If you’re looking to get married in the Austin area, Lake Travis is the perfect spot. Not just for the incredible hill country views that make every minute photo-worthy, but the cost and accessibility.
 
Downtown weddings are impossible to find parking for and cost way too much, but weddings on Lake Travis have the perfect backdrop of limestone cliffs and breathtaking views of sunsets and rippling waters.
 
So make your wedding day perfect and consider our Top 10 best places to get married on Lake Travis.

wedding photo at The Oasis on Lake Travis
image courtesy of www.oasis-austin.com/weddings/

1. The Oasis

Your wedding coordinator will tell you to head over to The Oasis on Lake Travis, it’s one of the best known venues in the area, not just for full-service weddings, but for literally everything, it’s gigantic.

This option offers FIVE wedding venues:

  • Lakeside Terrace (for up to 50 guests – imagine an intimate wedding in front of stone arches and a large fireplace)
  • Lone Star (up to 100 guests indoors with fine dining, views, and a grand piano), Sunset Villa (up to 80 guests, this glass-enclosed area offers panoramic views of the lake and Hill Country)
  • Top of The Oasis with Palm Court (accommodating up to 200 guests, this Tuscan-themed stunner is open-air, overlooking the lake)
  • Starlight Terrace (up to 400 guests with retractable roofing, a massive dance floor, two bars, and stone columns)
photo of the main wedding arrangement at Lakeway Resort & Spa
image courtesy of www.lakewayresortandspa.com/gallery/gallery-wedding

2. Lakeway Resort & Spa

Romance is in the air, resort style! Let’s be honest – it’s less stressful to have everything in one spot so Aunt Linda can get too drunk and just head to her room after the wedding.

Lakeway Resort & Spa can host gorgeous rehearsal dinners, wedding banquets, bridal party gatherings, and farewell brunches, with everyone staying in the same spot overlooking the lake.

This is a classic option for Lake Travis folks, but they also host people from around the world, year ‘round.

wedding being performed at Vintage Villas
image courtesy of www.vintagevillas.com/weddings/

3. Vintage Villas

Host your ceremony and reception here, because it is literally one of the most gorgeous spots on the entire lake, and every single photo is going to turn out beautifully. They’ve tended to the details, down to the very plants along the bluffs and the renowned cuisine.

Their outdoor venue is world famous (you’ll recognize it from bridal magazines you’ve already perused), and their indoor venue has floor-to-ceiling picture windows, able to host several hundred of your closest friends and family members.

two girls popping champagne in celebration of the wedding

4. On a Luxury Boat on the Water

The best views of Lake Travis are from the water, and we have the only luxury fleet on the water, the Rolls Royces of boats (seriously), so whether you want to reserve one for close family for a farewell brunch, or the entire fleet for the most creative wedding ever, we’re here for you.

Lone Star Party Boats is the only company offering fully professional captains that know Lake Travis like the back of their hand and can coordinate the most private spots on all of the water. If you want to get creative and do a team dive and get married underwater, we can even accommodate that – reach out to us for special consideration.

We’d love to have the honor of making your big day even more memorable than your friend Julie’s wedding last summer (did she really think it was a good idea to be on the Lake Austin shore when all of the bats came out and pooped on everyone!?), except yours will be unforgettable in a good way.

wedding area set up at Hacienda del Lago on Lake Travis
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5. Hacienda del Lago

We absolutely love this stunner, nestled into what they call “a 10-acre sanctuary, surrounded by nature preserves,” and they specialize in multi-day packages and lodging. They have a reputation for being cool and collected, and for creative ideas.

And if you think you’re going to get white peacocks anywhere else, you’re not. Think about THAT, why don’t ya!?

wedding area at the Hudson Bend Ranch
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6. Hudson Bend Ranch

Hudson Bend Ranch might be one of the most relaxing spots we’ve ever seen, and friends of ours have said that the staff feels more like a luxury retreat team than a stressed out wedding venue team.

If you’re thinking of an outdoor wedding and reception, this place feels so lavish yet so very private and calming. There are several options for spaces to use, and their sunrise casita is so sweet. Can we just live here please!?

wedding being performed at Bella Oaks
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7. Bella Oaks (formerly Antebellum Oaks Venue)

Have you ever wanted to get married in a lush British garden, where the outdoors are married quaintly to the indoors, yet it somehow all feels so perfectly Texan? Bella Oaks is the place.

They too offer several spaces that can be combined or separated for a full service wedding experience, from their nearly 5,000 sf ballroom to the Chapel Lawn complete with rose bushes.

It’s a newer venue, so we love that everything has a modern posh feel, and you’ll never be plagued with a settee from 1970 that’s hideous and had too many butts on it.

wedding being performed at Terrace at Highland Lakes with a view of Lake Travis in the background
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8. The Terrace at Highland Lakes

One of the most stunning event spaces on the Colorado River is The Terrace at Highland Lakes where you’ll feel like you’re on the top of the most photogenic cliff in the history of the Hill Country. No exaggeration.

Everything here feels luxurious, from the padded ballroom chairs to the oversized limestone fireplace, hell, even the railings in the stairwell look fantastic.

Also a newer venue, this gorgeous option will impress your entire family and even your slightly-mean college roommate frenemy who owns a plastic surgery center now. Invite her if you host it here.

view of the wedding reception hall at Blissful Hill
image courtesy of www.blissfulhill.com

9. Blissful Hill

If Instagram could come to life and be a wedding venue, it would be Blissful Hill. This used to be Willie Nelson’s property, and is now a 20-acre gem on the Pedernales River.

There is river access, a boat launch, docking, and a fishing pier which can be fun for some guests, but obviously, more importantly, it makes for unique photography backdrops. The indoor event space has gorgeous chandeliers, yet wood beams – you have to see it to understand, it’s just gorgeous.

10. Elegant Express Weddings

Wedding venues can be expensive, let’s be honest. But there is a new private venue near Lake Travis that is actually beautiful and affordable, specializing in elopements and micro-weddings. They can pair you with all of the local vendors you’ll need, and make it super easy.

If wedding planning sounds terrible, and you just want a simplified romantic option, this is a phenomenal option and you won’t have to sacrifice the atmosphere.

No matter where you choose to tie the knot on Lake Travis, we congratulate you on your nuptials, friends - marriage is bliss!