They don’t call the big and best “Texas-sized” for nothing.
Texas is a big state that doesn’t do anything half-hearted; it’s big on fun and carefree days, big on style and gentility. Texas is the gorgeous western locale with rolling hills, picturesque deserts, and dazzling cities that lets you be whatever you want to be. It’s the perfect place to host a wedding that you’ve been dreaming about—the wedding that’s all about you and your partner.
Of course with great size comes a multitude of wedding venue options. Texas is chock full of them, but corralled here are five of the best wedding locations in Texas, the ideal spots for your Texas-sized “I do’s”!
1. Chapel Dulcinea, Austin
If you’re planning a wedding in Austin, the lovely Chapel Dulcinea is the perfect way to mingle the historic and romantic. Named for Alonso’s dream love in Don Quixote, Chapel Dulcinea is a beautiful historic southwestern style chapel set amidst the desert’s uniquely gorgeous landscape. Romantic torchlight shines inside, where soothing sounds of falling water greet you, and the chapel bell announces your marriage for all to hear.
2. Hotel Contessa, San Antonia
Set in the midst of San Antonio’s historic district, and with views of the famous Riverwalk, Hotel Contessa still manages to feel like an oasis from the bustle and energy of the fabulous city. With its sophisticated style and excellent food, Hotel Contessa is the ideal spot for a luxurious wedding; evening receptions will look especially stunning with views of the city lights.
3. Villa Antonio, Austin
With breathtaking views of the lush surrounding landscape and the sparkling Lake Travis, Villa Antonio is a gorgeous and unique venue for a dreamy wedding. The Old World architecture gleams in the daytime sun and the chapel is a classically styled and intimate place to exchange vows. Once the sun goes down, the glittering night sky will dazzle the wedding party.
4. Old Glory Ranch, Wimberley
If you dream of having a good old fashioned Texas wedding with style, Old Glory Ranch is the perfect place to make that dream a reality. The beautifully landscaped grounds make an ideal setting for an outdoor wedding or reception beneath the big Texas sky, while the covered patio and Chapel Hall can accommodate weddings big or small, carefree or country chic.
5. Chateau Polonez, Houston
If you’ve always wanted a European wedding, you don’t need to fly your guests to the south of France. Chateau Polonez is a fabulous French-style chateau in Houston that has all the romance of its overseas counterparts. The stunning ballroom is bedecked with chandeliers, the dramatic double staircase is ideal for photographs, dressing chambers pamper the prepping bride and groom, and the surrounding five acres are beautifully landscaped and perfectly intimate.
Now that you’ve seen these fabulous Texas wedding spots, are you feeling inspired? Which one would be the ideal choice for your dream wedding?
Do you have another beautiful location in mind?
Erin Scribbles (last name is a pen name) is slightly obsessed with photography, weddings, and everything creative. She (sometimes) tweets, and you can follow her if you feel so inclined- Twitter.com/ErinScribblez