meetings & events

Located on the 2nd floor, accessible by elevator or dramatic lobby staircase, our downtown Austin meeting and event venues feature 6,300 square of space. For flawlessly executed gatherings and unforgettable meetings, Thompson Austin boasts two modern ballrooms, private dining rooms, outdoor event space and three boardrooms. A little secret behind the names of our events spaces: Kelley, Red River, Singer, Newton, and Bass — all were famous outlaws around Texas in the early 1800s until the 1900s. The city of Austin is often considered the outlaw of Texas, and these spaces capture the city’s rebellious nature. With city views, curated menus, expert planners, integrated technologies and flexible meeting venues, it’s our pleasure to host your next business function or special occasion.

Total Sleeping Rooms229

Largest Space361 sq m

event spaces

Space Size




Red River Ballroom

361 sq m/ 400 Person Max Capacity

As our largest meeting and event venue, the Red River Ballroom invites grand-scale gatherings. Two walls of windows descending from a 39-foot box beam ceiling offer sweeping views of downtown. This modern space is steeped in understated elegance and can offer standing room for up to 400 guests and seating room for 210. Host an unforgettable wedding, Texas-sized business meeting, or extravagant event in this downtown Austin venue.

Bass Ballroom

124 sq m/ 125 Person Max Capacity

For timeless elegance and sophisticated luxury, the Bass Ballroom is picture-perfect for ceremonies, wedding receptions and grand celebrations. 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Fifth Street invite the outside in, creating an airy, open space to mingle. This customizable wedding and event venue, nestled in the heart of Austin’s bustling downtown, is easily divided into two separate areas and can accommodate standing room for up to 125 guests and seating room for 90.

The Bayberry Room

297 sq m/ 80 Person Max Capacity

Host an intimate event, small wedding or private reception in The Bayberry Room. This uniquely customizable venue captures the outdoors and brings it inside. The room opens to a terrace overlooking downtown Austin for an unparalleled indoor-outdoor experience. Furnished with large sofas and outfitted with an outdoor fireplace, this space can accommodate 80 guests seated or 150 standing.

Diner Bar

214 sq m/ 80 Person Max Capacity

Nestled in the heart of downtown Austin, the Diner Bar beckons as the quintessential location for a myriad of occasions - be it private dinners or intimate affairs. This evocative venue offers a lively atmosphere and can accommodate up to 80. Cool tones mix with rich wood accents, while vibrant touches liven up the space. Impress your guests with the culinary artistry created by two-time James Beard award-winning chef Mashama Bailey.

15th Floor Lounge and Terrace

176 sq m/ 76 Person Max Capacity

The 15th floor lounge and terrace offers stunning cityscape views of Austin with comfortable alfresco lounge seating towering over downtown. An open firepit, indoor and outdoor flexibility, and pergola spaces make this rooftop an unforgettable venue where guests can expect dedicated VIP service and incredible sunsets. A wonderful space to host team celebrations, cocktail receptions, milestone birthdays, or wedding parties.

The Grey Market

159 sq m/ 50 Person Max Capacity

Located adjacent to sister restaurant, Diner Bar, with the ability to connect for pre-function needs, The Grey Market offers a refined space for intimate cocktail receptions and private dinner parties. With ample natural lighting and bold colors, this venue provides 1,700 square feet of flexible space to mingle and dine.

Kelley Boardroom

32 sq m/ 30 Person Max Capacity

Take command of your product launches, training sessions and investor meetings in our 348-square-foot Kelley Boardroom that offers floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing striking views of downtown Austin. This meeting venue can be set up to accommodate your needs, whether classroom style or theater seating and can host up to 30 guests standing and 20 seated.

Singer Boardroom

28 sq m/ 20 Person Max Capacity

Host a team of executives or small business meeting in this spacious, naturally lit boardroom, featuring a built-in screen for video conferencing or presentations. This venue offers standing room for up to 20 guests and seating room for 12.

Newton Boardroom

45 sq m/ 12 Person Max Capacity

This classic boardroom is ideal for brainstorming sessions, breakout meetings, or any intimate gathering for up to 12 guests. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase downtown Austin, a modern credenza is perfect for refreshments and a flat-screen display makes presentations and video conferencing simple.

Thompson Savannah Banquet Breaks Local Selections


Let our culinary team prepare a menu that brings your vision to life. From reception stations to passed hors d’oeuvres and late-night bites, each dish is thoughtfully prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. Our catering is the cherry on top for your downtown Austin event.


Phone Number +1 737 787 1234

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