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
It’s no secret wedding days are my favorite! What makes them extra fun are beautiful details that make this photographer’s heart happy. It’s icing on the cake if the wedding is in a gorgeous venue. Leslie and Patrick’s day had all of the above and more. I can’t wait to share more of this wedding at Jacob’s Well Vineyard with you!
Leslie and Patrick were both new to Austin, TX when they first met, so exploring new areas was their way of getting to know each other well. Shortly after starting their relationship, they moved in and have been living life as a family of three. They have an adorable cat that completes the trio!
These two lovebirds got engaged while on a trip in San Francisco. As they climbed to the highest peak of the hike they were on, Patrick got down on one knee. He popped the question, and Leslie said, “yes!” It was an incredible day, and they have experienced so many special moments since then.
My favorite parts of this wedding at Jacob’s well vineyard included the stunning natural light at this wedding venue. A really sweet moment was when Leslie’s mom finally zipped her into her wedding dress. It’s a part of the day that always gets me a little emotional. I loved Leslie & Patrick’s color palette they chose! The neutrals and blacks went beautifully with the sage greens and whites. The classic tuxedos and satin bridesmaid dresses added to the luxurious feel of this wedding too!
Make sure you scroll all the way to the end of this post for a cute peek at their adorable first dance! Congratulations Leslie and Patrick! It was an honor capturing your day.
Special thanks to these amazing vendors for the day!
Venue: Jacob’s Well Vineyard
Planner: Maria from A Better Fete
Dress Boutique: Belle Saison Bridal
Dress Designer: Morilee Madeleine Gardener
Photography: Lois M Photography
Catering: Black’s Barbecue
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Revelry
Groom’s Attire: Jos A. Bank
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December 15, 2022