The Terrace Club was founded on the realization that the Texas Hill Country was an untapped, naturally beautiful area that was missing one important thing: an all-inclusive wedding and special events venue that would help fulfill the needs of Austin brides and grooms who were looking for breathtaking views and unparalleled service on their big day. Since the day The Terrace Club opened its doors in July 2000, we have been providing just that – and much more!
Since our first wedding in August 2000, The Terrace Club and the surrounding Hill Country have seen many changes. In 2006, after six years as CEO, Hunter, along with her husband, Pat, decided to buy The Terrace Club from her sister and brother-in-law. Under their ownership, The Terrace Club has flourished and become the premier location for clients who are looking to host the perfect event without lifting a finger. Coupled with Dripping Springs being named “Wedding Capital of Texas” a handful of years later, The Terrace Club has become one of the most revered venues for upscale weddings and events, providing unmatched and unparalleled service, exquisite catering, and views like no other.
Hunter and Pat pride themselves on being members of the local Dripping Springs community. The Terrace Club has hosted many local events throughout the years and continues to be home for the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Dripping Springs Women’s Club’s monthly meetings.
Here at The Terrace Club, we have always strived to be the number-one, go-to vendor in our clients’ wedding world. Oftentimes, because brides and grooms go through so many important life changes while planning their wedding, the wedding itself can start to feel like one more stress. Our goal is to take that worry and turn it into excitement with the knowledge that their big day will go off without a hitch.
It’s not just because of our amazing views, spectacular sunsets, and gorgeous designs that our clients choose us to be such an integral part of their special day. It’s also because we bring a combined 35-plus years of experience to the table. We love making our clients’ dreams come true and being a vital part of one of the biggest days in their lives.
As the Hill Country continues to grow, The Terrace Club will continue to be one of its premier wedding venues, offering clients everything they could want and more, all while maintaining the family-oriented roots it started with so many years ago.
Owner + Operator
I LOVE WEDDINGS! I love everything about them – the napkin folds, programs, menu cards, planning, coordinating, and the dress! Each wedding is so different and unique in its own way. I love setting up and being able to be creative with the decorating and design. Above all, I love the rush I get once the event begins more than anything. The anticipation and excitement of the couple and their family, and the feeling of accomplishment after a successful event, is what makes me love what I do more and more with each event.
Here’s how my story started: After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, I began booking, planning, and coordinating corporate events for 50 to 1,000 people at an event center in San Antonio (boring, boring, blah, blah, blah). In 2000, I made the move from corporate events to weddings and began managing The Terrace Club. I quickly found myself planning and coordinating 40 to 60 weddings a year.
In 2003, I married the love of my life, Pat, at The Terrace Club (of course), and in 2006, Pat and I purchased The Terrace Club. The decision to purchase The Terrace Club still continues to be the best decision I ever made.
Being a small-business owner, I have my hands in every aspect of the business. So don’t be surprised if you show up one day and I’m pulling weeds out of the garden or my two little boys are here running around!
If I had all the money in the world and never had to work again, I would still continue to own, operate, and coordinate events at The Terrace Club.
Director of Operations
My passion for planning events and my undying LOVE for weddings began at a very young age. I have been fascinated with everything wedding related – I even remember “planning” a wedding for all of the kids at my daycare when I was 4. We had a bride, groom, dancing, and cake! I saw to every detail, right down to the dress and veil. I even had one of the kids “marry” them and pronounce them “husband and wife.” I guess you can say the wedding bug just runs through my veins!
As I got older, that passion never went away. Throughout high school, I was part of every organization possible and had my hand in everything that had to do with school events. As an undergrad at Texas State, my love for planning and fascination with weddings only grew stronger. And in my senior year, the “wedding bug” that was planted at such a young age was finally allowed to grow when I was granted an internship with The Terrace Club. My healthy (haha) wedding obsession had finally been granted the room it needed to run wild!
Over a decade later, I am still at The Terrace Club, and I still have that same undying love for weddings (it’s just much stronger now). Nothing gives me more satisfaction than being able to create the perfect wedding for my clients. And seeing a bride’s face as she realizes her dream wedding has become a reality, and she is getting to share that with her new husband and all of their family and friends, makes this the best job in the world!
I graduated in May of 2016 with a degree in Marketing from Texas State University. My favorite things about Texas State are how beautiful it is with the river running through the middle of town and how friendly everyone around campus is. Although I was sad to leave such an amazing place, I was excited to see where my life in the “real world” was going to take me.
Searching for the perfect first job was a job in of itself. While I was job hunting, my now sister-in-law asked me to be her maid of honor for her and my brother’s wedding. After helping her start the planning process, I was immediately intrigued (and became slightly obsessed) with everything the wedding industry had to offer. I started researching the ins-and-outs of wedding planning and decided that it this exactly what I wanted to do!
I have always had a passion for people and love the idea of getting to help people every step of the way to create a perfect day that they will remember forever. I am definitely the emotional type, who is moved, sometimes to tears, at hearing handwritten vows from a bride and groom to each other, or a father’s heartfelt speech to his daughter on her wedding day. These special moments shared between the bride and the ones she loves are moments that I cannot wait to create myself one day.
In addition to loving everything wedding related, in my spare time I also enjoy photography, traveling, hiking, baking, and anything that has to do with water and animals.
I am so excited to be a part of The Terrace Club team and work with such amazing women. I have already learned so much and I am very excited to continue learning from some of the best people the industry has!
I fell in love with weddings, as cheesy as it sounds, when I first watched the movie The Wedding Planner. I loved seeing all the decorations and everything come together so perfectly. Knowing what I know now, the behind the scenes world is never as simple as it looks in the movies. But I love the anticipation of having to think on my feet and being able to assist in making every couple’s dream wedding run as close to perfect as it can be.
As a Texas State student, I interned at a venue in Kyle, TX. If I wasn’t completely hooked before, this reaffirmed my love for all things wedding. I spent almost all of my free time there instead of being a normal, wild college kid. I graduated from Texas State University in the fall of 2015 with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration.
After graduating, I focused on making my dream come true. I emailed and sent my resume to almost every wedding venue I found on The Knot in hopes of a response. I even went to the Bridal Extravaganza bridal show to talk to vendors about possibly joining their team. That’s where I met The Terrace Club girls for the first time. My dream, for my entire life, had been to become a wedding/event coordinator, and I was finally given my chance.
I am very excited to be a part of this team and to get to do what I love everyday. I can’t wait for the years to come where I can learn everything and anything about weddings from these amazing ladies!
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 2018 “Best Indoor Venue” Award by Austin Wedding Day Magazine
- Best of Austin “Wedding Style” Award 2016 and 2017
- 2013 and 2014 Austin Wedding Day Styles Distinguished “Elegant Style” Award
- 2012 Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year”
- 2012 Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Capital of Texas “Services” Award
- Bliss Bridal Magazine “Top Quality Vendor” Award 2013 and 2014
- Austin Wedding Day Creative “Excellence Ace” Award
- 2012 and 2013 Relay for Life Dripping Springs In-Kind Sponsor
- Seton Southwest Hospital GOALA Sponsor
"For the price and the location, I highly recommend this venue to anybody who wants to get married. They will take care of you like you are family, and you will leave with no worries in the world. The place also has a beautiful sunset. I wish I could give it more than five stars."
"I can’t say enough about The Terrace Club and how perfect this venue was for our big day."
"The staff is incredible and helpful throughout the entire process! I definitely couldn’t have done it without their help. Our wedding reception was everything I could have asked for and more!"
"On the day of my wedding, I was able to completely let loose and just have fun. I honestly can’t list one single thing that I would change, and in my eyes, the day was more than perfect because of The Terrace Club and its staff."