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Best Austin Wedding Venues

Learn About the Top Spots to Get Married in Austin


There are hundreds of wedding venues in Austin, and it can be very difficult to decide which is the perfect place to get married. After all, it's one of the most important days of your life! If you decide you want to wed outside of a church, read this list to learn about 10 of the most romantic and beautiful wedding venues in Austin and its surrounding areas. Many of these venues feature outdoor wedding ceremonies.

1. Allan House

Allan House wedding venue in Austin
Studio 563
1104 San Antonio St.
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 478-8653
Formerly the private residence of a Scottish immigrant, Allan House is a beautiful Victorian home built in the 1883 with wide verandas and old-fashioned parlors. It sits in downtown Austin, just three blocks from the Capitol. The home is on gated grounds and offers both and indoor and outdoor option for weddings. The outdoor area has a stone patio adorned with tall, century-old oak trees and Texas blossoms. They have hundreds of small white lights wrapped around 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.

2. Mercury Hall

Mercury Hall wedding venue in Austin
Sherry Hammonds
615 Cardinal Ln.
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 236-1226
This events and performance venue is ideal for a wedding ceremony, a wedding reception or both. It was voted as one of the 'Best of Weddings 2008 & 2009’ by The Knot, a leading wedding Web site. 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. There are four acres of lawn with towering trees, bridal dressing rooms, a catering kitchen, and plenty of parking for your guests. The layout is flexible, so they can accommodate you whether your group is large or small.

3. Villa Antonia

Villa Antonia wedding venue in Austin
19039 Adrian Way
Lake Travis, Texas 78645
(512) 267-3509
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. It is built in the style of a Tuscan villa and 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 center has 15,000-20,000 square feet of versatile space. There are separate dressing rooms for the bride, groom and bridesmaids.

4. Barr Mansion

Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom wedding venue in Austin
Michael Hooks Photography
10463 Sprinkle Road
Austin, Texas 78754
(512) 926-6907
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, of which the entire front is 40 feet of glass. Groups up to 75 can fit in the Victorian mansion, which was built in 1898 and features gingerbread porches. Its rooms serve 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 they can event set up a 2,400 square foot canopy. Barr Mansion even hosted groups of 800. They also offer add-ons such as cake design, floral arrangements and vendor selection. They serve all organic cuisine.

5. The Inn at Wild Rose Hall

The Inn at Wild Rose Hall in Austin
Thanks for the Memories
11110 Fitzhugh Road
Austin, Texas 78736
(866) 385-9065
This rustic outdoor wedding venue in South Austin was voted as a Best of Weddings 2008/2009 pick by The Knot, a leading wedding Web site. 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 also 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!

6. Vintage Villas

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 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.

7. The Terrace Club

Sunset at The Terrace Club wedding venue
Matt Montalvo Photography
2600 Hwy. 290 East
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
(512) 894-4009
Located 20 minutes from downtown Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, The Terrace Club was also a 2008/2009 top wedding pick by The Knot. You can get married in their ballroom that is surrounded by windows, with a large dance floor and 24-foot vaulted ceilings. If you prefer your wedding to be outside with a view of the Hill Country (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, they offer banquet packages and a variety of menus that can serve any sized group. Their wedding coordinators can help you plan every detail.

8. Creekside Pavilion

18315 RR 1826
Driftwood, Texas 78619
Creekside Pavilion is located along the banks of Onion Creek, and the grounds are filled with Cyprus 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 7-acre compound has gated entry, 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 unlimited parking in addition to private dressing rooms. They offer catering, music, and other services.

9. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

Umlauf Sculpture Garden in Austin
Emily Starbuck Gerson
605 Robert E. Lee Road
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 445-5582
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 unique 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 receptionsl, 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.

10. Mayfield Park and Preserve

3505 West 35th St.
Austin, Texas
(512) 974-6797
The Mayfield Park and Preserve is a peaceful area located near the Austin 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 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 there are many beautiful peacocks. 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.

11. The Palm Door

The Palm Door wedding venue in Austin
Scott Melcer
The Palm Door used to house the City Grill, but is now an 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 they drape it in fabric for an elegant look. It is one of the few downtown wedding venues that is not a hotel ballroom. They also allow outside food and beverage and are very flexible with decor. The interior has a main room and gallery that can hold 300 people standing, or 150-175 people for a seated dinner. For 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.
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