Zilker Botanical Gardens

Everlasting Elopements couple smiling at each other in front of water fall at Zilker Botanical Gardens

Elopement Packages

Up to 4 guests

Professional wedding officiant


Custom bouquet & boutonniere



*Day-of coordinator


Small Ceremony Packages

12 guests included

*Additional guests up to 75 can be added for a per guest fee

Professional wedding officiant

Day-of coordinator


Custom bouquet & boutonniere




Custom Ceremony Packages

Up to 20 guests

*Additional fees for more than 20 guests

Professional wedding officiant

Additional services may be added:

Day-of coordinator


Decor   Floral

Cake   Video

And more…

Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, TX a garden paradise perfect for any small wedding

Zilker Botanical Garden is the perfect setting for a beautiful ceremony with the great smells of lush gardens and fluttering butterflies! With multiple locations to choose from and with up to 75 guests allowed (varies per location). This venue also offers onsite indoor spaces for a reception as well in heart of Barton Springs where many restaurants reside.  

  • Chairs can be set up at most locations
  • Many areas for photography



Outdoor ceremony space

Bridal and Groom Suite: No

Aisle Walk Down: Yes

Onsite Mini Reception: Yes, only indoor space is rented

Onsite Micro Wedding: Yes

Parking: Free onsite parking lot

Up to 75 guests

depending on location within garden

Seating may be purchased through Everlasting Elopements

Additional chairs can be rented starting at $3.50/chair, plus $75 setup fee per 25 chairs

No Vendor Travel fee

Available locations

Interested in adding a Reception?

Here Are the Options Available for Zilker Garden
Plan a Reception your own


Many couples plan receptions on their own at their homes, AirBnBs or simply make reservations at a restaurant.  If you are having 20 guests or less this may be the best option for your own day. If you need any services, we can provide as little or as much as you need from table settings to additional hours of photography!

Mini Reception if you rent indoor reception space

Onsite Mini Receptions are simple receptions meant to simply capture the moments of cake cutting, toast/speeches, and 1st dance immediately following your ceremony at the ceremony location.  These short mini receptions add about 20 minutes to the event and allow you to get pictures of these wedding traditions without the expense of a sitdown-style reception. Everlasting Elopements will set up a small decorated table to display your cake and provide all materials needed to cut and serve the cake as well as do a toast.  Additional reception services can not be added to this service. $300 for up to 12 guests, additional guest $3/guest

Dinner Reception at a Nearby Restaurant

Zilker Botanical Garden is minutes from downtown and on the Barton Creek Strip where many restaurants can be found many with private rooms.  Our reception packages can be performed at any resturant location.

Rent the Onsite Indoor Spaces

Zilker Botanical Gardens has 2 reception spaces to choose from.

1.  Greenroom, $50 for 4 hours, max 25 guests

Beautiful glass room looking out over the garden

2. Auditorium, $155 for 4 hours, Max 75 guests

Large Hall Space

Non-Meal Receptions

Everlasting Elopements offers smaller receptions for couples not wanting a traditional full reception with a sit-down meal.  Best for those couples having small guest counts who would not likely dance we offer the following packages:

1.  Mini Receptions conducted at a restaurant

2.  Cake & Punch Reception

3.  Cocktail Reception

Micro-Receptions (Micro-Weddings)

Our micro-reception packages designed for small guest counts are perfect for those couples wanting all the aspects of a large wedding but slimmed down to better suit their smaller guest counts.  Choose between these 3 levels :

1.  Dinner Reception Only

2.  Micro Reception

3.  Traditional Reception

Exploring your Destination

Zilker Botanical Garden is located in Zilker Metropolitan Park in downtown Austin and has beautiful, themed gardens. Due to its central location, there are lots of places to explore nearby either before or after your wedding ceremony.

If you’re there for the warm season, there are several swimming holes to enjoy, like Barton Springs Municipal Pool. Go golfing at the Lions Municipal Course or Butler Pitch & Putt.

There are several museums to enjoy, like the Mexic-Arte Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, and Bullock Texas State History Museum for history lovers.

For a wedding reception, consider dining at Fixe Southern House for upscale Southern food, Jeffrey’s for French American classics, or Josephine House of Austin for an intimate daytime party.

For places to stay nearby, consider the charming Brava House, a boutique bed & breakfast; Club Wyndham near the Texas Capitol; or Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt for an upscale experience.


Amazing staff and amazing everything! My wedding was perfect thanks to this company! Perfect photographer, amazing coordinator’s, very attentive. Cause of them I had no stress!!!!!

Cheyanne Bluemel Rainwater

Everlasting Elopements is amazing! We ended up with beautiful flowers, an amazing photographer and an adorable cake! They made everything super easy and was the best choice we ever could’ve made to get us married before our son came. We definitely recommend them!

Amanda Hicks

I am pleased with the service offered at a great price 🙂 very nice and professional people, It’s a day I will always remember. Thanks Everlasting Elopements.


How does it work?

Everlasting Elopements’ unique and simple virtual wedding planning system was built to simplify the wedding planning process. To keep the stress out of the process, we have a step-by-step system to plan your wedding ceremony from now to ‘I Do’. 

It all starts with the ceremony package! Once you have selected this we can customize any extras and build on a reception package. Then we will help you select and book the perfect venue that fits your vision. Once you book, it’s just a matter of completing a few forms, then showing up on the day with your license and rings– we do everything else!  Wedding Planning does not have to be stressful or hard if you have the right team behind you to execute a flawless wedding day!

Weddings have many variables so it is essential to take things in steps in order to build a customized wedding package to suit your needs– this way you’re only paying for services you need (and nothing you don’t)!


1. Select Your Wedding Ceremony Package

Whether you are looking for an elopement, a micro wedding, or just a simple exchange of “I Do”- we have a package for you to choose from. The first step is to select which one is right for you.

2. Select Your Extras

Once you have selected your package, you can select which level suits your needs. Each package has a Basic, Deluxe, and Premium level that offers various upgrades and add-ons. This allows us to do as little or as much as you need on your big day!

3. Select Your Reception Options

Once you have finalized your ceremony plans, we can add on one of a variety of reception options. Whether you want to have a Mini-Reception or Full Reception on-site, eat at a restaurant, or plan a reception on your own, we can help with rentals, cake, coordination, photography, and everything else you could need.  If you decide to add reception elements in addition to your ceremony, we will simply pair the two packages together to get you the services you need for the full wedding day you are dreaming of!

4. Choose Your Venue

Now that we’ve gotten to know you and your wants and needs we can recommend venues that will work best for you! Or, if you have one already in mind, our packages will work there too. While we have many locations on our website for you to browse, if it’s not on our website we can still serve you there! Our packages work at ANY location!

5. Stress Free Planning

Once your ceremony has been reserved through our online reservation system, we will send you a series of emails with forms that go directly to your vendors. All you need to do is complete the forms and your vendors will reach out if needed. Remember, you always have the ability to add new elements as well as upgrade services you already have at any point if you choose!

6. Your Wedding Day

You and your fiance, along with any guests, will show up at the venue you have chosen with your marriage license and rings. The Everlasting Elopements Team of Wedding Vendors will take care of the rest and all the details so you can focus on what the day is really about- Marrying the One You LOVE!

Don’t wait any longer.

Start planning your ceremony today.