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Thank You Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

This week, the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Austin threw a nice reception for vendors in the Austin area. It was a great way to meet other professionals in the wedding industry and see what the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown has to offer for weddings and other large events.

Here are some great reasons to host your event at the
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown:


They know their stuff. Plus, the key managers have worked together at that venue for a full decade. They know each other and can respond quickly and accurately.

Personal Attention

If your needs are not being met, they will adjust to you. Just ask anyone who tried the vegan quesadillas individually prepared by the chef.

Attention to Detail

The signature cocktail for the event was a Garden Goddess. Think pear-tini meets rosemary lemonade. The only problem with this little yumminess is that they are sweet and therefore stronger than they seem. If you plan to serve these, be sure you have reserved a block of rooms for your event!


They are “in” with so many great vendors. When you need a recommendation for a florist or a DJ, they will have quality referrals for you.


Stellar. Beautiful. Plenty.

Flexible Space

The party space can handle almost 200 guests for a typical wedding reception dinner/dance. Plus, two additional rooms make great spaces for a quiet coffee lounge for  family to visit and a kids room to keep them entertained and happy.

Valet Parking

Parking downtown can be a nightmare, but the Hilton Garden Inn’s valet service is top notch. Your guests will feel pampered and everyone will have an easy trip from the ceremony to the reception.

The View

18th floor. Next to Interstate-35 with a 180-degree view of everything from the University of Texas campus to the State Capitol building and grounds to the full length of 6th Street…and all the way out to Lady Bird Lake and Hill Country. Amazing. Gorgeous. Beautiful.

Our advice: plan your party to start ~30 minutes before sunset and let the view be part of your entertainment. Watch the city come alive at night!


Book a large enough event between now and the end of 2010 and get a complimentary iPad, which you can then use on their free WiFi!