McGuire, who is a Dripping Springs-based commercial and residential developer, said The Arlo offers a new kind of space for the area. While most venues in the”Wedding Capital of Texas” are rustic, he said making The Arlo feel comfortable and upscale was part of the goal.
The new construction features tall ceilings, wall-to-wall windows to let in ample natural light, and modern amenities including catering spaces and private dressing areas. “This is so different from anything else in Dripping Springs,” he said. “Most venues here are these converted old barns or houses with a rustic or industrial look. This is a more French country with a clean, contemporary twist on it.”
Although The Arlo will primarily be a wedding venue, manager Melony Rodwell said the space was built with a variety of different-sized events in mind. The 15,000-square-foot venue includes three different-sized gathering rooms, two outdoor courtyards, a large bridal suite, and a separate house for groomsmen or guests. Individual spaces can be rented for corporate events or other formal get-togethers, she said.
“The idea is really just to make the space as multifunctional as possible and to let people do with it what they want,” she said.
The mix of indoor and outdoor spaces also allows couples to adjust their events depending on the weather or the current climate with the coronavirus pandemic. Rodwell said the outdoor courtyard will be a go-to for groups hoping to social distance in the open air instead of inside.