BRIDES Houston: Best Wedding Venues for the Nontraditional Bride

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Escort your rebel side down the aisle after reserving one of these uniquely distinctive Houston venues. From historic fire stations, to former air terminals, this list of unique locations exudes anything but tradition.

The Bell Tower on 34th (Above)
The old-world charm of this Italian inspired villa offers guests a widespread list of dramatic and glamorous backdrops, each equipped to handle events of all shapes and sizes. Chapels, wine rooms, a grand ballroom, and an outdoor waterfall provide a continuous feel of romanticism throughout the entirety of this award-winning site. Read real brides' reviews here!

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Julia Ideson Library
Definitively reopened to the public after a three-year renovation, this historic Spanish Renaissance-style library offers a new outdoor garden, and restored architectural features of its original 1920's design. Details embodied by the venue's grandeur of sophistication and elegance, permeate throughout the library's grand staircase and ceiling mural. Read real brides' reviews here!

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Air Terminal Museum
Instantly become a maverick in the world of bridal when booking this 1940's art deco-inspired venue for your big day, perfect for the modern day trendsetter, and jetsetter. This historical terminal served as a port for some of Houston's most dapper, and diverse, travelers, and continues to host some of Houston's most elite parties, providing each event with an architecturally rich, and educationally beneficial, experience. Real brides' reviews here!

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Houston Zoo
This elegantly whimsical alternative to a traditional wedding venue delivers a range of habitat backdrops varying from The Jaguar Habitat, accompanied by a tranquil waterfall and seating for up to 120 guests, to the Reptile House, providing guests with a peek into the desert and tropical surroundings of the zoo's most popular reptiles. Additional features include the opportunity to interact with a group of select animals, as well as an extensive menu of full-service catering.

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Rockefeller Hall
What was formally constructed as a bank in 1925 (held up by one of the most infamous couples of all time, Bonnie and Clyde) now offers a present day full-service venue arranged with furniture, event management, and other decorative services fit to complete any private event. Limitations of only one event per day ensure a truly unique experience catered to each couple's specific, and personal, needs. Read real brides' reviews here!

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Houston Fire Station 3
Known as one of downtown Houston's most historically distinctive landmarks, this former fire station became known for housing some of the city's most prestigious firefighters, while exhibiting creativity through the hand-carved detail of its exterior. An array of area backdrops, created from a two-story open floor plan, offers brides with an equal balance of historical aesthetic and design inspiration. Read real brides' reviews here!

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