Austin Wedding Venue – 800 Congress

Nikk Nguyen Photo recommends the 800 Congress venue space for Austin weddings

If you’re getting married in Austin, Texas, you may already know that choosing where to hold your wedding can be difficult. There are so many awesome venues to choose from!

Nikk Nguyen Photo has photographed weddings at many different locations in Austin over the years. One of our favorites is 800 Congress, which is one of the area’s newest event spaces. It is a gorgeous spot with a convenient location downtown and plenty of amenities to offer.

Find out if 800 Congress is the best Austin wedding venue for you!

Why 800 Congress is the perfect rustic, industrial wedding venue space in downtown Austin

What makes this venue such a great place for Austin weddings is that it has a unique contemporary, yet classic vibe and all the convenience of being located in the heart of the city.

This venue is named for its address: 800 Congress Avenue. It is a historic building that has been renovated into a cool warehouse space with a cute outdoor patio overlooking the city streets. While the open and airy warehouse design gives this venue a more modern feel, the exposed brick walls from the original building pay homage to the space’s history. This combination of old and new makes 800 Congress the perfect rustic, industrial wedding venue. 

Plus, its location right in downtown Austin gives weddings held there such an exciting, lively atmosphere. From the venue, you can see views of the Capitol building and the State and Paramount Theatres.

All the amenities for your convenience

Another thing we love about 800 Congress is that this venue offers many amenities that will make the logistical aspects of your wedding day go smoothly. For example, the space has a private, VIP room that can be used for the bride and groom or wedding party to get ready in or freshen up throughout the day.

We also love how flexible this event space is. You can bring in your own catering and beverages (including alcohol), and there is a large kitchen and refrigerator for easy food and beverage service. You can offer street parking or valet services (or both) to your guests. Plus, there’s nearly an endless amount of ways to set up your ceremony and reception at 800 Congress (and the venue provides all the tables for you anyway!) 

This venue’s normal wedding rental agreement typically includes ten hours of use of the venue, so you have plenty of time to celebrate on your special day!

Dance the night away

Did we mention that 800 Congress has a state-of-the-art speaker system available for use on your wedding day? So, after your romantic ceremony, you can turn the warehouse into the dance party reception of your dreams.

Since 800 Congress is located in the heart of downtown, you can dance the night away without worry of sound complaints or an early curfew. We love how, at night, the city lights shine into the venue and illuminate it perfectly. 

Have Nikk Nguyen Photo take your wedding pictures

Once you’ve chosen 800 Congress as your wedding venue, it’s time to make other wedding planning decisions, like choosing a wedding photographer. Nikk Nguyen Photo is an Austin-based wedding photography business that is available for all your first look, ceremony, reception photo needs. 

Downtown Austin weddings, like those at 800 Congress, are always so beautiful and fun, and you want a photographer who can fully capture the essence of your day. Here at Nikk Nguyen Photo, we are passionate about taking wedding photos that truly showcase the unique spirit of your special day! 



Urbane Design

“I am beyond impressed with 800 Congress. We initially booked our wedding at another venue who cancelled our event 19 days before the wedding date! 800 Congress was luckily available and went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding and all of our already booked vendors were accommodated. Their staff is incredible, not only during the booking process, but management, bar staff, security, etc… The venue itself it gorgeous and with a little bit of a vision, can be transformed into anything you can think of! Our guests were thrilled with the location and the indoor/outdoor area. If I had to do it all over, I would book with 800 Congress to start with! I will thrown another party just to use this venue. Thank you, 800 Congress for taking care of us on such short notice and being so amazing!”

Taylor Harrison

“Amazing reception space – and totally versatile. We were able to take the blank canvas of the space and turn it into our dream vision! Loved that it has both indoor and outdoor space – this provides space for people to step out and cool off during reception if they wanted. This location gave us some prime wedding photos with the Texas Capitol and Austin Paramount Theater right outside. Staff at 800 Congress was great to work with. Highly recommend!”

Erin Allare

“We are from out of town but I found 800 Congress online and last weekend, we had an out of the ordinary Rehearsal Dinner; a big, extremely casual, fun night that ended with hours of dancing! The venue is the coolest, with it’s industrial look, it’s large size, indoor and outdoor spaces, the projector wall and the ideal location! The staff could not have been better! They were very easy to work with, always available, communicated well and quickly responded to emails; literally helped with every aspect of the event that they could, both in the planning process and the actual celebration night. I can’t say enough great things about it! 800 Congress for us was definitely worth the expense and I’d use them all over again! A huge success, in part (a big part) because of you! Thank you 800 Congress for a Rehearsal Dinner to remember!”