St. John Studios: Austin, Texas Photography Studio Rental and Event Rental

Rent st. john studios

St. John Studios is a renovated warehouse in North Austin comprised of a series of rooms and outdoor spaces to host a photography production, rent photography studio space, or host a private event.

Options range from dinner parties to weddings to art gallery openings to musical performances. Explore the descriptions below to read about the different areas for rent, or view photographs of the space here.

In order to fully understand the options available, we highly recommend setting up a tour to see the space. You can also view the floorplan here by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Please email to set up a tour, inquire about availability, or say hello.

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The Great Hall

The Great Hall is a perfect spot for indoor dinners or gatherings. Large sliding doors allow easy access to our courtyard for a more indoor/outdoor flow. A lofted area above the hall makes for an ideal performance space for live music or theater.

Seating: Up to 75
Cocktail Party: Up to 125

Speakers for playlists, etc.
Prep area for catering w/ sink, refrigerator, and coffee station (behind a curtain)
Salvaged wood interior
High ceilings
Concrete flooring
Tables and chairs available to rent
Access to full kitchen space available to rent at extra cost


Shed Bar + Courtyard

The Shed Bar is an easy addition to the Great Hall, or a stand alone rental. As a standalone, it functions best for predominantly fair weather, outdoor oriented events. The space is a covered bar with two large sliding doors to allow access to the courtyard, as well as a canopy-style window that opens to the back yard. Use the shed bar as a walk-up bar, and set up tables and chairs for casual or formal seating in the courtyard.

150 when outdoor courtyard is used (Only 10 seats at actual bar)

Speakers for playlists, etc.
Casual bar setting
Access to large courtyard space
Access to covered outdoor space for food prep or serving, or extra covered seating
Tables and chairs available to rent


Frida’s Bar

Frida’s Bar boasts a colorful backdrop of deep blue hues and tropical plants. The room consists of an L-shaped bar counter, plus bar seating along one side wall and a 10-person table. The bar opens up to a covered porch area, with access outside via a sliding garage door.

Seating: Up to 25 (possibility to add extra seating if necessary)
Cocktail Party: Up to 50

Speakers for playlists, etc.
Tropical plant decoration
Rich blue paint alongside salvaged wood
Concrete floor
Glass garage door to add extra natural light
Access to covered bar patio & outdoor space


Portrait studio

Our small rental studio is ideal for portraits or still life photography. There are two backdrop setups, allowing you to choose which offers the best light for your purposes. Natural light available from a large southern facing window, with a blackout curtain available. Production room attached for clients, extra work area, or makeup area.


4 C-Stands
2 Paper Backdrop options in 3 colors (white, gray, black)
10ft Backdrop stand for other color options (bring your own paper or backdrop)
Sandbags, A-clamps and extension cords available.
High ceilings
Natural light + blackout curtains

Floor Plan