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We’ve all heard that everything is bigger in Texas, but the price of weddings is surprisingly not. According to a study by Wedding Report, the average wedding in Texas costs $22,964, over $5000 less than the average wedding in the USA.
No wonder it’s the second most popular state to get married in!
From rustic barns to classic, white chapels and bohemian houses, this list of the best wedding venues in Texas will inspire both the budget-friendly bride and the couple looking to splurge.
Fall Creek Ranch
For couples seeking the quintessential ranch wedding that celebrates the beauty of rural Texas, Fall Creek Ranch is the place to be.
Situated on over 1,000 acres of land in Granbury, this venue is an actual working ranch where guests can spot cattle, wild turkeys, and deer.
The chapel features clean white walls and exposed wood beams and the reception hall can be dressed up or down depending on your preferences.
There are many unmissable photo spots throughout the property, including a charming covered bridge and meandering creek.
Typical Cost: $6,000 for up to 100 guests.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art isn’t just a place for art lovers, it is the best wedding venue for couples who want a bold, eclectic space that requires no decorations at all. The space lends itself especially well to a black-tie wedding.
You will have access to the galleries and can also have a private photoshoot in the museum ahead of your wedding day.
You can choose to get married in several different buildings, but Marj and James A. Michener Gallery Building is a good choice because it is home to the Rapoport Atrium.
This is a simply stunning reception or ceremony space, featuring the vivid blue Stacked Waters installation by Teresita Fernández, high ceilings, and skylights.
Typical Cost: From $5,000 including use of the Rapoport Atrium.
Capacity: Up to 300.
Harper Hill Ranch
If you are looking for a new take on the rustic farm wedding aesthetic, Harper Hill Ranch has so much to offer.
Located on 128 acres of rolling hills outside of San Marcos, this venue is full of historical character, but also includes modern style and amenities to make your wedding dreams come true.
The stained glass windows in the temperature-controlled event space set this venue apart from other country barn wedding venues.
The Ranch House can sleep up to 27 people and is the perfect place to relax before your big day.
There are also many animals on the ranch, including miniature donkeys, llamas, and the famous longhorn cattle!
Typical Cost: $4,000.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Craving the vibrant colors and vintage beauty of Old Havana, Cuba, but don’t want to leave Texas? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Located on the San Antonio Riverwalk, Hotel Havana is a great choice for fun-loving couples who can’t wait to show their guests a good time.
Featuring pine floors, 20-foot high ceilings, an eclectic art collection, and bright turquoise accents throughout the property, this venue requires few decorations.
The Ocho restaurant, Havana Bar, and the terrace are great spaces for a reception, while the patio is the perfect place to exchange vows.
Typical Cost: From $50 per guest.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
The Wildflower Barn
The Wildflower barn is a great venue for laidback couples looking to get married in beautiful Hill Country and take incredible photographs.
In fact, this venue was originally a photography studio but has since been converted into a picture-perfect wedding space.
You can choose from the Bluebonnet Barn or the Meadow Barn or you can rent both depending on the size of your guest list.
The details and careful design set The Wildflower Barn apart from other rustic wedding venues; its huge oak trees, green lawns, open-air dance floor, twinkling lights, and red-painted wood all contribute to the unbeatable atmosphere.
Typical Cost: From $650.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
Located in Dripping Springs, amid gorgeous Texas Wine Country, Camp Lucy is the ultimate destination for luxurious ceremonies and a glamorous wedding affair.
There are four different spaces to celebrate your wedding day, but Sacred Oaks is the real winner.
It includes a stunning outdoor ceremony space, oak trees strung with thousands of tiny lights, a grand reception area, a bridal suite, catering services, and a massive lawn. Your ceremony will truly look like a piece of a fairytale!
Notably, guests can stay in one of the property’s luxurious rooms.
Typical Cost: From $7,500 for Sacred Oaks.
Capacity: Up to 350 guests.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
While there are many gorgeous, outdoor garden wedding venues in Texas, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is the best choice.
This venue features more options for ceremony and reception spaces than other garden venues. You can book a daytime or evening ceremony, or a combination of a reception and a ceremony.
Rose gardens, romantic gazebos, meadows overlooking the water, and manicured spaces with water features – pick the place that speaks to you most.
This is also a great venue if you have a large guest list. Rosine Hall easily holds a capacity of up 500 guests, but it doesn’t feel like a massive space and is filled with character.
If you are looking for an outdoor reception, DeGolyer Loggia is a great choice.
Typical Cost: From $5,400.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests.
Located 15 minutes from Austin, Barr Mansion is the most beautiful Victorian house available as a wedding venue.
Originally constructed in 1989, the mansion is incredibly well-maintained and features breathtaking architecture. Aside from the house itself, there are other options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies as well as receptions.
The Farmstead has movable walls that can open the space to the gardens, while the climate-controlled Artisan Ballroom features a 40-foot wall of glass bringing in natural light.
Barr Mansion is a full-service venue, offering farm-fresh catering, planning, bartending, delicious cakes, and a variety of rental choices to ensure your big day is stress-free.
Typical Cost: From $9,000.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
If your dream is a destination wedding, but you don’t want to leave Texas, then Waters Edge is the place for you.
While the venue isn’t on the beach, views across Clear Lake will make you feel like you’re watching the sunset over the ocean. And, it’s only 25 miles from Houston!
Say “I do” under the palms in front of the water and then host your reception in the 5000-square-foot indoor venue. There is also a 2,500-square-foot patio for couples who want an outdoor reception or dance area.
Typical Cost: From $4,500.
Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests.
The Venue at 400 North Ervay
If you are looking for a chic rooftop wedding with sophisticated city vibes, look no further than the Venue at 400 North Ervay.
Located in the historic US Post Office and Courthouse in Dallas, this venue has several ceremonies and reception spaces available with vintage design details.
The most noteworthy space available at the Venue at 400 North Ervay is the rooftop that offers expansive views of the surrounding city and the feel of being above the hustle and bustle of the streets below.
It is a versatile space that can be customized to your liking. Whether you choose this space for your reception, ceremony, or both, you will not be disappointed.
Typical Cost: From $2,500.
Capacity: Up to 130 seated guests or 175 standing guests.
Canyonwood Ridge is a great choice if you want a minimalist, blank canvas venue where you can create the wedding of your dreams.
Located 20 minutes from downtown Austin amid rolling hills and beautiful lawns, Canyonwood Ridge includes two ceremony sites.
You can have a classic chapel wedding complete with sunset views and natural light or you can say “I do” beneath a trellis with views of Hill Country.
The bridal suite has expansive views of the surrounding countryside and guests love the Great Lawn; an ideal spot for taking pictures.
With over 12,000-feet of handicap accessible space, Canyonwood Ridge is a great choice for anyone!
Typical Cost: From $4,500 Monday to Thursday.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests.
House of Dirt
For lovers of bohemian life and quirky venues, House of Dirt is an amazing location. Situated in the heart of Dallas’ Bishop Arts District, House of Dirt is for people who see beauty in the little imperfections in life.
Featuring wicker chairs, lush house plants, vintage furniture, copper finished lamps and an eclectic mix of found objects, House of Dirt requires no decorations.
The spacious deck provides views of the vibrant neighborhood and a place for guests to mix, while the backyard’s archway is the perfect place for a ceremony.
The arrangements provided by Dirt Flowers are incredible and will add one-of-a-kind beauty to your special day.
Typical Cost: From $451 per hour.
Capacity: Up to 100 guests.
The Venue at Devils River Distillery
For the whiskey enthusiasts among you, the Venue at Devils River Distillery near the San Antonio Riverwalk is guaranteed to satisfy your craving.
This multi-level venue brings back prohibition-era cool. It features copper accents, wooden floors, chandeliers casting a warm glow, and, of course, all the equipment used to distill whiskey beautifully displayed.
Located on the bottom floor, the Speakeasy can easily be turned into a reception area, while the Tasting Room’s casual elegance makes it a great ceremony space.
You can even order a whiskey tower to take your experience to the next level!
Typical Cost: From $7,000.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.