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Wedding Bells: How to Plan an Intimate Wedding at an Austin Wedding Venue

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Wedding Bells: How to Plan an Intimate Wedding at an Austin Wedding Venue

Did you know that the average American wedding has 167 guests? It’s your special day, so for many brides, the more, the merrier for them!

But maybe you’d prefer a more intimate wedding, surrounded by your closest loved ones. Not only can you save money, but you can also have just those who really count be there for you.

Does this sound like you but you aren’t quite sure how to execute your intimate day? Not to worry! We’ll be more than happy to help you put together the small wedding of your dreams at an Austin wedding venue. Read on for some great intimate wedding tips!

Photography by Paige Vaughn Photo

Plan Early

Whether you’re having 5, 50, or 500 guests, the best advice we can give you is to plan early! All the best venues will be booked out to a year in advance, so you’ll want to get a head start as soon as you can.

We recommend putting together a rough guest list first and then you can consider your venue! If you have a set number of guests in mind, jotting down all potential guests can help you whittle it down months or even a year in advance. This can help you narrow down which venues are right for you and your number of guests.

For instance, maybe you’re inviting Memaw and a few other elderly relatives. In that case, you’ll want to pick a space that’s gorgeous but can account for their limited mobility. That way, they can fully enjoy your big day with little difficulty.

When you plan and book early, you can also avoid the large crowds that come for certain events in Austin, such as festivals like South by Southwest or Austin City Limits. Your guests will certainly be thankful when they don’t have to pay exorbitant prices for plane tickets and hotel rooms.

Photography by Lyndsay Lyon

Visit Potential Venues

It’s already terribly difficult to get down the right venue size for large weddings. When you shrink down your guest list, it can understandably become quite a bit of a headache to seek out the perfect matrimonial space. Factor in a limited budget and it can be even more frazzling.

Our humble opinion is that you do in-person visits for all the potential venues you have in mind. Pictures won’t do a space justice, so it’s best if you go experience it for yourself.

With too big a venue, it can seem like you have missing guests. But truth be told, there are some venues that are too small, even for an intimate wedding.

This is why it’s great to visit in person. You can then get a feel for each venue and maybe cross off those you feel won’t suit your ceremony.

Photography by Al Gawlik

Feel Free to Add Your Own Touches

Many wedding venues are more than happy to help you put together custom wedding packages so your day is truly unique. This can be a huge weight off your shoulders, as you won’t have to worry about arranging for decor and the likes.

However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still put your own touch on things! The very beauty of having an intimate wedding is the ease of which you can add a personal twist to things.

For example, when you have under 50 guests for your ceremony and reception, this means you can carefully personalize certain aspects, such as wedding favors. Put in some of Aunt Jane’s favorite sweets in hers, while you sneak in some homemade brownies for Memaw.

An intimate wedding means you can focus more on each of your guests, which they’ll be pleased as punch about!

Photography by Lyndsay Lyon

Let Ma Maison Be Your Austin Wedding Venue

We understand just how anxiety-inducing a wedding can be, which is why Ma Maison is here to help with a professional and caring team. You should be focused on your magical day ahead of you, not stressed out about the logistics.

Ma Maison’s team will help you every step of the way, and we’d be more than pleased to show you around the venue so you’re familiar and comfortable with it before your actual wedding day. We’ll also be at your disposal to create a wedding package tailored to your specific needs, such as decor piece rentals.

We have a fair amount of space for you to use, including both indoor and out. You can choose from breathtaking sites like The Grove, The Green Cathedral, The Lake View, The Trellis, and last but certainly not least, The Great Hall.


As you might be able to tell from the names, all our ceremony sites offer fairytale settings. When you and your fiance say your “I dos”, you’ll feel like the beautiful princess you’ve always read about. Except this time, you really are the princess who gets the kiss from her true love!

Best of all is you’re free to use the entire 10,000-square foot property that is Ma Maison. There is nowhere else in Austin where you can make such a large piece of land feel so intimate.

Ma Maison Is the Best Austin Micro-Wedding Venue for Your Big Day

If you’re looking for an Austin wedding venue, we would love to house your special day here at Ma Maison. We invite you to make our space your home away from home. Our venue name actually means “my house” in French, after all, so you’ll enjoy genuine hospitality when you grace us with your presence.

While our rustic venue can accommodate wedding parties of up to 600 people, it can certainly still be the perfect setting for your intimate ceremony. Ma Maison is entirely yours to do whatever you wish for your special day of matrimony.

For an intimate wedding in Austin, let us make all your dreams come true. We kindly welcome you to explore our venue, so get in touch with us today!


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