Star Hill is one of Austin’s most unique settings for church services, weddings and other special events. Centered along a historic main street and surrounded by panoramic Hill Country views, Star Hill is located just 25 minutes west of downtown Austin in the community of Bee Cave.
Facilities include The Little Chapel (smaller historic chapel), Reception/Banquet Hall, Bride’s/VIP Suite, Groom’s Quarters/Cantina, Outdoor Arbor & Pavilion, Biergarten, Main Street/Plaza, and Catering Kitchen, as well as Fitzhugh Chapel/Hall (larger chapel) and Guest Cottage, which may be added on for your event depending on your needs and overall guest count.
The Little Chapel
The Little Chapel is a beautifully restored country church originally built in Pontotoc, Texas around 1899. A functional bell tower, period lighting, and original pine floors create a romantic ambiance for a church service or an indoor wedding ceremony. [Floorplan]
The Reception / Banquet Hall
The Reception Hall is a converted “Rosenwald” school constructed near Willow Springs, Texas in the early 1920’s. Large open indoor spaces as well as a 1300 square foot, all weather, covered verandah and surrounding lawn seating make this a very flexible setting for dining, dancing and cocktails. [Floorplan]
The Bride's Cottage / VIP Suite
The Bride’s Cottage is a charming original Bee Caves area farm house build around 1910, and given as a wedding present in 1917. Plaster walls, a vintage kitchen and bath, and warm antique furnishing create a luxurious retreat for the bride and her attendants. [Floorplan]
The Groom's Quarters / Cantina
The old Bee Cave Post Office & Store (circa 1873) offers the groom’s party their own festive quarters. The antique bar also makes a great serving area for any event. [Floorplan]
Outdoor Arbor & Pavilion
The Arbor is a park-like outdoor setting nestled among stately oak trees and connected to the buildings by a meandering pathway. It is ideal for an outdoor ceremony, large or small.
The Fitzhugh Chapel/Hall is the largest indoor space at Star Hill. Originally constructed in 1914, it served the local area as a chapel and community center. It continues to accommodate church services, ceremonies, receptions, and other events for up to 300+ guests. [Floorplan]
The Bier Garten is located between the Fitzhugh building and an 1850s era barn, relocated from Industry, Texas. This covered outdoor space makes an excellent bar/seating area, and offers an appealing backdrop for photography.
Star Hill takes on a particular magic at night. Big starry skies and warm inviting spaces capture the imagination as you take over the town. As a backdrop for good food, music and festivity, Star Hill appeals to all of the senses.
Main Street Plaza
All of the venue buildings are positioned on either side of our Main Street/Plaza, which is beautifully lit with overhead carnival lighting and uplighting into the surrounding landscaping and exterior of buildings. Our Main Street/Plaza is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, dinner parties, cocktail hours, games, dancing and more, as well as tented events
Designed in cooperation with a professional caterer, our Catering Kitchen provides plenty of climate controlled space for catering crews to prep meals for your event. The Catering Kitchen features a commercial sink, refrigerator, oven/range and microwave oven. A covered service area adjoins the catering kitchen for food preparation better suited for outdoor work.”
The Guest Cottage is an optional space that may be added on for your event. It is a “kit home” from the 1930’s that features one bedroom, living and dining rooms, an updated kitchenette and bathroom, large covered porch, comfortable furnishings and cable television. It is available for both day and/or overnight rental.”