EST. 2023

About Our Venue

An Austin-Exclusive Treasure
Unique Features of Rose Haven

What Makes Us Unique

Quality Assured

We stake our reputation on quality and guarantee that every aspect of your event isup to the highest standards. Our team prides itself on being responsive to our clients, and we partner with only the best companies to cater at our facility.

Ready to Host

With a bakery located on scene, an in-house bartending partner, and a list of preferred caterers prepared for any type of event, Rose Haven is a versatile space with all the resources you need to make planning your next event a breeze.

Unmatched View

Rose Haven’s antique gardens, outdoor courtyard oasis, bright dance hall, and open bakery make it a truly one-of-a-kind venue with views that will enthrall your guests whether they’re indoors or outdoors.
About Us

Discover a Piece of Texas History

Rose Haven has been a part of Austin for over 150 years. In its early days, the original building constructed on Fitzhugh Road in the 1860s was a quaint little general store and post office. As the property changed hands over time, new additions increased the building’s size and capacity to its modern-day footprint of approximately 6600 square feet.

History remembers the Rose Haven building by a variety of names and functions, including the Blue Goose roadhouse, the Little Wheel restaurant, a breakfast diner, several bars, and most recently, the Last Chance Dancehall. The Blue Goose was one of only a few bars to remain open in the area during World War II.

At one time, the building sat directly on the Travis/Hays county line. This resulted in a curious conundrum, as Hays County was dry until 2011, but the Blue Goose served alcohol. The owner devised a quirky solution — to paint a dotted line that denoted the county line on the ceiling. Patrons were allowed to drink on the Travis County side of the bar but not the Hays County side!

In 1955, Texas resurveyed the two counties, resulting in the county line shifting slightly west to the edge of the property and placing the building squarely in Travis County, thereby eliminating the need to split the roadhouse into drinking and non-drinking sides.

Today, Rose Haven has been updated to serve the modern needs of the Austin community while still maintaining its historical roots by preserving parts of the original building. It’s evolved from a dark, dingy bar on the county line to a bright, welcoming event venue surrounded by gardens and lawns. As the only provider in the area that offers an in-house bakery inside an elegant venue surrounded by rose gardens, we offer a truly unique experience. Come see the gorgeous space for yourself and book your next event with us!


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Meet the Team

Professionals at Your Service

Christy and Michael Seguin

Christy and Michael Seguin


Born and raised on a scenic farm surrounded by rolling fields and vibrant gardens, Christy developed a deep connection with nature at a young age. Her passion led her to establish a successful landscaping company that specialized in native plantings featuring antique roses.

While nurturing her love for horticulture, Christy also found another artistic outlet close to her heart — cake decorating. In 2013, she founded Cakes ROCK!!! in South Carolina where she could delight customers with exquisite confectionery masterpieces that quickly gained recognition and cemented her reputation for exceptional talent within the industry.

When her husband and soul mate Michael received the opportunity of a lifetime in Austin, Texas in 2014, Christy packed her shovels and sprinkles to transplant her dream halfway across the country where she could combine the two distinct facets of her lifelong passions into one unified, groundbreaking business venture.

Christy recognized a gap in the market for a unique event venue that could cater to a wide range of celebrations beyond the scope of weddings. The historical charm of an old Texas dancehall dating back to the 1860s held untapped potential for Christy’s vision of a charming event venue with an in-house bakery surrounded by antique rose gardens, and she embarked on a mission to transform this piece of Texas history into Rose Haven. 

Her venture brought new life to a forgotten Austin treasure. With Michael’s help, she infused historical ambiance with her love for confectionery and antique rose gardens, creating an immersive sensory experience for every visitor who steps inside Rose Haven.

Christy and Michael recently celebrated their 20th anniversary together. In addition to working with Christy as a business manager, Michael is also dedicated to his busy career in physical, cyber, and fire security for massive construction projects. They enjoy hiking, weightlifting, and boating when they aren’t too busy doting on their precious cats, Rocky and Eowyn.

Denise and JT Tobias

Team Managers

Husband and wife team serving as Administrative Associates in the wedding and specialty cake business since 2011. 

They use their positive attitude and tireless energy for all communications with clients from the initial inquiry until the delivery of the products. They are inspired daily by their two sons, two daughters-in-law, and two incredible grandsons.

Amanda Grimm

Team Manager

Amanda has years of experience in the events industry as well as a degree in meeting and event planning. After being away from venue life for several years Amanda excited about the big things happening at the Rose Haven Bakery and Event Venue.

When not at Rose Haven Amanda spends her time running her own business, The Peachy Keen Photo Camper. Being a part of amazing events is her passion! She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and doing paper crafts.



Simon was the head pastry chef, and the heart and soul of Cakes ROCK!!!/Rose Haven for just over 4 years.

He was the kindest, sweetest, most caring person in the world. He was a walking calculator, who could instantly do calculations in his head to 10 or 12 decimals, while the rest of us were still trying to open the calculator app on our phones.

His love of telling bad ‘dad’ jokes & puns has led us all to call them ‘Simon jokes’ when we see them in the wild. He always had us laughing and having a good time.

He was a brilliant baker & chef, meticulous to the ultimate degree, and was the reason our cakes & desserts have been so amazingly delicious over the years. He was not only trained in traditional culinary, but also in the Whole Foods Plant Based diet through Rouxbe. No wonder everyone marveled at how delicious our vegan and gluten free items are.

To say this is a huge loss is a vast understatement. Simon meant so much to everyone, and to us as a company. His integrity and professionalism were impeccable. Simon was far more than a chef or team member, he was ‘family’, and we all love him dearly. He is deeply missed, in so many ways.

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