Special Events

Austin wouldn’t be Austin without a little drama, but the capital city’s never seen stagecraft quite like this. Located on our 2nd floor, accessible by elevator or dramatic lobby staircase, our downtown Austin event spaces offer 6,300 square feet of modern ballroom elegance and carefully-designed meeting venues.

A little secret behind the five names of our distinguished special events spaces: Kelley, Red River, Singer, Newton, and Bass, all were famous outlaws around Texas in the early 1800s until the 1900s. Notorious for stealing gold, silver, and precious jewel stones, these outlaws buried more than $340 million worth of hidden treasure all over the state of Texas — more buried treasure than any other state. This story has become Texas folklore. The treasure has yet to be found. The city of Austin is often considered the outlaw of Texas. These spaces capture the city’s rebellious nature.

Total Sleeping Rooms


Largest Space

3,890 sq. ft.


Thompson Austin’s 6,300 square feet of meeting and banquet space is ideally arranged for inspired meetings and occasions of all kinds. All event rooms feature natural light with floor to ceiling windows.  Our Red River Ballroom has 20-foot ceilings and windows on two full sides overlooking San Jacinto Boulevard and 5th Street while the Bass Ballroom also features 20-foot ceilings and a full wall of windows overlooking 5th Street.

 All spaces have generous pre-function areas perfect for breaks and meals. Personalized service is a part of every meeting, ceremony or reception including custom catering menus and event planning assistance from our expert staff who is committing to ensure that every event runs smoothly.


Wedding flowers



For the modern Texas bride seeking a wildly sophisticated setting, we created our downtown Austin wedding venues with unrivaled — and unbridled — elegance in mind. With spectacular walls of 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, the richly detailed décor is signature Thompson, conjuring a dramatic mix of shadow and light, expressed in deep jewel tones and highlighted with a gold and silver metallic sheen. It’s cultivated, cosmopolitan — and a consummate setting to cut a little loose while you’re tying that knot.


Red River Ballroom


Time for some serious play. Discover Austin hospitality without limits.

Bring new life to your gatherings in our airy downtown Austin meeting spaces. Keep moods high and minds focused within our two ballrooms and three meeting spaces, all with natural light and a relaxed yet refined setting.

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