers the Driskill has something for you. The Café and Bakery were established in 1886. In addition to its tempting desserts, the menu offers everything from classic breakfast to a healthy Lady Bird omelet or avocado toast.

If fine dining is more your style, you may want to check out The Driskill Grill, which offers a menu prepared by Colton Foster and Christian Apetz, two of Austin’s best chefs. You can enjoy a five or seven-course prepared menu or order a la carte.

If you are planning an event that requires catering, fear not: The hotel offers many different options. You can choose from creating your own custom menu, having a menu prepared by the hotel’s chefs or treating your guests to a buffet-style meal.

Meeting Rooms

No matter how big or small your event might be, the Driskill has the perfect room. The Mezzanine has classic marble columns and can accommodate 1000 people. The Maximillian Room is decorated in sophisticated gold and white and can accommodate 100 people. The Ballroom has a dome style ceiling with many opulent chandeliers. The spacious room can accommodate up to 260 guests. This is most definitely one of the best Austin spots out there!

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