BRIDES Houston: Houston's Best Venues for an Outdoor Wedding

Updated 11/10/15

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Houston's expansive range of outdoor event spaces elegantly enrich the atmosphere of any wedding day décor. From European style gardens, to enchanting gazebos, this list of open-air spaces rival any reason to tie the knot indoors.

Briscoe Manor (Above)

True Texas sophistication charms its way through the expansive country grounds, sprawling with pecan and oak trees, of this unique Fort Bend setting, ideal for any traditional Texas bride. Indoor ceremony options, like the onsite limestone chapel and grand ballroom, rival the outdoor fireplace, and private courtyard, of this exclusive venue's exterior counterpart.

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An elegantly blended assortment of ceremony options, and coordination packages like, the Final Month Coordination Package, designed to accompany brides in the last six months before the big day, are just a few of the features that define this opulently decorated Houston masterpiece. Design details such as crystal chandeliers and European style gardens exude the utmost in architectural sophistication and luxury.

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Photo: Courtesy of Chateau Polonez

Five acres of lush open-air gardens emphasize the dramatic backdrop provided by this pristine European-inspired Chateau. Countless outdoor ceremony options including a fireplace courtyard, accompanied by a lantern lite path, and a wisteria covered gazebo overlooking the property's clear water lake, give every couple the opportunity to experience an atmosphere provided by the site's surrounding natural beauty.

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Weddings hosted by this 900-acre countryside retreat, located just 35 miles west of Downtown Houston, embody a unique arrangement of venue locations, such as a 15th century French chapel and an adjacent open-air ceremony site. Canopied oak trees enchant the onsite peninsula surrounded by an 11-acre lake, located within walking distance of the site's sprawling grounds.

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The atmosphere created from traces of 17th and 18th century Tuscan elegance forms the framework surrounding this coveted Houston venue. Whether you're tying the knot outdoors, encompassed by the lush garden landscape, or indoors with an intimate ceremony catered to by an experienced full-service staff, this premier venue is sure to exceed expectations in both glamour and sophistication.

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