Austin has never been a stranger to good food, cold drinks and a smokin’ live music scene, but the capital of the Lone Star State has upped its own ante in the past year with the emergence of the Rock Rose development at The Domain. The original phase of the shopping hotspot opened its doors in the early aughts, followed by the rollout of a second phase in its southwestern tract. 2016 introduced an explosion of dining and shopping options at Domain NORTHSIDE, forming a veritable mecca of homegrown Austin eateries, must-stop shops and top-tier customer-oriented brands like Viva Day Spa and Whole Foods; and at the nucleus of the red-hot development, Austin’s Rock Rose entertainment district was born. Embracing the energy and charm of the city’s eclecticism, Rock Rose offers northern outposts of places like 24 Diner, Tarka and Kung Fu Saloon, but with easier access and more parking amid scores of retail destinations like Nordstrom, Restoration Hardware, LUSH, and Free People. Candy shops and bistros line the idyllic streets, and tucked neatly into the mix is a stellar event space known simply as Rock Rose Hall.
This beautiful blank slate venue offers every of-the-moment element, checking off the wish lists of everyone who enters with its warm industrial vibe, its abundance of natural daylight and ambient night lighting, and its blend of cool wood tones, exposed brick and massive windows throughout. Boasting nearly 2,800 square feet across one large, open-plan footprint, its ceilings soar up to 12 feet high, while the floor plan spills out into a 669 square foot balcony for extra wiggle room. An onsite catering kitchen (complete with fridge, ice maker and sink), state-of-the-art sound system, spacious restrooms and a fully ADA-compliant elevator, Rock Rose Hall is a coveted gem encrusted in the very trendy crown of the city’s newest, hottest place to spend an evening or a weekend afternoon. Perfect for gatherings of up to 180 guests (plus up to 40 more on the patio), the space hosts parties, luncheons, award ceremonies, runway shows and gatherings of all kinds.
A very short walk up the sidewalk from three stellar hotel properties — Archer, Aloft and Lone Star Court — Rock Rose Hall is an ideal venue for clients wishing to host an event in a sought-after venue at one of the city’s hottest addresses, and with ample parking, local overnight accommodations and abundant options for adjacent fun (post-party Top Golf, anyone?) there’s no downside in sight.
Interested in renting out Rock Rose and putting on an event for the ages? Get in touch with Kennedy Creative Events today to plan your next special occasion in the heart of Austin’s coolest recreation hub.