So, you’ve met the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Congratulations! It’s an incredible feeling to know that you’ve found your forever. And whether you’re just starting to think about popping the question, or you’ve already bought the ring and you’re planning the little details, it’s good to have an idea of where you want to propose. 

Getting engaged is a once-in-a-lifetime moment—to create a magical experience for your soon-to-be fianceé, it’s important to think about the atmosphere your chosen location will create. Luckily, we’re surrounded by beautiful locations in Austin, Texas so you have many different places to choose from. In this post, I’ll walk you through my favorite proposal spots in Austin (and as a proposal and wedding photographer, I’ve seen a lot!). 

Sekrit Theater

1145 Perry Rd

For an intimate, incredibly romantic surprise, you can rent out the Sekrit Theater for your proposal. With its enchanting glass greenhouse and old world feel, you can create a magical moment that your fianceé will never forget. Decorate the space with rose petals, candles, and even set up a sweet table for two to enjoy a celebratory dinner together. This space is what you make it, and lends itself beautifully to a magazine-worthy proposal. 

Chapel Dulcinea

16221 Crystal Hills Dr

This Austin location is a complete gem for a proposal. Chapel Dulcinea itself sits on the edge of a cliffside overlooking Texas Hill Country, so the views for both your proposal and the photos will be unmatched. The building has traditional architecture and features a neutral backdrop so you can make the space your own with unique touches your fianceé would love. The best part about this venue is that renting the chapel is free during the week, so if you’re planning a weekday proposal, you can save cost by choosing this spot without sacrificing the beauty of the location. Just make sure that you book your reservation well in advance so you get the time you want. 

Lady Bird Boardwalk

1820 S. Lakeshore Blvd

When it comes to a proposal, the Lady Bird Boardwalk has a lot to offer. With modern, clean lines and a view of the water, surrounding trees, and Austin, Texas skyline, there’s not one bad place to pop the question. If you love Austin and you want a proposal that feels authentic to the city itself, I love this location. Since it is a very public spot, one of my favorite ways to make the proposal feel a little more special is to enlist family, friends, or your photographer to get there ahead of time and set up some cute decor. That way, passersby will know that the location you’ve chosen is reserved and your plans won’t be derailed by strangers strolling by. 

Mount Bonnell

3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd 

Are you an outdoorsy couple who loves to spend time in nature? If so, then Mount Bonnell might be the perfect place to propose. It’s a beloved sightseeing destination for having the best view of the city and surrounding areas. The photos of your proposal will be breathtaking, but one thing to keep in mind is its popularity. If you plan to pop the question here, you’ll need to plan accordingly and figure out the best days and times to use this location. 

Retro Boat Rentals

74 Trinity St

There’s nothing like cruising around on the stunning waterways of Lady Bird Lake in a rare classic fiberglass boat from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Retro Boat Rentals allows you to take one of their beautifully maintained (and modern!) boats for a spin, and it’s one of the most unique places to propose in Austin, Texas. The boats are extremely quiet so you can still have a conversation and enjoy each other’s company while taking in the sights around you. If your soon-to-be fianceé loves to get out on the water, Retro Boat Rentals is the way to go. 

Auditorium Shores

800 W. Riverside Dr

If you want your proposal to have a cool, downtown Austin, Texas vibe, Auditorium Shores might be the perfect place. It’s a popular site for outdoor concerts, festivals, and events in the city, and has one of the best views of the Austin skyline. There are a ton of beautiful high-rise buildings in the area right along the waterfront, so this location is peak Austin and one of my favorite spots. 

Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd

If you want a proposal location that offers a variety of options to choose from, Zilker Botanical Garden might be the perfect fit. The garden features heritage live oak trees, streams, koi ponds, and manicured pathways to explore. There are so many great places to get down on one knee, so you can choose the area that feels like it honors your relationship the most. It’s a peaceful getaway within the Austin, Texas city limits, so you can get a relaxed feel in a convenient location. The Zilker Botanical Garden does require a $50 fee to take professional photos, so make sure to incorporate this into your proposal budget. 

Laguna Gloria

3809 W 35th St

Are you searching for the perfect place to pop the question without the fear of crowds ruining your moment? Laguna Gloria is the place to be. It’s a semi-private location that’s not only romantic but feels very peaceful and relaxing. My choice for a proposal spot on the property is the Temple of Love. The string lights and greenery as you walk to the temple create a dreamy atmosphere, and after she says, “Yes,” there are many locations throughout the property where you can pose for photos. 

Nido Restaurant

1211 W. Riverside Dr

Are you imagining getting down on one knee overlooking the city at sunset? A restaurant’s rooftop deck is a chic and modern proposal site to surprise the love of your life. I personally love Nido—a restaurant that’s part of The Loren at Lady Bird Lake. It’s upscale, glamorous, and offers impeccable service. This is the perfect place to propose if you want to get all dolled up and celebrate with a night on the town as you soak up your newfound fiancé status. 

Pease Park Treehouse

1100 Kingsbury St

This location is one of the most unique proposal spots in all of Austin, Texas. The Pease Park Treehouse is truly one-of-a-kind. The treehouse is open to the public, so it’s important to become familiar with the location and traffic patterns that you’ll be dealing with. Or, if you want to go all out, the treehouse is available to reserve certain days out of the year. While it is quite pricey, an intentionally designed proposal with beautiful flowers or marquee letters in the treehouse would create gorgeous photos. 

Are you looking for a completely private proposal? Consider renting an AirBnb in the area! And as a bonus, you can have a little getaway and spend time soaking up this milestone moment.

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It’s no secret that wedding planning can be stressful–there are a million decisions, big and small, to make in such a short time. It’s vital that create a wedding vendor team that is not only capable of creating your vision but is also supportive and encouraging throughout the process. To help you choose the best vendors for you, I’ve compiled a list of all of my favorite wedding vendors in Austin, Texas. Happy planning! 

Venues

Wish Well House

Are you in search of a venue that’s the perfect combination of modern and historic charm? Look no further than the Wish Well House, located a short distance outside of Austin, Texas. With high ceilings, exposed beams, beautiful windows, and an expansive outdoor courtyard, this venue is a photographer’s dream. There are so many amazing benefits to choosing the Wish Well House that I had no choice but to include it on my favorites list. 

The Arlo

Bridesmaids and bride at the Arlo, one of Austin Wedding Venues

With the rental of The Arlo, you and your guests will enjoy the stunning landscape surrounded by a classic and elegant space. With a light and bright design, the venue will complement any vision you may have to celebrate your wedding day. The indoor spaces are full of large windows and modern touches, and the outdoor spaces showcase beautiful views of Texas Hill Country providing a picturesque background for your wedding photos. 

Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa

If your wedding vision is a mix of Southern hospitality and total luxury, Omni Barton Creek is the perfect choice for your special day. The resort caters to both intimate weddings and large-scale celebrations with up to 400 guests in attendance and offers a variety of available spaces to explore. Not only are the grounds and event spaces beautifully designed, but the on-site staff is extremely professional and highly trained, making Omni Barton Creek one of my very favorite wedding vendors in Austin, Texas. 

Planning + Coordination

All in the Details Events

Floral display by Austin Wedding Vendors

All in the Details is a wedding planning company serving Austin, Texas that will help you to produce a beautiful, custom celebration. Specializing in event design and flawless execution, you can trust their team to effortlessly bring your wedding vision to life. With a variety of services and wedding packages available as well as their commitment to reflecting each couple’s personal style, they’re my go-to choice for planning and event coordination in San Antonio. 

Three Strand Cord Weddings by Marie Miller

If you need a helping hand with wedding planning and coordination that can also make you feel confident and relaxed, look no further than Three Strand Cord Weddings. Marie offers a variety of packages from month-of coordination to full-service planning — as well as à la carte options — so there’s something for every bride. Confidently and comfortably bring your wedding vision to life with an expert by your side. 

Bridal Boutique

Blue Bridal Boutique

Located in South Austin, Texas, Blue Bridal Boutique will provide you with a seamless and fun wedding dress shopping experience. Women-owned and operated, the boutique offers a collection of hand-picked gowns from both well-known brands and up-and-coming designers. They embrace inclusivity and will support you in the search for your perfect dress with kindness and positivity. If you book an appointment at this boutique, I promise you won’t be disappointed.  

Bridal Beauty

LUX Beauty and Bridal

Whether you’re hosting a small wedding or you have a huge bridal party needing hair and makeup, LUX Beauty and Bridal is a fantastic choice. Their team includes over 60 professionals and offers a wide variety of services to people of all skin tones and hair textures. LUX Beauty and Bridal is a four-time winner of the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards and it’s not difficult to see why. Their team is perfect for couples who are looking for a high-touch experience and are looking for support throughout the planning process. 

Blush N’ Bangs

Another one of my favorite wedding vendors in Austin, Texas is Blush N’ Bangs, an award-winning bridal hair and beauty salon. As a talented team of hair and makeup professionals, they can offer services to bring any look to life, and can also help you with pre-wedding beauty services as well! They will come to your venue so you can stay put and enjoy your day and even offer mobile tanning if you’re looking for a beautiful bridal glow. 

Videographer

Reverent Wedding Films

As a photographer, I believe that telling the story of your wedding day is invaluable. When I came across Reverent Wedding Films, I loved that they felt the same way. Capturing every moment of your wedding day is special, and their cinematic style will perfectly showcase your love story on film. Their award-winning team creates a highly personalized experience for each couple with dedicated wedding film coordinators and customizable videography packages.

Florals

Reverie Floristry

Whether you’ve found floral inspiration on Pinterest or you’re looking for an extremely unique design, Reverie Floristry can bring your vision to life. They specialize in contemporary and romantic floral design, making every event space they work with truly impactful. You can line your ceremony aisle with gorgeous blooms, create large-scale floral installations for your reception, or focus on one stunning bridal bouquet–they’ve got you covered. 

Native Bloom Floral and Design

If you’re interested in distinctive florals for your wedding that are unlike anything you’ve seen before, Native Bloom is the vendor for you. As owners of multiple wedding venues in the area as well, their team is well-versed in creating well-rounded designs to complement large, modern spaces. They emphasize working closely with couples and take their inspiration from the breathtaking native surroundings in the Texas Hill Country. 

Music and Entertainment

Exodus Sound Co

There’s nothing that sets the tone for your wedding more than your entertainment. Exodus Sound Co is one of my favorite wedding vendors in Austin, Texas because they combine live music with a DJ to create well-rounded events that offer variety to the guests. Their team loves to create interactive experiences throughout each wedding so there’s never a dull moment and the party keeps going until the very last moment. 

The great city of Austin, Texas offers so many amazing vendors that are highly professional and ready to take on your wedding. No matter who you choose, you’ll be supported throughout the entire planning process and will have the perfect team to create your once-in-a-lifetime wedding experience. 

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My Favorite Wedding Vendors in Austin, Texas

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