The embellishments found within the rich landscapes and budding blooms of these elite Houston garden venues deliver a stunning natural backdrop, perfect for tying the knot. Intimate, thriving, and striking landscapes are the notions best used to describe this hand-picked round-up of scenic sites for your big day. So if you're a Houston bride looking for a bucolic, fairy-tale locale for your nuptials or celebration look no further than our carefully cultivated list of the most swoon-worthy venues. Consider this your very own key to the The Secret Garden.
With its first location branded as one of Houston's most distinctive botanical spots, the legendary Ashton Gardens has expanded its locations to both the western and northern borders of Houston, offering brides a range of settings. Distinguishing features, like an on-site glass-enclosed chapel, capture the charming scenery of the adjacent outdoor gardens without the added worry of unplanned weather conditions.
Home to Houston's Museum District, this Texas Historic Landmark serves as a stomping ground to some of the city's most elite weddings and parties. The Gardens, one of The Parador's most breathtaking outdoor features, captures the feel of tranquility and enchantment, offering guests an array of sculptured fountains and endless natural backdrops.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Fourteen acres of natural woodlands mark the site of founder Ima Hogg's physical reflection of love, beauty, and all things natural. With the original intent to showcase outdoor guest rooms of entertainment, the Bayou Bend's magnitude of magnolia, crape myrtle, and azalea-flooded gardens offer a graciously opulent ambiance to every festivity.
Intimate meadows of serene landscape serve as the backdrop for every event hosted by Houston Arboretum, one of Houston's leading nature centers. With outdoor venues such as The Lawn, a copious setting of foliage accommodating up to 200 guests, or The Lily Pond, an intimate site surrounded by the serene wildlife of the adjacent pond, there is no limit of scenery to where you can walk down the aisle.
The Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
This award-winning conservatory and park, founded in 1992, offers an expansive variety of greens and landscapes, all centered around the contemporary Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion designed by Apple's leading storefront architect Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Comfortably accommodating 220 guests, this modern-meets-elegant offspring of design branches out in creativity when it comes to the standards of a rich garden venue.
River Oaks Garden Club Forum
Since its establishment in 1910, the River Oaks Garden Club and Forum, a registered venue of historic places, offers an abundant garden of green space that has been stimulating the art of agriculture for decades. Seasonal celebrations offered year-round propose an array of flowering environments suited for every outdoor occasion.