Have Your Dream Destination Wedding Right Here in Austin!
by Maria July 29
Destination weddings are all about having a great escape! However, maybe certain factors are preventing you from having one, or maybe COVID-19 has made your ideal destination out of the question. If only you could have all the beauty and extravagance of a destination wedding right here in Austin… oh wait, you can! Fortunately, Austin has several luxurious venues that make having that great escape come to life. Don’t believe me? Keep scrolling and see for yourself!
A wedding on the water? Check! Begin this new chapter of your lives overlooking Lake Travis and watching the sunset from the Sunset Capital of Texas. There are five ceremony and reception spaces to choose from bringing breathtaking views, unique style and Tuscan elements. You’ll be thinking you’re anywhere but Texas!
Photo // Sasha Haagensen Photography
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum is a tranquil environment that surrounds you and your guests with beautiful natural backdrops. Travel down its winding pathways over bridges and ponds and explore all the bronze and stone sculptures on display. The wide-open landscapes and lighting through the trees of UMLAUF will give you the whimsical garden wedding of your dreams.
Photo // Honey Gem Creative
Say “I do” with a panoramic view of Lake Travis and Austin Hill Country at Lakeway Resort & Spa. Ceremonies and receptions take place in grand ballrooms with vaulted ceilings and vast windows highlighting the calming scenery. Our favorite part is the wraparound terrace where you can relax and take it all in. With all of this, it’s hard not to feel like you’re in paradise.
Photo // Christina Carroll Photography
Garey House is your Tuscan getaway in the Texas Hill Country. Its outdoor terrace provides a magnificent rustic European backdrop for your ceremony and backs up to a beautiful pond. The intimate courtyard with string lights looks straight out of an Italian vineyard and makes for perfect reception space. The romance and history felt here will make you believe you’re simply roaming through Tuscany.
Photo // April Mae Creative
Sitting at the bottom of a cliff in the Hill Country, Hidden Falls brings you marvelous ceremony sites you can’t resist. Waterfalls and 100-year-old trees create ideal nature backdrops. The property provides two venues to choose from depending on if you’re a rustic or modern bride. The reception space sure doesn’t disappoint either. You’ll be whisked away to a natural oasis you won’t forget!
Photo // Hannah Mayson Photo
Are you seeking an exciting, family-friendly vacation wedding destination? Kalahari Resorts & Conventions might be exactly what you’re looking for. Infused with 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! Kalahari Resorts is coming to Round Rock, Texas, in November 2020.
Think of Hudson Bend Ranch as a cross between a Texas ranch and Austin botanical garden. Extensive wildflowers, native plants, water features, and 300-year-old oak trees set a backdrop of beauty, shade and serenity for your special event. Their wedding packages include three days lodging with eight private bedrooms. This is the perfect destination venue that will accommodate all your lodging needs!
Photo // Mint Photography
Make your wedding celebration a festival with Elm Pass Woods – Weddings Festivals! Located in Center Point, TX, this venue specializes in festival weddings under giant tends flown in from Scandinavia. If you are drawn to the outdoors and want something that feels like Indio Valley right here in Hill Country, you MUST check out these expansive grounds.
This luxury event venue specializes in curating exceptional culinary and social experiences for couples looking for a destination venue in the middle of Texas! From the authentic speakeasy to the spacious biergarten, you’ll want to come back again and again – even after you say your vows!
Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, The Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls presents a secluded retreat just off the shores of beautiful Lake Travis. With two unique venues and personalized packages to choose from, there is something for everyone! Trust us, you won’t want to leave when you have your sweet escape at The Hills of Lakeway!
Photo // April Mae Creative
Horseshoe Bay Resort falls right between Texas Hill Country charm and romantic lakeside luxury. With this beautiful lakeside venue, you’re able to keep the stress-free vacation mindset, while staying in The Lone Star State. From a yoga class to the spa, or even a friendly match of tennis, you’re sure to feel halfway across the world, when in reality, you’re only minutes from home!
Photo // Mint Photography
Looking for something a little more “Texas”? Peruse our complete venue directory.
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Tailor James Photography
Horseshoe Bay Resort
The Oasis on Lake Travis
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum
Hudson Bend Ranch
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Elm Pass Woods - Wedding Festivals
Other Local Vendors: Honey Gem Creative, Lakeway Resort and Spa, Sasha Haagensen Photography, The Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls