Book Your Wedding with House on the Hill
A BACKYARD IN AUSTIN, TX
House on the Hill is a 10-acre retreat that rests on the top of a hill in the outskirts of Austin, Texas. This venue has three indoor and outdoor locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions set against the backdrop of Texas Hill Country. Sweeping views of the countryside, aged oak trees and meandering paths provide natural backgrounds for wedding photos set in a serene setting. Three cottages and a main house with guest rooms provide overnight accommodations for the wedding party or guests as well as a honeymoon suite.
Ceremony Site. The outdoor ceremony site accommodates up to 150 guests. A wrought iron arch marks the grassy aisle leading to the stone waterfall under the oak trees. Couples exchange vows here with the sound of running water in the background.
Pavilion. The Pavilion provides space for a ceremony or outdoor reception at which up to 150 guests enjoy dancing under the stars. Exposed wooden beams and Mexican-style lights give the area a rustic feel, while the swimming pool and pond add a touch of tranquility.
Great Room. The Great Room inside the house accommodates up to 120 guests for an indoor ceremony. Adorned with a one-of-a-kind honeycomb tile floor, vaulted ceilings, large picture windows and wood paneling, this room has charming southwestern ambience.
What You Should Know
House on the Hill offers a weekend package that gives couples and their guests exclusive use of the property from Friday afternoon until midday Sunday. They can add additional days for a fee if they need more time or can choose to use the venue for a single day. The rental fee includes tables and chairs for a six-hour event that includes the rehearsal, ceremony and reception.
Couples are able to work with vendors of their choice so they can customize the event to meet their needs and budget. This includes choosing a caterer as well as bringing in any alcohol for the event. The secluded nature of the venue means there are no volume restrictions, so couples may use amplified music indoors and outdoors and can play music throughout the duration of the event. Guests may smoke outside and a moderate climate makes the venue available throughout the year.
House on the Hill is a beautiful location with buildings designed by local artist and architect Bill Hoey. It works well for a destination wedding. Guest accommodations at the venue include the following amenities at no additional charge:
- Full kitchen facilities in the main house and cottages
- Laundry facilities
From the Vendor
Spectacular Hill Country Views!
Visiting Hours Monday June 26th from 4pm-7pm Wednesday July 5th, 4pm-7pm Sunday July 9th, 2:30pm-5:30pm Tuesday July 18th, 4pm-7pm Sunday July 23rd, 2:30pm-5:30pm Sunday July 30th, 2:30pm-5:30pm Reduced Weekend Package– For only $2,900, enjoy a weekend that includes lodging for 20 guests for 2 nights! Customize your wedding, choose your caterer, few restrictions apply, tables & chairs included. Special applies to August 18th-20th, 2017. Ask about our 2017 holiday weekend specials!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Backyard, Ballroom, Garden, Estate, Historic Venue, Hotel, Park
Rentals + Equipment
The perfect place to have the wedding YOU want!!Reviewed on 8/24/2011 Kelley R
My fiance and I had this place recommended to us by a friend who thought we would love it. She told us it had a rustic but pretty look - the perfect combo for us. We had been to one place before the HOTH open house, but hadn't loved it - you had to use their in-house caterer, bartender, and decorations. Even though it meant more work on our part, I wanted to have our touch on choosing and creating. We instantly fell in love with House on the Hill! My fiance had a lot of out-of-state family coming in and we knew it would be so handy to have them stay right there together and be able to carpool together around a foreign city. Dolly was helpful fielding all my questions from the beginning and we could instantly imagine our wedding in the main event room. We absolutely loved the freedom to create our day - they hand the keys over and let you party! We booked our date that first day! Dolly was always responsive when I emailed and was very helpful when we went to more open houses to go over our details - she even sent info to me over email so I could read it before we got there and things got busy. We loved being able to shop around for vendors and bring everyone in to have the wedding that WE wanted to have. My fiance's family absolutely loved staying there and our pictures are magical on the beautiful grounds of House on the Hill. The pool was very popular during our three-digit degree Texas summer, and it was so great to have the whole place to ourselves so all the kids could run around. We would HIGHLY recommend House on the Hill for anything! Planning on renting it again sometime in our life!
This venue is perfect!! You can have your rehearsal dinner, wedding, and brunch after your wedding... My family was able to spend 2 nights here and enjoy the pool and nice views.. You can make the venue look super romantic on your wedding day, this venue lets you pick any cater, you can bring your own alcohol , hired whoever you like for all of your wedding needs :) we were able to stay up all night partying without having to worry about getting kicked out or cleaning up, and the price is great!!!!! Highly recommended, the stuff are awesome and always respond to your calls and emails super fast.
Beautiful VenueReviewed on 10/24/2015 Summer N
I recently had a wedding at House on the Hill and it was beyond amazing. We had the property for the whole weekend. This allowed us not to only have our wedding there but also our reception, rehearsal dinner and house our wedding party. It was a private resort with your closest friends and family. Lynn and her staff were easy to work with and answered all of our questions along the way. I was highly recommend House on the Hill from a friend that previously got married there and I would highly recommend to anybody else looking for an amazing venue with amazing staff.
On June 12,2017 we held the wedding of our dreams at this sweet and beautiful venue in Austin TX. We had a small wedding but there was plenty of room for the extras that showed up! There was so many different options to achieve the wedding we wanted and the price was better than anywhere else we looked! So not only did we get a great deal we got a beautiful venue that didn't break our budget! We couldn't be happier with this venue. There wasn't a single thing we didn't like about it. I'd recommend it to anyone (which I already have) who is looking for a venu of this setting!
Absolutely perfect wedding venue, it feels like you're at your own private hill country resort! The view from the back patio is absolutely amazing, the ceremony backdrop with it's trickling waterfall is beautiful, and my photographer and I were absolutely smitten with the orange accents on the buildings (which look amazing in photographs). My now husband, and I, booked House on the Hill for an extended weekend in April of 2017 and we can't imagine having gotten married anywhere else! We were able to have our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception all in one place, and spend the whole day after the wedding relaxing poolside enjoying our out of town family & friends! It made the weekend so much more relaxing and fun, having it all in one place, and having all our loved ones close by. The property is absolutely stunning, and private. We were able to stay up well into the early morning hours dancing and playing guitars because of the privacy the venue affords you, and the fact that there aren't quiet hours! After reading some of the other reviews where people mentioned they had problems with caterers not having enough space/outlets, we had zero problems with ours. We hired Tacos and Tequila (TNT), and they were able to set up the entire buffet in the kitchen/side dining area, leaving us the rest of the indoor spaces & outdoor wrap around porch for guest seating. We had about 120 guests, and it didn't feel cramped, but if you had 150 it might feel a little tight. We did have a little trouble with shuttling guests up the steep hilly driveway, so if you can avoid shuttles that would be best. Our shuttle company was able to get their smaller 22 passenger shuttle up and down the hill, but the driver wasn't very happy about it, and we really had to plead with them to try it. We also had a food truck come out for a late night snack with the same hesitancy to drive up, but ultimately they managed it. Pandora and Lynn were amazing to work with! They answered every single question I asked them, and I e-mailed them a lot of questions! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone thinking about it!
The House on the Hill was a gorgeous place for our wedding and we received so many compliments about the venue! Lynn and Pandora were great to work with and responded very quickly. This place was great for our wedding party to stay all weekend. Besides the weather being a little cold for April, our wedding was perfect at House on the Hill!
This place was just magical. The weather and grounds were stunning day of our event. Simple and easy to work with, Lynn was quick to respond and always so helpful. Only downside was having to leave after the rental was over. I will be finding another excuse to drag our family and friends here.
We were happy to celebrate our wedding at House on the Hill. Since Easter was the day after, we got the venue for a long weekend for a very affordable rate. I love that it sleeps so many people since there was a lot of family in from out of town. The kids swam in the pool a lot, so that kept them busy, and the Easter bunny even hid eggs out in the yard! The owner and manager are very kind and laid back. Very easy to work with. The rooms were clean and many had beautiful views! Some wedding guests complained about the parking, but overall our experience was amazing!
We had a wonderful time at House on the Hill! The venue is beautiful, the housing options were great for our guests, and the staff were extremely helpful and supportive in the run up to the event. I loved that we could use our own vendors and that we had the cabins for our close guests to stay in. If you are looking for a beautiful, intimate outdoor wedding, then House on the Hill can't be beat!
Our stay at House on the Hill was absolutely what we wanted. Weather was not on our side however there were still so many options to make it beautiful! I highly recommend this as an option if you have family coming in from out of town or just want to give your guests a beautiful place to stay. Best of austin for sure.
My husband and I got married here on October 1 and had a great experience. We especially liked the ability to house our sets of parents and wedding party. We even booked an extra night for a very reasonable cost and were grateful to have a long weekend with our closest friends and family. The venue was beautiful, and we also had the flexibility to choose our own vendors which was an awesome luxury. Would highly recommend for any couple wanting to get married in a beautiful setting with amazing views where you'll have plenty of time with family and friends and the flexibility to construct your perfect weekend and keep the party going for as long as you'd like, all for an extremely generous rate.
We recently had our wedding ceremony, reception, and post-wedding brunch at House on the Hill. All of our guests had glowing remarks on the beauty and serenity of the venue. We loved the intimate setting, amazing hill country vistas, beautiful house/cottages, and the rustic feel of the grounds. It is decorated so well that we barely even needed to set up anything. We wanted to make our event very personal, and enjoyed the freedom to choose our own vendors, bring our own food/drinks, and make our wedding special and unique to us. Lynn, the coordinator, was very patient and helped us with all of our questions. This is the perfect place to celebrate with your closest family and friends. We can't recommend this venue enough!
This is the best Venue we found in Austin, TX for what my wife and I wanted and the pricing. The House on the Hill is a beautiful home converted into a venue with Cottages. The views are awesome, I also love the fact that not only can you have the ceremony there but you can have the reception there as well. Of course with the reception comes lots of fun and no need to worry if you have a overnight stay scheduled you'll be well taken care of. I would recommend this place to anyone.
House on the Hill is such a gorgeous venue; with personality! All our friends and family members kept saying how much they liked the venue and that it's beautiful. I love the fact that you are able to rent the venue for the weekend so you have time to clean up and relax! The privacy is also the plus side to renting this venue. It's big enough to accommodate your family. There are no restrictions on vendors, bartenders, officer present, etc. The only suggestion I would give is have more comfortable beds. Other than that the venue was perfect! I would suggest it to any bride and groom to rent.
Beautiful venue! On our wedding day it rained just a bit. We thought it would be horrible, but House on the Hill has a place for every situation. If you're looking for simply a venue look elsewhere, but if you're looking for a temporary home stay at house on the hill.
The House on the Hill is an absolutely beautiful outside/inside wedding and reception venue! Beautiful waterfall to get married in front of and take pictures. The luscious green landscaping and lighting also make this venue picture perfect during the day as well as at night! The interior decorating of the various rooms available are all tastefully done too. The views of the sunrise and the sunset are also picture perfect over the Austin hills. A fair amount of chairs and tables are available, even for my 100+ guests. Also, the freedom in which to move furniture and the available chairs allowed for my creativity to shine at our wedding. We had a great time and I am sure that our guests did too!
House on the hill was the perfect venue. It allowed for affordable lodging for 20 of our out of town guests for a few days. It was such a beautiful venue that much decor was not needed. Lynn and Pandora were very accommodating and helpful with all of our questions. We HIGHLY recommend this venue
I loveeeeed our wedding!Reviewed on 11/23/2015
Our wedding was amazing. I wish I could relive the day over and over. There is so much space at this venue that it never feels crowded. We really didn't even need much decorating because the venue is so beautiful on it's own. Our wedding had only about 100 guests, but it can hold up to 150. We had both the ceremony and reception here, we also chose to add the cottages to our contract. Our guests were able to have fun all day and night, and a place to stay if they had had a little too much fun. Lynn and Pandora were both so helpful with everything. I would highly recommend House On The Hill for any occasion.
House on the HillReviewed on 11/19/2015
We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue to have my son and daughter in law's wedding. The house is nestled up in the trees of Westlake. It has amazing views, accommodations for out of town guests or the wedding party. It has all the table & chairs you need. This venue is perfect for a small wedding and the staff is a joy to work with. It's only minor downfall is their parking...it is very limited.
Simply Awesome!Reviewed on 11/14/2015 Lauren M
We loved our stay! The venue was exactly what we were looking for. Not only did we have complete freedom and privacy, but there was plenty of room for our families and friends to stay as well over the weekend.
We loved house on the hill!! My fiancé and I imagined a picturesque outdoor hill country wedding, and house on the hill far exceeded our expectations. We loved being able to provide overnight accommodations to our friends and family who came from out of town. The waterfall at the alter provided the perfect serene atmosphere for the ceremony and looks stunning when lit up at night. We were able to fit a 10 piece band under the outside pavilion and the intimate dance floor had the party going late into the night. The venue has several balconies with fantastic hill country views along with patios and decks that provided great spaces for different groups to hang out. They recently got new chairs that looked great and saved us the money and hassle of renting our own. All of our guests commented on how beautiful everything was and we highly recommend House on The Hill for your wedding.
Amazing Wedding VenueReviewed on 10/02/2015
My finance and I spent many hours finding our wedding venue, and the House of the Hill was the best decision we could have made. This wedding venue is really just stunning, with the right mix of beautiful views, landscaping, and ambiance. It is amazing how many good things this venue provides, first it allows you to have 20 guests to sleep in comfortable rooms. It was really great to have a good portion of the wedding party at the venue, and the setup was a lot easier with more time allocated. My wife and I rented this venue from Thursday at 3:00 PM till Sunday at 12:00 PM, which really helped us get venue ready for our guests. We loved the fact that this venue has an outdoor area for a ceremony, and even an indoor option if weather doesn’t cooperate. The indoor area is where we had our wedding rehearsal dinner, and it was plenty of room for our 50+ guests. For our wedding we got married right in front of the fountain and it was stunning. The wedding venue just updated their chairs, which really made the table settings pop at both the reception and the rehearsal dinner. One of the best things that this venue provided, was amazing lighting and views, with a wraparound patio showing the best Austin has to offer. Our photographer was overwhelmed by the amount of great lighting, picture opportunities, and even feared that his next wedding shoot was going to be disappointment because of how amazing the House on the Hill was. I have no hesitation in saying that I would recommend this to my venue to my friends, family, and complete strangers. I also know that our wedding party, family, and friends were amazed at how beautiful the House on the Hill was during our event.
Pictures don't do this place justice!Reviewed on 8/24/2015 Karina M
Me and my wife happen to stumble on this place with pure luck when trying to choose a venue for our wedding. We wanted a venue that would allow for an inside/outside event; but also allow us to do our own thing in regards to vendors and set up. Lynn is an amazing event manager! Anything and everything we needed she was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the whole process from start to finish. Everything from the view, to the grounds, and even the rustic type of feel the cabins have were just simply beautiful. You can do so many things and create so many different set ups there with how much space you have to host your friends and family. In a nutshell, I do not think there is a better venue in Austin that allows so much freedom, while still be very affordable and having such a beautiful property. This venue is a must for anyone looking into an indoor/outdoor wedding!
Love House on the HillReviewed on 6/22/2015
House on the Hill is a beautiful venue. The outside area in front of the waterfall was a lovely backdrop for the wedding party. The main house has a great place for the reception with lots of additional porches providing wonderful views. The outdoor pavilion was great for dancing and the additional cottages were cozy and comfortable for the wedding party to stay overnight. Pandora and Lynn were very helpful to work with as well. We would highly recommend House on the Hill for a beautiful wedding. Enjoy!
House on the hill reception venueReviewed on 6/03/2015
I really liked the place. We reserved it overnight and it was great. I wish we had taken the weekend package to enjoy the place more during the day. The check out is early enough that you don't get to enjoy that day as much, so if you are reserving overnight definitely go for the next day as well. The managers are really friendly and helpful and you can reach them with any questions. If you aren't in town they will definitely try to accommodate you to the best of their ability.