10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Austin Sure to Delight You

If you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding then you’ll agree that the picture-perfect backdrop is key. With a wide variety of venues from ranches to luxurious resorts, Austin can offer you impeccable views and limitless photo opportunities to make your outdoor wedding truly whimsical. 

With an average wedding cost of around $21,000, far below the national average, you can also add “affordable” to Austin’s list of perks! 

The following are some of the best outdoor wedding venues in Austin to help you make your outdoor wedding dreams a reality. 

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Pecan Springs Ranch

Located just 15 minutes from downtown Austin, Pecan Springs Ranch is an outdoor wedding venue with tons of southern charm.

Surrounded by 17 acres of pecan and oak trees, the Creekside Pavilion is the main outdoor venue and is accented by flowers, a creek, a pond, and a freshwater spring!

The wedding package includes a 12-hour rental as well as ample decor and outdoor lighting. There is also a bridal house and separate groom suite available.

For an additional rental fee, you and your wedding guests can have the unique experience of being served by “drink donkeys.” The drink donkeys, Opie and Sassy, are trained to carry beverages to your guests! 

Pecan Springs Ranch is definitely an option for anyone seeking an outdoor wedding venue with some special perks.

Price Range: $8,000-$35,000.       

Capacity: 300-450 guests.

Find Pecan Springs Ranch at Pecan Springs Ranch or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

The Oaks at High Hill

A resort-style home ready to accommodate you and your wedding guests, The Oaks at High Hill in Schulenburg, Texas, offers you the option of a wedding in the countryside.

Create memorable wedding experiences and get married under the 175-year-old ceremony tree amidst the rustic charm of the on-site creek.

There’s also an indoor space featuring a ballroom, covered outdoor patio, and beer garden perfect for your wedding reception.

A dual-purpose bar located between the ballroom and the patio makes it convenient for you and your guests to enjoy cocktails between the spaces while also having access to the full-service caterer’s kitchen. ​

The Oaks at High Hill has both a bridal suite and groom saloon. The luxury bridal suite is two stories and comes complete with a dressing room, kitchenette, living room, hair and makeup stations, a covered outdoor deck with private parking, and complimentary chilled mimosas and champagne.

The groom’s saloon is just as luxurious with a full bathroom and walk-in shower, a large kitchen and bar area, a covered outdoor deck, a complimentary BBQ lunch with cold beer, and supplies on hand for bass fishing at the creek.

The Oaks at High Hill offers accommodations for up to eight people with its resort-style cottages. RV spaces equipped with utilities are also available.

Price Range: $12,000-$42,000.         

Capacity: 750 guests.

Find The Oaks at High Hill at High Hill Weddings or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

Hummingbird House

If you want to hold your outside wedding at an award-winning venue, look no further than Hummingbird House in South Austin.

Many describe this venue as fairytale-like with its canopies of arching trees, blooming flowers, and lovely water features throughout the property. 

For an outdoor wedding, you have the option of the Pavilion or the Courtyard.

The Pavilion is a 3,000-square-foot, open-sided tent draped in gauze and aglow from lanterns and twinkle lights from the surrounding trees.

The Courtyard is surrounded by a manicured landscape and its package includes 200 Chiavari chairs, 200 white garden ceremony chairs, and tables for up to 200 guests.

There’s also a 400-square-foot cocktail tent with white sheer draping and a bronze chandelier for an elegant wedding reception.

One of the highlighted amenities of Hummingbird House is its exceptional bride and groom suites which include perks such as covered patios, mini-fridges, and a foosball table.

Price Range: $6.000-$24,000.     

Capacity: 225 guests.

Find Hummingbird House at Hummingbird House or check out Facebook or Instagram

Ponderosa Weddings and Events

Have a down-home, Texas-style wedding in a rustic barn at the featured venue at Ponderosa Weddings & Events in Smithville.

This particular venue is considered one of the most affordable wedding venues in Austin due to its customizable wedding packages, but what makes this space perfect for an outdoor wedding is the wide-open, expansive space and the beautiful sunsets.

The outdoor ceremony site features cedar wood benches for your wedding guests to watch you and your beloved exchange vows under a wooden arbor right next to a small pond. 

Amenities included in the wedding packages include changing suites for the bride and groom, an onsite kitchen as well as a discount for in-house catering offered by the catering company Urban Cowboy.

Ponderosa Weddings and Events is well-known for its add-on services such as a day-of planner, a mini dessert station, a professional DJ and/or photographer, and even a mechanical bull if so desired!

Price Range: $6,500-$15,000.        

Capacity: 180-500 guests.

Find Ponderosa Weddings and Events at Ponderosa Events or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

Shiraz Garden

Getting married along the banks of the Colorado River has never been easier at Shiraz Garden.

Located in Hill Country providing beautiful views, an abundance of greenery, and an outdoor cathedral, this venue is perfect for those seeking an intimate and private outdoor setting.

There is a recently-built banquet hall with numerous windows providing natural light for your indoor wedding ceremony or reception. 

One of the most charming features of Shiraz Garden is the hidden staircase which doubles as a sculpture and water fountain making it an exceptional backdrop for wedding photography.

Price Range: $5,000-$20,000.     

Capacity: 150 guests.

Find Shiraz Garden at Shiraz Garden or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

Felton Ranch

Located in the Texas Hill Country of Driftwood, Felton Ranch is the perfect outdoor wedding venue for those who want to design their own wedding experience.

The ranch sits on 15 acres with a 4,000-square-foot garden house which is the main venue space. Accented with French roses, and located near the Live Oak Forest, the Felton Ranch provides a mystical charm for your outdoor wedding. 

The covered Pavilion space has a side opening that allows for outside dining and dancing for your wedding reception.

For the most part, the Felton Ranch space is quite minimalistic allowing you to turn it into whatever you desire.

Felton Ranch does offer basics such as table and chair rentals as well as audio/visual setup, and parking. At such an affordable price, there’s plenty of space at Felton Ranch to make your dream wedding a reality. 

Price Range: $2,000-$6,000.        

Capacity: 200 guests.

Find Felton Ranch at Felton Ranch or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

Barr Mansion Ballroom & Farmstead

With over 40 years of wedding catering experience, Barr Mansion in Austin is well-equipped to handle your outdoor wedding.

Located on a seven-acre estate, say “I do” on the 8,000 square-foot Grand Lawn or in The Farmstead, a rustic, covered outdoor space with natural light and high ceilings. 

Barr Mansion offers several additional services such as wedding planning services, rental decorations, certified organic cuisine prepared by an on-site chef, and professional catering staff. 

Price Range: $19,000-$65,000.      

Capacity: 250 guests.

Find Barr Mansion Ballroom & Farmstead at Barr Mansion or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

The Vista on Seward Hill

Located just 10 minutes from downtown Austin, the Vista on Seward Hill is ideal for those seeking a rustic, outdoor wedding experience.

Maybe you’re interested in getting married in the Grand Banquet Hall which features a romantic vibe accented by crystal chandeliers, or perhaps the expansive garden is more suitable for your outdoor wedding dreams.

The Vista on Seward Hill offers several amenities including decor rental, audio and lighting assistance, set up and cleanup, and event planning.

This venue also has a great reputation for high-quality culinary and catering experience.

Notably, this is a pet-friendly space, so feel free to bring along your furry friends to join in on your wedding day celebration!

Price Range: $5,000-$12,000.

Capacity: 200 guests.

Find The Vista on Seward Hill at The Vista on Seward Hill or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

The Hills of Lakeway

Get married in style at The Hills of Lakeway Country Club in Austin.

This is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the Austin area because of its beautiful setting and breathtaking views of the countryside.

This venue features outdoor ceremony sites which include the Waterfall Ballroom with its highlighted waterfall amidst impeccably manicured golf grounds and trees. There is also the Ballroom at Flintrock Falls with views of the golf course, an outdoor fireplace, and exceptional sunset views. 

The standard wedding package at The Hills of Lakeway includes personal suites and locker rooms for pre-ceremony preparations, full catering services with the assistance of an executive chef, and a private event director to assist with planning your wedding day.

The Hills of Lakeway is also notably LGBTQ-friendly.  

Price Range: $25,000-$60,000.        

Capacity: 125-300 guests.

Find The Hills of Lakeway at The Hills of Lakeway or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

Vintage Villas

If you’ve always wanted to get married along the waterfront, the Vintage Villas in Austin is your award-winning wedding venue.

Exchange your vows at the vintage gazebo as the sun shines on you with the backdrop of a beautiful sunset, or under the stars at the open-air outdoor ceremony space complete with views of the lake. 

Take advantage of the all-inclusive wedding day packages which include event planning, in-house bar and catering services, set up and clean up, as well as liability insurance for your special day.

With an experienced catering team helping you build a customized wedding day menu and the professional event planning staff on hand to assist, Vintage Villas is a great option for your outdoor wedding. 

Price Range: $11,000-$42,000.

Capacity: 299 guests.

Find Vintage Villas at Vintage Villas or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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