Rice University Weddings

A Stunning and Scholastic Venue

Have you ever heard of Rice University Weddings? Many folks don’t know it, but aside from your usual run-of-the-mill wedding venue options (country clubs, hotels, etc, etc), you can also choose to get married at a school! Why is this a genius idea? There’s something special about getting married at a university—surrounded by historic architecture, and youthful energy. And think how meaningful it will be to marry at your alma mater! If you are connected to Rice University, this is one of the best venues for your wedding.

About Rice University

  Located in Houston, Texas, William Marsh Rice University is a private research university founded in 1912. It has been recognized as a leading undergraduate university. Rice University has close ties with NASA, and Rice graduates have become Fortune 500 CEOs and Nobel Prize winners. Rice University is nestled on a wooded tract and offers plenty of green space. There is even a legend that Rice has a tree for every student. Rice features Byzantine-style architecture and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces.

Venue Spaces

  Couples may say their vows outdoors surrounded by lush grass and trees. They can also exchange “I do’s” inside the historic Cohen House with its wood-paneled glass doors.

The Faculty Club at Cohen House

The Cohen House includes floor to ceiling windows, brick walls, and plenty of space to dance the night away! The Rice Faculty Club can be rented for evening functions Monday through Saturday (50-300 guests). Only one event is hosted per day so you will have the Faculty Club event staff focused on you! Cohen house includes a living room, indoor terrace, main dining space, and a garden.

Rice Memorial Chapel

Founded in 1958, the non-denominational Rice Memorial Chapel serves worshipers of all backgrounds. It includes a classical Baroque organ high ceilings, and beautiful stained glass windows. Couples may rent the chapel for up to three hours on the day of the ceremony. This includes setup, clean up, and wedding pictures.

Wedding Venue

Couples who tie the knot at Rice’s Faculty Club at Cohen House may choose from three wedding packages:

Photography opportunities

Aside from the beautiful garden and indoor spaces at Cohen House, couples can choose from a variety of settings for their wedding photography. This venue offers endless opportunities for unique wedding images. And Houston’s museums and parks are also fantastic photography locations. The Ramseys are a husband-and-wife photography team based in Houston. We love Rice University and all of its amazing possibilities for creating incredible images. Our goal is to capture what makes your relationship special. We will use our skills and familiarity with Rice to produce the stunning photographs that can treasure for years to come.

Check out some Rice University Weddings we've photographed

If you are looking for a flexible and gorgeous venue filled with meaning and history, Rice University is the perfect location for your wedding! If you’re thinking of having your wedding at Rice University, or have already chosen it as your venue, then contact us!