Hill Country landscapes often provide picturesque backdrops for Austin-area weddings. However, a growing number of venues provide wedding space inside the city limits, many of them within walking distance to the Capital City’s downtown nightlife venues and with the Austin skyline in view. Austin offers a wide variety of wedding venues in the urban core, including an outdoor sculpture museum, traditional ballrooms, historic buildings and municipal parks.

Urban Wedding Guide The Allan House[/caption]

1. The Allan House

The Victorian-era home shaded by century-old oak trees was built by John T. Allan, an attorney, public servant and philanthropist.
1104 San Antonio St., Austin
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Capacity: seats as many as 225
Cost: $1,800-$6,200
Amenities: tables/chairs, lighting, flexibility with vendors
When to book: about one year in advance

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2. Brazos Hall

The 10,000-square-foot turn-of-the-century warehouse was converted into an event space in 2012. A 3,500-square-foot rooftop deck offers downtown views.
204 E. Fourth St., Austin
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Capacity: 800 (with furniture), 1,400 (without furniture)
Cost: $3,500-$15,000 (depends on floor and season)
Amenities: furniture, sound, lighting
When to book: at least a year in advance recommended

Urban Wedding Guide The Daniel H. Caswell House[/caption]

3. The Daniel H. Caswell House

Owned and operated by Austin Junior Forum, a women’s nonprofit service group, the historic two-story home is decorated for the Christmas season from mid-November through the end of December.
1404 West Ave., Austin
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Capacity: 80-90 (sit-down dinner), 100-108 (ceremonies), 150 (stand-up receptions)
Cost: $500-$2,550 (January-October), $500-$2,850 (November-December)
Amenities: elevator, complies with Americans with Disabilities Act access guidelines, on-site parking, bring-your-own alcohol (with Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission-certified bartender)
When to book: at least six months in advance and nine-12 months in advance during busy seasons (spring, fall and Christmas)

Urban Wedding Guide Chateau Bellevue[/caption]

4. Chateau Bellevue

Built in 1874, the building features French Romanesque arches, hand carved woodwork and stained-glass windows.
708 San Antonio St., Austin
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Capacity: 150
Cost: $3,000 and up (venue only), $3,500 and up (with in-house catering)
Amenities: ballroom, courtyard, tables, chairs, ivory tablecloths and napkins, flatware, plates, glassware, banquet servers
When to book: six months to a year in advance

Urban Wedding Guide Mayfield Park – Cottage & Gardens[/caption]

5. Mayfield Park Cottage & Gardens

The city of Austin park features gardens, peacocks and historic buildings.
3505 W. 35th St., Austin
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Capacity: 45 (cottage), 100 (cottage and grounds)
Cost: $1,150-$1,750
Amenities: gardens, two reception rooms, dining room, kitchen, sun porch, two changing rooms and two bathrooms
When to book: six months to two weeks in advance

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6. Palm Door on Sabine

The downtown loft event space features more than 2,900 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities.
401 Sabine St., Austin
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Capacity: 150 (seated), 250 (standing)
Cost: $1,500-$5,000
Amenities: furniture on-site, including round tables, cocktail tables and folding chairs; vaulted ceiling, string lights indoors and outdoors, open floor plan, bar, hardwood floors, patio, bridal suite with private bathroom, post-event cleanup
When to book: two weeks in advance (minimum)

Urban Wedding Guide Palm Door on Sixth[/caption]

7. Palm Door on Sixth

The contemporary venue in Austin’s historic entertainment district comprises 7,255 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.
508 E. Sixth St., Austin
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Capacity: 50 and up (intimate dinners), 300 (banquets), 800 and up (cocktail receptions)
Cost: $2,500-$7,500
Amenities: versatile space indoors, bars, concrete floors, high ceilings, full-stage production, closed patio, wood deck, lawn area, outdoor smokehouse, outdoor tents available
When to book: two weeks in advance (minimum)

Urban Wedding Guide Red Oak Ballroom[/caption]

8. Red Oak Ballroom

The venue has hosted weddings and other receptions for more than two decades.
2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 365, Austin
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Capacity: 300
Cost: Quotes are available online or by phone
Amenities: tables, chairs, catering, stage rental, DJs, dance floor, china package, water and iced tea, standard linens and centerpieces
When to book: two weeks in advance (minimum)

Urban Wedding Guide UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum[/caption]

9. UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

The space near Zilker Metropolitan Park features 5 acres of bronze and stone sculptures created by late Austin artist Charles Umlauf.
605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin
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Capacity: 50-250 (seated dinner in the garden), 150 (ceremony area)
Cost: $2,000-$4,500
Amenities: ponds, terrace, lawns, ceremony area, gardens, catering kitchen, washroom, changing room, on-site parking, event security and staff
When to book: a year in advance