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Austin-Area Wedding Venues with On-Site Lodging

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On-site lodging is so helpful when you have out-of-town wedding guests or simply want to be able to host your bridal party or family all in one place on your wedding night. We’ve rounded up several of Austin’s top wedding venues with on-site lodging, including quaint Hill Country retreats and bustling downtown hotels. No matter your style, you’ll love the ceremony and reception options these venues have to offer, in addition to their hospitality and accommodations just a step away from all the wedding day fanfare! Happy venue hunting!

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Camp Lucy – This idyllic Dripping Springs venue wants to be your wedding weekend “home base.” Views to die for and their iconic stucco/limestone buildings make this venue a popular one. With breathtaking indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces as well as luxury guest rooms and cottages, you and your guests will absolutely love this Hill Country retreat.

Photo: The Bird and The Bear

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Firefly Farm – With sprawling oak trees and on-site lodging amenities for up to 26 guests (perfect for your family or your bridal party and their dates!), Firefly Farm Event Center in Wimberley offers a rustic and relaxed Hill Country setting. In the Big Red Barn, 500 of your closest friends can join you for a reception you’ll never forget!

Photo: Penelope L’amore Photography

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JW Marriott Austin – Host your wedding on the JW Marriott’s terrace overlooking Congress Avenue and Lady Bird Lake, and then host your guests in the hotel’s modern, Austin-inspired rooms right on site! The JW Marriott’s stunning spaces and skilled wedding teams are sure to make your wedding remarkable.

The Lodge Above Town Creek – If an intimate wedding with 100 guests or less is more your style and spending time with loved ones is your top wedding weekend priority, The Lodge Above Town Creek in historic Fredericksburg may just be your dream venue. Sixteen king-sized suites overlook a beautiful Hill Country creek, and your guests will even be able to enjoy a fireside lounge area, a continental breakfast and of course, the amazing pool!

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Hotel Granduca – Nestled in the hills of Westlake, this open air courtyard boutique hotel feels like your very own Italian villa. With luxury rooms and suites on-site to accommodate your out-of-town guests, you won’t have to worry about a thing with Hotel Granduca’s team taking care of you.

Photo: Feather & Twine

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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 Retreat at Balcones Springs – This waterfront venue just minutes west of Austin in Marble Falls features on-site lodging via 42 cabins available for rent on 250 gorgeous acres of Texas Hill Country. With catering, recreational activities and even a romantic bride and groom cabin, The Retreat really has thought of everything to make your wedding weekend go smoothly!

Photo: Feather & Twine

austin wedding venues with on-site lodging

Westin Austin Downtown – A rooftop terrace perfect for rehearsal dinners and cocktail hours, multiple ballrooms with audio visual services ready to go and, of course, stunning hotel rooms the Westin family of hotels is famous for, this downtown hotel is an unforgettable place to host your wedding and your guests all in one place!

Photo: Mint Photography

austin wedding venues with on-site lodging

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center – Between the Grand Ballroom, the garden courtyard and the Tejas Room, you’ve got plenty of perfect ceremony and reception locales to choose from at this centrally located venue. Your guests will appreciate the well appointed rooms right on site, and you’ll appreciate the hospitality and helpfulness of this venue’s talented event team!

Photo: Karlisch Studio

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Cypress Falls Event Center – With vintage creekside accommodations and plenty of activities to entertain your guests, Cypress Falls Event Center in Wimberley is a wonderful all-inclusive option for hosting a wedding weekend your guests won’t soon forget. Get married and then stay and play a while at this beautiful Hill Country wedding venue!

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Westin Austin at the Domain – With multiple ceremony and reception options, custom catering and, of course, gorgeous hotel rooms for your guests all in one place, you can host a North Austin wedding weekend in style at the Westin Austin at the Domain. Don’t forget the world class shopping just steps from your door!

Wahwahtaysee Resort – For a more adventurous wedding experience, look into Wahwahtaysee Resort near San Marcos. This venue offers incredible al fresco ceremony spots as well as luxury tents for you and your guests to stay the night! You can enjoy tubing, kayaking and more, all within the resort’s 100 pristine acres.


Of course, these aren’t the only top Austin venues with on-site lodging. Peruse our Local Venues to find hotels, resorts and more perfect for hosting your big day! Cheers!

Organic Romance Fall Wedding Design at The Milestone | Georgetown

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With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, we could not be more excited to share this gorgeous seasonal shoot captured by Elizabeth Denny Photography! The Milestone | Georgetown served as the most dreamy outdoor locale, featuring an abundance of greenery and rustic charm that fit the natural, raw theme of the day with ease. Flor Amor crafted the perfect bouquet and centerpiece using the warm autumn hues we all know and love. Breed and Co and Haley Wynn Designs set the scene with a truly stunning tablescape. Fashioning the hair and makeup stylings of Beautymark Agency, our bride wowed in a breathtaking lace mermaid gown from Blush Bridal Lounge. Dazzling gems from Nicole Mera completed her look. The Powder Sugar Room provided a two-tiered naked cake, dressed in blackberries and drizzled with delicious caramel. We simply can’t get enough of this organic romance fall wedding design and can hardly wait to highlight even more features from our brand new Fall/Winter 2018 issue! Happy planning!

Photos // Elizabeth Denny Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Sitting on 40 acres just above the San Gabriel River, The Milestone | Georgetown features a scenic outdoor ceremony site and spacious reception hall accommodating up to 320 guests. Open beam trusses, red oak floors and tall windows create a timeless backdrop for your wedding day. The beautifully designed wedding suites can accommodate the entire wedding party, and walk-around, covered porch offers a beautiful place for guests to mingle before and during the reception.

Bridal Buzz | Must-Have Specialty Wedding Vendors for Your Big Day

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If you’ve flipped through our Fall/Winter 2018 issue, you know we’ve introduced you to some of the biggest names in specialty wedding vendors across the Austin area, and some hidden gems, too! Whether you’re looking for a fun photobooth, over-the-top decor, the perfect spot to host guests or even services for your fur babies, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to learn more about these specialty wedding vendors and the amazing services they have to offer for your special celebration!

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The Pet Gal

Austin couples adore including their precious pets in their big day plans, however, the logistics can sometimes be a bit cumbersome for a couple with already so much going on. And too often, the pups spend a majority of their time in a kennel or distracting family members from the celebration. Cue The Pet Gal. In addition to the company’s many pet services, The Pet Gal has a special offering for the betrothed and their best buds—wedding pet attendants for hire. Let the pros handle everything from transport (pet taxi), watering, walks and potty breaks to dressing, aisle escorting and photo shoot assistance. More than one pup? No worries. The Pet Gal will look after as many as you need. Free from stress, brides and grooms will be able to create lasting memories with their beloved fur family.

Photo: Julie Wilhite Photography

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Vannagram

Brides, meet Anna. She’s a beautiful, mint-hued 1979 Volkswagen bus that’s been converted into a one-of-a-kind mobile photo booth. After roaming the deserts of Arizona, coastline of California and mountains of Colorado, Anna retired to Austin for a new life making receptions more memorable than ever. Customizable for weddings and special events, this boho photo booth boasts the highest quality cameras, lighting that guests love, cute photo overlays and borders, festive filters, fun props and unique backdrops (macramé tapestry, anyone?). There are two- to six-hour packages to choose from, and they always include animated GIFs, shareable links to Insta, face morphing, marryoke, Dubsmash, and more! Vannagram has got it all and is uniquely authentic for your ATX I dos.

Photo: Lauren Reynolds Photography

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FunBox

It’s wedding fun, made easy. FunBox was an idea created by two sisters who, after designing and executing events for more than twenty years, knew there needed to be an accessible way for couples to add something interactive and memorable to their event, without the need for an actual attendant’s assistance. Enter: FunBox! They gather all the elements you need for various activities: a vodka bar, a hot chocolate bar, a polaroid guest book, even a photo booth – and ship it to you in a clearly labeled, cutely packaged box so you can set it all up yourself with minimal effort. Your guests will love the added touch, and you’ll love the easy setup and cleanup! It’s a win-win.

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The Balloon Bar

Color us smitten, we’re so in love with the whimsical décor of Austin-based The Balloon Bar. Giant, frilly and oh-so festive, their balloons fill the room (or your wedding photo ops) with smiles. Imagine a custom balloon created just for your playful engagement session or a bold-hued bundle to decorate a bridal shower or bachelorette party. The Insta-worthy balloons will have your squad snapping and posting memories from your spirited gatherings. Pick from vibrant colors, metallic letters and numbers, sparkling fringe, dramatic tassels, as well as confetti-filled balloons and balloon garlands — the girls behind The Balloon Bar will create exactly what you need!

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Adeak Vacation Rentals

Grab the girls for a pre-wedding retreat or memorable bachelorette weekend in the Hill Country. Splurge on one of Adeak’s gorgeous vacation houses that are not only spacious and located in close proximity to all the fun of Fredericksburg and Hill Country wineries, they’re also immaculate and well-appointed with beautiful furniture. From hot tubs and fire pits to chef’s kitchens and luxe master suites—Adeak has amazing options for your next girl’s trip. Or whisk the fiance away for a little pre-wedding R&R, thank your bridesmaids with an overnight stay and sunrise brunch, plan an affordable honeymoon — whatever you want — these vacay rentals are the perfect setting!

Photo: Marc Bennett

Happy Thanksgiving from Brides of Austin!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Brides of Austin!

Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Brides of Austin! As we power through production for our Spring/Summer 2019 issue, we truly have so much to be thankful for! We’ve been working with the most amazing brides to share their weddings in the upcoming issue. We’ve also had the opportunity to collaborate with the most talented wedding pros in Austin to share dozens of inspiring editorials. In just a few short months, the glossy pages that we’ve poured our hearts into will hit the newsstand, and we can’t wait to share it with you all! Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday!

Nostalgic Norwegian Wedding Inspiration at The Barn at Swallows Eve

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Seemingly plucked straight from an old world European fairytale, we can’t get over the dreaminess of this styled shoot filled with nostalgic Norwegian wedding inspiration captured by Elle Reaux Photography! Set in the countryside-like setting of  The Barn at Swallows Eve, earthy tones grounded the modern decor elements of the shoot like the hand calligraphy place cards and invitations from Design to Flourish, while eye-catching splashes of punchy orange and rich forest green accented throughout in elements like the plush lounge area, with seating and decorative pieces provided by Scavenged Vintage. Lounging in a gown selected for its ultra-romantic charm, the model bride wore the nod-to-Victorian-era high-neck lace overlay gown from Unbridaled paired with delicate rose gold and diamond rings from Eliza Page. Keeping her look whimsical yet modern, Beautymark Agency created a beauty look of equal parts naturally fresh and subtly glam, with golden and warm-toned makeup paired back with an intricately styled up-do. Keeping with the enchanted romance feel, the model bride carried a bouquet filled with classic blooms, paired with leafy green pieces and soft wildflower-like stems, expertly designed by Wildly Cultivated Floral Design. Single blooms of the same variety were paired with a fresh cut orange as the perfect embellishments to the eye-catching three-layer cake from Sweet Treets Bakery. With so many unique elements to this shoot, we’re keen to take note and plan our own modern day story book event! Cheers!

Photos // Elle Reaux Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Located near historic Fredericksburg, The Barn at Swallows Eve is an ideal setting. Surrounded by abundant wildflowers, oaks and the wide open Texas sky, their sun-kissed barn feature modern touches and amenities for a memorable celebration in Texas Hill Country.