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The Book of Beautiful Weddings publishes nothing short of beautiful. That’s why with every styled shoot published in our magazines, we share the best of the best bridal tips, tricks and inspirations brought to you by some of the best vendors in Central Texas.

Jade and Kyle Photography

Jade and Kyle Photography

Love at first site can mean many different things. In this case, we are talking about wedding venues!

Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important parts of your wedding planning process. Here at The Book of Beautiful Weddings, we like to help our blushing brides ease through these exciting times. Let's dive into two helpful hints for choosing your picture-perfect wedding venue.

1. Budget

We know wedding planning can be a stressful process especially when it comes to comparing price tags. One thing you will want to consider is whether or not a particular venue fits into your bridal budget. If you happen to be on a tight budget, some venues may be able to work with you! Don't be afraid to ask if there are any price breaks. Some wedding venues offer price breaks based on seasonal changes. They may even offer discounts depending on the day of the week you plan to have your event.

2. Amenities

While looking through wedding venues, make sure your designated venue has all of the amenities you're looking for. Some venues may come with wedding packages whether that involves food, music or even specific decor. What bridal esthetic are you looking for?

Are you a Classic Romantic Bride?...

If so, try looking into gardens, estates, chapels, mansions, ballrooms, tents, hotels and even vineyards.

Modern Brides?

You can find your inspiration from many of our vendor-venues with clean lines and modern elements. Our modern brides love stylistic hotels or even the creativity from museums.

Bohemian Brides?

This whimsical style can be easily be found throughout Central Texas. We suggest finding your bohemian style through industrial venues such as barns or tents.

Rustic Brides?

Well, we are in Texas after all! Get a little country by scoping out barns, tents, farms or chapels.

Angel Owens Photography

Angel Owens Photography

When picking a venue, ask yourself the following questions:

Date: Is the date you and your significant other have on your hearts available?

Capacity: How many guests can this venue comfortably accommodate for both the ceremony and reception?

Hours: How many hours are included in the venue rental? Can you add hours? If so, what is the additional rate?

Tables and Chairs: How many are included in the rental?

Weather Plan: What does a rain plan look like for this specific location?

Catering and Alcohol: Are there any restrictions?

Security: What are your security requirements and/or fees?

Planner/ Coordinator: Is there a planner/coordinator requires?

Preferred Vendor List: Is there a preferred vendor list? Is it required to choose vendors from that list?


Who are our Venue Vendors?

The Phoenix Ballroom The Vineyard at Florence The Mercantile

The Chapel at Caliber Oak Cultivate 7Twelve Valley Mills Vineyard

Old Bethany The Inn at Salado Knoxville Ranch

The Grove at Brushy Creek The Venue Hidden Creek at Stonehaus

La Rio Mansion Highpointe Estate The Yellow House Bed and Breakfast

Baylor Club The Venue at Lilly Pond

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