41 Affordable Wedding Venues in Texas Under $5,000

Wedding venues can be pricey, but thankfully for you, Texas is home to several affordable wedding venues under $5,000. Offering indoor and outdoor spaces, charming churches, unique dining areas, and natural elements with modern touches, you can count on there being more than just rustic wedding venues in Texas. Check out our list of DFW vendors and how I used WeddingWire’s Wedding Cost Guide to help me plan my own wedding! Make sure to reference my list of 5 ways to plan your dream wedding without all the stress!

Affordable Wedding Venues in Texas Under $1,000

1. The Texas Hill Country is home to Chapel Dulcinea, offering free, 90-minute wedding ceremonies inside the chapel and cake-cuttings beneath the pavilion between 8:30am and 5pm, Mondays through Thursdays. They will collect a $200 refundable fee, so make sure to check-in at the Welcome Center when you arrive, otherwise you will not receive your refund.

For Mondays through Thursdays (7:30pm to 8:30pm), as well as Fridays through Sundays (8:30am to 8:30pm), you can reserve the space for a $425 non-refundable fee. Reservations for both types of wedding ceremonies must be done on their website.

You are allowed to decorate the chapel and to use live music or a plug-in sound system. You can also bring your own chairs or rent chairs for $6.50 each. This cost includes set-up and breakdown. Keep in mind, you are not able to drive right up to the chapel. This means you will have to transport your own decor and supplies to the chapel yourself from the parking lot. The venue just asks that you leave the chapel, pavilion, and suites as you found them: clean. Additionally, it is recommended you don’t plan on having more than 60 guests.

Estimated Cost: $200 to $425, including the bride and groom suites, 30-minutes before your reservation time. For no additional cost, you are free to rehearse at the chapel, which is open 7 days a week, as long as another wedding or rehearsal isn’t taking place. Just make sure to check-in at the Welcome Center first and keep it less than 30-minutes long.


2. The Eighteen-Eighteen Venue in Bryan, Texas is an industrial, yet modern wedding venue that fits 100 guests comfortably. Inside are walls of beautifully weathered wood and exposed brick that create a warm atmosphere. Keep in mind there is a neon sign with the venue’s name displayed on the wall that may end up in your photos and videos.

Estimated Cost: $300 to $1,800, with how long you want the venue determining the rental rate. A deposit ($200) and cleaning fee ($150) are also required.

3. The Neill-Cochran House Museum located in Austin is a beautiful and elegant wedding venue. Not only are there outdoor string lights and amazing architecture, but the history of the building dates back to 1856 and displays Texas history throughout. The museum’s indoor space can accommodate up to 100 guests, while the outdoor space can accommodate up to 200 guests, and they have all kinds of packages. If you’re looking for a cute backyard wedding with a little more flair (and space), this wedding venue is a beautiful, affordable pick.

Estimated Cost: $400 to $4,000, with how long you want the venue determining the rental rate. A two-hour photo session and one-hour rehearsal are included under all wedding packages.

4. Hosting a maximum of 60 guests at one-time, this 2,000 square foot facility in the Bishop Arts District is complete with a full-kitchen, unique seating areas and decor, as well as free parking! The Little House of Bishop Arts is the perfect place for a tasteful micro-wedding in downtown Dallas without all the hassle that sometimes comes with parking. You are also able to bring your own food and alcohol as long as TABC guidelines are followed.

Estimated Cost: $650 (3 hours) to $1,800 (full day/more than 8 hours). Reservation slots from 1 to 5 hours are usually only available during the week and weekends require a 5-hour minimum time slot. It’s recommended that you book a time slot that allows you at least an hour for set-up and an hour for clean-up. Note that, to lock-in your slot, a $150 refundable cleaning deposit and 50% of your rental fee is due. The venue excepts Venmo, Zelle, and credit cards.

5. If you love a bohemian/rustic vibe, check out the Station in historic downtown McKinney. This wedding venue was once a car garage, but it’s now adorned with 100-year-old shiplap, antique doors, and an indoor bar with black concrete countertops. This wedding venue can host up to 120 people for dinner, so this space is best for a shorter guest list. However, you can allow for some more room for guests to roam, thanks to the venue’s roll-up garage doors. It’ll allow for a lovely breeze and natural light during the cooler months, as well as easy access to downtown McKinney following the reception. Grab post-wedding drinks or a last-minute wedding gift!

Estimated Cost: $750 to $1,350, with how long you want the venue determining the rental rate. Your options are four hours, five hours, or the whole day.

6. The Caswell House is a combination of vintage and elegance. The house can accommodate 100 people during a ceremony, but only 90 for a seated dinner (200 for standing-room-only). There are several aspects that make this venue unique, including the library and the study, allowing a dedicated space for the bride, the groom, and their bridesmaids/groomsmen to get ready on-site. No need to worry about getting the bride to the wedding venue, especially if they are wearing a form-fitting dress or a princess gown with a heavy skirt!

The outside of the home is white for classic photo-ops, whether you’re photographing an outdoor ceremony on the steps of the home or guests mingling outside on the lawn. This antique and charming home fits the bill for an elegant, but intimate backyard-style wedding, with various spaces for guests to make themselves at home.

Estimated Cost: $950 to $3,250, with all proceeds going to the Austin Junior Forum and their community programs. You have options for five-hour or 10-hour reservation windows. There is also a refundable cleaning/security deposit.

7. Lillian Farms in Washington, Texas offers several packages to accommodate everyone accordingly. The venue can hold up to 300 guests and even provides accommodations for intimate ceremonies of 10 people or less! The farm has several special touches from a gazebo and an on-site B&B (for an additional cost) to blooming bluebonnets and a 14-acre lake; all perfect for photos following the ceremony! Lillian Farms offers a variety of venue options, all in one place: the Estate House is a Victorian-style mansion with a gallery for smaller celebrations, a large barn with an upstairs ballroom, and a 5,000-square-foot, renovated event center. This wedding venue is a great, inclusive getaway and wedding location all in one!

Estimated Cost: $995 to $4,950, including a one-hour rehearsal. This does not include a $750 refundable damage deposit. There is also a non-refundable $750 deposit required to reserve the wedding venue for your desired date.

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8. Ronin Art House has three currently operational venues in Houston, Texas, including one that has recently opened and a fourth one coming soon. Two of their venues, Ronin 1 and Ronin 2, are both modern and affordable wedding venues. Ronin 1 is more neutral with bright white walls, hanging greenery, and a wall of mirrors. Ronin 2, meanwhile, is more industrial with brick walls and wrought iron touches throughout. Both locations would be best for more intimate weddings with a capacity of 50 to 75. The spaces are very open so, if you are wanting to host a minimalistic ceremony/reception, this venue would be a perfect fit.

Estimated Cost: $1,100 to $2,500, not including a refundable security deposit. Time slots vary from 6-hours to the full day. There is also an hourly option with a two-hour minimum required.

9. The Eagle Historic Warehouse in Hillsboro has a history that goes all the way back to 1911. The venue can accommodate 250 guests for just a reception, but they recommend around 150 guests if you’re planning to host your ceremony and reception with them. 250 guests can be hosted, however, if time is allowed for the set-up to be altered following the ceremony. Should you choose to do this to make space for your longer guest list, Hillsboro has plenty of greenery around for some beautiful wedding photos in the meantime. Or take photos in the alley just outside for a rustic touch to your wedding photos.

The main room has industrial features as well, like brick walls, exposed ductwork, and concrete floors. There is also a furnished, private suite for the bridal party to get ready on-site, so you don’t have to worry about traveling in a wedding dress. This wedding venue, although rustic in its decor, the neutral coloring of the exposed brick walls and the flooring allows you to make the space your own while still standing out from other wedding venues.

Estimated Cost: $1,125 to $1,850, including tables and chairs.

10. The Tuscan Hall in Austin is best for an intimate wedding with room for a maximum of 60 guests. They have an indoor and outdoor space, but their indoor space is best for just 50 people. The hall is simply a home without furniture to provide ample space for guests and tables. With three packages offered, keep in-mind the Tuscan Garden rentals include a private suite with amenities like two professional salons, a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette so you save some time by getting the bridal party ready on-site.

What’s wonderful is the venue staff take care of the set-up and clean-up! This is a great choice for a couple who wants something cozy and simple without having to worry about additional rental costs or extra travel time. When it’s all over, continue celebrating in nearby downtown Austin!

Estimated Cost: $1,495 to 3,495, furniture and linens included.

11. The Space on West Main is inside a historic building in Allen, but it is equally as modern as it is charming, with a lounge area and custom bar. It is a smaller space, so only micro-weddings would fit here, but if you’re looking to host a smaller wedding with those closest to you, or you happen to be eloping, this wedding venue is calling your name!

Estimated Cost: Starting at $1,500, including tables, chairs, and use of a bridal suite (a groom suite is not available on-site).