Wedding Wednesday: Mansion at Judges' Hill, Austin

Built in 1900, this neoclassical mansion is the perfect place for a true Southern wedding.
Built in 1900, this neoclassical mansion is the perfect place for a true Southern wedding.

The upscale, 48-room Mansion at Judges’ Hill is steeped in Southern history, making it an ideal spot for a wedding, darlin'. Housed in the neoclassical Goodall Wooten House — dating back to 1900 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places — the hotel combines old-fashioned charm with modern comforts. And the mansion, with its columned facade and wide veranda, looks like it was picked up from a storied estate and dropped on the residential street southwest of the University of Texas, just a 5-minute drive from downtown Austin, where it sits. The common areas maintain the elegance instituted by the entrance with hard-wood floors, coffered ceilings, white wainscoting, rich rugs, and original artwork. The library, a small room off the bar, is cozy, and the dining room features pretty crystal chandeliers. The rooms are perhaps a bit less impressive than the public spaces; they're quaint, but not quite luxurious.

But for weddings, the Mansion pulls out all of the stops. The staff, which has coordinated many a wedding in the past, is dedicated to making the bride and groom as relaxed as possible on the big day. They assist couples with menu planning, ceremony and reception set-up, and ceremony personalization so you'll leave your own stamp on the Mansion's grand backdrop. There are eight reception sites available, the most popular being the grand ballroom (seats 50 to 250 guests), the Goodall Wooten House (seats 50 guests), and the central courtyard. See more wedding-inspired photos of the Mansion at Judge' Hill here »

Adorned with crystal chandeliers and featuring one of the hotel's original marble fireplaces, the Main Dining Room is a beautiful reception spot.
Adorned with crystal chandeliers and featuring one of the hotel's original marble fireplaces, the Main Dining Room is  a beautiful reception spot.
The Governor's Chamber is one of the most spacious and elegant rooms, making it a nice choice for newlyweds.
The Governor's Chamber is one of the most spacious and elegant rooms, making it a nice choice for newlyweds.
The bathroom in the Governor's Chamber features a deep soaking tub in addition to a walk-in shower.
The bathroom in the Governor's Chamber features a deep soaking tub in addition to a walk-in shower. 
Outdoor seating on the veranda is a lovely spot for photos or a moment alone for the bride and groom on the big day.
Outdoor seating on the veranda is a lovely spot for photos or a moment alone for the bride and groom on the big day. 
The cozy library area off of the bar exudes old-world charm.
The cozy library area off of the bar exudes old-world charm.
The central courtyard is another popular reception site. Can't you just picture a twilit wedding here?
The central courtyard is another popular reception site. Can't you just picture a twilit wedding here?

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