Have a Destination Wedding at Home with These 10 Amazing Venues
by McKaela Lee January 29
Want the luxury and feel of a destination wedding without ever leaving Austin? Have your destination wedding at home at any of these beautiful Austin area venues! The Hill Country has so many unique locales that will make you feel like you’ve traveled to an exotic island getaway or an Italian villa. Whether you’re seeking waterfront with a view or historic European charm – or something in-between – we’ve got you covered. Check out all these amazing Austin destination wedding finds!
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 stressfree 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
Overlooking Lake Travis, The Oasis on Lake Travis is truly all in the name! Killer sunsets in paradise? Yes, please! With their many ceremony spots, there’s no shortage of gorgeous views to make your Austin wedding feel as if you’re anywhere else but in the heart of Texas. Don’t worry about that Austin heat either – their decks make for a truly breezy wedding.
Photo // Sasha Haagensen Photography
Make your at-home-Austin destination wedding at Lakeway Resort and Spa what you want it to be! With views of the Austin Hill Country and an overlook of Lake Travis, this venue is perfect for a European romance or tropical paradise. You can’t forget about their elegant ballrooms or wrap-around outdoor terraces that can help bring your vision to life.
Photo // Stephanie Rogers Photography
On your most memorable of days, the Bullock Museum will help you host an extraordinary celebration for your family and friends. The museum features a 9,750-foot Grand Lobby and Rotunda that will make you feel like you are anywhere else besides Austin. While surrounded by rich Texas history, this grandiose venue is the perfect spot to indulge in an elaborate wedding location– just like a destination wedding.
Say goodbye to your COVID-19 wedding stress at Lucky Arrow Retreat! Enjoy your stay in one of their deluxe cabins or luxury yurts. A beer garden, pool and rustic-modern design await you. Well-shaded, breezy, and a wee bit wild, we know you’ll find the adventure of a destination wedding right here in Texas Hill Country.
Photo // Caitlin Rose Photography
The Milestone | Boerne is nestled in a beautiful valley near Upper Cibolo Creek, surrounded by the calming calls of nature and wildlife. Away from all the hustle and bustle of the bright city lights, this stunning venue sets the scene for quaint nuptials in Texas Hill Country. The reception space flaunts hardwood oak floors and open beam trusses, creating a cozy and commodious area for all your loved ones.
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!
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.
Photo // Nikk Nguyen Photo
You’ll find this expansive Hill Country venue in Lampasas, Texas, and will appreciate its array of options for your big day’s celebrations! A 10,000 square-foot waterfront event barn overlooks a large pond and serene views of the sun setting over the adjacent pasture, but this venue also offers several other ceremony sites situated among the property’s creeks and ponds. This family-owned estate strives to provide the best in service for a memorable day!
What feels more like a destination wedding than a German-style brewery? Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, this European-inspired venue will make you forget you’re in Texas Hill Country. From intimate gatherings of 20 guests (hello COVID) to larger ceremonies when the time is right, this space is perfect for any event! Happily ever Altstadt.
Photo // Joslyn Holtfort Photography
Looking for something a little more classic? Check out our complete list of favorite local wedding venues here!
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The Oasis on Lake Travis
The Milestone | Boerne
The Contemporary Austin - The Jones Center
Caitlin Rose Photography
Nikk Nguyen Photo
The Hall at Jester King
Lucky Arrow Retreat
Other Local Vendors: Tailor James Photography, Horseshoe Bay Resort, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Lakeway Resort and Spa, Hidden River Ranch Weddings & Events, Sasha Haagensen Photography, Altstadt Brewery, Joslyn Holtfort Photography