Are you looking for the perfect location for your big day? Austin is known to be the live music capital of the world but the city has quickly become the wedding capital of Texas. Austin is home to the best wedding venues. Here are the 10 best modern Austin wedding venues for the couple looking to add some style and drama to their wedding day. These venues across the Texas hill country and the greater Austin area offer a variety of event spaces for both an intimate wedding or large wedding celebrations. Read along to find the right venue for your special event.
The Arlo is located at 10700 Signal Hill Rd, Austin, TX. The Arlo is quickly climbing the list of the best Austin wedding venues. It boasts multiple indoor spaces including Storie Hall and The Ballroom. Storie Hall is a natural light wedding ceremony space with floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings that will give your wedding guests a spectacular view of the entire property. The Ballroom has plenty of space for a large wedding reception.
If an outdoor wedding is more your style The Lawn is a perfect backdrop for outdoor ceremonies with its 2400 square feet of Astro-turf. Say your “I do’s” in front of the fireplace feature under the century-old oak trees. The courtyard in front of The Arlo has enough room for a lavish cocktail hour.
Many brides think the best part of The Arlo is the bridal suite and beauty bar. It’s well-designed and perfect for a morning of pampering for the bride and her wedding party. Additionally, The Cottage is a separate building for the groom’s quarters.
See more of The Arlo here.
A truly unique venue for your special occasion, the Prospect House is located at 12745 Silver Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX, and is a short drive from downtown Austin. I must admit this is a favorite venue of mine. Prospect House is the perfect venue if you want something one-of-a-kind for your special day. Prospect House is a modern event space for weddings and private events alike. “Prospect House was designed by award-winning Texas architect Max Levy, known for creating simple yet dramatic modern spaces connected to nature through light, shadow, and breezes.”
This event venue features modern clean lines, multiple wedding and reception spaces with white shiplap walls, and an abundance of natural light. See it in action here.
HighPointe Estate is one of the newest venues in the area. Located at 5555 Co Rd 258, Liberty Hill, TX it is just a short drive north from Austin. HighPointe Estate is the passion project of Dawson and Leanne Clark. The two became passionate about weddings when their son and daughter-in-law got married. Situated in the San Gabriel River Valley the venue has plenty of space for your wedding.
The Chapel and The Gathering Room were designed with the aesthetic of an updated farmhouse style with unique design features like chocolate trusses, stunning chandeliers, white shiplap walls, and arched windows. The natural light that pours through the chapel is magical.
For those who prefer an outdoor ceremony, there is plenty of gorgeous natural space.
The Gathering room is a large event hall designed in the same aesthetic and the perfect location for a grand indoor wedding reception.
See Tori and Noah’s winter wedding at HighPointe Estate here.
Another perfect setting for a modern wedding is Mae’s Ridge. It’s located at 3965 Ranch Rd 3232, Johnson City, TX. Mae’s Ridge is a modern barn with an intimate setting. The venue has several outdoor spaces to have a ceremony and it’s also a perfect location for small weddings. The great hall is another blank canvas with white shiplap walls and plenty of natural light. Wedding guests can enjoy cocktail hour with and indoor/outdoor bar and lawn games on the lush green lawn. You’ll need a wedding budget of about $11,000 to book this venue on a Saturday.
Located at 14400 FM306, Canyon Lake, TX The Preserve at Canyon Lake is nestled on a 170-acre wildlife preservation. The venue is surrounded by lake views and an abundance of Bald Cypress and Sycamore trees. Your wedding guests can escape the bustling city and enjoy the tranquility of the Preserve.
The venue can accommodate a large wedding ceremony with over 15,000 square feet of indoor space and a maximum capacity of 300 guests. The wedding chapel is a spectacular backdrop with panoramic hill country views sitting on a private lake.
The Ballroom is an elegant and light and airy space with white walls, exposed wood beam ceilings, and a majestic fireplace to add the perfect amount of romantic ambiance to your wedding reception. Imagine your first dance in front of the soft light of a crackling fire.
See Lizzy and Spencer’s romantic Preserve at Canyon Lake wedding here.
Mattie’s Austin is a renovated 1940s farmhouse located at 811 W Live Oak St in the heart of south Austin. This historic wedding venue with rich history and southern hospitality is the perfect event space for moderately sized to intimate weddings. There are multiple outdoor ceremony space locations including the lawn and outdoor pavilion. The outdoor pavilion also has plenty of room for cocktail hour. Inside you’ll find Marion Hall which is a lovely backdrop for a wedding reception or even a rehearsal dinner with all your close friends. The hall has 2300 square feet and holds a maximum capacity of 160 people. There’s even enough room for a dance floor and guests to dance the night away under the beautiful ambient light. Mattie’s is the perfect location to stay close to the city conveniences for your guests.
See Ashley and Ari’s elegant spring Mattie’s wedding here.
Canyonwood Ridge is located in Dripping Springs at 250 S Canyonwood Dr. just minutes from downtown Austin. This hill country wedding venue sits on a ridge top with scenic hill country views. The venue has an indoor chapel and a large reception hall conveniently connected for a seamless transition from one event to the next. The indoor chapels radiates hill county elegance with its open space and floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s the perfect option for unpredictable weather. If an outdoor ceremony is more to your taste the outdoor ceremony site has dramatic views, a great lawn, and amazing oak trees. Canyonwood Ridge has quickly become a popular choice and the perfect place for a destination wedding. This event space is one of the best wedding venues when it comes to picturesque backdrops.
Need a wedding planner? Canyonwood Ridge offers in-house coordination through Amanda Blue Events.
Take a peek at Kristin and Michael’s blush and gold Canyonwood Ridge wedding here.
800 Congress is in the heart of downtown Austin on historic Congress Avenue. This is the perfect venue location for the city-chic couple. Located on north Congress the venue features a private entrance, an outdoor patio, a covered street-level terrace, and impressive views of the Paramount Theater and the Capitol Building. 800 Congress is a large event space with an open urban warehouse look and it’s perfect for a large group. This amazing venue is one of the more unique event spaces. A true blank slate to create anything you desire for your wedding ceremony or wedding reception. Take photos with the Texas capitol in the backdrop and picturesque night photography on the streets of downtown Austin.
One Eleven East is located at 111 East St, Hutto, TX. This unique venue is a historic space located in downtown Hutto. This is an industrial yet charmingly beautiful wedding venue with a small town feeling. One Eleven East is a perfect canvas for your special day with an urban loft interior. It features a main open area, skylight room, original architectural details, a beautiful built-in bar, and an intimate outdoor courtyard. The second-floor loft houses private suites for you and your bridal party to get ready for the day with an intimate feel. Escape the bustling crowds of Austin and head north to this premier event space. Give your guests a wonderful experience with a timeless setting
Springdale Station is located at 979 Springdale Rd Suite #160 and is Austin’s go-to urban event venue. Located in east Austin, Springdale Station is a renovated historic train station. This iconic train station is a one-of-a-kind space for your special day with its wood trusses and rustic wood floors. This wedding venue has plenty of room but maintains an intimate feel. There is ample outdoor space, the one-acre capacity of the outdoor area is perfect for a wedding ceremony or a cocktail hour. This unique event venue is a great option for your wedding day.
Austin, Texas is home to some of the most beautiful and unique modern wedding venues in the state. From restored farmhouses to industrial warehouses, and renovated historic train stations there is something for every couple.
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