12 Affordable Wedding Venues in Houston You Should Book!

Houston is a gorgeous metropolitan city with impeccable food, nightlife, and culture. It is also home to some of the most beautiful, unique, and affordable wedding venues in the United States!

Whether you and your partner are searching for a venue that mirrors the trendy vibe of the city, an oasis that helps you escape the hustle and bustle of the area, or a property with a romantic atmosphere, Houston has it all.

On average, couples in Houston spend around $35,334 on their wedding, while weddings in Texas as a whole average slightly less around $26,000, so let’s see what you can get for your money. 

The list below provides 12 beautiful, diverse, and affordable wedding venues in Houston for couples searching for their dream location at a reasonable price.

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Nouveau Antique Art Bar

Nouveau Antique Art Bar

Located in the heart of mid-town Houston, Nouveau Antique Art Bar is a gorgeous and affordable venue option.

This 4,500-square-foot venue boasts one of the largest private collections of reproduction Tiffany lamps and has them on full display during the wedding ceremony and reception! 

Per the name, Nouveau Antique Art Bar is also crafted with an Art Nouveau (French for “New Art”) style in mind and features gorgeous stain glass pieces and antique furniture.

With the option to choose either a full wedding and reception or a convenient walk-in courthouse ceremony and/or short reception, this venue accommodates a wide variety of couples.

Price Range: Contact the venue for further information.

Capacity: 200 guests.

Find Nouveau Antique Art Bar at Nouveau Antique Art Bar or check out Facebook.

Shirley Acres

Shirley Acres is a beautiful all-inclusive, 21-acre outdoor wedding venue located in North Houston.

With towering oak trees, beautiful foliage, and a stunning aisle, couples are sure to have a memorable ceremony in the scenic courtyard.

There are two indoor reception areas to choose from:

Ideal for larger parties, the Garden Room is a beautiful ballroom with floor-length windows and stunning chandeliers. While, the Pavilion is a more intimate space with a rustic feel, perfect for smaller events.

Shirley Acres also has a conveniently located guest house on the property with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. This is ideal for the wedding party, family members, or out-of-town guests.

Shirley Acres’ all-inclusive services include event coordinators, catering, beverages, a floral designer, DJ, and ceremony music services!

This venue also prides itself on transparency and presents a breakdown of all package details and costs. They are extremely accommodating and ideal for couples that desire a picturesque outdoor ceremony, for a reasonable and all-inclusive price. 

Price Range: $1,500-$3,000+.

Capacity: 400 guests.

Find Shirley Acres at Shirley Acres or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a fun and unique ceremony and reception option for the unconventional couple! 

With captivating exhibits, gorgeous collections, and a fierce T. Rex skeleton, this venue is sure to both enthrall guests and serve as a remarkable backdrop for a wedding.

There are several options for both the wedding and reception areas, including a ceremony in the T. Rex atrium or among the geodes!

The Museum does require you to choose a catering company from their pre-approved list, however, each vendor is a full-service catering company familiar with staging an event in the museum.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an affordable and non-traditional option for couples that desire an unforgettable day.

Price Range: Starting at $2,200.

Capacity: 500 guests for a cocktail reception and 350 guests for a seated dinner.

Find the Houston Museum of Natural Science at HMNS or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Bell Tower on 34th

This unbelievable venue is designed with every type of couple in mind. Whether you and your partner are searching for a small, indoor ceremony, a lavish, large outdoor event, or any number of combinations in between, the Bell Tower on 34th can accommodate your needs.

Boasting an aesthetic that is “like something out of a movie set,” this venue was built with guests in mind. With marble floors, high ceilings, mahogany detailing, and magnificent Italian-style architecture, the Bell Tower is truly one of a kind.

Multiple event spaces and packages are available depending on budget, with everything from catering and food tasting to dressing rooms included. 

Price Range: $68-$95 per person. 

Capacity: 500 guests for a cocktail reception and 350 guests for a seated dinner.

Find The Bell Tower on 34th at The Bell Tower on 34th or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Ashton Gardens

With two breathtaking locations in different areas of Houston, Ashton Gardens strives to ensure the perfect celebration.

Both venue spaces are European, nature-inspired havens with an indoor ceremony site and on-site chapel.

The North Houston location is stationed just north of Houston, with a stunning natural ambiance, lush greenery, and a glass chapel boasting unbelievable views of the property through floor-length windows.

The West Houston location is west of downtown with a glass-enclosed chapel, stunning ballroom, and convenient location. 

Ashton Gardens is an all-inclusive venue with multiple customizable packages allowing couples to select a menu and beverage package, and add personalized special touches.

Ashton Gardens works closely with couples to fit within their desired budget, while still ensuring their wedding is everything they want and more. 

Price Range: $800-$25,000.

Capacity: 200 guests for North Houston; 300 guests for West Houston.

Find Ashton Gardens at Ashton Gardens or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Gallery

The Gallery is a gorgeous French Mediterranean-style venue that prides itself on tailoring events to meet the vision and expectations of every client.

Located in the Galleria area of Houston, this indoor/outdoor venue only hosts one event per day to ensure each couple feels special and has every need met.

With breathtaking landscaping, antique lamp posts, and a smattering of natural and elegant details throughout, this venue is tasteful and the perfect backdrop to build your dream wedding upon.

Couples can host their wedding and/or reception outside on the gorgeous patio or inside the magnificent ballroom. The brick detailing, string lights, and warm lighting permeate both areas.

This stunning venue is affordable and ideal for a romantic and memorable event.

Price Range: $3,500-$6,900.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests, more can be added with special approval.

Find The Gallery at The Gallery Houston or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Heights Villa

This breathtaking venue is perfect for a lavish feel at an affordable price. With two ballrooms, bars, lounges for both the bride and groom, buffet rooms, and an unbelievable outdoor courtyard, the Heights Villa is an all-encompassing venue.

Choose between the Ballroom or Grand Ballroom for either a ceremony or reception. Both spaces are stunning and beautifully decorated with chandeliers and wall drapery.

They are also both equipped with suites for the bride and groom to enjoy before their ceremony. One groom suite even features a pool table, perfect for unique photographs or a fun game!

The exterior of the Heights Villa is truly an oasis. With lush green foliage, beautiful wooden doors, and unique archways, the outdoor area is ideal for photographs.

All-inclusive packages are available at the Heights Villa for a simplified and wonderful wedding experience.

Price Range: $6,00-$8,000 for 100 guests.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests depending on room selection.

Find The Heights Villa at The Heights Villa or check out Instagram.

River Oaks Garden Club

Founded in 1927, this beautiful Garden Club is in the heart of Houston. Covered in lush greenery and breathtaking flowers, this spectacular outdoor venue is intimate and romantic.

Notably, the Garden Club has made multiple charitable contributions toward the beautification, conservation, and horticulture efforts of the Houston community, ensuring that any event hosted will result in the betterment of the community.

The price of the Garden Club does not include entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, or photography.

However, the facility rental fee is affordable, permitting couples to use the remainder of their budget to create the perfect wedding.

Price Range: $750-$2,250.

Capacity: Up to 175 guests.

Find River Oaks Garden Club at River Oaks Garden Club or check out Instagram.


Rockefellers is a fantastic and unique indoor wedding venue in Houston option.

Located at 3620 Washington Avenue in Houston, this venue was designed in 1925 and is renowned for its live music.

Featuring artists such as the Chicks, B.B. King, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Elephant Revival, and other local and national acts, this venue is still used for live music performances and features two fantastic bars and a performance worthy stage available for use.

This venue is as beautiful as it is fun; during the ceremony, the open venue is exquisitely decorated with twinkle lights and romantic foliage.

At night, the venue will transform before your eyes. With multi-colored lights and a disco ball by the stage, couples have the option to truly celebrate their marriage in style.

Price Range: $3,500-$4,500.

Capacity: Up 400 guests standing; up to 175 guests seated.

Find Rockefellers at Rockefellers or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Gardens Houston

The Gardens Houston is a versatile event space boasting four different rooms to choose from to house your event.

A beautiful and romantic space with lovely white decorations throughout, the Chapel is a timeless option that can seat 200 guests. It can also be converted into a smaller event for 100 guests or less.

The Ballroom is a larger space with a 900 sq. ft. oak dance floor and has seating for 150 people. 

The Garden Room is slightly larger than the ballroom and features a private atrium and seating for 250 guests. 

Finally, the Grande is a more grandiose space with a 1500 sq. ft. oak dance floor and seating for up to 300 guests! The more modern feel of this space is sure to liven up any reception.  

Full packages are available offering decorations, wall draping, choice of menu, catering, bar, and security.

Price Range:$8,500-$15,000.

Capacity: Up 450 guests.

Find The Gardens Houston at Gardens Houston or check out Facebook or Instagram.

1111 Studewood Place

Couples searching for an affordable, smaller wedding venue in Houston should look no further than 1111 Studewood Place.

Ideal for an intimate wedding, this gorgeous venue is located in the Heights area of Houston. Set on the roof of the building, the magnificent skyline views both on the outdoor terrace and through the floor-to-ceiling windows, set the stage for a romantic and breathtaking wedding.

The beautiful brick building is offset with touches of greenery, enhancing the natural beauty of the property.

While the venue permits couples to provide the catering, 1111 has both an in-house catering option and the option to use the Studewood Cantine, a Tex-Mex restaurant located in the building.

1111 also provides an optional valet parking package, which is an excellent way to ensure an easy commute for guests.

Price Range: $1,600-$3,500+.

Capacity: Up to 140 guests.

Find 1111 Studewood Place at 1111 Studewood Place or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Heights Fire Station & Marmion Park

The Heights Fire Station & Marmion Park is a historical wedding event venue located 4 miles from downtown Houston.

The Houston Heights Fire Station was built in 1914 and served as a public meeting building, City Hall, and fire station. It has since been repaired and restored, and although renovated, this stunning brick building still stays true to the architecture and style of the time it was constructed.

Couples can host both their wedding and reception within the Fire Station and/or at the adjoining private park.

The fire station also boasts 7,000+ square feet of space and two stories, perfect for couples to arrange the space as they desire.

Couples have raved about the flexibility of the venue and the ability to customize the space to fit any style.

Price Range: $1,600+.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests.

Find Heights Fire Station & Marmion Park at Heights Fire Station Venue or check out Facebook.

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