The 13 Best Wedding Venues in Houston That Will Inspire You

Houston is a modern and diverse city with a strong history, beautiful landscape, and unique culture. It is also home to some of the most unique and interesting wedding venues in the United States. 

Whether you and your partner are searching for a venue that fits the trendy vibe of the city, an oasis that helps you escape the hustle and bustle of the area, or a venue 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.

The list below provides 13 of the best wedding venues in Houston for couples searching for their dream location.

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 outdoor event, or any combination in between, the Bell Tower on 34th can accommodate your needs.

The Bell Tower has multiple event spaces and packages to choose from and the staff work hard to stay within your budget.

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.

The event package includes catering, food tasting, plates and silverware set up, the event itself, takedown, dressing rooms, and more.

Ballroom rental space and beverage packages are additional.

Price Range:$68-95 per person.

Capacity: Up to 500 guests.

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

Waters Edge

Located right outside of Houston in El Lago, Waters Edge is a stunning venue with an unobstructed view of Clear Lake. It’s the perfect location for couples looking to stay in the Houston area, but desire an experience removed from the city.

Set on two and a half acres of waterfront property, this modern venue is complete with a 5,000-square-foot indoor space and a 2,500-square-foot outdoor patio with the perfect backdrop for unforgettable wedding photos.

The lush greenery and gorgeous palm trees coupled with the setting sun out over the water create a breathtaking venue for your special day.

The venue only permits one wedding per day, ensuring privacy and intimacy.

Price Range: Rental Fee $4,400-$8,500 per event; Package Prices depending on package chosen $11,489-$19,026/event

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

Find Waters Edge at Waters Edge or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Intercontinental Houston Medical Center

Ideal for couples seeking a private ceremony with a lot of space, the Intercontinental Houston Medical Center is a beautiful hotel centrally located in Houston.

Located near the boutiques of Rice Village and easily accessible from all areas of the city, this venue is convenient for guests, yet private once inside the hotel.

The reception will be held in the spectacular Live Oak Grand Ballroom and the ceremony can be held on the gorgeous outdoor patio.

This venue offers three packages to choose from. Each package includes an overnight stay at the hotel, a private ceremony, multi-course dinner, cocktail service, and other incredible amenities. 

Price Range: From $115 per guest. 

Capacity: 300+ guests.

Find the Intercontinental Houston Medical Center at Intercontinental Houston Medical Center or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Crystal Ballroom at the Rice

Situated in downtown Houston, the Crystal Ballroom is a historic 1913 ballroom located in Houston’s Rice Hotel.

While the exterior of the building is powerful and historic, the interior is romantic and timeless. The ballroom is decorated with breathtaking crystal chandeliers, mahogany French doors, tall ceilings, and a gorgeous open concept.

The full wrap-around balcony and covered terrace provide stunning views of the city, while the ballroom itself has a full stage and dance floor. 

While this venue is ideal for large weddings, the Crystal Ballroom does offer a small, yet still equally as brilliant, Empire Room, for a more intimate wedding.

While couples must use the Crystal Ballroom’s in-house catering company, there are multiple packages offered that can be tailored to fit the needs and tastes of each couple.

Price Range: Starting at $5,137 for 50 guests.

Capacity: Up to 400 guests seated or 800 guests standing.

Find the Crystal Ballroom at Crystal Ball Houston or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Grove

Located on the South end of Houston’s 11.8-acre urban park Discovery Green, the Grove boasts a gorgeous rooftop and floor-to-ceiling windows with unbeatable views of downtown Houston and Discovery Green.

The Grove is a 12,000-square-foot, two-level venue with six spaces for couples to choose from.

The various indoor and outdoor options combine modern architecture with warm, natural detailing. The Grove is rustic, yet sophisticated in its design and the natural light in each room only enhances its beauty. The rooms vary in size and seating, depending on the couple’s requirements.

The Grove provides their own catering company, helping to alleviate the stress of choosing various vendors. The caterer will work with couples to ensure the menu is exactly what they desire.

The Grove also prides itself on fresh and local produce, ideal for couples who want locally sourced and more environmentally friendly meals.

Notably, if couples meet the food and beverage minimum, there is no room rental fee!

Price Range: $40 per person and up.

Capacity: 300+ guests depending on room selected.

Find The Grove at The Grove 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 for couples.

Both venue spaces are European and 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 packages to ensure each couple’s specific needs are met. You can select your own 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: Starting at $9,381 for 50 guests and an average range of $14,500-$25,00 for 100 guests.

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

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

Brenner’s on the Bayou

As the name indicates, this fabulous venue is situated right on the Buffalo Bayou.

With stunning greenery, a beautiful outdoor patio, and strong woodsy detailing, Brenner’s creates a secluded oasis-like atmosphere for couples.

There are six rooms for couples to host their event in, with both indoor and outdoor options.

The indoor options all come with floor-length windows, offering breathtaking views of the bayou.

The outdoor options offer a similar, unobstructed view. The Deck, in particular, hovers right over the water and the open concept offers picturesque views of the surrounding land.

Apart from the gorgeous outdoor scenery, the highlight of this venue is its prix fixe menu. As Brenner’s operates as a steakhouse when not hosting events, their menus are crafted with the utmost care.

Price Range: Starting at $5,413.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests.

Find Brenner’s on the Bayou at Brenner’s Steakhouse or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Majestic Metro

With dramatic and enchanting theater-style architecture, the Majestic Metro is a gorgeous option for couples searching for a unique venue.

Designed in 1926 by Houston architect William Ward Walkin, the Majestic Metro has been preserved and restored. Its high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, intricate detailing, and two-story-tall historic exterior neon building marquee make this venue truly unforgettable.

The Majestic Metro is located in Downtown Houston’s Market Square Historic District, surrounded by all that Downtown Houston has to offer. Notably, it is partnered with the SAM Houston Hotel, a Hilton Curio Collection Hotel, which offers special rates for couples and their guests.

Majestic Metro has five preferred caterers and four preferred beverage services companies for couples to choose from. They also have the option for couples to bring an outside caterer if desired.

This venue also only hosts one event per day, ensuring privacy and attentiveness.

Price Range: $10,100–$18,500/event.

Capacity: Up to 280 seated guests and up to 500 standing guests.

Find Majestic Metro at Majestic Metro or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Avant Garden

Avant Garden is an eclectic space, ideal for unique couples searching for a standout venue.

Built-in 1896 as a private home and restored in 2007, Avant Garden is a two-story building with a front garden porch and beautiful back patio.

Located in the Montrose area of Houston, this venue contains beautiful green and white detailing and has a bohemian feel. The space is open with a tremendous amount of natural light and four indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from.

Avant Garden offers all-inclusive packages with personalized touches, ensuring each couple has a memorable, special, and individualized day.

An officiant, photography, DJ, florist, and photo booth services can also be provided depending on the needs and desires of the couple.

Price Range: $5,000+.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests.

Find Avant Garden at Avant Garden or check out Facebook.

Meekermark

Built from a reconstructed 200-year-old barn, Meekermark is a breathtaking venue located 20 minutes outside of Houston in Magnolia, Texas.

Surrounded by a gorgeous forest and designed with a romantic, rustic feel, Meekermark’s exposed beams, wood paneling, and modern decorations only add to the beauty of the building.

Built and designed by a family of wedding photographers, Meekermark is truly a picture-perfect venue. Couples also have the option to use the Meekermark team for their wedding photography, ensuring each intricate detail of this gorgeous venue is highlighted in the wedding photographs.

Meekermark permits couples to choose the catering service, but also offers a hand-selected list of vendors who they have worked with and trust.

This venue also offers an all-inclusive package for couples who desire a more stress-free planning experience.

Price Range: Starting at $14,500 for all-inclusive packages.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests.

Find Meekermark at Meekermark or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Chateau Cocomar

Chateau Cocomar is a 37,000-foot regal, French-inspired estate secluded on seven acres of land in Northwest Houston.

This venue is elegantly designed with marble floors, hand-painted Italian murals, crystal chandeliers, and intricate detailing. With seven private suites, impeccably kept grounds, and a breathtaking ballroom fit for a queen, Chateau Cocomar is ideal for luxury weddings.

Chateau Cocomar offers various planning packages designed to help couples every step of the way as they build their ideal wedding.

This venue also offers a list of vendors that must be used on the premises. 

Price Range: Starting at $10,000 to rent.

Capacity: Up to 999 guests.

Find Chateau Cocomar at Chateau Cocomar or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Astorian

The Astorian is a landmark building designated by the Houston Historical Society with breathtaking architecture.

The Astorian was inspired by New York City life and that is felt in every detail of the hotel. The floor chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows with an unobstructed view of downtown Houston, and impeccable decoration lend it a truly regal feel.

This venue boasts two unique lounges for the bridal party:

The Soho Suite, meant for the bride’s party, is a beautiful Victorian-age room with light colors and a luxurious feel.

The Lexington Lounge, meant for the groom’s party, is sophisticated yet modern, with leather couches and a pine coffee table.

The Astorian offers couples a selection of vendors to ensure all their needs and desires are met. While couples must choose from one of their vendors for catering, the companies they work with are some of the top caterers in the city!

Price Range: $7,000+.

Capacity: 700 guests standing, 500 seated.

Find The Astorian at The Astorian or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Nouveau Art Bar

Located in the heart of midtown Houston, Nouveau Antique Art Bar is a gorgeous and affordable wedding venue option.

The 4,500-square-foot venue boasts one of the largest private collections of reproduction Tiffany lamps that are on full display during the wedding ceremony and reception. These breathtaking pieces hang throughout the venue, creating a unique and elegant atmosphere.

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 Art Nouveau 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: Up to 200 guests.

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

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