12 Austin Wedding Venues Where BYO and DIY are A-OK!


Austin's a city brimming with creative spirit, so it's no surprise that couples here appreciate flexibility and freedom when it comes to wedding planning. We've rounded up some of the best Austin venues that welcome outside caterers and other vendors…or let you mastermind your own event. If "BYO" and "DIY" are among your favorite abbreviations, you'll definitely want to take a look at this list.


The Barn at 5S Ranch

Thrall, Texas

Fab Features: private ranch on 1,000 acres of rolling farmland • large, graceful barn with walls of warm pine, an impressive iron-rod chandelier, and a corrugated tin ceiling hung with twinkle lights • luxe Bridal Suite and Groom’s Cabin boast plenty of amenities

Catering: BYO
Price: $

House on the Hill

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: 10-acre hilltop garden estate • outdoor ceremonies with a waterfall backdrop • dining and dancing in a covered pavilion

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Austin, TX

Fab Features: historic Greek Revival residence and garden • manicured lawn and cobblestone patio for outdoor events • tent with twinkle lights

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Hummingbird House

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: seasonal blooms, water features, and a canopy of arching trees • gauze-draped reception tent Pavilion • Bridal Suite comes with its own patio

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Sanctuary Event Space

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: secluded natural sanctuary in the heart of Austin • rustic-eclectic Studio, Cottage House, and loft connected by flagstone pathways • dreamy al fresco ceremony site under a canopy of live oaks

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

HighPointe Estate

Liberty Hill, TX

Fab Features: tasteful private event venue on 42 manicured acres offering a host of indoor and outdoor spaces, staging rooms, and top-notch amenities • beautiful chapel with soaring cathedral ceiling supposed by gracefully arched wooden trusses • in-house floral department can create anything from simple boutonnieres to show-stopping altar installations

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

1102 East

Austin, TX

Fab Features: picturesque venue in the heart of historic East Austin with thoughtfully designed landscaping beneath a canopy of pecan and native elm trees • barn-inspired, open-air bodega framed in steel and perfect for dinners, ceremonies, or dancing the night away • red buds and colorful modern plantings create a unique atmosphere perfect for outdoor events

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

The Wild Onion Ranch

Manchaca, Texas

Fab Features: rustic yet elegant hill country ranch with an artsy Austin vibe • over 50 acres of pastureland offers a treasure trove of scenic ceremony locations • hacienda-style pool perfect for cocktail hour

Catering: BYO
Price: $$

Madeline Manor

Kyle, Texas

Fab Features: charming country home with a blend of classic and modern styling and gracious views of the surrounding Blanco River Valley • beautiful fountain courtyard with generous space for a ceremony and tented reception on the spacious patio • designated children's play area with beanbags and a TV

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

TerrAdorna

Manor, Texas

Fab Features: eclectic, contemporary hall with walls of windows opens to a spacious wraparound deck • terrace views of lush natural surroundings add serenity and grace to your ceremony • elegant bridal loft with full bath, plush leather furnishings, and glamorous décor

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Kindred Oaks

Georgetown, Texas

Fab Features: beautiful 11-acre property surrounded by mature trees and lush lawns, overlooking a tranquil reservoir • rentals include access to the entire property, including the charming estate and a waterfall-framed gazebo • host receptions in an expansive open-air limestone and cedar pavilion

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Wahwahtaysee Resort

Kingsbury, Texas

Fab Features: gorgeous 100-acre property set along the crystal clear San Marcos River • riverside ceremony site in a picturesque 150-year-old pecan grove • luxury safari tents offer unique overnight accommodations with all the perks of a boutique hotel

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$



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