camp lucy {wedding venue} dripping springs, texas

New blog series alert!

When we first moved to Austin, I admit I wasn’t overly thrilled, but one thing really got me excited: The countless number of gorgeous wedding venues & scenic rolling hills! So, I am making it a mission to visit as many as I can on off days in order to take in all the details that I may miss on hectic wedding days, & to showcase venues that you might not be aware of!

First up, the iconic Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs!

Home to two gorgeous venues & so much more, this post will focus on the original site that included Ian’s Chapel, the open-air Pavilion, & the Events Hall. Be sure to catch the next post featuring Sacred Oaks.

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Ian’s Chapel

Ian’s Chapel, a 19th Century French Colonial wedding chapel, was named for the owner’s son, & was moved here from Vietnam, antique bell included! Look closely at the markings on the columns & you’ll find markings made during the process of careful de-construction & reconstruction. Details like this were not overlooked & all throughout the venue you’ll find little touches of history just waiting to be explored.
Ceremony site


The open-air Pavilion features ironwood timbers of a 1930’s French Colonial church & a Ludowici tile roof repurposed from the Bexar County courthouse in downtown San Antonio. Fill the space with chairs centered around the wide center aisle for your ceremony, or fill the space with long tables for your reception. Seen recently on the cover of Brides of Austin!
Ceremony &/or reception site

Stone Arch

Next to the Pavilion is the gorgeous stone arch with a breathtaking view of the rolling hills. The archway already features ivy, so your florist can go nuts adding to it with fresh florals! Right where the bride & groom say their vows is tile work where the logo for Camp Lucy began. Look for their logo woven into details throughout the venue! In between the Stone Arch & the Pavilion is a wide lawn, perfect for any number of events.
Ceremony &/or reception site

Events Hall

Like everything else on the property, the Events Hall was created from something old: A repurposed 1800’s Amish barn originally built from hand-hewn white oak timbers in Ohio. The eye-catching fireplace features stone from the Underground Railroad & markings on the stone marking its location as a safe haven can still be seen. Can you just imagine greenery hanging from every chandelier in this space?? Right off the side of the Events Hall is a picturesque little nook that can be used for portraits, specialty vendors, or an intimate ceremony.
Ceremony &/or reception site

The bridal suite

Nestled in between the chapel & hall is the bridal suite along with a few other cabins. With plenty of mirrors & outlets & a gorgeous bathroom, you & your ladies will have too much fun getting ready for the day.

The groom’s suite

While the groom’s suite is a little on the small side, I do love that the guys can be hanging out on the porch without fear of any guests seeing them. This is a great little aspect that not every venue has. Even back here was pretty & spacious enough for portraits free from prying eyes!

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Tillie’s Restaurant

I was so upset with myself when I got home & looked through the photos I took because I did not get a wide shot of the entire room (I got most of it, but not the whole thing). I was too busy picking my jaw up off the ground to take that photo! I told the PR manager that if I was getting married at Camp Lucy, I would totally get married in the restaurant! She said a wedding was already scheduled for just that! From the enormous teal antique doors to the vaulted ceilings, to the mermaid tile behind the bar, it absolutely blew me away! I was not expecting any of this! Named after the owner’s great-grandmother, Attilia, the design & materials chosen for Tillie’s is something unique, just like Tillie herself! Just go look at photos & visit when you get a chance. I’ll be eating here first chance I get.
Ceremony is possible! Reception site & Rehearsal Dinner


While I have visited Camp Lucy before, I was completely unaware that they were branching into more than just weddings. Over the last few years they have added cabins, a pool, & offer a wide variety of things to do (in addition to the restaurant). Did I mention there are alpacas? Book cabins for you & your bridal party & family leading up to the wedding, & then be sure to stay in the honeymoon suite that night! The cabin featured below are photos from their drop dead gorgeous honeymoon suite! I would never leave the bathroom if I was staying here!

Next up, their sister venue Sacred Oaks!