Not Your Ordinary Ballroom: 10 Uniquely Austin Wedding Venues

Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary place to host your wedding? From a lakeside villa to a funky, fun restaurant with world-class comfort food, Austin is home to quite a few unique venues. Here are just a few of them to explore!

Laguna Gloria
  • Location: 3809 West 35th Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Romantic lakeside villa and grounds
  • Interesting Tidbit: The villa was built in 1916 by Clara Driscoll, who is actually best known for helping to save the Alamo from destruction in 1903.
  • Event Space Highlights: The villa terraces and “Temple of Love” gazebo, as well as the garden filled with original statues from Venice, reflect architectural and design influences from the original owner’s honeymoon in Italy.
  • Notable Amenity: Because Laguna Gloria is part of The Contemporary Austin, modern art exhibitions are on display throughout the grounds and villa.
  • Catering: Select from list.

Laguna Gloria

Laguna Gloria

Laguna Gloria



Brazos Hall
  • Location: 204 East 4th Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Cool, converted historic warehouse
  • Fab Feature: This turn-of-the-century warehouse has been beautifully restored and outfitted with all the modern necessities required for a stellar event.
  • Event Space Highlights: In addition to enormous windows that let in tons of natural light, you’ll find long-leaf pine floors, exposed brick walls and wood rafters, and a large Rooftop Deck with downtown views.
  • Notable Amenities: Staging your wedding will be a snap—you’ll have access to a catering kitchen, loading dock, freight elevator, and fully equipped sound system.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own.

Brazos Hall

Brazos Hall

Brazos Hall



One World Theatre
  • Location: 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin TX
  • Style: Old World meets high-tech
  • Interesting Tidbit: One World is a nonprofit organization that sponsors the best artists from diverse cultures to perform in local schools. Their mission is to educate and inspire children and adults with innovative and exciting multicultural arts and entertainment programs.
  • Event Space Highlights: The mix of spaces includes the Performance Theatre, Celebration Hall, and the European-inspired outdoor tented Piazza. There are also private rooftop and sunset decks with Hill Country views, plus a Romeo and Juliet balcony.
  • Notable Services & Amenities: They work with the best musicians from around the world and can help you book the right ones for your event. The venue also comes with superb acoustics, state-of-the-art light and sound systems, sprung-wood dance floors, and complimentary parking and attendants.
  • Catering: Select from list or BYO.

One World Theatre

One World Theatre

One World Theatre



Pecan Springs Ranch
  • Location: 10601 Derecho Drive #B, Austin TX
  • Style: Rustic-elegant ranch
  • Fab Feature: A pastoral hill country destination just 15 minutes from downtown Austin, the venue is set on 17 acres full of pecan and oak trees as well as a creek, freshwater springs, pond, and blooming wildflowers in the spring.
  • Event Space Highlights: You have multiple ceremony and reception options, both indoors and out: The 6,000-square-foot climate-controlled building has exposed wood beams and romantic lighting, plus an all-glass back wall. You can also opt to use the open-air Creek Side Pavilion or a number of other locations on the beautifully landscaped grounds.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Whimsical and unique touches, such as lawn games, vintage buffets, marquee letters that spell out LOVE, a hand-carved stone cross, and strings of outdoor bistro lights are all included. A favorite add-on with couples are the adorable “drink” donkeys, Opie and Sassy, who are trained to carry beverages to your guests!
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own.

Pecan Springs Ranch

Pecan Springs Ranch

Pecan Springs Ranch



The Pearl Vintage Hotel and Venue
  • Location: 1809 Pearl Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Sweet bed & breakfast
  • Interesting Tidbit: This quaint downtown Austin jewel occupies two thoughtfully restored turn-of-the-century homes amid towering oak and pecan trees. The cobblestone drive and charming themed rooms are reminiscent of a European country inn.
  • Event Space Highlights: The spacious deck, adorned with twinkling lights, offers a magical outdoor ceremony and reception location. An adjacent stone grotto with a flowing fountain wall provides an especially picturesque backdrop for your photos.
  • Notable Services: Expect a personalized and original experience with the professional wedding planning services of the innkeeper, who is committed to getting the details just right. However, the inn is quite flexible and will allow you to bring in the vendors of your choice if desired.
  • Catering: Provided in-house or select from list.

The Pearl Vintage Hotel and Venue

The Pearl Vintage Hotel and Venue

The Pearl Vintage Hotel and Venue



Hamilton Twelve
  • Location: 18619 Hamilton Pool Road, Austin TX
  • Style: Mediterranean-style villa
  • Fab Feature: Five rolling acres dotted with over 300 oak trees make this luxurious venue a gorgeous spot for a wedding. And it’s just 20 minutes from Austin!
  • Event Space Highlights: The spacious grand hall will host all your guests in style, or opt to dine al fresco in their beautiful courtyard.
  • Notable Amenity: The private bride and groom’s bungalow is a serene retreat, and the house staff will keep it stocked with all the pre-wedding essentials you need!
  • Catering: Provided in-house

Hamilton Twelve

Hamilton Twelve

Hamilton Twelve



Trinity Hall
  • Location: 311 East 5th Street, Austin TX
  • Style: Private event space
  • Fab Feature: It’s right in downtown Austin, setting you and your guests in the city’s vibrant, artsy heart.
  • Event Space Highlights: The fully customizable space mixes arched stone doorways, exposed track lighting, glossy marble, and smooth, dark floors for a creative blend of Texas rancho warmth and industrial chic.
  • Notable Amenities: Multiple levels mean there’s plenty of room for a celebration that flows throughout the building, and your caterers will love the full commercial kitchen and permanent bar.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own.

Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall



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 Amenity: 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



Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
  • Location: 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin TX
  • Style: A romantic blend of art and nature
  • Fab Feature: The wonderful photo ops! With two ponds, a stream, a waterfall, bridge and lush floral accents as backdrops, your pictures will look amazing.
  • Event Space Highlights: Sculptural pieces can be seen throughout the garden, from your ceremony in a verdant glen to your reception in the Terrace, an open-sided space with great views.
  • Notable Amenity: Your rental includes a 1-year family-level membership to the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum.
  • Catering: Bring your own

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum



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



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