The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a premier wedding venue conveniently nestled in southwest Austin, Texas, captures the inspring natural beauty of the Hill Country and provides the perfect location for your event. The Center, which was recently named the official botanic garden and arobretum of Texas, boasts uniquely Texan architecture and native ladnscapes that will give your guests an authentic Austin experience.
Here at this garden venue couples have nearly 300 acres to explore and enjoy with their guests. The property features an astounding 800 species of native plants. With this variety of wildflowers and cultivated gardens to choose from, you are sure to find a memorable setting in which to exchange your vows.
Facilities and Capacity
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center can accommodate up to 200 of the couple’s friends and family. The property features both indoor and outdoor settings to choose from. You may like to choose from one of the specially set aside gardens, such as the Luci and Ian Family Garden. There are also plenty garden settings and courtyards that you can incorporate into your ceremony. Other setting options for your ceremony and reception include the auditorium, great hall, library, and the little house. The property also features dressing facilities so that each wedding party can enjoy privacy as they prepare for the ceremony.
An on-site manager as well as an on-site security officer will be by your side ensuring your wedding day runs smoothly. While you have access to the indoor and outdoor settings, you are more than welcome to use them for a two-hour photography session as well. In addition, your ceremony and reception are not the only events you can host on the property. You can also host your bridal shower and engagement party as well. On your special day, to make sure all of your specific needs are met, you can pick any vendor you would like. For your catering needs, though, the team can provide you with a list of caterers to choose from. Liability insurance is included. For your convenience, the property also features parking and wheelchair access if needed.
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Mackenzie · Married on 03/30/2019
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center provides a picturesque, natural, Austin-y place for a wedding. The natural stone, wood, and metal elements of the facilities alongside the expansive fields of wildflowers in the springtime are what drew us to this place and ultimately why we chose it as our wedding venue. The Wildflower Center also carries a lot of history and heritage which you can feel when you step onto the gorgeous grounds. As a wedding venue, it was perfect for us because it had a rain plan if it did rain, we had a place to get ready onsite, and it was well priced. The venue was extremely clean and well kept for our big day. They are continually making updates to the property to keep it well maintained and appealing to couples looking to get married there in the future. The only downfall of this venue is that your ceremony cannot start before 6:30 pm which can make for a late dinner and reception for your guests. There are also a lot of restrictions on things you can and cannot do there since it’s a nature and wildflower conservatory. Other than that, this venue was a home run for us and we would highly recommend it to anyone else looking for a wedding venue in Austin, Texas.Sent on 07/05/2019
David Thomases · Married on 10/20/2018
Perfect Garden Wedding
We loved having our wedding at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! The gardens themselves are gorgeous, and Caitlyn (along with all the staff we worked with) was incredibly helpful and accommodating. In addition, we were able to have THREE separate plans in case of varying levels of rain! We had our ceremony and dinner in the courtyard with dancing in the visitor's center. It couldn't have gone better! If you want a garden wedding in Austin, there's not a better spot!Sent on 10/28/2018
Callie · Married on 05/15/2018
Such a beautiful place.Sent on 06/28/2018
I remember when I went to look at it for the first time, I didn't even get out of the court yard before I knew I wanted my wedding here.
My husband and I love nature and it was a perfect fit for us.
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What a gorgeous venue in South Austin! We really enjoy playing weddings here. The staff are so friendly!
The Wildflower Center has great potential as a wedding venue. All options are exciting to explore throughout the visioning process of wedding planning! Every turn at the venue presents a picture-perfect scenery, there are multiple Ceremony Sites throughout the grounds, and a reliable Rain Plan at the facility. Monica Egan is a very skilled Venue Manager, always a pleasure to work with, and goes above and beyond to make sure clients are well informed and taken care of. With a deep appreciation for the conservation efforts of Lady Bird Johnson that preserve plant and wildlife efforts at the Wildflower Center, it is inspiring to know what event rentals benefit such amazing efforts. For this reason and many more, 3 Of Cups Weddings + Events and 3 Of Cups Design + Florals is proud to be listed on the Wildflower Center's Preferred Vendor List. 3 Of Cups is always excited to collaboratively plan with clients to make their wedding dreams come true and HIGHLY endorses the venue. Owner and Lead Coordinator at 3 Of Cups (Jessica Ryan) feels right at home at the venue, having assisted in the venue Rental Sales Department at the Wildflower Center. Jessica Ryan and Coley Jackson (3 Of Cups Design + Florals) helped plan and beautify the production of the LGBT Weddings Open House and the LUMINATIONS event Lounge. With an intimate relationship with the venue, 3 Of Cups provides clients with personal support to help bring out the best in what the venue has to offer. Enjoy YOUR Wildflower Wedding!
A beautiful space and a pleasure to work at!