Explore by Day, Celebrate by Night: 15 Wedding Venues in the Heart of Downtown Austin

A wedding in Austin can be so much fun—especially if you choose a venue that’s a great home base for exploring this world-famous city's attractions. All of the following spots are within an easy drive to plenty of daytime adventures, like hikes in the Hill Country, paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, or checking out Zilker Park. And, since they're nestled in Austin's bustling downtown, they’re within steps of restaurants, galleries, shopping, and legendary music-infused nightlife (hello, 6th Street!).


Chateau Bellevue

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: romantic 1874 chateau right in downtown Austin • French Romanesque architectural details and stunning stained-glass windows • picturesque courtyard for outdoor ceremonies

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Hotel Ella

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: romantic Greek Revival mansion + charming boutique hotel • lawn ceremonies • cocktails on the pool deck, and receptions in the wonderful Grand Ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Riley Building

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: sleek contemporary blank canvas in the heart of Austin's historic Warehouse District • airy, industrial-chic Main Hall boasts enormous windows framing city views and a soaring ceiling with exposed ductwork • gorgeous, glass-walled Rooftop with a clear, retractable ceiling offers panoramas of Austin's skyline

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Hilton Austin

Austin, TX

Fab Features: luxurious hotel in downtown Austin with two ballrooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows • exchange vows with panoramic city views as your backdrop • flexible options allow you to work closely with their event professionals to create a package that works best for you

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Hotel ZaZa Austin

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: gorgeous downtown hotel with a collection of elegant venues offering an ideal setting for celebrations of all sizes, from small ceremonies to blowout receptions • creative, customizable catering menus • rooftop pool area with a boho-chic vibe is perfect for cocktail hour

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

W Austin

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: cool, upscale hotel with large, tentable terrace + breathtaking Austin views • celebrations in the Great Room beneath a unique coffered ceiling and chandeliers • pampering spa, world-class chef, and VIP service

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Driskill

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: Romantic and historic hotel • period splendor abounds, like the ballroom's trompe l'oeil dome and the Victorian Room's stained-glass windows • pets are welcome!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Hotel Van Zandt

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: glam, contemporary hotel on the famously hip Rainey Street • ceremonies on the 4th floor pool deck are framed by views of Austin’s sparkling skyline • an ivy-covered wall and a 3D vinyl bird mural offer Pinterest-worthy photo ops

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Austin Club

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: lovely, historic 1878 Millett Opera House • ornate pediment rooftop, sparkling waterfall crystal chandeliers and second-story portico • superb cuisine and personalized service

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: expansive museum in the heart of downtown Austin • Grand Lobby boasts a tiled floor, arched windows, and a 50-foot granite map of Texas • spectacular 35-foot-tall bronze Texas star sculpture greets arriving guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Caswell House

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: beautiful turn-of-the-century mansion near the University of Texas • all proceeds go back into the community through grants and community service projects • beautifully landscaped grounds for a charming outdoor ceremony or reception

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $

Springdale Station

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: this unique venue is a re-creation of a turn-of-the-century train station • historic railway buildings are “married” by a cool glass enclosure • charming details include vintage light fixtures and an antique rail line awning

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

SKYBOX on 6th

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: high-end rooftop venue with striking views of the downtown area • expansive event space is floored in a classic black and white cheque pattern • a short distance from a wide variety of eateries, nightlife, retail outlets, museums, and the Capital

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Fairmont Austin

Austin, TX

Fab Features: the exquisite, al fresco Palm Court boasts lush palm trees, calming water features, and awe-inspiring views of downtown Austin • the Palm Court connects to the spacious Palm Park ballroom, complete with a built-in stage for live music & dancing • world-class customized culinary and pastry offerings from on-site chefs

Catering: In-house, 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: $$ • $$$



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