Destination weddings are all about having a great escape! However, maybe certain factors are preventing you from having one, or maybe COVID-19 has made your ideal destination out of the question. If only you could have all the beauty and extravagance of a destination wedding right here in Austin… oh wait, you can! Fortunately, Austin has several luxurious venues that make having that great escape come to life. Don’t believe me? Keep scrolling and see for yourself!
A wedding on the water? Check! Begin this new chapter of your lives overlooking Lake Travis and watching the sunset from the Sunset Capital of Texas. There are five ceremony and reception spaces to choose from bringing breathtaking views, unique style and Tuscan elements. You’ll be thinking you’re anywhere but Texas!
Photo // Sasha Haagensen Photography
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum is a tranquil environment that surrounds you and your guests with beautiful natural backdrops. Travel down its winding pathways over bridges and ponds and explore all the bronze and stone sculptures on display. The wide-open landscapes and lighting through the trees of UMLAUF will give you the whimsical garden wedding of your dreams.
Photo // Honey Gem Creative
Say “I do” with a panoramic view of Lake Travis and Austin Hill Country at Lakeway Resort & Spa. Ceremonies and receptions take place in grand ballrooms with vaulted ceilings and vast windows highlighting the calming scenery. Our favorite part is the wraparound terrace where you can relax and take it all in. With all of this, it’s hard not to feel like you’re in paradise.
Photo // Christina Carroll Photography
Garey House is your Tuscan getaway in the Texas Hill Country. Its outdoor terrace provides a magnificent rustic European backdrop for your ceremony and backs up to a beautiful pond. The intimate courtyard with string lights looks straight out of an Italian vineyard and makes for perfect reception space. The romance and history felt here will make you believe you’re simply roaming through Tuscany.
Photo // April Mae Creative
Sitting at the bottom of a cliff in the Hill Country, Hidden Falls brings you marvelous ceremony sites you can’t resist. Waterfalls and 100-year-old trees create ideal nature backdrops. The property provides two venues to choose from depending on if you’re a rustic or modern bride. The reception space sure doesn’t disappoint either. You’ll be whisked away to a natural oasis you won’t forget!
Photo // Hannah Mayson Photo
Are you seeking an exciting, family-friendly vacation wedding destination? Kalahari Resorts & Conventions might be exactly what you’re looking for. Infused with African flair, this venue offers one of America’s largest indoor waterparks, luxury spas, one-of-a-kind restaurants and sleeping accommodations all in one place. Begin your marriage in a place of adventure! Kalahari Resorts is coming to Round Rock, Texas, in November 2020.
Think of Hudson Bend Ranch as a cross between a Texas ranch and Austin botanical garden. Extensive wildflowers, native plants, water features, and 300-year-old oak trees set a backdrop of beauty, shade and serenity for your special event. Their wedding packages include three days lodging with eight private bedrooms. This is the perfect destination venue that will accommodate all your lodging needs!
Photo: Mint Photography
Looking for something a little more “Texas”? Peruse our complete venue directory.