The Greenhouse at Driftwood Est. 2013

, Driftwood, Texas

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Get back to nature at this gorgeous greenhouse in the heart of Texas Hill Country.
You know a place is special when the entrance is a two-story glass-encased greenhouse dripping with tropical, rain forest foliage. In Texas. It's also been in the same family for three generations. While lush flora and fauna abound, real care and curation has gone into this utterly chic and special space - gorgeously great for any get-together.
The Lowdown
Type
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Other
Views
Desert
Jungle
Landscaped Grounds
Water Feature
Style
Classic
Country
Elegant
Romantic
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Greenhouse is made up of diverse outdoor spaces nestled within over 60 acres in the Texas Hill Country. Our spaces cater to intimate dinner parties as well as larger receptions and seated dinners. They also offer a natural feel for a casual evening as well as striking elegance for a black-tie affair. We offer beautiful landscapes where you can use your creativity to bring your ideal creation to life. While we do offer indoor spaces, at this time they are only available for smaller events. Our outdoor spaces accommodate weddings and parties large and small and we do allow tenting in several areas.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Taxes, Cleaning Fee, Security

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
300
Buffet
N/A
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Greenhouse at Driftwood is a special place in the heart of the Hill Country. Nestled between Onion Creek and Jackson Creek in Driftwood, Texas, The Greenhouse provides an elegant, unique setting for events in the midst of nature. The property has been in the same family for three generations and as you can tell with the structures and surroundings, it has been cared for each and every day of its existence. With lush, native plants, century-old Oaks, and rustic open spaces just miles from the Austin city limits, The Greenhouse is not your average venue. Attention to conservation and sustainability is a way of life here. The property has been using rainwater collection for primary water use since the 1970’s and most of the power needs are met using rooftop solar panels. In addition to conservation, promoting wildlife and bird habitat is of upmost importance. The first wedding at The Greenhouse was on March 2, 2013.
Standout Venue Features:
The entrance to the space is through a three-story, tropical greenhouse filled with rainforest plants including cycads, palms, orchids and bromeliads. The adjacent greenhouse, with a desert climate, houses cycads, cacti, aloes, succulents, and pachypodia. Each plant was carefully chosen and planted with care. Some specimens were grown from seed and lovingly tended over the past decades, growing into the mature plants seen today. The owners have a keen interest in cycads, a group of primitive palm-like plants related to ferns. These prehistoric, exceptionally slow growing plants are mostly concentrated in the equatorial regions of the globe. Presently, there are about 70 different species planted in the ground in the greenhouses. An estimated 300 to 400 species of these “living fossils” remain in existence in the wild today.
Extra Perks:
Rental rates include: • One bridal portrait or engagement photo shoot prior to your event date, based on availability • One two-hour vendor meeting prior to event date based on availability, must be scheduled in advance • Complimentary use of The Greenhouse at Driftwood rental equipment including chairs, dining tables, and buffet tables. Inquire for a current list of rentals available.
VENDOR VERIFIED TIPS

Our verified and highly qualified Vendors that have hosted, designed, photographed, coordinated an event here would love to give you a few tips for your event here. We allow for Vendors reviews and tips, but do not allow any negative comments. If we receive 3 verified negative reviews the venue will be removed.


The Greenhouse at Driftwood is one of Austin's most stunning venues! Just don't forget to account for a reception tent, and possibly a ceremony tent in the case of foul weather. Also, transportation for your guests is something to keep in mind to ensure everyone can have a wonderful time and get safely to and from your party. Happy celebrating!

Nov 14th, 2016
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Owner & Lead Event Designer
Texas, United States

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A Desert Greenhouse Garden Party Venue In Driftwood Texas
Jake Kilroy
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No. 26945
VENUE:
The Greenhouse at Driftwood
LOCATION:
Driftwood, Texas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Greenhouse / Glasshouse
Southwestern
Desert Motif
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

In the twinkling desertscape of Texas, polished glass structures, invigorated by metal and stone, capture the eye and fascination of any traveler lucky enough to roll through the small town of Driftwood. As rural as it may be, Driftwood endures as a slice of Americana that melts a dreamer’s cowboy heart, so it’s fitting that tucked away in its countryside community is a spectacular home-on-the-range venue that’s equal parts stylish modernity and old-world elegance.

The Greenhouse at Driftwood, owned by the same family for generations, has become a beloved destination for romantics wanting to tie the knot surrounded by century-old oaks and cacti. Just southwest of Austin, the venue is as much a savior of its surrounding environment as it is a key component of the scenery itself. The gorgeous open space uses rainwater collection as its primary source for flora and fauna alike, while helping conserve local wildlife and bird habitats. Plus, the grounds are beyond stunning.

 

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