The Plant at Kyle Est. 2008

Kyle, TX, United States

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The Plant at Kyle is architectural landmark event space set on seventeen Texas Hill-Country acres.
An award-winning architectural landmark, the building was designed by Lake|Flato Architects as a private residence using steel recycled from the Alamo Cement Plant. The house was completed in 1989.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Field / Forest / Orchard
Historic Building
Views
Farm View
Forest
Rolling Hills
Valley
Water Feature
Style
Contemporary
Country
Eclectic
Industrial
Modern
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

The Plant at Kyle is architectural landmark event space set on seventeen Texas Hill-Country acres just 30 miles south of downtown Austin (60 miles north of downtown San Antonio). The house and grounds have been the site for many memorable gatherings, including meetings, celebrations, performances, receptions, weddings, banquets, family and friend reunions, and birthdays. With dramatic and varied spaces perfect for entertaining, this is a truly unique setting for an event large or small. Relax in "the world's largest screened-in porch," take a dip in the covered outdoor pool, read a book on one of several shaded patios, or on a hammock hanging in a grove of trees.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
300
Buffet
300
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2008
Curfew
No Curfew
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
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
The tastefully furnished, 3-bedroom home sleeps up to ten in king or queen-sized beds and two bunk beds, but the focus here is on year-round indoor/outdoor living perfected in classic Texas ranch houses. An award-winning architectural landmark, the building was designed by Lake|Flato Architects as a private residence using steel recycled from the Alamo Cement Plant. The house was completed in 1989.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
An award-winning architectural landmark, the building was designed by Lake|Flato Architects as a private residence using steel recycled from the Alamo Cement Plant. The soaring indoor-outdoor spaces and surrounding Hill Country landscape make an indelibly inspiring first-impression and lasting impression. 
Design:
The Plant at Kyle, a.k.a the Carraro Residence or the Alamo Cement Plant House, began life in the 1920s as a shed at the Alamo Cement plant in San Antonio, Texas (since re-purposed as the Alamo Quarry Market mall). Henry and Francine Carraro purchased the property in Kyle with plans to build a home utilizing a metal building they already owned. They started conversations with the newly launched firm of Lake | Flato Architects, led by David Lake and Ted Flato who met working for legendary Texas architect O'Neill Ford's firm Ford Powell & Carson.
Standout Venue Features:
There is nothing else quite like this unique and special property. Our associates (and surrogate hosts) Martha and Jamie Kinscherff live next door to The Plant at Kyle. They are both master naturalists who are delighted to give Texas Hill country nature walks (even right there on the property) and are also amateur astronomers and environmental sustainability experts. They are also there for any local area questions or maintenance issue that may arise.
Extra Perks:
Two-acre fenced in yard (great for kids and pets to run around).
Swimming pool (unheated).
Awards & Notables AIA Western Home Award, 1993
AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, 1992
AIA San Antonio Design Award, 1991
Texas Society of Architects / AIA Design Award, 1991

2010 "This New House" TV show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQBTzhFn_Rg
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
There are none on our property, but there are many nearby.
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Music Video Shoot
Solange’s Music Video Was Filmed At This Rad Architecture Spot
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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The Plant at Kyle

Kyle, TX, United States

 

For those who haven’t scoped out Solange’s latest album drop, A Seat At The Table is arguably her best work to date. While the combination of cool spoken word and seriously badass beats makes the album shine, the music video for Cranes in The Sky is equally as rad. The video production squad landed hot and heavy in the little Hill Country town of Kyle, Texas during a deluge of August rain and captured Solange dancing in a modern steel structure with the tropical southern backdrop in all its lush glory. This rad architectural spot is none other than one of our favorite Texas venues, The Plant at Kyle.

Venue owner Mark Holzbach recently caught up with us about hosting the film production at his property and filled us in on a bit of behind-the-scenes action. He also has a few recommendations for anyone making the trek to Kyle.

Words by Mark Holzbach


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