Eight Venues for an Austin-Area Al Fresco Wedding
by Miranda February 16
In a region noted for its pleasant weather and scenic setting, it’s no wonder that outdoor wedding options in and around Austin are abundant. From ranch style to quaint garden, we’ve rounded up eight venues for an Austin area al fresco wedding that are sure to suit any bride looking to celebrate her special day under the stars! Read on below for more details. Cheers!
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Founded by Mrs. Johnson herself, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center serves as a botanical garden and center to the public. Included in their wedding rental package includes exclusive private access to the gardens, courtyard and indoor spaces for a nine-hour time window (4 pm- 1 am) a two-hour portrait session with your photographer and even an event insurance option to ensure your day runs smoothly!
Photo: Cory Ryan Photography
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
One of Austin’s most highly regarded sculpture museums, the Umlauf can accommodate anywhere from 50-250 guests for a romantic wedding night on five sprawling acres of garden space. Just minutes from downtown, this venue gives the best of both worlds with its remote-like setting in easy proximity for traveling family and guests.
Photo: Briana Purser Photography
As part of the famed Salt Lick family, Pecan Grove is nestled in the heart of Texas Wine Country and serves a mean catering menu of some of the country’s best barbecue. Simplicity and rustic touches are at the heart of this venue, adding extra elements like fire pits and stone-lined walkways to make this a cozy wedding.
Photos: Jen Dillender Photography
Combining classic Southern hospitality and the spirit of French design, Ma Maison’s unique landscape on 23 oak-tree covered acres will deliver all of your European countryside venue dreams! With the possibility of hosting up to 600 people across multiple areas of the property, this venue allows tons of creativity in creating your perfect wedding day set up!
Photos: Todd White Stills + Motion
Located just outside of Austin in Hill Country’s picturesque Dripping Springs, Camp Lucy is a one-of-a-kind venue offering all-in-one type of packages including on-site prepared world-class foods and lodging. Four venues all with a different look and feel on the property allow you to select different areas to host your special day!
Photo: Jenny DeMarco Photography
Offering a truly unique experience in an outdoor wedding, this Lake LBJ property brings spectacular waterfront, beach-like views in a property just a short drive away from the Austin area. A variety of accommodations and on-site entertainment ensure your guests will remember your wedding day just as much as you!
Photo: Brittany Jean Photography
Located just 15 minutes west of downtown Austin, Pecan Springs Ranch offers the best of Hill Country style through their unique property space. Fresh springs and ponds dot the property overtaken by hundreds of pecan trees, and multiple beautifully landscaped areas are ready year-round to serve as your dream ceremony and reception site!
Photo: Sarah Goss Photography & AL Gawlik Photography
With two pristinely kept award winning on-site venues, both Hayes Hallow and Remi’s Ridge offer unique scenic views and ample accommodations to host your big day! An on-site all-star catering staff can create a custom catering menu, with special requests for any vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or other dietary restrictions for you and any of your guests.
Get even more Austin wedding venue ideas on our Venues page. Happy planning!
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Other Local Vendors: AL Gawlik Photography, Horseshoe Bay Resort, Pecan Grove, Ma Maison, Pecan Springs Ranch, Sarah Goss Photography, Briana Purser Photography, Jenny DeMarco Photography, Jen Dillender Photography, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Cory Ryan Photography, Brittany Jean Photography