Austin's Best Kept Secrets: 8 Must-See Wedding Venues

We won’t gatekeep when it comes to the best wedding venues in and around Austin. These gems are often hidden in plain sight and deserve all the accolades for their gorgeous scenery, inventive event packages, and eclectic charm. Conveniently located within or just outside the city limits, these locations offer serene vibes with all the luxe amenities you'd expect from a big city space. From a romantically rustic ranch in Driftwood to a magnificent estate just minutes from downtown, scroll through our curated list below to find the perfect place to match your style here!


Sage Hill Inn and Spa

Kyle, TX

Venue Superpowers:

On-Site Cottages, Suites, and Lofts

90-Acre Property

Resort

Fab Features: gorgeous resort on 90 peaceful acres with incredible Hill Country views • elegant al fresco weddings include tree-shaded vows, open-air or tented receptions, inviting fire pits, and lawn games • luxe accommodations in cottages, suites, and lofts include access to hiking trails, a pool, and spa

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Elm Creek Ranch

Bertram, Texas

Venue Superpowers:

On-Site Accommodations

BYO Options

Panoramic Views

Fab Features: light-filled barn with sliding doors and an attached patio in Bertram surrounded by pretty grounds • flexible options allow you to choose one of their all-inclusive packages, or start with the basics and add à la carte upgrades • weekend options allow you to bring in as many tents as you like, but there are also RV hookups and an option to rent luxury "glamping" tents

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Morgan Creek Barn | Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Romantic Footbridges

In-House Catering

Metal Chandeliers and Lanterns

Fab Features: charming Ceremony Barn with crisp white shiplap ceiling • chic matte-black painted barn with stunning metal chandeliers and lanterns, raw wood details, and a built-in bar and fireplace • pretty grounds with great photo ops!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Hudson Bend Ranch

Austin, Texas

Venue Superpowers:

Lake Travis Setting

2,000 Species of Native Plants

On-Site Accomodations

Fab Features: beautiful al fresco events in the expansive courtyard and gardens, outfitted with award-winning structures, plenty of shade, and stunning native plants throughout • follow the twinkle-lit path to your reception in the expansive Party Barn • lodging for 20 in the magnificent, single-story German Ranch-style Casadecas and quaint Sunrise Casita

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Pecan Springs Ranch

Austin, Texas

Venue Superpowers:

Open-Air Creek Side Pavilion

LGBTQ+ Friendly

Indoor/Outdoor Options

Fab Features: 17 acres of pecan and oak trees, ponds, and wildflowers • wood-beamed reception building with an all-glass back wall • whimsical touches like lawn games, vintage buffets, and even adorable “drink” donkeys to serve guests!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Wildflower Barn

Driftwood, Texas

Venue Superpowers:

Affordable

Vintage Vibes

BYO-Friendly

Fab Features: two charming barns—the vintage-inspired Bluebonnet Barn and the sprawling, rustic Meadow Barn—are embraced by fields of wildflowers • the dappled shade of oak trees, and soothing fountains and water features create a serene backdrop for your ceremony • exchange vows under a sparkling canopy of a thousand twinkling lights

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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Ruby Ranch Lodge and Celebration Facility

Buda, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Wedding Weekend Packages

BYO-Friendly

Rustic Retreat

Fab Features: quaint, secluded retreat on 10 acres boasting a rustic Texas ranch feel • light-filled Lodge with rich wood walls, a large-tiled floor, and an oversized stone fireplace • accommodations for up to 23 in a charming main house and luxury cabin

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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