WEDDINGS

The rest of your life starts here. Create an experience that you and your guests will never forget among our beautiful Hill Country architecture and native gardens.

What Your Rental Includes

  • An 8-hour time rental (4 p.m. to midnight)
  • Multiple outdoor ceremony options
  • Two reception options (one indoor and one outdoor)
  • Changing room
  • Ample onsite parking
  • On-site manager to answer any questions about the venue
  • Security officer to watch the property
  • Catering prep space
  • Complimentary one-hour rehearsal prior to your event date
  • Complimentary two-hour photo session prior to your event date
  • One-hour vendor meetings prior to event date based on availability and scheduled in advance
  • Capability to bring in your own alcohol
  • Tables and chairs that complement the space: fruitwood folding chairs (250), 60-inch round tables (25), 8-foot rectangular tables (8), 6-foot rectangular tables (8), 30-inch round cocktail tables (8)
  • Wireless internet
  • Free one-year Dual Membership for you and your fiancé

Catering and Beverages

To ensure excellent customer service for our clients, the Wildflower Center has an Approved Caterers list for our clients to choose from. Each of these caterers has extensive knowledge of and experience with the Wildflower Center and will make sure your event runs smoothly from setup to load out. Client may bring in their own alcoholic beverages without any additional expense; however, all alcoholic beverages must be served by TABC-certified bartenders and carry at least a $1 million liquor liability insurance policy.

 

Outside Vendors

With many amazing vendors in Austin, you have ample choices to work with. Please feel free to work with any vendor of your choice for everything except catering. The Wildflower Center has developed a list of Recommended Vendors who all have experience creating special memories for Wildflower Center couples.

 

Wedding FAQ

What is the Wildflower Center's photography policy?
Brides holding their wedding at the Wildflower Center are able to schedule their complimentary photo shoot with a member of the events team. All other individuals interested in professionally photographing or filming at the Wildflower Center should follow our Photo and Video Policies.
Does the Wildflower Center require a planner for weddings?
Yes, we require that you work with a professional, full service, month-of or day-of coordinator to make sure your event runs smoothly.
What is the arrangement for wedding ceremony rehearsal?
Rehearsals need to be scheduled with the events team in advance and are based on availability. Rehearsals must take place within a one-hour time frame during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the rehearsal ending at 4 p.m.
Does the Wildflower Center hold daytime weddings?
Yes, you may have a daytime wedding at the Wildflower Center. Since the Center is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., spaces are limited to Cecille’s Arch and the Great Hall. Please speak with a member of the events team for more details.
Do you have a preferred vendors list?
Yes, our Recommended Vendors and Approved Caterers provide great, professional service to their clients. These lists consist of event industry professionals we have worked with over the years. They are your best resources to help you make choices on everything from décor and food to lighting, transportation and more.
Can we supply our own alcohol for the event?
Yes, you may provide alcohol that has been purchased from a distributor. The alcohol can be delivered or brought to the venue and accepted only by your licensed/insured caterer or bartending service. The Wildflower Center cannot be held responsible or accept alcohol deliveries from any vendor and cannot hold alcohol on site overnight/the day before. All Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission laws must be followed while on premises. Alcohol must be served by a TABC-certified bartender who is working for the selected, insured catering company.
How late can music be played?
Amplified music, indoor and outdoor, from a musician, band or DJ must conclude by 11 p.m. Amplified sound cannot exceed 75 decibels from the property line.
What staffing is provided by the venue?
A Manager on Duty (MOD) and security guard are on-site for the duration of the private event when deemed necessary. The MOD will lock and unlock interior spaces and act as the liaison for the Wildflower Center to your vendors. Wildflower Center staff is not responsible for event coordination or event setup or breakdown.
Is there free parking on site?
Yes, there are 100 parking spaces in the Wildflower Center parking lot with additional back-in angle parking along La Crosse Avenue. We offer a separate parking lot for vendors along with a loading dock.
Is the venue ADA compliant/wheelchair accessible?
Yes, we are ADA compliant. The Central Complex offers the greatest accessibility for those in wheelchairs. We also have wheelchairs available on-site. Please make arrangements prior to your event with the events team. Should your guests require assistance to different parts of the property, this can be discussed with the Manager on Duty.

Reviews From Couples

Such a beautiful and amazing venue! Once I found this place, I knew this was the one. SO many great areas for pictures and ceremony spaces. Caitlyn was very responsive and helped us find a new date when we decided to postpone. Couldn’t be happier! Also our guests couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful the venue is. – Lauren H.

We loved having our wedding at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. As we had guests coming from all over the country, we wanted a space that felt very Austin and the Center was perfect. There was so much for people to walk around and see and enjoy before the ceremony and during cocktail hour and so many options for where to have all the events of the evening. It rained most of the day, just clearing before the ceremony and that made all the blooms and plant life that much more lush. It was exquisitely beautiful and felt like a fairy tale. We also had to reschedule our wedding because of COVID and they couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful during the whole process. – Anna G.

The Wildflower Center is so, so gorgeous. They are reasonably priced, and it feels so good to be able to put part of your budget into a space that is both lovely and environmentally friendly! The event manager and staff we worked with were helpful and well-versed on how best to use the space. We had our entire event there (ceremony, cocktail, and reception), and all of our guests loved exploring the grounds. Thanks for being awesome, y’all! – Rachel C.

We loved having our wedding at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! The gardens themselves are gorgeous, and Caitlyn (along with all the staff we worked with) was incredibly helpful and accommodating. In addition, we were able to have THREE separate plans in case of varying levels of rain! We had our ceremony and dinner in the Courtyard with dancing in the Great Hall. It couldn’t have gone better! If you want a garden wedding in Austin, there’s not a better spot! – David T.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center could not have been a better venue — Caitlin was extremely easy to work with and quickly answered all of my questions. The venue itself was so pretty that I saved a lot of money on flowers and decorations. Not much is needed when there is naturally beautiful scenery all around you! The venue had a rain plan in place already so I didn’t have to rent a tent just in case it rained. It was all so great — the tables and chairs they provided were also perfect. – Shannon M.

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Wildflower Center on Pinterest

See more photos of Wildflower Center weddings below and on our Pinterest page:

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  • Anna & Ryan’s Summer Wedding – Annique Marie Photography #summerwedding #septemberwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #anniquemariephotography #hillcountywedding
  • Anna & Ryan’s Summer Wedding – Annique Marie Photography #summerwedding #septemberwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #anniquemariephotography #hillcountywedding
  • Lizzy & Lucas’s Summer Wedding – Grant Daniels Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #grantdanielsphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Lizzy & Lucas’s Summer Wedding – Grant Daniels Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #grantdanielsphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Lizzy & Lucas’s Summer Wedding – Grant Daniels Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #grantdanielsphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Lizzy & Lucas’s Summer Wedding – Grant Daniels Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #grantdanielsphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Lizzy & Lucas’s Summer Wedding – Grant Daniels Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #grantdanielsphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Brittany & Adam’s Summer Wedding – Melissa Glynn Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #melissaglynnphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Brittany & Adam’s Summer Wedding – Melissa Glynn Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #melissaglynnphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Brittany & Adam’s Summer Wedding – Melissa Glynn Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #melissaglynnphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Brittany & Adam’s Summer Wedding – Melissa Glynn Photography #summerwedding #augustwedding #texaswedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #melissaglynnphotography #hillcountywedding
  • Amy & Dexter's Spring Wedding - Paige Vaughn Photo #springwedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #paigevaughnphotography #hillcountywedding #cake
  • Amy & Dexter's Spring Wedding - Paige Vaughn Photo #springwedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #paigevaughnphotography #hillcountywedding #tabledecor #floral
  • Amy & Dexter's Spring Wedding - Paige Vaughn Photo #springwedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #paigevaughnphotography #hillcountywedding #tabledecor #floral #geometricdecor
  • Amy & Dexter's Spring Wedding - Paige Vaughn Photo #springwedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #paigevaughnphotography #hillcountywedding #sweethearttable
  • Amy & Dexter's Spring Wedding - Paige Vaughn Photo #springwedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #paigevaughnphotography #hillcountywedding #cocktailhour
  • Amy & Dexter's Spring Wedding - Paige Vaughn Photo #springwedding #outdoorwedding #wildflowercenter #paigevaughnphotography #hillcountywedding
Great Hall

Spaces

Take a virtual peek at our beautiful spaces
Cecille's Arch

Elopements

Explore our more intimate ceremony options

Christy and Phil wed in the Great Hall

Photography

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