Hill Country Festival Weddings

Authentic - Unexpected - Whimsical - Woodsy

Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country we provide a 1,000% customizable experience a bit outside the traditional norms, but with all of the same Texas charm and hospitality (we promise even your traditional albeit skeptical Auntie will come around). For couples who love the outdoors and want an undeniably unique wedding experience.

Wedding planning is stressful, period. And choosing THE venue feels like an overwhelming first linchpin decision upon which alllll other wedding day decisions will be built (and it is). We get it. Which is why all the information you need to know if Elm Pass Woods is a great fit for you is right here on our site. Including 100% transparent pricing. So relax, take a look around - and hopefully we'll talk soon!

Fun Fact #1: You can bring in any wedding pros you want. No required vendors, but we do have select inclusive packages if you're looking to reduce stress. Our massive FREE decor inventory also helps with that!

Fun Fact #2: We offer a short (but worth it!) hike on your wedding day for unbelievable Hill Country views with your person and your photographer, for those with an adventurous streak!

Fun Fact #3: We will use our calming we've-done-this-before energy to make sure the stress of planning (especially from afar) doesn't steal all your joy in the process. Like Olivia said...it's handled.

Festival Curious? Check out what makes EPW undeniably unique.

Bride and groom walking through hill country wild flower meadow

Intrinsic Moment Pictures

What Real Couples are Saying:

This day is everything we could ask for! This is the first venue we toured in 2020, and we fell in love. Alex and Mike (the venue owners) are the best people ever! Our big day is was so beautiful and everyone was in awe of how magical this setup was. We hardly needed any decor because the scenery creates the vibe. Alex and Mike had a ton of great decor to choose from which made things so much easier!!! There are so many little places to sneak away, whether for the bride and groom, or for the guests. We had about 120 guests and there was plenty of room to dance, eat, and just be. If you are looking for a unique and dreamy venue, this is it!!! Alex and Mike have truly created a magical place and we are so thankful!!!!

Emily Lingo

2021 Festival Bride
My husband and I were married here on October 9th, and we could not have asked for a better experience from a venue! Absolutely all of our guests were raving about how lovely and unique the space is and were asking us how we found such a great place! All of the lawn games made it a really fun space for kids and families to hang out, and the tipis and all of the provided decorations added such an amazing bohemian vibe to the entire affair! Alex and Mike were beyond helpful with the entire process and made everything so easy, and we are absolutely in love with the custom sweetheart table they made for us! They even went above and beyond, designing a custom hexagonal arbor for us to use for the ceremony when I got it into my head that I just had to have one! Everything was so perfect, I wish we could get married again just to have another wedding here! ♥

Amber Mead

2021 Festival Bride
My wife and I found Elm Pass Woods on Pinterest last fall and immediately contacted the venue. The moment we contacted they quickly responded and we were able to book a tour. At the tour, we met Alex and Mike Haws the owners of the venue and property. We quickly connected with them! They were so welcoming and down to earth. We had looked at other wedding venues but our hearts could not let go of this venue. This venue spoke to us because they allowed us to have the finer details that other venues we looked at didn’t allow us to have. For example, we had the opportunity to have our dog apart of our special day. We had full range of inventory options they provided as well as a custom sweetheart table that they build for couples to use and keep. The wedding package we chose was the traditional and it included restroom trailer, open bar, and a night in the guest cottage for couples. Another thing that was unique was couples were allowed to hike up a ridge for sunset photos. Our wedding was a night we will never forget and it will be talked about for years to come. It was a pleasure to work with Alex and Mike for our special day. Wishing them years of happiness and success for their business.

Will Manning

2021 Festival Groom
Our daughter had her wedding here. It was magical. Alex and her crew were absolutely amazing. They were so organized, everything flowed seamlessly. They took the stress right out of the day. The venue is amazing and beautiful. The overlook picture of the bride and groom were magazine worthy. Elm pass made this a magical day for everyone.

Tisa Bulin

2022 Festival Bride's Mom
Elm Pass Woods along with our amazing vendors truly made my Pinterest board come to life. They greatly surpassed the vision I had for our wedding. Alex and her husband who own Elm pass woods are more than just a wedding venue. They are two people who genuinely care about the couples coming to get married at their property. You can see their passion and kind spirits in everything they do. There was no detail that went left undone and Alex supported me and my many questions from the day I toured the venue all the way up until the wedding was over. They’re people you want to be friends with after everything was done. We will be forever grateful that we had our wedding at elm pass woods.


2022 Festival Bride
Elm Pass Woods was the perfect venue for our wedding! The entire EPW team worked so hard to make our day special. It’s obvious that they aren’t just running a business, they truly care about each couple that gets married here and are fully invested to make every detail come to life. They take great care of the property and are very responsive to guest needs. The day before our wedfest, we asked about changing table options for some of our guests and they provided a full changing table setup the very next day. They have all of the logistics figured out and make sure everything is convenient and easy for guests. The venue itself is beautiful and unique yet customizable. We wanted to be able to add little details to make our day more “us” and EPW was the perfect backdrop. They have a massive decor inventory which allowed us to customize our wedfest without the burden of purchasing all of the decor items. There are a variety of yard games to choose from the EPW inventory which made our wedfest a fun, family friendly event. The ridge hike was another highlight of the venue and we loved the idea of starting our marriage with a hike and amazing views. Alex was our day of coordinator and went above and beyond to make sure our day was seamless. She had so many great ideas on how to make our day special and unique. On the day of our wedding she even got some great pictures and videos to make a highlight video of our day. We have so much gratitude for the entire family for making all of our wedding dreams come true. Elm Pass Woods is a beautiful place with the most amazing, hard working team. You will 1,000% not regret booking your wedding here.

Ali Guzardo

2022 Festival Bride
When I say this venue is unlike any other, and the best possible wedding venue in Texas and perhaps the WORLD at large I am not exaggerating!!! When we started our search for venues we came upon many beautiful places in the Texas hill country, but what we did not find (except with EPW) was a place that felt like home. This venue is owned and operated with love by a married couple who in fact were married at this beautiful spot and this history they share is felt as you set foot upon the grounds. You are likely to meet Alex’s parents helping out on your wedding day and you simply feel love at every turn. The grounds of course are incredibly picturesque, and if you are a couple that loves the outdoors then you honestly can’t pick any other place! The responsiveness from Alex is also second to none. I think I must have emailed her about 20,000 times but she always got back to me and never made me feel like I was pestering her or being a bridezilla (truly I hope I wasn’t). And on top of all of this you get a handcrafted sweetheart table at the end of your wedfest that you can use as a kitchen or dining table—truly this table is not a tiny little table that you can’t really use-this thing is the real deal!! In short, and I know I wasn’t very short about this, but it’s hard to condense such a great experience—EPW is a truly special place and we are beyond happy that we chose them as our wedding venue. In all the decisions you will make while planning your wedding, this is the one you want to get right ♥️

Chloe D

2021 Festival Bride
Your wedding dreams will come true at Elm Pass Woods! Allow me to start by saying we originally book a venue in downtown San Antonio. Had the whole thing planned out. The moment my wife showed me EPW's Instagram & website, we reached out to the Alex & Mike and booked a showing asap. Yall - It was LOVE at first sight. The ambiance & woodsy charm is something fairytales are made out of. Cherry Topper - The owners are AWESOME people & true dog enthusiasts. The fact that this place is also all inclusive; it really allows the couple to focus on other important aspects of their wedding planning journey. All of our guests and I mean ALL.OF.THEM were in shock & awe with how cool this venue is. Nobody is wrong here. Elm Pass Woods is a SIGHT, a SMASH, a DREAM! Thank you, Mike & Alex for hosting us. We cant wait to break bread on our custom Sweetheart Table and cheers to you two + pups!


2021 Festival Bride

Our Vision:

To host storybook festival weddings that evoke feelings of a simpler time when human connection was more personal and distraction-free.

The Experience

A Stress-Free Planning Process

Our mission is to provide you with options that cover all the basics (and a few extras!), so you only have to worry about the fun stuff! Whether you want a bold, bohemian bash – a more laid-back campfire vibe, or something in between. We work with you to create an awe-inspiring festival that reflects you and “your person” in every single detail, because if it doesn’t…then what is the point?

bride and groom celebrate after being pronounced man and wife
bride and groom walk through hill country wild flower field
bride and groom dance their first dance outside
bride and groom laughing at the unique outdoor wedding reception

Maegan Briana Photography

Why Elm Pass Woods?

This is YOUR day – and should kick off the beginning of an adventurous life together. It’s best to politely ignore everyone’s expectations and do what makes you happy as a couple. Elm Pass Woods understands this – and provides a flexible space for couples to bring their vision to life with the least amount of stress possible.

What’s in the area?

We are located in Center Point, Texas – named because it’s in the center of the Hill Country – halfway between Kerrville and Comfort, and halfway between Fredericksburg and Bandera! Small town charm surrounds us including wineries/distilleries, coffee shops, shopping, adorable B&B’s (important for guests!)…and of course, beautiful views.

Already in & want a Tour?

We’d love to show you and your people around the property! There’s nothing like talking through the possibilities live and in living color. Hit the Contact Us tab at the top and we will get a tour scheduled ASAP. Live out of state? We are well versed in personalized video tours for couples planning from afar since the Hill Country is a destination wedding spot, so don’t be shy!

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