23 Romantic & Modern Austin Wedding Venues

Austin Wedding Venues

Updated November 2022! Austin wedding venues can range from modern and industrial to romantic and rustic. Check out my selection of the best Austin wedding venues for 2023. For this list, I'm separating the venues into three categories: Downtown Austin Wedding Venues, Modern Austin Wedding Venues, and Hill Country Wedding Venues. There truly are so many gorgeous wedding venues in the Austin area. Maybe you're looking for a hill country setting with lodging for the weekend or a cool downtown spot for an intimate group of friends and family. After over a decade of being an Austin wedding photographer, I've been to every venue in the Austin area and know which ones are visually stunning and consistently exceed my clients' expectations. I've lost track of how many times I've had guests at weddings tell me this venue is the absolute most gorgeous venue they've ever been to! And it's so true. Austin has the most spectacular venues. This is my comprehensive list of the absolute best wedding Austin wedding venues for 2023!

*Note: I'm using the phrase "Downtown Austin" to mean within 50 miles of the downtown Austin area and "Hill Country" to mean any area outside of that. Let's dive in....

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Downtown Austin Wedding Venues

Laguna Gloria

3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

Located near the shores of Lake Austin, Laguna Gloria offers an outdoor nature experience close to downtown Austin. With stunning terraces and romantic gardens, this venue is perfect for an outdoor wedding. Click here to see more from Ana and Adam's Laguna Gloria wedding.

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Barr Mansion

10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754

One hundred year old mansion with a focus on zero waste. Barr Mansion has both lush lawns and covered dining areas. Just a few minutes away from downtown Austin, this venue gives old Texas vibes with peaceful scenery. Click here to view more of Arun and Ashly's Barr Mansion wedding.

South Congress Hotel

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

South Congress Hotel is both perfectly trendy and centrally located. This hotel is right on South Congress Avenue, but having a wedding here isn't like any of your other typical hotel weddings. What makes this hotel special is the luxurious and modern decor. The ceremony space is outdoors and minimal and the reception area is gorgeously draped and luxurious. Another special feature of this hotel is the super cool bar and pool area with lounge areas to work on that perfect wedding weekend tan.

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Mattie’s

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

Originally a 1916 farmhouse on 23 acres of green pastures, Mattie's is located in the heart of South Austin. This farmhouse was converted into a restaurant in the 1940's and most recently a wedding venue. Don't be surprised if you have a white peacock as a surprise guest during cocktail hour.

Malverde

400-B W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Malverde is the event space located above La Condesa. Right in the second street district, you can't get any closer to downtown. This space is known for it's super cool artwork, swanky plant filled decor, and delicious Mexican food. Perfect for the couple that is looking for a modern and unique space. Click here to view more of Cassandra and Brian's Malverde wedding.

Justine’s Secret House

1303 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

What's cooler than cool? Justine's Secret House. Starting off with an Austin wedding venue website that requires a secret password just to view, this venue provides all the moody French Victorian vibes that their restaurant (Justine's) provides but in a private setting. Located in a very cool and very secret location in East Austin. This venue is perfect for couples wanting an intimate wedding with luxurious and romantic East Austin vibes.

Hotel Van Zandt

605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel luxury in a very Austin way. Hotel Van Zandt offers gorgeous views of downtown and Lady Bird Lake. This venue is perfectly convenient for weddings with out of town guests. It is walking distance to several restaurants and bars. Also offers easy access to the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail. Located in the Rainey Street District and can accommodate a larger wedding of up to 500 guests.

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Tillery Place

801 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702

Tillery Place is both hip and centrally located. Nestled within an actual nursery, this space feels both central and secluded at the same time. The grounds feature gorgeous hundred year old oak trees and a cool airstream trailer for getting ready.

Springdale Station

605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

Springdale Station is located in East Austin. It is a historic train station but once inside you would never know it. The interior is filled with gorgeous lighting and moody decor. And the outdoor area still has train tracks (non functioning) but makes for a perfectly peaceful ceremony spot. This is perfect for a couple looking for an East Austin wedding venue with flair.

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Allan House

1104 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701

The Allan House is a historic victorian mansion rich with history. Located downtown, this venue provides an luxurious old Austin feel. The grounds also have a gorgeous stone deck that is perfect for dancing the night away. Click here to view more of Kailey and Fito's Allan House wedding.

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1102 East

1102 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

1102 East is perfect for a couple looking for a funky east Austin wedding venue. Located just a few blocks from the bustling east sixth street district, this venue has true east Austin quirk nailed.

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Modern Austin Wedding Venues

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South Congress Hotel

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

South Congress Hotel is located in the heart of SoCo. This hotel is both modern and luxurious. It has an outdoor ceremony area courtyard and a swanky indoor reception space. Bonus is that there are plenty of rooms for your guests to stay in for the weekend and only have to walk a few steps back to their rooms after the party is over (or after the after party!). Double bonus is that you may spot Matthew McConaughey in the hotel lobby the way I did once...

Prospect House

12745 Silver Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

You may notice there are a few venues on the list twice here... it's for good reason. If you asked me what my favorite venue in Austin is, I would say I don't have a favorite but the truth is this one is my favorite (shhhh...). Prospect House is the definition of a modern Austin wedding venue. Designed by architect, Max Levy, this space is perfect for creative couples who want something a little different. Click here to view more of Lauren and Mike's Prospect House wedding.

Hotel Van Zandt

605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel luxury in a very Austin way. Hotel Van Zandt offers gorgeous views of downtown and Lady Bird Lake. This venue is perfectly convenient for weddings with out of town guests. It is walking distance to several restaurants and bars. Also offers easy access to the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail. Located in the Rainey Street District and can accommodate a larger wedding of up to 500 guests.

The Arlo

10700 Signal Hill Rd, Austin, TX 78737

The Arlo is Austin's newest venue located in Dripping Springs and features classic architecture and refined styling. This venue is one of Austin's larger venues and features a ballroom, a hall, and a lounge, in addition to a gorgeous lawn space perfect for your romantic wedding.

Justine’s Secret House

1303 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

What's cooler than cool? Justine's Secret House. Starting off with an Austin wedding venue website that requires a secret password just to view, this venue provides all the moody French Victorian vibes that their restaurant (Justine's) provides but in a private setting. Located in a very cool and very secret location in East Austin. This venue is perfect for couples wanting an intimate wedding with luxurious and romantic East Austin vibes.

Malverde

400-B W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Malverde is the event space located above La Condesa. Right in the second street district, you can't get any closer to downtown. This space is known for it's super cool artwork, swanky plant filled decor, and delicious Mexican food. Perfect for the couple that is looking for a modern and unique space. Click here to view more of Cassandra and Brian's Malverde wedding.

Need a Wedding Photographer?

I have worked in almost every Austin wedding venue and am happy to answer any questions you have! Get in touch to find out if I'm available on your wedding date!

Hill Country Wedding Venues

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Windemere Farms

200 Windemere Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666

Windemere Farms is a 500 acre farm located in San Marcos. This is an excellent choice for equestrian enthusiasts or someone looking for an elegant tented wedding venue with jaw-dropping views of central Texas. While the venue is a working horse farm, it also has a high-end feel that is perfect to indulge your wedding guests. The ceremony space is situated on an overlook with stunning views. And with the tented reception space just a few feet away, guests are sure to have a great time!

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Prospect House

12745 Silver Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Modern minimalism and the Texas Hill Country had a baby... it's Prospect House. This space manages to be modern and warm at the same time. This is a gorgeous airy venue space with sweeping views of the hill country. Click here to view more of Lauren and Mike's Prospect House wedding.

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Le San Michele

219 Hy Rd, Buda, TX 78610

A little bit french and a little bit central Texas, Le San Michele has a french inspired building with lush gardens. Located in Buda, this little gem is perfect for a couple looking for an outdoor venue with patio seating. The twinkle lights throughout the grounds add to the romantic ambience. Click here to view more of Leven and Jim's Le San Michele wedding.

The Grand Lady

19704 Hogeye Rd, Manor, TX 78653

The Grand Lady offers the best of both worlds with a charming historic home and a newly built reception space. You can get ready inside of the historic Victorian era home, have your ceremony right outside, host your cocktail hour in the garden, then walk just a few steps over to the modern hall and have the dance party of your dreams!

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Greenhouse at Driftwood

850 Darden Hill Rd, Driftwood, TX 78619

The Greenhouse at Driftwood is an elegant venue with an outdoor feel. The property features a stunning greenhouse with tropicals, native plants, and succulents. A true plant lover's paradise with a focus on conservation and sustainability. The grounds also have plenty of space for an outdoor ceremony and festive dancing.

Contigo Ranch

13454 Lower Crabapple Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Contigo Ranch is self described as contemporary country. This venue is from the same family that owns the Contigo restaurant. I've long loved the food and service from Contigo both in the restaurant and catering at weddings. This hill country wedding venue offers lodging and so much peace and quiet. Nestled in Fredericksburg, the ranch has private cabins and epic views of rolling hills. This Austin wedding venue is perfect for couples that are looking for a weekend ranch getting feel for their guests.

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Jester King Brewery

1104 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701

If you've ever been to Jester King Brewery, you are probably a fan. The brewery is known for it's beer, wood fired pizza, and laid back vibes. This venue is perfect for beer loving couples looking for a laid back venue with beautiful views of the hill country. Click here to view more of Katelin and Cole's Jester King Brewery wedding.

Woodbine Mansion

405 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664

Located north of hill country in Round Rock, Woodbine Mansion is a Texas historic landmark that has recently been restored and opened as an wedding venue. It has a true southern mansion feeling and is surrounded by elm, pecan, and magnolia trees.

One Eleven East

111 East St, Hutto, TX 78634

One Eleven East is another beautiful historic wedding venue, this location has an open loft feel. This space is filled with beautiful brick walls and gorgeous natural light. It's perfect for guests wanting an indoor wedding as the huge windows bring in tons of light. One Eleven East is the perfect blank canvas for couples looking to create a magical wedding. Located in Hutto.

Casa Rio De Colores

1130 County Rd 279, Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Casa Rio De Colores is located 30 miles from Austin in Libery Hill and is Keeping Austin Weird 100%. It's kinda like 80's-90s' Austin kitchy vibes mixed in with super quirk. Think Elvis wallpaper, Mexican tile throughout, with your own private access to the San Gabriel River. This venue also has lodging for you and a handful of guests to swim and hang out for the weekend.

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Retreat at Balcones Springs

104 Balcones Springs Dr, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ever dreamed of having your very own summer camp wedding? The Retreat at Balcones Springs is the perfect Austin wedding venue for couples looking for a summer camp feel but still want their guests to enjoy in comfort. With over 250 acres your guests can enjoy canoeing, fishing, yoga, and relaxing cabins. With a gorgeous ceremony space by the water and a pavilion for moonlit dancing, this is the perfect wedding venue for a summer camp wedding in Austin.

Wild Onion Ranch

12112 Old San Antonio Rd, Manchaca, TX 78652

In what started as a family home, Wild Onion Ranch has now become an Austin wedding venue with lush lawns and sprawling pecan trees. This venue features indoor and outdoor areas and has a true Texas family ranch feeling. Located only 15 miles away from downtown Austin.

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