When it comes to meetings and conventions, there’s no city as unique as Austin. While the city offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, innovative meeting space and world-class hotels, Austin is best known as the live music capital of the world for its abundance of live music venues and for its famous slogan to “Keep Austin Weird”, Austin is a city that knows how to entertain. The city hosts some of the largest music festivals in the world and acts as magnet to the hundreds of musicians who live and perform there. While Austin is a hive of urban creativity, offering an eclectic range of venue selections and entertainment options for your next corporate event, it also boasts state of the art convention services, corporate event spaces, and hotel selections to suit every taste.

So let’s get weird. Under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin lives the world’s largest urban bat colony, 1.5 million of them, and it’s a thing in Austin, like a big thing, to gather at dusk atop the bridge or float beneath on kayak or chartered boat, and watch as the bats emerge, a huge fluttering cloud that darkens the sky. If that’s a little too weird, consider climbing aboard the Pubcrawler, literally a party on wheels, for a group tour of Austin. Or there’s Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, where it’s impossible to not clap and sing and laugh until your face hurts. Whether it’s a tour of the local craft beer scene on The Austin Brewbus, a barbeque crawl through the city’s best eateries, or a team building golf tournament at one of the local resorts, Austin offers amazing catering possibilities and a colorful backdrop with the destination services required to create an event people will talk about for years.

At AlliedPRA Austin we know there is only one chance to get it right, to create that once in a lifetime memory. Our creative and enthusiastic destination management professionals are dedicated to making the flawless execution of your event appear effortless.

Destinations we serve: Austin, Barton Springs

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1250 Capital of Texas Highway South
Building 3, Suite 438
Austin, TX 78746 USA

T: +1 512.608.4728
F: +1 512.608.4734

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Della Guidry, Austin DMC Professional

Della Guidry, President

As President and owner of AlliedPRA Austin, Della Guidry has an innate ability to understand the client’s objective and transform the goals into a productive and professional event.  With over 16 years in the meetings and incentives industry she has worked with a variety of clientele, from Four Star Generals in the United States Air Force to corporate CEO’s.  Della opened AlliedPRA San Antonio in January 2000, and on August 1, 2009 she expanded her ventures to open AlliedPRA Austin. Both the offices reflect the high standards and consistent delivery of impeccable service that has made AlliedPRA a leader in the… Read More

As President and owner of AlliedPRA Austin, Della Guidry has an innate ability to understand the client’s objective and transform the goals into a productive and professional event.  With over 16 years in the meetings and incentives industry she has worked with a variety of clientele, from Four Star Generals in the United States Air Force to corporate CEO’s.  Della opened AlliedPRA San Antonio in January 2000, and on August 1, 2009 she expanded her ventures to open AlliedPRA Austin. Both the offices reflect the high standards and consistent delivery of impeccable service that has made AlliedPRA a leader in the industry. Della is a native Texan, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 1985 and receiving her Master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Incarnate Word in 1995.

Among her many accomplishments, she has been married to Theodore Guidry II for 35 years.  They are proud parents to three children, Chloé, Neichelle, and Theodore III; and four wonderful grandchildren. With the support of her loving family, Della serves her community with integrity and the passion to embrace up and coming professional striving for excellence.

Get in touch: Della Guidry

Amanda Johnston, Program Manager
Della Guidry, Austin DMC Professional
Della Guidry, President


Top things to do

The Texas Capitol

The Texas Capitol is an extraordinary example of late 19th century public architecture and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its “significant contribution to American history.”

Circuit of the Americas

Race fans from far and near will head to the state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track for some of the most prestigious racing events in the world, including Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, X Games and MotoGP.

Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.

Golf Outings

Combining diverse topography and big name designers like Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, Austin is the perfect setting for year-round golfers. And thanks to GOLF Magazine, Austin can add, “The Best Golf City in America” to its list of titles.

Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

Catch a show or take a tour of this state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. On the Mezzanine level you will find the Keller Pfluger Gallery, featuring 37 years of photography of longtime Austin City Limits’ staff photographer, Scott Newton.

Austin Duck Adventures

This amphibious tour bus takes sightseers on land and then into the waters of Lady Bird Lake. The adventurous tour includes Historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol Building, Bob Bullock State History Museum, the Governor’s Mansion, and Lake Austin.

Texas Wine Country

Texas may not be the first destination that comes to mind for award-winning wineries, but with more than 30 wineries within a short drive, the Austin area is the perfect place to uncork a bottle and soak up some breathtaking views.

Austin Nightlife

For visitors, the music scene is legendary; nearly 200 venues offer rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, punk or Latino shows nightly.

Mount Bonnell

Walk up the many steps to this popular park, and take in breathtaking views of the city, Hill Country, and river from the highest point in Austin. The view is worth the climb!

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours is a place of adventure, nature, fun, and relaxation. Come soar through the trees, harnessed in climbing gear, for an exciting look at Texas Hill Country nature from a completely new perspective. Our guides will escort you on an individual, group, company, or family adventure where you will have your adrenaline rush as you learn about the local ecology from a bird’s eye view.

Top places to eat

Salt Lick

With two locations, both are right outside of Austin, but definitely worth the trip. See how much your stomach can manage after ordering a “family style” plate – all you can eat beef brisket, sausage, pork ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, and beans all slathered with their famous bbq sauce!

Moonshine, Downtown Austin

Built in the late 1800’s, this lovely historic home offers southern cooking. A must try is the Baked Macaroni with Pimento Cheese & Bacon Gratin. Heaven!

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

Lamberts serves up slow smoked BBQ & modern Texas cooking with local beers, classic cocktails and new world wines. Situated in the heart of bustling 2nd Street Lamberts has a fun laid back atmosphere and warm professional service. Their upstairs bar and lounge features live music nightly and is available for special events and parties.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Eddie V’s charismatic vibe draws you in and holds you close. Famous for their finest seafood and steaks as well as their world-class wine selection and service. After your meal enjoy a drink and live jazz in the V Lounge.

Crave American Kitchen and Sushi Bar

Crave is an Austin restaurant that was created out of our passion to offer guests a unique dining experience. They feature seasonal, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to ensure that guests receive the highest quality food. Guests will leave knowing that they experienced the perfect balance of sophistication, atmosphere, entertainment and service – The CRAVE Experience.


Savor the freshest crab direct from our own fisheries or select one of their tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Be sure to complement it all with a delicious wine from their extensive wine cellar.


Combining local seasonal ingre­di­ents with an infinite spec­trum of seafood from around the globe is the basis for Uchi’s culi­nary philos­ophy. They invite diners to explore their gastro­nomic bound­aries by pairing tradi­tional Japanese offer­ings with new and refreshing flavors and textures.

Vince Young Steakhouse

The Vince Young Steakhouse is a locally owned and operated fine dining restaurant serving USDA prime steaks, elegantly composed entrees and house made desserts.

La Condesa

La Condesa is an award-winning modern Mexican restaurant, notably nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for ‘Best New Restaurant’. It features the largest selection of 100% blue agave tequila and mezcal in Austin and a craft bar program overseen by Cocktail World Cup champion Nate Wales.

Top places to stay

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

For magnificent luxury in the heart of the Texas state capital, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown offers an unparalleled experience for business and vacation travelers alike. Enjoy spectacular views, well-appointed accommodations and easy access to the Austin Convention Center, the Texas State Capitol, and the 6th Street Entertainment District. Whether you’re looking for high culture, live music or an unforgettable event, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown can make it happen for you.

The Driskill Hotel

Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill Hotel remains a legendary landmark in Texas hospitality. As a member of The Historic Hotels of America, The Driskill offers an elite level of luxury accommodations and services, as one the world’s finest hotels.

Hyatt Regency Austin

Discover supreme comfort in an ideal location at Hyatt Regency Austin. The luxury Austin hotel combines contemporary elegance with the city’s vibrant style in the heart of the entertainment district.

Hilton Austin Hotel

The Hilton Austin hotel, situated in downtown Austin adjacent to the Convention Center, is surrounded by the city’s most vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment scene. The famous 6th Street Entertainment District, Warehouse District, and 2nd Street District are all within walking distance of this downtown Austin hotel.

Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Like the stunning Hill Country that embraces the luxury resort hotel, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is revered for its distinctive blend of peaceful beauty and gracious warmth. Framed within 4,000 secluded acres of rolling hills, you’ll be pleased to discover the full-service Three Springs Spa, four spectacular championship golf courses, award-winning conference and meeting facilities, four extraordinary dining options and numerous recreational activities.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Explore the luxurious Texas wilderness escape nestled outside of Austin. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa features comfortable rooms, luxurious amenities, and on-site recreation and entertainment adjacent to McKinney Roughs Nature Park, an 1,100 acre wilderness area.

Travaasa Austin

As Texas’s most active destination resort and spa, Travaasa Austin takes pride in offering its guests a compelling menu of inclusive guided adventures, culinary classes, cultural encounters, healing spa treatments, and fitness and wellness workshops, all located in a Zen-like preserve for the soul.

Renaissance Austin Hotel

Nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, this luxury Austin hotel at the Arboretum at Great Hills provides a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails, yet enjoys convenient proximity to Downtown Austin.