5 Questions to Prep You for Planning a Summer Wedding

July 21, 2021

Summer weddings are the epitome of romance. There’s nothing like a lovely summer day to bring the feeling of love in the air. If you’re planning the wedding of your dreams for this perfect season, we’ve got a guide with the questions you should start thinking about so you can make it happen!

What is a Refreshing Drink to Serve?

With the soaring temperatures that often accompany summer weddings, your guests will especially appreciate a chilled cocktail. Many couples opt for a signature cocktail for their big day, while others choose classic favorites. 

At Distillers Hall, you can welcome your wedding party with a variety of summer-inspired cocktails–all made with famous Dripping Springs spirits. They’ll be a huge hit! A Texas Mule or Hill Country Spiked Lemonade will go a long way to take the edge off the heat and give your guests a refreshing, tasty sip.  

Dripping Springs Mule
Distillers Hall
Cocktail Menu

Prickly Pear
X’s & O’s
Bloody Mary
Orange & Tonic
Gin & Tonic
Whiskey Sour
Republic of Tiki

What Kind of Food to Serve at a Summer Wedding?

When planning your wedding menu, consider going with something fresh and light. Fish can make the perfect summer dish–bass, salmon, or even sushi if you want to go a bit more trendy. Make sure to include seasonal vegetables and lots of bright colors.

If you are looking for a lighter fare, charcuterie boards are the way to go. They allow for endless customization and a perfect way to embrace the season with fresh fruits, cheeses, nuts, crackers, and more. It doesn’t hurt that charcuterie boards double as gorgeous table displays.

What Flowers Are in Season in Summer?

What’s a wedding without beautiful florals? Getting married in the summer makes choosing gorgeous seasonal flowers all that much easier. No matter the theme of your wedding, you’re bound to find the perfect summer blossoms to fill your bouquets.

Lovely options for summer bouquets include peonies for a stylish, modern spray or sunflowers for the ultimate ode to the season. Lavender is whimsical and delphinium comes in an array of stunning shades. Freesias are more wild and bohemian, while roses are timeless and romantic. Have fun searching through the abundance of options to find flowers that suit your taste and style best!

Hill Country sunflowers outside Distillers Hall

What is the Ideal Material & Style of a Dress For a Summer Wedding?

Summer weddings give you the opportunity to go in a variety of directions with your wedding dress. While fall and winter weddings require you to find ways to stay warm, summer weddings allow you to choose enchanting sleeveless, short, or strappy dresses. 

Keep in mind that your special day will be much more enjoyable if you’re not excessively sweating. Stay cool and fabulous with breezy fabrics such as organza, linen, and cotton. All are excellent summer-friendly options for your gown and your bridesmaids’ dresses.

How to Find a Wedding Venue That Embraces the Summer Scene?

The location you decide on can change the entire feel of your wedding. Summer weddings allow for the extra option of an outdoor venue, if you so desire. Beaches, mountains, and forest areas all make for stunning backdrops while you exchange your vows. If you want a lovely wedding venue in Texas, check out this blog post for ideas.

If you’re looking for an artisanal, serene location with outdoor and indoor areas to escape the heat, you may be interested in our beautiful wedding and event venue, Distillers Hall. It was built on our beautiful 10-acre property in Dripping Springs, Texas, which is also home to Dripping Springs Distilling, where the spirits for those wedding cocktails we mentioned earlier are crafted.  Distillers Hall offers a range of options to accommodate small intimate weddings to large celebrations. Come visit our charming, contemporary venue located in the lovely Hill Country.

From refreshing cocktails to lovely florals to breezy dresses, summer weddings are what dreams are made of. If you would like to book Distillers Hall for your wedding next summer, we are now saving dates starting Fall 2021! Get in touch today to check our availability.

Are you interested in having your wedding or event at Distillers Hall? We’re currently booking Fall 2021 weddings and more! Contact us to save your date!

Experience the small batch process

Our distillery is located in Dripping Springs, the gateway to the Texas Hill Country. We micro-distill in small batches in proprietary 50-gallon copper pot stills. Each product is finished with pure, mineral-rich Hill Country Artesian Spring Water.

the Airstream

The Airstream is the ideal Groom’s/Groom’s party hangout. We have furnished it with comfy leather furniture, games and a bar accessories.

The Truffle House

500 sqft Pergola | 400 SQFT Terrace

The Bridal Party can relax, entertain and get ready in our beautiful Bridal House with a covered porch, living room, kitchenette and dressing room area (outfitted with multiple vanities and outlets for hair and makeup). The house is decorated with stylish lounge furniture both inside and out, perfect for Bridal photos. We stock complimentary water, coffee and mixers.


500 sqft Pergola | 400 SQFT Terrace

Overlooking The Grove, the Arbor Pergola is a perfect ceremony or intimate dining area (weather permitting) with local limestone tile floor and planted vines and pin lights. | 500sqft.

The Pergola can be combined with The Terrace to extend the available space. | Additional 400sqft

The Tasting Room

1500 sqft | capacity 100

Designed in the style of a contemporary Hill Country Ranch House, the main tasting area of our property is decorated in a blend of traditional materials like local limestone and contemporary fixtures and furnishings. Guests can relax on soft leather sofas and at copper topped or handmade timber tables. The entrance is through a 450sqft covered front porch. This versatile space has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and can be used to accommodate a number of different needs.


1000sqft | capacity 150

Located to the rear of the Bar, facing the Grove, The Patio is furnished in handmade timber tables and benches. This space can be used for a cocktail area or outdoor dining.


500 sqft

The Distiller’s Bar adjoins both the Hall and the Grove and has glass and steel doors.


2000 sqft | 200 ceremony seated

Set within a gorgeous live oak grove, The Grove is a flexible outdoor space with a purpose built stage and 60ft open area in front of the stage.


2400 sqft | 160 reception | 200 cocktail

Overlooking our beautifully lit live oak trees, our main event hall is a dramatic upscale contemporary barn space with 30ft high ceilings and large glass and steel windows and doors. The natural light and views are perfect for daytime weddings and our beautiful lighting also creates a truly magical evening.

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