I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Austin Venues: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is beloved around Austin as a botanical garden, but it is also one of the most striking wedding venues in the city. The sandstone buildings, dramatic archways and use of light limestone, all inspired by architecture from around Texas, creating a distinct atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else. In the gallery, where events are held, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows are versatile enough to accommodate any wedding style, though more formal weddings are an especially good fit for the elegant space. The botanical gardens surrounding the venue are full of seasonal flowers year round (especially striking in October), and the property hosts huge oak trees that are over a century old—both beautiful backgrounds for photographs. They are also a sustainable facility, keeping with the mission of the botanical garden, and they work with other vendors to come up with environmentally-friendly strategies for events.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center | Lissa Anglin Photography{Lissa Anglin Photography via Style Me Pretty}

I love it because: The rustic stone walls and sleek hardwood floors provide beautiful, versatile, neutral backdrops that will complement any color palette or décor style.

Perfect place for: An elegant wedding for a nature-loving couple who wants to highlight their Austin, Texas location.

Capacity: 200

Cost: Ranges from $2,000 to $4,500 depending on day of the week and time of year, plus $600 non-refundable booking fee

What’s included: Facility usage

Hope you have all enjoyed getting a glance at my favorite venues in this amazing city. I have truly loved my time in Austin and will definitely always cherish it! Today is my graduation day from the University of Texas and I am so excited that the day is finally here. Cheers to the next adventure and hook ’em! :)

Love, Lisa






  1. Lena says:

    Congratulations, graduate!

  2. michelle says:

    congrats!! :) so exciting you are graduating!


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