Because Fourth of July weekend was pretty much my last hurrah before bar exam studying hit in full force, I convinced the Dude that we needed to take a day trip to celebrate. We decided on Fredericksburg, a charming little German-Texan town about two hours west of Austin.
Central Texas is home to several smaller communities that were originally settled by German immigrants in the 1800s, including Fredericksburg and New Braunfels.
At any rate, Fredericksburg today is a thriving tourist community, filled with museums, incredible antique shops, biergardens, wineries, bed and breakfasts, and historical monuments. It’s also teeming with gorgeous wedding ceremony locales, which I couldn’t help but scope out during our day trip.
First, I noticed this gorgeous cathedral. I believe it’s a Lutheran church.
This is the Nimitz Museum, known as the National Museum of the Pacific War (Nimitz, who was born in Fredericksburg, was the commander of the U.S. Pacific forces in World War II). Throughout the day, we heard what sounded like canon blasts coming from this museum–I guess they have some pretty exciting exhibits! I thought the building was beautiful, and it might make for a cool reception venue for any WWII enthusiasts out there.
The pictures didn’t come out great because it was getting dark, but I was trying to capture this huge grassy pavilion, also located right on Main. It was so open and inviting. If you got married here, the whole town could join in! That octagonal structure is actually a historical building. It was built in the summer of 1847 as a church for all denominations, a school, and a community hall. I love how this town has preserved its history!
I can’t even begin to explain how amazing Fredericksburg is. I’ve never seen any place like it! Besides the places I listed above, there are any number of other locations in this town that would be perfect for a wedding. Especially any of the wineries or the quaint bed and breakfasts. Now that I think about it, Fredericksburg would also make a great minimoon locale!
Have you visited a place recently that would make for an exciting wedding venue?