Looking for affordable wedding venues in Texas? This beautiful state features rolling hills covered in oaks, historic missions, unbeatable barbeque, and some of the warmest hospitality in the country. You can also find some of the best value wedding venues to fit your budget.
According to Wedding Report, the average wedding in Texas costs $22,964, which is well below the national average. However, low cost does not mean low quality.
From Croatian-inspired chapels to oceanfront homes with unending sea views, Texas has so much more to offer than simply ranch-style venues.
Texas Rock House
Offering the kind of rustic elegance you can only find in the Lone Star State, Texas Rock House is a Hill Country gem. Located in San Marcos, this venue is laidback with a vintage feel.
Longhorn cattle graze by the fences, next to vintage trucks, and cowboy hats are encouraged. The 1940s Rustic Barn is artfully weathered and features a dance floor, bistro lighting, dining tables with chairs, an attached deck, and ceiling fans. This indoor space is perfect for a country-style reception with a good dose of dancing.
In terms of outdoor options, your wedding guests will love the Outdoor Ceremony Site, which includes wooden benches, a flower garden, plenty of lawn space, and the chance to feed the farm animals.
Typical Cost: wedding event packages start at $1,895
Capacity: up to 100 guests in the 1940s Rustic Barn
The Eagle Historic Warehouse
Located in downtown Hillsboro, the Eagle Historic Warehouse is an inexpensive venue that combines industrial chic with historical legacy. The aesthetic is bold and simple, featuring unfinished brick walls, exposed ductwork, vaulted ceilings, and polished concrete floors.
If you’re interested in hosting part of your wedding outdoors, you can rent the Truck Yard. It’s behind the warehouse and a great space for a cocktail hour, lawn games, and mingling outside.
Conveniently located an hour from the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, this is the perfect location if you have family and friends coming from all over Texas.
Typical Cost: from $1,125 for rentals Monday to Thursday
Capacity: up to 250 guests (however, 150 guests is a better fit)
If you are considering an affordable wedding weekend in Central Texas, then Magnolia Ranch is the place for you. Magnolia Ranch has all of the ranch-style elements we love for a fraction of the cost when compared to other wedding locations.
The owners believe weddings should be affordable and are very upfront about their prices and they make sure that your venue rental fee comes with lots of extras.
For example, it includes exclusive use of the entire place, table linens in over 40 different colors, over 200 pieces of décor you can browse, a bridal suite, fire pits, and overnight accommodation (when you book the full weekend rental for $4,500).
The climate-controlled barn has over 3,000 square feet of reception space and the hilltop gazebo makes a great outdoor ceremony site. If you have a large guest list, this venue is a great choice for you.
Typical Cost: from $2,000 for a full-day rental Monday to Thursday
Capacity: up to 200 guests
Barr Mansion Ballroom & Farmstead
Situated just fifteen minutes from downtown Austin, Barr Mansion Ballroom & Farmstead is well-known in the wedding business, and with good reason. Originally constructed in 1898, this mansion is one of the most beautiful Victorian-era historic homes in Texas and an ideal place to get ready for your ceremony.
The Artisan Ballroom was built in 2000 and includes 40-foot glass walls that make you feel like you’re in the middle of nature. Minus the heat and bugs, of course!
The Farmstead is similar to an open-air pavilion and has modern details that blend seamlessly with the entire Victorian aesthetic. The property also features lush gardens, heritage trees, and expansive lawns fully at your disposal.
Typical Cost: from $1,800 for elopement packages
Capacity: up to 250 guests
Beauty and the Beach
This is the best affordable, oceanfront wedding venue in Texas. Nestled along the sandy coastline at Crystal Beach, this Gulf Coast getaway was designed to host outdoor events on the beach and grassy lawns. You can even put your chairs on the sand!
A functional, wooden lighthouse painted white and blue adds coastal charm and the sweeping views of the sea will blow you away. The venue is secluded and features amenities such as a beachfront ceremonial pergola, a dance floor, a tiki bar, a fully-stocked kitchen, a covered outdoor reception area, and private beach access.
You must book the house for at least 2 nights via VRBO (it’s usually around $460 per night). Then, you can pick a wedding package of your choice, ranging from small DYI weddings to full-service weddings.
Typical Cost: wedding packages start at $1,499
Capacity: up to 100 guests
Ronin Art House
Located in downtown Houston’s Warehouse District, Ronin Art House is actually 3 separate venues at 3 different addresses. However, Ronin 2 is our favorite. This trendy, industrial space is the perfect wedding venue for couples with a smaller guest list.
The indoor reception venue is brightly lit by natural light streaming in through the arched entryway and glass skylights. Exposed wood beams, brick walls, and concrete floors add to the warehouse atmosphere and create a blank canvas setting.
You can bring your own caterers, which definitely keeps costs down, but all alcoholic beverages must be served by the venue’s preferred vendor.
Typical Cost: from $1,100 for full-day rentals Monday to Thursday
Capacity: up to 75 standing guests or 50 seated guests at Ronin 2
Little Wren Weddings & Events
This quaint country chapel features a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony site and is a simply darling choice located just outside of Dallas, in Rockwall. Even though the venue is small, there are both indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Chapel is picture-perfect and features white shingles on the outside, simple white pews, arched ceilings with wooden beams, and tiled floors. The Garden cannot be tented due to the powerlines; however, it’s a beautiful space for an outdoor reception and well shaded by the trees. It can also be converted into an outdoor ceremony site.
The rental fee includes the use of the bridal cottage, the groom suite, tables and chairs, pews, and the kitchen. You also get 1 hour to take bridal or engagement photos.
Typical Cost: from $2,500 for all-day rentals Monday to Thursday
Capacity: up to 64 guests in the chapel and 99 guests in the garden
The Sanctuary Event Space
If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a backyard feel, you’ll love the Sanctuary Event Space. Located in Austin, this event space has several great offerings: the Studio, the Cottage, the Outdoor Grounds, and the Loft and Tree Top Balcony.
The Outdoor Grounds can host fairytale ceremonies with an iron ceremonial arch and winding ivy making it all the more romantic. Shaded beneath a huge oak tree, the ceremony site is terraced and has 2 separate seating areas.
Sanctuary Space is a non-profit that supports the Amala Foundation, offering leadership training to young people in Texas and around the world.
Typical Cost: $2,500 to $5,000
Capacity: up to 150 guests
Bella Donna Chapel
Located in McKinney, this Northern Texas chapel has the most beautiful interior that will set the stage for your dream wedding. Designed after a 16th-century church in Croatia, Bella Donna Chapel can be found on 45 acres of land turned into a replica of Supetar, a fishing village on the Croatian coast.
The chapel’s interior features wooden pews imported from Europe and wall paintings that look like the work of Old World masters.
This elegant wedding venue is truly unlike anything else you’ll find in Texas and will transport you to Europe, minus the expensive flight.
Typical Cost: from $2,500 for full weddings
Capacity: up to 200 guests
Brick at Blue Star
This warehouse setting is located in the Blue Star Arts Complex, in San Antonio. The event center can only be described as multi-use and is a flexible space for hosting art events, corporate functions, and weddings, too.
The main venue showcases 2 vintage crystal chandeliers that are simply jaw-dropping – the kind of decorations that would send your wedding costs through the roof if you rented them yourself.
The basic rental rate includes access to the main warehouse, the staging area, the lobby, and, of course, the restrooms. Do keep in mind that you must buy beer and wine through the venue’s preferred vendor so this is something to think about when you factor in costs.
Typical Cost: from $2,000 for rentals Sunday through Thursday
Capacity: up to 275 guests
Willow Creek Ranch
This charming East Texas ranch is perfect for a couple looking for a rustic reception barn. Constructed with oak, pine, and cedar wood, the barn has a sweet, handcrafted charm. String lights give the interior a soft glow and make the wood’s natural color stand out.
Originally a tree farm, the 50-acre grounds feature a koi pond with water features, meandering paths, rows of trees, and a deck behind the barn.
The hosts also provide 2 and 3-day wedding packages that start from $4,500. This is the perfect choice if you’re looking for an inexpensive wedding venue that can host a weekend-long event.
Pro tip: the wildflowers bloom during the springtime months and make a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photos!
Typical Cost: from $1,800 for rentals Monday to Friday
Capacity: up to 200 guests
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
This is the best outdoor wedding venue in Dallas-Fort Worth Area and possibly all of Texas for several reasons. First, there are so many gardens to choose from with varying capacities and different layouts. In fact, there are 18 ceremony locations divided between daytime and evening availability.
Second, you can have a ceremony, a ceremony with a reception, a micro-wedding, or an elopement indoors or outdoors. Rosine Hall is the largest reception location with a maximum capacity of 500 guests, while DeGolyer Loggia is better suited for up to 100 guests and features a brick patio with a stunning lake view.
Lastly, the rental prices are excellent and beautiful landscaping makes an unforgettable setting for any wedding.
Typical Cost: from $1,000
Capacity: up to 500 guests in Rosine Hall
The Barn at 5S Ranch
Situated about 50 minutes from downtown Austin, in Thrall, this a gorgeous event space for anyone who loves ranch-style weddings. Rental of the Barn at 5S Ranch comes with 15 hours of event time, a kitchen for light prepping, a bridal suite, a wooden arbor, chairs, tables, and more.
Surrounded by pastures, the barn itself is made in a more contemporary style with high ceilings, ring chandeliers, and clean-cut lines. A long country road leads to the ranch and makes you want to take your time.
Whether you’re hosting a bohemian wedding or a country affair, the venue is the perfect blank canvas to bring your dreams to life.
Pro tip: don’t miss the absolutely gorgeous sunsets!
Typical Cost: from$3,500 to $4,500
Capacity: up to 200 guests