Discover the Best Downtown Austin Wedding Venues
We’re breaking down our favorite downtown Austin wedding venues for those brides and grooms wanting to say “I do” in the heart of Austin! There are so many advantages to hosting your wedding celebration downtown, from the convenience of nearby restaurants and night life to the unique flair that Austin has to offer. From swanky hotels to gorgeous event spaces, these wedding venues are sure to please any couple who wants to host their celebration in the city!
Downtown Austin Wedding Venues
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Chateau Bellevue is a historic venue that exudes timeless elegance and charm. Nestled in the heart of the city, this captivating chateau offers a romantic setting for weddings and events. Whether hosting an intimate gathering or a grand affair, Chateau Bellevue promises a memorable experience that blends old-world sophistication with the vibrant spirit of Austin.
See a stunning Old Hollywood-inspired styled shoot at Chateau Bellevue here!
Photo // Elisa Lopez Photography
Your celebration can be the next chapter in an over 100-year-old legacy of style and grace when you host your wedding celebration at Hotel Ella! From the intimate Parlor Bar to the idyllic front lawn, Hotel Ella’s beautifully designed indoor and outdoor event spaces provide the perfect backdrop for any social gathering, including weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and so much more. Plus, guests will have the added convenience of on-site accommodations!
Check out this gorgeous Hotel Ella wedding for all your planning inspo!
Photo // Courtesy of The Cathedral ATX
The Cathedral ATX is a woman-owned venue that provides the perfect space for your nuptials. Offering a unique setting in a refurbished, 1930’s church in East Austin, The Cathedral has stunning natural light from ceiling-high windows, art-deco bathrooms, stylish mid-century furniture, a fully equipped catering kitchen and ample free parking. This venue is perfect for anyone wanting a traditional-meets-modern flair!
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Springdale Station is one of Austin’s go-to urban event venues that provides high-quality services, personalized experiences, awe-inspiring backdrops, and ample space so you can effortlessly host the most important day of your life. Once an iconic train station, this Austin wedding venue provides a historical backdrop with the perfect modern touches, making it a truly one-of-a-kind venue. Springdale Station is located just eight minutes away from Austin’s vibrant downtown district, which means you can easily accommodate and transport your guests while indulging in the lively atmosphere the up-and-coming area offers.
Don’t miss this eclectic and vibrant wedding at Springdale Station!
Photo // Haley Rynn Ringo Photo
Located in the ever-popular South Congress neighborhood of Austin, Hotel Magdalena is a truly unique place to host your nuptials. This cute and trendy hotel is perfect for an intimate wedding. Plus, they have a stunning outdoor courtyard perfect for an al fresco ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception!
See this modern blush and white wedding at Hotel Magdalena here for all your planning inspiration needs!
Photo // Jenna McElroy
If you’re looking for a completely unique downtown Austin wedding venue, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria may just be for you! Their unique, fourteen-acre art-in-nature site includes the landmark Driscoll Villa, the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, the Art School at Laguna Gloria, and the Moody Pavilions. The crowning jewel is the Italian-style Driscoll Villa, complete with stunning architecture and unique decor.
See more of The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria with this timeless engagement photo shoot!
Photo // Courtesy of Renaissance Austin Hotel
Escape to the Hill Country at Renaissance Austin Hotel, where they celebrate the local character of the city with extra room to breathe. Ren Austin offers an urban retreat for friends and family to celebrate in style. Let natural light illuminate the elegant ballrooms, Glass Oaks and Bluebonnet, or soak up the stunning views from The Lawn at Luna Blanca, perfect for outdoor weddings!
Photo // Courtesy of Fairmont Austin
Fairmont Austin brings style, sophistication, and luxury to the heart of Texas. Soaring at 37 stories, the hotel offers glamorous event space and full service catering. You’ll experience views of the Austin skyline from the magnificent ballrooms and rooftop courtyard. Enjoy exquisite cuisine and thoughtful service within a vibrant setting.
Photo // Courtesy of The Contemporary Austin – The Jones Center
The Jones Center in downtown Austin is a contemporary, rooftop 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.
Grab all the inspiration you need from The Contemporary | Jones Center here!
Photo // Caroline Lima Photography
At the crossroads where Town Lake meets downtown, The LINE Hotel Austin draws influence from both the surrounding natural beauty and the creative energy that fuels the city. Once home to a jazz club that broadcast live on local radio in the late 1960s, the hotel is part of downtown Austin history and holds a cultural legacy within its walls as unique as the city itself.
With the beauty that The LINE Hotel Austin offers, there’s bound to be gorgeous weddings there – see one of our favorites here.
Photo // Courtesy of Thompson Austin
Thompson Austin is a sophisticated meeting place for locals and visitors to let loose, the luxe contemporary vibe is signature Thompson. Their 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 // Mylah Renae Photography
Located at 200 Lavaca St, the W Austin’s 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 they’ve got everything covered and more. They will set the stage. You steal the scene.
If you’ve been thinking about having your wedding at The W Austin, see previous ones here to grab some inspiration.
Photo // Michelle Boyd Photography
For intimate ceremonies and elaborate affairs alike, art and nature join forces at UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum 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! These gardens offer winding pathways, tranquil ponds, and natural backdrops with celebrated bronze and stone sculptures placed within its landscape – your guests can wander and observe as art and nature come together at this gem located right in the heart of Austin.
For even more wedding venues in Austin, explore our Austin wedding venue directory or any of these fantastic articles showcasing other Austin event spaces.
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Other Local Vendors: The LINE Hotel Austin, The Cathedral ATX