Finding inexpensive wedding venues in Austin isn’t easy. These days, the average wedding venue costs over $13k just for the venue. Most people don’t have that kind of money to spend on a venue, or they just don’t WANT to spend that kind of money on a wedding venue. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best wedding venues in Austin on a budget.
Most of these properties are great for the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and wedding reception, allowing couples to save even more money by using the venue for more than one occasion. Keep your money in your pocket and book a beautiful, yet affordable venue today!
It seems these days that planning a wedding is akin to going to college. You had a great times and created memories for a lifetime, but in…
It seems these days that planning a wedding is akin to going to college. You had a great times and created memories for a lifetime, but in the end, it was short-lived and all you're left with is a seemingly never ending bill that drains your bank account faster than the IRS with taxes. Weddings have become more and more expensive, with the average wedding costing over $30,000! While it is a special day and you want all of your friends and family to be there to celebrate with you on your special occasion, the question becomes....is it really worth spending $30,000 to have the wedding of your dreams?
For a lot of brides the answer is still a resounding yes. After all, the numbers don't lie, so there are plenty of brides and grooms out there willing to spend upwards of $30,000 on their wedding in order to have it the way they want it. But if you frequent popular forums such as reddit, you'll see that there are plenty of brides who wished they would have been more budget conscious with their wedding as they are now regretting spending so much on their wedding.
So, is it really that hard to have the wedding of your dreams, but also not absolutely destroy your bank account in the process? The answer is YES! The reason why is simple. While the average wedding costs around $30,000, HALF of that cost is for the wedding venue alone! In 2015 the average wedding venue was $14,788. So, if you're able to find a reasonably priced wedding venue, then you can save $8k, $10k, even $13,000 dollars off the average cost of a wedding venue. At Venues & Vows, we find beautiful, unique wedding venues all over Austin, TX that are a fraction of the price of a normal hotel or resort.
One of the main reasons why we started Venues and Vows is because it was so difficult to find wedding venues. However, it was almost impossible to find inexpensive wedding venues that didn't look second-rate, or as if a homeless person may have lived there not too long ago. So, one of our goals when we launched was to make sure that we included cheap wedding venues in Austin for couples that didn't have a large budget to work with. However, when we say "cheap", we certainly don't mean low-grade, substandard, shoddy, trashy, or any other word that you would usually associate with the word "cheap". No, what we mean is a beautiful, if not stunning wedding venue that comes with an affordable price tag. We have wedding venues that are as little as $1,000, saving you almost $14,000 off of the national average for a wedding venue. We have plenty more that range anywhere from $1k-$5k, still saving you thousands off the normal price tag. The best part is, you don't have call venue after venue and pull teeth just to get them to tell you how much it costs to have a wedding there.
We show you pricing right up front for the venue, eliminating all the guess work and allowing you to make decisions with ease without having to drive all over Austin and be sold to over and over again by whomever is showing you the property that day. Finding an affordable wedding venue in Austin has never been easier. Take a look at this wedding venue for example, located just 30 miles from downtown Austin.
With a streaming waterfall, lakefront view, and the ability to hold up to 200 wedding guests, it's almost unbelievable that this wedding venue is only $1,000! However, that venue and many more just like it are what you'll be able to find when searching for cheap wedding venues in Austin on our site. The great thing is that loding is on site as well. For example, in the Peaceful Paradise listing above, it sleeps 18 comfortably, so you not only get an economic friendly wedding venue, but you also eliminate some of the headache of finding lodging for you and your guests.
Now that we've established that finding rock-bottom priced wedding venues aren't that hard anymore, it's time to put some thought into what kind of wedding venue you're looking for.
Do you want a barn wedding? How many guests does the venue need to accommodate? Maybe you'd like a lakefront property, or even one with a giant backyard. These are all options that you need to take into account when choosing a wedding venue. If you're aiming for a backyard wedding, then we suggest taking a look at this article for some inspiration. In it you'll find some extremely creative ideas for your wedding if you decide to have it in one of our wedding venues with a massive backyard.
Regardless of what kind of budget friendly wedding venue you decide to go with, the good news is that you have options. One of the most frustrating things we hear about from brides and grooms is that they are tired of the two or three options typical venues offer them. Similar chairs, tables and rooms, with little ability to customize or choose your own vendors. At Venues & Vows, you have full control. The venue is a blank canvas and you are the artist, able to bring your dream wedding to life.
When you think of a typical wedding venue, it really is only capable of serving one purpose, which is the wedding reception. That means you still have to find a place for the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, lodging, and a morning after brunch if you have any pennies left over. Going back to the national average, the average cost of a ceremony site was over $2,000 in 2015. By using Venues and Vows, you can put everything together into one big cost saving bundle! In Austin, TX, almost all of our inexpensive wedding venues can serve multiple purposes. Have your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and morning after brunch all at the same venue. And since there's no restrictions holding you back, you can make each one unique in its own right, even though it's at the same venue. For some great rehearsal dinner ideas go here. Plus, you, your family, and even some of your friends can stay at the venue, eliminating the high cost of lodging.....now the savings are really starting to pile up.
For example, some of our wedding venues in Austin can sleep up to 50 people. Imagine how little your wedding would cost if you were able to accommodate 50 wedding guests for the ENTIRE WEEKEND and only charge them $100 per person. That's $5,000 in your pocket you can put towards your wedding expenses! This way you can very easily have a wedding under $10k and have it be even more amazing than one that costs $30k.
One complaint we here a lot from brides is that they spent so much on the wedding venue, they didn't have enough money left over to spend on other important things like flowers, a photographer, wedding planner, etc. After all, the LAST thing you want is to spend tens of thousands of dollars on your big day only to have an amateur photographer buture the photos, leaving you with grainy photos and bad lighting. A painful mistake that you can nevre get back.
However, by finding a bargain wedding venue and saving thousands of dollars, you're now able to use that savings elsewhere, such as on a quality photographer. Or, seeing as how planning a wedding can be quite stressful, use that extra savings to hire a wedding planner so you don't show up on your wedding day with half of your hair pulled out and chewed up fingernails! Need some tips on quality wedding planners in the Austin area? Shoot us an email and we'll give you some of our best recommendations based on what you're looking for.
The main point here is that you were worried about how you were going to pay for good food, a quality DJ, or have 100 guests instead of 50. Now, a lot of that worry can be wiped away by saving on your wedding venue.