• Afternoon tea at Goodall's Kitchen in Hotel Ella

Hotel Ella

Social Calendar

Hotel Ella features a variety of unique signature programming throughout the year for hotel guests and Austinites alike. This fall, enjoy afternoon tea service inside Goodall's Kitchen, or join a lively art discussion at a Salon Series event. Explore our current experience offerings below.

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Fancy Tailgate

Bring out your orange and raise up your horns! Hotel Ella’s Fancy Tailgate is back for the season opener of UT Football.

Be a part of the Longhorn tradition with a buffet by Goodall’s, specialty cocktails, beer and wine, shuttles to & from the stadium, live music and pre-game broadcasts on the historic Hotel Ella front lawn – a location rooted in the fabric of The University of Texas.


+ Adults, $60; 13-18, $25; 12 & under, free

Sponsored by Accenture & Altstadt Brewery. The season opener will be Hotel Ella’s solo Fancy Tailgate in 2019.


Brunch on the Lawn

Hosted throughout the summer and featuring lawn games, live music and a full Texan brunch buffet, Brunch on the Lawn events are open to groups of all sizes. Reservations recommended. Walk-ins welcome up to capacity.


Upcoming Brunch on the Lawn Dates:

  • August 25th

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Salon Series

Art and style have been important components of Hotel Ella since the mansion was constructed at the turn of the 20th century. To honor the artistic roots of the property Hotel Ella presents a monthly Salon Series that features inspiring Austin creatives from all disciplines. The goal of the Salon Series is to amuse, educate and provoke inspiring dialogue about art, literature, film and music. To ensure guests have an intimate opportunity to engage with the artists, attendance is limited. The Salon Series is a free event and welcomes all members of the creative community.


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Afternoon Tea

Goodall’s Kitchen serves a delightful weekend tea service from 3-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays. Afternoon Tea features a selection of organic Austin-based Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and confectionary sweets. Reservations are required with minimum 48 hours notice.

CALL 512.495.1800 TO RESERVE

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Parlor Bar Happy Hour

Join us Monday-Friday between 4-7 p.m. for weekday happy hour, featuring half-off cocktails, beers, and wine by the glass, plus specialty pricing on bar snacks.