Free Wedding Venues in

the Texas Hill Country

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite outdoor & indoor free (or nearly free) ceremony locations in the Texas Hill Country in the post below! Scroll through to discover the option that best fits the beauty of your love story.

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Outdoor Free Wedding Venues in the Texas Hill Country


Chapel Dulcinea

As far as free wedding ceremony locations in the Hill Country, Chapel Dulcinea’s stunning outdoor chapel was the world’s first free wedding chapel as of 2005! Chapel Dulcinea is located just 20 minutes southwest of downtown Austin. This beautiful outdoor chapel sits on the edge of an ancient walking trail overlooking the breathtaking view of the Texas Hill Country.

Chapel Dulcinea is a romantic open-air wedding chapel. So plan accordingly for a wedding ceremony that works with the soft sunlight! Chapel Dulcinea is best for couples hosting weddings of up to 60 guests. Making it the perfect location for an elopement, a micro wedding, or a small simple ceremony. Additionally, you have the option of planning a mini reception on-site.

To make this free wedding ceremony location in Hill Country the place where you say I do, the Chapel requires that all couples reserve the Chapel on their own and then book our services. Time slots available for a free wedding ceremony include Mon-Thurs at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. At the time of booking, the Chapel will require a 100% refundable deposit.

If you’re dreaming of your union taking place in an open-air setting with views of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll love Chapel Dulcinea! This beautiful venue is best paired with our all-inclusive small ceremony package, resulting in an unforgettable wedding day experience!

Landa Park Gazebo

For a picture-perfect gazebo wedding, the Landa Park Gazebo provides an intimate space with a lake-view backdrop. The Landa Park Gazebo is a completely free ceremony location in the Hill Country. Nestled among the 50-acre park, this natural setting is for the couple who would like to say I do by the water in a quiet, heartfelt ceremony.

The Landa park rangers work to keep park-going guests away from the gazebo while a wedding ceremony is taking place. Ensuring a peaceful and personal union. 

This beautiful natural setting is accented by giant shady oak trees. With views of the blue sparkling water as a backdrop for your wedding photos, your wedding day will be memorable beyond measure. The beauty of the Landa Park Gazebo is amazing for couples interested in our “Say I Do” packages.

New Braunfels Downtown Gazebo

This outdoor free ceremony location is right in the heart of downtown New Braunfels and a common location for endearing wedding ceremonies! 

Originally constructed in 1905, the gazebo was built in a neo-classical design that evokes the timeless appeal of a nostalgic place to be wed. While it is commonly used for wedding ceremonies, the New Braunfels Downtown gazebo is also used as a stage for musical performances and is lit a glow with Christmas lights during the holiday season. Can you imagine viewing the lights downtown each year only to relive the romance and nostalgia of your wedding day?

This timeless gazebo is a beautiful choice for accommodating weddings with a small guest count. Its location allows for a traditional walk down the aisle, music, and chair setup for your guests. The policy for using the New Braunfels downtown gazebo, completely free for your wedding, is first come first serve. We love seeing our couples wed at the new Braunfels Downtown Gazebo in one of our lovely “Say I Do” packages.

Lincoln Chapel

This modern all-white open-air chapel is located on the wedding venue property of Kindred Oaks in Georgetown Texas.

This modern trapezoidal chapel is fully concrete and has a natural coolness inside. It was built on a gentle slope, tilting slightly downward into the earth. Allowing all of your guests, including the ones in the standing room only, to have a clear view of your wedding ceremony!

This nearly free outdoor wedding venue in the Texas Hill country allows couples to reserve by the hour. Included in the hourly rate is custom-made maple bench seating that can accommodate up to 30 guests. As well as an onsite dressing suite. If you would like to accommodate more than 30 guests, we recommend opening the pivot doors of the chapel to frame your ceremony. From there, your guests will be seated outdoors with a beautiful view of your ceremony!

This ultra-modern wedding chapel is an amazing ceremony location for any couple who wishes to tell their love story while fully immersed in the Texas Hill Country and is best paired with our Small Ceremony Packages.

Covered or Indoor Free Wedding Venues in the Texas Hill Country


Chapel In The Oaks

Located on the grounds of La Fontana Springs resides the charming Chapel in the Oaks! It’s a nearly free indoor wedding venue in the Texas Hill Country where you can elope in a tranquil idyllic setting. 

This cute and cozy country chapel is located in the woodsy countryside of San Antonia, TX. You’ll exchange your vows in a bright white space filled with natural hardwood flooring and streaming with soft natural light. Against a curtain of graceful white chiffon, the chapel’s ceremony altar features a setting fit for a unity candle ceremony. The chapel also provides seating for up to 50 guests. This affordable small venue is perfect for ceremony-only events as well as micro weddings. The venue is happy to work with couples to fit any size budget!

The chapel makes a great ceremony location for couples who desire an indoor wedding ceremony. But with the option of outdoor wedding portraits set against the beauty of a natural backdrop.

The chapel is considered a blank space canvas. Making it easy for you to customize your wedding day to your unique style and preferences. Whether your style is vintage, rustic, romantic, or modern, you are welcome to express your love story in this space! Chapel in the Oaks is a beautiful location for our small ceremony package.

Strawberry Pines

Strawberry Pines is a working ranch located in Poteet, Texas, just 30 minutes south of San Antonio. This beautifully rustic wedding venue features a 100-year-old barn, overnight stay accommodations, and a peaceful setting for your ceremony and reception. 

The natural beauty of Strawberry Pines comes out to play on your wedding day. With beautiful pine trees and pink sunsets, you’ll feel as though you are a world away from everyday life. The city of Poteet is famous for its annual strawberry festival. Pair that with the gorgeous sunset view between the pine trees at this venue, and you’ll know how it came by its name!

This 1940s restored rock bungalow has become synonymous as a place of destination and celebration. When planning to wed at Strawberry Pines, you’ll have the option of selecting from indoor or outdoor spaces. All in all, creating the laid-back wedding of your dreams! Strawberry Pines is wonderfully paired with our Small Ceremony Packages or one of our Custom Packages.

Polly’s Chapel

Located in Bandera, Texas, Polly’s Chapel is counted as the oldest church in the region! The chapel is named after its builder Jose Policarpio ”Polly” Rodriguez, who was one of the first settlers of Bandera.

This beloved chapel is known among the locals as the “Wedding Chapel”. Furthermore, generation after generation of local families have come to Polly’s Chapel for their wedding day. Making it an undoubtedly long-held community tradition to be wed at this now iconic location!

Your wedding day at Polly’s Chapel all begins with a country drive through the Hill Country’s grand old oak trees. Taking in the views of the sweeping countryside will set the tone for your memorable wedding ceremony. Once inside, the history of the chapel tells a tale of elegance paired with simplicity. Rows of church pews face the all-white altar where you’ll say I do. 

If you are planning to have your wedding ceremony at Pollys Chapel, you also have the option of hosting a reception on their grounds by hiring a caterer of your choice. The chapel can accommodate seating for up to 135 guests while the pavilion located on the grounds can accommodate up to 150 guests. This nearly-free indoor wedding chapel in the Hill Country allows couples to rent in two-hour blocks. Unquestionably allowing you to carve out a piece of its rich history for your wedding day! To say I do at the historic Polly’s Chapel, we highly recommend our Small Ceremony Packages.

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