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20 Unique & Extraordinary Wedding Venues in Austin

Maybe it’s all the gorgeous swimming holes surrounded by hills and wildflowers. Maybe it's all the down-home southern hospitality. Or maybe it's because Austin is the perfect blend of musical, foodie, modern, rustic, and self-proclaimed weird. Whatever the reason, this cool Texan town is one of the top wedding destinations in the South where you can throw a celebration that's as unique and unforgettable as you are.
 
Austin’s best wedding venues range from straight-up old Western rustic barns in the Hill Country to gorgeous gardens and cool boutique hotels in heart of downtown. Whether you're looking to host a wedding in a modern industrial space or wanting something with more a vintage feel, there’s something for just about everyone ‘round these parts.
 
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Camp Lucy

Texas Hill Country is known best for a couple of things: its beauty and grandeur. At Camp Lucy, both are undeniable with the awesome countryside views at this breathtaking Austin wedding venue. The open-air barn is perfect on a breezy evening, while the historic French-Colonial chapel offers a beautiful indoor ceremony option.
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Rock Rose Hall

With cypress walls, concrete floors, a balcony, and tons of windows overlooking North Austin's new entertainment district, this industrial Texas-sized space can accommodate up to 250 of your nearest and dearest. Rock Rose Hall is one of Austin’s best wedding venues in North ATX, with easy access to tons of bars and restaurants. In short, there are plenty of places to go for an impromptu post-wedding party!
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The Greenhouse at Driftwood

Ummmmm, y’all. You can get married in a two-story glass encased greenhouse that’s filled with tropical rainforest foliage and ginormous cacti? We’re not picking favorites, but this is an amazing wedding spot! Greenhouse at Driftwood has lots of outdoor spaces, including a floored deck, various lawns, and perfectly primped gardens too.​
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The Wildflower Barn

One of the biggest selling factors to getting married in Austin is the SPACE. There’s just so much of it! This rustic wood and corrugated metal barn is all about the wide-open space and gorgeous flower-filled gardens surrounding it. If getting married with Mother Nature as your backdrop is a priority, The Wildflower Barn in Driftwood is one of the top wedding venues in Austin for your outdoorsy style.​
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Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom

Part Victorian country home and part ultra-modern glass walled barn, Barr Mansion is one of the most popular venues in Austin, as it hits all the warm notes of your wedding fantasy board. Set the scene indoors, outdoors, or let guests meander between both, and put these gorgeous buildings and gardens at the top of your wedding venue wishlist.
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Allan House

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​Didn’t think you’d be able to host an elegant garden party in the heart of downtown Austin? Think again, friend. Allan House is a historic 19th century home that sits just a few blocks away from the Capitol building, with easy access to all things ATX. Use the indoor/outdoor combo to accommodate a group of up to 225 guests in this gorgeous Austin wedding venue.
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The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria

With views of the lake, gorgeous gardens, and lots of cool art installations, this breathtaking Austin wedding venue is a historic landmark and a true Texas gem. Weddings at Laguna Gloria have plenty of outdoor options, and the Contemporary Austin has a downtown rooftop counterpart that could be an epic rehearsal dinner spot.
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Gruene Estate

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​Easily one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Austin Hill Country, Gruene Estate is an old homestead with all the open-air venue options you can dream of. There’s an open-air chapel that’s gorgeous for wedding ceremonies with a backdrop of trees and meadows, and the barn where most couples host dinner is rustic and also sans walls so the view and the breeze are always part of the ambience.
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Blanton Museum of Art

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​The atrium at the Blanton Museum of Art is, in a word, stunning. With soaring 50-foot ceilings topped with skylights, and walls that fade from a deep blue to nearly white as your eye tracks upward, this space is pure magic. If you’re looking for the most gorgeous indoor wedding venue in Austin, this could be your spot.
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Hotel Van Zandt - A Kimpton Hotel

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Newer on the scene, Hotel Van Zandt is the most glamorous boutique hotel in Austin’s Rainey Street neighborhood. A Kimpton Hotel, style reigns supreme at these digs. The rooftop is epic late night, while there are multiple indoor spaces for weddings as well. This is a fabulous place to spend your wedding morning too, as the rooms are to die for.​
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Brodie Homestead

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Well, hello, perfect party barn! With gorgeous chandeliers overhead and beautifully restored wood floors and walls, Brodie Homestead is one of those fabulous Austin wedding venues that’s so good you’ll think you dreamed it up. You can fit up to 450 guests at this spot that’s located just south of downtown.
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UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Feeling inspired to have an artsy wedding in ATX? Check out this outdoor museum and sculpture garden near Barton Springs. UMLAUF has a covered structure that’s open-air and awesome for an outdoor wedding, while the sculpture gardens are the main appeal for a ceremony and cocktail hour that’s perfectly unique.
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Fair Market

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​East Austin is known for its artsy, hipster vibe and cool galleries, restaurants, bars, and music venues. Fair Market’s giant industrial warehouse totally encompasses that cool factor and feels authentically Austin. With a giant lawn and plenty of indoor options, this huge Austin venue can handle a wedding of up to 1500 party animals, so no need to cut down your invite list here!
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Hotel Saint Cecilia

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What’s not to love about Hotel Saint Cecilia? The bungalows are gorgeously decorated, the pool is awesome, the location is dope, and the magnetic energy of this music town is palpable. The outdoor lounge area, patio, and lawn are surrounded by giant oak trees, setting the scene for the most epic Austin wedding.
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Mercury Hall

​Located just a mile and a half from the city, Mercury Hall has all the Texas Hill Country Charm without the travel hassle. This beautiful Austin wedding venue has high ceilings, white washed wood walls, and colorful stained glass windows throughout. If a vintage wedding is what you’re looking for, this could be your ideal backdrop.
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Ma Maison

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This French stunner is definitely one of the most beautiful wedding venues you’ll find in Austin’s wine country. That’s right – vineyards abound around Ma Maison. With lots of oak trees, gardens, and a beautiful lake, the grounds here are as gorgeous as the antique French gazebo.
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The Plant at Kyle

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Easily one of the most modern wedding venues in Austin, The Plant at Kyle is way ahead of its 1989 timestamp. The architecture here is cool and industrial, while the grounds are exactly as gorgeous and green as you’d expect in Texas Hill Country.​
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South Congress Hotel

Situated right on South Congress, in the heart of one of ATX’s best neighborhoods, this hotel packs more style into one city block than even Kanye could possibly dream up. With indoor and outdoor options for weddings, there’s a little something for every couple at this awesome boutique hotel in Austin.
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Hotel San Jose

This charming bungalow style hotel in the heart of the South Congress neighborhood is what Austin is all about. Equal parts modern and low-key, Hotel San Jose perfectly combines indoors and out to create spaces that are romantic and beautiful for a small wedding of sixty or so guests. One of the first on the scene, Hotel San Jose has been one of Austin’s top boutique hotels since the nineties.
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The Driskill

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​One of Austin’s most famous hotels, The Driskill is known for its impeccable service level and beautiful indoor gathering spaces. Located in the heart of downtown, it doesn’t get more timeless than this old Texas marbled jewel.
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