Thistlewood Manor & Gardens
Are you looking for an Extraordinary setting for your wedding day Celebration? If timeless Elegance is in your dreams…look no further than Thistlewood Manor & Gardens. The facilities are exclusively yours for the whole day, so you can relax and get everything done here without stress. It is our desire at Thistlewood to help you create the wedding of your dreams by providing you with an amazing venue with great amenities and services. Our flexibility allows you to choose your vendors from our onsite options, preferred list, or your favorites.
Inspiring a comfortable elegant style, the ballroom is perfect for almost any size party. Accommodating nearly 200 guests inside with a dance floor or 300+ if extended to the patio and lawn, yet intimate enough for even a small dinner party. Thistlewood is just right for the small intimate wedding to the large expansive one. French cane-back chairs and square tables are included for your indoor reception, and mahogany folding chairs for your outdoor ceremony. We work together with you, and your planner, to provide a personalized, care-free and delightful day for you and your guests. Our catering choices – whether choosing onsite or from our preferred caterers – are sure to delight you and your guests. If comfortable luxury and elegance is part of your wedding plans, Thistlewood Manor is the place for you.
The overall beauty of this old world French Style manor exudes warm elegance and charm. It is a place for extraordinary events.
This is no ordinary banquet hall — its grand staircase, amazing chandeliers, and marble-like floors make this a magical place for your wedding reception. Up to nearly 200 guests can be seated here and still leave room for dancing. You will also love the open feel with the gorgeous glass and iron doors leading to the courtyard and gardens.
The lawn and growing gardens provide beautiful options for your ceremony, space for an outdoor reception, and/or room for popular lawn games.
Plan to get your pampering done here in the luxurious bridal suite of stunning large mirrors, plush carpet, full bath, and patio.
Your groom and friends also have a wonderful den in which to dress and hang out.
Special Celebrations or Corporate Events
What are you celebrating? A birthday, a graduation, anniversary, a new baby? Thistlewood Manor could be the place for you. The ballroom design is such that even small intimate parties feel special. Small events may qualify for an hourly rental rate.
Corporate meetings, galas and holiday parties are also welcome here. Of course, our in-house catering is not only convenient and flexible for you, but also delicious. Call us to discuss your unique and personalized plans.
Leslie & Tricia, we cannot express our appreciation for all you did to ensure our wedding was beautiful and memorable! Your special touch in the decorations, flowers and the food added a unique touch that we will forever cherish in our hearts! Please know that Arturo & I are eternally grateful! We will highly recommend Thistlewood Manor to all friends & family. All Our Best – Nancy and Arturo Puga, 1/10/17
Hi Tricia. I have been meaning to send this email for a couple of weeks now, but things have just started to slow down. I wanted to let you know the wedding was perfect. Leslie did an outstanding job coordinating the event and she nailed Amanda’s style–from the table settings to the flower arrangements. She also flawlessly executed the wedding timeline. It was wonderful having her in the background gently guiding the kids from one thing to the next. We received so many complements about her and how she just seemed to materialize whenever someone needed something. There was even a point when a guest spilled red wine on Amanda’s train, and everyone said Leslie came out of the sidelines and was there to clean it up as the wine was hitting the dress. The food was awesome and enjoyed by all, but the big hit of the night was the Cesar salad. I can’t thank you enough for all you did. The Simple Elegance package was perfection. Please give our warmest regards and a huge thanks to Leslie.- Toni, 10/5/16
“There is nothing I would have changed about my wedding at Thistlewood and I would recommend it to brides searching for an elegant, beautiful location outside of Austin.” -Anna Poe, 2015 via Facebook
“There’s nothing much like it in the area – a stately manor with a gorgeous winding staircase for the bride and groom to make their grand entrance, bright cream colored marble floors, tall ceilings and huge chandeliers.” –Cheryl Bailey, 2015, Google+
“She [Tricia] uses the finest ingredients and really enjoys preparing and serving. She listens well to what the need is, then is able to suggest the best option, and works hard to meet the need.” -Tahrea Smith, June 2014 via Facebook
Excellent wedding venue. My wife and I had a wonderful wedding planning experience with Thistlewood. Tricia and Leslie went out of their way to make sure that we got everything we wanted on our wedding day. It was PERFECT. We couldn’t have asked for more. The property is gorgeous inside and out. The staff is extremely courteous and knowledge and the food is amazing! Thank you Thistlewood! – Joseph Jones, Google+
My experience with this venue was nothing but perfect! I loved my experience from the day I first toured the venue to when I left it on my wedding day. Tricia and Leslie were great at answering all my questions promptly and really worked with my ideas for my wedding. They were so cooperative and all of my guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. I wanted a hot cocoa bar for my December wedding and everyone was raving about how delicious it was. I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants an elegant wedding and wants to work with amazing people. – Johanna Zambrano, Google+
“I attended a Kyle Chamber event at Thistlewood last Thursday. Trisha & her staff were gracious & friendly! The grounds are well kept and she told use she had plans to improve them even more. Congratulations to Trisha & her team on her beautiful new adventure!” Trisha and her staff were gracious and friendly – Karen Pappas
Thistlewood is a beautiful venue and a great option as a place to get married! I got married here on May 24, the day right after really bad rain and flooding happened in the area. I miraculously was still able to have my dream garden wedding and all of my vendors had no problem getting to the venue. All of our guests (a little over 100) were able to fit on the patio area and the bridal party stood on the grass. It was a beautiful setup and the big backyard has plenty of other ceremony arrangement options! Then our guests went inside for the reception. It was so nice to have all of the food prepared onsite and I received so many compliments on how good it tasted! My husband and I were invited to Thistlewood for a private food tasting before the wedding to pick out our menu. Tricia and her staff can make any dish you want! Thistlewood also has really nice bride and groom areas to get ready and spend the day in. The grand staircase also made a dramatic entrance for me and my husband! So many great things to say about this place, I highly recommend getting married here! – Stephanie
After an extensive search for venues in the Austin area, I discovered Thistlewood Manor just south in Kyle. I was looking for a venue with a very elegant, romantic feel, and this was THE MOST beautiful one I found. The bridal room to get ready provides an absolutely gorgeous backdrop for photos with the furniture and décor, and guests commented all night on the stunning interior space and outdoor area with the reflection pool and gardens. The spiral staircase inside allowed for a dramatic grand entrance and the chandeliers and dance floor in the center are very classy. The owner, Tricia, was very helpful during the planning process with suggestions for customizing a bar package for us, table layout ideas, etc. I was also extremely impressed with her use of a computer program for clients to use to create a personalized layout of her venue to scale and share with all other contracted vendors. Highly, highly recommended! – Mary B
“What a beautiful new venue! … We really love the style of the venue because there’s nothing much like it in the area – it’s a stately manor with a gorgeous winding staircase for the bride and groom to make their grand entrance, bright cream colored marble floors, tall ceilings and huge chandeliers. The outdoor area […] There’s nothing much like it in the area – Cheryl Bailey
My wedding this passed weekend [12/17/2014] was magical! Everything was beautiful and so much more than I ever expected! I’m so very glad I chose this venue, I will cherish the memories made there for a lifetime – Sarah K
When we first visited Thistlewood last summer, it was quite literally a slab and studs. I don’t even think the roof was finished. But we had a conversation with Tricia, the owner, and she painted such a beautiful picture of her vision that we fell in love with it. Over the next 9 months we watched it grow, and saw it literally come to life. With the help of her onsite coordinator, Tricia made our day 100% perfect (except for the rain, I suppose now she needs to figure out how to control the weather and she’d have it made). I probably won’t ever have another reason to book a venue of that size and scale, but if I ever did, I would absolutely go back. – Brandi
My husband and I had our wedding at Thistlewood on March 7, 2015. Tricia was very easy to work with and always responded quickly. She was very accommodating and made sure that we had everything we wanted for our wedding day. Although the landscaping in the front of the venue was not complete at the time of our wedding, the ceremony in the back and the reception inside were beautiful. I had many guests comment on how beautiful the ballroom was and how delicious the food was (every food option we tasted was wonderful–we had a hard time deciding what we wanted because it was all so good!) There is nothing I would have changed about my wedding at Thistlewood and I would recommend it to brides searching for an elegant, beautiful location outside of Austin. – Anna
TWM was the perfect place to bring my group of ladies for our English Tea. The room details of marble, ironwork & crystal chandeliers… the linen, china and gorgeous landscape… it made my vision come to life! The food was fantastic and there are so many quaint areas for photos and visiting. We’ll definitely be back next year! – Wyana E.
Just recently attended a Tea at this venue. It is absolutely gorgeous and peaceful! There are lots of locations for beautiful photo opportunities to capture memories from your event. The staff is caring and easy to work with. So grateful to have a beautiful and tranquil place to enjoy a good time with friends and family. – Sarah B.