Marquee Venue Tour – University of Texas Edition

Jan 10 2014

On this edition of our Venue Tour series, we visited many of the unique and storied venues on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Thanks to our wonderful guests and to our welcoming hosts at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, The University of Texas Performing Arts Center, Centers for Student Life managed by University Unions, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, and the Blanton Museum of Art. Special thanks to Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts for a wonderful breakfast (and mimosas!) to start our day and to Transportation Consultants for guiding us safety to our many stops!

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Texas Sale Tax Compliance – What You Need to Know!

Nov 22 2013

Marquee is currently being audited for Texas Sale Tax Compliance.
We’ve learned that Everyone must pay sales tax on event rental items.
1. Nonprofit entities with a current non-profit listing on the Texas State Website and a current Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certification on file with Marquee.
2. Rental companies who are re-renting and have a valid listing on the Texas State Website and a Texas Sales and Use Tax Resale Certificate on file with Marquee.

In all cases the name listed on the State websites, shown on the Certificates and the name on the rental contracts must be EXACTLY the same. Any difference in the name invalidates the no tax provision.

Beginning Monday November 18, 2013 Marquee has made all accounts taxable. If you qualify for one of the exemptions above, Marquee will assist you in completing the proper documents to correct your status.

This is our first round with the Sales Tax Auditor. We will keep you informed of future developments.

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Designer Spotlight: Get Savvy Events and Malleret Designs

Nov 20 2013

This month we’ve welcomed the wonderful Get Savvy Events and Malleret Designs as Guest Designer for our Inspiration Area. They certainly delivered with this rich gold and purple holiday display. We especially love the Fuchsia Fireworks and new Princess Collection of lounge furniture. Enjoy!

Learn more about Get Savvy Events and Malleret Designs.

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Designer Spotlight: Brock + Co. Events

Nov 05 2013

This month for our Designer Spotlight we welcome Guest Designer and Guest Blogger Brock + Co. Events.

“Animal prints are hot this Fall, y’all. Well, actually, they are always in style. Here at Brock + Co., we consider animal prints to be a neutral.”

“So — when we were digging around in Marquee’s linen room last month, we spotted a bolt of cheetah fabric and fell in love. It was like textile Christmas. Side note — have you been in Marquee’s sewing room? It’s like a designers dream come true — a real-life Project Runway workshop!”

“So — inspired by Fall, whimsical woodland, succulents + metalics, we present “Welcome to the Jungle” … which is perfect for this time of year, as it’s Fall wedding season.”

“Elements used = animal prints, succulents, lots of moss and greenery. Bay and magnolia leaves. Wood menus with leather and pheasant feather accents. Chic clean glassware with a pop of amber. Sleek clean ghost chairs, gold flatware + chargers and Marquee’s beautiful fruitwood vineyard tables. And, of course, our newest linen love — the cheetah brown linen.”


Becky + Henry // Brock + Co. Events

Creative partners:

Brock + Co. Events

Unexpected Elements

Anibella Ink & Paper

Polkadots Cupcake Factory

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Marquee Event Group Wins Award in the Prestigious 2013 ISES Esprit Awards

Aug 26 2013

Marquee Event Group is thrilled to announce we are an award recipient for the prestigious ISES Esprit Awards from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the category of Best Event Support Services. The ISES Esprit Awards are prestigious special events industry honors that feature competition within designated categories.

The 2013 ISES Esprit Award winners were announced and recognized by their peers at the annual ISES Esprit Awards Celebration on Saturday, August 24, 2013, during ISES Live 2013 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Thanks to Mary of The Simplifiers for accepting on our behalf and to Kevin of Brass Tacks Events for the footage.

Marquee won for their part in the Grand Opening of the Topfer Theatre at ZACH Theatre this past fall. Two years in the planning, design and construction alongside event consultant Victoria Hentrich produced a two day Grand Opening Event to showcase the capabilities and versatility of the new $22 million Topfer Theatre and People’s Plaza in downtown Austin.

About the win President Damon W. Holditch said, “We were thrilled just to be nominated for our part in this fantastic event. Bringing home the trophy is a tremendous honor for us and reflects the world-class caliber of event professionals in Austin, TX.”

A complete list of nominees can be viewed here.

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Designer Spotlight: Something to Celebrate

Aug 20 2013

Thank you to Something to Celebrate Wedding & Event Coordination for transforming our Inspiration Area into this summery chic design. Featuring our Chevron Line with Grotto Blue Bengaline accents, it’s a perfect farewell to another always hot, but always stylish summer.

For more on Something to Celebrate visit

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Wining and Dining at the Falls

May 20 2013

Sunday night at the Falls on Fall Creek Vineyards Ranch found 18 Guests at the last St. David’s Foundation Toast of the Town 2013 event.

We boarded a bus in Austin and tasted Fall Creek wine as we motored to the Vineyard. Susan & Ed Auler of Fall Creek Vineyard provided a unique setting on their ranch for this dinner.

Austin Catering with Executive Chef Rob McMahon and Coordinator Kristin Stephens provided bacon wrapped quail, grilled shrimp on grits and a family style meal paired with Fall Creek Wines.

Joan & Bill Talley of Transportation Consultants provided the transportation and Becky & Damon Holditch of Marquee provide the Vineyard Furniture, Wine Barrel Bar and an outdoor kitchen to complete the evening.

The dinner location was on the lake bottom of Buchanan Lake. The lake is down about 27 feet and normally this location is under 10 feet of water. The site has Indian artifacts going back 12,000 years. What a setting! Beautiful at sunset with friends, wine and food.

Toast of the Town is a series of 20 unique parties hosted in private homes and interesting venues throughout Central Texas each spring to raise money and awareness for the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund. The St. David’s Foundation will raise approximately $400,000 with 20 Toast of the Town Events this year.

Becky & I were honored to be part of this team that produced Wining and Dining at the Falls.

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