Houston Wedding Venues

December 10, 2020

The first step of wedding planning is choosing a wedding venue. There are hundreds of wedding venues in Houston with varying styles and price points, so choosing one can be a big task.

We’ve photographed weddings all over the greater Houston area and compiled this list of what are, in our opinion, the best Houston wedding venues to help you in your search for the perfect place to get married.

Our Top Houston Wedding Venues

We’ve complied a massive list of wedding venues in Houston at the bottom of this page, but we wanted to highlight what we considered to be the essential venues to tour. These are our favorite venues to photograph and each one is great.

The Gallery-Houston

The Gallery is one of our absolute favorite wedding venues in Houston. Our favorite feature is the low mission style clay roof in the front. The ivy wall is also a fantastic place for photos. There’s a secluded patio for private ceremonies in the heart of Houston. The warmth of the recessed lighting and wood floors of its indoor spaces makes receptions feel intimate and elegant all at once.

Great for: couples looking for a wedding venue with character.

For more information on getting married at The Gallery and to see some weddings we’ve photographed there, check out our page dedicated to The Gallery-Houston weddings.

Iron Manor

Iron Manor is one of the most unique venues we’ve ever seen. The exposed brick and steel creates a modern industrial feel, while its sprawling gardens and imposing estate style architecture make it feel like a castle. Really the only way to describe it as as a modern industrial castle.

Great for: couples who want a modern and interesting venue, but still want it to feel like a fairy tale.

Click here to see a our page dedicated to Iron Manor

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse is a modern take on traditional farmhouse style. Its large reception space and chapel give your guests plenty of room to celebrate, but its traditional style still makes everything feel intimate and cozy. The tall grass, the private lake, the line of trees, and the simple and classic architecture all provide great places for photographs.

Great for: a large wedding that need lots of room to spread out.

Get more information about what a wedding at the Farmhouse could look like.

Jennings Trace

Jennings Trace is a beautiful venue because of its very modern architecture. The exposed steal beams and ducts, concrete floors, and massive windows makes it unlike venues that flaunt a rustic farmhouse or barn style. We absolutely love the way the window light of both the bridal suite and the chapel give weddings at Jennings Trace a beautiful warm glow without being overwhelmingly bright. And the oaks and pine trees that surround it let you get photos in nature in addition to the sleek modern photos the venue will give you.

Great for: getting a modern, clean look to your wedding photos, without missing out on a bit of nature for your photos.

Be sure to look at this wedding to see more of Jennings Trace

See our page dedicated to weddings at Jennings Trace

Butler’s Courtyard

Butler's Courtyard Grand Hall

Butler’s Courtyard take up an entire city block and is full of rustic small town charm. The courtyard as well as the barn next to it are relaxed and charming. There’s also a brick patio reception space under a white tent that gives an intimate and private feeling to your wedding. But the original bank building, with its brick walls and exposed wooden and metal features, has an industrial feeling.

Great for: Cozy and elegant weddings. All wedding themes would work here.

To learn more about Butler’s Courtyard Weddings, read our dedicated page

Madera Estates

first dance as husband and wife at madera estates reception

Inspired by the architecture of San Miguel de Allende, Madera Estates really makes you feel like you’re in a fairy tale world. Madera Estates is known for its exciting party atmosphere. Fireworks, live bands, fire breathers, street performers. Madera Estates seems to be the Houston wedding venue for couples who want to do something really unique.

Great for: a no-holds-barred wedding night experience. Expect to throw your guests the party of the year.

Check out this our page to see just how wild and fun a wedding at Madera Estates can be

The Carriage House

The Carriage House is quintessential southern charm. The traditional style chapel with its unique red doors is a classic and elegant ceremony space, while the massive chandelier lit barn is a perfect place to let loose in a reception.

If you’re looking for something a little rustic, but not full on country, the Carriage House is a perfect choice for you. 

Great for: if you want a classy and rustic wedding.

Ashton Gardens

Ashton Gardens is all about simplicity and elegance. You won’t find ornate or fussy details here — just floor-to-ceiling windows that fill each room with bright sunlight and handcrafted wooden frames that add an element of natural beauty to the chapel. Although there are minor differences between the two locations, both represent spacious and sophisticated places to celebrate your wedding with loved ones.

Great for: Couples who want the beauty of the outdoors with the convenience of an elegant indoor venue

See our page dedicated to Ashton Gardens here

Boxwood Manor

Boxwood Manor describes itself as “southern chic meets modern luxury,” and both the words “chic” and “luxury” certainly fit. The property is large and includes a spacious lawn and elegantly landscaped grounds, so even the outdoors will make you feel glamorous. The minimalist architecture and decor of the buildings is beautiful without being too baroque or aggressively extravagant; the classical white exteriors and luxury designed furniture create an incredibly classy space.

Great for: Couples looking for a luxurious venue with southern charm

Learn more about weddings at Boxwood Manor here.

Wedding Venues in Galveston

Galveston isn’t Houston, as anyone from the island will tell you, but if you’re getting married in the “Houston area” these Galveston wedding venues are definitely worth considering.

Click here to see our list of the best Galveston Wedding Venues

Outdoor Wedding Venues in Houston

Wanting to get married outside? These venues have great outdoor ceremony sites. And they can all accommodate an indoor wedding too if that unpredictable Texas weather shows up.

Houston Wedding Venues with a Chapel

One of the best wedding time saving hacks is to not have to travel at all between venue spaces and instead choosing an all in one location. But you might still want to get married in a chapel. Each of these venues has a dedicated chapel for your wedding ceremony.

Unique Houston Wedding Venues

You can get married literally anywhere. Here’s a few place you may not have thought of as wedding venues!

Rustic Style Wedding Venues

Ranch, farmhouse, cabin, country. There’s all kinds of “rustic” venues. These are some of the best in the Houston area.

Houston Country Clubs

Country may have a reputation for being uptight, but are actually really accommodating and make great places for a classic wedding.

Luxury Houston Wedding Venues

Looking for a place for an elegant and luxurious event? Start your search here.

Houston Hotels to Houston Your Wedding

Hotel’s are great for weddings if you have a lot of out of town guests. Especially with Houston’s lacking public transportation. Guests can uber from airport to hotel and already be where they need to be for the wedding.

Best Houston Venues for Large Weddings

Having a LARGE wedding? A lot of venues max out at around 250 guests. But these venues can accommodate many more (some up to 1000).

Beautiful Houston Churches to Get Marred In

Here’s a list of the most beautiful churches in Houston. Keep in mind that some of these may have membership/faith requirements for you to use them. For instance, you must be Catholic to get married in a Catholic church.

  • Chapel in the Woods
  • St Vincent De Paul
  • All Saints Catholic Church
  • St John Vianney Catholic Church
  • St Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church
  • South Main Baptist Church
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • First United Methodist
  • St. Anne’s
  • Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
  • St Basil the Great
  • Chapel of St. Basil at The University of St. Thomas

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