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 As an islet nestled located along the historic  San Antonio River-Walk, Marriage Island  serves as one of the most eloquent and romantic wedding venues in the area.

 

The historic water ways, cypress lined paved paths, arched stone bridges, will providing your wedding ceremony a breath taking, picturesque backdrop and a unique experiences you won't find anywhere else in the world. The wedding of your dreams awaits you here in the heat of Texas.

 

Marriage Island is located between the Navarro Street Bridge and Presa Street Bridge just behide the Hotel Contessa along the famous San Anotnio River Walk. The tradition of Marriage Island goes back to the Spanish Missionary Father Damian Massanet who held the first mass on June 13, 1691. and renameed the river after Saint Anthony of Padua to honor this feast day.  In 1991, the famed San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño was commissioned to create a sculpture to commemorate this Mass, and the sculpture now sits on Marriage Island.

 

 San Antonio River tourist barges pass by the island on every river tour. Over the years, the island has come to be known as Marriage Island in recognition of the many wedding ceremonies performed on it and  the claim that the heart-shaped island brings good luck to new marriages.

 

Marriage Island is now the root structure of a cypress tree planted on the island over 100 years ago and was originally kept so as not to cause permanent damage to the historic tree. The island is now part of the City of San Antonio Park Services, and the use of the island is controlled by Downtown Operations.

 

Marriage Island Weddings are one of the top ten most romantic destination wedding locations in the world according to  Nina Callaway, Wedding Expert , for about.com.  If you're considering a destination wedding, San Antonio River Walk and Marriage Island can provide a fabulous and memorable wedding venue.

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