While the majority of your wedding planning duties during your engagement should be enjoyable, there are certainly times where the deadlines, budgeting and lists can become overwhelming. Life is a balancing act, and the weeks, months and/or years during your engagement season should also be treated as such. Don’t let wedding planning stress – or ANY kind of stress – rule your life. Take a BREAK! You need a vacation from wedding planning just as you do from work, school or any other stressor. Whether your stress-free vacation be a staycation, a weekend getaway or just a simple night on the town, nothing can rejuvenate your mental health quite like a change of scenery. Thanks to some of our amazing Austin vendors, getting away is easier than ever!
Staycation in Austin
There are plenty of great places to spend a night at, but these romantic getaway spots are more than just a hotel! Get the true staycation experience and de-stress at a one-of-a-kind hotel!
Austin Marriott Downtown – Opening in January 2021, the Austin Marriott Downtown will serve as the perfect place to enjoy a staycation. Stay in one of their 25 suites, enjoy the rooftop pool amidst the Austin skyline, visit one of their three bars (or all three) and dine in their Austin-cuisine style restaurants. It’s the perfect location to enjoy popular Austin attractions like 6th street, shopping and renowned restaurants.
Kalahari Resort – The ultimate staycation starts here. With water parks, fine dining options, a spa & salon, an arcade and virtual reality park, you and your spouse-to-be could spend an entire week at Kalahari Resort! Escape your wedding stress at this amazing Round Rock destination!
Get Out of Town
Take away the tension with a weekend trip to some of Hill Country’s prettiest places.
Asante Lodge – a rustic lodge located in Drippings Springs – one of the most gorgeous towns in Hill Country, Asante Lodge is where you should consider spending your next weekend getaway. Relax in one of their private, luxury homes on property and enjoy all that the resort has to offer!
Hudson Bend Ranch – Think of Hudson Bend Ranch as a cross between a Texas Ranch and Austin Botanical Gardens, with a lot of Lady Bird Johnson influence. Extensive wildflowers, native plants, water features, and 300 y/o oak trees set a backdrop of beauty, shade, and serenity for your weekend getaway!
Lucky Arrow Retreat – Say goodbye to your wedding stress at Lucky Arrow Rretreat! Enjoy your stay in one of their deluxe cabins or luxury yurts. A Beer Garden, Pool, and a rustic-modern design style that keeps things fun awaits you!
Get Some Fresh Air
Photo // The Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls, April Mae Creative
It’s time to take a breather outside, move your body and get some fresh air! Spending time outdoors is proven to relieve stress, so this one should be at the top of your list when it comes to healing your mind and de-stressing.
The Contemporary Museum – A short five miles from downtown Austin, this one-of-a-kind museum isn’t just full of contemporary art, but also a historic landmark site! Walk through their outdoor sculpture garden amidst a stunning, natural landscape – the perfect way to free yourself from wedding planning stress!
The Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls – Just reading their name is enough to relieve a little stress and have you looking forward to your outdoor escape at one of Austin’s finest country clubs. Just off of Lake Travis, The Hills of Lakeway is the best place for you to sit back, relax and soak in the views!
Girls Night Out
Sometimes you just need to spend some time with your best friends. Taking an evening out of your week or weekend to catch up, vent about wedding planning and have a little fun will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to get back to planning!
Hotel Van Zandt – Picture-perfect scenes at every turn, a pool overlooking downtown Austin, craft beer, live music… Sounds like the perfect Night out with friends to me! Book a stay at this Austin staple with a few of your closest friends for a stress-free evening!
Looking for more ways to ease your wedding planning stress? Check out our full guide here!