The Driskill provides banquet rooms for holding special occasion events such as weddings, birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and family gatherings in a grand historic setting. Its location in the heart of downtown Austin also helps makes it a convenient and accessible location.
Location aside, The Driskill is also in contact with event management experts who can cater to special needs, from customizing dance floors and banquet decorations to providing hand-drawn menu cards. For weddings, the hotel provides a comprehensive range of wedding planning services and packages that are intended to take the stress off couples by taking care of food and beverage catering, venue styling services, and other administrative logistics.
Over the century, The Driskill has hosted formal events for US Presidents Lyndon Johnson and George W. Bush, as well as the inaugural ball for Texas Governors Sul Ross, William P. Hobby and Dan Moody. They are among other dignitaries and artists who have held formal and social events at the hotel, which is equipped with more than 18,000 square feet worth of meeting space.
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Apart from nine meeting rooms, there is also a stunning 2,500 square feet ballroom that used to be the hotel’s original Grand Salon. It features a vaulted tromp l’oeil dome with a crystal chandelier centerpiece and will provide a perfect backdrop to any meetings and events. Old school charm aside, all meetings rooms are fitted with state-of-the art audiovisual equipment and high-speed Internet access, while wireless Internet is also available in public spaces. There is also a fully equipped business center that is open 24-hours daily to fulfill the needs of traveling executives. Secretarial services are also offered upon demand.
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