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4 Reasons to Host a Sunday Wedding

Posted on: June 26th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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1. Discounts and Incentives
Similar to Friday weddings, many venues and wedding vendors offer discounts for days other than Saturday. The Barr Mansion offers a significant discount for Sunday evenings and daytime weddings. Other top vendors like Hyde Park Photography also offer special incentives for non-Saturday clients (and special package offerings for all Barr Mansion clients. Visit their website for details and some amazing pictures). By taking advantage of these discounts, you can stretch your wedding budget even further! And the pictures will still be stunning and no one will know your Sunday wedding cost any more or less!

2. More Fun Time With Your Family and Friends
Because there will likely be many family members and friends you have not seen in a while, enjoy a couple of days with them before the wedding. Welcome them into town with a Friday night barbecue (because when in Texas…) and a Saturday afternoon boat trip on Lady Bird Lake. Start the weekend off with these welcoming, casual celebrations and let the excitement build for your Sunday wedding.

3. Travel for Your Guests
Most guests who are traveling to attend your wedding will have to take at least one day off of work. For a Saturday wedding, a typical travel schedule may be to leave on Friday, attend the wedding on Saturday, fly home on Sunday. For a Sunday wedding, the number of days is no different, it just shifts from taking Friday off to taking Monday off instead. Why not take advantage of the cost savings associated with a Sunday wedding? Your guests will not mind which day they take off for your special day as long as they can be there to celebrate!

4. More Availability for Barr Mansion and Other Top Vendors
The Barr Mansion books up Saturday weddings 12-16 months in advance. Most of our Spring 2015 Saturday evening slots have been filled. We only have a few left. If you love our venue, Sunday is a great option! The same is true for other great vendors.

Of course, there are reasons why Saturday is more popular. Saturday evenings provide a better opportunity for a more formal nighttime affair. If you are envisioning ball gowns and pearls, Saturday may be more appropriate. If you have a large percentage of guests who are residents of Austin, they may want to be home early on Sunday in order to prepare for Monday.

Don’t miss out on additional discounts for daytime events! Our gardens and grounds are a perfect backdrop for mid-day weddings. Daytime weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially during our Spring and Fall seasons. Plus, our brunch menu is truly decadent (powdered donut holes drenched in maple syrup and served with bacon, anyone?!).

What do you think about hosting or attending Sunday weddings?

Featured: Kristen & Andrew

Posted on: September 21st, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

Kristen and Andrew were married on a lovely day in June.  More recently, their wedding was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs & photographer Taylor Lord’s blog.  We’re finally getting to this beauty, but it was certainly worth the wait!

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Callan & Pat

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

Date  |   April 15

Ceremony  |   Arch

Planning & Design (and bridesmaid!)  |  Amy Hall, Host Event Design

Blooms  |   Rosehip Flora

Menu |   Fourth Harvest

Music  |   Glennda Abraham (ceremony)  &  Look No Further Entertainment (DJ)

Photography  |   Two Pair Photography

Vintage Rentals |   Loot

I couldn’t help myself; I found it nearly impossible to narrow it down to a few choice images from this sweet vintage-inspired wedding, so I’ve included a TON.  The bow tie, the bridesmaids’ floral dresses, super-sweet florals, scrumptious looking food, and — most of all — the glowing & delightfully happy couple!

Austin Outdoor Wedding: Katie and Joe

Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Austinites Katie and Joe do things their own way, and their sweet and eclectic outdoor wedding was full of the quirks that make this couple so unique. The colors red and teal were featured throughout the day, and our First Harvest meal complemented the adorable cupcakes the couple chose instead of the traditional wedding cake. Barr Mansion is proud to host local couples on their big days and to customize the wedding ceremony to fit the unique personality of each couple. Thanks to Ginger Diaz for the beautiful photographs.


Austin Outdoor Wedding: Ayn and Laurent

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Ayn and Laurent took advantage of the gorgeous Austin weather at the end of April for their outdoor wedding at Barr Mansion. Their glamorous reception featured stunning floral centerpieces, and an array of delicacies both sweet and savory to complement our First Harvest feast. Thanks to Stella Alessi for the photographs.

Austin Outdoor Wedding: Lindsey and Nam

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Lindsey and Nam chose a theme of classic white for their outdoor May wedding at Barr Mansion. Their ceremony was awash in beautiful blooms, and the blushing bride looked lovely in her elegant sleeveless gown. The guests enjoyed our seasonal First Harvest feast in our beautiful wood-accented reception hall, which was decked out with yet more delicate white flowers to celebrate the happy couple’s big day. Thanks to Stella Alessi for the photos.

Austin Outdoor Brunch Wedding: Mary and Paul

Posted on: August 31st, 2012 by admin No Comments

We’re so pleased that Mary and Paul chose Barr Mansion for their April wedding! Top hats and typewriters abounded in this joyous vintage event, and the bride looked lovely in her classic pearls and tea-length gown with bold floral accents. We wish Mary and Paul all the best in their new life, and thanks to Jeff Fitlow for the fantastic photos!

Featured in Austin Wedding Blog: Amy and Richard

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Check out Amy and Richard’s feature in Austin Wedding Blog for their beautiful, vintage wedding complete with pew seating in the garden for guests, a gorgeous tea-length dress, and all the beautiful sunny weather you could ask for for a daytime spring wedding.  This wedding was shot by the immensely talented Julie Wilhite.

Featured on Style Me Pretty: Shannon and Reggie

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by admin 4 Comments

In a classic sunset ceremony with unique touches including succulence boutineers and black and white anemones, Shannon and Reggie‘s wedding was a beautiful spring affair.  Check out their lovely wedding, featured recently on Style Me Pretty Texas, photographed by the talented Carlea J Photography.

Featured on Style Me Pretty: Lindsey & Nathan’s Destination Wedding

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

Not every couple has the confidence to choose a wedding venue site unseen, but we are so happy that Lindsey and Nathan chose us for their “destination” wedding.  The couple met in DC, lived in New York City, and now reside in Berkeley, CA.  They chose Lindsey’s hometown, Austin for the wedding so that their friends and family could enjoy this little town they love so much.  Check out their lovely wedding, featured today on Style Me Pretty Texas, photographed by the talented Kim Maguire Photography!