With its rolling green hills and endless pastures dotted with wildflowers and sprawling ancient oak trees, Round Top is synonymous with pastoral romance. Oft compared to bucolic European destinations by those in the know, it’s no wonder that many couples choose to get married in the Round Top region. 

Engagement season is upon us, what better time to examine Round Top’s Best Wedding Venues to assist the newly betrothed with planning for the big day. From quaint, characterful gatherings to lavish countryside parties, Round Top boasts many dreamy wedding venues that set the stage for truly unforgettable weddings.

Let’s take a closer look at Round Top’s Best Wedding Venues: 

Ice Plant Building

It took a photographer’s eye to see the potential in an abandoned industrial building in La Grange. The circa 1888 Ice Plant Building was purchased by famed Los Angeles fashion photographer Dani Brubaker in 2018 and transformed into one of the Round Top area’s hippest wedding venues. 

The Ice Plant’s stark white interior is the perfect blank canvas for extraordinary weddings. The breathtaking 20-foot-high coffered concrete ceilings are beset with crystal chandeliers. A bridal suite is decked out with leather furniture, a floor-to-ceiling wall of butterfly specimens, a kitchenette and a private bath with a clawfoot tub.

Before hosting their first wedding in 2020, the team behind The Ice Plant sourced furniture and lighting for the interiors from Old World Antieks in La Grange, and Recycling the Past and Nomadic Trading at Ex-Cess in Round Top. 

The exterior courtyard at the Ice Plant offers the same modern aesthetic as the interior with minimalist style plantings. A white shipping container found on the property even has been transformed into an outdoor bar, cleverly dubbed The Ice Box.

You can find more info about the Ice Plant building here, and visit the Round Top wedding venue’s Instagram page to see more stunning photos of this one-of-a-kind venue. 

Liesel Farm

One can’t go wrong with a venue inspired by the French countryside. Antiques importer Lisa Gillette created Liesel Farm with thoughtful details from her travels like salvaged 18th century doors, reclaimed French oak flooring, encaustic tiles and fine French antique furniture and art.   

Constructed in 2021, this wedding venue offers three distinct wedding experiences. From the simple romance of an outdoor ceremony on a hillside to a country farmhouse celebration in a timber frame barn, or a luxurious pull-out-all-the-stops party at an Aix-en-Provence style mansion, Liesel Farm can host almost type of dream wedding imaginable. 

Liesel Farm also offers a full suite of wedding planning services to make putting the big day together a breeze. From formal wear to fireworks and makeup to music and more, the team at Liesel Farms can handle all the details. Visit here to find out more.

Milk & Honey Ranch

With three outdoor ceremony sites including one under a 300-year-old oak tree, Milk & Honey Ranch offers lots of flexibility. An air conditioned indoor event space can accommodate up to 100 seated guests indoors, plus 100 guests seated on the terrance, or about 300 guests for a cocktail reception style event.

There is an onsite professional kitchen and several spaces for making ready for the ceremony. The ranch can also accommodate up to 33 overnight guests between among its several luxury rentals, and there are countless amenities and experiences should you want to turn your wedding weekend into a gathering time for the family.

And don’t be surprised if the four-legged residents photo bomb your wedding portraits. It’s all part of the fun at Milk & Honey Ranch. Visit here for more information on wedding packages.

Round Top Festival Institute 

This historic performance venue, also known as Festival Hill, is a Round Top icon. The 210 acre campus located in the heart of town is home to the stunning concert hall, extensive gardens, ponds, nature trails and a collection of historic structures. 

Wedding ceremonies can be held in the circa 1883 Edythe Bates Chapel, which holds up to 160 guests and houses one of the oldest wooden pipe organs in Texas. The chapel’s ornate woodwork and stained glass have been meticulously maintained, and the surrounding gardens have recently been revitalized. 

The stone paved Herzstein Plaza also provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor weddings and receptions with room for up to 300 guests. 

Perhaps the most unique feature of this venue is its ability to host up to 100 overnight guests among its several charming cabins and cottages, so you can invite the whole crew for a wedding weekend in the country. 

Click here for more information and to book a Round Top wedding at Festival Hill. 

The White House on the Hill

If an elopement, or micro wedding is your idea of the perfect day, The White House on the Hill is a great choice for a truly intimate event. The storybook country property is home to a vineyard, picturesque lake and The Barn, a 2,500-square-foot event space with soaring 30-foot-tall ceilings that can hold up to 48 people. 

The Barn also offers elegant overnight accommodations for up to eight wedding guests. Meanwhile, the romantic Church House overlooks the lake and is kitted out with antique French furnishings and luxury linens to host newlyweds overnight. 

The White House on the Hill’s five affordable wedding packages can make planning easy. Pricing from $1,695 for an elopement to $5,495 for its most elaborate wedding options means many couples will be able to make their luxe country wedding dream a reality. Visit here for more information and to book this Round Top area wedding venue.

Windy Knoll

When the owners of Windy Knoll needed a place to host their daughter and son-in-law’s nuptials, they built the wedding venue of the couple’s dreams on their family ranch in Round Top. And now that venue is available to anyone planning the ultimate luxury countryside wedding.

The circa 1867 Wedding Barn was relocated from Maryland and reassembled at Windy Knoll. The 7,000-square-foot space is the epitome of rustic elegance. Featuring a stacked stone fireplace, exposed 17th century ceiling beams and iron chandeliers, the Wedding Barn can hold up to 350 people. Other Wedding Barn amenities include a large catering kitchen and private wedding suite.

A special separate space for the bridal party dubbed The Wedding Suite offers a cozy place to prepare for the ceremony with mirror lined walls, a large trifold mirror and makeup stations. 

You can even host the entire family, or bridal party at Windy Knoll in one of four lodging options including The Main House, The Party Barn, The Stables and The Cottage. The Main House alone can accommodate 10 guests. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home has an open concept kitchen and family room, a reading library, a dining room and an infinity edge pool and hot tub.  

The Party Barn sleeps a maximum of six and boasts two large game rooms with TVs, and ping pong, pool, poker and shuffleboard tables. The Party Barn also offers a private outdoor entertaining space for 60 to 100 guests. Decorated with cafe lights, flower boxes and a water fountain, it’s the ideal spot for a rehearsal dinner. 

The Stables apartment located over Windy Knoll’s horse stables sleeps up to eight additional people, and the tucked away Pond Cottage makes for a private honeymoon hideaway. The 768-square-foot Pond Cottage is built for two and includes a dock and campfire access. 

To learn more and to book a Windy Knoll wedding, go here

Burton Roadhouse

This humble historic spot has reopened as an event venue, perfectly sized for a rehearsal dinner, or an informal, characterful reception. Located in the heart of charming downtown Burton, the interior boasts a stage, a full bar, pool tables and plenty of seating. Entertain up to 300 people at a reasonable cost of $500 to $1500 per event. Go here to contact the Burton Roadhouse.

With so many unique Round Top wedding venue options, it’s easy to find a spot for a wedding of any size, style or personality. There’s no need to travel far away to exchange vows when Round Top has become a destination unto itself. In addition to wedding festivities, there’s plenty of dining, shopping and outdoor adventures to be had locally.

Visit RoundTop.com’s complete guide to find additional lodging options and more on all that Round Top has to offer.