41 total reviews
We looked at 14 different venues and the Gallery was our first stop and after seeing all of the rest we choose The Gallery. You have the freedom of bringing in your outside vendors and your preferences. This can allow your creative juices flow. My wedding turned out wonderful and I could not have asked for a better staff to work with. Tara was great and the venue has so much character even with out decor. You can't go wrong with this location and I have seen now 2 other weddings here which all had their own style....
The venue has a mediterrian style look to the building its an outside and inside venue!! The people were also amazing to work with .
I loved this venue and everything associated with it! It made my dream wedding come true! Great prices, flexibility, and communication. If you like the pictures, then book it, because it was outstanding!
If you're interested in The Gallery, I would walk on. I signed and cancelled my contract within 24 hours. After some delay in contacting me, I was replied to with a "no refund" policy and receipt dated after my cancellation date. Paula read my request to cancel then charged my card and lied to me, saying it had been run when my contract was submitted. This was a lie and also illegal.
The total cost is $8000. I am seeking the $4000 deposit that was unlawfully charged to my credit card.
They are practically impossible to contact. They are always out of town or away from the office. Myself and my fiancee's mother tried to contact them daily for two weeks while she was in town to see the venue we thought we were stuck with. Rather than call anyone who tried to contact them by phone, they emailed my fiancee to tell him we can see it anytime. This was after she finally showed up uninvited to see someone. The only man there knew nothing about anything but let her view the place. This was November. My wedding date was in January. My frustration to speak to anyone regarding my day was growing with every unanswered call and email.
I finally got a call from Kim while I was viewing another venue. When confronted about the validity of my contract, Kim offered me a full refund and requested a termination of contract notice. I received a delivery receipt for the email I sent with my notice on 12/31/14. It is now, 1/15/15 and no one has contacted me. Their automated reply has changed since so it is obvious they have been back to the office. My booked date has been made available on their website but no refund has been made.
I don't trust these people as they have given me no reason to. I am furious. I had to re-plan my entire wedding and move it to March. On top of that, I am having to chase down my money that was never rightfully theirs. I am not cancelling a contract because the contract was never valid. Therefore, my money is due to me and has been due to me since the time they charged my credit card.
If you work for The Gallery and have read this review, know that I am trying to contact you. I suggest you contact me in regard to this, ASAP.
If you are a bride, find another venue. You won't want to deal with this mess.
I had my wedding here, December 5th of 2014. Everything went on smoothly and I was absolutely satisfied with this venue. Kim & Paula, both were very helpful with all my vendors and they helped me organize them as smoothly as possible so my event would go as I wanted it to. I had both my ceremony at 6P.M. and my Reception shortly after and it went on smoothly. Also the worker in the premises was very helpful too!!!! He helped me plan out my table arrangements and how the venue would better be utilized due to my event being 200+ people. Overall I'm extremely happy!
Our entire experience with The Gallery was fantastic! The manager, Paula, was so kind and helpful throughout the entire process. The venue is BEAUTIFUL! I loved that my guests had several options--downstairs, upstairs, or outside on one of the many patios. Everything was perfect!
*Please note that the prices have changed quite a bit since I booked our wedding. I think it is still worth the cost though!
We loved having our wedding at The Gallery. The venue is unique and beautiful. I also loved that I was able to customize everything from the decor to the caterer and bar. I had the freedom to make the wedding my own and have things exactly as I'd always pictured. The Gallery is an awesome place for a reception. It met our needs perfectly and everything turned out beautiful.
I fell in love with the beauty of this place as soon as I started venue searching. My pics came out just as wonderful as I'd hoped! All-in-all I had a wonderful time and was a fantastic day!
Paula was absolutely wonderful - starting with the process of picking out a venue. She didn't pressure us, but made us feel comfortable and also let the venue's beauty speak for itself. She was very friendly, helpful, professional, and flexible, and we appreciated all of the assistance that she provided us with on our special day. This venue is beautifully sophisticated, from the various textures of wood and brick, it is one of the most intimate spaces/venues in Houston. The value for this venue is remarkable, and I was so glad that we held out wedding at this location. Everything turned out beautiful - it felt intimate and elegant, and everyone had such a wonderful time due to the staff and support from this vendor.
I had my wedding here and everything turned out fantastic! However overall communication with staff was somewhat poor - hard to get ahold of on the phone, more than a week to respond to emails if at all, and then I felt like on day of they were on my coat tails. This communication issue led to them double booking the day of my rehearsal but w were able to make it work. This was all manageable however thanks to the ladies over at One Sweet Day by Ashley! Overall this venue is great but I cannot imagine having a wedding here without an event coordinator.
My wedding was September 14, 2013 at The Gallery. It was even more beautiful than I expected it to be on that day. The staff was excellent and accommodated us in our every need. What a great and effortlessly beautiful venue!!!
Gorgeous venue that requires very little decoration. They allow you to use mostly your own vendors (with the exception of alcohol) so it gives you freedom to spend your money where you want! Excellent value for the price; you won't find anything as pretty and nice in the price range in Houston.
Not always the easiest to get ahold of; I emailed with simple questions and waited a week for a response with nothing. When I emailed again asking for the answers they did answer but also replied that they had already answered and forwarded their response...which did not have answers in it. Also miscommunicated with requirements for food services. I asked if there were any requirements other than they be licensed and they said no, but on my wedding day (3 hours before the event started) they informed me it was against their rules to have the caterers just drop off food and that they had to stay. Also, had someone offering their suggestions of my arrangements 3 HOURS BEFORE GUESTS ARRIVE WHEN I'M TRYING TO GET READY. I wish they would have just let me have my wedding how I wanted it because I had reasons for tables where they were. Added stress on the day-of.
The venue was perfect for us because it not only had a patio for the ceremony, but a beautiful indoor area for the reception. The building itself is so beautiful that we didn't really decorate it at all because it didn't need it! The staff was also amazingly helpful and available whenever we needed them.
The Gallery is a beautiful venue. The staff is extremely kind and accommodating. The reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 is they are not really wheelchair accessible... just the downstairs portion is accessible, which means their beautiful bar cannot be used by any handicapped guests. We had to move our bar outside so our guests in wheelchairs could be accommodated. It still turned out beautiful, but it would have been nice to use the whole venue.
I absolutely LOVE The Gallery - Houston! After searching far and wide across Texas, this venue fit the look I was going for. It has a very garden/tuscan theme. There's a beautiful fountain that can be part of your ceremony aisle, but it doesn't have to. The bridal suite is large and has all the essentials that any bride needs to touch up and relax. The groom's suite is also very large with a refrigerator for those drinks prior to the ceremony.
The grils who run the gallery are always happy to set up meetings to dicuss details and make sure that everything is in order for your big day. The gallery also has open houses and self-guided tours of the venue all the time. Every Wednesday evening the venue is open in case you need to bring your florist and decide on flowers or show your photographer to ensure they capture all your must-have photos. The venue is very flexible and helps to ensure that you are happy as a bride.
My wedding was small (~60 guests) and no one felt crowded. I could see that 100+ people could get a little crowded, but with my group it was very comfortable! I really liked all the different areas that the venue had to offer for guests to mingle.
While it didn't rain on my wedding day, I would say that the biggest downside is the "back-up" room for the ceremony. It really wasn't my style, however the girls at the venue helped me come up with a better solution in case of rain and I wasn't forced to use the extra room at all.
Another GREAT bonus about The Gallery is that you don't have to worry about only using preferred vendors. They do have vendor list that they enjoy working with, but you are open to using whatever vendor you'd like except when it comes to alcohol. Also, there is more than enough parking at the venue and is very accessible!
I would really recomend this venue if you are looking for an outside ceremony with a tuscan/brick style theme. I LOVE this venue and was SO happy they had my wedding date available!
The venue was perfect for our casual yet romantic wedding. Having the ceremony and reception in the same place is a huge plus. The people with The Gallery are SO great to work with and made the process painless. The value of this venue is great!
Great venue! Great indoor and outdoor areas for ceremony/reception. My wedding was supposed to be outside but due to wether, had to be moved inside. It was still beautiful! Great upstairs bar for guests to enjoy while the staff were flipping the reception room. Highly recommend this venue:-)
I had my wedding here in November 2012, and it was BEAUTIFUL! We chose this venue because it allowed us the flexibility of using our own vendor choices for food and beverage and had an indoor backup that we would have been happy with if it had rained on our wedding day. Luckily it did not and we got gorgeous pictures of our outdoor wedding! The Gallery's preferred vendor list guided us in the decision making for some of the other vendors we needed, and the choices we made based on those recommendations were excellent as well! This venue is beautiful and everyone I worked with during this process was excellent! I highly recommend having your wedding here if you want more flexibility in bringing in outside food and beverage and want a great look for your pictures. This place had everything I wanted: a wrought iron lamp post, an ivy wall, beautiful brick and tile, a gorgeous wooden bar, and an open ceiling on the dance floor.
The venue is beautiful. I absoultely loved The Gallery. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. It is extremely unique and allowed for us to be really creative in planning our wedding and reception. Tara and Kristina were always very helpful and made sure we had all of our questions answered. We were able to wander in during the day and take measurements, draw up plans, etc, without being disturbed. The Gallery offered an alternative atmosphere to the regular ballrooms. The day of our wedding everything looked spectacular.
Beautiful venue but you have to provide all vendors. No elevator for handicap or elderly, nice persons to work with.
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Truly a One-of-a-Kind Venue
The Gallery is a distinctive French Mediterranean style venue perfect for intimate gatherings of 20 to extravagant affairs for 300 or more. This beautiful galleria-area outdoor & indoor venue is filled with old-world charm and is sure to make your special event stylish and unforgettable.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010