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Where Love and Luxury Meet: Best Elegant Houston Wedding Venues

Houston, y'all! This lively Texan city is bursting with cultural diversity, fascinating history, and eye-catching architecture. And when it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue to match your vibe, you've hit the jackpot. Houston has an incredible selection of backdrops that will make your big day feel like a true reflection of you. Whether you're dreaming of a classic ballroom affair or a more contemporary celebration, Houston has got you covered!


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THE ASTORIAN

Featuring an industrial chic design, The Astorian is a wedding venue located in The Heights Houston and is known for its modern take on a contemporary style. With its floor to ceiling windows displaying a sweeping view of Downtown, 1920’s art deco interior, and gorgeous chandeliers, this venue is perfect for couples who want a stylish and contemporary wedding that is both elegant and unique. A private parking lot with valet, full restaurant-quality kitchen, and a gorgeous bar with craft cocktails will leave your guests wanting more by the end of the night!


 

IRON MANOR

This Montgomery Texas venue may be a bit of a drive from Houston, but distance won’t be a concern as soon as you drive onto the property and witness the magical, castle-like scene. Your enchanting wedding experience starts in the opulent bridal suite – a lavish sanctuary with a stunning glass-ceilinged conservatory, plush seating, and a generous vanity area. Say your "I do's" before an intricately designed wall of arched windows in the Iron Chapel, which boasts exposed iron trusses and dazzling crystal chandeliers. Your ceremony will effortlessly transition into the cocktail hour and reception through the largest wooden doors you’ve ever seen.


The beautifully preserved gardens and surrounding grounds offer endless photo opportunities before proceeding to the expansive, sophisticated Crane Hall for an unforgettable wedding reception. This castle-inspired hall showcases a built-in bar and ample space for a dance floor, entertainment, and seating, alongside an adjacent 600-square-foot room that can be utilized as a VIP area or lounge. This outskirt Houston wedding venue won’t disappoint!


 

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

Picture this: You and your partner swaying on the dance floor surrounded by loved ones amidst a backdrop of glittering, priceless geodes and fossils. At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you can make this a reality. With its awe-inspiring exhibits showcasing remarkable scientific achievements from different eras, this venue offers one of the most extraordinary and unique settings for weddings ceremonies and receptions.

The Museum's exotic and exciting ambiance makes it the ideal place to start your journey as a couple. From the moment you enter, you'll be immersed in a world of wonder and discovery that will leave you and your guests spellbound.


 

HOUSTON COUNTRY CLUB

This wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for a luxurious and sophisticated wedding. When you first step foot inside the stunning checker-floored lobby you’ll immediately notice the high standard of quality and charm this venue holds. With a unique circular ballroom with a centralized dance floor, large terrace overlooking the golf course, and plenty of separate rooms for a ceremony and cocktail hour, ROCC has everything you need under one roof. The building is surrounded by lush trees, plants, water features, and golf courses. There’s no shortage of backdrops for photos just steps away from the main building!


 

LAWLESS SPIRITS & KITCHEN

Restaurant by day, romantic and moody wedding venue by night, this Downtown Houston wedding venue is one you won’t want to miss. Nestled within the iconic Rice Hotel, this unique event space exudes urban-industrial sophistication, perfect for couples who want a chic and unforgettable wedding experience.


As soon as you enter Lawless Kitchen and Spirits, you'll be struck by the grand staircase and breathtaking chandelier that greet you. The main event area features exposed brick walls, warm wood furnishings, and moody lighting that creates a dramatic and romantic ambiance, perfect for a significant nuptial celebration. With a capacity of 100 to 150 guests, the venue can accommodate both intimate and extravagant affairs with ease.


 

THE GARAGE HTX

This unique and industrial-looking wedding venue located in the Washington warehouse district is the ultimate blank canvas to bring any vision to life. Massive retractable bay windows illuminate the 7000 sq ft warehouse with plenty of natural daylight. The Garage is conveniently located in a central, bussing part of Houston with plenty of hotels and nightlife in the surrounding areas. Air conditioning and heating, a good-sized prep kitchen for your caterers, changing suites, and a huge private parking lot are just a few of the amenities that make this wedding venue a great choice for any couple.


 

RIVER OAKS COUNTRY CLUB

ROCC is another Houston wedding venue that’s stunning inside and out! The Tuscan-inspired architecture give an exclusive and luxurious atmosphere for intimate or larger weddings. Surrounded by photogenic water features, gardens, and golf courses, your wedding photographer won’t have a shortage of backdrops for your photo sessions and your guests will enjoy the warm and romantic ambience.


 

HOTEL ZAZA MUSEUM DISTRICT

If you're looking for a dream wedding venue in the center of Houston's Museum District, Hotel Zaza might be just the place. This venue combines classic elegance with modern style to create a truly hip atmosphere that's perfect for a chic and trendy wedding. With over half a dozen ballrooms to accommodate any guest size, you’ll find elegant interiors with breathtaking views of Hermann Park and Downtown Houston.

From the luxurious ZaSpa, where you and your bridal party can indulge in pre- and post-wedding pampering, to the concept suites that are perfect for getting ready on the big day, Hotel Zaza has everything covered. Your out-of-town guests will appreciate the hotel's wide range of accommodation options along with plenty of sightseeing options such as The Houston Zoo, Centennial Gardens, or our amazing museums.


 

CRYSTAL BALLROOM AT RICE HOTEL

The Crystal Ballroom is a luxurious 1913 historic wedding venue located in the heart of Downtown Houston inside the Rice Hotel. With massive 5600 sq ft ballroom, 35 foot ceilings, and a wrap-around balcony terrace, this venue can accommodate any sized wedding. The Crystal Ballroom also offers a range of amenities and services, including catering, bartending, massive dance floor space, and a built in stage perfect for your live band. This event space is rich with character, conveniently surrounded by dozens of hotels, and provides plenty of awesome photogenic backdrops. Take a stroll through downtown after your ceremony for a fun and unique city-scape photo session with you and yours!


 

THE BELL TOWER ON 34th

If you're looking for a stunning and unique wedding venue in Houston, the Bell Tower on 34th is a name you're likely to come across. This glamorous space is bound to captivate you and your guests with its Italian-inspired architecture, soaring ceilings, and intricate stone archways. From the enchanting staircases to the tranquil waterfall and verdant gardens, the Bell Tower on 34th is truly stunning.

This massive wedding venue and it’s variably-sized ballrooms can be sliced into sections to fit any amount of guests. Whether you're planning a small, intimate wedding or a grand celebration, the Bell Tower on 34th has you covered with a seating capacity of up to 1,200 guests. The venue offers a dedicated on-site coordinator, a luxurious bridal suite, and a top-notch culinary team that's sure to exceed even the loftiest of expectations.


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