There are literally hundreds of romantic locales around the Austin area to get hitched.
Some of the best-rated and most enjoyed are right around the corner in our own backyard and in close-by neighboring towns such as Dripping Springs, Lago Vista and Wimberley. These Hill Country shindigs can take place at ranches, private estates, restored churches, and more.
In keeping with the true spirit of Lake Travis, there is a more relaxed and serene feel to the locations, giving brides and grooms a lot of breathing room on their big day. And with downtown Austin just a short 45 minute drive from most venues, out-of-town guests have the option of enjoying the best of both the country and the city.
Here are some of the best wedding venues in Lake Travis and the surrounding Hill Country:
Hill Country Wedding Spots
The long and complicated search for the perfect wedding venue needn’t be so nerve-racking. However, after you consider all of the variables, a wedding can take quite a bit of planning, from picking the date to throwing the bouquet — there are a million tiny details to consider all along the way.
In recent years, the popularity of wedding venues that offer their own wedding coordination, catering and entertaining has increased. This helps take care of some of the hassle of planning the big day, letting the domestic duo enjoy their matrimony in peace.
Private ranches, such as Vista West Ranch, Memory Lane and Old Glory Ranch promise to take care of many of the little details and assist you as much as you need along the way. This can be a lifesaver to many couples looking to simplify their planning and perhaps even save a little in the process.
The spaciousness that these ranches provide is invaluable when you have a large family, enjoy the outdoors or just want to get away for your special day. Many offer on-site accommodations as well, making it a little easier to unwind after the ceremonies and receptions are over.
And to make the deal sweeter, many venues are smack-dab in the middle of Texas Wine Country, otherwise known as the Hill Country Wine Trail. Enjoy some of the finest in Texas wines and spirits of the area, including the emergent beer breweries springing up such as Jester King Brewery and Twisted X Brewing Company. It’s a great way to keep the party going the next day!
Getting Married on the Lake
If your idea of getting hitched involves saying your vows in your swimming trunks, you might want to check out the wedding spots right on Lake Travis before you give up hope.
There are dozens of lakeside locales perfect for the big day: marinas, spas, lakeside private estates — you name it. Whether your idea of memorable matrimony is high atop the deep coves of Lake Travis or along the shores of the natural land surrounding it, there’s a little slice of the lake for everyone.
Some of the most favored Austin wedding spots are just a short drive out West at The Oasis, Texas. There you can dine, unwind and say your vows at sunset on the picturesque patios at The Oasis. The Mansfield is one of the newest wedding venues taking reservations from happy couples, which just happens to harbor the cool brews of Oasis Texas Brewing Company.
A little North of these spots are private estates and hilltop houses set high up on the far sides of Lake Travis. Villa Antonia is one such estate that boasts some of the best views of the area. Lago Vista is home to Natures Point, a scenic spot on the side of Lake Travis that will let you get about as close to the water without falling right in. These romantic look-outs are the prime spot to walk down the aisle while taking in the beautiful waters of the popular Highland Lake.
Lake Travis locals might already know about the hidden Lakeway gem, Lakeway Resort and Spa, and it’s quickly catching on as one of the areas best lakeside wedding venues for all sorts of lake lovers. Enjoy the rich history of the spa while taking in the gorgeous views of Lake Travis, all sure to be a lovely memory in guests’ minds for years to come.
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem
It’s your big day, so be as formal or as casual as you want. But for a laid-back vibe on your wedding day, give Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country a try. These Central Texas wedding venues don’t disappoint.