Top Wedding Venues in Austin

By Laura Hoot

Beautiful Austin, Texas, offers a range of great wedding locations. From a park in the heart of the city to a lakefront sunset, the top wedding venues in Austin have something to please every bride on her big day. 

Top Outdoor Wedding Venues in Austin

Austin’s weather makes for lovely outdoor weddings, and there are plenty of great places to get married beneath the open sky. In the heart of Austin, you’ll find the beautiful 21-acre Mayfield Park and Preserve , offering a stunning, natural backdrop for a wedding. A nearby vacation rental makes a great home base for a wedding, as well as providing comfortable lodging.

Zilker Park is also home to a few scenic wedding spots, like the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Downtown Austin vacation rentals are close to the park and make a great home base for your wedding party or guests.

Lake Travis is one of the top wedding venues in Austin, and there is no better way to enjoy your special day than in the privacy of a lakefront vacation rental. A number of estates right on the lake offer gorgeous grounds for a waterfront ceremony while also providing the perfect place for the bride and groom to prepare for the wedding. These rentals can provide the lodging for the wedding couple, as well as the entire bridal party. A rental on the east shore will provide a stunning sunset view.

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Warm, Cozy, and Luxurious

  • This gorgeous, 7-bedroom home overlooks the Colorado River, has a fully-loaded kitchen, wet bar, pool table, hot tub, pool, boat dock, and more. $1,500 a night.

Church and Chapel Weddings in Austin

For brides who want a traditional religious setting, Austin is home to several lovely and historic churches. Built in the late 1800s and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Austin, the Cathedral of St. Mary provides a magnificent and reverent ceremony location right downtown. Staying in nearby condos will provide easy access to the cathedral, as well as downtown’s many attractions and nightlife.

Dating to 1854, St John’s Episcopal Church is one of Austin’s oldest churches and a beautiful, historic building. This church is also downtown and surrounded by convenient vacation rentals that can provide private lodging for the new couple.

For those who want an open air and non-denominational chapel wedding, look to the intimate Chapel Dulcinea . Their fabulous view is free – as is the use of the location – making it is one of the top wedding venues in Austin.

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Dramatic Lakefront Mansion

  • This 7-bedroom estate has 360-degree views of Lake Austin. But that's hardly all. It also has a game room, 3 state-of-the-art kitchens, a wine room, a mini movie theater, waterfalls and fountains, 2 pools, many lounging and eating areas, and more.

Vacation Rentals as Austin Wedding Venues

Many of Austin’s beautiful homes can be rented as both wedding venues and lodging for an unforgettable and unique wedding day. Austin offers stately mansions with beautiful grounds located minutes from downtown, as well as country estates out on the lakes and rivers surrounding the town and in the beautiful Hill Country.

For easy access to the heart of Austin, look to magnificent homes in Travis Heights , which range greatly in price depending on the time of year. In the winter months, you could pay as little as $200 per night for an amazing home in which to hold your wedding.

Just outside of the city, you will find gorgeous Lake Travis and the Hill Country , where luxurious homes with sweeping views (even from the inside) make a dramatic backdrop to your wedding. The best in luxury can be found in grand estates on private Lake Travis islands, where the bride can truly feel like a princess.

It’s important to verify that the owners allow large events, such as weddings and receptions, in the vacation rental. Also inquire whether the vacation rental will be able to handle the number of guests you are expecting, though fortunately Austin has vacation homes that can host nearly any size wedding.

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Rustic Beauty

  • This 5-bedroom charmer boasts beautiful, sprawling gardens, a pool, top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, a "Romeo and Juliet"-style balcony, an outdoor fireplace, and even kayaks!


Luxury Vacation Homes in the Austin Area

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