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Want the luxury and feel of a destination wedding without ever leaving Austin? Have your destination wedding at home at any of these beautiful Austin area venues! The Hill Country has so many unique locales that will make you feel like you’ve traveled to an exotic island getaway or an Italian villa. Whether you’re seeking waterfront with a view or historic European charm – or something in-between – we’ve got you covered. Check out all these amazing Austin destination wedding finds!

Hotel Granduca Austin

This 16th century palazzo-inspired venue is straight out of an Italian dream! The stunning Hotel Granduca Austin is inspired by the life and history of Adalberto Malatesta, Granduca of Monfallito. With brilliant Italian architecture and mural-painted walls, this place is sure to bring a little destination to your Old World Italian wedding. Reminiscent of a private Italian villa, designed to reflect the comfort of home and feature luxurious amenities combined with Italian accents, Hotel Granduca Austin includes balconies overlooking the property’s pool and gardens. Make your dream destination wedding in Italy come to life, without ever leaving Austin!

Have a Destination Wedding at Home with These 9 Amazing Venues

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort falls right between Texas Hill Country charm and romantic lakeside luxury. With this beautiful lakeside venue, you’re able to keep the Texas Hill Country wedding you’ve always dreamed of, while still adding the luxury of a destination wedding. Like most destination weddings, they’re part wedding, part vacation – you’re sure to melt away in relaxation with Horseshoe Bay’s Resort’s amenities. From a yoga class, to the spa or a friendly match of tennis you’re sure to feel like you’re in a different country, when in reality you’re only minutes from home!

Photo // Mint Photography

The Contemporary Austin | Laguna Gloria

Laguna Gloria is a historic landmark site located only five miles from downtown on beautiful Lake Austin, featuring outdoor sculptures by renowned international artists, a gorgeous natural landscape, and historic ties to Texas culture. Wether you’re looking for an Italian-inspired getaway or the lush, atmospheric outdoors – you are sure to be wowed. The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria is known for it’s Italian-style Driscoll Villa inspiration. With its stunning architecture all around the grounds and views of Lake Austin, your destination wedding is right around the corner!

Photo // Stephanie Ponce

The Oasis on Lake Travis

Overlooking Lake Travis, The Oasis on Lake Travis is truly all in the name! Killer sunsets in paradise? Yes please! With their many ceremony spots, there’s no shortage of gorgeous views to make your Austin wedding feel as if you’re anywhere else but in the heart of Texas. Don’t worry about that Austin heat either – their decks make for a truly breezy wedding.

Photo // K-Ruiz Photography


Wahwahtaysee Resort

Wed in style at Wahwahtaysee Resort with their incredible Texas landscape views and glamping tents! Set on a 100-acre property Wahwahtaysee is a 150 year old pecan grove overlooking the San Marcos River. Make a weekend out of your destination celebration by renting their safari tents as accommodations for your guests. Don’t even get us on the topic of those sunsets – they’re to-die-for!

Photo // Prefontaine Photography

The LINE Hotel | Austin

Looking to keep the Austin flair while still going destination on your big day? Opt for The LINE Hotel in Austin! The hotel and venue is at the crossroads where Town Lake meets downtown. You can still have that high-energy Austin vibe while throwing in bits of destination. One excellent way to do this is with your decor  – those tropical details have us feeling like we’re on an island, far far away!

Lakeway Resort & Spa

Make your at-home-Austin destination wedding at Lakeway Resort and Spa what you want it to be! With views of the Austin Hill Country and an overlook of Lake Travis, this venue is perfect for a European romance or tropical paradise. You can’t forget about their elegant ballrooms or wrap-around outdoor terraces that can help bring your vision to life.

Photo // Stephanie Rogers Photography

Westin Austin at the Domain

Keeping the heart of Austin in mind, Westin Austin at the Domain is a perfect option for your destination wedding theme. Dress your decor to match your destination theme, while downtown Austin and the excitement of 6th street is right out the front door! Your guests can explore the live music scene, great restaurants, sophisticated shopping and much more.

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Rolling hills and lush gardens define the scenery at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa. Just outside of Austin, you can still have the Austin-esque atmosphere while being away from the city in a foreign-looking scene. The venue’s new renovations have made it a top-tier resort with lush and luxurious amenities that you will surely rave about. Just look at those rolling hills – now that’s what we call a destination right at home!

Photo // Jenny DeMarco Photography

Looking for something a little more classic? Check out our complete list of favorite local wedding venues here!

Other Local Vendors:
Jenny DeMarco Photography, K-Ruiz Photography, Prefontaine Photography, Stephanie Rogers Photography, Stephanie Ponce, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, The Westin Austin at The Domain, Wahwahtaysee Resort