For most couples, the wedding ceremony and reception site is the first big purchase they’ll make toward their future wedding. If you’re looking for inexpensive San Antonio wedding venues, you’ve got plenty of options in Hill Country. Most couples in your area spend between $3,000 and $7,500 on their wedding venue, according to the WeddingWire Cost Guide, with the average being right at $5,000. Since wedding venues and their amenities, like furniture rentals and catering costs, will account for just about half of your wedding budget, curtailing your venue spend is a good way to keep your total budget in check. The cheap wedding venues in San Antonio we’ve compiled charge site fees that are at or below average for central Texas. The initial venue fees usually cover use for a specified number of hours, setup, breakdown, and, sometimes, use of getting ready suites, so catering, cake, and rentals are not included in those numbers.
See seven of our favorite inexpensive San Antonio wedding venues for your special day!
Milltown Historic District
Couples on a budget actually have three inexpensive San Antonio wedding venues to choose from at The Milltown Historic District. This idyllic New Braunfels ceremony and reception site starts fees at $1,500 and accommodates groups of up to 200. The Milltown offers The River Venue, which includes a ceremony space on the banks of The Guadalupe River and a banquet hall filled with natural light and a river view. There’s also The Grande, a ballroom that seats 175 wedding guests and features classic wedding style along with an outdoor ceremony space under a rustic gazebo. Lastly, The Gallery is perfect for intimate San Antonio weddings of up to 75 people with its outdoor courtyard ceremony site and a renovated, historic reception space.
The Republic Golf Club
Couples hoping to host a wedding near downtown San Antonio will love The Republic Golf Club, which is a mere 10 minutes from the city center. With peak-season site fees starting at $1,500 and off-peak fees at $1,000, it’s one of the most inexpensive San Antonio wedding venues. If you choose to also host your ceremony at The Republic, ceremony site fees are $1,000 no matter the season. With a Spanish mission-style exterior, the interior is a classic banquet hall style with hardwood floors, large windows, and elegant ceiling drapings. Couples may also choose to wed on the manicured grounds, which is outfitted with a wooden pergola for ceremonies.
Featuring rare views of San Antonio’s skyline and a 13,500-square-foot ballroom that accommodates up to 800 guests, The Rosenberg Skyroom is a rare find. At the higher end of inexpensive San Antonio wedding venues, off-peak reception site fees are $3,500 while peak season is $5,000. There isn’t a ceremony fee if you choose to host both your ceremony and reception here. The Skyroom is located in the McComas Center and makes good use of the space. Cocktail hours are often held in the foyer before guests move to the ballroom for dinner, grooving on the spacious dance floor, and enjoying entertainment on the two-piece stage.
The Gardens at West Green
Romantic couples searching for inexpensive San Antonio wedding venues will love the dreamy Gardens at West Green. The site fee is $2,495 for Saturdays and a bit cheaper for Friday and Sunday celebrations. The price includes lots of necessary services, like the use of a sound system, chairs and tables for up to 60 people. This verdant space can host up to 120 of your friends and family on their two acres of blooms and towering, mature trees. The manicured grounds are accessorized by an expansive loggia (which is a type of outdoor design structure), calming fountain, portrait easel, and iron candelabras.
Pearl Studio at The Historic Pearl
The Historic Pearl in downtown San Antonio features two distinct venues: The Stable and Pearl Studio. Pearl Studio is the more affordable option at $2,500 for Saturday evening weddings. Back when the Pearl was a working brewery, the Studio was its warehouse. Now, the flexible venue retains many of those industrial features, like exposed ceiling beams and unique light fixtures, for a very modern look and the space to host between 140 and 200 wedding guests.
The Milestone Boerne
Experience the natural beauty of Hill Country at one of the most stylish and inexpensive San Antonio wedding venues. The Milestone Boerne was built in a valley near Upper Cibolo Creek, about 30 minutes from the city, but well worth the drive. Ceremony and reception fees start at $3,350 here, which includes chairs, tables, linens, audio/visual equipment, and parking, among other services. Elegant, but still Texas country-style, you’ll wed in front of a tree-lined ceremony site before dancing the night away on the hardwood oak floors in this venue’s reception hall. Host up to 320 guests at The Milestone Boerne.
There’s a lot of value in the site fees for this inexpensive San Antonio wedding venue. Hillside Texas charges a $2,500 reception fee, which includes flatware, glassware, china, tables, chairs, linens, and event planning. This stylish venue in Hill Country offers an outdoor ceremony site with an oversized wooden pergola backed by the famous central Texas hills and landscape. Indoors, there are two reception options: The Ballroom is the larger, with room for 130 guests along with a cozy fireplace and stylish French doors that open to a deck. The Tasting Room is great for smaller parties and also includes elegant French doors for lots of natural light.