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No. 67
Entertaining

Hotel Saint Cecilia, which rests in Austin’s historic South Congress district, is probably one of the most unexpectedly incredible properties in town. Operated by the outrageously cool Bunkhouse Group, it boasts five suites, six bungalows, three studios, and a seriously Instagram-able pool. Named after the patron saint of music and poetry, the hotel garners much of its inspiration from the music scene of the 60’s and 70’s, which is very much on-par with being located in the Live Music Capital. Each year, they host their annual Feast Day celebration, an intimate gathering on their outdoor patio, and we are honored enough to provide the rentals for the third year in a row.

This year’s Feast Day was all about moody lighting and dark tones, appropriate for the crisp and clear fall night that the event fell on. Designed by our endlessly talented friend, Emily Waldmann, it was a feast for our eyes to say the least. Our only menu request? Their infamous mulled wine to keep us warm as we admired the tables sprinkled with floral creations from one of Austin’s most innovative designers, Transplants Floral. Our black and gold Medrano bistro chairs merged perfectly with the black velvet tablecloths. Our Cocoa plates and black/gold modern flatware were perfectly illuminated by the candlelight and strung patio bulbs that hung overhead. And, don’t even get us started on the delicious meal by Rene Ortiz.

Guests were served a three-course meal of shared plates paired with wine brought in by Scribe Winery in the Sonoma Valley. Fiona Apple was in attendance, and in true Saint Cecilia fashion, she serenaded guests up and down the tables while dessert was being served. It’s safe to say Feast Day is a truly magical evening, and this was one for the books leaving us counting down the days until next year!

Black and gold Medrano bistro chairs at dinner tables illuminated by candlelight

Black velvet tablecloth and a traditional table setting

Glassware on a black velvet tablecloth

Outdoor dinner table setting illuminated by candles

Candles and floral centerpieces

Red berries in a skull next to a table setting

A skull centerpiece with berries and fruits

Menu and name cards next to a table setting

Chairs and decor by Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals in Austin, TX

Birch & Brass pieces used: Medrano Bistro Chairs | Cocoa Dinner Plates | Cocoa Salad Plates | Gold Mid-Century Tumblers | Gold Rim Wine Glasses | Black & Gold Flatware | Assorted Brass Candlesticks | Cranberry Goblets

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