Bastrop, Texas

Shiraz Garden

Austin Wedding Venues

For the couple who loves the Texas countryside and wants a luxury experience, Shiraz Garden is the venue you have been looking for. Located in Bastrop, just east of downtown Austin, Shiraz Garden is the top Austin wedding venue on the east side with ceremony views of Texas hill country. So many places to explore on the property. Spend the morning relaxing in the river pavilion along the Colorado river, head up to get ready in the Bridal Cottage, and get ready to see your Groom for the first time on the Hidden Staircase. Shiraz Garden is a Country lover's dream Texas hill country wedding venue.

About Shiraz Garden

No need to worry about setting up or breaking down when the wedding is over, Shiraz Garden has someone on site to take care of you!

Setup and tear down

Bridal Cottage with a full kitchen, full bathroom, and plenty of space to get ready. The Groom's Cabin also has a full kitchen & full bathroom, plenty of space to get ready and large outdoor patio seating area

Bridal Cottage & Groom's Cabin

Shiraz Garden's is ready no matter what the weather brings. In case of rain, the Outdoor Cathedral has a beautiful overhang that will keep your guests dry and comfortable.

Rain or shine options

A Shiraz Garden Hostess will provide assistance and escort you and your bridal party around the property for photos and more. A 2nd representative from Shiraz Garden will help move guests as needed.

On site wedding day team

From the top of Sunset vista, all the way down to the shore line of the Colorado River, you have access to it all on your wedding day.

Access to the entire property

Shiraz Garden Special Amenities

Add On's to make level up your wedding day

Perfect for the couple who have their vendors in hand and want someone to handle the rest. Shiraz Garden's In house coordinator will create your timeline, manage your venues, coordinate all activities on your wedding day, and design the perfect layout to make your dream wedding day a reality.

In House Wedding Coordinator $1300

Do you have a large wedding party and need more time to get ready on the wedding day? Shiraz Garden will give you an additional hour and a half, giving you more time to get ready and take advantage of everything Shiraz Garden offers on their property.

Additional Morning Access $300

Add some color and flare to your wedding day with Shiraz Garden's authentic, hand-knotted Persian Rugs. These Rugs are perfect for you to walk down the aisle on, the lounge area during cocktail hour, or even your dance floor. 

Wedding Rugs  $500-$1250

Shiraz Garden offers several spaces for multi ceremonies. You will have access to the venue for 14 hours, 7am-9pm. This will give you so much more time to get ready and for your vendors to set up to make your wedding day at Shiraz Garden special for you, your friends, and your family.

Multi Ceremony Celebration  $1200

Level up your bridesmaid gifts with one of Shiraz Garden's gift baskets! These gift baskets are custom made by Lost Pines Art Bazaar and must be ordered at least 60 days in advance from your wedding day to ensure quality. 

Curated Gift Baskets  $35-$200

Shiraz Garden Wedding Venue

We instantly fell in love with the Texas Hill Country views at Shiraz. From the beginning of the day, the staff will love on you until the very end. Our guests still cannot stop raving about Shiraz Garden!





  • Access to the entire property 
  • 6400 sq ft formal garden for cocktail hour
  • Bridal Cottage & Groom's Cabin
  • Up to 150 guest count
  • 245 High Quality resin garden chairs (additional chairs are available to rent)
  • Set up and Tear down for Ceremony & Reception
  • Exclusive access to Shiraz Garden, no other weddings on site.
  • Decor to borrow
  • Separate Groom’s suite with leather couches, large tv, and private patio area
  • Multiple ceremony options
  • 4,000 Sq ft Indoor Banquet hall with a mobile dry bar
  • 1-hour rehearsal time the day before your wedding
  • Access for engagement or bridal session
  • Shiraz Garden hostess & on site representative
  • 15 8x32  tables & 9 6x30 tables to use in the formal garden.
  • On site parking for 82 vehicles

What is Included in your Reservation at Shiraz Garden

The most common word we say each and every time we walk through the gates at Shiraz Garden is "WOW". The size of the property is just incredible, this is a photographer's playground for portraits. Lets start with the Hidden Staircase. It is one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in all of Austin, Texas. The Mohana Overlook is one of our favorite views of hill country, it is exploding with color at the very top. Sunset Vista's name says it all, there is absolutely no better place to get those beautiful golden hour portraits then this open space. 

One of the most impressive features that Shiraz Garden for us is actually The Open Cathedral. Rain is always an issue at weddings. The cathedral is the perfect option for you and your guests to enjoy an outdoor ceremony without getting wet. Not only that, but the Cathedral allows in so much beautiful light that portraits are absolutely stunning. There is just an endless opportunity for photographs at Shiraz Garden and we get so excited every time a couple says "We are having our wedding at Shiraz Garden!"

What makes Shiraz Garden Special?

Photographer's Perspective

frequently asked questions

Head back up to the Investment section of the page to find all information about cost to rent the property at Shiraz Garden for your wedding day.

The average budget of a couple getting married on a SATURDAY at Shiraz Garden is $25,000-$45,000+. This is covering all wedding expenses (Photographer, DJ, food, dress, etc.). Creative couples have also been known to host weddings with a budget of $15,000-$25,000 with smaller guest lists.

You can choose your own vendors. Photographers and Caterers not on the recommended vendor list must visit Shiraz Garden and be approved. 

You can bring your own alcohol. Alcohol will be serve by WeTendBar. Shiraz Garden asks that all alcohol to be behind the bar an hour before the start of your reception and can only be accessed by bar staff. Exceptions include 1. Purchasing an all inclusive package with Monarch Weddings, 2, Your catering offers bar tending. No shots are allowed.

Fireworks are not permitted at Shiraz Garden with the exception of sparklers for your exit, which must be on the black top of the formal garden. Candles and fire are not permitted, unless fire is contained and is specific for a religious ceremony, which must be under supervision.

Because Shiraz Garden only hosts one wedding per day,  cost to rent the property at Shiraz Garden does not change.

Shiraz Garden is pet friendly! Dogs are allowed for your ceremony, as well as your photos. If a professional pet handler is watching your pet, they can stay after the ceremony and for the reception. Make sure to ask the Shiraz Garden director for more information.

You can find a list of open dates listed below. Shiraz Garden keeps this page as up to date as possible with "Pending" next to any dates that contracts that are in the works.

You must make an appointment with Shiraz Garden to tour the venue.

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