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Austin Wedding Venues

A short list of the best venues to choose in the Austin/Central Texas area.

If you’re still looking for the perfect Austin Wedding Venue, or are curious what a photographer’s perspective on what the best venues are, take a look at my list. 

This is simply an in-progress list of my favorite venues that I have shot at before, or ones that I recommend. I’ll try to see this updated as new venues keep coming up each year.

These venues are great “all-in-one” venues with getting ready, ceremony & reception held all on the same grounds. Many brides opt for a transportation service to bring their guests out here simply for safety and convenience.


Historic house wedding venues in Austin

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The Barr Mansion is my favorite venue in Central Austin. Old wood floors, enormous wrap around porches and alllll the greenery you could want at a historic mansion.

If you want to stay in the city, Austin has you covered with intimate old mansions, tiny homes and quaint chapels.

In these venues, brides should expect to end the night before midnight, smaller capacities and preferred vendor lists for things like catering, DJs and transportation.

The Barr Mansion is the best old house venue in Austin. There are no bad places to take a photograph, and I love the way the light falls in the gardens.

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Just LOOK at this dreamy soft, light and the beautiful greenery at this spring Barr Mansion wedding.

Mercury Hall is a teeny tiny little white house hidden amongst the huge trees of south Austin. This Austin wedding venue is a favorite for it’s white shiplap walls and lush green space.

You can get creative with this Austin wedding venue and use the space however you want. Most Austin brides opt to have the ceremony outside, and use the inside of the house for dinner/cocktails/reception dancing.

However, if the weather is nice, you might consider shaking it up and having your whole event outside under the trees and string lights.

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Major hotels

Hotel ballrooms are traditional choices for indoor wedding receptions. Many of the larger hotels will have room for 300+ which makes it great for bigger weddings and multicultural events.

The photo options are slightly limited here, as you’ll be sharing space with hotel guests milling about. The upside to staying at the same venue as your wedding: room service brings your hangover cure the next morning.

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Hyatt Regency – Website

Omni Barton Creek – Website

Driskill Hotel – Website

Hotel Van Zandt (sleek, modern with swanky vibes) – Website, Wedding Rates

JW Marriott