The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Located just beyond Austin, Texas, in Lake Travis County, Villa Antonia crackles with a rough-hewn gentility that calls to mind this land's pioneer days. With its picturesque fountains and romantic mountain tableaux, this setting feels like an excursion to a faraway time and place, yet it's just a few miles outside the 11th-largest city in the United States. Wander through ancient stone arches and drink in vistas of nearby Lake Travis's serene sapphire waters. Villa Antonia is an impeccable choice for couples seeking a wedding setting that has heart, spirit and soul.
Indoor locations are offered that take advantage of spectacular Mission Revival architecture while outdoor locations make the most of wooded emerald hillsides and quaint courtyards. Many spaces of varying capacities are available across the property and the facility accommodates weddings and receptions of all sizes.
Chapel. With its cream-colored walls and bevy of chandeliers, the chapel is a quiet and tranquil retreat. This space accommodates 200 guests.
Butterfly garden. This outdoor space is bordered by lush foliage and low stone walls and offers views of a peaceful fountain. It's ideal for both ceremonies and receptions alike.
Terrace. The sprawling open-air terrace offers views of the hills under azure Texas skies. This space entertains up 200 celebrants.
Wine cellar ballroom. Walls of windows let in golden natural light. This space is well-suited from smaller ceremonies.
Gazebo. This petite structure is rich with courtly charm and provides a striking backdrop for first-look photos. It accommodates up to 50 guests.
Waterfalls. A shimmering curtain of water overlooks dense clusters of foliage. Choose this setting for photographs that will be remembered forever.
Staircase. Descend a serpentine staircase adorned with ornate banisters. This location provides opportunities for gorgeous photographs.
Grotto dining room. This setting is at once plush and majestic. It accommodates 150 guests.
Courtyard. The courtyard offers a covered area and can be decorated with a sea of twinkling lights. This is a great location for outdoor ceremonies.
What You Should Know
Half of the rental rate is required to book a wedding date, in addition to a damage deposit. The Villa Antonia does not have speakers or a sound system. A band or dance music isn't allowed outdoors, but ceremony music, cocktail hour music and live music from musicians, such as harpists, keyboardists and barbershop quartets, may be played outside. If weather fails to cooperate, outdoor ceremonies can be moved to indoor locations, such as the chapel or the ballroom.
Couples are required to use one of eight caterers on the site's list and the catering company is responsible for setting up and taking down tables and chairs. Couples are free to select their own vendors for services such as photography, floral arrangement and music, but Villa Antonia provides a list of vendors recommended for their comprehensive experience and familiarity with the property. Vendors may arrive two hours prior to the client for set-up and they have one hour after the couple's departure to break down and exit the site.
Couples may purchase their own alcohol, but it must be served by bar staff vetted by the management. Lodging recommendations are provided for out-of-town guests and shuttle buses that hold up to 33 passengers are available for transportation.
Wedding planning services are available for destination weddings of 10 to 50 guests. All details are taken care of and weddings can be planned in as little as 30 days.
From the Vendor
Villa Antonia - A Villa with a View
Enjoy Villa Antonia’s elegant, old-world charm and stunning Hill Country views. The terraces and lush rose garden, quaint chapel and dance hall, along with the grotto dining room provide a romantic and memorable setting. Every couple receives support from our experienced wedding coordinating team to ensure your day is perfect. Please contact us to schedule a private tour [email protected]
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Backyard, Ballroom, Estate, Historic Venue, Church
All of my dreams came true when my fiance and I married on the evening of June 7, 2015 at the gorgeous venue of Villa Antonia overlooking the beautiful Hill Country. As a wedding photographer myself, I have been at many gorgeous venues but this has always been my favorite. It is the most photogenic venue around Austin! Besides the beauty of the Villa, the layout space made for a lovely and comfortable time for my our guests and the evening flowed from one space to the next as we had different areas for the ceremony, cocktails and appetizers, the formal dinner, and dancing. Under the direction of Chris and Maria, every detail was taken care of and my wedding was flawless.
Dream WeddingReviewed on 11/04/2014 Amy S
I have wanted to get married here since first laying eyes on the wedding venue when my brother considered it a few years back (they ended up marrying in Florida). My wedding was in October and it was absolutely breathtaking . The Villa itself looks like a castle straight from a fairytale with the ornate foliage and beautiful architecture overlooking the hill country. Included in the cost of the venue is the wedding coordinator- Chris. She is fantastic! I planned the entire wedding with my mom and I am an extremely meticulous person. However, Chris blew me away with her attention to detail in making sure that every single item was covered, and all the while coordinating with my vendors. She had great insight to the venue and what flows best, which was extremely helpful and made the wedding day go off without a hitch. Knowing Chris was there with Maria (her assistant) to help me on the actual day, put my mind at complete ease and allowed my wedding party to have a blast without the burden of much responsibility. Going into the process I had no idea how frantic and detailed everything needs to be down to the minute (despite reading reviews), but in hindsight I can see now just how valuable a day of coordinator is to the event. I have been to many weddings in Austin and Villa Antonia is hands down my favorite, both before and after having a wedding there!
Better than I ever could have imagined!Reviewed on 10/03/2013
I remember the very first day I went to scope out the Villa for my wedding venue. My Dad happened to be in town and came with me, and I recall him turning to me after Jennifer had taken us on a tour of the facility and saying, "Now this - THIS is a place your guests are never going to forget." And how true that was!! About a year and a half later, I got married on a beautiful May day at Villa Antonia. And to this day (almost 5 months after the wedding!), I STILL have friends and family that email me or call me and tell me how memorable and amazing the day was. Villa Antonia is absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. If you are considering a wedding style that is more romantic (vs. edgy or modern), you simply cannot beat this location. On top of that, it is located in the incredible hill country of Austin -- as though you are taking your family and guests to a little oasis of beauty that they will think cannot possibly be in Texas. Beyond just the facility, I have to say that when you sign up with the Villa, you truly feel supported by each member of the staff there. My husband and I were overjoyed and overwhelmed by the incredible support and attention to detail that Ms. Chris Spady - the venue coordinator - provided for us. She was as excited about our wedding as we were, and even 5 months later, she STILL reaches out to us to ask us how we are doing. (Now please tell me that is not extraordinary???!) Chris was an absolute angel on the day of the event; she was so calm and organized; I didn't have to worry about a single thing. And more than that - she was a stable foundation for me to lean on when I was nervous or anxious about something going wrong. I remember I was scared I would trip over my dress down the beautiful "long walk" ...until I saw Chris at the end smiling at me. I felt like I could finally take a deep breath and smile and take it all in. There is so much I could write about the Villa, but good gracious, I have written so much already! Let me just say to any bride/groom reading this: I can guarantee you WITHOUT A DOUBT IN MY MIND that if you have your wedding at the Villa, it will be a day that reminds you of love, beauty, and happy memories.
WOW is all I can say about this venue. I was married there this month, and it was absolutely perfect. Despite being in early January after a freeze, the foliage was beautiful. The architecture is stunning, STUNNING! But most importantly, Ms. Chris, the venue coordinator, will make your wedding day so easy and fun. She contacts all of your vendors in the week before to ensure everyone is on the same page, then coordinates all deliveries and sets up everything - from dinner tables to guest books. There was water and champagne in the bridal suite from the moment we arrived, and her assistant made sure the groom and I had snacks while we took pictures during cocktail hour. The assistant also went around with me, helped me with my dress, and made sure my groom and I ALWAYS had drinks in hand, and just generally treated us like royalty. It was a crazy and amazing experience. Your wedding is going to fly by - choosing this venue will help you to enjoy every last minute :)
From the moment I stepped onto the cobbled stone, I knew I was getting married at Villa Antonia. The views, the bridal suite, the atmosphere - it was all perfection. And perfection wouldn't be possible if it weren't for the fabulous day-of coordinator, Chris. Thank you for hosting the most memorable day of my life!
Villa Antonia was not only a gorgeous venue, but the staff was extremely helpful! I cannot praise this venue enough! Chris Spady and her team were incredible! Our wedding went so smoothly and it was all to them! We didn't have to worry about anything (timeline, where to be, etc.) except of course to get married! This is a absolutely beautiful venue that really shows the hidden beauty of Texas. We received so much praise on how perfect our wedding was and gorgeous the venue was!! Seriously, we cannot suggest the venue enough!!!
The venue is in the perfect location, high in the hill country looking out onto the hillside. The venue perfectly compliments the beauty of the sceanary, creating the perfect romantic setting for weddings. The staff at Villa Antonia had been instrumental in assuring our special day is perfect and the execution is seamless. Wedding planning can be overwhelming at times and their wedding coordinator helps to guide and paint a picture, bringing all the components of the day come together. Their staff have been along side us each step of the way helping us connect with vendors, solidify timeliness, and create opportunitit's for creativity to meet our vision. With our wedding day around the corner, we feel the support and care from the venue like and could not be happier with our selection.
This venue is all around amazing. We got married here at the end of May, and we couldn't have dreamed of a better place to get married or better people to work with. This place just fit us. We initially worked with the previous owner last fall to book the venue, but we've met the new ownership, and the venue seems to be in great hands. Especially since Ms. Chris is still there! :) She worked so hard leading up to the wedding and the day-of to make sure our wedding ran smoothly. On top of everything, she is the sweetest, but knows how to keep people organized and on track. Like with every wedding, there may be a day-of hiccup here and there, but because of Chris, we were able to enjoy our day and not worry. That was even with an ER visit by my Poppy. So many of our guests said this was the most beautiful venue they've ever seen, and I'd have to agree. You are crazy not to get married here!
Dear Matt and Kate - owners of Villa Antonia, Saying "Thank you" cannot adequately express how we feel about the whole wedding day experience at the incredibly gorgeous Villa Antonia. When our daughter, Dallas and her fiance called us to say they had found the "perfect" place for their wedding, we were so happy for them - but elated, when we got to see it for ourselves. Your staff and property can only be described one word.....a " fairytale" - making dreams come true. Chris and Maria, your on-site wedding coordinators, in addition to all the vendors we worked with during the planning process, were simply incredible. The vendors you recommend know your staff and facility and execute their roles flawlessly. The Villa staff is so accommodating and we could not have asked for a more perfect day for the bride and groom. Villa Antonia feels like a taste of Italy ~ all our guests enjoyed the view of Lake Travis and the rolling terrain, while the breeze kept everyone reminiscing of the beautiful ceremony and amazing dinner. Everyone was so relaxed and comfortable as we moved around the Villa and it's gardens. From the moment we met you and your staff, and all the way through to the last dance, we felt Villa Antonia was our own home. Your staff's sincere care and attention was noticed and genuinely appreciated. It literally still brings tears every time I look back on how beautiful the day turned out, but more importantly the friends I made during this year journey of planning my daughter's wedding. Your group has become my family. I can't imagine sharing this amazing day with anyone else. Best wishes to continued success. You have already uncovered the key ~ a passion to serve others. A gorgeous venue. And a desire to ensure that a couple and their guests experience their best day of their life ....with your family. Thank You for making our dreams come true:) Love, The Cole Family
We chose to have our wedding at Villa Antonia and it was one of the best decisions we made. The venue and its views over the hill country were breathtaking and charmed all of our guests. Many guests said they felt like we were in Italy due to the architecture and views. The venue is beautiful at every turn and was a great conversation piece the whole night. Working with Chris the coordinator was also easy and stress free. She gave helpful venue information and input when planning our day-of wedding timeline. We booked on a Sunday which helped out with budget but many of our guests did leave early because of Monday workdays. Booking at Villa Antonia will help bump your wedding experience to the next level.
What a magical place to get married! Chris, the in-house wedding coordinator calms nerves, takes charge and everything runs smoothly. My daughter's wedding was beautiful. Guests were so in awe of the beauty of it all. We only had her ceremony there but it was a on a beautiful spring morning and we had her ceremony on the terrace. Having only the ceremony there kept it within our budget so that's something to keep in mind.
I don't have enough great things to say about Villa Antonia. The venue coordinator, Ms. Chris is absolutely amazing. She held my hand and walked me through several appointments, phone calls, and emails. As an out of town couple (from Houston) she made things an absolute breeze. We got married 3/19/2016 to kick off the season and it was perfect. When weather turned cold last minute she helped move dinner indoors day of and it turned out beautifully. She also helped set up my centerpieces and place things out everywhere. Day of she was discreetly at my side occasionally to let me know what was happening and when. FANTASTIC! Regarding the venue... it's just gorgeous. There is a plan A, B, and C and they are so happy to work with whatever you want. With Lake Travis up, the view is stunning. Perfection! Finally, Elizabeth the marketing coordinator helped as well. Since we were out of town she recommended a welcome Cocktail hour at The Domain, Punch Bowl Social. It was very cool and our guests loved it. The entire process was perfect. I always felt taken care of, had peace of mind, and our guests just raved about how gorgeous the wedding was. Success!
The venue was a dreamReviewed on 11/09/2015 Julia M
Everything about this venue was perfect. Chris was my wedding coordinator and it went off without a hitch. She got things done without having to ask me. It was just perfect.
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!Reviewed on 10/13/2015 Libby B
Please do not overlook this venue as an option for your hill country wedding. I could not have been happier or more pleased with this absolutely gorgeous venue. It was a truly magical evening. Please go here and visit. It is worth every penny. The service and staff are amazing, and you will be completely taken care of. I cannot say enough good things about this venue, and I promise you that my guests all felt the same.
Wonderful Venue!Reviewed on 7/18/2015 Audrea S
When looking for venues that we could have our wedding ceremony and reception indoors, we came across Villa Antonia. This venue has so many different options, we loved the fact we would not have to flip the space and have our guests waiting. At first we were concerned about the drive, but the extras that the staff offer are above and beyond! Chris, Maria, and Jim made our wedding even more special with all of their attention to detail and quick thinking (since every bride in 2015 has had to have a rain plan). I don't think we could have pulled everything off without them - nor would want to. I cannot wait to get our pictures back because our guests have not been able to stop telling us how beautiful everything was. We are SO glad we picked Villa Antonia!!!
Heaven on EarthReviewed on 7/12/2015 Christine D
Our guests called this venue "Heaven on Earth". We chose a venue that spoke for itself, while showing off the Texas hill country as we had many guests from out of town. The attention to details made this one by far the most beautiful location we visited. The staff was kind, courteous, and prompt in helping us. Our day of wedding coordinator provided by the venue, Chris, made sure to check in periodically if she hadn't heard from me first. While this venue was more than we had planned on spending, it was worth every penny. Our guests continued to be amazed throughout the wedding because we moved from the Lakeview Terrace to the Chapel to the Wine Cellar for different parts of the evening. There were many other places that they were able to go off and explore for photo ops.
Gorgeous Venue, Great Hillcountry Views!Reviewed on 10/07/2014 Kelsie H
Villa Antonia was an unbelievable gorgeous wedding venue. They have numerous areas where you can choose to have your ceremony (all are gorgeous!) and all the grounds have amazing views of the Austin hill country. Our wedding was several weeks ago and we still have family and friends talking about how incredible everything was and that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they have ever seen! The venue coordinator, Chris did an awesome job and is very helpful. She is so organized and keeps you on track the entire day/evening. She also does a great job with helping you plan and coordinate with all your other vendors (catering company, DJ, photographer, florist)so they know when to arrive the day of, what they're responsible for etc. The only reason I gave a not perfect score for service was because on occasion, when the wedding was still a ways out, they were a little delayed in responding to emails when I had questions. A few months out though, and they were very timely when responding to phone calls and questions. I highly recommend this wedding venue and without a doubt can say that this is by far the best venue in Austin, if not in the entire state of Texas!
It's gorgeous !!Reviewed on 3/12/2014 Angela C
There's no other place in the Austin area that is as magical as the Villa ! Everyone at the wedding can't stop talking about it. It was a fairytale wedding !!
amazing!!!Reviewed on 11/02/2013 Julissa A
this venue is amazing!!! all the people there were so awesome to work with! They made my entire experience so amazing. i loved having the plan b option which we ended up having to use and it will still so beautiful. everything went off without a hitch that i knew of and that was important to me that i wasn't the one who had to deal with anything that day. would totally recommend this venue to anyone!
J CruseReviewed on 10/11/2013 Jennifer R
Vill Antonia was a gorgeous place to get married. It offered a variety of places to have the ceremony and reception as well as everything in between. Guests loved it as well. The staff was excellent. They promptly and efficiently responded to all our questions - sometimes even checking in on their days off. They were even able to help with questions that were not venue specific, for instance tipping for certain vendors. All the paperwork they give you is extremely helpful and shows how organized they are. On the night of Ms. Chris and Maria were wonderful. They kept everything on schedule and were worried whether or not we got enough alone time in our private dinning. They did everything from helping to set up and take decor down to helping me get in and out of my dance shoes.
Dunnivant-5.24.13Reviewed on 10/07/2013 Sara D
Villa Antonia is gorgeous! And in addition to allowing the bride and her loved ones to endure all 19,000 sqft of luscious greenery, flower-laced paths and an abundance of picture perfect photo opportunities, It provides more amenities than most venues. The whole team treats you and your family like their own family. Ms. Chris is a fantastic host and ensures that all of your needs are met for your special day. She fit right in with my family and ensured all ran smoothly. She was more than accommodating to our schedule and my crazy family's requests. The vendors they recommend are all 5 stars in my opinion. The list of vendors caters to all budgets and styles. It was storming on our wedding day, and although we were unable to be married on the Lake view Terrace due to the inclement weather, the whole team and vendor staff worked quickly and diligently to piece all the special details together in the chapel for an intimate (and dry) ceremony that will for sure be remembered. A few small details were missed, but all in all, we couldn't have asked for a better venue, a better team to host or a more family like staff of professionals to ensure our day was just as fate had planned it-Perfectly Imperfect.
Love the villa and it's peopleReviewed on 10/06/2013 Sandy T
I had a wonderful experience with Villa Antonia from start to finish. Jennifer did such a great job showing us the beautiful venue and answering all our questions. Then Chris was on top of getting information to and from me and coordinating with the vendors in a timely manner.The day of she and Maria were there whenever I needed them and treated my husband and I like royalty. My wedding turned out more beautiful than I ever imagined and ran so smoothly thanks to their help. Even after the wedding my man of honor accidentally left our personalized flutes at the venue. Chris held on to them for me until I was able to retrieve them without it being a problem. I would definitely recommend Villa Antonia to anyone!
Perfect Venue!Reviewed on 10/04/2013 Niki M
Villa Antonia was the perfect venue for our wedding! We had a smaller wedding (about 50 guests), and VA was just the right size so that everything felt intimate without being too squeezed in. The views were amazing and the venue itself is just gorgeous. It's like having your own Italian villa for the day and it feels like you've been transported to Tuscany! We even had a couple of guests from Italy and they were impressed with the place, so you know it's legit. The wedding coordinators, Ms. Chris and Maria were awesome - they went above and beyond our expectations and made sure that everything was taken care of. The venue is a bit far from Austin, but it's totally worth it because of the views and the ambiance. So don't hesitate to book Villa Antonia for your event - we highly recommend it!
Best Decision EVER!Reviewed on 4/23/2013 Kelly P
This was literally the best day of my life! The staff is incredible and literally took care of every aspect of my wedding. All the feedback from my guests were that they thought it was a "fairytale" wedding! For the money and time they dedicate to making this day perfect, it's worth every penny. The views are breath-taking, the service is incredible, and everything was perfect! Not a SINGLE glitch.. or they never told me! I HIGHLY refer Villa Antonia and their staff for your wedding. With such an important day, trust the experts and you won't be disappointed!
Breathtaking venue and amazing staffReviewed on 3/16/2013 Jona V
Villa Antonia helped make my dream wedding come true. The venue is so breathtaking and beautiful that my guests were all amazed and in awe. The pictures came out like a story book wedding! It's like your in an Italian castle in the heart of Austin Hill Country. They have so many rooms and vast space with lush greenery and elegant touches that my guests were taking their own pictures of themselves for keepsakes. But what impressed me the most was the staff. They went above and beyond to make our wedding spectacular. The wedding coordinators Chris and Maria went out of their way to get everything logistically working smoothly. It even rained so at the last moment they moved our outdoor wedding into the chapel for an intimate and very romantic ceremony. You do not need to hire a wedding coordinator if you go with the Villa because their team did more than I ever expected. One the big benefits of using the Villa is that you can use your own caterer and get your alcohol from Specs which brings down your food and drink costs. Only drawback is that the venue is 40 min from downtown Austin. So we hired a shuttle bus so there would be no drinking and driving. But the shuttle bus trip made things super fun for our guests. They all keep emailing and calling saying it was the best wedding they ever went to! Thank you to the Villa and your staff for making our dream wedding come true!
Meet The Director of Marketing
Elizabeth’s knack for working with people and her love for entertaining make her a natural for her position. (Her subscription to a bridal magazine at the age of 14 - true story! - doesn’t hurt either.) Not only does she embody the charming and welcoming spirit of the villa, her passion for event planning is second only to her love for Neil Diamond.