Photographer: Events, Weddings, Portraits – Austin, Texas

Posts tagged “Chateau Bellevue

Chateau Bellevue Wedding Photos – Austin, TX

Located a block from “the drag” (Guadalupe Street) in Downtown Austin, Texas is a historic wedding venue called Chateau Bellevue. Since 1929, Chateau Bellevue has been maintained and preserved (and managed) by the Austin Woman’s Club. According to the website, “Architecturally distinctive rooms and antique furnishings inspire a timeless ambience at Chateau Bellevue.” And I definitely have to agree…

While photographing a wedding there, I observed many unusual features about Chateau Bellevue. Because of the hilly Austin topography in the area, the backside of the venue is multi-level, including an elevator transports guests back and forth among 3 levels. However, the San Antonio street-side of the complex presents a facade of a flat, single level building. Chateau Bellevue features arched stone walkways next to outdoor plazas and patios. Most of the building’s exterior is lined with aged, thick stone in the style of early 20th century/late 19th century American architecture. In fact, the rear of Chateau Bellevue looks almost as much like a reinforced 18th century fort as it does a wedding venue.

Just as the website description stated, the interior is lined from wall-to-wall with antique furniture, which lends a certain timelessness and genialness to the venue. The main ballroom can accommodate medium to large wedding parties and includes wood flooring, high ceilings, a beautiful staircase (which makes a grand entrance for new brides wanting to impress their guests) and French doors that open onto the stone patio.

Chateau Bellevue is a 1st class venue for Austin weddings or other events located in central Austin. Parking is free and relatively abundant. Need more information about scheduling Chateau Bellevue for your wedding? Contact Amber Dodson at The Chateau Bellevue wedding hotline: (512) 796-2583

Chateau Bellevue of the Austin’s Woman Club is located at 708-710 San Antonio Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Chateau Bellevue Austin

Austin Wedding Photo of the Day: Austin Woman’s Club

A few weeks ago I was talking to one of my friends who’s an engineer and who I consider to be very analytical (and very smart) and we were discussing technology. He made a point about technology, and in particular smart phones, causing people to develop shorter attention spans. At the moment he made the point, it didn’t seem very important, but the point about short attention spans has been haunting me lately. So I’ve decided to go with change (instead of fighting change) and I’ve committed to make shorter blog posts, much like my “burst blogs”.

My idea is to write a short paragraph related to photography at least once per day and include a new photograph associated with the discussion topic. That way things will stay short and fresh (and hopefully more palatable for the new generation of short attention spans!)

Here’s another wedding photo from Chateau Bellevue (Austin Woman’s Club). Enjoy!

Wedding at Chateau Bellevue

Chateau Bellevue Austin Woman’s Club

Another one of Austin’s wedding venues which is a bit of a hidden gem is Austin Women’s Club/ Chateau Bellevue, located in Central Austin. I can’t help but believe that we as individuals make up a “collective consciousness”. I say that because a few weeks ago while I was talking to a vendor at Allan House where I was shooting a wedding, the topic of Chateau Bellevue came up and we talked about how it was so unusual with it’s multiple levels, historic look (right down to the antique furniture) and it’s connection to an older Austin, Texas.

So here’s where the “shared consciousness” comes in…The same week that our conversation took place about Chateau Bellevue, I received an email from a coordinator associated with Chateau Bellevue requesting images from a wedding I photographed there a few years back. So in the next week or so I’ll be sharing some of those photos, which will likely be available on the official website soon. Can’t wait to see…

Once I post more photos from Chateau Bellevue, you’ll be able to view them here…XXXXX

Chateau Bellevue

Chateau Bellevue


Austin Locations We’ve Photographed

In my last blog I talked about Green Pastures and how it was one of my favorite places to photograph. And frequently I meet with brides-to-be who ask where I’ve photographed in Austin. Well, not to toot my own horn, but I’ve  been photographing weddings and events for a number of years now and there’s quite a list of locations where I’ve shot.  In this blog I’ve decided to list every place (that I can recall) that I’ve photographed a wedding or event in the Austin, Texas area.  I’m going to try to keep the list reduced to venues where weddings/events are held.

Burnt Orange Wedding at Central Christian Church

After I make the list I’m going to follow-up over the next few weeks with some “highlight” blogs that will discuss some of the more memorable locations for photography.  It will be fun for me to re-live some of the moments and places through blog and it will be helpful (hopefully) to anyone who reads the blog to find out more information about each place from the perspective of a photographer and layperson who isn’t trying to sell you the place, i.e., I have nothing to gain from telling you about my experience other than promoting my wedding photography.

Oh, and before I forget, most of the events that occurred at the locations listed below can be viewed at my old website.

Without further adieu, here is the list of places in and around Austin where I’ve shot weddings or other events (in no particular order):

·         Green Pastures

·         Canyon Of The Eagles

·         St. Albert The Great Catholic Church

·         Renaissance Hotel

·         Zilker Botanical Garden

·         Vintage Villas

·         Bella Notte

·         Balcones Country Club

·         Kindred Oaks Estates

·         Hotel Valencia (San Antonio)

·         Laguna Gloria

·         Casa Blanca

·         St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church

·         High Pointe Baptist Church

·         Angel Springs

·         Avery Ranch

·         Driskill Hotel

·         St. Paul Lutheran Church (Serbin, TX)

·         Marriot La Frontera

·         Mercury Hall

·         St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church

·         Lakeway Activity Center

·         Emmaus Catholic Church (Lakeway, Texas)

·         Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

·         Lakeside Pavillion (Marble Falls, Texas)

·         Villa Antonia

·         SPJST Hall (Taylor, Texas)

·         Spicewood Vineyards (Spicewood, Texas)

·         St. Thomas Moore Church

·         Zilker Clubhouse

·         Ruby Ranch Lodge

·         Santa Cruz Catholic Church

·         Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Killeen, Texas)

·         United Christian Church

·         Cool River Cafe

·         Bethany United Methodist Church

·         Austin Hindu Temple

·         Saint John Vianney Catholic Church

·         Star Ranch Golf Club

·         Star Hill Ranch

·         St Mary’s Church (Fredericksburg, Texas)

·         Luckenbach Dancehall

·         Chapel Dulcinea

·         Mt. Sinai Church

·         The French Legation

·         Sons of Hermann Hall (Giddings, Texas)

·         Central Christian Church

·         Chateau Bellevue – Austin Woman’s Club

·         Crown Plaza Hotel

·         Clark Mansion

·         Memorial Baptist Church (Taylor, Texas)

·         First Presbyterian Church (Georgetown, Texas)

·         Onion Creek Country Club

·         St. Mary’s Our Lady Of The Lake Church (Lago Vista, Texas)

·         K-Bar Oaks Clubhouse

·         Berry Creek Country Club

·         Holy Trinity Church (Jarrell, Texas)

·         Steiner Ranch

·         Simply Romantic Wedding Chapel

·         Crown Plaza Hotel

Black & White Bible