10 Wedding Location Ideas In San Antonio

Planning a San Antonio wedding? Here's a brief guide to various wedding locations.

Located in the heart of Texas, San Antonio provides many romantic, picturesque settings for weddings. With its magnificent Spanish-Mediterranean buildings, lush gardens, romantic River Walk, and rolling hills, any couple can find the perfect setting for a memorable ceremony. The following suggestions will help you find the ideal location to say, "I do."

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART AND CRAFT

The beautiful, historic campus of the Southwest School of Art and Craft offers a graceful, serene backdrop to any wedding. You may choose to hold your ceremony indoors in the century-old, gothic Coates Chapel or outdoors underneath the shade trees in the garden Gazebo. Make your day even more romantic by having your guests arrive via river barge.

The Southwest School of Art and Craft also offers space for your wedding reception. Rates are affordable. If you would like more information, contact the Rentals Manager at 210-224-1848.

THE INN AT CRAIG PLACE

The Inn at Craig Place is the perfect location for small, intimate weddings. The mansion was built in 1891 in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood and retains its romantic and casually elegant atmosphere. Weddings can be held either indoors or out, and you may invite up to 25 special guests.

Small receptions may be held after your ceremony and romantic rooms are available for the honeymooners. The Inn at Craig Place is reasonably priced for those working with a tight budget. You can reach the innkeepers by calling 210-736-1017 or 877-427-2447.

MARRIAGE ISLAND

Marriage Island, sometimes called Wedding Island, is a small, green oasis on the San Antonio River Walk. This tiny island only has room for the wedding party while guests watch from the riverbank. Legend says any couple who weds on Marriage Island will have a long and happy life together. After your wedding ceremony, enjoy a romantic boat ride down the river.

There is an affordable fee for renting this location for 30 minutes. Request reservations through the Parks and Recreation Department at 210-207-7275.

THE GARDENS OF GRANBERRY HILLS

The Arbor in the Gardens of Granberry Hills offers a lush, picturesque setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Enjoy the romantic, hilltop view while exchanging your vows.

Granberry Hills also has a ballroom in which to hold a wedding reception for up to 350 guests. For a truly memorable wedding, call 210-590-8067.



SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDENS

The San Antonio Botanical Gardens will provide a breathtaking backdrop for both casual and elegant wedding ceremonies. The Garden has 33 acres of exquisite flowers, lush plants, and exotic statuary, thereby offering a wide variety of venues.

Space is available for daytime or evening ceremonies. You may contact the Facilities Coordinator at 210-829-0804.

GUENTHER HOUSE

The Guenther House, a beautiful home in the historic King William District, creates a romantic atmosphere for small, casual ceremonies. Situated in a quiet, grassy nook overlooking the San Antonio River, the Guenther House is perfect for evening weddings.

Rental rates are quite reasonable. Please call 210-227-1061 or 800-235-8186 for more information.

MCNAY ART MUSEUM

Even if you were not born in a mansion, you may still choose to be married in one. The McNay Art Museum is a Spanish-Mediterranean manor surrounded by 23 acres of lush, green gardens, flowing fountains, goldfish ponds, and beautiful sculptures.

Although the rates are a bit higher than other locations mentioned, the innate beauty of the setting makes it well worth the extra expense. Call 210-824-5368 to check on availability.

WITTE MUSEUM

Located along the banks of the San Antonio River, the historic Witte Museum offers a charming, elegant setting for your outdoor wedding ceremony. After exchanging your vows, you may enjoy your reception in the Prassel Auditorium.

Fairly reasonable rates make the Witte Museum popular with those planning larger weddings. Please call 210-357-1866 for more details.

ST. ANTHONY HOTEL

Nestled in downtown San Antonio, the lavish, four-star St. Anthony Hotel always impresses guests with its timeless elegance and romantic ambiance. With over 20 possible wedding locations, the St. Anthony can host both small, intimate ceremonies and elaborate, large-scale weddings either indoors or outdoors.

Venues are also available for classy receptions. To reserve an unforgettable setting, please call 210-227-4392.

THE LITTLE CHURCH AT LA VILLITA

For couples wishing to emphasize the historic culture of San Antonio, the Little Church is the ideal spot for small, intimate weddings. Built in 1879 as a German Methodist Episcopal Church, the Little Church at La Villita is now a popular nondenominational place of worship.

After your ceremony, dine and dance at your reception in one of the nearby plazas. Weddings are held every Saturday afternoon. For more information, call 210-226-3593.

From historic campuses to four-star hotels, San Antonio has something to offer any couple faced with the difficult task of choosing a wedding location. By exploring the venues listed in this guide, you are sure to find the perfect setting in which to begin your happily ever after.

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