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6 exquisite Hill Country venues for the wedding of your dreams

6 exquisite Hill Country venues for the wedding of your dreams

Smythwick Castle & Lodge Hill Country wedding venue
Have a wedding fit for Texas royalty at the Smythwick Castle. Smythwick Castle & Lodge/Facebook
Prospect House
The Prospect House offers lovely bones ideal for the betrothed couple with minimalism in mind. Courtesy of Prospect House/Facebook
Greenhouse at Driftwood
Say "I do" in a natural wonderland at The Greenhouse at Driftwood. Courtesy of The Greenhouse at Driftwood/Facebook
Camp Lucy
Exchange vows with your soul mate at Camp Lucy's breathtaking Hill Country locale. Courtesy of Camp Lucy/Facebook
Smythwick Castle & Lodge Hill Country wedding venue
Prospect House
Greenhouse at Driftwood
Camp Lucy

Beautiful weather year-round makes the Texas Hill Country the perfect getaway destination. Quite arguably the best place for any Austin couple's nuptials, the Hill Country is a picturesque location minutes from the city limits. We've rounded up six of the best wedding venues that the sprawling and gorgeous Hill Country has to offer for your big day.

The Greenhouse at Driftwood
Prices from $3,000
For booking:
harper@thegreenhousedriftwood.com, 512-239-9187
Located in the heart of the Hill Country, The Greenhouse at Driftwood is an idyllic destination for your matrimony. Family owned and complete with expansive open spaces, this venue is ideal for the Austin couple set on keeping things rustically romantic. In addition to the venue’s elegant digs, The Greenhouse is committed to conservation efforts and sustainability, using rainwater collection and solar panels to keep the grounds powered. Amenities include 50 acres of Texas Hill Country, ample seating and venue options, and a whimsical two-story greenhouse that will take your breath away.

Camp Lucy
Prices available upon inquiry
For booking:
events@camplucy.com, 512-894-4400
Have a wedding fit for Texas royalty at one of Camp Lucy’s dream venues. This award-winning locale is a perfect match for the couple with romance and elegance in mind. Camp Lucy offers three on-site storybook settings that are sure to fit your dream wedding like a glove. Keep it sublime and traditional at Ian’s Chapel or make it an intimately magical ceremony at Sacred Oaks. Alternatively, Whit’s Inn On the Creek's “luxe-rustic” ambience is great for a rehearsal dinner or reception and opens October 2015. Whatever your wedding looks like, it’s certain Camp Lucy will provide you with the backdrop of your dreams.

Prospect House
Prices from $3,400
For booking:
hello@prospecthousetx.com, 512-850-2884
Escape to this Hill Country hideout for a fantasy wedding. This 20-acre wonderland is ideal for the couple with minimal décor in mind. Designed by award-winning Texas architect Max Levy, Prospect House is the perfect blend of simple and modern with bones so beautiful you’ll hardly need anything else. Say your vows in the wide-open Breezeway or gather your guests in the Main Hall where seating for 275 is available. Amenities include a mega parking lot, ample powder rooms, and furniture.

The Salt Lick
Prices from $1,095
For booking:
catering@saltlickbbq.com, 512-894-3117
It doesn’t get any more Texan than this famed locale. The Salt Lick offers a quaint venue paired with authentic Texan charm and food. Aside from the good eats, the Dripping Springs restaurant is a versatile property and offers two ceremony-friendly spots. The property’s rustic but elegant Thurman’s Mansion is apt for an intimate ceremony with timeless appeal. For the bride and groom who are Texas proud, a ceremony under the canopy of pecan trees is a perfect fit.

Oohla Bean
Prices available upon inquiry
For booking: 512-858-4034

For the couple committed to Texas nature and wildlife, Oohla Bean is an elegant venue with an eco-conscious foundation. Only a 35-minute drive from downtown Austin, Oohla Bean is easily accessible for all your guests. Get even closer to nature by sharing your nuptials on the venue’s vast acreage. A picturesque property and quiet Hill Country aesthetic make Oohla Bean an excellent wedding venue.

Smythwick Castle & Lodge
Prices from $2,000
For booking: smythwickcastle@gmail.com, 512-917-5223

Nothing says storybook wedding like saying “I do” at a castle. Smythwick Castle & Lodge is ideal for the bride with a penchant for fairytales and who’s found her Prince Charming. The castle accommodates 125 guests, ensuring the absence of stress that comes along with guest-list limitations. Amenities include an onsite property manager, fully equipped kitchen, and a lit gazebo and bridal pathway. This regal venue is an exquisite choice for your special day.