The Union on Eighth is conveniently located only a short, 20-minute ride north of downtown Austin in one of Central Texas’ fastest growing, and charming communities, Georgetown, Texas. Touted as The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, Georgetown is the perfect setting to host your wedding. With its historic square, one of a kind, local shops and eateries and ample lodging options within blocks of The Union on Eighth, Georgetown is the perfect weekend getaway for your family and guests to enjoy while celebrating your big day.
Nestled a block from the Historic Courthouse and Square, The Union on Eighth is in a prime urban setting that allows you and your guests access to some of Central Texas’ best shopping, food, and lodging. The Union on Eighth truly is its own downtown oasis. This allows you and your guests the ability to easily enjoy being in the dynamic downtown area that Georgetown offers while giving you an intimate, private setting in a reclaimed, industrial venue with lush courtyards that make you feel a world away.
Within a block of The Union on Eighth is 600 Degrees Pizzeria, a fully organic pizzeria with a large selection of craft beers. World renowned and infamous John Mueller smokes up some of Texas best barbecue in his trailer around the corner from The Union. You and your bridal party could lodge at Sweet Lemon Inn and then grab some tasty treats and coffee in the morning from their café Sweet Lemon. Local favorites Monument Café (featured on The Food Network) and its sister restaurant, El Monumento, which sits on the banks of the San Gabriel River are only a short walk away from The Union on Eighth.
Downtown Georgetown also has an abundance of one-of-a-kind retailers including Mesquite Creek Outfitters, Sincerely Yours 1848, Brazos Market and wineries such as Grape Creek Winery from Fredericksburg. You and your guests will fall in love walking the charming Square, meeting the shop owners and in the Spring, taking in the smells of the blooming mountain laurels. Come during April to see the thousands of red poppies that grow around downtown and take part in the Red Poppy Festival that brings in nearly 20,000 people to Downtown Georgetown every year. Enjoy the festival’s food, art, and music. Or, if you come after Thanksgiving, enjoy the millions of lights that illuminate the trees and outline the buildings around the square. It truly is a site to see!
When you choose The Union on Eighth to host your event, lodging options in Georgetown are endless. While many of the chain hotels like The Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Best Western sit about half a mile away on the Interstate and will shuttle your guests to The Union on Eighth, there are also several Inns, Bed and Breakfasts and Airbnb stays within blocks of our venue. In 2017, The Sheraton opened a 400-room hotel and conference center in Georgetown that features a restaurant and bars, rehearsal dinner space and a spa on site. So, when you choose Georgetown, you really can make your wedding weekend an experience for you and your guests to enjoy.