Looking for an inexpensive wedding venue in beautiful San Antonio, Texas?
From country barns surrounded by oaks to dramatic cathedrals, the affordable wedding venues in San Antonio are diverse and speak to the area’s rich history.
According to the Wedding Report website, the average cost of a wedding in San Antonio is $29,196.
However, you will be surprised by the venue options available on a smaller budget.
Read on to discover 10 affordable wedding venues in San Antonio!
The Oaks at Boerne
Located just 45 minutes outside of San Antonio, in beautiful hilly countryside, the Oaks at Boerne is a little piece of heaven.
Imagine watching the sunset behind tall oaks as you say “I do” in a twilight ceremony and then dancing the night away beneath the stars.
This elegant wedding venue includes a restored barn and meadows shaded by huge oaks on over 40 acres of property.
However, it’s the small touches that make the Oaks at Boerne truly next level. Twinkling lights wind through the trees while swings hang from the branches.
The rental fee includes the use of the outdoor stage, ceremonial benches, resin chairs for the reception, farmhouse tables, the bridal suite, a donut wall, and rustic decorations.
Typical Cost: wedding packages start at $3,900
Capacity: up to 175 guests
Tuscany Wedding Venue
Take a trip to the Italian countryside without ever leaving San Antonio at Tuscany Wedding Venue.
Tall oaks reach up to the sky and grassy meadows invite you to take your shoes off and enjoy a walk at this beautiful property.
The venue features an elegant, stone villa with a selection of patios perfect for an outdoor ceremony. However, the grassy areas surrounding the villa are also romantic spots for a rustic wedding ceremony.
The property retains an intimate feel even though it can accommodate large wedding parties in the outdoor spaces.
Typical Cost: from $2,500
Capacity: up to 500 guests
1850 Settlement Barn
While there are many rustic wedding venue choices in San Antonio, 1850 Settlement Barn is our favorite and the affordable price makes it even sweeter.
This historic barn will transport you to a time gone by but don’t worry, it still has all the modern amenities you’ll need to be comfortable on your wedding day.
Even though it is partially open, the barn has a cooling system!
Bistro lights with adjustable brightness settings add a warm glow to evening wedding receptions and the vaulted ceilings make the barn feel incredibly spacious.
The grounds offer stunning views of the hills and are covered in natural vegetation that makes your wedding pictures pop.
Typical Cost: from $3,000 for event rentals Monday to Thursday during non-peak season
Capacity: up to 300 seated guests in the barn
Inn on the Riverwalk
Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Inn on the Riverwalk is a quaint, Victorian home living its second life as a picture-perfect B&B.
Originally constructed in the early 1900s, this historic venue hosts many special events from graduation celebrations to intimate weddings.
With 13 guestrooms on the property, this is a great choice for a mini-destination wedding. There are also plenty of hotels nearby so you can expand your guestlist a little bit.
Wedding ceremonies usually take place along the riverbank, under the shade of tall trees. However, you can also have a tiny ceremony in the Inn.
Typical Cost: from $750 for the Riverwalk Elopement Ceremony Package
Capacity: up to 125 guests
Western Sky Events & Event Venue
This is one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in San Antonio and it is pleasingly affordable considering the beautiful setting.
The grounds feature mature trees, lush lawns, panoramic views of the area, a pond with a romantic bridge, and 3 stunning venues.
The Windmill Chapel is a fresh take on a traditional ceremony site. Aptly named after the vintage windmill standing next to it, this chapel is made entirely of wood beams, with high ceilings and an open-air design with fan cooling.
The Ballroom is a blank canvas reception venue with white walls and a fresh, airy look. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling and large windows let in plenty of natural light.
Typical Cost: from $3,500
Capacity: up to 150 seated guests
Magnolia Gardens on Main
Located in Monte Vista District, Magnolia Gardens on Main is a timeless venue just minutes from downtown San Antonio.
Originally home to the Night Hawk restaurant, the Banquet Hall features walls of glass windows, hardwood floors, an antique grand piano, and a full bar.
Although the indoor spaces are beautiful and cozy, the outdoor areas are equally as lovely.
Nestled behind the main building, the Outdoor Gazebo is the perfect place to say “I do” in an intimate setting.
Even though you are in an urban area, you will get a taste of the countryside while enjoying the courtyard and outdoor patio.
Typical Cost: from $1,500 for rentals on Friday or Sunday
Capacity: up to 250 guests
Moonlight Ballroom & Conference Center
If you are looking for a stress-free, inexpensive wedding venue and you don’t need an outdoor ceremony space, then Moonlight Ballroom & Conference Center is the perfect place for your wedding day.
Former clients praise the quality of service and the ease of communication with the venue and wedding coordinators.
This all-inclusive event center offers three wedding packages: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. While the Platinum Package is the most popular option, each one includes standard services and some add-ons.
Typical Cost: from $600
Capacity: up to 250 guests
The Gardens at West Green
For couples seeking a garden ceremony in a budget-friendly wedding venue, the Gardens at West Green is the perfect setting.
Specializing in intimate garden weddings, the venue can accommodate a maximum of 80 wedding guests.
However, good things come in small packages and you will fall in love with the manicured lawns, ancient oak trees, and winding paths.
If you ever read the Secret Garden and wanted to explore those paths, this venue will make your wedding dreams come true.
Pro tip: the venue allows you to bring your own alcohol, which will go a long way in keeping costs down.
Typical Cost: wedding packages start from $2,750 Monday to Thursday
Capacity: up to 80 guests
Rancho La Mission
Rustic barn? Check! Texas charm? Check check! Ranch La Mission is a beautiful event venue just 25 minutes from downtown San Antonio.
Although weddings are their specialty, they also host prom parties, Quinceaneras, and vow renewals.
Featuring a pueblo-style structure, bistro lighting, and two large pavilions, the outdoor venue is perfect for winter weddings and twilight ceremonies.
The barn is full of country charm and makes a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs.
The venue offers flexible payment plans to ensure you can make your wedding dreams come true without making your financial nightmares a reality.
Typical Cost: from $5,000
Capacity: up to 300 guests
San Fernando Cathedral
For couples seeking a traditional wedding ceremony in a church, San Fernando Cathedral is a beautiful wedding setting.
Founded in 1731, it is the oldest religious community in Texas and boasts a variety of reception venues for after the ceremony.
This is a great choice for couples who want to have the reception and ceremony in the same place.
The cathedral itself is magnificent with towering ceilings, and arched windows adorned by stained glass and marble columns.
Keep in mind that the church has a strict dress code so check to make sure your apparel is suitable before your big day.
Typical Cost: from $2,400
Capacity: up to 500 guests