Tying the knot in the near future? Make your nuptials an affair to remember with a themed or destination wedding in San Angelo, Texas.
First, decide on your vibe—relaxed and casual or sophisticated and elegant. Whether its rustic chic, vintage, sophisticated, bohemian or traditional, your wedding bells will ring true with the extraordinary venues around San Angelo.
Established in 1867 to defend the frontier settlements of West Texas, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, with its exposed stone walls and durable hardwood construction, exudes a commitment to protect and serve—what an appropriate place to vow the same to the one you love. With multiple indoor and outdoor spaces and guest seating for up to 600 people, it’s quite possible to host your entire event here, from rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception to the day-after brunch. Whatever you choose, the Old West charm of the military fort will brand itself on everyone’s heart.
Step into another iconic era of San Angelo’s past and imagine the roaring celebrations of yesteryear at The Cactus Hotel. Built in the 1920s by Conrad Hilton, this classic art deco building (the tallest in San Angelo) radiates opulence and sophistication with ornate architectural accents, vast ceilings, elegantly draped windows, crystal chandeliers and period furnishings. Though the hotel no longer offers overnight stays, the bridal party will be accommodated on the big day.
In between nuptial events, keep guests in the spirit by touring San Angelo’s other heritage and historical sites.
Dress it up or dress it down at Stars on the Concho, a picture-perfect event venue at Star Ranch. Verdant fields along the Concho River offer a country-chic ceremonial setting while the rustic décor of the Main Hall—with a stone fireplace, barnwood siding and string lights shimmering off its silver metal walls—provides a cozy yet classy reception space. When it’s time to get the party started, huge doors open up to a large concrete patio for a starlit first dance and where guests can dance until the moon gives way to the day.
The large covered patio at Cain’s Cove, another waterfront venue with two grassy acres on the banks of Lake Nasworthy, also gives guests plenty of room to move. Combine that with its indoor banquet hall, charming lakeside gazebo, passionate sunsets and knowledgeable, experienced staff and you have a site to suit any style or theme.
Bring the romance of leather and lace to your wedding at a hunting ranch. Depending on the season, deer, fowl and even exotic animals will lend a safari or hunting-expedition atmosphere to your unforgettable event.
4N Ranches offer 3,500 acres of rolling fields, wooded areas, a glistening pond, manicured lawns and patios plus indoor and outdoor event sites to serve 90 or more guests. Keep the wedding party relaxed before and after the main event inside its well-appointed lodge that accommodates 15, and take advantage of its on-site catering chef not only for the reception but for other meals as well.
Settle in at Breckland Ranch, a 2,000-acre oasis and create a customized wedding of your dreams. Its tin barn makes for a quaint country wedding while the contemporary hunting lodge, outfitted with comfy leather couches, a stone fireplace, full kitchen (including a private chef, if desired), ample bathrooms and relaxing common areas, accommodates a wedding party of 10. On-site RV hookups allow for further accommodations. Take a do-it-yourself approach or let the ranch staff do the work.
Help your guests enjoy more of San Angelo by suggesting things for them to do, such as touring M.L. Leddy Boots & Saddlery, taking in nature at the International Waterlily Collection or visiting Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum.
Enjoy your first dance in a room filled with prized collections at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. From the contemporary multipurpose room (accommodating up to 280 persons) to the architecturally dramatic rooftop deck overlooking the Concho River, an aesthetic of erudite sophistication will captivate your guests as they develop an appreciation for the finer things in life.
Transport to France’s Rhone Valley without leaving West Texas at Christoval Vineyard, a 25-acre estate along the Concho River. The grape-covered trellises, stone bridges, babbling brooks, floral courtyards and European-style chapel with stained glass windows always amazes guests, and its award-winning wines are the cherries on top. Just imagine the photography this romantic setting will produce—even Monet would be inspired.
If emerald green is your color, you’ll be on par with the fairways as your backdrop at Bentwood Country Club . Its elegant ballroom accommodates 225 guests, and a variety of other spaces suit both indoor and outdoor needs.
For more artistic and culturally inspired experiences, suggest a self-guided walking tour of Paint Brush Alley; the painted sheep gallery; or learn about the freshwater Concho River pearl at Legend Jewelers.
McNease Convention Center conveys a place where you can create the wedding of your dreams and transform the space into something magical. Large enough to accommodate 700 guests with banquet-style seating, and with many options for nearby lodging, it’s perfect if you have a flourishing guest list.
Likewise, the Wells Fargo First Financial Pavilion, located on the San Angelo Fairgrounds, is another venue able to house larger celebrations and can even accommodate up to 10 RVs with full hookups. Other city-owned properties like the Pecan Creek Pavilion on Lake Nasworthy, which accommodates up to 200 or the open-air El Paseo de Santa Angela are ideal if you’re a DIY bride.
Ready to start planning the wedding of your dreams? Say “I do” to San Angelo, an oasis in West Texas.