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Dec 8, 2017

Venues in Dripping Springs TX - Episode 153

Dripping Springs, TX is called the Wedding Capital of Texas for a good reason.  There are over 30 venues in and around this quaint Hill Country town which is located Southwest of Austin. They range from farms, ranches, wineries and there is even a venue that does ceremonies for free.  Here are a few of our faves. 

Camp Lucy-

Has 4 unique wedding venues - 

Ian's Chapel- 

  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony sites 
  • Holds up to 300 guests 
  • French colonial in style 
  • Has open pavilion the  
  • Indoor events hall 

Sacred Oaks- 

  • Outdoor terraced ceremony site 
  • Lush lawn for outdoor tents 
  • Timber framed hall with built-in bar 
  • Capacity for 350+ 

Whit's Inn- 

  • Eco-Friendly with repurposed buildings 
  • Balcony ceremony site overlooking creek 
  • Rustic in feel 
  • Capacity for 100 or ten tables 

The Vineyard- 

  • Farm to table like setting 
  • Tented areas for ceremony and reception 
  • Intimate relaxed feel 

Chapel Dulcinea-

  • Located at the Wizard Academy in Southwest Austin(yes there is such a place) 
  • This is a free venue usually for ceremony only 
  • They schedule weddings in 1 ½ hour block M-F 
  • There is a $200 refundable deposit is collected for Mon-Thurs 
  • And a $400 no-show fee for sat and sun, both are refundable 

The Inn at Wild Rose Hall

  • Historic home with a musical past 
  • 150 max guest count 
  • Indoor and outdoor sites 

Ma Maison 

  • Indoor and outdoor sites 
  • 3 ceremony areas 
  • Great hall is a 4000sq ft timber beamed building 
  • Can hold up to 600 guests 
  • Provides table and chairs 

Pecan Springs Ranch 

  • Indoor and outdoor facilities 
  • 6000sq ft reception building 
  • Has a Drink Donkey (cute) 
  • Venue rental includes chairs and tables 

The Terrace Club 

  • Indoor and outdoor facilities 
  • 3ceremony sites 
  • All-inclusive venue-chairs, tables, catering, coordinator, linens, etc 
  • Awesome views 

Treaty Oak 

  • Texas Historic site 
  • Indoor and outdoor facilities 
  •  Distillery, Rickhouse, and restaurant available for 100 guests max 
  • Makes beer and spirits (what else do you need) 

This last Venue in Dripping Springs is not on the Chamber site but it is Shan's absolute fave on the list!!! 

Vista West Ranch 

  • Indoor and outdoor facilities 
  • Rustic setting 
  • Capacity is 250 
  • Has limited lodging available onsite 
  • All inclusive wedding packages 


Hi Kim & Shannon!
I recently discovered your podcast and cannot stop listening!
I have been trying to figure out the answer to this question for a while and didn't know who to turn to until I heard your podcast!
Our photographer is awesome. We love his work and booked him for our engagement photos and our wedding. The main photographer (& owner) has 8 kids (seriously), and I have seen that he likes to bring his oldest son (looks 14 or 15) along with him to engagement photos and weddings and has him take pictures as the second photgrapher instead of a more experienced member of the team. It doesn't seem like he is bringing his son to teach him. Meaning him and his son are the team taking pictures, not the owner and another experienced member of the company.

I'm sure that his son is a great photographer, but I really don't trust him to take pictures on the most important day of my life. We are contracted to have the owner and a second shooter take our pictures that day (along with another for video), and I'm nervous that the owner will try to make the second shooter his son. Plus, my wedding is from 7pm - 12:30am - how is a 15-year-old going to stay awake and focused for that long, until the early hours? 

So, how do I tell them/make it clear that I absolutely do not want his son to be there and want a real professional photographer to be his assistant (without offending him)?
Thanks in advance!!!! 

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