So, finding small wedding venues in Austin is next on your wedding-planning checklist? I understand the phrase, “small wedding,” carries a different meaning for different couples. For some, a small wedding means having just their family and a few friends celebrate their special day with them, while for others, it may involve having some acquaintances and colleagues too. Whatever a small wedding means to you, I have rounded up small wedding venues in Austin for you to consider for your big day. Let’s get to them.

The Most Sought-After Small Wedding Venues in Austin 

For the first spot, we’re going to start with the Peached Social House, one of the best small wedding venues in Austin.

#1 - Peached Social House

Your wedding venue sets the tone for your entire wedding. That’s why when you walk into your preferred venue, you should instantly feel a vibe. If you are aiming for a modern vintage vibe, the Peached Social house is the perfect space for you. It is one of the most sought-after small wedding venues in Austin for couples looking for something soft and beautiful.

Close-up shot of couple during ceremony with glass windows behind him, taken by Nikk Nguyen Photo

What You Get

  • Wireless microphone
  • On-site prep kitchen
  • Indoor ceremony and reception space
  • Local BassBoss speakers
  • Wi-fi connectivity
  • Modern design with whitewashed wood-panel styling
  • Mood-controlled lighting courtesy of a Ketra lighting system
  • Bridal suite/groom room
  • 130-inch drop-down projection screen
  • Fabricated shipping containers for bridal party seating 
  • 104-seating capacity and 175-standing capacity

#2 - The Allan House

The best words to describe the Allan House are elegance, class, and grace. It remains one of the most popular small wedding venues in Austin, embellished with century-old oak trees and native Texas blossoms. All of this gives it a modern Victorian-era vibe, which is pretty cool in my book. 

If you are all in for an indoor wedding of at most 65 guests, or you want to opt for a veranda wedding where you are limited to 50 guests, this Austin space might just be what you need.

Bride and groom smiling at each other during their wedding shoot with Texas wedding photographer Nikk Nguyen

What You Get

  • 50-space parking lot
  • Two changing suites that are both private
  • Two custom, white, wooden bar facades
  • Six high-top cocktail tables
  • Initial set-up and breakdown of tables, chairs, and antique furniture
  • Catering prep kitchen
  • Exclusive use of venue spaces, such as a lush courtyard, wide verandas, and parlors 
  • Courtyard setting that can accommodate about 200 guests
  • Cocktail-style reception that allows for 250 guests
  • Lighting, sound stage, and some entertainment amenities
  • Initial set-up and breakdown of tables, chairs, and antique furniture

#3 - House On The Hill

Decks, walls of glass, porches, and the magical view of nature are a few of the perks of using the House On The Hill wedding venue. Built on one of Travis County’s highest hills, you can see the well-detailed and unobstructed country views from the venue. It is one of the best hill-top small wedding venues in Austin, and it provides a magical setting that conveniently accommodates up to 150 guests. 

Top 5 Intimate and Small Wedding Venues in Austin, TX. Bride smiles as she talks to wedding guests at House On The Hill reception.

What You Get

  • An outdoor waterfall that’s a great background for outdoor weddings
  • Lodging, which includes three cottages and four bedrooms in the main facility
  • Sound system
  • In-house kitchen service
  • Garden, deck, pond, and swimming pool

#4 - The Oasis On Lake Travis

If you don’t mind heading out on a drive to find one of the best small wedding venues in Austin, then this space is right for you. The beauty of The Oasis On Lake Travis venue, its serene environment surrounded by the beauty of nature, and the sun casting its shadow over the lake at sunset are just what you need to create a romantic backdrop for your wedding. 

Top 5 Intimate and Small Wedding Venues in Austin, TX. Wedding ceremony venue with wedding arch at The Oasis on Lake Travis.

What You Get

  • Complementary tours to help you plan
  • A capacity that allows for up to 400 guests
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony space
  • An in-house wedding coordinator
  • In-house catering

#5 - Capital Cruises

Capital Cruises offers the experience of an elegant, sophisticated, and unique beachside destination wedding on the shores of beautiful Lady Bird Lake. The flexibility of Capital Cruises is the main reason why it is one of the most sought-after small wedding venues in Austin. They can accommodate up to 100 guests, plus you get to decorate the ships to fit your wedding theme. Very cool.

Top 5 Intimate and Small Wedding Venues in Austin, TX. Bride and groom posing in front of building in Austin.

What You Get

  • In-house menus courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin
  • Several boat size options
  • Entertainment options
  • Event planning that can be customized

Top Tips On How To Find The Best Small Wedding Venues In Austin

Nothing is more satisfying than matching your wedding venue with your vision and heaving a sigh of satisfaction because that’s one more piece of the puzzle solved. To do this though, you need to consider a lot of factors before you choose a venue from any list of small wedding venues in Austin (mine included). 

Top 5 Intimate and Small Wedding Venues in Austin, TX. Wedding venue in Texas with vintage architecture.

With that in mind, here are some tips on how to find the best small wedding venues in Austin for your dream wedding:

  • If you have an event planner, you should talk with them about your wedding theme, so you are certain it will work with any of the small wedding venues in Austin I have reviewed (or others!). 
  • Only you and your wedding planner would know which venue can carry the number of guests you’ve invited. To make the best choice when choosing any of the small wedding venues in Austin, create a guest list, so you at least have an estimate in place.
  • Unsurprisingly, your wedding venue will take a large chunk of your wedding budget. And most average-priced venues do not offer complementary decoration services, so you should consider how much your decor, flower, and other design vendors will cost in addition to the rental fee for the venue. Break down your budget accordingly to prevent overspending.
  • You and your partner's satisfaction is more important than anything else, so consider how you feel when checking out any of the small wedding venues in Austin. If a space feels right to you and falls within your budget or a little over, it’s probably worth a second look.

In Conclusion: Top 5 Intimate and Small Wedding Venues in Austin, TX

When choosing from any of these five small wedding venues in Austin, don’t just take my word for it. I always encourage my clients to do a little research on their own. After all, just because I like a spot that doesn’t mean you will too. And I’m okay with that!

Hey, whether you’re still looking for a venue or not, if you’re also looking for a wedding photographer, that’s what I do. I love getting involved and helping my clients out, so let me know what you need, and we’ll start making things happen!

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