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Picturesque Outdoor Wedding Venues

The location of your wedding is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your big day. Because the weather in this area of the country is fairly pleasant most of the year, outdoor venues can be a beautiful and cost-effective choice for many couples.

If you do choose to have your ceremony, reception or both outdoors, here are some up-and-coming trends to inspire you.

Rustic Look

While Central Texas girls are more likely to find the rustic look in their wheel house, couples from all over the state have traveled to the area to take advantage of the rustic outdoor venues Central Texas has to offer. Brides have used everything from weathered barns to simple tree lines as a backdrop for their rustic ceremonies and receptions.


While some brides are jumping on board with the rustic trend, others are opting for a throwback to old-world weddings where white gloves and tea cups were the norm. Lush botanical gardens have become a great location for these dainty events that combine vintage and modern touches.

Unexpected Views

Who says weddings have to be on the ground. Why not host your ceremony or reception on the rooftop of a downtown building? Adventurous brides and grooms are opting for weddings that give their guests a unique view. This could also mean a nighttime wedding in an open field, with the stars as a sparkling backdrop.

Down By the Lake

Brides and grooms are taking advantage of natural beauty by hosting their weddings on the shore of lakes and other bodies of water. This not only gives guests the chance to watch you recite your vows in a beautiful location, but if you time it right, you can use a sunset to make your wedding pictures pop.

Wherever you choose to host your big day, make sure it is somewhere that will make your wedding a memorable moment for you and your groom.

Carleen Bright Arboretum

Creekside Amphitheater Photo by Aaron Jetelina

Hall's Hidden Hollow Farm

La Rio Mansion Photo by First Sight Photography

Mazanec Ranch  Photo by Legacy Imaging

Peacock River Ranch

Tenroc Ranch Photo by Smith Photography

The Terrace at Salado

Vintage Oaks Ranch Photo by Lauren Crose Photography

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