The project will add a full kitchen for catering partners, a bridal suite and a shade structure for daytime guests, said Tom Spano, the chief events officer of Haute Companies, which operates Haute Spot.
"It feels like you’re watching a concert in your backyard," Spano said. "That's how we wanted to make it feel."
Other new features include a larger stage, an outdoor bar, a turf lawn and an “Instagrammable secret garden” for photos.
Spano said the new space can host weddings, meetings, group events, corporate events and eventually serve as the headquarters to the five Haute Companies based in Cedar Park. The headquarters expansion project is on hold for now, he said.
The building, located at 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, went through previous restaurant phases, so this renovation will transform the building into an event venue, said Nina Murrell, the project architect and founding principal architect at MODA architecture firm. The indoor-outdoor space will create a natural backdrop for any group size to find a spot to gather.
"It's fun and casual, and I think this site will actually have the level of sophistication that's rare in the area," Murrell said.
The space will also feature a new Wiseguys location, according to a Sept. 15 release from Haute Companies. The San-Antonio-based Chicago-style eatery will sell Italian beef, gravy, hot giardiniera and Turano rolls.
The restaurant will be open outside of events, though the restaurant plans to open during concerts as well.