Spanning 10,000 miles of rolling hills dotted with winding rivers and sparkling lakes, the Texas Hill Country is one of the state’s—and, more recently, the entire nation’s—favorite spots for easygoing, elegant, fun-filled destination weddings. And it’s easy to understand why. First, there’s the expansive green landscape, which becomes a riot of color each spring when Indian paintbrushes, buttercups and much-beloved bluebonnets cover the gentle rises of this scenic region. Then there are the quaint towns, filled with gracious inns, lovely shops, barbecue joints and brewpubs, and tons of historic sites, from legendary Texas dancehalls to 19th-century farms to mansions-turned-museums. The Texas wine country, meanwhile, continues to grow in popularity (and in wine quality), with many wineries offering tours, tastings—even on-site accommodations, and private-dining options for unique rehearsal dinners and engagement parties.
But it’s the wide range of wedding venues in the Texas Hill Country that are the real draw of this coveted destination. Looking for a picture-perfect historic colonial chapel, complete with an antique wedding bell? Does your dream reception take place inside a gleaming grand hall, with soaring ceilings, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and a dance floor as big as all of Texas? Maybe you’re envisioning a resort-style wedding, with championship golf, tons of activities to entertain your guests, and a luxurious on-site spa, where you and the girls can relax and reconnect? You’ll find all of these, plus proximity to San Antonio and Austin—two of the state’s liveliest, most fun-filled cities—at these 4 gorgeous Texas Hill Country wedding venues.
It’s difficult to make the celebration of your wedding day feel like pure magic when you’re dealing with transportation, traffic, directions and keeping everything to a timeline. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your wedding at a venue where you could say your vows in a classic ceremony setting and do your fabulous post-vows partying all in one place?
The good news is that Houston is home to a variety of amazing wedding venues with real, honest-to-goodness chapels right on site. So, come take a look at our 8 favorite on-site chapel wedding venues and find out what sets each apart, as you plan the most memorable and seamlessly executed celebration of your lives!
Steeped in history, and stunning in design, the St. Anthony Hotel is a perfect San Antonio wedding venue for Houston-based wedding couples.
If you’re from San Antonio and want to return to your roots for your wedding celebration, or if you’re a Houston native now residing in the River City who wants to wed in your new town, the St. Anthony is a must-see. This AAA Four Diamond hotel and designated national historic landmark is a favorite for destination weddings, honeymoons, and pre-wedding celebrations. Not only does this glamorous San Antonio wedding venue have gorgeous spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions (including a fabulous rooftop terrace), it’s also a fabulous place for guests to stay while attending your wedding. Click here to read the rest of this post »
Texas barn weddings couldn’t be hotter, and Boerne beauty Eagle Dancer Ranch in the rolling hills west of Houston is a gorgeous option for engaged Houston couples. A historic 1800s buidling, crystal chandeliers, mature live oak trees and a rambling creek make this gem a must-see Hill Country wedding venue.
Weddings in Houston venue partner Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa specializes in relaxed, elegant Hill Country Weddings. If that sounds like your idea of Texas destination-wedding perfection, then read on, to-be-wed!
Set on 400 acres along the banks of the lower Colorado River just outside Austin, this versatile and picturesque Texas Hill Country resort has flexible space for outdoor ceremonies and receptions with a “barn wedding” feel. Want to say your “I do’s” against a backdrop of lush trees and endless blue skies, but take it indoors for a more formal dining-and-dancing celebration? You can do that, too! Click here to read the rest of this post »