A Distinctive Dozen of Austin’s Best Wedding Venues…and Why They Stand Out!

Austin gets high rankings for so many things: its outdoor attractions (parks, lakes and trails), fine restaurants, support of the arts, and overall quality of life. After checking out the city’s wedding venues, we’d have to say it’s a great place to get married, too. Here’s a selection of some of Austin’s best spots to tie the knot.

Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom | 1900 University Avenue
  • Location: 1900 University Avenue, Austin TX
  • Style: Elegance with Texas flair
  • Fab Feature: Their award-winning culinary staff and AAA Four Diamond service.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Grand Ballroom impresses with its soaring, open-beamed cathedral ceiling and striking uplighting, while the landscaped courtyard lends itself to lovely outdoor ceremonies or receptions.
  • Notable Services: The cuisine is topnotch, made with the freshest ingredients, and beautifully presented.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: 297 guest rooms

The Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom



Garden

Le San Michele
  • Location: 219 Hy Road, Buda TX
  • Style: European-inspired country estate
  • Fab Feature: The grounds, with their formal gardens, fountains, lawns and pond.
  • Event Space Highlights: Expansive lawns and a limestone terrace offer lots of possibilities, and special lighting creates a magical nighttime ambiance. Small groups can celebrate inside the limestone farmhouse. 
  • Notable Amenities: They provide wrought-iron garden seating for up to 250 dinner guests as well as café and twinkle lighting over the limestone terrace and lawn dining area.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Le San Michele

Le San Michele

Le San Michele



Golf Course

The Ranch House at Teravista
  • Location: 4333 Teravista Club Drive, Round Rock TX
  • Style: Scenic golf course with limestone ranch house
  • Fab Feature: The waterfall at the 18th hole, where ceremonies are often held.
  • Event Space Highlights: A spacious covered pavilion and fire pit overlooking the golf course hosts dinner and dancing. The century-old ranch house has considerable charm, with its original cypress trim and two shaded verandas.
  • Notable Amenities: A huge Bridal Suite and Groom’s Room.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Ranch House at Teravista

The Ranch House at Teravista



Historical/Landmark Building

The Allan House
  • Location: 1104 San Antonio Street, Austin TX
  • Style: 1883 Victorian mansion
  • Fab Feature: The 100-year-old oaks on the property that create a glittering canopy when strung with lanterns or crystal chandeliers.
  • Event Space Highlights: There are patios, a courtyard, lawns and verandas.
  • Notable Amenity: In December, January and February, they provide a climate-controlled Winter Tent with clear sides and ceiling so that you can see the sky!
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Allan House

The Allan House

The Allan House



Hotel

The Driskill
  • Location: 604 Brazos Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Romantic, historic hotel
  • Interesting Tidbit: The venue was built in 1886 as the opulent showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill.
  • Event Space Highlights: 19th-century splendor abounds, from the Driskill Ballroom’s vaulted trompe l’oeil dome and colonnaded Mezzanine to the Victorian Room’s stained-glass windows. 
  • Notable Amenities: The hotel is pet-friendly and even has a Pampered Pet Program!
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: 189 guest rooms and suites

The Driskill

The Driskill

The Driskill



Inn/Lodge

The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge
  • Location: 1215 Chappell Lane, Austin TX
  • Style: Natural, rustic, and elegant
  • Fab Feature: The grounds are gorgeous, featuring fields of wildflowers, Texas live oaks and a California-inspired vineyard.
  • Event Space Highlights: Exchange vows beneath a canopy of spreading oaks on the Wedding Lawn, then toast each other in the courtyard (a custom tent is provided), and finally dine and dance under a starry sky on the Reception Terrace.
  • Notable Services: They offer extensive day-of coordination, which include consultation starting a month prior to the wedding, and plenty of assistance with vendors as well as your rehearsal, ceremony and reception.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own
  • Accommodations: The Lodge and Cabin sleep up to 28 (14 guests each)

The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge

The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge

The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge



Mansion

The Mansion
  • Location: 2312 San Gabriel Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Georgian Revival mansion
  • Interesting Tidbit: The Grand Ballroom is the largest ballroom in central Texas, with a polished oak floor that covers over 4,000 square feet!
  • Event Space Highlights: In addition to the Grand Ballroom (which also boasts a 30-foot ceiling and vintage bronze and crystal wall sconces), the Formal Dining Room, Victorian Parlor and Library collectively feature classical columns, bay windows, and antique furniture.
  • Notable Services: You have complete freedom to bring in rentals from the outside, as well as your choice of band/DJ, florist, lighting, etc.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Mansion

The Mansion

The Mansion



Private Estate

The Lookout Austin
  • Location: 10600 Wagon Road West, Austin TX
  • Style: Country residence
  • Fab Feature: Panoramic views of the Hill Country that are visible beyond the expansive lawns and over the treetops.
  • Event Space Highlights: There’s a variety of ceremony sites, from a large lawn and gardens to porches and patios. There’s also a pavilion with a wood-beam ceiling and with wraparound vistas for al fresco receptions.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Their “Perfect Package” includes most of what you’ll need—and, at a very friendly price.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Lookout Austin

The Lookout Austin

The Lookout Austin



Ranch/Farm

Vista West Ranch
  • Location: 4505 McGregor Lane, Dripping Springs TX
  • Style: Rustic bohemian chic
  • Fab Features: The shabby-chic bride’s dressing room, done in ivory and lace, has 5 vintage mirrors to accommodate multiple primpers! Oh, and let’s not forget the double margarita machine…
  • Event Space Highlights: Their unique barn, constructed of weathered wood and tin, is great for indoor celebrations, while the lawn area with its towering oaks and Hill Country views is ideal for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.
  • Wedding Package Perks or Notable Services:
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own
  • Accommodations: Various lodging sleeps up to 28

Vista West Ranch

Vista West Ranch

Vista West Ranch



Resort/Spa

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
  • Location: 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines TX
  • Style: Sophisticated, both indoors and out
  • Fab Feature: The resort has plenty of outdoor spaces and attractions/activities, plus it’s next to an 1,100-acre park so you’re always close to nature.
  • Event Space Highlights: You can have an upscale event in either of their two elegant ballrooms, or take the party outside to the lush Riversong Lawn or the fabulous LBJ Pavilion, complete with stone fireplace.
  • Wedding Package Perks: For starters, every package comes with complimentary deluxe wedding-night accommodations, a champagne toast, and a complete menu tasting. Customization is welcome, and they offer a Personal Preference Dining option that allows guests to choose their own meal.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: 491 guest rooms and suites

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa



Restaurant

Max’s Wine Dive
  • Location: 207 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 200, Austin TX
  • Style: Industrial-cool, relaxed, and fun
  • Interesting Tidbit: This was conceived as a place where guests could dine on topnotch comfort food (think fried chicken) accompanied by excellent wines from around the world.
  • Event Space Highlights: Wine casks, art on the walls, string lights around the ceiling and “wine bottle” chandeliers are a warm complement to the restaurant’s exposed concrete and brick walls. If you buy out the venue, three unique spaces in the ‘Underground’ and the full restaurant on the main level give guests different experiences at one location.
  • Notable Services: Wine tastings—including blind tastings—can be arranged.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Max’s Wine Dive

Max’s Wine Dive

Max’s Wine Dive



Waterfront/Beach Location

The Oasis on Lake Travis
  • Location: 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin TX
  • Style: Warm, inviting, lakefront
  • Fab Feature: Almost all their rooms have private decks and lake views.
  • Event Space Highlights: Unique and loft-like, the Starlight Terrace boasts retractable roof panels that open to the stars, and huge glass paneled doors that open to the lake. The Top of the Oasis comes with its own private deck overlooking Lake Travis and the surrounding Hill Country.
  • Notable Services: They’ll customize your menu, including gluten-free and vegetarian options if requested.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Oasis on Lake Travis

The Oasis on Lake Travis

The Oasis on Lake Travis



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