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Unique Wedding Venues in Texas: Wow-Worthy I Dos – My Curly Adventures

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Texas offers a wide variety of wedding venues to suit any taste and budget. But if you’re looking for something beyond the ordinary, this list is for you! We’ve curated a selection of unique wedding venues in Texas, each offering a special ambience and unforgettable experience for your special day.

These venues don’t just offer unique backdrops, many also provide additional features to enhance your wedding. Get yourself ready on-site in a library or relaxing in a private suite before the ceremony. Some venues even cater to your post-vow celebration with a margarita machine or the grand finale of fireworks. Whatever your preference, there’s a perfect venue here to capture your hearts. 

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Let’s take a closer look at these 15 unique wedding venues in Texas and make your big day come true!

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Unique Wedding Venues in Texas

Here are the Unique Wedding Venues in Texas, based on estimated cost, amenities, and its uniqueness: 

1. House of Dirt

House of Dirt is located in the lively Bishop Arts District in Dallas. I actually hosted my own wedding here! The indoor spaces include a house with a bar and a greenhouse filled with hanging plants, as well as a little bohemian-style lounge looking out over the lawn. The outdoor space looks beautiful with the House of Dirt’s many windows in the background, plus hanging string lights and even more greenery and potted plants.

Estimated Cost: For 2024-2025, hourly rates vary from $484 to $1067 depending on the day of the week and the time of year. On Fridays and Saturdays, bookings with a minimum of five and six hours respectively, are required. However, Sundays offer cheaper rates in comparison. There is also a $1,000 security deposit required and a 50% non-refundable deposit of the hourly rental fee in order to secure your date.

2. 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Are you an old soul who loves everything vintage? The 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston hosts timeless weddings that you and your guests will never forget. The museum can accommodate up to 160 guests.

This event venue offers a one-of-a-kind experience by saying “I do” surrounded by vintage airplanes and museum exhibits. During your indoor ceremony, you will have access to the museum exhibits, planes and airport ramp. It’s a perfect fit for couples who love history and aviation.

Estimated Cost: $3,500 to $5,500, including on-site security, venue manager, and museum volunteers for tours, tables and chairs with set-up/break down, as well as included time for decorating and clean-up.

3. Caswell House

The Caswell House is a combination of vintage and elegance. The house can accommodate 100 people during a ceremony, but only 90 for a seated dinner (200 for standing-room-only). There are several aspects that make this venue unique, including the library and the study, allowing a dedicated space for the bride, the groom, and their bridesmaids/groomsmen to get ready on-site. No need to worry about getting the bride to the wedding venue, especially if they are wearing a form-fitting dress or a princess gown with a heavy skirt!

The outside of the home is white for classic photo-ops, whether you’re photographing an outdoor ceremony on the steps of the home or guests mingling outside on the lawn. This antique and welcoming home fits the bill for an elegant, but intimate backyard-style wedding, with various spaces for guests to make themselves at home.

This venue combines vintage charm with elegance, providing a dedicated space for the bridal party to prepare on-site.  The outdoor area with a perfect backdrop creates a picture-perfect setting for an intimate backyard-style wedding.

Estimated Cost: $1,150 to $3,850, with all proceeds going to the Austin Junior Forum and their community programs. You have options for 5-hour or 10-hour reservation windows. There is also a refundable $500 cleaning/security deposit.

4. Eagle Historic Warehouse

The Eagle Historic Warehouse in Hillsboro has a history that goes all the way back to 1911. The venue can accommodate 200 guests for just a ceremony, but they recommend around 150 guests if you’re planning to host your ceremony and reception with them. 250 guests can be hosted, however, if time is allowed for the set-up to be altered following the ceremony.

Should you choose to do this to make space for your longer guest list, Hillsboro has plenty of greenery around for some beautiful wedding photos in the meantime. Or take photos in the alley just outside for a rustic touch to your wedding photos.

This historic building, although rustic in its decor, the neutral coloring of the exposed brick walls and the flooring allows you to make the space your own while still standing out from other beautiful wedding venues. 

Estimated Cost: $1,177 to $2,915, including tables and chairs.

5. Texas Old Town

Texas Old Town offers two affordable indoor and outdoor downtown Austin wedding venues. Both venues are surrounded by oak trees and 55-acres of greenery with a gorgeous wooden pavilion if you’re looking to have an outdoor ceremony. Then move the party inside the wedding reception hall decked out in crystal chandeliers and light-colored wood. The photos look like a scene out of a movie, which is amazing considering how affordable it is! This wedding venue in Texas can fit up to 320 people in both of these spaces, so a mid-sized wedding would work wonderfully here.

This venue offers a unique combination of affordability and elegance. You can have an outdoor ceremony under a wooden pavilion followed by a reception area in a hall adorned with crystal chandeliers.

Estimated Cost: $1,500 to $7,500, including tables and chairs, set-up and take down, as well as use of the bridal suite(s). You can also schedule a photo session on-site for no extra cost.

6. Giddings Stone Mansion

The Giddings Stone Mansion was built in 1870 and has hosted many special events and corporate events over the years. Add your wedding to the list! 

Giddings Stone Mansion is a stunning example of 19th-century Greek Revival architecture, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has massive Doric columns and wide verandas wrapping around the house. The mansion is obviously quite spacious, and the architecture will leave your guests appreciating every detail of the space. It is also quite versatile and can host more intimate weddings or even ones as large as 1,000 guests! There are both indoor and outdoor settings, so no need to worry about the weather changing your plans. The Giddings Stone Mansion is located between Houston and Austin, which is great for out-of-state guests flying in!

Steeped in rich history, this versatile mansion can accommodate both large and intimate weddings. It offers both indoor and outdoor settings, making it perfect for any weather condition.

Estimated Cost: $1,800 to $4,600, varying from four hours to three consecutive days. A cleaning and damage deposit will also be requested.

7. Ann Street Inn

Ann Street Inn in Brenham is a vintage-style venue with a maximum capacity of 250 guests. It’s ideal for couples who appreciate a touch of history with modern amenities.

The grand ballroom has an amazing stained-glass, dome ceiling which can be opened up for additional outdoor space overlooking the gardens. You have the option of including an hour-long ceremony in the garden (for no additional cost) before moving the party into the 4,000 square foot ballroom, or you can host your wedding receptions outside as well! Keep in mind there is a parking lot nearby, so ask about situating the ceremony in a way that there won’t be cars in your photos.

Estimated Cost: $1,800 to $9,400 with tables and chairs included.

8. Miller’s Creek Rustic Events

Miller’s Creek Rustic Events is an amazingly naturistic venue in Montgomery, Texas. It’s perfect for couples who crave a rustic and romantic atmosphere.

There is a field of flowers, perfect for couple photos, plus walking trails, illuminated trees, a gazebo, and a red barn on 8-acres that’ll host a maximum of 100 guests. Should the weather not be what you had planned, they’ll move your ceremony into the barn.

Estimated Cost: $2,495 to $3,900 including tables, linens, chairs, decor, special lights, indoor/outdoor bar and patio, and more. Inquire about what else they have to offer. Pricing, complimentary services, how many hours you have to use the venue, and the number of guests will depend on the package you choose. 

9. Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch Historical Park offers packages with access to two of their venues and even 50% off the cost of your wedding/reception (check their website for details). This park fits up to 100 people, fitting for an intimate gathering. 

You can choose to rent the house, church, gazebo, patio, and/or their grounds. The church dates back to the 1890s with dark-stained, wooden pews and an organ. The Dodson House was built in 1937 and is more antique in nature. The grounds are great for those who love the outdoors and want nature incorporated in their photos. This beautiful park is one of a kind and will make your wedding something special with a bit of Texas history!

Estimated Cost: $2,500 for 6 hours and includes one-hour rehearsal and use of the park for bridal photos, as long as the photo shoot is scheduled in advance.

10. Historic 512

Historic 512 offers the perfect canvas for your Fort Worth wedding. It’s a perfect choice for couples who appreciate history and want to support a worthy cause.

This meticulously restored building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, boasts a warm ambiance and versatile spaces. Bridal and Bishop Parlors offer dedicated spaces for pre-ceremony preparations, while the convenient downtown location puts your guests close to hotels and restaurants. This building provides a warm ambiance and versatile spaces for your wedding. 

Estimated Cost: $3,000 to $5,500 for a maximum of 160 guests, with all proceeds benefiting the Center for Transforming Lives and its programs for women and children. The venue requires a fully refundable $500 damage deposit. 

11. Sanctuary Event Space

The Sanctuary Event Space located in downtown Austin, is a cottage-style wedding venue shaded by oak trees. There are both indoor and outdoor spaces that collectively fit 150 guests. 

The enchanting outdoor grounds are surrounded by greenery and hanging lights. The studio makes for a great indoor dancefloor and the cottage will provide your guests a perfect place to cool down and chat. There is also the cutest loft and tree-top balcony on-site! This event space was made for laid back souls who love the bohemian aesthetic and just want to have a good time!

This cottage venue with a bohemian aesthetic offers both indoor and outdoor spaces,  perfect for laid-back couples who prioritize a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Estimated Cost: $3,000 to $6,000, with all proceeds benefiting the Amala Foundation and its youth programs.

12. The Retreat at Sugarhill

The Retreat at Sugarhill accommodates up to 250 guests for an indoor or outdoor ceremony by a small lake. Their affordable packages include essential amenities, making wedding planning a breeze.

They’ve got you covered from pre-wedding prep with private suites to post-vow fun with a new photo booth and margarita machine! Affordable packages include tables, chairs, décor setup, a catering prep kitchen, and an on-site manager. 

Estimated Cost: $3,100 to $4,850 for the whole venue. The rent also includes table setup, a bar, a rehearsal dinner, and a customized floor plan.

13. Market at the Mill

Market at the Mill consists of several buildings surrounding the courtyard in Clifton. Inside the venue, there is white painted wood, adding some classic touches to its rustic style. There are dark brown accents on the wall and tables, which will add great in your photos! 

Estimated Cost: $3,500 to $4,500 for the whole complex and the concession area. The rent also includes tables and chairs.

14. The Barn at 5S Ranch

The Barn at 5S Ranch has breathtaking sunset views on a large open ranch. Inside the barn you will find romantic string lights, which makes the space even more gorgeous! Outside the barn is a grassy lawn with the open ranch stretched out before it. There is a wooden arch that will make for beautiful photos.

This venue offers breathtaking sunset views and a picturesque setting for your wedding. The spacious barn with romantic string lights creates a magical ambiance, while the outdoor area with a wooden arch provides stunning photo opportunities.

Estimated Cost: $3,500 to $4,500 with 15-hour use of the venue, tables/chairs, and bride and groom suites not including a $500 refundable damage deposit.

15. Snyder River Ranch

Snyder River Ranch offers a minimalistic and modern style wedding venue in Texas for all the simple, yet stylish folk. The on-site Bridal, Groom, and Parents Suites are picturesque and will make for some beautiful pre-wedding and first-look photos! The Lawn Area is so green, with a tree providing shade over the lawn and adding some extra magic to your pictures! The actual venue is a white barn, so it does not have the Western, rustic feel like several other venues we’ve come across. The venue can fit up to 300 people, so plan accordingly!

This venue caters to couples who appreciate clean lines and a sophisticated aesthetic. Separate suites for the bridal party and parents ensure a comfortable and stress-free pre-wedding experience.

Estimated Cost: $3,500 to $5,800 and may include five hours the day before for decorating, etc. Pricing also includes tables, chairs, set-up and breakdown, and use of the French bar.

Note: For additional fees, clean-up, a frozen margarita machine, linens, glassware, and decor can be included. Depending on your rental package, you can potentially include these services.

16. Bear Creek Ranch

Bear Creek Ranch located in the DFW metroplex is a rustic/country style wedding venue for up to 150 people. This ranch has both indoor and outdoor spaces, but the outdoor area is prettier with its hanging lights. 

Inside you will find a fully furnished house, as well as a large room for dinner with a small dance floor. There are many different areas to hangout on the ranch, so your guests will have plenty of room to spread out and explore. My favorite aspect of this ranch is that fireworks are allowed, so you and your wedding guests can end the night celebrating in a big way.

Estimated Cost: $3,900 to $4,800, including linens, tables, chairs, set-up/breakdown, cleaning, a scheduled one-hour rehearsal time prior to your wedding, and use of the bridal cabin the day-of.

17. Thunderbird Lodge

The Thunderbird Lodge in Burnet offers a range of spaces to suit all types of gatherings, from mini vacations and family reunions to weddings with 200 guests.

Thunderbird Lodge offers a variety of amenities, including a marina, boat rentals, and a pool, perfect for keeping guests entertained throughout the wedding weekend. Thunderbird Lodge provides a perfect blend of rustic charm, natural beauty, and lakefront serenity, creating a unique and memorable setting for your Texas Hill Country wedding. 

Estimated Cost: For the price range and its inclusions, please contact them to ask for a quotation. 

18. The Kendall Hotel

The Kendall Hotel (Boerne, TX) offers a charming and elegant setting for your wedding celebration. Steeped in history, the venue boasts three distinct event spaces, allowing couples to choose the perfect backdrop for their special day.

For an outdoor celebration with a touch of southern charm, the Courtyard provides a beautiful setting with the original rock walls of the Kendall as a unique backdrop. Bistro lights strung amongst giant oak trees create a magical ambiance as the day turns to night, while a stone fireplace adds a touch of rustic warmth.

Another outdoor option is the Creekside setting, featuring picturesque views of Cibolo Creek. This serene location offers a breathtaking backdrop for both your ceremony and unforgettable wedding photos.

For larger gatherings, the Kendall Halle provides the most spacious option. With over 4,500 square feet of space, this hall can accommodate up to 250 seated guests or 300 for a cocktail reception. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Cibolo Creek and Courtyard, offering a seamless connection to the natural beauty surrounding the venue.

Estimated Cost: For the price range and its inclusions, please contact them to ask for a quotation.

Best Wedding Venues in Texas

Texas offers a number of stunning wedding venues to suit diverse tastes and budgets. From the rustic charm of Chapel Dulcinea and Tucker Hall to the historic elegance of Neill-Cochran House Museum and Giddings Stone Mansion, couples can choose between indoor and outdoor settings, with options ranging from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. Remember, this is just a glimpse; discover more of these best wedding venues in Texas.

Honeymoon Destinations in Texas

Seal your wedding night with a romantic honeymoon! Texas offers a honeymoon haven for every couple, whether you crave adventure in the Guadalupe River or wine country bliss in Fredericksburg. Unique stays like yurts and treehouses add a touch of whimsy, while charming towns like Glen Rose provide a romantic escape. From outdoor adventures to luxurious spas, Texas promises a honeymoon filled with unforgettable memories. Enjoy your night in these honeymoon destinations.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Texas: FAQs

Prepare your best outdoor wedding in Texas by checking these questions!

Which Wedding Venues Cater a Large Number of Guests?

Here are wedding venues that can cater to the following number of guests:

1-100 Guests:

  • Caswell House 
  • Eagle Historic Warehouse
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Historic 512 
  • Sanctuary Event Space
  • Miller’s Creek Rustic Events 

101-200 Guests:

  • Ann Street Inn 
  • Texas Old Town 
  • The Retreat at Sugarhill 
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum 
  • Thunderbird Lodge

201 and more Guests:

  • Giddings Stone Mansion
  • Snyder River Ranch 
  • Market at the Mill 
  • The Kendall Hotel

No matter how many guests you’d like to witness your wedding, there’s always a venue suited for you!

Which Wedding Venues Offer Both Indoor and Outdoor Setting?

Rain or shine, these venues got you! Here are wedding venues that offer both indoor and outdoor settings:

  • Texas Old Town
  • Giddings Stone Mansion 
  • Ann Street Inn 
  • Miller’s Creek Rustic Events 
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Sanctuary Event Space
  • The Retreat at Sugarhill 
  • Market at the Mill 
  • The Barn at 5S Ranch
  • Snyder River Ranch 
  • The Kendall Hotel

Are there any Noise Ordinances that Couples should Consider when Planning Events at Wedding Venues in Texas?

Wondering about noise restrictions for your wedding venue in Texas? Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • City authority: Most Texas cities have their own noise ordinances that set specific decibel limits and quiet hours.
  • County reliance: Texas counties can’t create their own noise ordinances. They enforce state noise regulations, which can be less specific.
  • HOA rules: On top of these, your venue’s homeowners’ association might have additional noise restrictions.

To avoid any surprises on your wedding day, it’s always a good idea to double-check the local noise ordinance for your venue’s location. This will help you plan your music and wedding ceremonies accordingly.

Are there Offers that We Can Include as We Plan our Wedding?

Here are the offers that you can include as you plan your wedding in Texas:

Wedding Flowers: 

Skye Flower Field + Floral Studio (Hurst, TX) offers full scale design services for your wedding ceremony and reception using sustainably grown and locally sourced flowers. They can create a customized look that reflects your taste and preferences. Get your dream wedding the prettiest touch by checking the flower farms here.

Wedding Photoshoot: 

Barons Creek Vineyards (Fredericksburg, TX) offers a picturesque location for a proposal or engagement photos. They also have two finely furnished villas that you can rent for a romantic weekend getaway before or after the wedding. Make your partner say “Yes!” as you take a look at Fredericksburg’s wineries here.

How Easy Is It to Get Married in Texas?

Getting married in Texas is a relatively simple process. You can obtain a marriage license from any county clerk’s office with minimal documentation, choose your officiant from a variety of options, and have your ceremony anywhere within the state after a short waiting period. While slight variations might exist between counties and specific venues have their own rules, the overall process is straightforward and hassle-free.

Unique Wedding Venues in Texas: Final Thoughts

Don’t settle for the ordinary; embrace the extraordinary! This curated list is just the beginning. Dive deeper, explore these stunning Texas havens, and discover the perfect canvas to paint your unique love story. Whether you crave a rustic haven under a canopy of oak trees or a modern space with clean lines, Texas has a venue waiting to transform your dreams into reality. 

So, embark on a virtual tour, connect with venue coordinators, and start planning the Texas wedding that will leave you and your guests with unforgettable memories. After all, your love story deserves a setting as extraordinary as it is.

Last Updated 39 mins ago by Jessica Serna | Published: May 4, 2024

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