Searching for the best wedding venues in Austin TX, to host your reception? Look no further! From enchanting barns to picturesque groves, we’ve curated a list of the finest venues to make your special day unforgettable.

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Breathtaking Austin TX Wedding Venues with Upfront Pricing

In the vibrant city of Austin, Texas, finding the perfect reception space is key to creating a wedding that reflects your unique style and captures the essence of this lively city. Our handpicked selection showcases the most exquisite venues, each renowned for its exceptional service, stunning surroundings, and attention to detail.

Let us guide you through the crème de la crème of wedding venues in Austin, where rustic charm and natural beauty come together to set the stage for an extraordinary celebration. Discover the enchanting features and exceptional amenities that will transform your vision into a reality, ensuring a wedding day filled with cherished memories.

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1. Paniolo Ranch & Lodge

  • Address1510 Ranch Rd 473, Boerne, TX 78006
  • Phone(833) 752-8752
  • Affordable, all-inclusive packages
  • Overnight lodging and onsite spa
  • BYOB
  • Breathtaking Texas Hill Country views and tranquil scenery
  • Indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, including a ceremony pavilion, ballroom, and patio
  • An experienced team dedicated to ensuring every detail of your wedding is exactly as you envision it
  • Perfect for intimate ceremonies or grand celebrations

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Gorgeous Hill Country Vistas

Welcome to Paniolo Ranch, one of the top wedding venues near Austin TX, where you can have a stunning destination wedding experience in the Texas Hill Country, minus the high costs and travel time. Our venue boasts breathtaking scenery and 100 acres of pristine land, creating the perfect rustic backdrop that will transport you and your guests into vacation mode. At Paniolo Ranch, we offer more than just a wedding venue; we provide the epitome of ranch-style weddings in the Texas Hill Country area.

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Introducing our All-Inclusive Wedding Packages in the Texas Hill Country

Choose from our two exquisite all-inclusive wedding packages designed to make your special day truly unforgettable. Whether you opt for the “Eat, Sleep, and Be Married” package, a two-day overnight experience for intimate gatherings, or the “Bells and Banquets” package, a one-day celebration accommodating up to 120 guests with the option to add lodging, we have you covered. Read on to discover the details and inclusions of each package.

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Eat, Sleep, and Be Married

Ideal for couples expecting up to 34 guests, this unique two-day overnight experience at Paniolo Ranch guarantees an unforgettable celebration. Your loved ones will check into our charming B&B accommodations, offering a total capacity of up to 26 guests. Enjoy an evening of relaxation and celebration with your closest family and friends. On the wedding day, start with a continental breakfast before indulging in spa treatments, leisurely walks on our expansive property, and getting ready for the main event. The ceremony, cocktail hour, photos, dinner, and reception will follow, ensuring a seamless and joyous celebration. After a night of festivities, guests can conveniently retire to their rooms just a short walk away. Finally, the Paniolo Resort will host a family brunch, buffet-style, at the Main House to honor the newly married couple.

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  • Accommodation in all five B&B rooms, accommodating up to 26 guests
  • Wedding ceremony in the garden venue
  • Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonnière
  • Seated, multi-course dinner for 26 guests
  • Outdoor seating for over 34 guests
  • Wedding cake
  • Tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, flatware, and floral centerpieces
  • Continental breakfast in guest rooms on the first morning
  • Buffet-style breakfast on the departure morning
  • Officiant
  • Bartender and waitstaff

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Please Note:

  • The package does not include a photographer or DJ
  • Start and end times vary depending on the season

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Bells and Banquets

Designed for couples seeking an intimate wedding celebration with 70 close family and friends, this all-inclusive package takes care of every detail to ensure a stress-free experience. Simply show up on your wedding day and cherish the magical moments. The package includes a thoughtfully curated menu featuring appetizers, a tossed garden salad, multiple meat options, side dishes, rolls, and a tea drink station. It also covers beautiful wedding cakes for both the bride and groom. With no surprises to your budget, this package offers peace of mind. Please note that a photographer and DJ are not included.

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  • Outdoor ceremony site
  • Indoor reception hall
  • Buffet dinner
  • Wedding cakes for the bride and groom
  • Floral arrangements for guest tables, buffet, gift, and sign-in areas
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonnière
  • Dressing rooms for the bride and groom
  • Day-of-coordinator to assist with event details
  • Chiavari chairs and guest tables
  • Cake and bridal table setup
  • Set-up and clean-up services
  • All linens and dinnerware
  • Theatrical and event lighting
  • Officiant
  • Bartenders
  • Security

Please Note:

  • The package accommodates up to 70 guests

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Experience the beauty and convenience of our all-inclusive wedding packages in the Texas Hill Country. Contact us today to schedule a tour and start planning your dream wedding at Paniolo Ranch.

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2. The Arlo

Located at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, nestled between Austin’s city center and Dripping Springs, The Arlo offers elegantly designed spaces that exude a refreshing modernity while maintaining timeless appeal.

Purpose-built with meticulous attention to detail, The Arlo’s 15,000-square-foot events venue embodies luxury, beauty, and functionality. Its open and bright floor plans provide versatile settings for a wide range of gatherings, seamlessly blending an upscale metropolitan aesthetic with the panoramic backdrop of the hill country.

The Ballroom

The venue features a 4,600-square-foot event space surrounded by stunning views, providing an ideal canvas for designing memorable events. The neutral color palette, oversized iron and glass windows, and a 22-foot coffered ceiling add a touch of modern glamour, elevating the atmosphere to new heights.

Storie Hall

Forever begins in the gorgeously illuminated room, where warm light floods the 1800-square-foot space. With four impressive Northern Pine trusses and an 18-foot window, Storie Hall effortlessly blends luxury with a simple and sophisticated ambiance, offering the perfect setting to share important stories.

The Lounge

The opulently adorned space takes lightness and airiness to the next level. Spanning 1600 square feet, The Lounge accommodates intimate groups or large bridal parties. It features an oversized beauty bar, a variety of soft seating options, a cozy gas fireplace, a full private bathroom, private dressing areas, and an incredible first-look photo opportunity.

The Courtyard

Serving as the heart of the design plan, The Courtyard is a versatile space capable of fulfilling various roles. The 1500-square foot evergreen lawn, surrounded by six gorgeous patio trees and complemented by modern yet approachable architecture, provides an idyllic setting for grand entrances, intimate wedding ceremonies, or creating an epic outdoor lounge ambiance.

The Lawn

The Arlo Lawn offers 2,600 square feet of lush evergreen space, perfect for those seeking an extraordinary outdoor event. It features a customizable outdoor fireplace that allows guests to express their impeccable style. Surrounded by beautiful old-growth oaks and boasting breathtaking western views, The Arlo Lawn provides a picture-perfect setting for any event.

The Cottage

Tucked from the main house, The Cottage offers a versatile space for grooms, wedding parties, or out-of-town guests. The newly renovated 1500-square-foot area combines traditional comfort with a modern twist, providing a charming kitchen, two full baths, and a spacious lounge area.

The Arlo can accommodate a maximum of 450 people for an event. What sets The Arlo apart from other Austin wedding venues are the meticulous details offered. In addition to the curated and crafted Austin wedding venue, The Arlo ensures that everything needed for a special day is provided without any worries. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rentals include exclusive use of every event space on the property, twelve hours of event time, various tables and chairs, an on-site prep kitchen, and one hour of additional rehearsal time.

Guests are invited to experience the extraordinary at The Arlo and transform their dream event into a reality. They can contact The Arlo today to begin planning an unforgettable occasion.

3. Woodbine Mansion

Introducing Woodbine Mansion

Woodbine Mansion, a historic venue built in 1895, provides an authentic and timeless setting for special events. The meticulously manicured property features towering magnolias, private gardens, and two spacious courtyards, offering enchanting outdoor spaces for entertaining. While undergoing renovations to accommodate large events, great care was taken to preserve the building’s history and Neoclassical character, including the original chandeliers and ornate details.

Conveniently nestled in downtown Round Rock, just minutes from Austin, Woodbine Mansion captures the charm of the past while offering modern amenities and a prime location.

Venue Use Fees

The venue use fees range from $5,500 to $10,500, depending on the time of year and day of the week. For a Saturday evening during peak season, the fee is $10,500. The fee includes various amenities and services:

  • Tables and chairs for 250 guests
  • Seven private changing rooms
  • Vendor green rooms
  • Onsite parking with handicapped accessibility
  • Winter pricing includes a clear lawn tent
  • Exclusive use of the space for 13 hours

Food + Beverage

The following estimates are based on average proposals obtained from local caterers on the venue’s preferred list:

Buffet Meal

  • 100 guests: $8,300
  • 150 guests: $11,200
  • 200 guests: $14,600
  • 250 guests: $17,600

The buffet meal includes three passed appetizers, two proteins, a salad and side dish, bread on the table, and a drink station with coffee, tea, and water. It also includes cake cutting service.

Select Full Bar

  • 100 guests: $1,500
  • 150 guests: $2,300
  • 200 guests: $3,000
  • 250 guests: $3,700

The select full bar option provides five hours of bar service, mixers and ice for a BYOB bar, and options to enhance the service with table-side wine, a champagne toast, or top-shelf liquors.

Additional Rentals

The venue provides tables and chairs for up to 250 guests. The following estimates are based on proposals from a mid-priced rental store:

  • 100 guests: $1,300
  • 150 guests: $2,000
  • 200 guests: $3,200
  • 250 guests: $4,300

The additional rentals include chairs and tables beyond those provided, standard linens for 60″ tables (if applicable), standard napkins for dinner service, basic china, silverware, and glassware, as well as setup, takedown, labor, and fees.


Woodbine Mansion can accommodate the following:

  • 500 guests for a cocktail-style event
  • 400 guests for a dinner with a DJ
  • 350 guests for a dinner with a band


For outdoor weddings with fewer than 85 guests, tenting is not necessary. However, for summer, spring, and fall weddings, the following tenting estimates are provided (based on a classic white top frame tent):

  • Minimal (small wedding with a DJ): $3,450
  • Average (medium-sized wedding): $7,500
  • Max (large wedding with a band): $7,500

Heating + Cooling

Renting mushroom propane heaters or port-a-coolers is common to regulate the temperature in outdoor spaces. The estimated cost is $150 per port-a-cooler or propane mushroom heater.

Sound + Lighting

Adding string lights to the lawn is a popular choice. The average lighting and sound budget is $1,300, and the winter tent comes with installed lighting.


Additional power is not needed at the venue, as it includes 240 amps on the east lawn, providing ample power for lighting and a band. If a stage and dance floor are required, the estimated cost is $2,300.

Restroom Facilities

Woodbine Mansion offers more than enough restrooms for any size event. The mansion itself has five individual restrooms, and there is an additional restroom facility with ten stalls.


Woodbine Mansion is conveniently located near popular hotels and restaurants in Round Rock and Downtown Austin. The nearby Ruby Hotel & Bar is highly recommended for accommodations.


While it is not common to bus guests, Roadrunner Charters is a recommended option for bussing guests from Austin if desired. The estimated costs range from $2,400 for 100 guests to $6,000 for 250.


Offering valet service is an elegant option but not required. The circle drive at the front of Woodbine Mansion works well for valet service. The estimated costs range from $900 for 100 guests (25 cars) to $2,700 for 250 guests (100 cars).


The venue provides unlimited parking on the property, including street parking. There are 100 parking spaces along the mansion and a free 5-story garage one block away.

Woodbine Mansion’s rich history and elegant atmosphere in Round Rock, Texas, is the perfect venue for hosting beautiful and memorable events. The Levin family, who purchased the mansion in 2018, including Robert, Olga, and their daughter Becky Levin Navarro, are dedicated to preserving the mansion’s legacy and creating exceptional experiences for guests. With Becky’s extensive experience in event planning, they look forward to helping you create cherished memories with your loved ones at Woodbine Mansion.

4. Brodie Homestead

Introducing Brodie Homestead

Nestled 10 minutes from downtown Austin, Brodie Homestead is a captivating historic barn wedding venue that effortlessly combines rustic charm with timeless elegance. Step into a world of enchantment as you enter this beautifully renovated space, where repurposed woodworking and craftsmanship adorn every corner. Originally built in the 1940s, the venue has been lovingly transformed into a masterpiece, featuring a soaring 38-foot high wooden ceiling adorned with six dazzling crystal chandeliers. With its open floor plan and a touch of old-world romance, Brodie Homestead provides an extraordinary setting for couples to create a truly unforgettable wedding celebration.


At Brodie Homestead, your dream wedding becomes a reality, with venue use fees ranging from $2,500 to $7,000, depending on the date and time of your event. For peak season Saturday bookings, the rate is $7,000. Immerse yourself in the magic of the space with exclusive use for 10 hours, two private changing rooms, tables, and chairs to accommodate up to 200 guests, two hours for a photo session, and one hour for a ceremony rehearsal. It’s a complete package designed to make your special day extraordinary.

Food + Beverage

Indulge in culinary delights with Brodie Homestead’s carefully crafted food and beverage packages. The buffet meal options are sure to delight your guests:

  • 100 guests: $8,300
  • 150 guests: $11,200
  • 200 guests: $14,600
  • 250 guests: $17,600

These packages include three delectable passed appetizers, two mouthwatering protein choices, a fresh salad, flavorful side dishes, bread on the table, a drink station offering coffee, tea, and water, as well as a professional cake-cutting service. Raise a toast to love with the select full bar package, available at the following prices:

  • 100 guests: $1,500
  • 150 guests: $2,300
  • 200 guests: $3,000
  • 250 guests: $3,700

This package includes five hours of bar service, mixers, and ice for a BYOB bar, and the option to elevate your experience with tableside wine service, a champagne toast, or top-shelf liquors.

Additional Rentals

Brodie Homestead provides tables and chairs for up to 200 guests, ensuring comfort and convenience. However, if you desire additional rentals to enhance your wedding atmosphere further, estimates from a trusted mid-priced rental store are as follows:

  • 100 guests: $1,665
  • 150 guests: $2,210
  • 200 guests: $2,750
  • 250 guests: $3,300

These estimates encompass standard linens for dining tables, elegant napkins, basic china, silverware, glassware, and professional setup and takedown services, allowing you to focus on creating cherished memories.

Capacity and Outdoor Considerations

With its spacious indoor event space, Brodie Homestead can accommodate up to 250 guests for a delightful cocktail-style gathering, 200 guests for a seated dinner accompanied by a DJ, or 180 guests for a dinner reception featuring live music. No outdoor tenting is required, ensuring you and your guests can revel in the rustic elegance of the venue’s interior.

Heating, Cooling, Sound, and Lighting

Embrace comfort in every season with Brodie Homestead’s full heating and air conditioning throughout the event space. The venue provides a comprehensive sound system for your ceremony and minimal uplighting indoors, beautifully complementing the stunning crystal chandeliers that add a touch of grandeur to your celebration.

Utilities, Stage, Restroom Facilities, Travel, Valet, and Parking

Brodie Homestead eliminates the need for an additional power supply, ensuring your event runs smoothly. The existing hardwood floor is perfect for dancing, while the option for a third-party stage is available at an estimated cost of $1,200. Ample restroom facilities are provided for up to 250 guests, guaranteeing the comfort of your loved ones throughout the evening.

When it comes to travel, bussing is not a common choice for guests attending Brodie Homestead. Most opt for ride-sharing or driving to the venue. While valet service is not mandatory, it adds an elegant touch to your wedding experience. You can choose from the following valet pricing options:

  • $900 for 100 Guests (25 cars)
  • $1,600 for 150 Guests (50 cars)
  • $2,100 for 200 Guests (75 cars)
  • $2,700 for 250 Guests (100 cars)

Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Brodie Homestead, where rustic allure meets timeless elegance. Create cherished memories as you celebrate your love story in this captivating historic barn venue, nestled just minutes away from the vibrant heart of Austin.

5. Villa Antonia

  • Address19039 Adrian Way, Jonestown, TX 78645
  • Phone(512) 689-2157
  • What we love: Timeless venue with a gorgeous terrace and vistas

Where Romance Meets the Texas Hill Country

Discover a sanctuary of unparalleled beauty and enchantment at Villa Antonia, an exquisite haven nestled amidst the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Prepare to be captivated by sweeping vistas and transported to a world of old-world allure, making your special occasion truly remarkable. With its idyllic Lakeview Terrace for ceremonies and a magnificent chapel adorned with iron chandeliers and drenched in natural light, this Mediterranean escape, conveniently located northwest of Austin, offers a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor elegance. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey as the authenticity of Villa Antonia’s design sets the stage for extraordinary events that leave an indelible impression on all who attend.

Unlocking the Elegance

Experience the pinnacle of exclusivity with Villa Antonia’s versatile venue use fees tailored to your preferred day of celebration. Each momentous occasion is thoughtfully accommodated:

  • Saturday Rate: $10,500
  • Friday and Sunday Weddings: $7,500
  • Weekday Weddings: $5,500

Immerse yourself in opulence with their comprehensive fee package, ensuring an unparalleled experience for you and your esteemed guests:

  • Indulge in the allure of the private bridal suite, granting early access and pampering you with utmost luxury.
  • Revel in the comfort of a private groom’s suite, specially prepared with early access to facilitate an extraordinary start to your day.
  • Savor 12 hours of rental time, including 10 hours on your momentous wedding day, ensuring ample time for cherished memories.
  • Seamlessly orchestrate your event with access to a wedding rehearsal, guaranteeing a flawless execution.

Culinary Delights Crafted for Indulgence: A Gastronomic Journey Beyond Compare

Immerse your taste buds in a symphony of flavors as Villa Antonia presents an exceptional culinary experience. Based on an average of three caterer proposals from our esteemed preferred list, our offerings promise to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Bar pricing, estimated by Spec’s Wine, Spirits, and Foods, adds a touch of sophistication to your celebration:

Indulge in a sumptuous buffet meal tailored to your guest count, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience:

  • 100 guests: $8,300
  • 150 guests: $11,200
  • 200 guests: $4,600

Elevate your dining experience with exquisite attention to detail, ensuring an extraordinary culinary journey for you and your guests:

  • Delight in three delectable passed appetizers, tantalizing your senses from the first bite.
  • Relish a delectable selection of two proteins, complemented by a fresh salad and savory side dishes.
  • Enjoy the convenience of bread presented on the table, enhancing your dining pleasure.
  • Stay refreshed with a thoughtfully curated drink station offering an array of coffee, tea, and water.
  • Elevate your special day with professional cake-cutting service, ensuring a flawless presentation of your confectionery masterpiece.

Quench your guests’ thirst with a meticulously curated selection of beverages complementing the culinary experience:

  • 100 guests: $1,500
  • 150 guests: $2,300
  • 200 guests: $3,000

Indulge in an alluring array of libations meticulously tailored to elevate your celebration:

  • Enjoy an expansive five-hour bar service, ensuring a continuous flow of refreshments throughout your event.
  • Delight in an assortment of mixers and ice for your BYOB bar, enhancing the versatility of beverage options.
  • Elevate your experience with optional table-side wine service, offering an extra touch of sophistication.
  • Toast to eternal happiness with a champagne toast, adding a touch of effervescence to your special moments.
  • Delight in top-shelf liquors, crafting an extraordinary bar experience for your esteemed guests.

Tailored Enhancements for Your Vision

Enhance the ambiance of your celebration with Villa Antonia’s additional rental options, allowing you to create a truly personalized atmosphere:

  • 100 guests: $1,332
  • 150 guests: $1,932
  • 200 guests: $2,700

Experience the epitome of elegance with a carefully curated rental package, ensuring a seamless fusion of style and functionality:

  • Revel in the elegance of standard napkins, perfectly complementing your table settings.
  • Dine in style with basic china, silverware, and glassware, exuding sophistication and refinement.
  • Enjoy the convenience of setup, takedown, labor, and fees, allowing you to focus on creating cherished memories.
  • Accommodate additional guests with ease, with extra chairs provided based on your guest count.

Unveiling a World of Possibilities

Villa Antonia’s flexible capacity options offer the perfect canvas for crafting unforgettable moments, ensuring a seamless flow between ceremony and reception:

  • Cocktail Style: 300 Guests
  • Seated with DJ: 200 Guests
  • Seated with a Band: 200 Guests

While the venue recommends guest counts of 200 or less for events encompassing both the ceremony and reception, the property can accommodate up to 300 guests when dinner is served cocktail-style. Delight in the following iconic spaces for your event:

  • Chapel Ceremony: Perfectly accommodating 200 seated guests, creating an atmosphere of divine elegance.
  • Villa Dining Room: Seating 200 guests, providing a lavish setting for an unforgettable culinary journey.
  • Gazebo Ceremony: Ideal for intimate celebrations, accommodating 50 seated guests amidst a serene outdoor backdrop.
  • Lakeview Terrace: Enchant your guests with an outdoor ceremony amidst sweeping views, seating up to 170 guests, with additional rows available in the courtyard for up to 200 attendees.

Exquisite Comfort: Elevating Your Outdoor Experience

Immerse yourself in a realm of unparalleled comfort as Villa Antonia ensures your utmost enjoyment, both indoors and outdoors:

Heating + Cooling

Embrace the changing seasons with grace as you rent outdoor heaters and cooling fans, allowing you and your guests to luxuriate in the natural surroundings. All indoor spaces feature centralized heating and air conditioning, ensuring year-round comfort.

Sound + Lighting

Be enveloped by the enchanting ambiance of Villa Antonia’s meticulously designed lighting, enhancing every moment of your celebration. The property’s existing lighting, including festoon lights elegantly draped in the courtyard, creates a captivating atmosphere. Collaborate with your chosen DJ or band to curate a soundscape that perfectly complements the magic of the occasion, complete with ceremony sound, dance floor lighting, and optional uplighting (estimated cost: $750).

Supporting Every Aspect of Your Celebration

Villa Antonia’s commitment to excellence extends to the seamless execution of every element of your event, ensuring an experience that surpasses expectations:

Additional Power

With ample power provisions in place, additional power is rarely needed at our venue. An ample supply is available to cater to your band, DJ, and any additional lighting requirements.

Stage + Dance Floor

Elevate your entertainment experience with a third-party stage for a live band, with an average cost of $1,200. Alternatively, embrace the existing flooring within the venue for an enchanting dance floor experience.

Restroom Facilities

Experience the epitome of convenience and comfort with Villa Antonia’s thoughtfully designed restroom facilities. The Bridal Suite and Groom’s Suite boast private restrooms upstairs, ensuring privacy and exclusivity. Ample restrooms, including an ADA-compliant single restroom with a changing table, are conveniently accessible to your cherished guests on the ground floor.

Villa Antonia prioritizes your convenience and comfort, offering practical transportation solutions for you and your guests.


To ensure a seamless experience, the venue highly recommends providing shuttle transportation or encouraging ride-share services. Take advantage of the venue’s all-inclusive bussing options:

  • 100 Guests: $2,400
  • 150 Guests: $3,600
  • 200 Guests: $4,800
  • 250 Guests: $6,000


For guest counts exceeding 125, additional parking attendants are available at a cost of $300. Guest counts surpassing 220 can benefit from the presence of extra parking attendants, priced at $600.


Villa Antonia provides ample parking spaces for up to 100 vehicles. To enhance convenience, we encourage ride-share services and bussing arrangements with nearby hotels that offer large guest room blocks.

Where Timeless Elegance Meets Unparalleled Experiences

Embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary and immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of Villa Antonia. With its breathtaking vistas, versatile spaces, and meticulous attention to detail, this hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country invites you to create cherished memories that will be etched in your hearts forever.

6. Cactus Moon Inn

Where Art, Nature, and Modernity Unite for Your Intimate Celebration

We are SWOONING over Cactus Moon, a captivating oasis crafted for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and private gatherings for up to 100 guests. Immerse yourself in a world of travel, art, and natural beauty, where a modern space awaits to reflect your unique style.

An Enchanted Escape: Unveiling the Property

Nestled within 26 acres of natural splendor, Cactus Moon Lodge boasts multiple unique casitas and terraces, creating an enchanting setting for your intimate celebration. To ensure an exclusive experience, the venue limits the number of events hosted each year, making timely reservations highly encouraged.

  • Venue Use Fees: $19,000

Embrace the tranquility of Cactus Moon Lodge with a comprehensive package that includes:

  • Two nights of lodging for up to 18 guests, fully immersing you and your loved ones in the magical surroundings.
  • A special event for up to 100 guests, ensuring an intimate atmosphere for your cherished celebration.
  • Additional nights may be available for add-on, subject to availability.
  • You have the option to include a second event, such as a rehearsal dinner or brunch, for an additional fee, with certain restrictions.

Property Buy Out: Embracing Exclusivity

When you book a special event for up to 100 guests, you enjoy a complete “buy out” of the lodge, granting exclusive access to the following areas for your event:

  • Main lodge
  • Pool areas
  • Star gazing decks
  • Courtyard
  • All casitas
  • 20+ acres of breathtaking landscape

Included Rentals: Elevating Your Decor

To ensure a seamless and stylish celebration, Cactus Moon Lodge provides a range of rentals as part of your package, including:

  • Black cafe chairs exude contemporary elegance.
  • Wooden tables add a touch of natural charm.
  • Candles and succulent centerpieces set a romantic ambiance.
  • Surround sound and cafe lights enhance the overall atmosphere.

Immerse Yourself in Culinary Delights: A Feast for the Senses

Indulge in a delectable culinary experience curated by caterers from the venue’s preferred list. The following pricing includes all fees and taxes (no surprises!):

Buffet Meal

  • 50 guests: $6,000
  • 75 guests: $8,000
  • 100 guests: $9,000

This exquisite buffet meal includes:

  • Three-passed appetizers tantalize your guests’ taste buds from the start.
  • Two proteins, accompanied by a delightful salad and side dishes.
  • Bread on the table, providing a comforting addition to your feast.
  • A drink station offering coffee, tea, and water, ensuring refreshment throughout.
  • Cake-cutting service, making your sweetest moments even more memorable and save you from a cake-cutting disaster ;)

Full Bar Cost

  • 50 guests: $1,800
  • 75 guests: $2,700
  • 100 guests: $3,610

Raise a Glass to Celebration: Unparalleled Beverage Service

Enjoy a comprehensive full bar service featuring:

  • Five hours of professional bar service, ensuring your guests’ thirst is quenched throughout the festivities.
  • Mixers and ice for a BYOB bar, allowing you to personalize your beverage offerings.
  • The option to enhance your celebration with a champagne toast, adding a touch of effervescence.
  • Indulge in top-shelf liquors, taking your bar experience to new heights.

Additional Rentals: Crafting a Flawless Setting

Elevate the aesthetics of your event with additional rentals, carefully chosen to complement your vision:

  • 50 guests: $1,200
  • 75 guests: $1,400
  • 100 guests: $1,700

This estimate includes the following:

  • Standard napkins, service tables, and cocktail tables, ensuring seamless service.
  • Basic china, silverware, and glassware, adding elegance to your tabletops.
  • Setup, takedown, and labor fees allow you to focus on creating unforgettable moments.

An Intimate Space for Unforgettable Moments

Cactus Moon Lodge is best suited for events with a maximum of 100 guests, providing an intimate atmosphere for your celebration.

Embrace Nature’s Splendor: Outdoor Bliss

While basking in the natural surroundings, consider renting outdoor heaters and cooling fans should you desire additional comfort in outdoor areas. All indoor spaces are equipped with full centralized heating and air conditioning to ensure a pleasant ambiance throughout your event.

Let Nature Illuminate Your Celebration: Lighting and Sound

Take advantage of the existing property lighting, including festoon lights draped in the courtyard, to create an enchanting atmosphere. The estimate of $750 includes working with a DJ or band to provide exceptional ceremony sound. Additionally, the property offers surround sound to enhance the overall musical experience.

Utilities at Your Service

At Cactus Moon Lodge, you can enjoy ample power for your event’s needs, eliminating the necessity for extra power provisions. Whether you choose to have a live band, DJ, or additional lighting, our facilities are well-equipped to accommodate your requirements.

Stage + Dance Floor

Should you desire a dedicated stage for a live band, the average price for bringing in a third-party stage is $1,200. Most couples find the existing flooring suitable for their dance floor needs, allowing for a seamless transition from dinner to dancing.

Restroom Facilities

All casitas at Cactus Moon Lodge are equipped with private restrooms for your convenience and privacy. In addition, event restrooms are conveniently located off the main breezeway, ensuring easy access for guests not staying on-site.

Parking and Transportation: Streamlined Arrival

Cactus Moon Lodge provides on-property parking space for up to 60 cars, ensuring easy access for your guests. If you prefer to offer transportation, consider the following estimates for bussing:

  • $1,400 for 50 Guests
  • $2,400 for 75 Guests
  • $2,400 for 100 Guests

Valet service is not typically provided at this venue, but ample on-property parking minimizes inconvenience.

Indulge in the Beauty of Cactus Moon Lodge: A Haven for Intimate Celebrations

Discover the hidden gem that is Cactus Moon Lodge, where nature’s artistry meets modern elegance. Unveil the beauty of this 26-acre haven, enveloped in serenity and designed to embrace your unique style. With a limited number of events hosted each year, secure your reservation swiftly to embark on an unforgettable journey of love and celebration.

7. Camp Lucy

  • Address: 3509 Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  • Phone: (512) 894-4400

Camp Lucy, a Texas Wine Country resort nestled in the scenic hills of Dripping Springs, offers a dreamy destination for couples envisioning a romantic wedding. With its expansive 282-acre property, Camp Lucy seamlessly combines heritage buildings, luxurious accommodations, and breathtaking sunsets. The resort is renowned for its four distinct and elegant Hill Country venues, each showcasing unique features while upholding the impeccable design and service that define Camp Lucy. Whether you choose Ian’s Chapel, Sacred Oaks, The Vineyard, or Stedman Hall, you and your guests will enjoy exquisite cuisine, comprehensive rental options, and access to a range of resort amenities.

Venue Use Fees and Services

Camp Lucy’s venue use fees range from $2,250 to $13,500, depending on the venue, day of the week, and season. Additionally, the resort operates on a minimum spend concept, where the venue fee is met with subtotals of food, beverage, and rentals. With an expert Account Manager at your side, you can curate custom menus and create a personalized, on-site experience. The venue includes a 2-hour engagement or bridal photography session, vendor green rooms, ample parking, and hospitality suites on the event day. You’ll have a 10-hour time block at your chosen venue, complete with signature dining tables, reception chairs, and outdoor ceremony chairs. The venue will handle your event’s setup and tear down, providing signature linens and napkins in your choice of Ivory, Beige, or Navy, along with elegant white French Knot dinner and dessert plates, silver flatware, and crystal glassware.

Food, Beverage, and Additional Rentals

Camp Lucy offers buffet meal packages starting at $85 per guest, with estimates adjusted to include passed appetizers for cocktail hour, a signature bar package, and all taxes and fees. The buffet includes three passed appetizers, two entrees, two salads, artisan bread and butter, and a drink station with tea and water. Cake cutting service is also provided. The signature bar package covers five hours of bar service, including service fees and taxes, with options to enhance the package with table-side wine service, a champagne toast, or top-shelf liquors.

All necessary tables and chairs, along with signature linens and napkins, are included in the venue fee. The package also encompasses white French Knot dinner and dessert plates, silver flatware, and crystal glassware.

Capacity and Outdoor Considerations

Camp Lucy’s venues cater to various guest capacities, with Ian’s Chapel accommodating up to 300 guests, Sacred Oaks hosting up to 350 guests, The Vineyard providing an intimate atmosphere for 150+ guests, and Stedman Hall offering an ideal setting for up to 45 guests. Outdoor spaces at each venue can be tented if needed, ensuring a seamless experience even in inclement weather. The cost of tenting varies depending on the venue and the size of your event.

Heating, Cooling, Sound, and Lighting

Indoor venues at Camp Lucy are equipped with heating and cooling systems, while outdoor areas may require additional cooling or heating options. The resort provides rental options for mushroom propane heaters and port-a-cooler fans. Additionally, each venue boasts beautiful landscape lighting and high-tech sound systems. For ceremony sound, a PA system rental is estimated at $750.

Utilities, Stage, Restroom Facilities, Travel, Bussing, Valet, and Parking

Camp Lucy venues provide ample power for event lighting and bands, eliminating the need for additional power. The flooring in each venue is ideal as a dance floor. However, a stage rental from Whim Hospitality is recommended if you opt for a live band. Restroom facilities are plentiful and accommodate the recommended guest capacity.

Nearby locations such as Cactus Moon Lodge, Mercer Dance Hall, and The Rackhouse can be explored for rehearsal dinners or other events. Bussing services are available for transporting guests from nearby hotels, Airbnb, or Downtown Austin, with costs ranging from $2,100 for 100 guests to $8,400 for 250 guests. Valet service is unnecessary, given the ample parking spaces near the ceremony areas. Camp Lucy provides unlimited parking on-site, and all parking lots are well-lit for added convenience and safety.

Camp Lucy, a picturesque Texas Wine Country resort, sets the stage for a truly enchanting destination wedding. Its sprawling 282-acre property, characterized by a seamless blend of heritage buildings, luxurious accommodations, and captivating sunsets, offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. With four distinct Hill Country venues, Camp Lucy caters to diverse preferences while ensuring exceptional design, service, and access to resort amenities. From the expertise of an Account Manager to curated menus, on-site photography sessions, and turn-key rentals, every detail is thoughtfully provided. Whether you choose Ian’s Chapel, Sacred Oaks, The Vineyard, or Stedman Hall, your wedding at Camp Lucy will be an unforgettable celebration of love and elegance.

8. Prospect House

  • Address: 12745 Silver Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  • Phone: (512) 987-5285

Introducing Prospect House

Situated just minutes outside of Austin, Prospect House offers a modern, minimalist wedding venue that embraces simplicity and a deep connection to nature. Designed by acclaimed architects, this popular wedding destination features a dramatic space adorned with natural light, shadow, and breezes, seamlessly blending a contemporary aesthetic with the charm of the Hill Country.

Venue Use Fees

The venue use fees at Prospect House range from $4,000 to $8,950, depending on factors such as the time of year and the day of the week. For Saturday bookings during peak season, the rate is $8,200. Regardless of the fee, couples enjoy full-day access to the venue, extending until midnight, along with two private changing rooms. The venue also provides tables and chairs to accommodate up to 220 guests, a lighting and audio system, and access for portrait sessions and ceremony rehearsals.

Food + Beverage

Prospect House offers buffet meal packages with pricing based on averages from three proposals obtained from caterers on their preferred list. The estimates for buffet meals are as follows:

  • 100 guests: $8,300
  • 150 guests: $11,200
  • 200 guests: $14,600
  • 250 guests: $17,600

These buffet meal packages include three passed appetizers, two proteins, a salad, a side dish, bread on the table, and a drink station with coffee, tea, and water. Cake cutting service is also included.

For the bar service, Prospect House offers a select full bar package. The pricing for this package is as follows:

  • 100 guests: $1,500
  • 150 guests: $2,300
  • 200 guests: $3,000
  • 250 guests: $3,700

The select full bar package provides five hours of bar service, mixers, and ice for a BYOB bar, and options to enhance the package with tableside wine service, a champagne toast, or top-shelf liquors.

Additional Rentals

Prospect House provides tables and chairs for up to 200 guests, including cocktail tables. However, for additional rentals, couples can expect the following estimates based on proposals from a mid-priced rental store:

  • 100 guests: $1,000
  • 150 guests: $1,500
  • 200 guests: $2,000

These estimates cover standard napkins, basic china, silverware, and glassware, as well as setup, takedown, labor, and fees. Linens are not required for dining or cocktail tables.

Capacity and Outdoor Considerations

Prospect House can accommodate up to 220 guests for cocktail-style events, 200 guests for dinner with a DJ, and 180 guests for dinner with a band. For couples concerned about rain, the venue offers a breezeway designed by award-winning architects, providing a covered ceremony space. The breezeway includes a focal point, easy access from the dressing rooms, and multiple exit points for guests transitioning to the reception.

Heating, Cooling, Sound, and Lighting

The main hall at Prospect House is equipped with central AC and heat. However, the breezeway does not come with heaters. Couples can rent propane or electric heaters in the colder months from nearby rental companies. The estimated cost is $150 per port-a-cooler or propane mushroom heater.

Prospect House provides ample lighting throughout the main hall, breezeway, and courtyard. Couples typically arrange for their band or DJ to handle ceremony sound, with an average additional cost of $400 for sound add-ons to their package.

Utilities, Stage, Restroom Facilities, Travel, Valet, and Parking

Additional power is not required at Prospect House, as the venue offers plenty of power for event lighting and a band. The stained concrete floor is available for dancing, and couples can opt for a third-party stage at an estimated cost of $1,200.

Restroom facilities include five restrooms inside the main building and two restrooms in the private changing suites.

Bussing is a common option for transportation to Prospect House, although not necessary. Valet service is uncommon at this venue, as ample free parking is available with 80 spaces at the front of the property. Separate parking is designated for vendors, and the venue features two entrances.

With its modern aesthetic, breathtaking design, and proximity to Austin, Prospect House presents a unique wedding venue for couples seeking a minimalist yet captivating setting to celebrate their special day.

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What are the top Austin TX wedding venues?

The top Austin TX wedding venues are Paniolo Ranch, Camp Lucy, Cactus Moon, and Villa Antonia.

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What is the average cost of an Austin wedding?

The average cost of an Austin wedding is around $27,000 for 100 guests, according to Our average cost at Paniolo Ranch is much lower than that.

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Where else can I look for wedding venues near Austin TX?

Here are a few more ideas. The proximity are just estimates. Please refer to Google Maps to see exactly how far it is from you :)

WeddingScout is a website we just discovered with beautiful information about Austin wedding venues and where we found a lot of the information about this blog. Check it out if you want to tour venues from your couch.

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Here are some more cities and towns nearby where you can search for Hill Country wedding venues:


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Are there any barn or tree-grove-style wedding venues in Austin?

  1. The Greenhouse at Driftwood: This venue offers a charming barn-style event space with a surrounding grove. It features a large outdoor area with beautiful gardens and a covered pavilion for receptions.
  2. The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge: This venue combines the rustic charm of a barn with a grove setting. It offers multiple outdoor ceremony spaces, including a grove with towering oak trees and an indoor barn reception area.
  3. Ma Maison: Located in Dripping Springs, just outside of Austin, Ma Maison offers a blend of rustic elegance and natural beauty. It features a restored French antebellum-style venue and spacious outdoor areas, including a grove with a serene pond.
  4. The Allan House: While not a barn-style venue, The Allan House is a historic Victorian mansion located in downtown Austin. It boasts a beautiful courtyard with lush gardens and a grove-like atmosphere, providing an intimate and charming setting for weddings.

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Good luck finding your perfect Austin reception venue!

Choosing the perfect reception venue is crucial in planning your wedding in Austin, Texas. The right venue can set the tone for your entire wedding experience. Take advantage of complimentary tours to see the venue in person and ask questions about available amenities and services. With these tips and our list of top wedding venues in Austin, we hope you find the perfect Austin reception venue for your special day!