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Top 15 Austin Venues for Large Groups

Austin has its fair share of famous and unique event spaces. Austin has become a travel destination in recent years, and the city has grown exponentially in popularity. Finding exactly the space you want for an Austin event can be a challenge, unless you have a lot of time to plan and research venues. When planning an event in Austin, it’s essential to lock in your venue ASAP. That said, Austin has many incredible new and historic venues that are perfect for events of all kinds, from conferences to celebrations. After research and experience planning events in the city, here are Goen South’s top 15 favorite venues in Austin for large groups:

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10 Things to Consider When Hiring a DMC

You’ve decided to hire a DMC, or Destination Management Company, to help you plan your conference or event… but how do you pick the right one? Whether you’re looking for transportation, event planning services, logistics, décor, dine-arounds, off site excursions, entertainment, or a combination of services, here are 10 things to consider when hiring a DMC.

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Do You Need a DMC?

If you are considering hiring a DMC, you might have questions about what they are and which services they provide. What exactly is a DMC? Is hiring a DMC worth it, and what does a DMC actually do? Is a DMC just a fancy name for an event planner? Keep reading to learn more about DMCs, and to see if a DMC is a good fit for you or your company.

A DMC, or Destination Management Company, provides services and resources such as event planning, coordination and design, transportation services, tours, entertainment, logistics, and more. A DMC can provide as many or as few services as needed, but their purpose is to organize, plan, and execute events and activities in a city, typically for out-of-town guests. DMCs can assist corporate event planners, or they act entirely on their own. Most importantly, they are experts of their city. It can be overwhelming to not only visit a new city but to plan events and experiences in that location, so DMCs are there to do the work for you. A DMC is basically a one-stop shop and can provide every service you can think of when visiting a new city; they exist to help clients discover and enjoy the best parts of their city and to create a seamless and memorable experience. Hiring a DMC is the absolute best way to see the culture and unique flavor of a city.

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Skeet Shooting

Enjoy the Texas Hill Country at a real shooting range and feel like a real Texan by taking your team skeet shooting. Shoot disks for fun or add a level of competition. Either way, this activity is great for anyone from beginners to experts.


Cigar Roller

Enjoy the finer things in life with Cuban style hand rolled cigars.


Texas Ranch Night - Behind the Scenes

Escape the city and take in the sights of the beautiful Texas Hill Country by visiting a real ranch. While you’re there, you gotta grab the mechanical bull by the horns!