Large Austin Wedding Venues Accommodating 500+ Guests
by Lauren Johnson December 2
Finding the perfect venue for your big day can be hard enough without the struggle of accommodating a large number of guests. There’s no denying that the friends and family you surround yourself with on your wedding day are a huge part of what makes your celebration so memorable. Because of this, you shouldn’t be stuck with the stress of deciding who will and won’t get an invite. To help highlight some of your options, we’ve rounded up a list of 10 beautiful large Austin wedding venues that can accommodate a guest list of 500+!
Ma Maison – These French-style indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites offer an ideal setting for your wedding vision to come to life. Their 4000 square foot Great Hall is complete with exposed wooden beams and crystal chandeliers, and has a warm and inviting feel that is sure to make your wedding everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Ma Maison is located just outside of Austin in the beautiful hill country, which will transport you to the southern region of France. Romance is what the French are known for, so you are guaranteed to have a romantic wedding that you’ll never forget here!
Photo: Paige Vaughn Photography
Firefly Farm – Located in Wimberley Texas, Firefly Farm embodies one of the most genuine, down-home Southern feels a property can offer. A favorite is the Big Red Barn, accommodating up to 500 guests, with rustic wood interior, tin ceiling, and crystal chandeliers – a huge draw for our Southern belles with the beloved Texas hospitality that the venue staff exhibits!
Photo: April Mae Creative
Bullock Texas State History Museum – On your most memorable of days, the Bullock Museum will help you host an extraordinary celebration for your family and friends. Full of Texas history, the museum features a 9,750-foot Grand Lobby and Rotunda, dance floor, rounded archways, a stunning central staircase and accent lighting that is perfect for pre-ceremony pictures. On-site parking, exhibitions and nearby hotels and shopping make it an ideal wedding destination.
JW Marriott Austin – With a modern design inspired by Austin, the JW Marriott has an event space for every occasion and style and can accommodate groups ranging anywhere from 50 to 1,000. Foyer spaces with soaring windows and views of the Austin skyline are the perfect backdrop to a stunning event in addition to the breathtaking Congress Avenue Terrace overlooking Ladybird Lake and downtown Austin. Create the perfect menu for your rehearsal dinner, reception or farewell brunch utilizing the top-notch in-house catering team.
Horseshoe Bay Resort – Living in Texas but dreaming of a destination wedding? Horseshoe Bay Resort can give you just that! Hosting weddings year-round, this sumptuous space brings the shady palms and Bahama breeze to you right in the middle of the lone-star state. Their talented wedding planners will be with you each step of the way as you plan your ceremony along the shore.
Photo: Tailor James Photography
Austin Marriott Downtown – The brand new Austin Marriott Downtown debuts March 2021! The chic, urban hotel blends sophisticated design with the city’s renowned local vibe. The hotel offers a premier downtown location with unforgettable views throughout the hotel, two ballroooms with 14,000 square feet of beautiful space, a popular rooftop pool and bar, plus two additional restaurants and bars. The hotel is sure to set the stage for a spectacular wedding weekend of 500 guests. With an abstract presence that begins the second you walk through the doors, guests will undoubtedly feel like they just entered high-class modernity.
Fairmont Austin – Fairmont Austin brings style, sophistication, and luxury to the heart of Texas. Soaring at 37 stories, the hotel offers guestrooms and suites, glamorous event space, and full service catering. Experience views of the Austin skyline from the magnificent ballrooms and rooftop courtyard. Enjoy exquisite cuisine and thoughtful service within a vibrant setting. Fairmont Austin couples enjoy countless perks including a complimentary anniversary stay.
Photo: Christina Carroll Photography
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions – Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is exactly the family-friendly vacation wedding destination you’re looking for. 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! Kalahari Resorts opened in Round Rock, Texas just in 2020. From the catering, cake, and champagne to the activities onsite keeping the kids busy, they’ve got you covered!
The LINE Hotel Austin – No matter the size of your celebration, forever starts here. The LINE Hotel Austin’s midcentury building sets a unique backdrop for weddings big and small in the heart of the city with breathtaking views of Hill Country’s crowning gem, Town Lake.
Photo: Janeane Marie Photography
The Driskill – Unique event spaces at The Driskill hotel range from romantic and elegant to impressive, stately and truly Texan. The hotel has everything from small, intimate spaces for weddings to grand, remarkable Mezzanine weddings for 300+ guests. Everything you could ever need to make your dream wedding a reality!
Photo: Twinty Photography
The Oasis on Lake Travis – Begin this new chapter of your lives overlooking Lake Travis and watching the sunset from the Sunset Capital of Texas. With five ceremony and reception spaces to choose from, you’ll be thinking you’re anywhere but Texas while taking in breathtaking views, unique style and Tuscan elements!
Photo: Sasha Haagensen Photography
See our full list of Austin wedding venues here, and get our tips for choosing the best venue for your celebration here! Happy planning!
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The LINE Hotel Austin
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Other Local Vendors: Austin Marriott Downtown, JW Marriott Austin, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Horseshoe Bay Resort, Ma Maison, The Driskill