There’s no doubt that your wedding venue will set the tone for your entire wedding day. If you’re an Austin bride looking for a wedding venue for a more traditional, yet trendy wedding, but also have a large guest list, a downtown ballroom setting might be perfect for you and your big day. To help you with your search, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite ballrooms located in the heart of downtown Austin. Grab a pen and jot down your faves as we highlight the unique features of each location!
W Austin – Host your dreamy wedding at W Austin in one of their unique wedding venues! With both indoor and outdoor ceremony or reception space available, you can truly host your dream wedding at W Austin! Want an outdoor tented ceremony or glam ballroom reception? W Austin should be your go to! With a complimentary suite for the bride and groom, in house linens, dance floor and lounge options and special rates on group room blocks for your guests, the hard work is over just by choosing W Austin!
Bullock Texas State History Museum – 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.
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Austin Marriott Downtown – Newly open as of March 2021, the Austin Marriott Downtown has flexible rooftop event space as well as a snazzy ballroom with high ceilings and spacious salons. The contemporary glass and charcoal construction creates an ideal city appearance. With an abstract presence that begins the second you walk through the doors, guests will undoubtedly feel like they just entered high-class modernity.
The Driskill – The Driskill has been a historical Austin landmark since 1886, and your love story can become part of its tradition. The hotel’s Crystal and Victorian Rooms provide the perfect intimate wedding space to tie the knot. The remarkable Mezzanine is a stunning spot to hold your ceremony or take pictures after the festivities. All the rooms are adorned with timeless gold columns, exquisite chandeliers and antique architectural details.
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Hotel Van Zandt – With a restaurant, funky and modern hotel rooms and a banquet hall with room with 430 guests, Hotel Van Zandt is a quintessentially “Austin” venue for your wedding and events surrounding it. You don’t have to go far to enjoy Austin music scene-inspired decor, great food and a classy reception space, all at this beautiful hotel!
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The LINE Austin – Located on the south edge of downtown adjacent to Lady Bird Lake’s serene shores, The LINE Austin is a relatively new contemporary hotel venue with top-notch accommodations, natural window light galore and views of both downtown and the lake. Host your reception in their sprawling ballroom with walls of windows overlooking the water – so dreamy!
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JW Marriott Austin – With a modern design inspired by Austin, the JW Marriott has an event space for every occasion and style and can accommodate groups from 50 to 1,000. Foyer spaces with soaring windows and views of the Austin skyline are the perfect backdrop to a stunning event in addition to the breathtaking Congress Avenue Terrace overlooking Ladybird Lake and downtown Austin. Out of town guests can enjoy the largest guest rooms, pamper your bridesmaids at the in-house spa or create the perfect menu for your rehearsal dinner, reception or farewell brunch utilizing the top notch in-house catering team.
See our full list of local Austin wedding venues here!