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Top Austin Wedding Venues In The Texas Hill Country

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June 29, 2021

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There are so many great Austin Wedding Venues, that I have made a second list! As you saw in my first blog post, Austin has some incredible wedding venues, that are both unique and beautiful! This collection features venues around the Texas Hill Country. Covering 10,000 miles of rolling hills and winding rivers, this is the perfect area for a couple looking for a scenic backdrop. The Hill Country is known for its large venues, that give couples multiple areas for their wedding, and breathtaking sunset views. I have shot so many weddings here in Austin, and I often get asked what the best venues are by my clients! These venues are versatile and offer multiple spaces for you to choose from for your wedding day.

Allan House - Top Austin Wedding Venues | Julie Wilhite Photography

Allan House

The Allan House is a historic Victorian home and is one of the most popular venues I shoot at. Built in 1883, this home became a venue in 2000. This charming Victorian has century-old oak trees and Texas blossoms around the grounds, making for some beautiful backdrops. The home can seat up to 50 guests and makes a beautiful ceremony space. The courtyard and garden area are popular for warm-weather weddings and can accommodate up to 225 guests. The bridal suite inside makes for beautiful getting-ready pictures! I am also listed as a preferred vendor for the Allan House, and it is an honor to shoot weddings there!

Looking for more inspiration at The Allan House? Check out Brittany and Jason’s Allan House Wedding!

 

The Greenhouse at Driftwood - Top Austin Wedding Venues | Julie Wilhite Photography

The Greenhouse at Driftwood

This venue is just minutes outside of Austin, but feels like you are worlds away! The Greenhouse at Driftwood is not only beautiful but eco-friendly! They use their rainwater collection for primary water use, and most of the energy needed to run the facility comes from their rooftop solar panels. The two-story greenhouse features tropical and rainforest plants, including palms and orchids. Next door is an additional greenhouse, that features a desert climate, and plenty of cacti and succulents. In total, there are 70 different species planted inside!

When choosing a space for your wedding, you can choose between the greenhouses, the deck, and the lawn. The desert greenhouse is perfect for an intimate elopement, as it can only house 7 people. Mattie and Drake chose the greenhouse for their intimate wedding, and guests overlooked on the balcony as they said I do!

 

Ma Maison - Top Austin Wedding Venues | Julie Wilhite Photography

Ma Maison

Ma Maison is nestled in wine country, surrounded by wildflowers and filled with French design. This venue offers multiple indoor and outdoor sites, that give you options for your ceremony and reception. The Great Hall is the showcase of Ma Maison. It has exposed beams, French accents, and chandeliers. The Great Hall is 4,000 square feet, so plenty of space for your ceremony or reception! It even has multiple bars to accommodate all guests.

The most unique space is the Green Cathedral. This space features an antique French gazebo that makes the most amazing ceremony backdrop! It has oaks in the background and stone tile. For a waterfront view, the Lake View site is right next to the lake, and it is great for cocktail hour, or a sunset ceremony. The most popular space is The Grove, which can seat up to 600 guests. The stone altar has a backdrop of old oaks and an endless green lawn.

See more of Jessica and Adam’s wedding at Ma Maison.

 

Austin Wedding Venues – Julie Wilhite Photography | Austin Wedding Photographer

Addison Grove & The Ivory Oak

Less than 20 minutes outside of downtown Austin, Addison Grove feels like it is worlds away. The enchanting grounds are natural, with multiple spaces throughout the property for your wedding. A staple of the venue, the Barn at Addison Grove is stunning. It can seat up to 300 guests and is open concept. The oversized windows allow for ample lighting no matter the time of day. There are large doors that open out to the covered patio, allowing for guests to mingle both outside and inside. The Grove is the perfect ceremony spot, with a canopy of oak trees surrounding the space.

One of the best perks for the bridal party is the 1,800 square foot bridal house, which is the perfect spot to get ready in. It is complete with a kitchen, dressing area, and a separate hair and makeup area. The lighting inside the space is beautiful, and ideal for getting ready pictures. There is even a groom’s suite, located on the opposite of the property. Your groom will love the outdoor patio, game table, and stocked fridge. It really is one of the most versatile Austin wedding venues!

The Woodbine Mansion - Top Austin and Hill Country Wedding Venues | Julie Wilhite Photography

Woodbine Mansion

One of the most beautiful estates in the Texas Hill Country, Woodbine Mansion is always a favorite of my couples. The original home was built in 1931, and has been redesigned with a Greek-revival style that is perfect as a backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. The venue boasts two spacious courtyards, so you can select the one you love the most. The private gardens and gazebo are well-manicured, and make for beautiful portraits, especially at sunset! The property boasts a beautiful indoor space for smaller weddings, but many couples chose to tent the lawn, where you can hold up to 300 guests. This space is also great for engagement sessions since you can get a variety of backgrounds all in one space!

Laguna Gloria

If you are looking for a garden venue, with lake views, you will love Laguna Gloria! Located on Lake Austin, it’s just a few miles north of downtown Austin. The main feature is the Italian-style Driscoll Villa, which makes guests feel like they have arrived in Italy, without the long plane ride. The beautiful expansive grounds give you many options for your wedding. My favorite ceremony site is overlooking Lake Austin as Allie and Tim did for their wedding! Their large patio can be tented for an al-fresco reception, which is absolutely breathtaking at sunset. This is also a favorite spot of mine for engagement sessions since you can really make use of the beautiful grounds. 

Wedding Venues in Austin and The Texas Hill Country

No matter where you decide to host your wedding, there are incredible venues in Austin, and around the Texas Hill Country. If you are looking for some Austin wedding venues that are downtown, make sure to visit my blog post, here!

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