The Best Places in Texas to Get Married

by Heather Leigh Landon

Texas offers so many great wedding locations.

wedding celebration image by Warren Millar from Fotolia.com

A state as large as Texas has numerous locations to get married. Couples can seek out lakefront estates, quiet bed and breakfasts, beachfront resorts, lake cruises and beautifully landscaped gardens for a wedding location. Many of these locations offer everything required for a wedding from start to finish, while others simply provide the space.

Paradise Cove at Lake Grapevine

Get married on the shores of Lake Grapevine, where the staff takes care of everything needed for a wedding of any size and style. Paradise Cove offers beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception sites in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Accents throughout Paradise Cove include a white stone gazebo and walkways covered with white stone arches. Receptions can be held on the outdoor patio, which is large enough to hold the reception, full-service bar, dance floor and stage for the DJ or band. There is also a private bridal preparation suite for the bride to relax before walking down the aisle.

Paradise Cove at Lake Grapevine 3029 Midway Road Southlake, TX 76092 817-329-1668 paradisecovetx.com

Great Oaks Manor

Great Oaks Manor is a beautifully landscaped bed and breakfast, ideal for a small wedding retreat. Everything needed is on the manor grounds, including guest accommodations. Couples can get married in the front garden or veranda and enjoy a quiet reception inside. Two rooms are available for weddings: the Main House, which seats 25 guests and the Garden Room, with room for 75 guests. Wedding packages include full use of the Grand Entry Hall, the library, dining room, outside veranda and gardens.

Great Oaks Manor 419 Macek Road Richmond, TX 77469 281-343-9551 greatoaksmanor.com

Austin Party Cruises

Set sail on Lake Austin with Austin Party Cruises. Cruises will take the party around the lake and past Mt. Bonnell. Couples can do everything from saying “I do” at the wedding ceremony to enjoying dinner and dancing at the reception, all while sailing across the lake. Rehearsal dinners are also available. Austin Party Cruises have dining options, but couples can hire an outside catering company and other vendors, including a DJ, band or other entertainment. There are 30 minutes alloted before departure to decorate and set up the boat and another 30 minutes afterward to clean up.

Austin Party Cruises 2215 West Lake Drive Austin, TX 78764 512-328-9887 austinpartycruises.com

Pecan Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

Pecan Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is a one-stop destination for wedding planning. The inn offers couples everything under the sun for wedding planning from private ceremonies to luxurious, large celebrations. A portion of the inn can be booked for the celebration, or if desired, the entire inn and grounds. The staff of the inn take care of everything from the ceremony through the reception. If booking the entire resort, the staff take care of accommodations and all activities leading up to the wedding day.

Pecan Street Inn Bed and Breakfast 1010 Pecan Street Bastrop, TX 78602 512-321-3315 pecanstreetinn.com

Umlauf Sculpture Garden

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden offers couples a unique wedding venue underneath a canopy of trees surrounded by lush landscaping and sculptures by Charles Umlauf and other sculptors. The garden only serves as a venue location, so couples will need to seek outside vendors. There is a full-catering kitchen available and seating for up to 200 people. There is also a small glass room with seating for 30 people.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden 605 Robert E. Lee Road Austin, TX 78704 512-445-5582 umlaufsculpture.org

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About the Author

Heather Leigh Landon has been a writer since 1988 when she started her career as a stringer for "The McHenry Star News." Since then she has worked for newspapers such as "The Woodstock Independent," "The Northwest Herald" and "Press Journal." Landon graduated from William Rainey Harper College with an Associate of Applied Science in journalism.