Updated: Feb 15
Texas is home to some of the most extravagant wedding venues in the country. From its famous cities to its picturesque deserts and pine forests, the Lone Star State has something to offer every bride and groom-to-be. There is a plethora of diverse options to choose from, so we’ve broken down the best wedding venues by city so you can make the perfect selection for your special day.
The Most Picturesque Wedding Venues in Houston
The Meekermark was designed by wedding photographers, so this venue in guaranteed to be a photographic haven. Set on 12 acres of pasture and forest land in Magnolia, just outside of Houston, the venue features a reconstructed, 200-year-old barn and an open air outdoor chapel with white arches and floating windows. Host your ceremony outside beneath the stars and the trees, and then move into the modern vintage-decorated barn for the reception.
River Oaks Garden Club
If you have always dreamed of a fairytale outdoor wedding, this is the perfect venue for you. The River Oaks Garden Club features 14 acres of maintained, pristine gardens, which are a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony and reception. The Forum of Civics building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the backdrop for this open garden venue.
If you have always dreamed of the perfect Cinderalla wedding in a stunning castle ballroom, then Chateau Cocomar is will turn your fairytale into a reality. Steeping in French architecture, the venue is adorned with chandeliers and gold accents. You can choose between two ballrooms, a European-inspired gazebo, or the lush gardens for your ceremony and reception.
The Most Idyllic Dallas Wedding Venues
The White Sparrow Barn
Voted a top wedding venue in America by Brides Magazine, this beautiful site perfectly blends rustic charm with an idyllic natural setting, featuring lush gardens and impressive oaks to complete all of your photographs. Located in Union Valley, it is only a 40-minute drive from downtown Dallas, making it an easy escape to a natural abode while still close to the action of the city.
The garden of Eden comes to mind when describing The Dallas Arboretum. This is a 66-acre botanical garden located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake, which is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. With 18 ceremony location options
and 4 reception location options to choose from, you will be able to plan the wedding of your dreams knowing that you count with the most idyllic scenic views in Texas.
Thistle Springs Ranch
With native wildflowers, lush cedars, and roaming thistles, this picturesque venue is perfect for outdoor weddings. You can choose either the antique windmill, dairy barn, roaming horses, or lake as the backdrop of your ceremony, and then move your guests inside to the rustic, provincial barn for the reception.
The Most Breathtaking Austin Wedding Venues
Between the gardens, glass barn, and historic mansion, Barr Mansion provides multiple beautiful options for your ceremony. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Austin, it is easily accessible for all of your guests coming from the city. This venue features organic and local in-house catering.
Located in downtown Austin, this Victorian-style hotel features three different ballrooms. The main ballroom has an adjoining room for dancing, cocktail hour, or even the ceremony. It is also said to be haunted, so it will appeal to the mystery-lovers and thrill-seekers.
The Most Charming Wedding Venues in Texas Hill Country
Located in the middle of the Texas hill country, this venue offers one indoor and three outdoor ceremony locations. Constructed from pieces of a Vietnamese chapel, the site is dripping in character. It is a versatile venue, featuring a reception hall, a chapel, and an outdoor pavilion, which is also perfect for cocktail hour.
Spinelli’s Wedding Venue
This full-service wedding venue provides catering and bar service in-house. The elegant destination is full of history, featuring a century-old limestone chapel with a soaring bell tower for your ceremony and a rustic dancehall for your reception. Outside are manicured gardens with giant oak trees and a wrought-iron gazebo.
The Most Unique Fort Worth Wedding Venues
This western-themed ranch is situated on 800 acres of rolling hills. Choose between the lakeside gazebo or the chapel for your ceremony, and move the guests to one of the two huge barns for your reception. Guests can stay in the cabins, ranch houses, and guest suites onsite, and the venue also offers in-house catering.
Mopac Event Center
Located next to the Missouri Pacific Railroad, this urban-chic space features exposed brick walls, an open-rafter ceiling with chandeliers, and plenty of outdoor accommodations, including an open-sided pavilion and a brick courtyard where you can host your ceremony or cocktail hour.
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