Summer Garden Wedding at The Grand Lady in Austin, TX


Get ready to be smitten by Hannah and John’s dream wedding day at one of my absolute favorite wedding venues in Austin—The Grand Lady. Situated in a perfect location that beautifully melds the electric vibe of downtown Austin with the peaceful allure of east Austin, this venue is truly one-of-a-kind. To say this place has a little bit of everything would be an understatement. So, buckle up as we delve into one of the best wedding venues in Austin and explore all the fabulous details that made Hannah and John’s wedding a day to remember.

Bride and Groom kissing under the oak trees at The Grand Lady wedding venue in Austin, TX.

The Grand Lady: The Perfect Mix of History and Modernity

When you first step onto the acres of land that make up the Grand Lady Austin wedding venue, you immediately feel a sense of serenity that can only be rivalled by the Texas Hill Country. However, don’t let the historic home and its old-world charm fool you; this venue offers a modern hall equipped with all the conveniences a couple would need for their big day. Think of it as a cross between the past and present, giving you the best of both worlds.

Couples who choose The Grand Lady have access to the entire house and property. Downstairs boasts the living room, groom’s quarters, and the kitchen. The second floor are the getting ready rooms dedicated to the bride and her wedding party. The space is the perfect backdrop for all those gorgeous getting ready photos. The rooms are full of natural light and access to a private second floor balcony.

Bride reading a letter from her groom  in the bridal suite at The Grand Lady.
Bride putting on her veil in the bridal suite at The Grand Lady.
Bride getting ready.
Bride holding her summer wedding bouquet.
Bridesmaids smiling as they see the bride for the first time.
Bride with her bridesmaids in front of the porch at the Grand Lady.
Groom getting ready in the groom's suite at The Grand Lady in Austin.
Groom getting ready in the groom's suite at The Grand Lady in Austin.
Groom getting ready in the groom's suite at The Grand Lady in Austin.
Groom with his groomsmen on the porch at The Grand Lady.
Bride and Groom first look on the front porch at The Grand Lady wedding venue.

Enchanting Outdoor Spaces for That Perfect Ceremony Site

Let’s not forget about the venue’s mesmerizing outdoor spaces that make for an idyllic ceremony site. Hannah and John chose to have an outdoor wedding and exchange their vows on the ceremony space in front of the mansion. It’s an incredible space with views of the mansion in the back and the acres of oak trees in the front. The gardens aren’t just perfect for the ceremony but are also an excellent choice for an outdoor cocktail hour. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun or dance the night away under the stars, these outdoor spaces are sure to offer an unforgettable experience for your special occasion.

Bride and Groom getting married in front of the Grand Lady in an outdoor ceremony.

Outdoor Cocktail Hour at The Grand Lady: Secret Garden Party Vibes

One can’t overlook the ease with which the Grand Lady caters to cocktail hours. A quick setup in their lush gardens, and you’ve got yourself an outdoor cocktail hour that perfectly encapsulates the East Austin vibes. Signature cocktails, anyone?

Guests mingling during cocktail hour at The Grand Lady wedding venue.

The Event Hall: Where Elegance Meets Fun

Ah, the reception—arguably the pièce de résistance of the wedding day. The Grand Lady’s main hall is a modern event space that transforms into an incredible reception space. Complete with a wall of glass windows on three sides and an inviting ambiance, this is where elegance meets fun. It was just as exciting to photograph as it was for Hannah, John, and their guests to experience it. From the first dance to the last, this space was filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of dancing.

Modern Reception Hall at The Grand Lady | An Intimate Setting With Room For Large Events

One of the fantastic things about the Grand Lady is that while it offers an intimate setting, it is incredibly adaptable for large events. The main hall is versatile, with elegant fixtures that make it ideal for any wedding style. Whether you want a glammed-up ceremony or something with a more modern style, the options are endless. And, with its location just a stone’s throw away from downtown Austin and the Austin Bergstrom airport, it’s a convenient spot for guests coming from near or far.

Bride and Groom dancing during their first dance in the main event hall at The Grand Lady.

The Perfect Location for a Unique Wedding Venue

The Grand Lady is a venue like no other—its unique wedding venue status is only emphasized by its mix of features. Situated in East Austin, it offers a respite from the hustle and bustle while still being incredibly close to downtown Austin. With a blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, private gardens, and acres of land to explore, it’s truly a unique location for your dream wedding.

Why It’s One of My Favorite Wedding Venues

It’s rare to find a venue that packs so many different elements into one cohesive experience, and that’s precisely why the Grand Lady has cemented itself as one of my favorite wedding venues in the Austin area. It’s no secret I love a big white mansion and the Grand Lady of Austin delivers! From the beautiful backdrop of Texas Hill Country to its modern hall and historic home, this venue perfectly encapsulates what it means to have a wedding in Austin. It’s not just a place to say your “I dos”; it’s a place that makes your wedding day truly memorable.

So there you have it, folks—a sneak peek into why The Grand Lady is an unparalleled gem in Austin’s wedding venue circuit. Hannah and John’s wedding day was nothing short of magical, thanks in large part to this venue’s plethora of offerings. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or hosting a grand event, The Grand Lady might just be the right Austin wedding venue to make all your wedding dreams come true.

The Team:

Wedding Planner: KMW Events | Photography: Amy Odom Photography | Venue: The Grand Lady | Florals: Stems | HMUA: Hannah Zahner | Music: Toast Entertainment | Catering: Root Cellar Catering Co. 

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