The Most Intimate Wedding Destinations In Hill Country
When it’s time to decide where you’ll walk down the aisle surrounded by loved ones, you want to make sure your big day’s venue has all the features you’ve been dreaming about for years.
It can be time-consuming to scroll endlessly online in search of a space that is beautiful, personalized, and fits with your theme. The style and size of your venue also have to match the size of the wedding you are planning.
Finding a small wedding venue that offers breathtaking views of natural beauty can be difficult since many locations are built with dining rooms to hold hundreds of guests. These venues are often designed for traditional wedding receptions, in which couples get married in front of a large number of guests. However, many couples want to exchange vows in a more intimate wedding venue with a smaller guest list.
Luckily, many wedding venues throughout Texas Hill Country are specifically designed for more intimate weddings. Not only will these venues provide a warm and cozy aesthetic for your nuptials, but they are also surrounded by the best foliage, mountain views, and scenery Texas has to offer.
While it may be tempting to plan a beach wedding or a destination wedding in the hopes of a fairytale experience, you don’t need a getaway outside of your home state to plan the wedding of your dreams.
Collective Retreats offers a one-of-a-kind elopement or wedding experience at our Hill Country retreat center. We provide the ambiance and unforgettable activities, and all you have to do is come and enjoy.
Perched atop a picturesque ridge that overlooks Montesino Ranch, this retreat center is exactly where you’d want to spend your wedding day. It’s also a breathtakingly beautiful place for a honeymoon getaway, particularly in the comfy and stylish Summit Tent. With a fresh take on glamping, it’s a perfect spot for couples who love the great outdoors.
An award-winningwedding venue option, Hoffman Haus has everything you could ask for on your special day. If you’d like to take advantage of the picture-perfect landscape and warm Texas weather, this venue gives you the opportunity to hold an outdoor ceremony among gorgeous oak, ash, and elm trees, then hold your rehearsal dinner and reception indoors.
Hang warm lighting in the cozy Grove House, an indoor space specifically designed for small weddings. The Hoffman Haus properties offer 20+ cottages, rooms, and suites that are full of Texas charm. These rooms will give you enough space for your entire wedding party to stay on the property for your nuptials, which makes traveling to and from the ceremony, reception, and other wedding festivities easy.
Walk down the aisle under dark, rustic wood beams as natural light streams in from the grand windows and illuminates your bridal beauty. Camp Lucy is a classic Texas Hill Countryevent venue situated on a ranch above Onion Creek.
Between the ceremony and the beginning of the reception, your wedding party and guests can soak in the panoramic views of the on-site vineyard and Hill Country greenery on the ranch grounds.
For dinner, toasts, and dancing, you and your wedding party will stroll into the indoor event space that features vaulted ceilings and a grand stone fireplace. Although the ceilings are tall, the warm lighting and charming features make the space feel intimate.
For true intimacy, consider having a micro wedding, which has 50 or fewer guests. For the ceremony, invite your guests to join you and your partner at the Chapel Dulcinea, an outdoor wedding venue that has been a Hill Country staple for almost 20 years. After saying “I do” in a spot that overlooks the rolling hills, walk just a few minutes over to the Veranda Room.
A two-level, cozy space that accommodates up to 50 guests, the Veranda Room will make your entire wedding party feel connected. After dinner, step out onto your private courtyard to sip a glass of wine under string lights and look up to admire the stars.
Later, you can cut your wedding cake in style and share it with your closest friends and family.
Star Hill Ranch
Star Hill Ranch is a five-star option for those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and classic charm of Texas. The ranch features restored historic buildings that were prominent in the early 1900s. Stand on the steps outside their Little Chapel for a wedding backdrop that includes a grand white church facade contrasting with a bright blue sky.
After you kiss your partner for the first time as a married couple, walk over to their outdoor reception area for dinner and dancing. Listen to the band play your favorite music on an elevated stage as you look around and watch your loved ones mingle under a series of warm, string lights that gently illuminate the entire reception.
The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages
For a unique, intimate, and unforgettable wedding ceremony, choose to walk down the aisle in the outdoor space at the Lodge at Country Inn Cottages. Your guests will have trouble focusing on just one aspect of the venue. They can spend time admiring the decorated aisle that leads to three stained glass panels, the expansive, lush foliage the venue looks over, and the grand oak trees that frame the entire space.
After an intimate ceremony, walk over to the reception hall to enjoy your dinner amongst stone pillars and wooden beams. The space is small enough to feel connected with all of your guests but large enough to comfortably mingle and dance.
If you have trouble deciding between a rustic, charming, or elegant theme for your special day, your worries will be erased after booking your wedding at Firefly Farm. The large space provides plenty of options for ceremony locations, but no spot feels more intimate than the Firefly Farm chapel.
Nestled in the middle of beautiful oak trees, a winding path will lead you to a small wooden chapel that creates a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos.
Once the ceremony is over, your guests won’t be able to miss the big red barn that sits on the property. Receptions held in this barn can utilize the rustic wood interior, rustic tin ceiling, and crystal chandeliers as built-in decor.
Canyon Lake Cabins and Cottages
Located near Hill Country’s iconic Canyon Lake, the Canyon Lake Cabins and Cottages provide stunning backdrops, intimate settings, and wedding packages to help you plan your day with help from your trusty wedding planner.
There are few structures as intimate and romantic as a white gazebo, and saying “I do” in front of this classic backdrop is sure to leave an impression on your guests. Tucked away in the trees, there are enough seats for a small wedding and views of Canyon Lake in the distance.
Speaking of views of Canyon Lake, the walls of the reception hall are covered with windows, offering remarkable views of rolling hills towering over the lake. The reception hall is supported by rustic wooden beams, offering a hint of classic Texas charm. Additionally, the available rooms and packages will ensure space for your entire wedding party.
Wedding Planning: Weekend Activities
If your wedding guests are making their way out to Hill Country, the excitement shouldn’t stop at your wedding. The area has countless activities that will make you feel like a true Texan and will immerse you in the beauty of the landscape. Additionally, it is the perfect space to decompress with your partner for a few days after the chaos and excitement of your wedding week.
For ultimate rest and relaxation, book a massage for you and your partner. Let your muscles relax and your mind ease as a massage expert skillfully massages your muscles.
When staying at Collective Retreats, a masseuse will come to your specialized honeymoon Summit Tent to give you the most comfortable experience possible. You can choose between a 60-minute and 90-minute massage, and you’ll have the ability to tell your masseuse which parts of your body need the most care.
After a day of massages and rest, you might be ready for a more physical way to center your mind and care for your body. As a guest of Collective Retreats, you will have access to daily morning yoga that is designed to strengthen your muscles, calm your mind, and immerse you in the gorgeous Hill Country views.
Take a deep breath of the fresh air as you breathe out any stress and negativity as you look out over the stunning foliage.
Bubbly and Branding
You would be surprised how few souvenirs you will have from your wedding. Centerpieces are often offered to guests, party favors are snatched up by loved ones, and your dress will most likely be stored away, out of sight.
On the Collective Retreats ranch, you can work together with your partner to create mementos from your special weekend that can be forever showcased in your home.
Cattle branding is an important aspect of Texas ranching history and practice and, perhaps surprisingly, makes the perfect craft. At our Bubbly and Branding event, you and your partner will sip on glasses of celebratory champagne as you mark your own personal cutting board with the Collective Retreats logo.
Every time you chop a vegetable or lay out a cheese board for guests, you will be reminded of the one-of-a-kind wedding you had together in one of the most beautiful spaces in the country.
Time To Plan Your Dream Wedding
In Texas Hill Country, you can have it all. You can have a ceremony that is lit by romantic lighting, seating that is intimate, and a reception that is perfectly charming and elegant. No matter what venue you choose, you are guaranteed to have jaw-dropping views surrounding the event that will be unforgettable.