If I asked you to close your eyes, and picture a beautiful lakeside sunset wedding, what does it look like? Are there panoramic views of the water? Is there elegant dark wood and grand oak trees? Does it feel like a fairytale? If you said yes to any of these questions, you must be thinking of Vintage Villas Hotel in Austin, TX.
I’ll never forget how magical it was to be there for a New Year’s Eve wedding in 2017. Not only is Vintage Villas stunning on the average day, but it actually snowed that night! I can’t remember the last time I had seen snow, and it only added to the beauty of the evening.
Built in 1996, Vintage Villas has something for every bride. Originally built by Senator Jack Strong, the romantic spot is now owned and operated by Thomas and Vicky Porter. As stated on their website, “our unique Hill Country setting is the perfect getaway from the bustle of the city.” This is the perfect location for couples who want the getaway feel, while still being close to scenic downtown.
With views directly overlooking scenic Lake Travis, Vintage Villas has a 44 room hotel on sight, in-house catering, and custom menus to fit each taste and budget. The venue also comes with the help of the amazing Erika Tucker. Erika is the Senior Event Sales Manager, and makes each couples day seamless and stress-free. Not only does her friendly nature make wedding planning fun, but she works efficiently to make sure every single detail is taken care of. I’ve worked with her multiple times and let’s just say SHE IS A DREAM!
There are two ceremony and reception options for couples, each with its own charm and magic.
The first, is the Gazebo and Event Center.
The gazebo is vintage, and topped with wisteria to give it the elegant and romantic feel you see in the picture above. A great option for panoramic sunset views, the Gazebo package also includes use of the patio with a gorgeous lighted live oak tree for cocktail hour. The event center is able to hold up to 299 guests.
The second is the Arbor and Travis Room.
A covered space with a more modern feel, the Arbor is perfect for intimate weddings with another beautiful view of the lake. The Travis Room is equipped with a unique chandelier, and picture windows so guests can admire the scenery into the evening. This room is able to hold up to 80 guests.
In my opinion and experience, this venue has something for every couple. But, don’t just take my word for it! I’ll include some Google reviews so you can see for yourself what people are saying about Vintage Villas.
“We absolutely loved Vintage Villas and are so happy we had our beautiful wedding there! We worked with Erika and from the start she was so helpful and attentive to all our needs. She was always quick to respond to all our questions and always made us feel comfortable that everything would go perfectly for our wedding and it did! The ceremony area is truly breathtaking and the ballroom is just as beautiful. All the staff was so sweet and helpful and everything day of the wedding was organized and went perfect! We had many out of town guests and everyone was able to stay at the beautiful villas which was so convenient. All of our guests raved about the stunning views, delicious food, and friendly staff. We are so happy that we chose Vintage Villas and were able to work with Erika to have one of the best and most memorable days of our lives and would do it again if we could! I highly recommend this beautiful venue to anyone planning an event!” – Lorena
“We just had our daughters wedding at this venue. These folks went out of their way to make sure we got everything we needed. I would have given them six stars if google allowed me. We were so happy.” – Bill
“It’s always such a pleasure working at Vintage Villas and as a wedding planner in the Austin area, they make it a joy to be there. The entire sales team is wonderful, especially Erika Tucker. She is very responsive, professional, knowledgeable and takes exceptional care of her clients. I also always enjoy working alongside the catering staff day-of at Vintage Villas. They take such wonderful care of all of the guests and are very accommodating of any special requests.” – Kathryn