Dream Honeymoon and Destination Weddings Both Near and Far
by Brynlee Handy December 1
We know it’s hard to find the perfect spot to travel and relax at – will you be laying by the pool all week or going on the adventure of a lifetime? Will you be staying closer to home or packing your bags to jet-set? Wherever your dream takes you, we’re here to help with some of our favorite locations! Browse these destination wedding venues and scout locally for other vendors, or bring your favorite Austin wedding vendors along with you to bring your destination wedding dreams to life! Or plan the luxurious honeymoon you deserve after all that hard planning you’ve done. We just know these are all perfect locales to be swept off your feet at and relax away from home! Check them out for yourself. Cheers!
Located in Austin, Texas
Situated only five miles from downtown and right on beautiful Lake Austin, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria is a historic landmark site with the ultimate luxe tropical vibe, featuring contemporary outdoor sculptures by renowned international artists, a stunning natural landscape, and historic ties to Texas culture. Laguna Gloria is simply perfect for your faux-destination ceremony and reception with some of the most scenic views in Hill Country! The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria offers the iconic Italian-style Driscoll Villa as well as expansive grounds that allow for weddings of various styles to take place in the most breathtaking way possible, and provide an award-winning location for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons.
Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Find romance nestled in the Rocky Mountains at the luxury dude ranch Vista Verde, located just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. You’ll discover a diverse offering of activities, amazing food, and friendly staff, as well as cozy private cabins, all-inclusive pricing, and a remote, beautiful setting that all makes for a truly unique honeymoon or perfectly suited for a couple’s dream beginning. Hosting a destination wedding, the ranch serves as a fantasy outdoors retreat for all your family and friends. Your ceremony can be held on a mountainside with vistas reaching as far as the Continental Divide at the old Homestead or in the grandeur of the Lodge’s Great Room, or for a more intimate setting; the living room in one of the luxury guest cabins. There are options abound for hosting a rehearsal dinner and reception, but for something a bit more sophisticated, start with wine hour in the pasture with the horses followed by a gourmet five-course dinner in the dining room and turning it up a notch with dancing in the Lodge’s Great Room, seen above.
Photos // Courtesy of Vista Verde Ranch
Located in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Living in Texas but dreaming of a destination wedding? Horseshoe Bay Resort falls right between Texas Hill Country charm and romantic lakeside luxury, bringing the shady palms and Bahama breeze to you right in the middle of Texas. With this beautiful lakeside venue, you’re able to keep a stress-free vacation mindset, while staying in The Lone Star State. Horseshoe Bay Resort provides a variety of extraordinary venue offerings for your distinctive day. Their talented wedding planners will be with you each step of the way as you plan your ceremony along the shore. From lakeside lawns at the charming Yacht Club to the cascading waterfalls of Slick Rock Golf Course, there’s truly no wrong choice! Nothing helps with stress better than getting your body moving and releasing those endorphins, thankfully you can attend a peaceful yoga class or pretend you’re Serena Williams with a friendly tennis match. With expansive grounds including a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, there are picture-perfect places around every corner. You’re sure to feel halfway across the world when in reality, you’re only minutes from home!
Photos // Tailor James Photography
Located in Jonestown, Texas
Nestled amongst the breathtaking landscape of the Texas Hill Country sits Villa Antonia, a premier Hill Country wedding venue and event space. Though its location is just northwest of Austin, you and your guests will feel like they have been transported to a Mediterranean escape with sweeping views of the Hill Country and old-world charm that makes Villa Antonia a venue like no other. Guests are sure to never forget their time at the Villa, making it a top choice for wedding venues in and around Austin, TX. The venue’s luxe yet unique layout allows for flexibility with indoor and outdoor space without compromising aesthetics along the way, allowing the ultimate peace of mind on your wedding day.
Photos // Paige Vaughn Photography
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