Best Spots for a Wedding in Texas
If you are ready to say “I do,” Texas is home to some of the finest luxury wedding venues – and rustic ones, too – that are sure to exceed all your wedding day expectations. But it takes time to pick the perfect place. Since Texas is the second largest state in the United States, there is a lot of ground to cover.
Before scouting locations, you should analyze your personal style as a couple. Are you more casual? Traditional? Modern? Are you someone who thrives on doing-it-yourself? This is important when deciding on whether to get married indoors or outdoors and in choosing settings for the ceremony. And there are a lotof options, from prairies to forests to the coastline, and everything in between.
Once these decisions are made, it is time to saddle up and check out some of the hottest places to take your plunge into wedded bliss.
This beautiful venue offers several different wedding options. Two of the most popular are A Woman’s Garden and McCasland Sunken Garden. A Woman’s Garden gives brides the opportunity to walk down the aisle surrounded by lush greenery, perfectly manicured lawns, and a reflecting pool; while McCasland Sunken Garden features stunning flower beds and stone staircases. Dallas Arboretum also offers a few locations for your wedding reception. Depending on the site you select, your guests can enjoy the sounds of waterfalls or the view of White Rock Lake under the setting sun while toasting the newly wedded couple.
Aristide Event Center
Located in Mansfield, Texas, this venue can accommodate an indoor or outdoor wedding. Nestled on two acres of sprawling gardens and patios, the Aristide Event Center evokes an 18th century Tuscan villa. Carved wooden doors and vaulted ceilings with chandeliers help to set the tone of your luxury wedding. From a grand ballroom and intimate lounge to the many terraces and covered loggia, your event will reflect the timelessness that this venue offers.
If you can imagine Italy meets Texas, you’ll have a good mental image of this venue. Designed by Clara Driscoll and inspired by her time spent on Italy’s Lake Como, Laguna Gloria sports some of the most impressive views of the Lake Austin shoreline. This 1916 European style villa is a perfect spot for the garden-chic bride.
Rancho La Mission
For the true “ranch girl” bride, the Rancho La Mission is a rustic western ranch. This wedding venue has a big barn that can accommodate up to 600 guests. The bride and groom can get hitched in the barn or in the great outdoors at one of several ceremony sites and then host a reception on the grounds. This venue has everything for an unforgettable wedding day, including bridal party suites, bar and cafe, a gazebo and pond, petting zoo, playground and more. It’s sure to be an evening full of non-stop laughter and entertainment.
Mansion by the Sea
Located on the Redfish Bay, Mansion by the Sea is a secluded paradise in South Texas. This place boasts a tropical atmosphere with a private beach, beautiful gardens and a large reception area. Say your vows over the water on a ceremony stage draped with flowing fabric and softly lit with a luxury chandelier. The wedding reception can be designed to your exact specifications and can be held outdoors on a deck that offers a breathtaking view of the water. Wedding planners are also available to help craft your perfect day.
Texas’s luxury wedding venues offer a wide range of options that are sure to fit any design, style, and budget. Find the perfect place to say “I do,” in the Lone Star state.