A More Functional Democracy

A More Functional Democracy

Earlier this month, a locally focused civics organization, a Functional Democracy held their product’s launch party at our Gather Venues Monroe location. The event was strategically held just one month before Texas’s midterm elections and welcomed comedians, civic arts and crafts, and two of Austin’s own city council members; Delia Garza and Greg Casar.

Connecting Communities for Sustainable Impact

Connecting Communities for Sustainable Impact

The African Leadership Bridge is championing the next generation of African leaders through sustainable scholarships and a strong support network to provide the tools and experience needed to drive change in the African continent.

We chatted with Rudi Ngnepi, Vice President of their board to learn more about the beginning of African Leadership Bridge, their annual fundraising event: A Night in Africa, and why Gather Venues was the place they chose for their event.

Carrying Hope

Carrying Hope

Carrying Hope is a local Austin organization that aspires to give a Hope Pack filled with comfort and necessity items to every child entering the foster care system in Central Texas. This past February, they had their first annual fundraiser in our unique Gather Venues Monroe space.

Art From The Streets

Art From The Streets

 

Gather Venues’ blog strives to highlight the programs and projects that are making our Austin community and the communities around us a better place.

This month’s blog will focus on Art From the Streets, a local Austin organization that gives the enormous gift of self-esteem and financial support directly to the homeless artists that create it.

This past April, Art From the Streets held their annual fundraiser in our Gather Venues Lamar space, the event welcomed 130 guests who attended an auction of art from the organization’s constituents.

A Mission Minded Community

The mission of Art From the Streets is to provide a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit and creativity of homeless and formerly homeless people is nurtured through artistic expression, and to provide them with a source of pride and income through the sale of their work.

Accessible, Convenient and Fun!

Art From the Streets chose Gather Venues Lamar because of the accessible parking, our rock star staff, and is in a great part of town for their guests.

Photos from their fundraiser

 

You’re engaged! Now What?

You’re engaged! Now What?

You're engaged and it's so exciting! But oh no. Here's comes the overwhelming rush of where to start planning. Check out this list we created just for you. 

2018 Wedding Trends to Lookout For

2018 Wedding Trends to Lookout For

What are the biggest 2018 wedding trends? Check out this list we created for newly engaged couples and planners alike! 

Make Your Holiday Party a Ringing Success

Make Your Holiday Party a Ringing Success

Wondering how to plan the perfect holiday party? We created this list to ensure you check all the boxes and plan a party your guests will never forget. 

Bridal Open House

Bridal Open House

Join us and some of our favorite vendors for sips, sweets, and treats at our newly refinished modern 8,000 square foot venue space. 

When: Sunday, September 17th, 11am-4pm
Where: Gather Venues - 5540 N. Lamar Blvd

Experience everything you need for your wedding Smell the flowers; sample the best wedding catering; taste the cakes; snap some photos; and meet Austin's best wedding professionals including bridal salons, photographers, videographers, consultants, limousine services, DJs, and party pleasing entertainment.

Preview the hottest trends in table design, flowers, cakes, catering, linens, photography, lighting, beauty, music and more... It will be a day of bridal eye candy at this one of kind event space made for the modern bride. 

Door prizes and "Take-Away" bags too!

We have limited space available for this event so please RSVP early to make sure that we have a place for you.

For more info & to RSVP, click here!

Women Who Work It

Women Who Work It

“These are my favorite kinds of events. I never get tired of events that empower women because... we need to encourage each other with camaraderie and sisterhood. These events foster us to get ahead in the world.” -- Melinda Garvey, co-founder and publisher of Austin Woman magazine

On Tuesday July 12, 2016, Austin Woman magazine, General Assembly, and Impact Hub - Austin teamed up together to celebrate fierce females at an inspiring event, Women Who Work It: Empowering Female Leaders in Austin. Hosted here, the space was full of positive energy and quickly became a “standing-room only” event with over 100 women (and some men) excited to learn from and empower each other.

A Look Back at this year's amazing weddings!

A Look Back at this year's amazing weddings!

If you love love even half as much as we do, then you probably get excited every spring when wedding invitations start flying through the mail. Of course, nuptials and celebrations of love take place year-round, but there’s something in the air this time of year that keeps us filled to the gills with cake and champagne each weekend. Here’s a fun, fond look back at some of the beautiful unions we’ve celebrated under our roof (and in our backyard!) over the past few years.

 

A Look Back at SXSW 2016

A Look Back at SXSW 2016

March is never a boring month in Austin, when the big top known as South By Southwest comes rolling into town with all its big ideas, new connections and nonstop parties.

We see our share of events both under our roof and in our backyard each year, so here's a fond pictorial look back at SXSW 2016, complete with all sorts of faces, flavors and fun. 

So Sweet: The Amy’s Ice Creams 30th Anniversary Bash

So Sweet: The Amy’s Ice Creams 30th Anniversary Bash

When the founder of the beloved local institution celebrated the company’s 30th (yes, 30th!) anniversary this June, she chose to make Vuka her event space of choice, and we couldn’t have been more honored to host the festivities.