Traditional and Unique Wedding Venue Ideas for Your Texas Wedding

Your wedding venue is more than just a building or outdoor space. It is the place where your marriage story begins and one of the most significant elements of your wedding. You can go traditional or think outside the box when choosing a venue, whichever represents you and your love story the best. Here are some wedding venues ideas and suggestions for the types of weddings that work best in these environments. Plus, find some of our favorite venue options for your Texas wedding!

Traditional Wedding Venue Ideas

Traditional wedding venues include ballrooms, churches or places of worship, community halls, hotels, and places created specifically for weddings. One perk of an indoor location is that if the weather takes a turn for the worst, it won’t disrupt your celebration. You can also transform even the most mundane spaces into beautiful halls with the help of your wedding planner, designer, and florist.

Ballrooms are the first choice for many African and Indian weddings because they can comfortably accommodate a large guest count. For couples who want a religious wedding, a church or place of worship is the ideal choice. Additionally, you may choose such a location because your parents or grandparents married there, or it’s your home church where you feel most connected.

Hotels make great wedding venues for a few reasons. First, larger, more elaborate hotels are used to hosting events and offer packages that include tables, chairs, rentals, and vendors. Additionally, it makes it easy for out-of-town guests to find lodging close to the wedding venue (if not at it).

If you’re looking for a more modern venue, rather than country-style, downtown Austin has many great options. Keep in mind that while providing what you’re looking for aesthetically, these downtown venues can pose some issues, especially when it comes to finding ample parking for all of your guests. Regardless, you can find a traditional wedding venue that works for you. Plus, with SPC by your side, we can transform any space into your wedding vision.

Traditional Wedding Venue Ideas for a Texas Wedding

Here are some of our favorite traditional wedding venue ideas in and around Austin:

Traditional and Unique Wedding Venue Ideas for Your Texas Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Venue Ideas

Outdoor wedding venues include parks (local, state, and national), country clubs, wineries, and backyards! That’s right, some of the most beautiful, intimate weddings take place at a family member or friend’s home or property.

Choosing an outdoor venue that isn’t a designated wedding space typically costs less upfront. For example, your parents aren’t likely to charge you a high fee (if at all) to use their beautiful backyard for your wedding. However, prices can add up in other ways. Non-traditional wedding venues require you to rent or purchase everything you need to host your guests, caterers, band, and vendors. That includes everything from seating to speakers to a stage, dance floor, and more.

The same goes for local, state, and national parks. It’s also essential to make sure you apply for and receive the proper permit to host an event in certain parks. The one great thing about choosing either a backyard or park for your venue is that you can use whichever vendors you want rather than choosing from a traditional venue’s preferred list. A smaller guest list makes the most sense for backyard or park weddings unless you have ample space to use.

Some outdoor venues are set up for weddings already. These are a great option if you want to be outside but don’t want to put your entire wedding together yourself. Country clubs and wineries often have wedding packages available and can accommodate a larger guest list.

Outdoor Wedding Venue Ideas for a Texas Wedding

Here are some of our favorite outdoor wedding venue ideas in and around Austin:

Traditional and Unique Wedding Venue Ideas for Your Texas Wedding

Unique Wedding Venue Ideas

Museums, vacation homes or properties, and even some restaurants, breweries, and distilleries fall under unique wedding venue ideas because they are a bit more out-of-the-box than what you typically see. Other ideas include a glasshouse or greenhouse, a downtown rooftop, a treehouse, and even a train station.

Of course, there are some limitations when it comes to choosing a non-traditional venue. Specifically, these unique venue options are best for smaller weddings with a limited guest count. But just because you have a small guest list doesn’t mean you can’t have a grand wedding. Determining your wedding size is one of the first steps in wedding planning because it determines your venue. But if 2020 taught us anything, it’s that micro weddings are still just as wonderful as large ones.

Another perk of having a smaller wedding at a unique venue is that they typically cost less than traditional weddings. If you’re looking to save money on your wedding, it is something to consider.

Unique Wedding Venue Ideas for a Texas Wedding

Here are some of our favorite unique wedding venue ideas in and around Austin:

Let’s Start Your Texas Wedding Venue Search

Whether you want a wedding venue that reflects your culture, is modern and edgy or is country chic, there are a variety of options for you to choose from in and around Austin. As part of our full-service wedding planning package, we help you find the right venue for you in terms of flexibility, proximity, parking, availability, and of course, your wedding vision. Contact us today to learn more about our planning services for your Texas wedding!