As a wedding photographer, I shoot at A LOT of wedding venues – I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you. Enough to know that all wedding venues are not created equal in terms of the best Austin wedding venues. I can shoot at any venue, but there is a big place in my photographer heart that really values good architecture, landscaping, light, ambiance and supportive venue staff, like The Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria.
Personally, I love venues that find a balance between Texas charm with modern elegance and allow me to highlight the actual event space, not just the land around it.
Laguna Gloria NAILS this on the head. I love that it feels like a small French chateau, but the moment you turn around you see Mayfield Park, the rolling Texas hills and of course: THE WATER. Add in the bistro lights draped around the property and the creative vibes of the art school and countless sulptures on property and it’s the perfect location for a romantic ceremony and an alfresco wedding reception under the Texas skies and it makes Laguna Gloria one of the best Austin wedding venues!
I had a chance to capture their new Moody Pavilion community opening and it reminded me just how much I love this space.Be sure to check out a few of my sessions there (like Emily + Jimmy’s engagements), too – I promise you’ll love it too!
Paige Vaughn Photo is a studio of Austin wedding photographers offering a colorful, magnetic and effervescent body of work with a hybrid approach - capturing weddings, brands and beyond on both digital and medium format film. Serving Austin, San Francisco Bay Area, and wherever your wanderlust and celebration take you.