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Greenery-Filled Wedding Inspiration from Sweet Laurel Events

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Greenery and gold details pop against a stunning natural backdrop in this lush styled shoot from Sweet Laurel Events and Smith House Weddings! The beautiful venue, Hidden Falls, with limestone walls and clean, modern lines offers a contemporary space perfect for cooler weather weddings centered around the statement-making fireplace. Climbing greenery also makes a statement, along with the overflowing abundance of gorgeous greenery throughout the entire ceremony and reception! Pops of blue in the groom’s suit and the stationery add a touch of classic elegance. We love the thoughtful detail of the attendee’s name calligraphed beneath their place setting provided by Birch & Brass – such a sweet personal touch! Accents of white in the florals, linens and of course the bride’s stunning gown bring a light and airy essence, keeping the scene fresh and life-filled. We’re loving all the green, the timeless images and the way everything comes together so cohesively! Major swoon!

Photos // Smith House Weddings

ATX Rehearsal Dinner Hot Spots

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Searching for the perfect rehearsal dinner spot to host your guests before the big day? We’ve got two fabulous options for you! Whether your style is rustic and outdoorsy or classic traditional, these special places will wow your friends and family and bring you the best in service and hospitality. These two special Austin venues would love to host your group for a memorable rehearsal dinner! Check The Salt Lick and The University of Texas Club out below.

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The Salt Lick

This place hardly needs an introduction – it’s been an Austin-area favorite for more than 50 years! Let The Salt Lick treat your group to the best barbecue Austin has to offer in their ideallic, rustic setting in tucked away in the oak trees of Driftwood, Texas. The Salt Lick can accommodate up to 120 guests for your rehearsal dinner in one of five private dining areas, including The Banquet Room, The Breezeway and The Salt Lick Cellars, perfect for those who love brisket and wine. A night under the Texas stars with smoky barbecue, fine wine and your closest friends: what could be better?

Photo: Kenny Braun Photography

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The University of Texas Club

Located within the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, The University of Texas Club boasts one of Austin’s best dining experiences high atop your favorite football field. An ideal rehearsal dinner setting for any Longhorn fan, Texas Ex or just a couple craving a uniquely Austin experience, the University of Texas Club offers more than 11,000 square feet of rentable event space and delectable custom creations by their executive chef. Your guests will not forget this experience!


Found the perfect rehearsal dinner spot but still looking for the perfect wedding venue? Peruse our venues page for the best wedding venues central Texas has to offer!

Sweet Summertime Styled Shoot featuring Gourdough’s Public House

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Bright and cheerful boho details and, of course, delectable donuts, steal the show in this sweet summertime styled shoot featuring Gourdough’s Public House! Showcasing one of Austin’s top sweet and savory catering options, this mouthwatering scene features a beautiful lineup of delicious offerings from Gourdough’s, from donuts to burgers and fun drinks! Loot Vintage Rentals created a retro-esque boho scene, perfect for the open-air atmosphere at The Addison Grove and pairing perfectly with Gourdough’s famous airstream food truck! We’re loving the bright white donut wall, fun and flirty fruity drinks and the laid-back, inviting aesthetic. Delightful florals in shades of yellow and peach go hand-in-hand with bright pink stationery and calligraphy courtesy of Averi With an Eye. No matter your tastes, Gourdough’s has your wedding fare covered from dinner to dessert. Cheers to sweet summertime and savory treats!

Photos // Robert Bradshaw Photography with Photo Group Austin

Colorful Summertime Soirée Styled Shoot from Sophie Epton Photography

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We won’t be getting over the gorgeousness of this colorful summertime soirée anytime soon. Sophie Epton Photography and a team of talented Austin vendors came together for this darling styled shoot and we loved every single image! Playing with summery tones of light blues, apricots and soft pinks, the team embraced a mix-and-match color palette in the most sophisticated ways, and everything came together perfectly under majestic canopied oak trees. Rugs and rentals from Birch & Brass combined vintage and modern elements, which worked perfectly with the retro photo booth bus from Vannagram & Co. for a fun little vignette, and stationery by Fine Day Press carried on the mixture of retro and contemporary. The bride looked radiant in her gown from Julian Gold Bridal and carried a luscious bouquet using those same apricot tones. The tablescape brings coordinating elements together with pops of blue, retro-style chairs juxtaposed with a rustic table and lots of texture throughout. Overall, this colorful summertime soirée is outstandingly executed and chock full of sophisticated whimsy – we can’t get enough! Cheers!

Photos // Sophie Epton Photography

From the event stylist, Emily of Vannagram: “Our groom was found in a kismet-ish kind of way as he was working the counter at a local coffee shop I frequent. The bride and groom models didn’t even know each other but got along so well and really created beautiful chemistry on film – you never would’ve known they weren’t a couple. All of the vendors involved put so much effort and care into the work that they each produced and it certainly showed throughout the shoot. We all wanted to create something that we were proud to show off and that had a unique sense of style and I feel like we successfully did so.”

10 Contemporary Austin Wedding Venues

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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 ten of the most stunning contemporary Austin wedding venues right here for you to explore. Happy urban venue-hunting!

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Trinity Hall

Retro southwest vibes take on a modern ambiance at Trinity Hall, a quaint downtown Austin venue perfect for hosting a contemporary, intimate gathering. You’ll love the exposed brick walls, walls of windows and beautiful concrete floors ready to be transformed into the space of your dreams!

Photo: Lisa Hause Photography

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The Vaughn

Boasting a private rooftop gathering space in the midst of Austin’s eclectic Warehouse District, The Vaughn is an amazing customizable space with modern touches and urban views to die for. The Vaughn can be transformed to host up to 300 guests and can also work for smaller gatherings, depending on your needs.

Photo: Jerry Hayes Photography

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Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room

Perched atop a hill as you make your way into Dripping Springs, Deep Eddy’s Tasting Room offers a beautiful contemporary space flooded in natural light thanks to a massive wall of windows and tall ceilings. Enjoy the views, the exposed beams and open-air feel and of course, a glass of Deep Eddy’s signature vodka!

Photo: Matt Montalvo Photography

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The LINE ATX

One of Austin’s newer contemporary wedding venues, The LINE ATX 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.

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800 Congress

With capacity for 700 guests, you’ll be able to accommodate a large guest list at this urban space featuring textured walls, industrial-style windows and a massive covered pavilion perfect for hosting cocktail hour or even your ceremony. The options are endless at 800 Congress!

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Blanton Museum of Art

Just minutes from the state capitol, The Blanton Museum offers a completely unique, urban atmosphere your guests will never forget! With multiple options for spaces to host your special day, including the atrium, the loggia and the gallery space, the Blanton is a one-of-a-kind contemporary space you’re bound to love.

Photo: Captivating Weddings

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Umlauf Sculpture Garden

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

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7CO

7CO is a contemporary East Austin venue featuring almost 20,000 square feet of event space to host your gathering, large or small. With indoor and outdoor settings complete with unique, modern touches, you and your guests will love the laid-back vibes 7CO has to offer.

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The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center

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.

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Brazos Hall

An incredible historical venue in the heart of Austin’s hotel district, Brazos Hall was converted from a 1900s grain mill into a jaw-dropping space with urban views all around. With nearly 12,000 square feet both inside and out for entertaining your guests, Brazos Hall is a remarkable venue that can be customized for the modern wedding of your dreams!

Photo: Two Pair Photography

For more venues of all shapes and sizes, from rustic to industrial and everything in between, be sure to peruse our Venues page!