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17 Awesome Austin Restaurants for Your Wedding Day

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Austin's wedding season takes place twice a year: spring and fall. The city is a good-looking place for marriage celebrations. There are Hill Country backdrops, city lights, and plenty of barbecue. Whether you’re planning a wedding or reception, Eater gathered the best restaurants and bars for weddings and receptions.

From buy-outs to private dining rooms to alfresco spaces, there’s a place for every taste, need, and budget. There is the ever-elegant grounds and Victorian buildings of Green Pastures (which happens to include Southern-leaning restaurant Mattie’s for all food needs), rustic Texas ambience at Jester King Brewery, theater ceremonies with movies at Alamo Drafthouse, and more. This update includes Banger’s, Eleanor, and Vista Brewing.

Round out the wedding planning with restaurants that offer great catering services, best wedding cake bakeries, Curbed Austin’s picks for wedding venues, and private dining rooms.

Is there a major wedding venue restaurant missing below? Let Eater know through the tipline or within the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Olive & June

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3411 Glenview Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 467-9898
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For small weddings and receptions, southern Italian restaurant Olive & June’s three-floor space, including plenty of patio, does the trick.

Olive & June
Olive & June
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2. Josephine House

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1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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Feel like you’re renting out someone’s home with the bright and classy Clarksville house, available for weddings and receptions.

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Josephine House
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3. The Mohawk

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912 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 666-0877
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For a divey wedding, get married at the Red River concert bar, complete with cocktails and beer.

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The Mohawk
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4. The Eleanor

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307 W 5th St Unit A
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-4094
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For excellent cocktails and bites, essential downtown cocktail bar Roosevelt Room’s next-door event space Eleanor fits the bill, with an elegant space to boot.

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The Eleanor
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5. Voodoo Doughnut

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212 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 215-8586
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Along with those iconic all-day and all-night doughnuts to Austin, Voodoo also brought along its famed wedding ceremonies, where packages range from very intimate to large. Some options include voodoo bride and groom dolls and a doughnut heart centerpiece.

A wedding at Voodoo Doughnut
A wedding at Voodoo Doughnut
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6. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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320 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 861-7020
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Of course you can always get hitched at the events-focused movie theater, complete with screenings and food. The staff will work on themes as well, like Princess Bride or zombies.

Downtown location of Alamo Drafthouse at night
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
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7. Parkside

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301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-9898
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Dine on oysters and overlook downtown Austin from Parkside’s rooftop patio deck. The banquet room and bar are available for rental, too.

Parkside’s deck
Parkside’s deck
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8. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8200
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The inventive and intimate Congress Avenue restaurant is available for full buyouts for ceremonies and receptions.

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Swift’s Attic
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9. La Condesa

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400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
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The downtown Mexican restaurant's second floor private room, Malverde, offers indoor and outdoor space for weddings and receptions, alongside cocktails and food prepared downstairs.

La Condesa
La Condesa
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10. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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79 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 386-1656
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The expansion of the sausage house and beer garden means there’s more room for larger parties, say, weddings and receptions. The new private event space features a special cocktail menu, as well as access to those sausages, charcuterie, and smoked meat.

The new porch space at Banger’s
The new porch space at Banger’s
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11. Eden East at Springdale Farm

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755 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 428-6500
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Keep planning to a minimum by taking advantage of farm-to-table food truck restaurant Eden East and Springdale Farm, now both run by chef Sonya Cote.

Wedding ceremony at Eden East/Springdale Farm
Wedding ceremony at Eden East/Springdale Farm
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12. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 366-5808
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Another picture-perfect venue can be found at Jacoby’s, where the grassy backyard overlooking the Colorado River makes for beautiful ceremonies, or the private dining room for receptions. Owner Adam Jacoby even got married here.

Jacoby’s patio
Jacoby’s patio
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13. Lenoir

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1807 S. 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 215-9778
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The South First restaurant’s space is mega-intimate and available for receptions. The wine garden is perfect for alfresco affairs, as is the next-door event space Petite Maison (formerly cookbook and cookware shop Metier).

Lenoir’s wine garden
Lenoir’s wine garden
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14. Green Pastures

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811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-1888
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Get married in the picturesque grounds that make up iconic Austin restaurant Green Pastures. Indoor or outdoor ceremonies can come with food service from on-site restaurant Mattie's. Cheers with milk punch.

Mattie’s at Green Pastures
Mattie’s at Green Pastures
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15. Jester King Brewery

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13005 Fitzhugh Rd
Austin, TX 78736
(512) 537-5100
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Finally, the Dripping Springs brewery can host events in its main event hall, alongside as well as its on-site restaurant, which means rustic weddings and receptions.

Jester King’s event hall
Jester King’s event hall
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16. The Salt Lick

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18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619
(512) 858-4959
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There’s nothing more Texan than a wedding held at a barbecue restaurant out in Hill Country. At Salt Lick, there’s Thurman’s Mansion or the Pecan Grove by a creek for ceremonies, and a banquet room for receptions.

A wedding at Salt Lick
A wedding at Salt Lick
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17. Vista Brewing

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13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150
Driftwood, TX 78619
(512) 766-1842
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The newer Driftwood brewery and restaurant offers up plenty of room for weddings and receptions, as well as beers and food.

Vista Brewing
Vista Brewing
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1. Olive & June

3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Olive & June
Olive & June
Olive & June [Official]

For small weddings and receptions, southern Italian restaurant Olive & June’s three-floor space, including plenty of patio, does the trick.

3411 Glenview Ave
Austin, TX 78703

2. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Josephine House
Josephine House
Josephine House [Official]

Feel like you’re renting out someone’s home with the bright and classy Clarksville house, available for weddings and receptions.

1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703

3. The Mohawk

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
The Mohawk
The Mohawk
Mohawk/Facebook

For a divey wedding, get married at the Red River concert bar, complete with cocktails and beer.

912 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

4. The Eleanor

307 W 5th St Unit A, Austin, TX 78701
The Eleanor
The Eleanor
The Eleanor/Facebook

For excellent cocktails and bites, essential downtown cocktail bar Roosevelt Room’s next-door event space Eleanor fits the bill, with an elegant space to boot.

307 W 5th St Unit A
Austin, TX 78701

5. Voodoo Doughnut

212 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
A wedding at Voodoo Doughnut
A wedding at Voodoo Doughnut
Voodoo Doughnut/Facebook

Along with those iconic all-day and all-night doughnuts to Austin, Voodoo also brought along its famed wedding ceremonies, where packages range from very intimate to large. Some options include voodoo bride and groom dolls and a doughnut heart centerpiece.

212 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

320 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Downtown location of Alamo Drafthouse at night
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Alamo Drafthouse/Facebook

Of course you can always get hitched at the events-focused movie theater, complete with screenings and food. The staff will work on themes as well, like Princess Bride or zombies.

320 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Parkside

301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Parkside’s deck
Parkside’s deck
Parkside [Official]

Dine on oysters and overlook downtown Austin from Parkside’s rooftop patio deck. The banquet room and bar are available for rental, too.

301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Swift’s Attic
Swift’s Attic
Swift’s Attic [Official]

The inventive and intimate Congress Avenue restaurant is available for full buyouts for ceremonies and receptions.

315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

9. La Condesa

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
La Condesa
La Condesa
La Condesa [Official]

The downtown Mexican restaurant's second floor private room, Malverde, offers indoor and outdoor space for weddings and receptions, alongside cocktails and food prepared downstairs.

400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
The new porch space at Banger’s
The new porch space at Banger’s
Robert Lerma

The expansion of the sausage house and beer garden means there’s more room for larger parties, say, weddings and receptions. The new private event space features a special cocktail menu, as well as access to those sausages, charcuterie, and smoked meat.

79 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Eden East at Springdale Farm

755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Wedding ceremony at Eden East/Springdale Farm
Wedding ceremony at Eden East/Springdale Farm
Springdale Farm/Facebook

Keep planning to a minimum by taking advantage of farm-to-table food truck restaurant Eden East and Springdale Farm, now both run by chef Sonya Cote.

755 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78702

12. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Jacoby’s patio
Jacoby’s patio
Jacoby’s [Official]

Another picture-perfect venue can be found at Jacoby’s, where the grassy backyard overlooking the Colorado River makes for beautiful ceremonies, or the private dining room for receptions. Owner Adam Jacoby even got married here.

3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

13. Lenoir

1807 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
Lenoir’s wine garden
Lenoir’s wine garden
Lenoir/Facebook

The South First restaurant’s space is mega-intimate and available for receptions. The wine garden is perfect for alfresco affairs, as is the next-door event space Petite Maison (formerly cookbook and cookware shop Metier).

1807 S. 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704

14. Green Pastures

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704
Mattie’s at Green Pastures
Mattie’s at Green Pastures
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

Get married in the picturesque grounds that make up iconic Austin restaurant Green Pastures. Indoor or outdoor ceremonies can come with food service from on-site restaurant Mattie's. Cheers with milk punch.

811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704

15. Jester King Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736
Jester King’s event hall
Jester King’s event hall
Jester King Brewery [Official]

Finally, the Dripping Springs brewery can host events in its main event hall, alongside as well as its on-site restaurant, which means rustic weddings and receptions.

13005 Fitzhugh Rd
Austin, TX 78736

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16. The Salt Lick

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
A wedding at Salt Lick
A wedding at Salt Lick
Salt Lick [Official]

There’s nothing more Texan than a wedding held at a barbecue restaurant out in Hill Country. At Salt Lick, there’s Thurman’s Mansion or the Pecan Grove by a creek for ceremonies, and a banquet room for receptions.

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619

17. Vista Brewing

13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150, Driftwood, TX 78619
Vista Brewing
Vista Brewing
Vista Brewing [Official]

The newer Driftwood brewery and restaurant offers up plenty of room for weddings and receptions, as well as beers and food.

13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150
Driftwood, TX 78619

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