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.
We’re so happy to have guest designers Travis and Angela from the Event Planning and Floral Design Programs at Austin Community College join us this month. This sophisticated gray and yellow design is accented with stylish decor items and of course, beautiful floral.
The pictures are great but they don’t do justice to how stunning our Inspiration Area is right now. We would not be surprised to see Austin’s next great event planner or floral designer come out of these programs.
Here’s a little about the programs from Travis.
“ACC Continuing Education’s Special Event and Floral Design Program – Do you have creative event ideas that you want to learn how to bring to life? Do you have a knack for organization and planning? Do you love to play host to friends and family? Do you have a desire to be your own boss? If so, you can become an Event Planner!”
“This course teaches students how to work with clients and help make their vision a reality by learning how to work with vendors, plan, organize, and build a budget for any event. This ’101′ hands-on course that will train you to organize everything from small social events, to meetings and conferences. For more information about courses or services, contact Travis Jackson at email@example.com or visit our websites for Event Planning and Floral Design.”
“Special thanks to Marquee Event Group for this great opportunity!!!”
You are welcome Travis and you are invited back anytime. We invite everyone to drop by and see their design during March.
We don’t need an excuse to party, but we sure had a great one for this shindig.
Wonderful friends and family joined us this past Friday at Marquee to celebrate Damon’s 70th birthday! The birthday boy and guests enjoyed champagne and the always amazing Pennsylvania Dutch Chocolate Cake from Sweetish Hill Bakery.
Thanks to all the partiers out there that joined us!
What’s the best way to introduce the Austin Events Industry to the great venues of the Texas Hill Country?
It’s the Marquee Wine (and Distillery) and Venue Tour!
We had another great group of events folk out this week to visit Becker Vineyards, Torre di Pietra and Garrison Brothers Distillery. We thank all the venues for accommodating us and a special thank you to Slick and Barbara Johnson for the wonderful lunch!
The tour would not have been possible without our awesome team of sponsors. Thank you Transportation Consultants, Torre Di Pietra, Becker Vineyards, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Heart of Texas Wine Tours, Primizie, Texas Hill Country Olive Company and Fischer Wieser.
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Mary Baird-Wilcock and The Simplifiers have joined us again as guest designer for our Inspiration Area. A Spring Soiree featuring Pantone Color of the Year 2013 Emerald is the perfect way to start 2013!
Thank you Mary and The Simplifiers!
More of The Simplifiers at www.thesimplifiers.com.
The latest Marquee Wine & Venue Tour took us to Salt Lick Cellars, The Salt Lick, Driftwood Estate Winery and Circuit of the Americas!
We had a little fun… We had a little wine… It was a great day! Thank you to all who joined us!
Many, many, many thanks to Transportation Consultants for helping make our tour relaxing and fun!