Austin Wedding Venue – Chapel Dulcinea

Nikk Nguyen Photo Recommends the Chapel Dulcinea for Your Wedding

Nikk Nguyen Photo has been privileged to meet many happy couples in Austin, TX and take pictures for them on the day when they proclaim their love and devotion to one another for everyone to see. If you’re hunting for a unique venue for your wedding that’s sure to provide an unforgettable experience, then we recommend Chapel Dulcinea, centrally located just twenty minutes southwest of downtown Austin. Those who are on a budget will swoon over this selection because use of the Chapel is absolutely free!

Why is Chapel Dulcinea an Ideal Choice for Your Wedding, Austin Residents?

You’re probably wondering if there’s some sort of catch. Is Chapel Dulcinea really free for couples who want to get married there? It is, though donations are happily accepted. The idea and the startup funds for it came from a couple who were married in the 1970s and had almost no money. They later decided to open a wedding chapel that was specifically intended for those who were beginning their married lives with very little in the way of financial resources. 

Let’s face it: not everyone has the money for an elaborate wedding. Austin provides many unique and wonderful cultural opportunities, but you’re not likely to find any other wedding chapel that will charge you nothing for its use. 

More Details About Chapel Dulcinea

The Chapel sits on the edge of an old walking trail on the campus of Wizard Academy, a small secondary education facility that features several classes you’re not likely to find offered by many institutions of higher learning. The Chapel is modestly sized, so it’s perfect if you want a more intimate venue for some of your family members and closest friends. 

Gas lamps, referred to as the “18 flames of Dulcinea” provide soft, glowing light for the service. There are floral designers who work with the Chapel who will be glad to furnish some bouquets of your choice, though you do have to pay for those. You can also contact one of the musicians who partners with the venue to add another element of class and stateliness to the whole affair. The Chapel’s staff will also be happy to talk with you about some nearby options where you can host the reception. 

Don’t Forget the Pictures

A wedding at Chapel Dulcinea may be the way to go if you’re budget-minded, but just because you’re not emptying your entire savings account doesn’t mean that your special day won’t be memorable for everyone involved. Because of its secluded feel as you walk along the path through the trees to reach it, you’ll get the impression that you’re entering a magical realm, and that feeling will only be reinforced when you and your partner say your vows to one another. 

Let Nikk Nguyen Photo be there to commemorate the beginning of your married lives together. We’re Austin’s most trusted wedding photographers, and we’ll be sure to deliver a collection of shots both spontaneous and staged that you’ll enjoy looking over for many years to come.   



Cian McDonnell

“I love this place. My wife and I got married here two weeks ago and loved every second of it. They are so courteous and helpful and thoughtful. They try and accommodate everything you need so polite and friendly and the cafe is so homely. The views are awe inspiring and the chapel is beautiful. Such an amazing rustic feeling which is exactly what we wanted for our wedding and it’s exactly what we got. Also the fact this place is in short free. Of course we left a deposit and the had a brick commemorating our day made with a replica to bring home too was too much to pass up. I would recommend this place to anyone and would love to attend a wedding here as a guest. Can’t say enough about Chapel Dulcinea.”

Jason Ratliff

“This place is stunning and the perfect place to get married if you are looking for breathtaking views, hill country rustic type theme, seclusion and an intimate setting. The staff is so friendly and helpful and the venue was a perfect place for us to share our vows and love for one another. We were a little concerned because at 1st we were only going to have up to 50 people at the wedding however we ended up having close to 100. This is not a huge chapel however it easily was able to handle up to that many and at the end of the day it was perfect!

Oh, and the venue really is FREE – you just have to put a no show deposit down to lock in your date and time however if you choose you can donate a portion or all of your deposit. Since our expectations were blown away, we decided to donate a portion of our deposit back to them.

We highly recommend Chapel Dulcinea and we cannot wait to come back to visit when we are back in the area. Such an incredible venue for wedding and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect place. Thank you to Chapel Dulcinea for making our day one we will cherish forever.”