Austin >Event Planning > Palm Door Wedding & Event Venue
401 Sabine St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.264587 -97.736543
Perfect – My husband and I recently had our wedding at the Palm Door. We wanted something casual, fun and non-traditional.
Not only did we get exactly what we wanted in our reception, but the staff went out of the way to help us plan and prepare everything. The caterers did an amazing job with the menu ideas we threw at them, and graciously made accomodations for a few guests with dietary restrictions.
Joy was so great to work with in planning everything. She thought of things that we had completely overlooked and took care of tons of annoying details that would have stressed us out immensely.
Because of the work and positivity of the staff, we had a great time at the reception and actually were quite relaxed. This is an amazing, talented group of people to have for a wedding!
Palm Door ROCKS – What an awesome place!! It is absolutely beautiful on the inside and perfect size for a large party! Staff is out of this world awesome and the caterer onsite - Pink Avocado is slap your mama good! WOW is all I can really say. It was the absolute perfect place to have our wedding reception! Everything was fabulous!!
Palm Door is Better than Mary Poppins – Mary is practically perfect in every way, but Palm Door was pretty much just perfect. I booked Palm Door for a friend’s wedding and it couldn’t have been a better choice. I definitely recommend Palm Door for any wedding or event.
First, the location is ideal. Palm Door is a downtown gem. It’s centrally located, and once the wedding was over, we just moved the party elsewhere! While PD does not have its own parking lot, the usual downtown street and garage parking are easily accessible. And in terms of price, Palm Door is a steal in this area.
Second, the layout and décor allow for endless possibilities in customizing the space for your event. The simple white walls and stained wood floors will work with any color scheme, and the open floor plan gives you tons of options for setting up the room. High ceilings and lots of windows allow for tons of natural light during the day and keep the space feeling airy and open, even with a full house. The bar definitely catches the eye and adds character to the main room. And the balcony overlooking Waller Creek, and running the entire length of the building, is another wonderful outdoor bonus space. Plus, the lounge furniture they have to offer gives you even more possibilities for creating unique and inviting areas for your guests.
And finally, the venue coordinator Sara was beyond helpful. She was very friendly, offered several ideas and shared experiences when I came to plan the layout of the room. She was always responsive to my slew of emails with random questions that came up near the wedding date. On the day of the wedding, Sara offered her assistance in getting the tables and décor set up, made sure all our needs were met, and even made sure the candles got lit as I was busy rounding up people for the ceremony to begin. At the end of the night, she helped “direct traffic” to make sure all the items we brought in made it home with us, and she coordinated having some leftover dinner and cake packed up for us to take.
If you’re planning an event, definitely consider Palm Door. Their in-house caterer Pink Avocado was also fantastic. You won’t be disappointed.
modern, open event space – We had our wedding at Palm Door about a month ago.
The space is great for people who want to do some partying. The bar is huge along one entire wall in the main room. There is an even longer deck out back overlooking Waller Creek and a separate gallery space off the main room with a lounge-type feel. The walls are white and the floors and bar are stained wood so the space can easily be tailored towards whatever vibe your event is going for. And the downtown location was the perfect compliment to an urban couple like us.
I was shocked when I saw the Palm Door facility rental rates in comparison to other wedding venues. Palm Door was extremely affordable. Furniture and linens were included in the price too!
The Palm Door staff was friendly and helpful. On the day of our wedding, Sara did everything in her power to make us feel at ease. She coordinated our vendors and set the room up according to floor plans I created (at the very last minute). She is very knowledgeable about event planning and I respected and asked her input on many of my event logistics.
While the building is continually being spruced up, the indoor and outdoor space is not new and has a bit of a weathered look to it. Also, Waller Creek is notoriously traveled by transients so trash can pile up and smells can emanate from it, however the Palm Door staff tries their best to deal with it. The creek was clear and clean the day of our wedding.
If you are looking for an affordable, modern space with a knowledgeable event staff in which to throw a lively event that your guests will be impressed by, call the Palm Door.
Our organization used Palm Door for its holiday party this year and loved it. The interior is beautifully restored with a gorgeously lit bar, hardwood floors and airy white beams. The main room is spacious - and looked even more charming with garlands of green and white twinkle lights - and the long gallery provides a quieter nook for private conversations. The outside deck overlooking the creek is relaxed and rustic (your smoking guests will never notice they've been ostracized!). Though parking is limited, the downtown location is easily walkable from the major hotels and the Convention Center. We would definitely use Palm Door again!
Great Venue in a Fantastic Location – I was fortunate to find a hot new location for my association's recent event. We wanted something chic and sophisticated that was new and unique. The Palm Door was the perfect place. We splashed the walls with beautiful colored lighting and the room looked gorgeous. Centrally located in the heart of downtown, it has a very spacious deck that overlooks Waller Creek. Sara, the venue manager, was professional and responsive. I had a very positive experience, and I would book another party here in a heartbeat.
Last Minute Lifesaver – I got married over Hurricane Ike weekend and had originally booked a mostly outdoor venue. We had to change locations two days before the wedding and our caterer (Pink Avocado) recommended the Palm Door. My fiance and I were extremely anxious about changing plans at the last minute, but didn't have a choice. Sara dropped everything she was doing to meet with us and show us the venue.
The indoor is a wonderful blank canvas -- beautiful hardwoods, lots of light, and clean. Sara arranged for all of our rentals (tables, chairs, stage for the band) and even brought a table from her home to accomodate our guest book area. The venue looked beautiful and Sara took care of absolutely everything, which enabled me to relax and enjoy the night.
Pink Avocado and their staff are also amazing! Brenton was the most flexible person to work with of all my wedding vendors. His food is creative, delicious, and reasonably priced. He met with me multiple times to discuss the menu and set-up at our original venue and was able to change at the last minute seamlessly. His bartenders kept the alcohol flowing and did a wonderful job of bussing and breaking down tables for the dance floor.
The location is close to everything downtown and we were able to walk to our hotel (the HIlton) once the reception was over. The ONLY drawback is limited free parking and the fact that the creek area is in the process of being cleaned up and revitalized.
Overall, we could not have asked anything more of the Palm Door, Sara, Pink Avocado, or Brenton -- it was amazing to work with such professional vendors. All of my guests have raved about both the food and the venue and had a wonderful time. My husband and I truly believe that our wedding reception turned out better than we could have ever imagined at our original venue!
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