Georgetown has the perfect spot for your special day
Perhaps you want a few close family members and friends to witness you walking down the aisle of a century-old Gothic church. Or perhaps you want to invite the world to stand on a picturesque bluff and share in your day of happiness. For these and other wedding preferences, the Georgetown area has the perfect wedding venue for you.
1500 County Road 267
Angel Springs features both indoor and outdoor settings and can accommodate up to 200 guests. The stately limestone venue also offers a team of wedding professionals, so you can choose your vendors right there instead of spending your weekends running from caterers to florists. Both the bride and groom are provided rooms, so you and your party can get dressed and relax in privacy. There is also a covered back veranda for cocktails and socializing. Angel Springs hosts an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Georgetown Event Center / Chamber of Commerce
100 Stadium Drive
The Chamber goes above and beyond the stereotypical “I wore a suit and got married at City Hall.” Prepare in the bridal suite and groom’s quarters and then, because the Event Center is located near San Gabriel Park, you can get married on the banks of the river, at the Sunken Garden, or in the gazebo if you prefer. Follow the ceremony with a reception at the Event Center, which can accommodate up to 160 guests.
200 Cimarron Hills Trail West
Built of native materials, Cimarron Hills blends romantic and rustic and can accommodate up to 350 guests. Reception options include plated dinners, buffets, and themed buffets ranging from Caribbean to cookout, all prepared with Five Star service by the executive chef, formerly of The Four Seasons Hotel Austin. You can arrange a walk-through tour of the amenities, including the 45,000-square-foot clubhouse and spa, and the golf course and putting green.
5299 W Hwy 29
If a rustic country wedding is your fantasy, then the open beam trusses, red oak floors, and seven-foot waterfall of Gabriel Springs are your dream come true. The 9,000-square-foot hall accommodates 320 guests, and the sixteen-hour rental policy gives your team plenty of time to set up and decorate exactly as you envision. Also available are dressing rooms for the bride and groom, a stage for the DJ or band, and a projector and screen on which you can stream images or video .
Grace Heritage Center
811 Main Street
If you’re looking for a traditional little white church and steeple, this Gothic chapel with its Norman-style tower is the perfect spot. Built as an Episcopal church in 1881, it was donated to Georgetown in 1991. The Heritage Center can accommodate up to 65 guests for both wedding and reception, or up to 85 guests for the wedding only, with the reception at a nearby downtown restaurant. For a remembrance of your special day, you can purchase ornaments, a chapel replica, or a marker with your name and date to be added to the garden path. You can tour the chapel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays or by appointment.
2100 CR 176
You can say your vows from atop a scenic bluff while the city lights of Austin gleam in the distance. The Texas-style estate is nestled among eleven wooded acres and can accommodate up to 250 guests in more than 3,100 square feet of space. Included are bride’s and groom’s dressing rooms and a honeymoon suite, so you can dance until you drop and then look forward to the Jacuzzi tub and catered breakfast. The limestone and cedar reception pavilion has a fourteen-foot fireplace and two waterfalls that flank a cedar-and-stone gazebo. There’s also a fenced-in play area, so even the littlest attendees will have a good time.
The Page House
1903 J.M. Page Lane
One of the few original Queen Anne Victorian mansions still standing in central Texas, the Page House boasts state and national historical markers and is decorated with period antiques, wallpaper, window treatments, and lighting. The mansion is accessible to people with disabilities and can accommodate up to 150 guests. You can choose to exchange vows outside in the large Victorian gazebo or the small garden gazebo. If you prefer an indoor setting, the renovated Polo Barn is available.
850 CR 255
The Ranch is unique among Hill Country wedding venues. Its Texas-sized hospitality allows up to 600 guests at the indoor SaddleCreek Crossing, which features a limestone fireplace. An onsite wedding coordinator can help you plan every detail. From the red stagecoach out front to entertainment ranging from fireworks to trick ropers, the ranch embodies Texas heritage. Plus, the general store sells everything from brisket to private label wines.
The Villa on Lake Georgetown
1975 Cedar Breaks Road,
The 9,500-square-feet villa accommodates up to 300 guests and offers options from an indoor wedding in the Grand Room to an outdoor ceremony and reception on either the upper or lower terraces, with Lake Georgetown as a backdrop. The bridal suite offers a dressing area for doing hair and makeup, while the groom’s quarters have a media room and lounge with pool table. Overnight accommodations are available.
By Karen M. Harris
Photos by Shelley Dormont