Host to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bubbly cocktail hours and more, Angel Mountain Events sweeps brides and grooms off their feet with its scenic setting and memorable function space. The facility is tucked away in the Lost Pines wilderness, just minutes from historic downtown Bastrop. Winner of the “Best of Bastrop 2016” award in the category of venues & event spaces, Angel Mountain accommodates indoor or outdoor ceremonies, features a candlelit chapel and includes a bridal suite and groom’s room to prep for the big event. So whether you want to wine, dine and dance to your heart’s content in the reception area or hang out on the patio overlooking the lush pine forest, this venue can cater to a variety of needs and preferences.
Bastrop is the most historic town in Texas, but the convention center is a very recent and welcome addition to the city’s event lineup. The 26,000-square-foot, full-service facility lays claim to a blend of room configurations, allowing it to cater to small-scale and Texas-size weddings and events alike. Big enough to host up to 750 for a banquet-style setup, the venue is home to a flexible main ballroom, private bridal room and additional outdoor space for adding an alfresco dimension to the big-day experience. The convention center also boasts easy and convenient overnight accommodations, including various hotels, historic bed-and-breakfasts and a four-diamond resort, as well as other preferred local wedding partners (with the ability to embrace new ones).
Nestled among the hills and cedars of the Lost Pines Region, Cedar Bend Events proves to be a charming and scenic setting for saying “I do.” The classic farmhouse and surrounding property are a magical go-to for couples wanting their wedding day backdrop to showcase the beauty of the Lone Star State and Central Texas. The venue accommodates up to 150 guests, with a Texas-sized porch and barn-inspired house that includes covered space, four restrooms, two changing rooms, central AC and heat, as well as two fireplaces. The surrounding landscape provides plenty of elbow room for the bride, groom and their well-dressed guests, as well as ample flexibility for parking.
With 405 scenic acres to enjoy and explore, amenities and activities galore, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines is the ideal setting for local and destination weddings alike. The resort is home to more than a dozen unforgettable “I do” venues for 15 to 1,500 guests outdoors and as many as 800 indoors. Among the options: a glam affair in the Lost Pines Grand Ballroom or Baron’s Ballroom; ceremonies at the riverside amphitheater; receptions at LBJ Pavilion; festivities on the driving range or view-filled 12th hole; as well as photo ops in fields of wildflowers, hummingbird and butterfly gardens or in the saddles of Texas longhorns. Brides, grooms and guests from near and far will relish R-n-R and memory-making at the award-winning spa, championship golf course, nine food and beverage outlets – not to mention the option to enjoy nature-based recreation activities, such as horseback riding, bird-watching, kayaking, hiking, trap shooting and more. These reasons – and many others – are why the 491-room resort has been featured repeatedly on Style Me Pretty, was called the “2013 Bride Favorite” by Weddings in Houston and has been listed among The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” picks.
For twosomes wanting their forever celebration to be an alfresco affair, Pueblito Viejo at Texalia Ranch blends the perfect combination of outdoor and roof-covered wedding amenities. Set on 42 scenic acres, this Central Texas wedding venue is home to an open-air dance floor and patio seating area as well as walking paths. Ponds, fountains and horses out to pasture are hallmarks of these paths – which make for wonderful wandering and serve as scenic photo ops for the bride, groom, wedding party and guests. Nightfall renders Pueblito especially enchanting thanks to stands of trees strung with lights that cast a glow of romance across the ranch.
Surrounded by an abundance of natural red rocks and beautiful native landscaping in historic Smithville, Red Ridge Receptions offers Central Texans a scenic place to celebrate their weddings against the glorious backdrop of Lost Pines Region. The venue’s Grande Hall holds up to 250 guests, with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and stained concrete floors for a rustic yet modern look. Bridal quarters with a private balcony and stairway offer an idyllic place for the wedding party to prepare for the big day (as well as lovely photo ops for the bride and groom, their family and friends). Red Ridge also lays claim to an open-air wedding venue, located on a hillside that is hemmed by Texas views as far as the eye can see.
Perched on the beautifully kept grounds of the ColoVista golf course, The Mansion at ColoVista overlooks the Colorado River Valley to the west. This Texas wedding venue provides a picture-perfect setting for kicking off your happily ever after, with a day-of wedding coordinator to ensure that every “I do” detail falls into place. Collectively, the upper and lower Grand Rooms, the Cake Room and the Library Bar create plenty of space for friends and family to mix and mingle, while the Terrace and West Veranda promise spectacular sunset views. For a bride looking to make a Cinderella-style entrance, The Mansion’s winding staircase makes that fairytale idea possible – allowing her to glide step by step into view as she makes her way into the lower-level Grand Room. Couples seeking an all-in purchasing option might choose The Vista Package, which combines catering selections, table settings, bar services, parking and more.