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Top 5 Austin Wedding Venues

September 30, 2022

Wedding venues are an important factor when it comes to planning your wedding day. They help decide the aesthetic and theme for the day. I know it can be hard to find your dream venue that also accommodates all your needs, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite wedding venues in Austin to hopefully help you find the right fit! Whether you want an indoor or outdoor ceremony or you want something rustic or luxurious, there are a variety of venues on this list that should cover what you’re looking for! Keep reading to see the top 6 Austin wedding venues and a bonus venue in downtown San Antonio!

Reception hall at Ivory Oak, Austin Wedding Venue

The Ivory Oak

The Ivory Oak is a more luxurious and glamorous wedding venue in the Texas hill country. This venue is very modern but with a rustic charm. It has indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces and can accommodate up to 250 guests. They offer a groom suite and a bridal cottage that are perfect to use as getting-ready areas. They also have a sister venue, the Addison grove which is a more rustic setting.

Reception Hall at Hidden River Ranch, an Austin TX Wedding Venue

Hidden River Ranch

Hidden River Ranch is perfect for couples that want a lot of space and a true rustic, hill country vibe. If that’s what you’re looking for then this is the venue for you! They offer on-site planners and also on-site lodging that is perfect for all your out-of-town guests. There are multiple spots to hold the ceremony and reception and also offer getting-ready areas. Both the bridal and groom suites are spacious and well decorated!

photo of a bride in front of the green cathedral at Ma Maison, Austin wedding venue

Ma Maison

Ma Maison wedding and event venue has a French/European vibe right in Dripping Springs! Their green cathedral is a very popular “must-have” photo backdrop. This venue is perfect for couples who want their wedding day to feel very romantic, classic, and elegant. There are so many different spots here to hold your ceremony and reception and the photo opportunities are endless!

Ceremony site at Lucky Arrow Ranch, an Austin Wedding Venue

Lucky Arrow

Lucky Arrow is a rustic, boho location and offers little casita/cabanas/yurts where your wedding guests can sleep! How cool is that! The ceremony space is an incredible view of the rolling hill country and makes for the best backdrop for your photos. This venue if perfect for couples that value the view because there are beautiful backdrops around every corner.

picture of the ceremony space at Canyonwood Ridge, Austin Wedding Venue

Canyonwood Ridge

Canyonwood Ridge is the perfect venue for any occasion! This venue is the perfect space for all kinds of weather because they have a lot of options for indoor photos. But if the weather is amazing and sunny, they also have options for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hour. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the ceremony space allow for tons of natural and beautiful light. Even if you chose to go with a minimalist wedding theme, this venue is breathtaking.


The St. Anthony in San Antonio, TX

St. Anthony is a luxury hotel located right in downtown San Antonio. It has ALL the vibes. This venue is absolutely stunning and perfect for couples who want something a little different. There are so many spaces here to choose from and they are all decorated beautifully with a touch of eccentric furnishings as well. There are gorgeous chandeliers throughout and lots of eye-catching decor.

I hope this list of top 5 wedding venues in Austin, TX helped you out! For more wedding inspiration click here. Looking for a wedding photographer in Austin or San Antonio? Look no further! To chat about having me capture your big day, click here!


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