The Union on Eighth Est. 2013

224 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas

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A blacksmith shop. An Oldsmobile dealership. A transmission shop. Throw a soiree in this storied venue and create a new narrative within the historical walls.
Rugged and romantic. Rough hewn beams and polished floors further the heart and history behind this spectacular space. This reclaimed Georgetown gem is now a unique 6,000 square foot event space available for meetings, receptions, dinners, weddings and any other chic celebration you can create!
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Views
Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds
Skyline
Street
Style
Industrial
Minimalistic
Rustic
Urban
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Only 20 minutes North of downtown Austin, The Union is comfortably nestled on the outskirts of the historic Georgetown square. Once a transmission shoppe, The Union is now a reclaimed, unique 6,000 square foot event space available for meetings, receptions, dinners, weddings and lots of other things.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
225
Buffet
225
Standing
225
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
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
What's Included: Indoor and Outdoor ceremony sites (main hall and courtyard); over 6,000 square feet of space Day use only of the bridal lounge and groom’s airstream quarters Main Space: 20- Farm Tables, 150- Wood Chairs, 1- Industrial Bar Catering Prep Kitchen: 1- Refrigerator, 1- Ice Machine, 1- Warming Drawer, Sink, 1- Trashcan Restrooms On-site manager to assist with venue logistics 1 hour use of the facility for your rehearsal (by appointment only) Outdoor Festoon lighting Valet services Add-on Services: Extended hours at a rate of $150 per hour. Mixologist to create one of a kind cocktails using the finest ingredients (alcohol extra): $150/hour with a 4 hour minimum Stockpile of goodies in the SMEG in the Groom’s Airstream: $150 per site Setup of tables, chairs and linens (up to 150 people for both ceremony and reception): $250
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

A blacksmith shop. An Oldsmobile dealership. A transmission shop. In its 85 year history, what is now The Union on Eighth, has been all of these things. Yet, one thing has remained constant. Its unique shape. Its solid, hand hewn beams. Its rugged, romantic metal exterior. Its timeless look. Two years have been spent meticulously fashioning every little detail to honor the history and beauty that the building already possessed while crafting the space into a chic, modern version of itself. A space designed with you in mind. A place to host your nearest and dearest in an environment where you can do as little or as much as you want to make it your own. To tell your love story. Only 20 minutes North of downtown Austin, The Union is comfortably nestled on the outskirts of the historic Georgetown square. The Union is now a reclaimed, unique 6,000 square foot event space available for meetings, receptions, dinners, weddings and lots of other things.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
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Romance + Restoration at this former Blacksmith Shop
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 24289
VENUE:
The Union on Eighth
LOCATION:
Georgetown, Texas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
All
Urban Cowboy Ballroom
Rustic Reception
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy
Romance + Restoration at this former Blacksmith Shop
Romance + Restoration at this former Blacksmith Shop
Romance + Restoration at this former Blacksmith Shop

The Report

It’s hard to tell what years it is inside The Union on 8th. As sturdy as an adamantium backbone but as welcoming as a grandmother’s hug, The Union sits on a sleepy corner, waiting to be filled with conversation and laughter. It’s a charming, rustic shell that transforms into whatever it needs to be. Heck, it seems like it’s already been everything under the Texan sun anyway: blacksmith shop, transmission shop, Oldsmobile dealership.

Only 20 minutes north of the heartbeat of downtown Austin, this historic building has been a fixture on the outskirts of the city’s square for over 85 years. The past two years have born witness to a revelry revitalization, converting the space into a chic, warm and welcoming corner of the world, while keeping it’s beautiful bones intact.

The place looks like it was rebuilt by a man with whiskey for blood and refurbished by a woman with bistro lights for eyes. The Union on 8th could be bright and romantic, or it could be moody and thoughtful. Layers of dark wood and wallflower light bulbs adorn the interior, allowing it the ambiance of a rural dance hall where you’d expect to find the phrases “necking” and “goin’ steady” tossed around. Shoot, depending on the event, maybe they will.

Images Courtesy of The Union on Eighth  & Laura Hooper Calligraphy Workshop

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