Choosing a venue can be so difficult. Having been in the wedding industry as a photographer for as long as I have, I have found that choosing a venue can be one of the biggest stressors for an engaged couple. Think about it, this one decision may affect your date, your catering, your style/color scheme, and your wedding size. There are so many factors going into this decision. So I’m here to hopefully take a little bit of the pressure off. All of these venues have amazing amenities to offer and of course beautiful backdrops for photos! And through this blog, I hope you can find your dream venue that brings your vision for your big day to life!

So, if you’re ready to find a stunning wedding venue in Austin, keep scrolling!

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01. Villa Antonia

The Villa Antonia is an absolutely gorgeous venue in the Hill Country of Texas. With multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony options, groom and bridal suites, and amazing staff to coordinate day-of logistics, this venue is guaranteed to help you have the most perfect wedding day.

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02. Commodore Perry

The Commodore Perry estate is a gorgeous architectural landmark in Austin. It is located on a private 10-acre walled property and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. With outdoor and indoor ceremony options, and stunning greenery, this venue will no doubt create the most beautiful wedding day.

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03. Woodbine Mansion

The Woodbine Mansion has been one of the most well-known homes in Round Rock since 1900. From its neoclassical details to the lush greenery and towering magnolias, this venue offers a picture-perfect setting to create the best day for you and your guests.

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04. The Mansion

The Mansion opened its door in 1931 and since then has been a favorite place to celebrate and entertain. The staff at the Mansion pride themselves in giving their couples the freedom to create their perfect day. While they are there to give recommendations for catering and other vendors, they give the couple complete freedom over these decisions. If you’re looking for freedom with the support of an incredible staff, this may be the place for you!

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05. Hotel Ella

Hotel Ella is a stylish boutique hotel located in the historic Goodall Wooten House. The house was built in the late 1800 and was renovated in 2013, so it offers the perfect balance of history and modernity. If a modern but antique-style wedding piques your interest, this may be the perfect place for you.

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06. The Allan House

The Allan house is a victorian style mansion offering both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. The blend of victorian charm and modern sophistication provides a timeless feel for your wedding day. With two private suites for the bridal party, decorative outdoor lighting, a catering prep kitchen, and an outdoor sound stage, this venue offers everything you need to make your day more than perfect.

I hope you enjoyed my list of 6 of the most stunning wedding venues in Austin. If any of these venues caught your eye and you’re ready to book a photographer, click here, and let’s check off one more thing on your wedding to-do list! If none of these were right for you, click here to check out more of my favorite Texas wedding venues.

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6 of the most Stunning Wedding Venues Austin has to Offer!

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Choosing a wedding venue is a big deal. Where you get married impacts so much of your day! It can drastically shift the overall feel for your day, the number of people you can invite and it can dictate your dress and decoration choices. Now, being a wedding photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing at many venues. Most being in the San Antonio area.

So, here I am today with a list of 6 Favorite Texas Wedding Venues! From this blog, you’ll be able to see if one sticks out to you and hopefully find your dream venue! To see more about these San Antonio wedding venues, keep scrolling!

01. Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay resort is perfect for those wanting a more tropical vibe on their day. It’s just a short drive from Austin and San Antonio so it’s great for your out-of-state guests to be able to explore while they are visiting. This venue has multiple event spaces with both inside and outside options. I personally love the outdoor ceremony space because you get the gorgeous bay in the background and also palm trees for that beachy feel.

02. Lost Mission

Lost Mission is a gorgeous wedding venue in Spring Branch, Texas. There is a chapel at this venue so it’s great for couples who want a more traditional ceremony. There are also indoor and outdoor options at Lost Mission including a patio and a modern reception hall. The reception hall can accommodate up to 400 guests and also offers a fireplace and a really fun built-in bar.

03. The Chandelier of Gruene

The Chandelier of Gruene offer so many accommodations including a chapel, reception hall, on-site lodging, suites, and so much more! This is really an all-in-one venue and is also really beautiful. There’s a bridal suite and a groom suite that are perfect for those getting ready photos. The reception hall is a barn style with a gorgeous chandelier and there’s also an outside area with a fire pit.

04. Park 31

Park 31 events venue is nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Situated on 31 acres of property this venue offers so many different experiences. There are multiple places to hold your ceremony and reception. Whether you want indoor or outdoor they have both options! Park 31 has many different spots for photos and the backdrop options are endless.

05. Gruene Estate

Gruene Estate is the venue for those wanting a fully outdoor wedding day. There is an open-air chapel and pavilion that can be used for your ceremony and reception. This venue comes with rustic farm tables and chairs and also a large fire fit with lots of Adirondack chairs. There are gorgeous views through this whole venue.

06. The Preserve

The Preserve is located in Canyon Lake, Texas and it offers the most stunning views. It’s situated on a 170-acre ranch surrounded by mature trees and beautiful lakes. The ceremony area has panoramic windows which give tons of natural light to the space. This venue can hold 300+ guests so it’s the perfect spot if you’re planning a big wedding!

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6 Favorite Texas Wedding Venues