Whim Hospitality has set about distinguishing ourselves by offering unique products in a unique way.
From a wide selection of customizable event solutions to an easier party planning process with our complete line of services, Whim has innovated the events industry in Austin and surrounding areas to make our client’s special celebrations even more memorable. We offer high-touch traditional event services – catering, event and tent rentals, florals and venue management – and bring an enhanced level of communication and experience to ensure your dream event becomes a reality.
By combining so many services under one roof, Whim is able to simplify the planning process for weddings and other special events by creating a single point of contact with one, easy-to-understand invoice. Our sales team takes a collaborative approach with our clients to truly understand their vision and provide the services and products to bring amazing events to life. Our expertise and connections within the event industry also guarantee that we can work cohesively with other wedding and event vendors in a cohesive and cooperative way that makes any event run as smoothly as possible.
In early 2012, Whim Hospitality founders, Kim and Whit Hanks, perceived a need in the burgeoning Texas Hill Country wedding and special events industry. The number of venues was growing but there were no truly local rental companies to effectively service them.
To fill this need, Whim’s first division, Whim Event Rentals, moved into a showroom and warehouse in Dripping Springs, just off of Highway 290, ideally situating Whim “just down the road” from the Hill Country’s premier venues in Dripping Springs, Wimberley, southwest Austin, Lake Travis, and Fredericksburg. Recognizing a need for an even more complete wedding and special event services experience, Whim Florals and Whim Catering joined the Whim Hospitality family in 2013.
Co-founder Kim Hanks previously worked in the special events industry as a wedding planner, where she became well-versed in the challenge of bringing together different companies – this floral designer, that caterer, this rentals company, that tent company – to create one seamless event. Through a thoughtful expansion plan, Whim grew from rentals to offer a suite of event services to create a far more stress-free experience for the client. In terms of unique products, Whim has utilized co-founder Whit Hanks’ international buying connections to bring to the rental market products not otherwise found locally, or in even nationally.
Ultimately, the Whim Hospitality company culture is defined by Kim and Whit’s family. We’ve set ourselves apart from other wedding and event vendors by creating a family of services and we are honored whenever we’re selected to participate in your family’s biggest celebrations!
We look forward to serving you and your guests!
We absolutely loved working with Whim Hospitality! Having all of our vendors able to work together with our venue was a huge time saver and convenience, and they were able to give us the most perfectly beautiful day!
Amber M — The Knot
Their food is phenomenal, their staff is on POINT & their generous hearts are so “for you”. They want your event to be the very best and go above and beyond to make that dream a reality.
Jodi M — Facebook
Whim hospitality made all my rental dreams come true. Everything was even better than what I envisioned!
Rachael O — The Knot
Working with Whim Hospitality was an absolute delight and made the wedding planning process smooth and enjoyable! I cannot say enough about their team.They truly focus on YOU; your needs and your desires. And they work tirelessly to make every detail perfect! Your wedding day will be made complete by hiring the amazing team at Whim!
Taylor Y — Facebook
Whim Hospitality is wonderful to work with for all of your rental needs! They had everything you could possibly imagine to make our special day perfect! The staff was amazing as well!
Abby D — The Knot
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We create excitement!
Creativity, Resourcefulness & Innovation
We share a bold, exciting vision for the company.
We take ownership, and we take action. We strive for excellence and go the extra mile.
We are kind and supportive of each other and seek to inspire each other.
We value our reputation for integrity and transparency with everyone – both inside and outside of the company.
We are very thankful for our good fortune and give back to our community.