17 Amazing Austin Wedding Venues

The trending—and trendy—city can be the perfect setting for your special day.
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
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Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
Taylor Carson
The Knot Contributor
  • Taylor writes wedding venue roundups for The Knot.
  • Taylor was formerly the Assistant Managing Editor at Philadelphia magazine, and she continues to freelance for Philadelphia’s lifestyle and wedding verticals.
  • She received her degree in journalism, with a minor in English, from Temple University.
Updated Jun 06, 2021

No matter where you live, you've likely heard the hype surrounding Austin, Texas. The capital of Texas sits on the edge of the Hill Country, exposing Texans and visitors to all the city has to offer, with other historic towns and countryside just outside city limits. Whether you're local or planning a destination wedding, choosing Austin as your wedding location is a no-brainer because Austin wedding venues have something to offer everyone. From the Hill Country to downtown Austin, the live music capital of the world is surrounded by countless event spaces for every wedding style, size and season.

If you're considering saying "I do" in Austin, you've come to the right place. In this guide, we share 17 of the most amazing Austin wedding venues—from outdoor spaces to indoor event venues—to help you pick the perfect setting for your Texas wedding.

Villa St. Clair in Austin, Texas

Villa St. Clair is a beautiful Austin wedding venue that was designed specifically for weddings. Host your outdoor ceremony on a hilltop under oak trees, in a European-style garden, or inside Villa St. Clair's chandelier-filled ballroom. Your wedding package here includes full-service wedding planning, and the team of experts is ready to bring your vision to life—whether it be a small wedding (the venue recently launched an elopement-style micro wedding option) or a big day. With stunning indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, and seasoned professionals at your service, you'll want to put Villa St. Clair on your Austin wedding venue list.

Texas Old Town in Kyle, Texas

If you're looking for a rustic wedding venue in the Austin area, look no further than Texas Old Town. Situated on 70 acres, the Texas Hill Country barn and farm venue has been catering to Austin and San Antonio couples since 2004. Texas Old Town is comprised of four venues, each providing couples with access to an outdoor ceremony site and an indoor reception space. The largest venue, Tejas, is 7,900 square feet and accommodates up to 350 guests. Designed to resemble a Texas dance venue, with a wrap-around porch, lumber floors and wood galore, the charming site is the perfect blank canvas for your Hill Country wedding. (And if Tejas isn't quite what you're looking for, the other three venues—Redbud, Sage and Stone—are pretty great, too.)

Twisted Ranch Weddings Inc. in Austin, Texas

Twisted Ranch is another Austin Hill Country venue, with numerous awards under its belt, including best country chic venue and wedding venue of the year. Here's what makes Twisted Ranch one-of-a-kind: The family-owned and operated event venue is set up like an early 1900's town—complete with a gated entrance, a general store, a sheriff's office, a wedding chapel, a reception barn, a saloon and cabins surrounded by live oak trees. The venue also has a simple pricing structure. You can choose the all-inclusive Town Package + Saloon Reception Hall, the Cow Creek Package or the Chapel Package. No matter your selection, you're in luck because Twisted Ranch isn't just an event space; it's an experience.

HighPointe Estate in Liberty Hill, Texas

HighPointe Estate started hosting weddings in February 2020, and although it's new to the Austin wedding venue scene, it's already making an impact. North of Austin and 15 minutes from Georgetown, the estate is gorgeous and accessible from anywhere in Central Texas. Inside, the Chapel and Gathering Room feature white shiplap, vaulted ceilings, chocolate brown trusses and stunning large windows. If you're hosting an outdoor wedding, you'll say "I do" surrounded by HighPointe's porches, gardens and acres of green pastures. The self-proclaimed casually elegant venue is an excellent option for your wedding day.

Inspiring Oaks Ranch in Wimberley, Texas

The name is your first hint: Just southwest of Austin, Inspiring Oaks Ranch is a breathtaking Hill Country venue dotted with over 100 live oak trees. The ranch is a great option for a Texas wedding weekend. Host your wedding party on-site, and take advantage of exclusive access to the entire event space during your stay. Wedding packages include an open-air wedding ceremony overlooking the Hill Country, a barn to use as your reception space for up to 150 guests, getting-ready suites, a game room, lodging for up to 24 guests for two nights, a fire pit, a swimming pool, a sports court, hiking trails, a wine bar—and then some.

Tuscan Hall & Veranda Room in Austin, Texas

What's not to love about Tuscan Hall & Veranda Room located 20 minutes from downtown Austin? Sitting 900 feet above Austin, the event space is full of old-world charm, from Tuscan Hall's marble gazebo and mosaic window to the Veranda Room's private courtyard and Juliet balcony. Tuscan Hall can hold up to 200 guests, while the Veranda Room caps out at 50. Winning a Best of Weddings award for five consecutive years, this event venue has an affordable pricing structure (choose either a half-day or a full-day event) and options to accommodate every couple.

Star Hill Ranch in Austin, Texas

Star Hill Ranch is what you might imagine when you envision a Texas wedding. It feels old-world and western, and that makes sense: The ranch's historic buildings have been sourced from all around Texas and restored to meet today's wedding standards. Star Hill can meet the needs of any couple, with elopement options, intimate wedding spaces and the capability for grand events for 300 to 500 guests. Facilities on the 25-acre property include the charming Pontotoc Chapel, originally built in 1899; the banquet hall, a converted school from the 1920's; the Bride's Cottage, a farmhouse constructed around 1910; and the Groom's Quarters, a post office and store dating back to 1873.

Kindred Oaks in Georgetown, Texas

You guessed it—Kindred Oaks is another gorgeous, oak tree-lined Texas wedding venue. It's located just north of Austin, in Georgetown, but you and your guests can take in Austin city lights from the bluff upon which the venue sits. At 3,100 square feet, the venue has a lot to offer, and the staff is dedicated to servicing you before and during your big day. A great selling feature here is the rain plan: Kindred Oaks maxes out at 230 guests because, by doing so, they can ensure your guests are covered (literally) in the event of inclement weather. Bonus: There's also a 14-foot fireplace for you and your guests to enjoy.

Canyonwood Ridge in Dripping Springs, Texas

Twenty minutes from downtown Austin, Canyonwood Ridge is ready to be the perfect setting for your Hill Country wedding. After all, it's located in Dripping Springs, the wedding capital of Texas. Here, you have two wedding ceremony options—an outdoor ceremony site with stunning Texas views or an indoor ceremony within the picturesque chapel. The award-winning venue is equal parts rustic, romantic and elegant. If you choose to wed and celebrate inside, you won't be missing anything. The vast array of large windows throughout the interior bring the outside in—natural light, nature and all.

Brodie Homestead in Sunset Valley, Texas

Brodie Homestead is an urban barn located only 10 minutes from downtown Austin. It's historical: The barn was built in 1949 as a home for farm animals. It's classy: Six crystal chandeliers line the cathedral ceiling. It's photogenic: An outdoor area behind the barn can be the perfect backdrop for your wedding day photos. And it's on trend: The stone wall behind the ceremony site has a hidden hook system that covers the entire wall so you can hang greenery, florals, signage or whatever else helps you achieve your desired wedding day aesthetic.

The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas

In the heart of downtown Austin, the Driskill Hotel has been servicing couples for more than a century. In the 1880's, Jesse Driskill built the opulent hotel to rival those found in cities like New York and Chicago. Since then, it's been a staple of the Austin wedding scene. Say "I do" in the Driskill Mezzanine for a royal experience—you'll have exclusive access to the Mezzanine Foyer, the Driskill Ballroom, the Maximillian Room, the Jim Hogg Parlor, the Austin Room, the Governor's Boardroom, two outdoor balconies and five guest suites. Your other wedding day option is the Victorian Room, once home to the American National Bank of Austin and the city's first TV and radio stations. The Driskill also has options for your rehearsal dinner or brunch.

Barr Mansion Ballroom & Farmstead in Austin, Texas

Barr Mansion is an enchanting estate spanning seven acres 15 minutes outside of downtown Austin. Here is a snapshot of what your big day at Barr Mansion might look like: Kick things off by getting ready in the 100-year-old Victorian mansion. Then, wed and celebrate inside the Artisan Ballroom, with nature as your perfect backdrop thanks to 40-foot glass walls, or throw the event of your dreams at the Farmstead, Barr Mansion's open-air pavilion. Aside from the beautiful property, couples can also enjoy the benefits of booking a full-service venue. Barr Mansion's experienced planners will be there to guide you through the entire wedding planning process.

The Wildflower Barn in Driftwood, Texas

Get married among the wildflowers at Driftwood's Wildflower Barn. If you're planning an outdoor wedding, this is a great option for you. There are two on-site barns to choose from, Bluebonnet Barn and Meadow Barn, and each includes its own ceremony areas, wildflower areas, reception area, bathrooms, bridal suite and parking lot. The Wildflower Barn wants to be your blank canvas, so the venue is reasonably priced and allows you to choose your own vendors. (There's even a sound system and an aux cord if you want to skip the DJ and play your own music.) No matter the open-air barn you choose, this Hill Country event space has all the makings of a great Texas wedding venue—oak trees, twinkling lights, open space and more.

The Allan House in Austin, Texas

The Allan House is a Victorian home—it dates back to 1883—and wedding venue in downtown Austin. You and up to 200 guests can celebrate your big day outside in the back courtyard, where greenery provides you with seclusion and intimacy. Don't worry if you want to wed in the winter; Allan House's winter tent is included for all events in December, January and February—and it comes with a heating system, chandeliers and romantic white draping. Inside the property, you can have another unique experience: Rentals include the entire ground floor, several rooms on the floor below and a restroom and balcony access on the top floor.

Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas

Located on Lake Austin, Laguna Gloria is not your average Austin wedding venue. And that's because the 14-acre historic site is home to a Mediterranean-style villa built by Clara Driscoll and a contemporary sculpture park. We love this venue so much that, in 2015, we named in the Best Wedding Venue in Austin—and we think you'll love it too. Aside from the Driscoll villa, your event rental includes access to several other areas: the Amphitheater, the Temple of Love, the Terraces and Crushed Granite Path, and the Four Seasons Garden. The one-of-a-kind event venue is also available for rehearsal dinners and elopements.

The Vista on Seward Hill in Austin, Texas

The Vista on Seward Hill is an ethereal place. The idyllic Austin wedding venue features Hill Country vistas, enchanting fountains and ponds, live oak trees, interior and outdoor chandeliers, a gazebo and gorgeous gardens. After you exchange vows, you'll head inside to celebrate in the Crystal Room and the Library Bar. Regardless of the vibe you're going for, the Vista on Seward Hill team will provide you with the tools and resources, including preferred vendor lists, to ensure your special day is just that: special.

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, Texas

It's all about nature, sculpture and the arts and UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum. Gifted to the city of Austin in 1985 by sculptor Charles Umlauf and his wife, Angeline, the event venue has been hosting couples' wedding days for decades. UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum can host your intimate wedding with up to 15 guests, or a full-blown affair for 250. Get lost in nature amid the lush garden's pathways, ponds and sculptures. The open-air venue describes itself as a peaceful oasis, and the limestone and steel ceremony arbor brings an element of modernity to this romantic wedding location.

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