Last January, I visited the Allan House in downtown Austin for an “after dark” open house that showcased their enclosed patio for winter weddings. I took some photos of the set up and hope that helps other couples researching Allan House photos.
Normally if this were a wedding I would be shooting, I would bring some external lighting like video lights or flash to make sure the photos looked the best, but since I was just rollin’ with my camera, all natural light would have to do. This venue is right in the heart of downtown, perfect for intimate brunch elopements or amazing nighttime ceremonies like this. Loved all the candles and the pink uplighting!
Allan House interior front room:
Allan House Courtyard:
This is the main ceremony site and the clear tent is part of the package deal when you book a winter wedding at the Allan House. I think it’s a lovely way to still have your wedding outside without subjecting your guests to the weather!
Illios Lighting provided the twinkle light strands as well as the beautiful chandeliers. If you’re having a night/after dark wedding you need to bring in a lighting design company like Illios to make the place bright, but still warm and romantic.Floral details from my good friends at Stems! Allan House Veranda
The Allan House Veranda is also a good idea if you’re having an intimate wedding with a guest count of 50 or less.
Just because you have a small guest count, doesn’t mean you have to go to Chapel Dulcinea, or the Zilker Botanical Gardens. A full service wedding venue like the Allan House can really make an impression.
This venue is just (one of many) on my Austin Wedding Photography Venue Wishlist (AWPVW is not a good acronym but you get it.)
So if you’re having a winter wedding at the Allan House, email me for a special off-season price!