There are hundreds of wedding venues in Austin, and it can be very difficult to decide which would be the ideal setting for your big event. After all, it's one of the most important days of your life! Read on to learn about 11 of the most romantic and beautiful wedding venues in Austin and the surrounding area. Many of these venues feature outdoor wedding facilities.
1104 San Antonio St.
Austin, Texas 78701
Formerly the private residence of a Scottish immigrant, Allan House is a beautiful Victorian home built in 1883 with wide verandas and old-fashioned parlors. It's in downtown Austin, just three blocks from the Capitol. The home is on gated grounds and offers both indoor and outdoor options for weddings. The outdoor area has a stone patio adorned with tall, century-old oak trees. Hundreds of small white lights adorn the oak trees and iron gates, which makes it feel very festive at night. This Austin wedding venue can accommodate up to 250 seated guests whether you choose to have the ceremony in the outdoor courtyard or inside the home.
615 Cardinal Ln.
Austin, Texas 78704
This event and performance venue is ideal for a mid-sized wedding ceremony, a wedding reception or both. It has been named one of the best wedding venues in Austin for several years by The Knot, a leading wedding website. The center’s main building was built in Mercury, Texas in 1904. The structure was moved to its location on a hill in south central Austin in 1997 and has the feel of a beautiful, old-fashioned chapel. It is conveniently located near downtown but has a rural Hill Country vibe. The site includes four acres of lush landscaping and towering trees, bridal dressing rooms, a catering kitchen and plenty of parking for your guests. The layout is flexible to accommodate a wide variety of wedding/reception plans.
19039 Adrian Way
Lake Travis, Texas 78645
Villa Antonia is one of Austin's most scenic wedding venues. It is located in the Texas Hill Country and overlooks the north shore of Lake Travis. Built in the style of a Tuscan villa, it features a massive stone arch entryway, a beautiful gazebo and a walkway that spirals through a 20-foot waterfall. Inside, there is a naturally lit atrium with a beautiful, winding marble staircase. Have your ceremony outdoors on the lake-view terrace or inside the white Mission-style chapel. It also has plenty of facilities for a reception; the entire complex has 20,000 square feet of versatile space. There are spacious dressing rooms for the bride, groom and bridesmaids.
10463 Sprinkle Road
Austin, Texas 78754
Barr Mansion is a family-owned business that has been in Austin for over 20 years. Get married in the intimate rose garden or the elegant Artisan Ballroom, which features a dramatic all-glass front. Groups up to 75 can fit in the Victorian mansion, which was built in 1898 and features gingerbread porches. Its rooms work well for rehearsal dinners or dressing rooms. The ballroom is suited to groups of 75-200. If you have a large group, the celebration can include the patio, or the staff can even set up a 2,400-square-foot canopy. Barr Mansion has hosted groups of up to 800. The venue also offers add-ons such as cake design, floral arrangements and vendor selection. The on-site kitchen serves all-organic cuisine.
11110 Fitzhugh Road
Austin, Texas 78736
This rustic outdoor wedding venue in South Austin was voted as one of the best wedding venues for several years running by The Knot, a leading wedding website. The venue is essentially a ranch home with a laid-back Hill Country vibe, and it features a rolling green lawn adorned with 100-year-old oak trees. After the ceremony, you can dance and eat either under the covered veranda or inside the roomy home. You can also spend your first evening as a married couple together in the bridal suite. You can even rent the home for the full weekend if you have guests in town, as it has five large bedrooms and three bathrooms. This is a great place if you want a wedding under the stars!
4209 Eck Lane
Austin, Texas 78734
(800) 267-7623 or (512) 266-9333
Located 30 minutes from downtown Austin, Vintage Villas offers several options for wedding ceremonies. Have an indoor ceremony in the Sunset Room, which has a view of Lake Travis through its cathedral windows. You can also opt to have your wedding outdoors in either the beautiful Arbor Courtyard or the Gazebo gardens, which overlook the lake. Having a wedding around sunset is popular here! Vintage Villas has a fully equipped bridal changing room. There are 43 charming rooms in the villa, so your out-of-town guests can stay on-site. They also provide very innovative cuisine from an acclaimed chef, so if you have your reception here too, you can have a custom menu created just for you.
2600 Highway 290 East
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Located 20 minutes from downtown Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, The Terrace Club is also a perennial top wedding pick by The Knot. You can get married in their ballroom that is surrounded by huge windows, with a large dance floor and 24-foot vaulted ceilings. If you prefer your wedding to be outside with a view of the hills (especially with the backdrop of a stunning sunset), you can have your ceremony in the lush outdoor garden that has an arbor and a natural stone walkway. As a full catered-event facility, the venue offers banquet packages and a variety of menus that can serve groups of just about any size. On-staff wedding coordinators can help you plan every detail.
18315 RR 1826
Driftwood, Texas 78619
Creekside Pavilion is located along the banks of Onion Creek, and the grounds are filled with towering cypress trees. It is an outdoor wedding venue located in the Texas Hill Country, and you can have your ceremony in the Creekside Gazebo or on the creek by the waterfall. The seven-acre compound has a gated entryway, and the climate-controlled interior is perfect for receptions. Inside, there is also a large stage for bands and a roomy dance floor. There are two large, illuminated outdoor decks, which your guests will love on a beautiful day, and guests are free to stroll along the creek. There is plenty of parking in addition to private dressing rooms. The venue also offers catering, music and other services.
605 Robert E. Lee Road
Austin, Texas 78704
The Umlauf Sculpture Garden is a beautiful place to get married in Austin if you want a natural setting near the city center, and it is certainly one of the most unusual wedding venues in town. It has a xeriscaped garden filled with sculptures from acclaimed artist Charles Umlauf. The outdoor area contains an arbor especially for weddings, and it overlooks a lily pond with a waterfall and wooded hills in the distance. The outdoor terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests. For receptions, the Roberta Crenshaw Building, which is glass-enclosed, can accommodate 40 people for a small event, or around 30 guests for a seated dinner. The Umlauf Garden offers a full catering kitchen.
3505 West 35th St.
The Mayfield Park and Preserve is a peaceful area located near Austin's city center. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The grounds were given to the city in 1971 by the owner, and the property is now a public park that can be reserved for weddings. It features two acres of gardens that contain palm trees and a large pond with water lilies, and beautiful peacocks roam the grounds. There are also 21 acres of nature preserve that contain wildlife and walking trails. The cottage on the grounds was built in the 1870s and can be rented out in addition to the gardens. The cottage has two reception rooms, a dining room, a kitchen a sun porch, a bridal changing room and two bathrooms.
Originally a trendy restaurant, The Belmont was recently converted into a full-time event venue. The well-equipped kitchen can handle sit-down dinners, gourmet snacks and everything in between. Three bars are guaranteed to keep your wedding guests in the spirit of the celebration. There’s even an upstairs balcony area for those family members who may need a break from all the fun. A large outdoor stage and dance floor are ideal for that first dance and hours of revelry. The sleek decor can complement just about any decoration motif you may have planned. For a site in the heart of downtown that can efficiently handle a large wedding, it’s hard to beat The Belmont
When pondering the big event, many people don’t think of publicly owned facilities, but the Zilker Clubhouse in Zilker Park is ideal for a small wedding. The rustic stone house has a laid-back atmosphere, and the balcony has a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and downtown Austin. For a winter wedding, you could use the two woodburning fireplaces to create a toasty vibe in the house. The 1,980 square-foot house has a capacity of 150 people. Parking is available for about 60 vehicles. Of course, there are a few trade-offs from using a public facility. While there are ceiling fans, there is no air-conditioning. There is a small interior kitchen, and outdoor grills are also available.
The Palm Door is a beautiful and versatile events venue often used for weddings. It has beautiful architecture, with wood floors and beams and 14-foot vaulted ceilings. It can look like a funky warehouse or the staff can drape it in fabric for an elegant look. It is one of the few downtown wedding venues that is not a hotel ballroom. The facility also allows outside food and beverages. The interior has a main room and gallery that can hold 300 people standing, or 150-175 people for a seated dinner. Using rows of chairs, it can fit 200 people. The exterior decks run the length of the building and overlook Waller Creek. The back of the house has a private bride’s room with its own bathroom.