Explore by Day, Celebrate by Night: 14 Wedding Venues in the Heart of Downtown Austin


A wedding in Austin can be so much fun—especially if you choose a venue that’s a great home base for exploring this world-famous city's attractions. All of the following spots are within an easy drive to plenty of daytime adventures, like hikes in the Hill Country, paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, or checking out Zilker Park. And, since they're nestled in Austin's bustling downtown, they’re within steps of restaurants, galleries, shopping, and legendary music-infused nightlife (hello, 6th Street!).


Hotel Ella

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: romantic Greek Revival mansion + charming boutique hotel • lawn ceremonies • cocktails on the pool deck, and receptions in the wonderful Grand Ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Chateau Bellevue

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: stately 1874 château with a cosmopolitan, European flair • alfresco ceremonies in the picturesque Courtyard, bordered by shady porches and trees • stately staircases lead to the chandelier-laded Chateau Ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Hilton Austin

Austin, TX

Fab Features: luxurious hotel in downtown Austin with two ballrooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows • exchange vows with panoramic city views as your backdrop • flexible options allow you to work closely with their event professionals to create a package that works best for you

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Austin, TX

Fab Features: process down the Grand Staircase to your ceremony in the Atrium, a spectacular setting with granite floors, 20 stories of windows, and pretty potted trees • dine and dance in the opulent Crystal Ballroom • relax in the chic rooftop pool, admire the view from your plush suite, or head out the doors to explore downtown Austin

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

800 Congress

Austin, TX

Fab Features: chic, industrial-inspired event space with original exposed brick walls and an outdoor terrace • unbeatable location on historic Congress Avenue with views of the Paramount & State Theatre’s and the Capitol building • keep it simple and book your catering in-house with a discount, or BYO if you prefer

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

W Austin

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: cool, upscale hotel with large, tentable terrace + breathtaking Austin views • celebrations in the Great Room beneath a unique coffered ceiling and chandeliers • pampering spa, world-class chef, and VIP service

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Hotel Van Zandt

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: glam, contemporary hotel on the famously hip Rainey Street • ceremonies on the 4th floor pool deck are framed by views of Austin’s sparkling skyline • an ivy-covered wall and a 3D vinyl bird mural offer Pinterest-worthy photo ops

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

JW Marriott Austin

Austin, TX

Fab Features: luxe, modern hotel in the heart of downtown Austin • the cool rooftop terrace boasts views of Congress Avenue, cozy fire pits, chic décor, and lush plantings • pamper your wedding party with a poolside cabana or a day at the exclusive on-site spa

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Austin Club

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: lovely, historic 1878 Millett Opera House • ornate pediment rooftop, sparkling waterfall crystal chandeliers and second-story portico • superb cuisine and personalized service

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: expansive museum in the heart of downtown Austin • Grand Lobby boasts a tiled floor, arched windows, and a 50-foot granite map of Texas • spectacular 35-foot-tall bronze Texas star sculpture greets arriving guests

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Springdale Station

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: this unique venue is a re-creation of a turn-of-the-century train station • historic railway buildings are “married” by a cool glass enclosure • charming details include vintage light fixtures and an antique rail line awning

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

SKYBOX on 6th

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: high-end rooftop venue with striking views of the downtown area • expansive event space is floored in a classic black and white cheque pattern • a short distance from a wide variety of eateries, nightlife, retail outlets, museums, and the Capital

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Caswell House

Austin, Texas

Fab Features: beautiful turn-of-the-century mansion near the University of Texas • all proceeds go back into the community through grants and community service projects • beautifully landscaped grounds for a charming outdoor ceremony or reception

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $



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