So you love to host and you happen to live in Austin, one of the most culturally diverse and socially hip cities in the U.S. However, your location poses a problem. In most areas, summer is the ideal time for an event, but for Texas, that means triple-digit temperatures. With Fourth of July and garden parties off the table, what are you supposed to do? The solution is simple: winter Austin party rentals.
Winter in Austin is the perfect time for a wedding, dinner party or other celebratory gathering. The city’s unique climate means you have your choice of indoors or outdoors, and the holiday season offers additional advantages.
1. Amazing Weather
First of all, Austin is snow-free, with temperatures averaging in the 60s. Winter is typically dry, which means you don’t have to worry about sudden showers ruining a day out.
Obviously, the biggest benefit is the option to host outside while the rest of the country is shivering under inches of snow. Guests can enjoy the outdoors, take advantage of gorgeous photo opportunities and generally enjoy the cool weather. There’s also minimal risk plans being wrecked with last-minute road closures.
2. Outside Peak Season
Despite how pleasant and beautiful Texas is during the winter, it’s not bustling with tourists. Peak season ends in September, which means you have the local hangouts to yourself
When you’re trying to book event rentals Houston or Austin during tourist season, you may have a problem getting the venue you want. However, winter is the perfect opportunity to nab the space you had your eye on. You may even get a better deal, as rental costs tend to be cheaper in the off-season.
3. Numerous Themes
Every great party needs a theme, and when you host in winter, you have a huge range to choose from. Of course there are the usual holiday parties centered around Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas, but you have a lot of secular themes to choose from, too:
- Winter wonderland
- Winter lights
- Game of Thrones
- Cozy cabin
- Sugar, spice and everything nice (to eat)
- Disney’s Frozen
- Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen
4. Outdoor-Indoor Options
While it’s great to have an outdoor gathering under the sunny sky, you can also use the colder evening temperatures to your advantage by having both an indoor and outdoor area. One option is to light up the fireplace on your patio while offering hot drinks so guests can enjoy the cozy feeling. Another option is to set up a heated tent so guests can move between the indoor and outdoor areas. This allows everyone to enjoy beautiful outdoor decorations, such as lights or gardens, while offering a space to warm up whenever they want.
5. Various Events
What if you want to go out with friends and family before or after your celebration? Austin is home to several great events:
- Austin Symphony Orchestra’s winter program
- Blue Genie Art Bazaar
- Austin Trail of Lights
- Austin Music Video Festival
- Downtown Holiday Stroll
Excited about winter yet? As the cold season draws near, remember to look into wedding table rentals, pavilion options and venue rates early. Then sit back and enjoy the gorgeous climate only Austin can offer.