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17 Awesome Austin Restaurants for Your Wedding Day

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A wedding at Green Pastures
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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.

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Olive & June

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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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Josephine House

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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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The Mohawk

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

The Mohawk
The Mohawk
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The Eleanor

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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.

The Eleanor
The Eleanor
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Voodoo Doughnut

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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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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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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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Parkside

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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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Swift's Attic

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

Swift’s Attic
Swift’s Attic
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La Condesa

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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.

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La Condesa
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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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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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Eden East at Springdale Farm

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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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Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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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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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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Green Pastures

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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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Jester King Brewery

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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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The Salt Lick

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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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Vista Brewing

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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.

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Vista Brewing
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Olive & June

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.

Olive & June
Olive & June
Olive & June [Official]

Josephine House

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.

Josephine House
Josephine House
Josephine House [Official]

The Mohawk

The Mohawk
The Mohawk
Mohawk/Facebook

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

The Mohawk
The Mohawk
Mohawk/Facebook

The Eleanor

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.

The Eleanor
The Eleanor
The Eleanor/Facebook

Voodoo Doughnut

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.

A wedding at Voodoo Doughnut
A wedding at Voodoo Doughnut
Voodoo Doughnut/Facebook

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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.

Downtown location of Alamo Drafthouse at night
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Alamo Drafthouse/Facebook

Parkside

Parkside’s deck
Parkside’s deck
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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
Parkside [Official]

Swift's Attic

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.

Swift’s Attic
Swift’s Attic
Swift’s Attic [Official]

La Condesa

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.

La Condesa
La Condesa
La Condesa [Official]

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden