Houston Wedding Locations
By Devorah Isenberg , Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:53 AM
One of the great things about getting married in Houston is that you can almost always count on the weather being bright and sunny. The other great thing is that there is an incredible variety of options when it comes to choosing your Houston wedding location. While many of Houston’s most obvious wedding venues might be well-known, there are many great Houston wedding location ideas that are slightly off the beaten track. Choosing one of these will give your wedding that special twist of individuality that will have your guests talking about it for months to come.
1. The Magnolia Ballroom – This stately and refined ballroom is an actual historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. So while that does mean that you will have to adhere to certain guidelines in terms of decor and use, it also means that you get to incorporate a piece of Texas history into your wedding.
2. The Houston Zoo – The zoo isn’t just for kids, and it makes a pretty incredible wedding venue. You can plan a private photo session on the zoo’s beautiful grounds or with some of the exhibits, and then hold the reception in one of the large indoor exhibit halls. Imagine dancing the night away surrounded by gorgeous tropical birds of every color, or taking photos with a giant turtle.
3. The Czech Center – The Czech Republic is known as one of the most beautiful and underrated cities in Europe. By holding your wedding at the Czech Center in Houston, you get to bring a taste of that Old World elegance and refinement to your own wedding. The grand ballroom in this authentically Czech-style building has the grandeur you need for a black tie wedding.
4. Hermann Park – Everyone’s favorite park in Houston is also one of Houston’s best wedding venues. You can take photos on the lake or in the elegant Japanese Garden, and have your festive, fun reception in a tent right in the middle of the park.
5. Texas Renaissance Faire – If you are really looking for something different, consider having your wedding at one of the biggest Ren Fairs in the country. You and your guests will dress in your best medieval wedding gear, and dance the night away accompanied by live music and a feast fit for King Arthur himself.
6. Chateau Polonez – If you want to bring some Parisian flair to your Houston wedding, you have to choose the most French Houston wedding venue: The Chateau Polonez. Located in a quiet area of North Houston, this chateau has all the important architectural details that will make you feel like you are at Versailles: vaulted ceilings, a grand double staircase, wrought iron balustrades, and French terraces.
7. Butler’s Courtyard – This classic Houston wedding venue has authentic Southwestern charm and a distinctly rustic elegance, from the brick walls to the concrete floors to the rustic ceiling beams. What was a prominent local bank 100 years ago is now a fun and festive place for a wedding.
8. Houston Museum of Natural Science – Imagine having your wedding ceremony in a room filled with butterflies, or sitting down for dinner surrounded by dinosaurs. If you love nature, the Natural Science Museum is one of the most unique wedding venues in Houston, one which is as architecturally stunning as it is educationally rich. Plus—just think of the amazing photos!
9. Galveston—Although this is technically not in Houston, the city of Galveston is a magical place to get married. The Hotel Galves specializes in creating the Galveston wedding of your dreams, whether you want a romantic black tie reception or a shoes-off beachside ceremony.
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