When I first moved to Austin this past November, I had the pleasure of visiting Ma Maison in Dripping Springs. Ma Maison is a wedding and event venue that “combines the warmth of home with breathtaking European-inspired elegance.” Located in Texas Hill Country, this venue has it all! Not only a beautiful indoor space, but gorgeous outdoor scenes with spectacular views! I mean, who wouldn’t want to be married on their grounds? Especially with their newest addition: their chapel!
As much as I can go on and on about Ma Maison, this blog post is about the team. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with all of them recently on a team-branding session. Although I had previously met a couple of the ladies previously (Amy during my venue tour and I had spoken to Conor on social media), this was my first time really meeting and getting to know the entire team!
The Ma Maison ladies are not only make all wedding dreams come true at their venue, but they’re beautiful, fun, and sweet. They all get along wonderfully … so much so, you’d think they were one big, happy family. And in many ways, are!
Below are little things to know about each one of them; however, don’t take my word for it. Go out there! View the venue and meet the ladies yourself!
Karen (and Ellie, of course!)
Meet the owner and ‘ma’ of Ma Maison. With a warm smile and a generous heart, she is the planner and designer of this gorgeous venue. After 30+ years of event planning and assisting, she decided to go on a journey of building her own wedding and event space. One that is “a beautiful Texas Hill Country wedding venue that is rustic—but not rusty.”
“Ma Maison, French for ‘my house,’ was conceived playing on the family’s strong French heritage and a sense of warm and inviting southern hospitality.” She wants to make all of her guests feel as though Ma Maison is their home.
As Karen puts it, “I see each wedding as unique and special as the wedding of one of my daughters.”
As for Ellie, Karen’s cute fluffy fur-baby: she is always ready to greet you when you come for a tour. She is by far the best tour guide around. Ellie has the most contagious smile and the softest fur! “If you ever feel stressed about planning your big day or are nervous to walk down the aisle, she will step in and cover you in the best pup snuggles ever.”
Originally from Louisiana, this lovely lady has been with Ma Maison since almost the very beginning. She’s the site manager and knows all the ins and outs of the venue. “From welcoming you on your big day to helping you clean up when it’s all done, Michelle is the gal you want by your side!” When she’s not busy onsite, she’s going on adventures with her husband and furbaby, Breaux (who is the cutest!!)!
Here is the outgoing and personable lady behind all of Ma Maison‘s social media posts. A Ma Maison bride herself, she can “give you all the information and tips on what it’s like at the venue.” An Austin native, she can often be found spending quality time and/or swimming with her husband and children.
A true Texan who comes from a family full of event planners, Amy “has helped bring dozens of fabulous weddings come to life!” She was my tour guide when I arrived on property for the first time and was greeted with a warm smile and welcoming arms. Expect nothing less when you come by. When she’s not helping bring wedding dreams come true, she’s enjoying the newly-wed life with her husband, son, and furbaby!