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Hotel Ella


In 1897, when Goodall married Ella Newsome, Ella’s father built the mansion as their wedding gift. The columns—an anniversary gift, naturally—were added later by legendary Swiss carver Peter Mansbendel.

Hotel Ella can be your gift, too. Host an iconic wedding at Hotel Ella, and let your big day be the next chapter in an over 100-year-old legacy of style and grace. From an intimate ceremony in the ballroom to an outdoor affair on the expansive front lawn, Ella provides an idyllic setting steeped in Texas charm — all in the heart of downtown Austin.

Weddings look different this year, but we know one thing — love remains consistent throughout the changing times. Whether you are rethinking original plans or looking for ways to celebrate in an intimate setting, the team at Hotel Ella has come up with creative solutions to bring together the people you love most to celebrate your special day. We are now offering wedding packages built for 15 to 30 people, held in open spaces on the veranda or under our pecan tree in Hotel Ella’s side lawn.


  • Located one mile from downtown Austin and just 20 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

  • Event coordinator dedicated to the details

  • A/V equipment and high-speed Wi-Fi access

  • In-house catering by Goodall’s

  • Premium amenities, including cabana-lined outdoor pool, same-day valet laundry services, and 24-hour guest services

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To learn more about hosting your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or engagement party at Hotel Ella, please complete the inquiry form below.