Austin Wedding Venue – Barr Mansion

Barr Mansion is the ideal private estate venue for Austin Weddings

Nikk Nguyen Photo has photographed weddings at countless venues in the Austin, Texas area. We are often asked about which wedding venues we recommend. One of our all-time favorite locations for Austin weddings is Barr Mansion. This venue is a gorgeous private estate and ballroom located about twenty minutes away from downtown Austin. 

Private estate weddings are appealing for their intimate feel, easy parking (versus city parking struggles), and picturesque views, and this venue delivers on all of the above! Plus, Barr Mansion wedding packages basically provide six vendors in one: the venue, food, desserts, a full staff, furniture rentals, and a day-of coordinator. Having one vendor provide all of these services will simplify the wedding planning process and make your wedding day way less stressful.

A gorgeous Victorian mansion and manicured gardens for your wedding ceremony

We can’t get enough of the Victorian, Southern-style charm of Barr Mansion. The bride and bridal party can get ready in one of the mansion’s serene bridal suites and then take bridal portraits on the home’s lovely wrap-around porch. 

Once you’re all ready for your big day, head outside to Barr Mansion’s perfectly manicured gardens for the most romantic wedding ceremony. As you say “I do” to the love of your life, you’re surrounded by beautiful, lush flowers and have a view of the pristine, white mansion in the background. This is truly the dreamiest spot in Austin for an outdoor wedding ceremony! 

Celebrate your wedding reception in Barr Mansion’s Artisan Ballroom and Farmstead

After your outdoor ceremony, you get to celebrate with your friends and family at Barr Mansion’s iconic ballroom and pavilion. The pavilion, which is named the Farmstead, is a semi-enclosed area with lots of bright and airy light and rustic exposed brick. It’s the perfect place for a cocktail hour for your guests. 

Attached to the Farmstead is the ballroom, which is where you’ll spend the rest of the reception. The ballroom at Barr Mansion is a work of art: it has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and was built with reclaimed wood from the original barn structure on the property. Wooden pillars that resemble tree trunks hold the roof of the building up, and mossy vines line the glass walls toward the ceiling. The natural lighting, reclaimed wood, and greenery throughout gives the ballroom an elegant, greenhouse vibe. This is the ideal spot to enjoy a special meal with your guests, share some celebratory champagne toasts, and dance the night away!

A certified organic and waste-free wedding venue in Austin, Texas

Something else that sets this estate apart from other Austin wedding venues is that it is the first USDA certified organic wedding venue in the country. The venue provides its own catering for all weddings held on the property, and all of their ingredients are seasonal and organic. In fact, many of their ingredients are grown in the venue’s own gardens! Furthermore, Barr Mansion is a certified waste-free facility, meaning that at least ninety-seven percent of the venue’s waste does not go to landfills. 

Barr Mansion takes many measures to promote sustainability and take care of the environment. The ballroom was designed with sustainability in mind and crafted with many recycled, eco-friendly materials. They also use solar electricity, water their gardens using collected rainwater, compost food waste, and don’t allow single-use, disposable items on the property. This means that items like tape, staples, plastic cups and utensils, and confetti are not allowed on the property. Instead, Barr Mansion prides itself in finding beautiful, resourceful alternatives to these items that also won’t harm the earth. It’s a win-win! 

Bring Nikk Nguyen Photo along, too!

Here at Nikk Nguyen Photo, we absolutely love photographing Austin weddings held at Barr Mansion. We are firm believers that your gorgeous wedding deserves the most breathtaking pictures to match. Especially with a venue as special as Barr Mansion, you deserve photos that will fully showcase the radiance of your wedding. This is where Nikk Nguyen Photo comes in: bring us along so we can capture the magic of your special day!



Berrett Stradford

“We had the most amazing experience with Barr Mansion! Our wedding was a dream and everything turned out just how we had hoped. I require a gluten free diet and they were beyond amazing in making sure everything was safe – even our wedding cake (it went so quickly the waiters could hardly bring out the plates fast enough!). The cherry on top was working with Cori as our coordinator. She is professional and knows her stuff. We trusted her completely and she went above and beyond to make everything go off without a hitch (if there was a hitch we weren’t aware). She also recommended the most phenomenal vendors. It’s been 7 months since the wedding and we are still floating from the experience and our family and friends always say how wonderful Barr was”

JoAnne Masongsong

“From the minute we walked onto the beautiful grounds of Barr Mansion during our first site visit, we knew that we had found our dream wedding venue. Barr Mansion is made up of everything that Austin has to offer: endless beauty, wonder, romance, and rustic charm. The venue consists of an 18th century artisan ballroom, a farmstead hewn with Texas timber, a vintage Victorian mansion, and 29,000 sq ft of gorgeous greenery. Fun fact: Barr Mansion is the first USDA certified organic farm-to-table event space in the country. You guessed it, it’s heaven on earth! Becki, our sales manager at Barr Mansion was so warm, accommodating, and welcoming during the initial planning phases of our wedding. As a same sex couple, we were a little apprehensive with how wedding venues would receive us. However, Becki and team welcomed us (without an ounce of hesitation) with nothing but love, excitement, and open arms! Becki introduced us to Cori, their wedding coordination manager, and we hit it off instantly. Cori is as wonderful, charismatic, and authentic as they come. She is genuinely so enthusiastic with helping you plan the wedding of your dreams! When it comes to the MANY stressors of planning a wedding, Cori brings a calm and confident presence that is absolutely vital to have on your team. Cori is well organized, takes great pride in her profession, and is incredibly gifted in her craft. During our first meeting, Cori asked us what our ideal wedding would look like. We told her what we had envisioned and she was critical with helping us plan and bring our thoughts and ideas to life. Our wedding on 2.2.2020 was everything we could have imagined and more!!! It was pure MAGIC! From the amazing weather, gorgeous grounds, the breathtaking decor and beautiful flowers, we were simply captivated by how incredibly perfect it all turned out! During our wedding, I had to pinch myself and ask if I was in a dream! It felt like a real life fairy tale and we were all floating in the clouds. And the food! Executive chef Jessie and team knocked it out of the ballpark with our menu, and our guests could not stop talking about how delicious everything was. That spiced apple cake and tres leches desserts, WOW! From our coordinator Cori, to the chef/kitchen, to the servers, to the bartenders, to even the security team, the service during our entire wedding was OUTSTANDING. We would recommend Barr Mansion over and over again!! Our only regret is that we can not get married at Barr Mansion over and over again. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU Barr Mansion for making TWO BRIDES’ wedding dreams come true!!! XO”

Jocelyn Blitz

“Barr Mansion was absolutely perfect! We picked out the venue when we were working out of state so we booked without visiting it. When we visited it for the first time we were so happy with our choice. The planning process was so easy and stress-free due to them providing the catering and furniture. We also felt at ease knowing that they do weddings all the time. They are truly wedding experts! The actual wedding day completely surpassed our expectations. It was more beautiful than we could have imagined! The staff was so friendly and treated my husband and I with so much attention and care making sure that we always had a drink in our hand, food if needed, and were comfortable. All of our guests complimented us on how amazing the wedding and venue were.”