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My fiance and I just decided that we want to have our wedding in the hill country so I am looking for suggestions if anyone has any. We need a venue that will hold 100 -120 people comfortably. Ideally, I would like to find someplace where we can have an outdoor ceremony and a indoor/outdoor reception in the same place AND have people stay close by. I would also like it to be within 50 miles or so of Austin or San Antonio so my out-of-state guests don’t have to go too far from the airports, but we could go a little farther if we need to. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
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We live in the Hill Country between Austin and San Antonio and we started out looking for a place around here … but after realizing that most all of our family is in California and we wanted a destination wedding we’ve decided on Mexico.
One place that’s nice is the Cactus Ranch http://www.cactusranchtexas.com/ and another is the Dry Comal Creek Winery http://www.drycomalcreek.com/.
Let me know if there’s anything I can help with since I’m right here … *SmiLes* Suzanne
P.S. Is Marble Falls too far north? If not, the Horseshoe Bay Yatch Club is amazing!
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Here are two I love in San Antonio http://hillcountry.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?icamp=sanhcredirect1′ defer=’defer and http://www.westinlacantera.com/.
I have only been to the Hyatt once for dinner but it is beautiful. I was lucky enough to get to work and live at the Westin for 6 weeks….it (IMO) is breathtaking….they can do an indoor or outdoor reception and the landscape there is amazing for pictures. And it’s a really short drive to the airport.
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I’m not from TX but I just went to visit a friend in south Texas and we had a weekend in San Antonio and spent a day in Hill Country. It’s a lovely place for a wedding, in fact we were at Beckers Vineyard and it was set up for a wedding. I don’t know the details but they do have a lovely outdoor ceremony space and I know they have a newly built reception site on location as well. We also drove by Grape Creek — didn’t go in, but their grounds seem quite expansive and lovely (they bill themselves Tuscany in Texas)…hope that gets you started =)!
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im not petaling my blog or anything, but this is the area i’ve been looking in and blogged about a lot of locations (you may have to go back a couple pages).
i love love love my location (the hofmann ranch) which is about 40 minutes from the airport but has civilization nearby!!
PM me if you have any questions, i’ve seen ’em all 🙂
Post # 8
These are all great sugestions, please keep them coming!
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check out The Terrace Club in Dripping Springs outside of Austin. its got an outside ceremony area and indoor reception site.. its great and the girls taht work there are soo helpful. Our wedding was great. wwww.theterraceclub.com
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Wow, I hope you let us know who you end up with — we’re in Austin, too, and we would love to have our wedding in the hill country!
Also, I’m not sure exactly what kinds of things the property is suited for, but I’ve been wanting to check out the Trattoria Lisina.. it’s run by the same Carabbas/Mandola’s/D’amico’s folks, so the food must be good, at least! It says they have a new "event center" for weddings.
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Is Fredericksburg too far away? I know you said within around 50 miles, and FBG is more around 70. That’s where my fiance and I are getting married. Nimitz Museum and its ballroom, various wineries, Hangar Hotel, etc.
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We’re doing the Inn at Wild Rose Hall. It’s a house that’s been converted to an Inn, and they have a gorgeous backyard. For a little extra, you can rent it for the weekend and have up to 6 couples stay there.
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You might like the location I am having my wedding at– I don’t know if it counts as the hill country, exactly, but it is out in the country about 25 minutes from downtown Austin and has a great rustic/elegant feel. And horses! 🙂 It’s called Kali-Kate, and because it has a big and beautiful pavilion, you are safe in case of weather.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Villa Antonia in Austin! http://www.villaantonia.com/
I went to a gorgeous wedding there a few years ago!
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Like danaadell, I’m not trying to promote my blog, but if you’re interested, I did several posts on my venune search, and have done several posts on my final selection and the planning process and how the venue has been so far…
We ended up using Texas Old Town, down in Kyle (about 20 miles South of Austin) and I cannot say enough good things about the venue and the manager, Danny German. They provide everything that we could think of, and for a very reasonable price considering Austin rates. There are places for outdoor ceremonies and indoor receptions, sounds like what you might be interested in. And there are 3 different halls for you to choose from…check it out.
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We are getting married at the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg in April 2010. I’ve been looking for rehearshal dinner venues and recently visited the wineries there. Grape Creek, Becker and Del Torreto (spelling?) were all beautiful and have banquet areas. They do not provide catering but give you a vendor list to help you. Google weddings in Fredericksburg and there are lots of ranches, wineries etc that are listed to have weddings.