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The Ultimate Austin Wedding (Advice from Your Go-To Austin Wedding Caterer)

The Ultimate Austin Wedding (Advice from Your Go-To Austin Wedding Caterer)

 

When it comes to being a Texas wedding caterer, there are few things we love as much as Austin. From the vibrant food scene (tacos, please!) and the live music to the outdoor spaces and the wedding venues, we always get extra excited when catering Austin weddings.

Whether it’s the location — easy to get to from around the state *or* by plane — the beauty of the landscape, or simply the options, Austin weddings have endless potential. If you’re planning a wedding in Austin, enjoy our ultimate guide (lovingly curated by your go-to Austin wedding caterer).

 

Where to get married in Austin (advice from your go-to Austin wedding caterer)


Wedding venues in Austin are everywhere (and then some). There are hundreds — not including private property weddings — and there’s a venue for every taste. From elegant churches and rustic barns to high-class ranches and industrial-chic buildings, you can find an Austin wedding venue you’ll absolutely love.

And, as a trusted Austin wedding caterer (we’ve catered hundreds of ATX weddings!), we’re lucky to work with some incredible venues. These are some of our very favorite Austin wedding venue partners:

Planning the weekend: Our Top Austin Recommendations

When you’re crafting a guest list for your wedding, it’s always a great touch to provide things to do — especially when you’re planning a wedding in a destination like Austin. From places to stay to things to do to places to eat, these are our favorite wedding guest recommendations for ATX:

Hotels To Stay in in Austin

There are tons of beautiful hotels in Austin, so this doesn’t even come close to scratching the surface — but we love these Austin hotels (and wedding guests do, too)!:

  • The Driskill: This iconic historical hotel was built in 1886 and is a famous, beautiful stay rich in Austin history and tons of cultural lore. Plus, it’s location on Brazos St. makes it central, easy to get to, and a top recommendation.
  • Hotel Saint Cecilia: Perched right behind the famous “i love you so much” mural, this intimate South Congress hotel was built in 1888 and honors the patron saint of music and poetry with gorgeous, elevated rooms and delicious food and beverages.
  • Four Seasons Austin: Located in the heart of downtown, the Four Seasons is a luxe, 5-star accommodation with stunning views of Lady Bird Lake and a medley of incredible amenities.
Things To Do in Austin

With over 320 square miles of space to call its own, to say there are an infinite amount of activities to do in Austin is an understatement. Here are a few of our favorite recommendations for Austin wedding guests, from food to eat to outdoor areas to explore.

  • Get outside: The green space in Austin is unmatched by the rest of Texas, so take advantage! Visit Zilker Park, cool off in Barton Springs, and take a walk down the Greenbelt. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, it’s always fun to paddleboard in Lady Bird Lake — and the views waiting for you in Dripping Springs are a stunning must-see. Hiking is everywhere in ATX and the surrounding areas for nature lovers, and the iconic Jacob’s Well is just a short 45-minute drive outside of the city!
  • Explore and shop South Congress: Austin’s South Congress is famous for a reason — and packed with tons of boutiques, food, coffee shops, live music, and places to see. 
  • Eat some delicious food: As a Texas caterer, it’s no secret we love food (duh) — and that’s part of the reason why we love Austin so much. You can’t go wrong with almost any choice in the city, but we’re partial to BBQ at Franklin BBQ, margaritas at De Nada Cantina, tacos at Veracruz, a beer at Jester King, and a fresh smoothie at Juiceland.

Making your Austin wedding menu

As a top wedding caterer in Austin, one of our favorite things to do is weave the vibrant city and culture into each catering menu. If you’re looking for ways to bring a little Austin into your wedding food, we have you covered. Here are a few ideas (all of which we can help you implement into a custom wedding menu)

  • Try out some funky Texas fusion dining: There’s something extra special about leaning into eclectic culture when you’re hosting an Austin wedding, which is why we can have tons of fun with a funky custom menu. Try out an Asian-Texan fusion dining experience, a family-style menu rich in Texas flavors (and beyond), or have a midnight snack of sopapillas, chips, and salsa.
  • Spin some Texas into your drink menu: Make Texas part of your bar offerings with Lone Star companies like Tito’s, Lone Star, Shiner, and Deep Eddy — and try out Texan-esque cocktails and mocktails like craft margaritas, pecan pie espresso martinis, and peach ranch waters.
  • Build a fully custom menu with Vestals Catering: Our full-service wedding catering process pairs you with a wedding specialist to craft a personalized, delicious menu true to you — and to your Austin wedding roots! We’ve planned menus for many weddings in Austin, and would love to cater yours next. 

We cater weddings across Texas, from Austin and Fort Worth to Dallas and beyond — and we’re here when you’re ready to chat about your vision, your goals, and your menus.

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