Houston is a gorgeous metropolitan city with impeccable food, nightlife, and culture. It is also home to some of the most unique, scenic, and spacious outdoor 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, the Houston outdoor wedding scene 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 outdoor wedding venues in Houston for couples searching for their dream location.
Cotton Gin No.116
Originally built in 1913, this historic venue is a gorgeous and unique wedding day option.
The outdoor event space comes equipped with a romantic handcrafted stone fountain, gorgeous foliage, and a rustic barn, creating an unforgettable setting for both the ceremony and reception.
Cotton Gin No.116 also offers an exterior courtyard with an intimate bridge, a spacious lawn, and a view of the interior building through large glass paneling on the side of the property. This area is ideal for memorable wedding photos!
There are optional package add-ons, provided through trusted third-party vendors. These include catering/bar, linens and décor, and DJ services.
Price Range: Up to $20,000.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
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Located right outside of Houston in El Lago, Waters Edge is perfect for couples who want to stay in the Houston area, but desire an experience removed from the city.
Set on two and a half acres of waterfront property with unobstructed views of Clear Lake, this modern venue is complete with a 2,500-square-foot outdoor patio and a unique fountain with a dancing fire and water feature.
Couples can host their ceremony right on the outdoor patio overlooking the water. The lush greenery and gorgeous palm trees coupled with the setting sun over the lake create a breathtaking location for your special day.
The venue only permits one wedding per day and is privately owned and gated, ensuring privacy and intimacy.
Price Range: $4,400-$19,026.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Find Waters Edge at The Waters Edge or check out Facebook or Instagram.
This elegant, southern-style manor is set on four sprawling acres of land. Located in northern Houston, Windveil Manor has a beautiful outdoor ceremony site with a scenic view and a beautiful wooden fence.
A gorgeous location for an outdoor ceremony, this venue boasts a lush secret garden used for both gorgeous wedding photos and a small escape for couples.
The venue itself is a breathtaking building, with a two-story octagonal structure beautifully crafted with white, rustic detailing.
While Windveil Manor has a list of preferred vendors, they give couples the freedom to choose their own.
Price Range: $3,200-$4,000/event for the rental fee.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
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Fountain View Farm
Located in North Houston, Fountain View Farm is a relatively new venue, having opened its doors in September 2020.
Situated on eight acres of land, this venue is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, creating the perfect environment for an intimate wedding.
Fountain View Farm, as the name indicates, has a gorgeous fountain situated directly in front of an outdoor chapel, accessible by a romantic stone bridge, creating a beautiful backdrop for each ceremony.
Fountain View Farm has multiple reception options to choose from as well as a beautiful outdoor pavilion for cocktail hour.
There are three different all-inclusive package options for couples who wish to simplify their wedding planning. The venue also has an open vendor policy.
Price Range: $4,000-$7,500/event for the rental fee; all-inclusive packages are priced separately.
Capacity: Up to 300 people, including the bridal party and vendors.
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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 outdoor ceremony in Shirley Acres’ scenic courtyard.
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!
Price Range: $1,500 and up.
Capacity: 400 guests.
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15 Acres is a beautiful, family-owned venue located in Northwest Houston.
The aptly named venue is located on a large estate with 15 acres dedicated to the preservation of songbirds. If you listen closely, you’ll hear their beautiful melody!
The outdoor space is beautifully manicured and overlooks a quaint pond, ideal for breathtaking wedding photos.
15 Acres offers two packages, an all-inclusive option or a DIY option, ideal for a variety of couples.
Price Range: $9,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 450 guests.
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The Bell Tower on 34th
This unbelievable venue is designed with every type of couple in mind. With marble floors, high ceilings, mahogany detailing, and magnificent Italian-style architecture, the Bell Tower is truly one of a kind.
The outdoor event space is particularly breathtaking with private gardens, gorgeous fountains, and lush greenery creating a romantic and opulent setting.
The ceremony and/or reception is situated directly in front of the bell tower’s renowned waterwall that is illuminated with backdrop lighting as the sun begins to set. This wall is further accented by towering archways and beautiful pillars.
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.
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Ouisie’s Table is a charming restaurant, bar, and garden with two beautiful private event rooms for an outdoor wedding.
The first is Bear’s Garden, which is a traditional and exquisite outdoor garden with a soothing fountain and lush greenery that sets a romantic atmosphere for a couple’s special day.
The second option is Lucy’s Porch; a fully air-conditioned, screened porch with a full view and access to the Bear’s Garden. This option provides couples with access to the outdoors, while still granting them a peaceful indoor escape from the heat.
As Ouisie’s Table is foremost a restaurant, they provide impeccable food and drink options for receptions. They offer three separate portfolios – lunch/brunch, lunch, and dinner – depending on the timing and needs of the wedding party.
Their food not only looks spectacular, but Ouisie’s Table provides multiple options within each portfolio, granting couples the ability to create a specialized menu for their special day.
Price Range: $10,000-$13,000 for 100 guests.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Find Ouisie’s Table at Ouisie’s Table or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Located in the Galleria area of Houston, the Wynden is a gorgeous venue with a romantic Tuscan ambiance.
The building itself is a breathtaking stone house, that sets a romantic scene as guests arrive.
This venue also boasts a private enclosed garden area with a beautiful gazebo, tranquil fountain, and impeccably manicured grounds. The outdoor courtyard can accommodate both receptions and ceremonies.
The Wyden also offers custom menus and bar packages for each event. Their special package options allow couples to edit the menu to fit their needs.
Each wedding is catered by Masraff’s Catering, who specialize in contemporary and elegant American cuisine.
Price Range: $7,000-$17,000/event for rental fee and food & beverage minimum.
Capacity: Up to 600 guests.
Find The Wynden at The Wynden or check out Facebook or Instagram.
A Thousand Oaks Events and Retreats
Situated slightly north of Houston in Cypress, Texas, A Thousand Oaks is a gorgeous outdoor venue option offering multiple spaces throughout the property.
With 11 acres of space, plentiful oak trees, sprawling greenery, and a gorgeous waterfall view, this family-owned venue space is a spectacular outdoor wedding option.
There are three outdoor event spaces to choose from:
The Renaissance Garden overlooks a beautiful pond and cascading waterfall. Surrounded by beautiful fruit trees, this space is a truly breathtaking and intimate option.
The Blissful Forest offers a more natural backdrop, with the ceremony and reception taking place under the magnificent Oak Trees that this venue is named for.
Finally, the Gazebo is a beautiful structure, accented by two illuminated oak trees. This option is ideal for a cocktail party or small wedding reception.
A Thousand Oaks requires couples to submit all vendors, planners, and performers for approval at least 30 calendar days before the event. They also require couples to provide their own alcohol and TABC licensed bartender and security.
Price Range: $3,200-$4,495 plus 20% gratuity.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests.
Find A Thousand Oaks Events and Retreats at Thousand Oaks Cypress or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon & Beach Club
Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon & Beach Club is a venue built for couples that desire a beach wedding ceremony without needing to leave the comfort of the Houston area.
Situated on Texas’ first man-made crystalline lagoon, this venue offers two beautiful outdoor areas ideal for wedding celebrations.
The Serenity Beach Pavilion is situated right on the white sand, overlooking the beautiful water. The pavilion structure offers outdoor coverage for receptions.
The Celebration Lawn is adjacent to the Balmoral Lagoon and provides a beautiful green space for ceremonies and receptions. Lined with beautiful palm trees, this space also offers an exquisite view of the water.
This venue contains a fully-equipped kitchen on-site, ideal for outside vendors to prepare dining options. There is also a 7,500-square-foot clubhouse for guests and wedding parties to utilize.
Price Range: Please contact the Events Coordinator at 832-508-0399 for more information.
Capacity: 300+ guests.
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The Grand Texana
The Grand Texana is the ideal venue for a beautiful, intimate, and upscale all-inclusive wedding ceremony.
Surrounded by pecan orchards and rolling ranch land, this venue provides a rustic and romantic atmosphere.
Known for its historic dairy barns, this venue truly speaks to the rich farming history Texas is known for. With gorgeous vintage barn doors, an antique greenhouse providing a unique backdrop for an outdoor ceremony, and beautiful vines and flowers growing throughout the property, the Grand Texana is truly unforgettable.
This venue offers multiple all-inclusive packages, depending on the wants and needs of each couple. As a family-owned and operated venue, the staff at the Grand Texana ensures all the couple’s needs are met and truly goes above and beyond to create a memorable and magical wedding experience.
Price Range: $14,000-$20,000/event.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
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