The 8 Best Small Wedding Venues in Austin

The definition of a small wedding varies from person to person. To most though, small weddings aren’t complete without select family members and an incredible venue. Luckily, Austin, Texas has a laid-back vibe everyone in the family will appreciate on your wedding day. It’s also a very welcoming city, with something for everyone to love. We made a list of the 8 best small wedding venues in Austin, with venues that are modern, classic, indoors, outdoors, and absolutely memorable. The hip city is home to several rustic bars, speakeasies, and even homes that will be happy to host your big day.

1. This sun-filled home with midcentury modern decor

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You get the best of both worlds with this gorgeous home where you can host an intimate wedding with up to 15 people. Not only can you have full use of the interior for getting ready in the bedrooms and restrooms and preparing food in the kitchen, but you also have access to a spacious 120-foot outdoor deck, overlooking breathtaking Hill Country. It’s the perfect place to host a campout wedding with all the comforts of home.

The host provides speakers, tables and chairs, dining plates and utensils, and catering. There are also add-on services, including a gourmet 10-cup coffee maker and a clothing rolling rack, both of which can be very handy pre and post-reception!

2. This indoor/outdoor bar space

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This converted warehouse will need some decorating but has a charming rustic look when it stands on its own. The garage-style doors can be rolled up to create a more spacious, open feeling in the venue, which can fit about 100 people maximum. Although it is labeled a bar, this space is open to all ages, and outside catering and alcohol are allowed. The rental fee includes the use of the chairs, Wi-Fi, parking, restrooms, and a stage (hello, wedding toasts and roasts!).

3. This 6th Street Loft Event Space

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The live music capital of the world will really live up to its name if you choose this historic loft for your wedding. This historic space is located above Handle Bar live music venue and can comfortably hold up to 100 people. The rental fee includes the use of tables, chairs, the kitchen, the restroom, and an additional outdoor area. You and/or your guests can even book the space overnight and crash in utter comfort. The host also allows you to bring in a private bartender for an additional cost. The space includes TVs, cozy couches, warm lighting, and modern industrial decor, like an exposed brick wall and wood beams.

4. This industrial chic downtown brewery and event space

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If you want to be surrounded by all of the happenings in the city, this chic brewery is one of the best small wedding venues in Austin for you to consider for your wedding. This wheelchair-accessible space decorated with hanging potted plants can fit 100 people standing, and has seating available for 85 people. Outside food catering is permitted, but leave the drink service to the venue. The owners brew craft beer onsite, and also offer wine, gluten-free cider, coffee, and housemade craft sodas for those who don’t prefer to drink coffee or alcohol. Tables, chairs, speakers, and a projector (for your embarrassing wedding slideshow) are provided, and you will have access to the onsite restrooms. 

5. This downtown 1910’s bungalow

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If you plan on getting hitched before the end of this decade, recreate the roaring 20’s by choosing this secret bungalow for your reception! There’s seating for up to 50 people, but the entire venue can fit 140 people at most. The rental fee for this wheelchair-accessible space includes the use of tables, chairs, speakers, outdoor patios, and restrooms. There is plenty of parking on-site, and the venue is a blank canvas, ideal for couples who prefer to take on the decorating themselves. They offer a private bridal suite as an add-on, and guests can stay overnight if they wish.

6. This modern farmhouse hilltop retreat

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Wow your guests (and probably yourself!) by hosting your special day at one of the most rustic and charming small wedding venues in Austin. This thoughtful modern farmhouse is less than a 10-minute drive from downtown Austin, yet feels worlds away, thanks to its woodsy surroundings. While the main house is not bookable, a luxury cabin and art gallery space are. A private pool with porch swings, a BBQ grill, a massive outdoor fireplace, and a gourmet kitchen are all included.

7. This downtown restaurant with speakeasy underground bar

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You won’t have to worry about feeding your guests at this South American art deco-style venue. The full-service restaurant and bar have everything you need. They don’t permit outside food or beverages, because they provide full bar service and family-style dinner for your wedding guests. Perfect for a mini wedding, this eatery can comfortably fit 30 people. The tables, chairs, speakers, a projector, utensils, and tablecloths are all included in the rental fee. 

8. This estate overlooking Lake Travis

Estate Overlooking Lake Travis austin rental
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A bit of a ways outside the city (45 minutes to be exact), you can find this tranquil retreat in the hills. It’s one of the best small wedding venues in Austin that isn’t technically in Austin. The estate can accommodate 60 guests in its gorgeous interior and backyard, which boasts a mesmerizing infinity pool.

You have permission to use tables, chairs, the kitchen, and restrooms, and there is plenty of parking thanks to the five-car garage (carpool, anyone?) This is the perfect venue for the couple that loves nature but also wants access to the comfort of indoor amenities. 

On Peerspace, the wedding venue booking experience is much more personal. Many of our hosts will go out of their way to help you make your big day a dream come true.

Austin is an exciting city with lots to do outside of your wedding if your guests come from out of town and stay awhile. So book one of the best small wedding venues in Austin for your ceremony and reception. You can’t go wrong with any of them!

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