Barr Mansion is USDA Certified Organic

Green events are red hot!

  • Perfect for Corporate Events & Holiday Parties
  • Designed to Accommodate Groups of Any Size
  • All Season Venue with Indoor & Outdoor Options
  • Skilled Event Coordinators Make Your Job Easy
  • Special Deals for Non-Profits & Community Orgs
  • Big Discounts for Weeknights & Daytime Events
  • Seasonal Menus Embracing Local & Organic
Photographer: Kelly Wendt Photography

Why Us?

We don't just say that we love the Earth, we show it! Barr Mansion is the first certified organic special events facility, as well as the first Zero Waste special events facility in the nation. Our menus are specially tailored each season to emphasize local and organic produce, while offering creative and unique options.

Turnkey Ease
We are more than just a special events venue. With our full on-site, organic catering kitchen and skilled event coordinators, we can help you produce truly outstanding events with ease.

With fabulous indoor and outdoor options in our one venue, your event can really be tailored to fit your needs. Small groups can be accommodated in our Victorian mansion and larger groups can really spread out in our Artisan Ballroom and lush gardens.
Photographer: Kelly Wendt Photography
"In a ceremony at City Council chambers June 9, Mayor Leffingwell and the Austin City Council proclaimed June 2011 and Resurrection of Barr Mansion's Artisan Ballroom month. The proclamation came on the first anniversary of the devastating lightning fire that destroyed the ballroom last summer. The newly expanded, even greener, zero-waste facility is once again hosting weddings and other events and providing seasonal, organic menus in the nation's only certified organic event venue. We send hearty congratulations to Barr Mansion owner Melanie McAfee and her talented staff on the ballroom's resurrection, and we offer our best wishes for its continued success."

- Virginia B. Wood, Austin Chronicle
Photographer: Anthology Photography

What We Offer

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Austin, Barr Mansion provides a beautiful, tranquil setting for your corporate and community events. Enjoy a full service experience with our on-site organic catering kitchen, as well as additional options for food and beverage service.

We opened our doors in 1981 and have held countless events at our venue over the last 30+ years. From holiday parties to corporate training events to community fundraisers to all-day think tank sessions, our beautiful Victorian mansion, meticulously maintained gardens and decadent Artisan Ballroom provide excellent and unique backdrops for your clients and guests.

If you can dream it, we can help you bring any event to life!
Photographer: Matthew Moore Photography

Contact Us Today

For information on pricing and availability, please call us at (512) 926-6907 or send an email to

To receive current event pricing and discounts, be sure to mention the date or dates you are interested in. We typically book a year to a year-and-a-half in advance for weekends in April, May and October. We offer discounts based on availability, season, day of the week and other factors.
Photographer: Matthew Moore Photography

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