Texas' 27 Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

On the hunt for a not-your-average wedding venue in Texas? The lone-star state is known for its large destination-worthy cities, rolling Hill Country, and variety of ranches and barns. And tucked away in this charming state are some rare gems in places you wouldn't expect to find them! Feast your eyes on these surprising and unexpected locations that are often hiding in plain sight!



AUSTIN



Schneider Hall

Columbus, TX

Fab Features: classic Texas dancehall set on 175 wooded acres • the Hall is designed with reclaimed vintage wood, and large picture windows • dance the night away under century-old oaks draped with twinkle lights

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

Red Ridge Receptions

Smithville, TX

Fab Features: scenic hillside ceremony spot under a shady arbor of trees • romantic bistro-lit patio for cocktail hour with sweeping views of the Colorado River Valley • spectacular indoor Grande Room with vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, and large picture windows to bring the outdoors in

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

One Eleven East

Hutto, TX

Fab Features: historic building in 1893 with preserved original architecture in downtown Hutto features an open main area, built-in bar, loft, skylight room, and outdoor courtyard • ideal for intimate indoor and outdoor weddings

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Grand Texana

Hempstead, Texas

Fab Features: lovely historic barn and farmstead surrounded by shady pecan groves • dreamy first looks under the antique windows and farm cupola of the Greenhouse • all-inclusive packages encompass florals, delectable menus and trendy cake & dessert bar, a personal day-of coordinator, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Svetlik Farm

Schulenburg, Texas

Fab Features: beautiful farm and gardens just outside Austin • choice of indoor ceremony in the barn or outdoor celebration overlooking the lush pasture • plenty of photo ops in the courtyard, among the livestock, or in front of the silos

Catering: BYO
Price: $


CENTRAL TEXAS/WACO



Moon River Ranch

Satin, Texas

Fab Features: 550-acre retreat along the Brazos River just 30 minutes from Waco • exchange vows in a picture-perfect historic chapel with beachy vibes on the tranquil, sandy banks of the river • create a weekend-long event with quirky, cozy lodgings for up to 100 guests throughout the estate

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Hidden Creek at StoneHaus

Belton, TX

Fab Features: secluded event venue with the natural beauty of gorgeous pecan and oak trees specializing in open-air, intimate affairs • follow your vows with cocktails beneath the trees, and a reception in a cool metal pavilion with the combination of organic beauty and modern amenities • choose between several competitively-priced packages

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $


COLLEGE STATION/BRYAN



The Weinberg at Wixon Valley

Bryan, TX

Fab Features: expansive three-story barn venue tucked within a lush vineyard • bridal suite with five salon-style vanities and luxurious amenities • exchange vows atop a grassy knoll overlooking sparkling pond and rows of sweeping grapevines

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

The Gin at Hidalgo Falls

Navasota, TX

Fab Features: restored 1950’s cotton gin, located near the Brazos River and historic Hidalgo Falls, surrounded by 800 acres of farmland • option of outdoor ceremony site in front of the silos requires little to no added decoration • unique reception setting in the cotton gin combines vintage industrial style with modern details and amenities

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

Deep in the Heart Farms

Brenham, Texas

Fab Features: beautiful family-owned venue set on 150 acres of rolling hills sprinkled with majestic oaks and a view of stunning sunsets • charming white chapel • spacious getting ready suites

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$


EAST TEXAS



The Barn at Silver Spur Resort

Canton, TX

Fab Features: a 35-acre eco-friendly resort with numerous amenities and activities, including an escape room! • rustic barn with walls of wood paneling and corrugated tin, lit with bistro lights • outdoor ceremony site among mature Elm and Pecan trees with direct views of a sparkling lake

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


FORT WORTH



Chandon Arbors Wedding & Event Venue

Keller, TX

Fab Features: versatile space beautifully combines indoors with outdoors, featuring a double patio with a water feature and outdoor fireplace • exchange vows under the covered pavilion where floral landscaping and a tree-lined border require no decorations • customizable package options allow you to indulge your every whim

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Beaumont Ranch

Grandview, Texas

Fab Features: warm and romantic Western-themed ranch • 800 acres of rolling hills with a lakeside gazebo, chapel, and two massive barns • plenty of accommodations on-site in rustic cabins, ranch houses, and guest suites

Catering: In-house
Price: $


HILL COUNTRY



Felton Ranch

Driftwood, Texas

Fab Features: gorgeous, eco-friendly, secluded ranch with ceremonies in a magical oak grove • dreamy Garden pavilion draped with antique French roses for outdoor vibes • spacious dressing suites

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Hidden River Ranch Weddings and Events

Lampasas, Texas

Fab Features: family-owned and operated venue on 540 beautiful acres in Lampasas • exchange vows outdoors under the pavilion or in the artistically-designed stone chapel • on-site lodging for up to 44 guests will keep your family and wedding party all together

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Sendera Springs

Kerrville, TX

Fab Features: picture-perfect, private venue with top-of-the-line amenities and a detail-oriented staff • exchange vows on an airy flagstone patio outfitted with rustic-chic bench seating overlooking a tranquil lake • a reception hall with “Texas elegant” vibes and a floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace

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

Harper Hill Ranch

Seguin, Texas

Fab Features: charming ranch on 128 acres of rolling Texas Hill Country • the barn boasts beautiful glass windows, sparkling chandeliers, and stamped concrete floor • on-site accommodations available at the historic Ranch House—including a large pool and swim-up bar!

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


HOUSTON



Arrowhead Hill

Montgomery, Texas

Fab Features: chic, refined barn venue ideal for wedding weekends • indoor/outdoor options include a gracious white wedding chapel, an airy gathering space, and luscious grounds • 10 on-site farmhouse-style cottages offer overnight accommodations for up to 60 guests

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

15 Acres

Hockley, TX

Fab Features: gorgeous event center nested on 15 lovely acres set aside for the preservation of local songbirds • ceremonies on a spacious terrace overlooking a pond and indoor receptions in a light-filled modern banquet hall • DIY and all-inclusive package options include event coordination, plush dressing suites, and more!

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

The Barn at Willowynn

Santa Fe, Texas

Fab Features: gorgeous farmhouse wedding and event venue on 18 sprawling acres • crisp white barn has a covered veranda for an al fresco cocktail hour • shot donkey included to entertain your guests!

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


NORTH TEXAS



Hidden Pines Chapel | Highland Village

Highland Village, Texas

Fab Features: chapel with country-chic atmosphere featuring beautiful hardwood floor, crystal chandeliers, and classic white draping • wed in front of the white, stone fireplace, which is made even lovelier with candles glowing from the mantel and hearth • the bridal suite comes equipped with a long granite-topped beauty bar and romantic décor—it’s a great place to pamper and prepare

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Magnolia Grace Ranch

Leonard, TX

Fab Features: pretty, secluded venue surrounded by cedar and oak trees, wildflowers, fresh springs, and a sparkling pond • barn-inspired reception hall outfitted with a kitchen, wedding suites, and a spacious terrace • packages offer fun extras like beer garden tables, outdoor furniture, and lawn games

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

Lone Star Lodge and Marina

Pilot Point, Texas

Fab Features: charming lodge set within the pristine forests of Jordan State Park • exchange vows on a ridge overlooking Lake Ray Roberts • enjoy hiking, horseback riding, wine tasting—you can even rent pontoons right at the lodge's private dock

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

Whispering Waters Ranch

Leonard, TX

Fab Features: sweet family-run venue set on 83 beautiful acres • dreamy ceremony area nestled beneath 50-year-old pecan trees and outfitted with custom wooden benches • bright, airy barn offers an industrial-chic blank canvas with an attached covered patio and ample lawns

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


WEST TEXAS/LUBBOCK/MIDLAND/ODESSA



The Gage Hotel

Marathon, TX

Fab Features: beautifully restored mission-style hotel in the heart of Big Bend country • variety of event spaces from the landscaped grounds, courtyards, and patios • each room showcases unique décor with refined western furnishings

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

Walnut Tree Weddings and Events

Olton, TX

Fab Features: beautiful family-owned venue • the grounds are sprinkled with towering trees • reception hall is an old feed mill boasting rustic industrial features and 20-foot high ceilings that opens to a covered pavilion

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

Copper Press

Colorado City, TX

Fab Features: a unique wedding and event venue with an industrial feel and urban chic vibe • whitewashed brick walls complement the industrial touches of this historic building • venue doors open to perfectly landscaped grounds perfect for an al fresco cocktail hour

Catering: BYO
Price: $


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