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7 Reasons to Get Married in the Texas Hill Country

A man on one knee proposing to a woman in front of a water fall.
photo: Bud_wiser  

'Tis the season of proposals!


Did you know that December is the most popular time to get engaged and it’s even more common to get engaged on a Holiday or special occasion? Families are gathered, very special gifts are being exchanged and it’s a perfect time for a surprise engagement.

Just 25 minutes from the downtown Austin, the neighboring Hill Country town of Dripping Springs exceeds expectations and is the ideal location to exchange wedding vows. Declared by the state of Texas in 2015 as the Wedding Capital of Texas®, it’s a beautiful destination where you can find everything you need to create your dream wedding, not to mention it will be remembered with images of scenic, natural Texas backdrops, brimming with Texas Hill Country elegance and charm.

Thousands of people say "I Do" in Dripping Springs every year and without further ado, we now pronounce the top 7 reasons to have your wedding in the Texas Hill Country town of Dripping Springs.

 white barn set in the Texas Hill Country

1. THERE ARE OVER 35 GORGEOUS VENUES

And all within a 15-mile radius of downtown! Each wedding venue is set in the idyllic and scenic rolling hills and located within a short drive from Austin. Tucked into the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country, you will find a relocated 19th century Vietnamese chapel, rustic barns, historic mansions, churches, chapels, and more. There are many gorgeous choices and wedding venues for every budget and style.

2. AMPLE LODGING

If any guests are coming from out of town, they’re are going to need a place to stay! From homes that accommodate dozens, to cabins, cottages, yurts, modern spaces and traditional hotels, there's a multitude of great accommodations in the Dripping Springs area. Many of the places to stay around town are conveniently located next to or very near the area wedding venues. Whether you need lodging just for the wedding party or your entire guest list, the hotels and bed and breakfasts in Dripping Springs will help you sleep rest assured.

A flight of beer on a wood table
Photo: Eat. Drink.Texas  

3. THERE ARE TONS OF AMAZING WEDDING EXPERTS BASED IN THE DRIPPING SPRINGS AREA

Getting married in the Texas Hill Country opens a world of opportunities and choices for your special day. From catering, music, bartenders, to florists and photographers, the wedding experts in the Wedding Capital of Texas® do it all. In many cases, these wedding professionals live in Dripping Springs and run their businesses from here - they live and breathe Hill Country weddings! The years and years of wedding experience plus the proximity to all the venues makes Dripping Springs a one-stop-shop for wedding planning. Many couples getting married in the Hill Country live out of the area or even out of state and having all the vendors in one place truly makes planning from afar a bit easier and less stressful.

4. THERE ARE So many THINGS TO DO!

Dripping Springs is home to a bevy of wineries, breweries and distilleries - as we like to say, "the trifecta!" Enjoy a tour through our many varied venues from a Tuscan inspired winery to a quaint downtown brewery in our historic downtown. After a wine tour or a flight of some of our fine Texas spirits, head to one of the great live music venues in the Dripping Springs area. From Rock 'n Roll, Bluegrass to Country and Western swing, you can be sure to find a band playing live music any day of the week in Dripping Springs. Visit historic Mercer Street, or any of the many venues nearby to enjoy a variety of live music 7-days a week.

Plates of food and a mimosa on a marble table in a restaurant

5. NO SHORTAGE OF TASTY PLACES TO GRAB A BITE

With more than 50 restaurants, there’s a wide range of foodie fare for everyone to enjoy! There's high-end dining, family friendly locations and everything in between that's perfect for a family gathering, bridal party brunch, even a rehearsal dinner.


6. NATURAL BEAUTY

Dripping Springs is home to spectacular natural wonders, miles of hike and bike trails, gently rolling hills, fields of wildflowers and scenic vistas as far as the eye can see. In Dripping Springs, there’s 5 city parks, and in the surrounding region there’s a state park and several preserved open spaces that offer unprecedented beauty.

7. WE ARE HOSTING A WEDDING SHOWCASE

If you’re sold on having your dream wedding in the Hill Country, we invite you to come meet our amazing vendors and discover some of our gorgeous venues at The Wedding Capital of Texas® Showcase, January 26, 2020. The Showcase will feature everything you need to plan your Hill Country wedding -- all in one place!

WHEN:

Sunday, January 26, 2020

10 am -2 pm Sacred Oaks @ Camp Lucy

12 pm-4 pm is a self-guided tour of Dripping Springs area wedding experts

WHERE:

Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy

3509 Creek Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

TICKETS:

$10 per person

Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.

The Wedding Capital of Texas Showcase and Tour Day is a different twist on a traditional bridal extravaganza. Local vendors will be available to visit, chat and discuss your needs for your upcoming nuptials. Plus, our beautiful local venues, lodging properties and various other wedding experts will be open for tours - no appointment needed!

A man and a woman embracing with the words "Wedding Capital of Texas Showcase"

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