Weddings & Receptions

Cultivating Organic Food, Communities, and Farmers

Green Gate Farms is a beautiful venue for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and engagement photos. When my husband and I married, we invested a great deal of time choosing the perfect place—one that matched our values and had deep meaning for us both. We know how important it is to find the right fit.

Just eight miles east of downtown Austin, our farm features majestic oak trees, wildflower meadows as well as acres of certified organic vegetables, flowers and herbs as well as a menagerie of farm animals.

Come see why Better Homes and Gardens featured our farm in its July 2011 issue! Farm tours held every Saturday at noon from March – November (note: no tours in August).

Why Choose Green Gates Farms for Your Wedding?

Choose a venue that supports your values and mission: We are a 100% organic, working farm. Not only do you support local business & agriculture, you are protecting the environment.

Choose a venue that supports sustainable farmers: Your wedding will make a lasting impact on our local community of sustainable farmers because we donate a portion of your payment ($500) to the New Farm Institute, the 501(c)3 we created for our farm-based education initiatives. (Learn more: http://newfarminstitute.org/).

Choose a venue that knows you are special: Many venues limit rentals to 4 hours. When you host your wedding at Green Gate Farms, there’s no need to rush. You have access to the farm for 12 hours the day of, 6 hours the day prior, and 6 hours the day after. You can even come out before your wedding for engagement photos—feel free to jump on the tractor or include the antique windmill or big red barn as a backdrop!

Choose a venue that will enchant your family and friends: From the majestic oak trees, wildflower meadows, and acres of growing vegetables to our small menagerie of sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and pigs, the farm never fails to entice young and old to explore it’s nooks and crannies! There’s even a pony available for cart rides!

Choose a venue that makes it easy: Just 8 miles east of downtown Austin with free parking for up to 200 and tables and chairs for …. access to the farmhouse kitchen and bride’s dressing room, you have everything you need to make your day unforgettable

Venue Features

Step into the country . . .

Big Red Barn
When the Bergstrom family (the same family Austin’s International Airport is named for) immigrated from Sweden, they built a beautiful barn in 1902 that features a hayloft that has been used for dinners, film screenings, meetings, yoga classes, and more. Seats 80 guest

Children’s Garden
Shaded space beside the Big Red Barn featuring flower garden beds, fruit trees, Adirondack chairs, vintage metal swings, hammocks and park benches. Children love to explore the Magic Tree House. Excellent place for a band and film projections. Seats 100 guests.

Farm Stand
Rustic open-air covered space with a partial brick floor is a perfect setting for dinner beside garden and fields. Has been used for silent auctions and as a bar area. Seats 50 guests.

Feast Between the Fields
Guests may dine here under the stars or under tents. This long lawn nestled between two lush vegetable fields is where we set up outdoor feasts or dance tents. Seats 200+ guests.

Henhouse
Future site of our New Farm Institute’s Education Center. Your guests will enjoy exploring where our goats, pigs, chickens, bees and ducks live. Learn more about our nonprofit education center at www.newfarminstitute.org.

Open-Air Pavilion – under construction
A flexible, open-air space with a small pagoda overlooking the organic vegetable fields and historic windmill. Can feature formal or informal seating styles, according to your preferences. Seats 150 guests. Under construction, est. completion June 2014

Want to see more photos?  Take a visual tour on pinterest.

Wedding Package Details & Rates
  • Use of all farm areas during: wedding – 12 hours; day prior – 6 hours; day after – 6 hours
  • Use of Farmhouse kitchen by host party
  • Bride’s Dressing Room in farmhouse
  • Access to Big Red Barn, Children’s Garden, Open-Air Pavillion, Firepit, Feast Between the Fields, acres of beautiful grounds and livestock areas: ducks, chickens, pony, sheep, goats, Areas for lawn games, tree houses for children to enjoy
  • Free parking for 200 guests•
  • On-site manager
  • Referrals to proven chefs, caterers,bakers, musicia
  • Tables, chairs for 100 (party responsible for set up & break down)
  • On-site composting
  • WiFi internet access
  • Access to farm prior to event for engagement-bridal photos. Feel free to sit on the tractor or include our antique windmill and gorgeous sunset in your photos.
  • Movie Screen

And Remember— Wedding Celebrations Support the New Farm Institute (Tax Deductible!) When you choose to have your wedding here, you are supporting the farm’s education initiatives, which range from summer camps to incubating new sustainable farmers. A portion of your payment ($500) is a tax-deductible donation to New Farm Institute, the farm’s 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that teaches sustainable farmers of all ages.

Prices

  • Peak  (March thru July, October thru December)  $4,000
  • Off-Peak  (January, February, September)  $3,500

Prices Include

  • 50% deposit required with Rental Agreement to reserve date
  • $500 refundable damage deposit with Reservation
    • Hourly rates include your set-up and clean-up time
    • Rates subject to change

Want even more great services?
Such as . . . Certified Organic Flowers and Produce, Horse Drawn Carriage, Bridal Coach or for Guests, Red cart pulled by pony, White Sox, wearing bells, Dove Release, Farm Tour, Hay bales, Quilts, Flower Vases, Chairs & Tables, Organic Farm Gifts, Lodging

Click here for information on additional features & fees

Recommended Partners

Austin Wedding Officiant
Katrina Baecht at Spoken Heart Ceremonies
 If you are looking for an officiant who will create a ceremony as special and unique as the farm setting, contact local Austin wedding officiant, Katrina Baecht.  She will create & perform a ceremony for you that will captivate your family and friends! Writer, teacher, and (most important to us!) Green Gate Farm volunteer, Katrina offers a special discount for couples who chose Green Gate Farms as their venue.  Contact her at katrinabaecht@gmail.com and check her website Spoken Heart Ceremonies.

Caterers and Chefs We Like
El Locavore, Barbara Frisbiebarbara@frisbiedesign.com 
Barbara’s company has grown along with our farm. Together, we have worked on feasts, tastings and new products. You can see her (and her recipes and our farm) featured in Sur La Table’s cookbook: Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America’s Farmers. She is adept at handling events, large and small, as well as creating memorable gifts.

Split Rail Ales Field and Fare, Tony Grasso
tony@moontower.coop
Few people enjoy cooking game, slow roasting hogs, brisket, and lamb, or creating rustic fare as much as Tony, Co-Founder of the Moontower Co-op. If your guests want an all-organic, locally sourced meal prepared by one of the most steadfast supporters of local farmers – perhaps with small batch ales and ciders brewed especially for your event – then Tony’s your guy! Just make sure to give him 60 days notice for food and 90 days if you want ales and/or ciders, because he gets awful busy.  https://www.facebook.com/Split.Rail.Ales.Field.andFare

Mindful Bellyful, Emily Leuba-Jones
mindfulbellyful@gmail.com  |  522-653-4755
Emily is a delight to work with. As a member of our farm, she transforms every ingredient we grow into tasty, loving meals. Take a look at what she wrote about her farm shares: http://mindfulbellyful.blogspot.com

Ready to book?  Contact us at greengatefarmswedding@gmail.com
We are excited to help you with your special day!

Contact Us

Green Gate Farms
8310 Canoga Ave
Austin, TX 78724

Email: info@greengatefarms.net
Phone: 512-484-2746