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The Central & Midwest Destination: Austin

f course you’ll want to consider Austin! The political realm of Texas may be about as far as it can be from considering marriage rights, but Austin remains one of the friendliest and hippest cities in the country. If you’re a cowboy, or a cowboy-at-heart, you must consider this capital city of the Lone Star State as a potential honeymoon or vacation destination. Live music capital of the world? You bet! A bat population greater than anywhere else? Heck,

yeah! Here in the heart of Texas lies Austin, situated on the bank of the Colorado River and surrounded by rather captivating green hills and sparkling lakes. Outdoors-y gays & lesbians will soak up the opportunities to hike, bike, rock climb and visit the Inner Space Cavern, 24 miles north of town. There are segway tours and water sports, and the famous Barton Springs – a three acre spring-fed pool in Zilker Park. Explore the trails at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, or spend the afternoon touring the famed State Capitol Building.

Cuisine of course is delightful, with multicultural influences and a colorful mix of the spicy, the casual, as well as the refined. Austin is an academic town, and an eclectic town: it’s a place

to have fun and to go about your holiday with a little less focus and a little more curiosity.

You & your partner will view history here, from dusty days long gone by to the timelessness of the vast blue sky. Visit the Jourdan Bachman Pioneer Farm to experience life in 19th century Texas... Stroll along the Highland Lakes, manmade several decades ago by a series of dams along the Colorado... Get to know the animals up close and personal at the Austin Zoo. There are impressive art museums throughout the area, notable architecture and the sense of a small town but also the air of the cosmopolitan. The LGBT community in Austin is very active and welcoming; you’ll feel at home here.

BECAUSE YOUR BIG DAY IS ALL ABOUT THE SMALL DETAILS At the Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel you can be confident your wedding will be just the way you imagined it. Picture perfect. Let our Certified Wedding Planner assist you along your journey to the perfect wedding. Relax and enjoy your wedding reception while our professional and experienced service and culinary staff attend to every detail. You say “I Do” and we’ll do the rest! MARRIOTT To view additional wedding package information


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The 2011 LGBT Wedding Planning Guide (Vol. 6, Is. 1)  

An expanded issue of the nation's first Gay and Lesbian Wedding Magazine. This issue features the latest tips and trends for 2011 along wit...

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