5 of the Best Hidden Gem Venues in Austin

We’re ridiculously blessed with great venues in Austin… seriously we’re constantly on the hunt for new special places! But what if you’re looking for something a little more unique? Something you likely aren’t going to find on The Knot.com or in every IG photo. These hidden gem venues in Austin may be just what you’re looking for!

While these venues may not be designed for large guest counts, the trend toward smaller guest count weddings isn’t going anywhere anytime soon so these are definitely worth scouting out! Here are a few great things about keeping your headcount on the smaller side:

  • More room in the budget for design elements like upgraded place settings, lounge furniture, floral, etc
  • Fewer guests means less pressure to speak with everyone, which allows you to spend more time with your guests without feeling rushed
  • A more intimate feeling throughout the night

If any of the above tickles your fancy, check out these hidden gem venues in Austin:

CACTUS MOON LODGE

Dripping Springs, TX

This VRBO turned venue is a gorgeous, dessert-inspired lodge with overnight accommodations for up to 16 people. The porches have beautiful views of the hill country and there’s an event capacity of up to 100. It’s a modern, boho bride’s dream!

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LUCKY ARROW RETREAT

Dripping Springs, TX

The perfect spot for a rooftop party under the stars! With a wide range of accommodations for up to 132 guests (and a ceremony site with a jaw-dropping view), Lucky Arrow is a great spot to host your full wedding weekend.

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SUNSET ROOM

Austin, TX

This funky spot downtown is great if you want to have a smaller wedding with a great party vibe. With the industrial accents and stage, Sunset Room is the perfect space for showing off the live music and great food Austin is known for.

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INN CAHOOTS

Austin, TX

This east Austin gem is a fun boutique hotel with a few different options for event space, including the gorgeous rooftop pictured below. With a capacity of 150 and being walking distance to great bars and restaurants, Inn Cahoots is a fun hotel venue with none of the stuffiness.

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THE RILEY BUILDING

Austin, TX

Located in the heart of downtown, this ultra modern building has a max capacity of 150. The spaces are very flexible to accommodate whatever creative vision you can come up with!

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Non-traditional venues are so fun and typically provide a unique range of options for ceremony and reception spaces. However they can take some creativity to design, and that’s where our wedding design services can come in handy. We can help you with creating a custom wedding design board which incorporates your color palette and decor elements that help pull together your overall vision. With our strong knowledge of the local wedding vendors available, we’re able to help you select the best vendors that can create the wedding of your dreams, while working within your set budget.

If you’d like to push the envelope with your wedding design, but aren’t sure how to do that, contact us to learn more about our planning + design services.

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