18 Modern + Contemporary Austin Wedding Venues
by Kaitlyn February 21
These contemporary Austin wedding venues showcase the modern, trendy vibes this eclectic city is known for and are sure to make your heart skip a beat! If sleek, modern lines, incredible cityscape views and funky, new-age details are what you’re searching for in a dream wedding venue, you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up the most stunning contemporary Austin wedding venues right here for you to explore. Happy urban venue-hunting!
Modern Wedding Venues in Austin
One of Austin’s newer contemporary wedding venues, The Line Hotel Austin is part of a budding group of urban hotels and this lakeside locale is ready to host your special day with keen attention to detail, sweeping venues and a sleek, urban feel.
Photo: Caroline Lima Photography
Perched high on a ridge just outside of Dripping Springs, the Wedding Capital of Texas, is a chic, modern white barn overlooking 28 acres of pristine Hill Country views. Glass doors, skylights and white shiplap walls fill the space with natural light. Winding trails lead to several special ceremony spots including the Oak Grove and Sunset Ridge. Just as its namesake Grandma Mae always welcomed guests into her home, the team at Mae’s Ridge is ready to welcome you and make your wedding day amazing!
Photo: Mylah Renae Photography
Art and nature join forces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden to create an oh-so-lovely space that can accommodate 50-250 of your closest friends! With plenty of space for a seated dinner and lots of contemporary art to admire, this venue is perfect for the modern couple and offers a quaint urban oasis!
Photo: Michelle Boyd Photography
The name of this venue says it all: the Jones Center in downtown Austin is a brand new contemporary venue ready to host your special day, big or small. With a killer rooftop patio and an atmosphere as cool as they come, your wedding can feel quintessentially Austin-esque at the Jones Center.
The brand new Austin Marriott Downtown, just debuted in 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.
Photo: Austin Marriott Downtown
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
New to the scene, Hill Country Bliss Wedding and Events is located on 145 picturesque acres reflecting the Texas Hill Country, just 45 minutes north of Austin. With its two-story vaulted ceilings and gracious 10,000 square feet climate-controlled interior, Hill Country Bliss can accommodate 275 guests for dining and entertaining. Their open-air chapel is finished in a modern style with ivory wood walls and ceilings with a breath-taking view of the Texas Hill Country that we know you’ll fall in love with.
Whether your guests come from near or far, you all need to live it up. Have a blast and make it beautiful. Austin wedding venues are not one-size-fits-all. Sure, we have beautiful backdrops in whatever size you need. What sets Hotel Van Zandt apart is how extraordinarily special we make you feel. It’s your big day. You can’t trust that with just anybody. Whether the bride wears boots or glass slippers, we are here to bring your vision to life.
Photo: Lauren Slusher Photography
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, One Eleven East was built in 1893. One Eleven East features the main open area, built-in bar, loft, skylight room and outdoor courtyard. We are one of the few wedding venues in the Austin area to host beautiful indoor ceremonies and receptions year-round. Located just 20 minutes northeast of Austin we are situated in the charming storefronts that have lined East Street for over a century.
Photo: Marisa Albrecht
Rental of The Addison Grove means the property and facilities are available exclusively to you for the entire day. Say your vows under the looming willow trees or use our pond as picturesque backdrop. Continue on to dinner in our rustic yet modern barn. The space can be transformed into an indoor-outdoor experience with rolling glass doors that bring the beauty of the grove inside.
Photo: Mikki Platt
Nestled between Austin’s city center and Dripping Springs, The Arlo provides elegantly designed spaces that feel refreshingly modern and endlessly classic. Purpose-built and with every detail thoughtfully planned to impress, our 15,000 square-foot events venue is luxuriously appointed with beauty, function and comfort in mind. Our open and bright floor plans are well suited to accommodate a wide range of gatherings.
Photo: Lucy Struve Photography
Hidden on the Eastern outskirts of Austin, the Grand Lady of Austin is set on 20 acres of Oak Trees. “The Grand Lady” is a mansion built in Bartlett in 1881, and relocated to Manor, Texas as a wedding present for the Waltons. Cared for by various families through each phase of her life, she serves as a grand backdrop for wedding celebrations that embrace modern traditions of love, friendship and family.
Photo: Aurelia Baca Photography
The Milestone | Georgetown is open and airy, includes hints of modern touches, and will transport you to the farmhouse of your dreams. Start your wedding day in one of our private suites that can accommodate your entire wedding party, then experience our refreshed ceremony site! Accommodating up to 320 guests, our spacious reception hall is the perfect backdrop for your first dance as newlyweds.
Photo: April Mae Creative
Your wedding day marks Page One of a new chapter of your life. The first page always sets the tone for how captivating the rest of the story will be. Let The Oasis help you start creating memories in that beautiful book, from the SUNSET CAPITAL OF TEXAS! The Oasis would absolutely love the opportunity to share its beautiful space with you and everyone you love as you celebrate the bond of a lifetime.
Photo: Betsy Y. Photo
Unabashedly contemporary, The Rackhouse at Desert Door nonetheless features many of the warm, rustic touches that make up the Hill Country aesthetic – we call it Desert Modern. One of the first things you’ll notice when you enter the space is the dramatic 28-foot bar that runs virtually the length of the room. Spacious, with soaring 20-foot ceilings, The Rackhouse can hold as many as 75 or be configured to deliver a more intimate experience.
Photo: Light as Gold
Since 1900, the Woodbine Mansion has been the most well-known home in Round Rock. Its commanding presence houses picture-perfect settings and a multitude of options for welcoming guests in style. From the original chandeliers and mirrors to the grand dining room and ornate gazebo, the possibilities are endless, right on Main Street.
Photo: Tailor James Photography
Thompson Austin is a sophisticated meeting place for locals and visitors to let loose, the luxe contemporary vibe is signature Thompson. Our 212 room + 17 residence urban getaway is anchored by a 4th floor amenity deck including infinity pool with mosaic tile art, private cabanas, signature all day dining restaurant and bar concept including alfresco poolside terrace dining, billiards room and indoor/outdoor flexible event space.
Photo: Thompson Austin
Say “I Do” in the center of it all! Our outdoor spaces create an unmistakable wedding backdrop with views of Downtown Austin or choose from one of our indoor venues to accommodate both intimate gatherings and large banquet-style receptions. With Whatever/Whenever® service, W Austin has everything covered and more. We’ll set the stage. You steal the scene. 7 event rooms | 10,500 sq ft. private event floor | Outdoor spaces including WET Deck & Terrace
Photo: Joslyn Holtfort Photography
Your wedding is sure to go off without a hitch at any of these modern contemporary Austin wedding venues. For more venues of all shapes and sizes, from rustic to industrial and everything in between, be sure to peruse our Venues page!
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UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum
The LINE Hotel Austin
The Contemporary Austin - The Jones Center
Austin Marriott Downtown
Hotel Van Zandt
One Eleven East
The Addison Grove
The Grand Lady - Westbound LLC
The Milestone | Georgetown
The Oasis on Lake Travis
The Rackhouse at Desert Door
The Woodbine Mansion
Hill Country Bliss Wedding and Events Venue
Other Local Vendors: The Arlo, Thompson Austin