12 Spectacular Ranch Style Wedding Venues in the Austin Area
by Miranda February 21
With all of the Hill Country’s natural beauty, it’s no wonder that local venues with indoor and outdoor areas dominate the Austin area wedding scene. While the garden variety wedding will always have a place in the venue market, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spectacular ranch-style wedding venues that promise to take your breath away and leave your guests in awe of the area’s unfiltered and unfussy beauty. Take a look at our picks below and be sure to pin your favorites to check on later; one of these just might be host to your special day! Cheers!
Choosing The Addison Grove as your venue means that you and your wedding party and guests will have exclusive access to the property for the entire day. This gorgeous rustic modern barn boasts elegant features like giant chandeliers and panel glass doors to optimize the property experience on your big day.
Nestled on an idyllic Hill Country ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas, Camp Lucy has garnered national acclaim for years thanks to impeccably maintained venues, luxury accommodations, and breathtaking location just minutes from Austin. Venue tours are by appointment only, and their sprawling property allows for your entire “I do crew” to stay on-site during the wedding weekend for ultimate fun and all the memories.
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Mae’s Ridge is more than just a venue – it’s an experience! Just outside of Dripping Springs is a chic, modern white barn overlooking 28 beautiful acres with incredible Hill Country views. Your guests can enjoy a cocktail either on the covered patio or inside the farmhouse with our indoor/outdoor bar. Named after Grandma Mae who loved all and welcomed everyone into her home, the venue’s owners want to warmly welcome you to Mae’s Ridge.
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The Morgan Creek Barn is inspired by rustic elegance with a modern edge, making for a one-of-a-kind venue in the Texas Hill Country area! Some features include gorgeous flooring throughout all spaces, a freshly painted exterior adding beautiful mix of light and dark aesthetic, and an enhanced bar and fireplace. Accommodating up to 200 guests, this beautiful venue is the perfect place to celebrate your forever story!
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Firefly Farm in Wimberley, TX provides a perfect opportunity for both you and your guests to enjoy all that the beautiful Hill Country has to offer. A favorite of ours is their Big Red Barn which accommodates up to 500 guests, boasts a rustic wood interior, tin ceiling, and crystal chandeliers. The ceremony site is nestled in the trees surrounded by wooden pews providing an intimate and romantic space to say, “I do”. Additional venue amenities at Firefly Farm include on-site lodging, bride’s quarters and a groom’s room.
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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is exactly the family-friendly vacation wedding destination you’re looking for. Their Event Barn offers rustic charm to the picturesque view surrounding your every focal point, this gem is the perfect setting for any elegant affair. Infused with an African flair, this venue offers one of America’s largest indoor waterparks, luxury spas, one-of-a-kind restaurants and sleeping accommodations all in one place. Begin your marriage in a place of adventure!
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With rolling hills as the backdrop of Sendera Springs, the view is not all this 56-acre ranch has to offer. Say “I do” on the ceremony site that overlooks the 10-acre lake, then take plenty of beautiful photos around the property and island. Dance the night away in the Grand Hall with high ceilings, white walls, wood accents and gorgeous stone floors.
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Think of Hudson Bend Ranch as a cross between a Texas Ranch and Austin Botanical Gardens, with a lot of Lady Bird Johnson influence. Extensive wildflowers, native plants, water features, and 300-year-old oak trees set a backdrop of beauty, shade and serenity for your weekend getaway!
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At The Hall at Jester King, you can indulge in authentic brews, enjoy unique dining creations and celebrate the union of a lifetime! This open-air space is perfect for COVID-conscious weddings. For those who have had to shift wedding plans, or are simply looking for a place to escape from the not-so-normal life without going far, let The Hall at Jester King become part of your story!
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HighPointe Estate in Liberty Hill is home to 42 lovely acres among the San Gabriel River Valley, with sweeping Hill Country views and dramatically beautiful spaces to host your special day. Their casual yet elegant interiors feature white shiplap walls that any farmhouse-loving heart will appreciate, along with statement-making espresso-stained timber trusses. Your wedding will be unforgettable at HighPointe Estate!
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This incredible Texas Hill Country wedding has views for days! Sitting on 25 acres on the Wine Trail, Camp Hideaway – Fredericksburg not only offers 360 views of the Texas countryside, but the venue’s event hall provides an indoor/outdoor experience with three garage doors that can be opened wide for your event. The venue accommodates up to 200 guests with onsite lodging available for your wedding party or family. A true must see for any Austin, Texas, couple!
In rural Taylor, Texas, lies the hidden gem of Tequila Ranch Events. It is here that you’ll soon find a breathtaking 2400 square foot completely remodeled rustic barn ready to host your country chic wedding, private party, or corporate event for up to 100 guests. Their amenities include an air-conditioned space, a full kitchen with a rustic open bar, a private dressing suite, an outdoor fire pit for quieter conversations, and countless decorative details that set the scene for capturing picture-perfect moments during your wedding or event. Watch for the venue’s opening in 2022!
Located right outside of Austin,TX, Allegro Weddings & Events Venue is a gem of Dripping Springs, where timeless Hill Country magic meets sophisticated chic. For any couple who’s dreamed of a ranch wedding with rustic scenery and a cosmopolitan feel, Allegro’s event spaces feature a picturesque wedding chapel, indoor Baker Hall, outdoor wedding pavilion, Grace Lawn and onsite cottages with 5-mile views of the Texas landscape.
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Situated on a 128-acre ranch right outside of New Braunfels, Harper Hill Ranch is a dream venue for a rustic Texas wedding. Nestled in the trees up on a hill, you’ll find the ideal space for your wedding. The temperature-controlled barn is over 5000 square feet with beautiful stained glass, chandeliers, bride and groom rooms, caterer’s kitchen, silo bathrooms, a covered outdoor patio and more.
Get even more venue ideas on our Venues page here! Happy planning!