Austin Outdoor Wedding Venues Too Good to Be True
by Maria April 30
There’s nothing like starting your happily ever after surrounded by soaring ancient oaks, twinkling fairy lights or next to a one-of-a-kind view. Outdoor weddings give you the opportunity to find that picture-perfect backdrop you and your guests will never forget! Whether you want a rustic, backyard celebration or an elegant garden party, these Austin outdoor wedding venues have everything you could need and more!
Pecan Grove – Under sprawling oak trees on the banks of Onion Creek in Driftwood lies Pecan Grove, a Texas wine country wedding venue incorporated into the famous Salt Lick family of event specialists. Pecan Grove offers incredible scenery, mouthwatering on-site barbeque catering and true southern charm, with views to boot!
Photo // Jen Dillender Photography
Milestone Boerne – The Milestone Boerne embodies all the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. The venue sits in an upper valley just 30 minutes from San Antonio encompassed by breathtaking scenery and the opportunity of spotting some wildlife. A stone aisle leads to a rustic pavilion to cover you and your wedding party as well as a built-in altar you can put your own twist on! Its indoor reception space is just as lovely with charming hardwood oak floors and wooden beams. It’ll be the serene hideaway that grants all you outdoor wedding wishes!
Thurmans Mansion – The Thurmans Mansion is a historic, rustic, limestone beauty strung with fairy lights year-round. Sitting deep in the Texas Hill Country, this grand two-story mansion has upper and lower patios with stunning views of sunsets and the Salt Lick Vineyards. Oh, and if you’re a BBQ fan, Salt Lick has a world-famous barbecue you can’t resist. It’ll be the most elegant backyard-style, outdoor wedding every Texan will appreciate.
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Lone Star Oaks – Lone Star Oaks truly thought of every detail on how to make your outdoor wedding magical. Follow the wooden path straight out of the bridal suite to a pair of antique, multicolored stained glass doors. As those doors open, you’ll make your grand entrance, continue down your wooden aisle, and say your vows under a canopy of 300-year-old oak trees. Other outdoor amenities include space for a cocktail hour, games and a covered pavilion all lit by party lights strung across the property and wrapped around the trees. Like we said, magical!
Hills of Lakeway – Looking for more of a country club vibe? The Hills of Lakeway is your spot. Get married on the clean-cut green lawn wedding site or overlooking the Flintrock Falls golf course and rushing waterfalls. Choose between two ballrooms: the elegant Hills Waterfall Ballroom or the rustic Ballroom at Flintrock Falls. Top your night off by enjoying the dazzling sunset and outdoor fireplace. Whether your wedding is intimate or grand, the Hills of Lakeway can accommodate the wedding of your dreams!
Photo // April Mae Creative
Milestone New Braunfels – This venue is where you’ll find that modern farmhouse style! This site features a strikingly rustic pavilion and altar seen at their Boerne location. New Braunfels, however, is a more intimate setting with beautiful trees accompanying the ceremony space. If you peek through those trees, you’ll gain access to spectacular views as it sits close to Canyon Lake. While the space might feel intimate, the venue accommodates up to 320 guests! The stone and pine wood accents carry into the reception halls where you can dance the night away with all your favorite people!
Jester King Brewery – At Jester King Brewery, 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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Other Local Vendors: Thurman's Mansion, The Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls, Lone Star Oaks