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A city wedding is beautiful and offers guests a unique celebration experience in an urban area. But, for Houston brides, there are so many options that it may become overwhelming. Consider the wedding you're envisioning: is it intimate and lowkeyor is it worthy of a theatre production? If you're thinking you may want to expand your search to outside of Houston to find the perfect fit, these five venues are worth visiting for their rustic, glamorous, and destination-style feel.
The Springs in Katy
Whether you're planning a rustic or more elegant wedding, The Springs in Katy offers two venues to fulfill all your big-day needs, regardless of your style. The quaint Stonecreek Hall will make any Texas bride happy with grand architectural elements, including white limestone and solid wood floors — while Tuscany Hall will make guests feel as if they're in the Italian countryside. With plenty of outdoor space and a romantic fountain, Tuscany Hall also offers a chance for picture-perfect photos. Read real brides' reviews here!
Destination weddings may be hard to plan, but luckily for Texas brides, there's no need to travel too far from home. At Agave Estates, you and your guests will feel like you're in 'Old Mexico' — complete with luxe architectural elements and stunning landscapes. Choose from worldly menus from Cordua Catering (known for its Amazon Grill and Churrascos) or better yet, stick to your Texas roots with BBQ from Red River Catering. With three venues to choose from, each features beautiful embellishments for the wedding of your dreams. Agave Road is a romantic, tranquil retreat nestled in trees and sitting on 30-acres; Agave Real's outdoor water feature makes for a gorgeous backdrop; Agave Rio is the newest venue to Agave Estates and is extremely intimate and romantic. Read real brides' reviews here!
Sitting on 25 beautiful acres, Ashelynn Manor was built in 1975 by master builder Johnny Lorino. He constructed the 6,200 square foot mansion for his wife, Edith. The large property includes a vintage chapel, a garden gazebo, and a carriage house. Guests will be welcomed by luxurious details, including marble floors and a circular staircase — complete with a stunning chandelier in the entry way. Although the vintage chapel was completed in 2008, it was designed with country-infused charm, and the 16-foot gazebo holds all garden weddings (with horses calmly grazing in the back pasture). The Manor's carriage house is a renovated barn with over 5,000 square feet of space, including new wood floors, stained wood walls and a bar for toasting to your newlywed bliss. Read real brides' reviews here!
With both indoor and outdoor venues, Briscoe Manor sits on 50-acres in Richmond, TX, located just minutes outside the nation's fourth largest city. A chapel, outdoor courtyard, grand ballroom, and a private bar allow you to create the wedding of your dreams. After all the dancing, you'll want to step away and take it all in on the Texas-sized porch overlooking picturesque lakeside grounds. Read real brides' reviews here!
Located about 70 miles northwest of Downtown Houston on the edge of the Sam Houston National Forest, Cowboy Campout is a working horse ranch with a lush garden, offering the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding. With multiple packages to choose from and 15 acres of landscaped goodness, this is the ideal location if you're looking to tie the knot under the stars. To complete the intimate ambiance, the charming bed and breakfast on the property can accommodate up to 12 guests — ideal for bridal party accommodations! Read real brides' reviews here!