Hosting a variety of events, from Concerts to Film Screenings & more.
16,000 sq ft with 4 unique rooms. Located in Central Austin, just 5 minutes from downtown, The Marchesa is the perfect venue for your next event.
Book your next conference, expo, craft fair, birthday party, wedding reception, performance, business party, holiday event or meeting with us.
Currently, tours of the venue are given by appointment only. That said, the best way to contact us to set up a time to come by for a visit is through email -
Deborah Gill (Talent Buying & Event Booking, Event Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow 2-3 business days for one of our coordinators to return your inquiry. The best way to reach us is through email. Thanks!
We’re happy to inform you about our 15% discount on room rental rates for Non-Profit Charity/Fundraiser Events! This offer is valid anytime of the year, although it may not be combined with other discounts (i.e. seasonal discounts).
Below you will find our basic rental rates:
*RENTAL RATES ARE DOUBLED ON HOLIDAYS, HOLIDAY WEEKENDS, & DURING POPULAR AUSTIN EVENTS & FESTIVALS*
(HALF DAY PRICING NOT AVAILABLE Fridays, Saturdays, or ON HOLIDAYS*)
FULL DAY ROOM RENTAL (10 hours or less*):
$1450- Lounge ($900 if combined with rental of Hall, or both the Theatre & Annex together)
$1250 – Theatre
$1750 – Annex Hall
$2650 – Main Hall
* If your event goes over the 10 hour limit (including setup & breakdown time), there will be a charge of $175 per extra hour for the Theatre or Lounge, $200 per extra hour for the Halls
HALF DAY ROOM RENTAL (5 hours or less*)
$1100 – Lounge ($700 if combined with rental of Hall, or both the Theatre & Annex together)
$875 – Theatre
$1200 – Annex Hall
$1850 – Main Hall
*If your event goes over the 5-hour limit (including setup & breakdown time), there will be a charge of $175 per extra hour for the Theatre or Lounge, $200 per extra hour for the Halls. Half Day pricing NOT available on Fridays or Saturdays.
* Additional services can be provided:
- $2.50 a chair
- Setup of Tables & Chairs, $20 an hour
- After event clean-up (Price will vary, starting at $200 for the Lounge)
- During event clean-up crew: $18 an hour per employee
- Bartender $18 an hour
- $18 each – Real White Linen Table Cloths for either Round or Rectangle Tables.
- $5 each – White Linen Like Paper Banquet Table Covers ($7 for colored, available in Chocolate, Black, Navy Blue, Hunter Green, Red or Burgundy)
- $9 each – Linen Like Paper Round Table Covers, available in White, Chocolate, Black, Navy Blue, Hunter Green, Red or Burgundy.
- $18 each – Polyester Table Linens for Round or Banquet Tables – available in a variety of colors.
- $150 – Basic PA to Amplify Speeches/Spoken Announcements/Background Music with 1 microphone, cord and stand
- $100 – Digital Projector
- $50 – 8ft Projector Screen
*These prices include tax and our service fee. We welcome clients to bring in their own table cloths, decorations, flower arrangements, food catering and other items if they would like. We do not require clients to obtain these items through us. Here are a few helpful websites for buying or renting items for your event:
FOOD & DRINKS:
We allow clients to bring in their own outside food catering; although, outside food and/or beverages are not permitted into The Marchesa without prior approval. If outside catering is approved, in some cases the client’s caterer will be required to provide The Marchesa with a valid proof of Insurance and a Catering Permit.
We highly recommend Whole Foods Catering for your catering needs.
Do you need a temporary event food permit? Please take a look at the following City of Austin guidelines: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/health/downloads/CH-08_Do_You_Need_a_Temporary_Food_Event_Permit%20_2_.pdf
- TEMPORARY FOOD SELLING PERMIT: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/health/downloads/tfs_checklist.pdf
It is very important that our clients understand they (or their caterers) will have NO or LIMITED access to our kitchen facilities. We cannot, at this time, offer any refrigeration to store outside food or drink, nor do we have an in-house stove for general use. The use of the kitchen facilities is limited to The Marchesa employees and their agents. Clients and caterers are also not permitted behind the Lounge bar.
Upon request, we can set up a full coffee/wine/liquor/beer & snack bar in our lounge for your event. Guests and attendees would be able to purchase their own drinks and snacks. If you would like drinks to be “free” for your attendees, you may pay in advance to have and “open bar,” with 18% gratuity included for the bartender.*
*Depending on the number of attendees, we require a $300-$2000 guarantee in bar sales (if sales are not met, you will be charged the difference). To give you a sense, we ask a $300 minimum for 50-75 expected attendees, $500 for 75-175 attendees, $1,000 for 175+, and $2,000 for 500+.
All bars will be “hosted” by The Marchesa. Any sale or distribution of liquor must be covered by a liquor license. We allow absolutely no underage drinking. No unauthorized liquor can be brought onto the grounds and no opened containers are to leave the grounds. The Marchesa will have the option to provide a concession stand & cash bar in the lounge during any event. All concessions and bar will be controlled by The Marchesa.
PAYMENT/ INSURANCE / SECURITY:
We require insurance for events be attained by clients adding The Marchesa LLC as additionally insured/covered. In some cases The Marchesa will obtain Liability Insurance for 0.65 cents per person. Clients will also be expected to pay for armed or unarmed security for most events with 100+ attendees.
Along with a signed contract, all events at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The Marchesa requires a 50% deposit (down-payment) of total estimated charges at the time of room confirmation. This deposit may be in the form of a check or credit card.
A $200-$600 refundable security deposit for the Annex, Theatre & Lounge, or a $600-$800 security deposit for the main Hall is also due and payable no later than thirty days prior to the event. It is agreed that any additional charges incurred during the function will be deducted from this deposit prior to refund to the contracting party. (If clients do not sufficiently clean up rental space after event, a minimum cleaning fee of $200 will be deducted from security deposit)