Texas Hill Country venues are a purely magical setting for your wedding but with so many options, it’s hard to choose! From the vibrant city of San Antonio to the eclectic and lively Austin, and the charming towns of Spring Branch, Boerne, and Dripping Springs, I have handpicked a selection of venues as a San Antonio wedding photographer in these captivating cities that capture the essence of this breathtaking region, providing couples with a range of enchanting settings to say “I do” amidst the rolling hills, scenic landscapes, and Southern charm of the Texas Hill Country.
There are many options outside of what is selected here, but I consider these to be the best venues in the Texas Hill Country and they’re some of the most photogenic options you have.
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Known for its rich history and vibrant culture, San Antonio offers a blend of modern amenities and historic charm. With its international airport and central location, it is easily accessible for out-of-town guests.
A luxurious Hill Country resort offering breathtaking views, upscale amenities, and a capacity for up to 1,000 guests.
Nestled by Canyon Lake, this rustic-chic venue provides a peaceful setting with a capacity for up to 250 guests, combining natural beauty with modern elegance.
Located in the charming town of Gruene, this venue blends southern elegance with Hill Country charm, providing a beautiful setting for weddings of up to 300 guests.
Situated in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Spring Branch provides a serene and beautiful setting for weddings. While it offers a more secluded ambiance, it is still conveniently accessible for out-of-town guests through nearby airports in San Antonio and Austin.
With its Spanish-inspired architecture and scenic views, Lost Mission offers a romantic and timeless venue for weddings of up to 350 guests.
Tucked away in the Hill Country, Hidden Falls Hayes Hollow presents a stunning backdrop of waterfalls and incredible landscapes for weddings of up to 300 guests.
Set amidst oak trees, Park 31 offers a modern and customizable venue with a beautiful chapel, accommodating weddings of up to 250 guests.
Boerne exudes small-town charm and showcases the beauty of the Hill Country. Despite its tranquil atmosphere, it is easily accessible for out-of-town guests due to its proximity to San Antonio and Austin, both of which have major airports.
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The Milestone presents a beautiful setting with both indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a versatile venue for weddings of up to 320 guests.
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Located in Boerne, Kendall Point offers a Hill Country venue with an outdoor ceremony site and a spacious reception hall, accommodating up to 300 guests.
As the capital of Texas, Austin is known for its vibrant music scene, eclectic culture, and thriving food scene. With a bustling international airport, Austin is highly accessible for out-of-town guests, offering a range of accommodations and attractions.
The Arlo is a modern estate venue located southwest of Austin near Dripping Springs, providing both indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings.
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Omni Resort and Spa in Austin offers multiple event spaces, luxurious amenities, and beautiful outdoor settings for weddings of various sizes.
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Nestled in the Hill Country, The Addison Grove provides a beautiful setting with a capacity for up to 300 guests, combining natural beauty with elegant facilities.
Commodore Perry Estate is a historic estate venue in Austin, offering beautiful gardens and grand indoor spaces for weddings.
Vintage Villas is a waterfront venue in Austin, providing a peaceful setting with lake views for weddings of up to 300 guests.
Villa Antonia is a European-style villa with panoramic views of the Hill Country and Lake Travis, accommodating up to 300 guests.
Maesridge is a scenic Hill Country venue offering a rustic barn and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions.
Rancho Mirando is an elegant Spanish-inspired venue with breathtaking views, accommodating up to 300 guests.
The Iceplant Building is a historic venue featuring a restored ice plant building and outdoor spaces for ceremonies, accommodating up to 300 guests.
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A charming town in the Texas Hill Country, renowned for its scenic beauty and vineyards. While it offers a more rural and relaxed atmosphere, it is still easily accessible for out-of-town guests through Austin’s international airport, located about 30 miles away.
Camp Lucy offers multiple breathtaking locations, including a chapel and vineyard ballroom, providing a beautiful venue for weddings of up to 350 guests.
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Prospect House is a modern venue with a minimalist design and scenic views, accommodating up to 250 guests.
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Canyonwood Ridge is a Hill Country venue featuring beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, with a capacity for up to 400 guests.
Cactus Moon Lodge is a charming lodge offering a rustic ambiance and a cozy atmosphere, perfect for intimate weddings of up to 100 people.
Morgan Creek Barn is a beautiful venue with a rustic barn and outdoor spaces, providing a charming setting for weddings. You can learn more about this venue here.
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Choose an All-in-one Venue: A venue that has the ability to host getting ready, the ceremony and the reception is one of the best things you can have at your wedding. Coordinating travel can be an absolute nightmare and add stress to your wedding day.
Capacity and Amenities: Assess the guest capacity of the venue to ensure it can comfortably accommodate your expected number of guests. Don’t forget to consider the amenities provided like parking facilities, bridal suites, catering options, and any other services that are important to you.
Visit the Venue in Person: Schedule a visit to the potential venues to get a feel for the space and ask any questions you may have. This will help you get an idea of how the venue will look and feel on your wedding day.
Budget and Flexibility: Set your budget and discuss it with the venue to ensure they can work within your budget. Ask about any restrictions like preferred vendors or specific policies, and whether the venue allows flexibility in decor, timing, and other important aspects that can make your wedding unique.
Remember, it’s essential to choose a wedding venue that reflects your style, meets your needs, and creates a memorable experience for you and your guests in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
July 14, 2023
From quaint chapels to picturesque outdoor spaces, there’s no shortage of small wedding venues in Austin that offer an intimate and romantic atmosphere. As an Austin wedding photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of capturing the unique love stories of couples who wanted to get married in this vibrant city. In this blog post, I’ll share some of my favorite small wedding venues in Austin that are sure to capture your heart and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
The Wayback is a charming intimate wedding venue in Austin. With its picturesque outdoor space, elegant indoor setting, and rustic yet refined ambiance, it’s an ideal choice for small weddings that seek a unique and memorable experience.
9601 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX
The Riley Building is a historic wedding venue that seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern elegance. It’s intimate indoor space and beautiful rooftop terrace make it a great option for small weddings that want to celebrate in a one-of-a-kind setting in downtown Austin.
315 Lavaca Street Austin, TX 78701
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Cactus Moon Lodge is a rustic and romantic wedding venue that offers a serene and secluded oasis in the heart of Texas Hill Country. With its cozy cabins, scenic views, and tranquil atmosphere, it’s an excellent choice for small weddings that seek a natural and intimate setting.
5508 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Mattie’s at Green Pastures is a historic wedding venue that exudes Southern charm and elegance. Its lush gardens, stunning architecture, and delectable cuisine make it a perfect choice for intimate weddings that want to experience a touch of vintage glamour and hospitality in Austin.
901 West Live Oak Street Austin, Texas 78704
The Greenhouse at Driftwood is a picturesque wedding venue surrounded by natural beauty and serene countryside. Its charming greenhouse and lush outdoor space make it an ideal choice for small weddings that desire a romantic and rustic ambiance with modern amenities in the heart of Texas Hill Country.
850 Darden Hill Rd, Driftwood, TX 78619
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The Hotel Saint Cecilia is a luxurious and intimate wedding venue that offers a chic and artistic atmosphere. Its stylish suites, lush gardens, and eclectic design make it a perfect choice for small weddings that seek a sophisticated and unique experience in the heart of South Austin.
112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704
One Eleven East is a charming and historic wedding venue that blends vintage elegance with modern style. Its exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and natural light create a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s perfect for small weddings that want to celebrate in an intimate and cozy setting in downtown Hutto.
111 East St, Hutto, TX 78634
The South Congress Hotel is a trendy and modern wedding venue located in the heart of Austin’s iconic South Congress neighborhood. Its sleek and stylish design, luxurious amenities, and stunning rooftop pool and bar make it a great option for small weddings that want to celebrate in a chic and sophisticated atmosphere with the vibrant energy of Austin right outside their door.
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Hotel Magdalena is a sustainable and stylish wedding venue that celebrates the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Austin. Its serene and modern design, scenic outdoor spaces, and commitment to eco-friendly practices make it a perfect choice for small weddings that seek a unique and environmentally-conscious experience in the heart of South Austin.
1101 Music Ln, Austin, TX 78704
Hotel San Jose is a chic and intimate wedding venue that offers a cozy and romantic atmosphere in the heart of South Congress. Its stylish and minimalist design, lush gardens, and relaxed ambiance make it an ideal choice for small weddings that want to celebrate in a tranquil and sophisticated setting with the vibrant energy of Austin just a short walk away.
1101 Music Ln, Austin, TX 78704
Capital Cruises offers a unique and memorable wedding experience with their sunset wedding cruises on Lady Bird Lake. The stunning views of Austin’s skyline, the tranquil waters, and the romantic ambiance of the boat make it a perfect choice for small weddings
1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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In 2022, the average cost for a wedding in Austin was around $28,000. A small or intimate wedding would cost significantly less since the highest cost factor in weddings is typically providing for guests.
Plan to budget at least $100 per guest, but the total cost may be higher if you choose higher-end vendors.
A small wedding has between 15 and 50 guests, less than 15 guests is considered an elopement.
May 21, 2023