Austin is IN: 7 Stellar Choices for Your Austin Destination Wedding

Austin is the perfect choice for a destination wedding—it's got awesome weather year-round, beautiful natural surroundings, vibrant art galleries, and a world-renowned music scene. Whether you're locals who want to show off the city to your friends and family, or are heading to Austin for the first time yourselves, you'll find the very best of this special town showcased in these remarkable venues.

W Austin

Location: 200 Lavaca Street, Austin TX

Style: Contemporary, chic hotel

Fab Feature: It’s a stylish, pampering, stress-free haven for all your wedding events. Start with a girls’ day at AWAY spa, enjoy a rehearsal dinner prepared by their world-class chef, and get VIP service for your last hurrah in W Austin’s intimate Secret Bar, Record Room or Living Room Bar.

Event Space Highlights: Austin’s urban cityscape provides a cool backdrop for your ceremony. The large Terrace not only seats up to 250 for your vows, but it can also be tented for an outdoor celebration with breathtaking views of the “live music capital of the world”. Inside, coffered ceilings and chandeliers add impact to your Great Room soirée.

Wedding Package Perks: Sweet treats and cakes by an award-winning pastry team, plus a complimentary suite AND bonus points towards your Starwood honeymoon.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: 251 guest rooms

Price: $$ • $$$

Downtown Austin Skyline at the W Austin

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

Price: $$ • $$$

Grand Foyer at Historic Driskill Hotel

Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Location: 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin TX

Style: A mix of rustic luxury and glamour

Interesting Tidbit: It’s the #1 golf resort in Texas, with four championship golf courses. Ben Crenshaw and Arnold Palmer each designed one and Tom Fazio designed two.

Event Space Highlights: The indoor/outdoor Pavilion features a soaring open-beam ceiling, lots of glass, a huge limestone fireplace, and spectacular Hill Country vistas from a 40-foot deck. Want a more upscale ambiance? Reserve the Darrell K. Royal Ballroom, or the Barton Creek Room with its limestone patio.

Notable Service: They offer a dedicated wedding butler to pamper the bride and groom at the reception.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: 309 guest rooms and suites

Price: $$ • $$$

Pool and Golf Course Oasis at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Lakeway Resort and Spa

Location: 101 Lakeway Drive, Austin TX

Style: Romantic lakeside splendor

Fab Feature: There’s something to please everyone at this full-service resort, from indulgent spa treatments to active water sports and nearby golf, making it the perfect choice for a close-to-home “destination wedding”.

Event Space Highlights: The Vistas Ballroom, suspended 150 feet above Lake Travis, features a vaulted ceiling, walls of glass and a wraparound deck that makes you feel like you’re on a ship.

Wedding Package Perks: Not only will you get both Bride and Groom “ready rooms” plus a complimentary wedding night suite…you’ll also get a green room for your band and discounted room blocks for your guests.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: 168 guest rooms & suites, 8 condos.

Price: $$ • $$$

Bride and Groom on Balcony Overlooking Lake Travis at Lakeway Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

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

Price: $$ • $$$

Outdoor Firepit at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

Vintage Villas Hotel and Events

Location: 4209 Eck Lanes, Austin TX

Style: Boutique, bluff-top hotel

Fab Feature: The overnight accommodations! There are 44 unique guest rooms and suites in three buildings designed and decorated to reflect different aspects of Texas.

Event Space Highlights: Two outdoor areas—one with a gazebo overlooking Lake Travis, and one with an arbor—let you take advantage of Texas’ year-round warm weather. The indoor spaces feature vaulted ceilings, tasteful lighting, and oversized windows that frame the state’s famous sunsets.

Notable Services: Their wedding specialists will assist you with every aspect of your celebration—both before and after the wedding. This includes the rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, ceremony, reception, lunches, departure brunch, and accommodations.

Catering: Provided in-house

Accommodations: 44 rooms in 3 villas

Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Waterfront Ceremony with Lake Views at Vintage Villas Hotel and Events

Camp Lucy

Location: 3509 Creek Road, Dripping Springs TX

Style: Natural, rustic, inspiring

Interesting Tidbit: The French Colonial chapel on the property came from Vietnam, where it had been scheduled for demolition. Camp Lucy’s owner fell in love with it during a trip there, and had it shipped to Dripping Springs in pieces and faithfully reconstructed.

Event Space Highlights: Along with the restored chapel, you’ll find an open-pavilion Events Hall made of ironwood timbers, a brick-paved courtyard, and an oak-sheltered ceremony site with its own timber-framed Great Hall and bell tower.

Notable Services: The in-house teams, which know the venue well and are extremely professional, offer many services such as event and tent rentals, florals, and catering.

Catering: Provided in-house. Their chef and his staff will customize a menu to fit your taste and budget.

Accommodations: 14 rooms sleep up to 42

Price: $$ • $$$

Rustic Chapel at Camp Lucy

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