A new East Austin venue, Assembly Hall is now booking public and private events.

Assembly Hall's renovated space on East Seventh Street has the capacity to host hundreds of guests for various occasions across its 5,500-square-foot main hall, 2,000-square-foot courtyard and 1,000-square-foot meeting room. The venue also has a built-in bar area, a prep kitchen, green room and AV facilities, a dozen restrooms, and on-site parking.

Assembly Hall opened in the former Don Limon Mexican Restaurant and Bakery location, and is managed by the group behind another east side venue, Fair Market on East Fifth Street.

"Our team is thrilled to expand on the relationships made with the Austin community through the years operating Fair Market,” Assembly Hall's management said in a statement. “We have years of experience catering to a wide range of businesses and residents. Assembly Hall will be another special venue for our community to celebrate and do business.”

The background

Assembly Hall's launch was supported with a $1.52 million loan from Frontier Bank, facilitated by the Austin Economic Development Department as part of its Family Business Loan Program. The venue's renovation was approved in late 2022, and construction ran from January 2023-March 2024.
The Assembly Hall venue space opened in East Austin this spring. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact)
The Assembly Hall venue space opened in East Austin this spring. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact)
Through the city program, the AEDD partners with the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as private entities to offer low-interest business loans aiding the creation of jobs and contributions to the local economy.

The program has seen about two dozen loans totaling more than $5.5 million issued to businesses around town, with more than 230 jobs committed or added.

Assembly Hall used its program funding for business operations and equipment, according to the AEDD. The venue also committed to create 49 permanent jobs over the next five years, with a majority to be filled by workers from low- to moderate-income households.

"The opening of Assembly Hall exemplifies our commitment to revitalizing East Austin and supporting local businesses," AEDD Director Sylnovia Holt-Rabb said in a statement. "We are excited to see this space become a community hub where residents can gather, celebrate and engage in various activities. This project showcases our dedication to fostering economic growth and enhancing the quality of life for all Austinites."