6 Austin Mansion Wedding Venues Oozing With Southern Charm

Elegant, romantic and very photogenic, Austin’s mansions are popular wedding venues for good reason. There’s definitely something special about saying “I do” beneath a 100-year-old oak or sipping champagne on a shady veranda. Host your celebration at one of these historic places and you and your guests will be transported back to a more genteel time.

The Allan House
  • Location: 1104 San Antonio Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Classic 1883 Victorian mansion and grounds
  • Fab Feature: You can celebrate outdoors year-round! Their Winter Tent is climate-controlled and totally transparent—you can even see the sky through the clear plastic “ceiling”!
  • Event Space Highlights: A 100-year-old oak tree forms a canopy over ceremonies, and other outdoor event areas include patios, courtyards, lawns and verandas. Interior parlors are available for intimate ceremonies and receptions.
  • Notable Services: The bride and groom each have their own dressing room. The venue also provides decorative outdoor lighting, white twinkle lights throughout, and a pair of crystal chandeliers hanging from the trees (optional).
  • Catering: Select from list or BYO.

Allan House

Allan House

Allan House

Allan House



Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom
  • Location: 10463 Sprinkle Road, Austin TX
  • Style: Ornate Victorian mansion and gardens
  • Interesting Tidbit: The mansion has serious “green” credentials—their food, gardens and linens are all organic and they’re a zero-waste facility.
  • Event Space Highlights: In the ballroom, a 40-foot glass façade looks out onto the grounds. Outdoors, you can say “I do” in the shade of a tree decorated with sparkling chandeliers or other accents.
  • Wedding Package Perks: The venue, rentals, catering, cakes and coordination services are included.
  • Catering: Provided in-house. You can customize your menu or go with the seasonal Harvest Menu. All dishes are made with the best local and organic ingredients available.

Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom

Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom

Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom

Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom



Byrne-Reed House
  • Location: 1410 Rio Grande Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Charming 1907 Mission Revival residence
  • Interesting Tidbit: The beautiful original mansion had been “buried” under a modern stucco façade for 40 years, and was finally uncovered and painstakingly restored based on historic photos.
  • Event Space Highlights: The gracious first floor includes a dining room, gallery and living room, plus a 1,000-square-foot wraparound porch—excellent for al fresco cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Notable Amenities: Modern conveniences, like a catering kitchen, elevator, and large restrooms, were added during the restoration.
  • Catering: Select from list or BYO.

Byrne-Reed House

Byrne-Reed House

Byrne-Reed House

Byrne-Reed House



Chateau Bellevue
  • Location: 708 San Antonio Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Elegant and romantic with a European flair
  • Interesting Tidbit: The mansion was built in 1874 by Harvey and Catherine North, a wealthy, cosmopolitan couple. It’s said that the distinctive look of the château may derive from the castles they saw during their frequent trips to Europe.
  • Event Space Highlights: The picturesque Courtyard, bordered by shady porches, is ideal for a ceremony or cocktail reception. Indoors, the Chateau Ballroom boasts antique wrought-iron chandeliers and is the perfect place to watch the newlyweds enter via the stately staircase.
  • Wedding Perks: You get the place to yourself for a full 8 hours (including setup and breakdown), and there’s a private, 80-car parking lot right next door.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Chateau Bellevue

Chateau Bellevue

Chateau Bellevue

Chateau Bellevue



The Mansion
  • Location: 2312 San Gabriel Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Majestic, 1931 Georgian Revival building
  • Interesting Tidbit: During the 1930s and ’40s, the Georgian Room operated as a tea room and the original hat-check stand, hardwood floor and wall sconces are still there.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Grand Ballroom wows guests with vintage bronze and crystal wall sconces, polished oak floors, and a soaring 30-foot ceiling. The Dining Room, Victorian Parlor, and Library showcase bay windows, Victorian antiques, and a fireplace.
  • Wedding Package Perks: They offer a couple of different facility rental packages, plus Friday and Sunday discounts of up to $400.
  • Catering: Select from list or BYO.

The Mansion

The Mansion

The Mansion

The Mansion



Neill-Cochran House Museum
  • Location: 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Historic Greek Revival residence and garden
  • Fab Feature: The mansion makes an impressive backdrop, whether you’re hosting an event in front of its white-pillared façade or taking photos for your wedding album in the antique-appointed interior.
  • Event Space Highlights: The manicured lawn is custom-made for an al fresco ceremony or reception, and the cobblestone patio is great for mingling. A twinkle-lit tent affords an indoor/outdoor experience along with protection from the elements. Receptions can also be held inside in the library and two parlors.
  • Notable Amenities: Their two-level parking area is not just for cars! The top of the structure can be tented for up to 150 seated guests and looks nothing like a parking lot!
  • Catering: BYO.

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Neill-Cochran House Museum



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