Spring is easily considered peak wedding season, but getting married isn’t the only cause for celebration as the weather warms and the flowers bloom. In fact, the weather itself might feel like reason enough to throw a party. But there are actually a number of wonderful excuses for hosting a party as springtime rolls around. Here are just a few special events you might want to celebrate, and reasons to consider renting a venue, instead of throwing that party in your usual spot. (more…)
Sometimes the hardest part of choosing a wedding date and venue is actually just determining if the event should be indoors or outdoors, or both. Since most couples schedule their weddings months or even years in advance, it’s impossible to determine what the weather will be like on the day of the ceremony. So how is a couple supposed to make an educated decision? If you love the great outdoors, but don’t want to leave guests stuck in a rainstorm, should one occur, here are some key things to keep in mind before you select your wedding venue! (more…)
Brides and grooms may typically think “weekend!” when it comes to weddings. Lots of couples also plan their events around the big holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas. But weekends aren’t the only times it’s possible, or even practical, to say “I do.” And some holidays actually lend themselves as perfect occasions for wedding celebrations. In fact, many modern couples have discovered there can be even more flexibility and availability, when you plan a wedding for a weekday, or even a holiday. So before you set a date, namely one on a Saturday, here are just a few of the reasons to consider hosting your wedding festivities on a weekday or a holiday! (more…)
It’s no secret that we’re in love with fall weddings, around here. The beautiful foliage, the cocoa bars (and custom autumnal cocktails), the excuse to cuddle, what’s not to love? Warming weather may currently have you thinking spring, but this is actually a perfect time to start planning your fall wedding! From gorgeous leaves-inspired color schemes, to rustic touches perfect for celebrating the change of the seasons, we’re sharing a few of our favorite fall wedding planning tips with you today, so you too can fall in love with the idea of an autumn wedding. Just remember, fall might seem like a long way away, but it will be here much quicker than you think. And your favorite venue and vendors might book even quicker. So don’t waste any time procrastinating if you plan to wed this autumn! (more…)
Want to impress your wedding guests with a feast fit for a king? Few things will affect your big day more than what you choose to serve (or where you choose to serve it). That’s why modern brides and grooms know better than to serve their friends and family bland chicken or lukewarm steak. Instead they’re opting for fun, fresh, seasonal and local foods that are sure to set their wedding apart, and fuel guests for late night dancing marathons, Chicken Dance totally optional. Wondering where to start in planning your wedding menu, though? Here are some of our favorite points of inspiration, and you can trust us, since we know a thing or two about weddings. (more…)
One of the best parts of being a wedding venue just outside of Austin, Texas, is that this area really celebrates quirky brides, and those that want to pack more personality than prim and properness into their wedding days. That’s not to say we don’t welcome traditional brides and grooms at Texas Old Town. Our venue is incredibly versatile as a backdrop for a number of weddings, including traditional, classic country styles and more colorful and artistic affairs! That said, as Austin-area residents, ourselves, here are some of our favorite wedding touches for authentically Austinian brides!
At Texas Old Town, we realize that a wedding is a lot more than a single day. It’s also about the months of planning that go into creating a dream celebration, as well as a rehearsal dinner to help prepare your bridal party for their duties on wedding day, but also to truly honor the fact that two families are now becoming one. Plus, your wedding ceremony and reception are really only the beginning of your new life together. And our special event venue would love to be a part of that, all of that, as a lovely backdrop on which this new chapter of your story can unfold!
Are you looking to incorporate some lovely, vintage touches into your wedding and reception? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Many modern brides are opting to incorporate something old into their décor, as well as their wedding day look. It is a fun way to add pops of color, quirky accents, and even to incorporate special memories from your own childhood or your rich family history. So, whether you have sentimental pieces handed down to you by a loved one, or are just looking for an excuse to scour antique stores, here are some great vintage pieces to work into your wedding! (more…)
Not everyone thinks bigger is better when it comes to planning weddings. Many brides and grooms want to have a small, intimate affair, when it comes time to say their “I do’s.” While a quick courthouse wedding is one viable option for those really hoping to keep the guest list small, there are many other options that can combine the excitement of a traditional (often bigger) wedding with the emotional appeal of a smaller, more private wedding day. So take this advice to heart, if you and your groom want to create a personal day that’s big on fun, but not numerically. (more…)
Wedding shopping should be fun, not stressful. Of course, it certainly helps when you know you’re getting a steal on great decorations, bridal accessories and other accents. And that is exactly what you’ll find at our Bridal Garage Sale, this Sunday, February 21, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The sale is a wonderful chance for brides-to-be to scoop up gently-used wedding items for unbelievable prices. And it’s also a great chance for our former brides to clean out those attics and garages of unneeded items. Plus, coming to the sale gives you a great opportunity to explore our rustic Austin area wedding venue. Don’t miss it!