Located a block from “the drag” (Guadalupe Street) in Downtown Austin, Texas is a historic wedding venue called Chateau Bellevue. Since 1929, Chateau Bellevue has been maintained and preserved (and managed) by the Austin Woman’s Club. According to the website, “Architecturally distinctive rooms and antique furnishings inspire a timeless ambience at Chateau Bellevue.” And I definitely have to agree…
While photographing a wedding there, I observed many unusual features about Chateau Bellevue. Because of the hilly Austin topography in the area, the backside of the venue is multi-level, including an elevator transports guests back and forth among 3 levels. However, the San Antonio street-side of the complex presents a facade of a flat, single level building. Chateau Bellevue features arched stone walkways next to outdoor plazas and patios. Most of the building’s exterior is lined with aged, thick stone in the style of early 20th century/late 19th century American architecture. In fact, the rear of Chateau Bellevue looks almost as much like a reinforced 18th century fort as it does a wedding venue.
Just as the website description stated, the interior is lined from wall-to-wall with antique furniture, which lends a certain timelessness and genialness to the venue. The main ballroom can accommodate medium to large wedding parties and includes wood flooring, high ceilings, a beautiful staircase (which makes a grand entrance for new brides wanting to impress their guests) and French doors that open onto the stone patio.
Chateau Bellevue is a 1st class venue for Austin weddings or other events located in central Austin. Parking is free and relatively abundant. Need more information about scheduling Chateau Bellevue for your wedding? Contact Amber Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chateau Bellevue wedding hotline: (512) 796-2583
Chateau Bellevue of the Austin’s Woman Club is located at 708-710 San Antonio Street, Austin, Texas 78701