Barr Mansion is the ideal private estate venue for Austin Weddings

Nikk Nguyen Photo has photographed weddings at countless venues in the Austin, Texas area. We are often asked about which wedding venues we recommend. One of our all-time favorite locations for Austin weddings is Barr Mansion. This venue is a gorgeous private estate and ballroom located about twenty minutes away from downtown Austin. 

Private estate weddings are appealing for their intimate feel, easy parking (versus city parking struggles), and picturesque views, and this venue delivers on all of the above! Plus, Barr Mansion wedding packages basically provide six vendors in one: the venue, food, desserts, a full staff, furniture rentals, and a day-of coordinator. Having one vendor provide all of these services will simplify the wedding planning process and make your wedding day way less stressful.

A gorgeous Victorian mansion and manicured gardens for your wedding ceremony

We can’t get enough of the Victorian, Southern-style charm of Barr Mansion. The bride and bridal party can get ready in one of the mansion’s serene bridal suites and then take bridal portraits on the home’s lovely wrap-around porch. 

Once you’re all ready for your big day, head outside to Barr Mansion’s perfectly manicured gardens for the most romantic wedding ceremony. As you say “I do” to the love of your life, you’re surrounded by beautiful, lush flowers and have a view of the pristine, white mansion in the background. This is truly the dreamiest spot in Austin for an outdoor wedding ceremony! 

Celebrate your wedding reception in Barr Mansion’s Artisan Ballroom and Farmstead

After your outdoor ceremony, you get to celebrate with your friends and family at Barr Mansion’s iconic ballroom and pavilion. The pavilion, which is named the Farmstead, is a semi-enclosed area with lots of bright and airy light and rustic exposed brick. It’s the perfect place for a cocktail hour for your guests. 

Attached to the Farmstead is the ballroom, which is where you’ll spend the rest of the reception. The ballroom at Barr Mansion is a work of art: it has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and was built with reclaimed wood from the original barn structure on the property. Wooden pillars that resemble tree trunks hold the roof of the building up, and mossy vines line the glass walls toward the ceiling. The natural lighting, reclaimed wood, and greenery throughout gives the ballroom an elegant, greenhouse vibe. This is the ideal spot to enjoy a special meal with your guests, share some celebratory champagne toasts, and dance the night away!

A certified organic and waste-free wedding venue in Austin, Texas

Something else that sets this estate apart from other Austin wedding venues is that it is the first USDA certified organic wedding venue in the country. The venue provides its own catering for all weddings held on the property, and all of their ingredients are seasonal and organic. In fact, many of their ingredients are grown in the venue’s own gardens! Furthermore, Barr Mansion is a certified waste-free facility, meaning that at least ninety-seven percent of the venue’s waste does not go to landfills. 

Barr Mansion takes many measures to promote sustainability and take care of the environment. The ballroom was designed with sustainability in mind and crafted with many recycled, eco-friendly materials. They also use solar electricity, water their gardens using collected rainwater, compost food waste, and don’t allow single-use, disposable items on the property. This means that items like tape, staples, plastic cups and utensils, and confetti are not allowed on the property. Instead, Barr Mansion prides itself in finding beautiful, resourceful alternatives to these items that also won’t harm the earth. It’s a win-win! 

Bring Nikk Nguyen Photo along, too!

Here at Nikk Nguyen Photo, we absolutely love photographing Austin weddings held at Barr Mansion. We are firm believers that your gorgeous wedding deserves the most breathtaking pictures to match. Especially with a venue as special as Barr Mansion, you deserve photos that will fully showcase the radiance of your wedding. This is where Nikk Nguyen Photo comes in: bring us along so we can capture the magic of your special day!