The Margaret Austin Center is a rural retreat center established to provide a quiet and inexpensive setting for retreats and meetings in the rolling hills outside Chappell Hill, Texas. Originally the vacation home of Margaret Austin, the Center has welcomed retreat groups for almost 20 years. Meeting Hall seats 60, Dining Hall seats 50, Retreat Center sleeps 56.
The Chappell Hill Historic District includes the restored Providence Baptist Church parsonage, the Museum displaying historical exhibits and the Swearingen folk art collection, the Rock Store, century-old churches, Masonic Cemetery, library and the oldest continually operating bank in America. Groups are invited for tours of the historic sites with advance reservation. If you are having a group event or wedding, Chappell Hill may be the place for you! Providence Church is a quaint location for a wedding ceremony – the church holds 130 people. The Museum is ideal for parties up to 120, and the Rock Store can seat 40 people for a more intimate gathering in historic downtown.
This facility offers 3600 sq. ft of space with a full kitchen and catering access. Can seat 350-400 banquet style, 500 with seating only.
Enjoy old-fashioned home cooking, homemade pies and a friendly atmosphere in an antique house. While you are here, browse our gift shop. We also have a private party room that seats 20-25 and offer catering for your events.