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About Chapel Dulcinea

Happy Weddings Happen Here.

Chapel Dulcinea is the famous FREE open-air Wedding Chapel that sits daringly on the edge of an ancient walking trail approximately 20 minutes southwest of downtown Austin. 

Hand-chiseled stone benches provide seating for 12. Capacity under the roof can accommodate about 50 guests. Another 100 would be able to view standing in the extended patio area.  So . . . we can host up to 150, but please know that Dulcinea is a small chapel.

We're open 7 days a week and you're welcome to visit between 8AM to 8PM.  Be sure to register at the Welcome Center immediately upon arrival to see if a wedding is in progress.  We had over 1000 weddings last year so it's important to check the calendar to see when weddings are scheduled. 


Feeling Overwhelmed?  Too many Choices?  Keep It Sweet & Simple!  

Yes , it's an outdoor chapel and the weather isn't always perfect.  But life is like that, isn't it?  Anything can happen.

Walk into your marriage with open eyes, ready for whatever might come your way, even on your wedding day.

It's a powerful way to begin a powerful partnership and yes . . . it really is FREE.

Relax - you've already found perfect the partner and now you've found the perfect place.


Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Austin

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We had the most magical and perfect wedding here at Chapel Dulcinea!! It is a truly special place for weddings! The outdoor splendor and beauty, the charming chapel, the lush grounds with wildflowers in bloom, the surrounding hill country, and that is just the beginning. It is remarkable to have not just a perfect, serene, affordable venue, but also that they have suggested vendors (all award winning) on their site to help with planning a wedding. It's a one-stop shop for creating the most magical and incredible wedding! All of my vendors, except my cake, were from their suggested list. We honestly had the "dream team" of vendors: Scott Payne (officiant), Peary Photography, Wild Bunches Floral, and Terra Vista Strings (quartet). And the nice thing about that is that they've all worked together before, are friends, and know the grounds of Chapel Dulcinea and all the logistics that comes from doing many weddings there together before. It made wedding planning so easy, helpful and fun. The only thing I was semi-stressed over was the timeline, having to be in and out in 90 minutes for the time we had reserved. However, the staff there are very organized, ensured the bridal and groom's changing rooms were clean and ready for us, and checked us in promptly. And having vendors that have worked there together before kept our timeline on track which was very calming and helped us all to be able to enjoy all the moments and not worry about one little thing. It couldn't have been a more perfect wedding. I'm truly so very thankful for Chapel Dulcinea, for their venue, their services, their suggestions, and the experience my husband and I, our 35 guests and our vendors shared. I even got to meet the owners of Chapel Dulcinea at our offsite wedding reception afterwards, and they were such a delight! I can't imagine a better experience anywhere else. I HIGHLY recommend this venue for your wedding!!

Profile Picture Tamara, 4/20/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Covered Outdoor, Scenic Views, Bridal Suite, Outside Vendors, Chairs, Tables, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Linens

We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding venue! This was perfect for our small ceremony. Great value and service. And the most amazing views of the Texas hill country.

Profile Picture Tiffany, 2/3/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Chairs, Covered Outdoor, Scenic Views, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Parking

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Professional Network & Endorsements

Chapel Dulcinea is a gorgeous Chapel nestled in the Hill Country. I have married hundreds of couples at this location and each couple has commented on how it's more beautiful in person than it is on their website. The staff is professional, helpful and courteous and you can't find a better bang for your buck than Chapel Dulcinea!

What a beautiful venue and such a unique concept of a FREE venue! Such amazing history on-site and great staff!

Amazing venue with spectacular views. It was extremely romantic and as a photographer a dream place to shoot. Staff was courteous and helpful.

I've performed more weddings at Chapel Dulcinea than any other venue. It's a gorgeous location----I often see deer, jack rabbits, and birds on the grounds. Photos there are fantastic, the overlook gorgeous, and chapel itself a lovely backdrop for an intimate wedding. This is a great venue for a couple looking for a place to hold a small ceremony or elopement. And the fact that it's free for couples is phenomenal! What a gift!

I have officiated nearly 200 weddings at Chapel Dulcinea, and all have been amazing, because this is an amazingly beautiful venue! Perched on an overlook of the Texas Hill Country, this beautifully constructed limestone and wood chapel fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape. And, all the couples love ringing the Chapel Bells to announce to the world they are married. Friendly and helpful staff, peacefulness and beauty abound! A heavenly place to be married! Chapel Dulcinea.


16221 Crystal Hills Dr., Austin, TX 78737   See On Map
512-394-0226 (phone)
Chapel Dulcinea is a wedding venue from Austin servicing weddings throughout the local area, including continental U.S., Canada, and and over 20 more countries. Chapel Dulcinea is a professional not for profit that has been part of the Texas wedding industry since 2004 specializing in sweet and simple ceremonies.