I was at brunch this morning with a newly-engaged friend of mine. After scoping out her beautiful, mine-cut engagement ring, she turns to me and says, “So, now we’re trying to figure out our venue. But I don’t even know where to start!”

And I understand! Finding a venue is truly a daunting task. It determines the tone, style, and guest list for your big day. It’s a huge decision, and the seemingly endless list of options is overwhelming – particularly if you're in Texas. So, we did the leg work for you, and found some of the best venues in Lone Star State: from indoor to outdoor, from minimal to extravagant.

The White Sparrow Barn

Camp Comfort photographed by Two Pair Photography

If you're an avid wedding blog follower on Instagram, you've likely seen the iconic interior of The White Sparrow Barn before. Coveted internationally for its gorgeous white walls, light filling windows, high ceilings and marriage of rustic charm and modern minimalism, The White Sparrow is bound to wow any guest that arrives at your nuptials.

The grounds are gorgeous too! As the afternoon Texas heat burns off & you're ready for those golden hour portraits you have plenty of room to roam amongst the old oak trees and rustic farmland.

Price Range: $6,500 – $9,500
Guests: Up to 300
Curfew: Music ends at 11 pm

Quinlan, Texas – Visit Site

Camp Comfort B&B

Gruene Estate photographed by Allison Jeffers

Camp Comfort is the perfect intimate venue for a weekend away. Originally built in 1860 as a bowling alley, it’s since been converted into an absolutely charming boutique bed & breakfast that merges the old and the new. Stay in tin-roofed accommodations that open up to a courtyard perfect for an outdoor dinner and a dance floor. The sloping green lawn with a creek backdrop is the ideal place to have your ceremony, and the indoor mess hall (with the original alley floors!) is perfect to gather the next morning for breakfast – and to keep the celebration going!

Price Range: $4k – $7k
Guests: 70 – 150
Curfew: 11 pm
Additional Services: Guest accommodation, bridal suite/dressing rooms, dining tables and chairs.

Comfort, Texas – Visit Site

Gruene Estate

Photo via Hotel Havana

Gruene Estate offers a twist on a classic chapel wedding. This open-air chapel on the property has suspended stain-glass windows and exposed beams in the rafters, offering beautiful, 360-degree views of the property. The covered pavilion a few steps away offers a large space for dining or dancing and the sprawling lawns are begging for games such as cornhole or bocce ball! This venue is perfect for the traditional but modern summer bride who wants to bring the outdoors in!

Price Range: $1k – $8k
Guests: 200 – 250
Curfew: 11 pm
Additional Services: Some guest accommodation, A/V equipment, bridal suite & dressing rooms, dining tables and chairs.

New Braunfels, Texas – Visit Site

Hotel Havana

The Contemporary Austin photographed by Paige Vaughn

Want the destination wedding-feel without the travel? Check out Hotel Havana. This riverfront hotel is decked out in a vibrant Spanish-Caribbean style and offers both a restaurant and bar to hold a reception. This venue is great for brides with a smaller guest list, who love margaritas, and have a penchant to party!

Price Range: $3k – $40k, includes catering.
Guests: 60 – 100
Curfew: 2 am
Additional Services: Catering, alcohol, guest accommodation.

San Antonio, Texas – Visit Site

The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria

Group Glamping Airbnb via Bridal Musings

Perhaps you’re looking for a more relaxed, Italian feel for your big day? If so, The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria will transport you to the Lombardy countryside of your dreams. This villa-style, lakeside venue is perfect for an outdoor ceremony and large banquet-style dining for a grand celebration.

Price Range: $3k – $6k (Venue cost includes venue staffing, sound equipment, day-of A/V technician & cleaning).
Guests: 150 – 250
Curfew: 11 pm
Additional Services: Select caterers from vetted list

Austin, Texas – Visit Site

Vintage Airstreams Group Glamping

Photo via Station 3

Like the idea of guests staying with you, but feeling more adventurous than a boutique B&B? Then this Airbnb option may be a great option for you! This venue offers a lodge, a safari-themed veranda space, and multiple outdoor locations to choose from to hold your ceremony and reception, as well as converted vintage airstreams for you and your guests to stay in! An above-ground pool and bikes are available for additional entertainment and relaxation.

Airbnb has a ton of properties that accommodate large parties and events, and if you’re not afraid of a bit of DIY, this can be a great option for budget-conscious brides.

Price Range: $750 – $1,050 per night, catering not included.
Guests: 26 may sleep onsite
Curfew: None!

Round Mountain, Texas – Visit Site

Station 3

Looking for Historic charm for your wedding day? Are you a sucker for beautiful brick architecture like I am? Then look no further than Station 3. Built in 1905, this venue was one of Houston's first horse-drawn wagon and steamer fire stations – and still has the original fire pole in the building! (They even allow the newly married couple to slide down said pole for their entrance or exit if that’s something you’re into!) This open-concept, two-floor venue has huge windows to let in the natural light and plenty of space for you and your guests to wine, dine, and dance!

But perhaps my favorite part of this venue is the motto of the old firehouse. “Trust in Us” can still be seen etched in stone on the side of the building – It’s the perfect outlook with which to begin the rest of your lives together!

Price Range: $3k – $9k
Guests: 150 – 225
Curfew: Midnight
Additional Services: Catering, alcohol, bridal suite/dressing rooms, dining tables and chairs, valet, linens, florals, decor, glassware, flatware

Houston, Texas – Visit Site

The Capri

Ma Maison photographed by Loft Photography

If you’re looking for something a little bit funkier for your big day, roll on over to The Capri. This converted hotel and military hangar venue offers an open, industrial space for dinner and dancing, a botanical garden with five fire pit areas, and accommodation across the street. Plus, the new restaurant and bar (opened by a Michelin-starred chef) provide some amazing eats inspired by the ancient cuisines of the region for you and your guests to enjoy! Take a look at it all with our 360 degree view above.

Price Range: $3k – $12k
Guests: 300 – 900
Curfew: 1 am
Additional Services: Catering, alcohol, bridal suite & dressing rooms, dining tables and chairs, room block discount with venue reservation.

Marfa, Texas – Visit Site

Ma Maison

Barr Mansion photographed by ML Photo & Film

Ma Maison is the ideal venue if you’re craving an outdoor wedding with an elegant, French Chateau twist! This lakeside venue sits on 23 acres and has an abundance of lush locations to hold your ceremony – my personal favorite is near their antique, wrought-iron, French gazebo that brings peak art-nouveau romance.

In addition to the stunning outdoor scenery, Ma Maison also has a 4000 square foot grand hall for an indoor option, complete with beautiful exposed wooden beams and exquisite crystal chandeliers.

Price Range: $3k – $8k
Guests: 600
Curfew: None!
Additional Services: Catering, alcohol, bridal suite & dressing rooms, dining tables.

Dripping Springs, Texas – Visit Site

Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom

Blanton Museum photo by Penelope L'amour via Bridal Musings

If your fiancé(e) has a more modern style while you’re swooning over the antique (or vice-versa), Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom could be the perfect blend of both your tastes. Start your ceremony outside the Victorian mansion that features crisp, wide porches and intricate historic architectural details. Then move the party into the Artisan ballroom, built from reclaimed beams from a barn in upstate New York and featuring a 40-foot glass window wall that brings the outside in.

Price Range: $7 – $50k, includes catering.
Guests: 300 – 500
Curfew: None!
Additional Services: Catering, dressing rooms & bridal suite.

Austin, Texas – Visit Site

Blanton Museum of Art

Artspace 111 photographed by Jessica Gold

The BMoA is the ideal venue to hold that black-tie wedding you’ve been fantasizing about. In the Rapoport Atrium, you’ll experience feelings of grandeur with its lofty 50-foot ceilings, stunning archway details, and the “Stacked Waters” installation that engulfs the entirety of the room. In addition to the amazing sights in the Atrium, this venue allows you and your guests access to galleries on the first floor of the Michener Gallery Building throughout the night. (We've recently featured a gorgeous Blanton wedding styled shoot here!).

With a live band playing your favorite tunes and some inspired lighting design, this museum will transform into the intoxicating, ornate celebration you’ve been craving.

Price Range: $1k – $7k
Guests: 150 – 600
Curfew: Midnight
Additional Services: Select caterers from vetted list, bridal suite & dressing rooms, valet.

Austin, Texas – Visit Site

Artspace 111

Photos via One Eleven East

If an art space is calling your name, but the BMoA is too grand for your taste, Artspace 111 is the venue for you. This small gallery allows for a more intimate gathering, but isn’t short on options for your ceremony and reception space. Be wed or dine in the vibrant galleries for a winter wedding; or head out to the brick courtyard or back lawn in the summer and be enchanted by the twinkle lights as you kick up your heels! Another plus about this versatile space are discounted fees for events booked between December through February or July and August!

Price Range: $3k – $5k
Guests: Up to 220
Curfew: Midnight
Additional Services: Bridal suite & dressing rooms, A/V equipment, decor, bartenders and waitstaff, set up and breakdown assistance.

Fort Worth, Texas – Visit Site

One Eleven East

The Astorian photographed by Ama by Aisha

Are you an artist yourself, and looking for an intimate venue to really make your own? Then One Eleven East is your canvas. Craft your dream wedding in this historic loft space that still has the original arched windows and front doors, beadboard ceilings, and long-leaf pine floors from 1893! Decades ago, this venue was the “East Street Social Club,” where extravagant dinners and shows were hosted late into the night – so your mission, should you choose to accept, is to keep this tradition alive!

Price Range: $1k – $4k
Guests: 150 – 200
Curfew: 11 pm
Additional Services: Bridal suite & dressing rooms, a/v equipment.

Hutto, Texas – Visit Site

The Astorian

Photo via Pecan Grove

If you’ve ever dreamed of a vintage-inspired wedding, this is the venue for you. This 14,000 square-foot loft space is art-deco designed with exposed brick arches, Edison-bulb decorated ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows with stunning views of the Houston Skyline. If a roaring winter (or NYE) wedding is your style, the Astorian is the perfect venue to dance the night away.

Price Range: $7k – $12k
Guests: 500 – 700
Curfew: 1 am
Additional Services: Select caterers from vetted list, alcohol, bridal suite & dressing rooms, dining tables and chairs, valet.

Houston, Texas – Visit Site

Pecan Grove

Barr Mansion photographed by Julie Wilhite

Thinking of heading out to wine country, but still want beautiful photos near the water? Then you must head out to Pecan Grove. This rolling estate shaded by pecan trees has various locations from which to choose your ceremony location and a large glass-front lodge decked out in twinkle lights for an indoor reception. And, as the night winds down, you can relax around the stone fire pit with friends and family.

Price Range: $4k – $50k
Guests: 350 – 1000
Curfew: Midnight
Additional Services: Catering, alcohol, bridal suite & dressing rooms, A/V equipment, dining tables and chairs.

Driftwood, Texas – Visit Site

Now that you’ve found the perfect venue, it’s time for the next big decision: The Dress! Find your favorite styles in our wedding dress section and then head over to our favorite bridal shops in Texas to find exactly what you’re looking for and be pampered in the process.

Maybe thinking of getting out of Texas and heading to Palm Springs for your big day? Our editor, Claire, created the ultimate guide to craft your dream wedding in SoCal.