19 featured reviews
Member Since: 4/2/2012
The Wynden was an AMAZING venue for a ceremony and reception. I could not have been happier with the venue and Ginger (the coordinator) and so on a scale of 1-10, I'd rate it all a 100!!!
We wanted to get married outside and the courtyard and gazebo were such an ideal setting. The Wynden recently acquired some additional land in the courtyard area which included this gorgeous old oak tree - anyone who appreciates the outdoors will fall in love with it - so perfect for outdoor ceremony and/or cocktail hour. The indoors, where the reception was held were great as well. Many of the venues we checked out are so large and grand, but that they take the intimacy out of being in the same room with all of your friends and family...The Wynden's reception room was classically pretty, and large and comfortable enough for our 185 person wedding, but didn't make us feel like we were separated or had to walk a mile to get the bar or dance floor. Also, its SO close to the black swan at the Omni, which is perfect for those who want to get a little after party in with their guests.
They also don't nickle and dime you like other venues will. No ridiculous cake cutting fees or hidden charges, so while we were slightly over our budget (as we added on an extra hour to the reception we loved it so much), my dad didn't even care because he was so happy with how it all went and loved the food, drinks, and venue so much, so felt it was all worth it and great value for the level of service you get at The Wynden.
The venue is owned by Masaraff's restaurant and, therefore, catered by it. So AMAZING - The food is SO.GOOD. We had so many compliments on our food. You won't be disappointed.
Ginger is the wedding coordinator that is there with you from the very beginning, and she blew away our expectations. We seriously could not have managed without her! Throughout the whole planning process, she was so easy to work with, fun to be around, and accommodating to our requests and questions, and has great suggestions and recommendations for what works best at the venue. She is there with you during day of the ceremony and reception and making sure things go smoothly - total bonus as you don't have to hire a "Day-of Coordinator"! She is organized and on top of her game, and a calming force if you ever start to feel overwhelmed...which makes any bride feel at ease when they know someone has it all under control. I never felt concerned or stressed during the planning process, as Ginger was seriously on top of it all. She is no doubt the icing on the cake to this venue! I feel so lucky to have had her part of the planning process.
Overall, The Wynden was so perfect for our ceremony and reception, as it totally exceeded our expectations and I can not recommend it enough!
Member Since: 12/22/2013
Ginger, the coordinator, was absolutely wonderful! This was definitely not her first rodeo and she took all of the stress off of us as well as my wife's parents. I have had so many family members and friends tell us how perfect everything was and how smoothly the evening went. She also had so many wonderful tips that made our wedding that much better. She even recommended most of our vendors including our band who were a HUGE hit. Most importantly, she saw to it that my wife and I were able to actually sit down and enjoy dinner at the reception (a rarity for the bride and groom from what I hear). The staff were extremely polite, helpful and professional. Food was outstanding. The venue was extremely beautiful and very private. We enjoyed the warm and personal feeling that it puts off. My wife and I have not a single complaint nor a single thing we would have changed.
Member Since: 9/15/2013
I recently had my wedding at the Wynden and the entire experience surpassed all of my expectations. Ginger was wonderful and extremely responsive to any concern I had about the big day. She kept the entire wedding/reception flowing nicely and was attentive to all of our needs (she even got everything packed from the dressing room before we made our get away!). She made my night virtually stress free :)
Plants n Petals (the florist who worked with The Wynden) was amazing as well. The entire space was decked out with flowers and candles. Absolutely gorgeous.
I used Susie's Cakes for our wedding cake. Gorgeous/delicious cake and way better price point than who made the cake (which is The Wynden's preferred vendor).
Masraffs provided the food and the wait staff. The food and service was FANTASTIC! I literally cannot say enough good things about our experience. Everything was magical! I want to relive my wedding night all over again.
Member Since: 10/8/2012
This was the first wedding I have ever done and was very unsure of myself. Ginger made everything easy and wonderful! Can not say enough good things about the Wyden!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Member Since: 9/4/2012
I had such a great experience with The Wynden for our wedding reception. Ginger was excellent throughout the entire process and was wonderful to work with. All of our guests kept telling us how much they enjoyed the food--it was delicious! Our wedding reception really couldn't have been more perfect, we were so glad we chose the Wynden!
Member Since: 8/1/2013
The Wynden did a fabulous job! The food, service, set-up, appearance were all over the top! Ginger was extremely helpful and willing to do whatever was needed to make our night perfect!
Member Since: 7/12/2013
My daughter and future husband chose the Wynden for their wedding reception after researching numerous venues and visiting their top three prospects. From the initial contact through the event, Ginger did a wonderful job. She conducts business with the perfect combination of flexibility and professionalism. Ginger is experienced and helpful without being domineering. The food tasted great, was plentiful and had great presentation. The service provided by the entire staff was superb. The Wynden has great ambience and flow. The Galleria area location is also a plus. I continue to receive compliments from guests about the wonderful food, service and overall experience they had at the reception.
Member Since: 8/31/2012
The Wynden was an absolutely fantastic venue for our March wedding!
Ginger was my point-person, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about her. Her vendor recommendations were excellent, and she was indispensible on the day of the wedding. We did not have a “coordinator” throughout any of the process, but having her there to bounce ideas off of and to help me to make site-specific decisions every now and then … and to serve as the day-of coordinator was a huge load-off.
The Masraff’s staff (package deal) is excellent. They were all attentive, and kept things running smoothly all evening long!
We had our ceremony outside (though it was hit or miss as to whether the weather was going to cooperate). The lay-out is fresh, clean, and lovely for a wedding. We added nothing to the gazebo, and just had a few aisle arrangements every few rows of the rented white folding chairs. Then, we added some string lighting above to make it feel more intimate and romantic as night fell during the reception. We ended up with about 170 guests, which was the perfect size (as was previously suggested by Ginger) for the space. We did a buffet, but tables were assigned, and that worked really nicely as well.
We love good food, so it was important to us that we feed our guests well. At the Wynden, you must use Masraff’s catering, which was absolutely excellent. We got so many compliments on the food that we lost count.
We highly recommend this venue! And you truly can’t beat the central location, surrounded by tons of hotel options, and so close to so many restaurants, bars, the Galleria, etc.
Member Since: 4/27/2010
The venue itself was great---large outdoor area for the cocktail hour, smaller one for the cigar bar. Indoors, we had room for our 200 guests. What made it great was the food---had many compliments from family and friends---and the service---very attentive, looking after all the guests.
Ginger is obviously very experienced, taking care of many "day of" details I thought I (MOB) would have to worry about. We were able to enjoy the reception.
Would highly recommend the Wynden.
Member Since: 7/18/2012
I recently had my wedding reception at the Wynden and it was perfect. I have had nothing but compliments since. Ginger and all the staff do their utmost to ensure you have a fabulous day. I never felt any stress because they were so on top of everything...no stone left unturned! The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the ambience was perfect. The space lends itself to a more intimate feel, which is exactly what I wanted. I had about 160 guests and the space was perfect. I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful the staff here is! Definitely check it out!
Member Since: 4/16/2013
So thrilled my daughter chose this fabulous venue for her wedding reception.
Our daughter's wedding & reception was 1/26/13, but I don't want to start there. The work starts so many months prior to the event & if the planning isn't good, neither is the celebration. The Wynden's director, Ginger, was an ace! Professional from the beginning, she was organized, articulate and responsive. She had lists, diagrams, and God bless her, opinions! She kept us on track and made sure we made deadlines. She took on many jobs we should have done ourselves & was genuinely happy to do so. When catastrophe struck (the sign-in book didn’t appear), she had someone get one!!!!
Way above the call of duty!!! Of course when the food, service, and the venue are great, it doesn't hurt. I can’t praise their team enough about all three. Colleagues, friends & family raved all night & afterwards about how beautiful the reception hall was & how delicious the food. I was sad to see the night end, but even after, b/c items have to be picked up & returned, the Wynden’s team excelled. They had everything packed when I arrived and my car loaded up in minutes. Ten stars for this professional group!
Member Since: 4/16/2013
“I chose the Wynden for my wedding reception and could not have been more impressed with the entire experience. My wedding was on 1/26/2013 and it was truly magical!
Ginger, the manager and coordinator for the Wynden, is fantastic. She went above and beyond on all fronts. My wedding was pretty large (260+), and she helped me pull it off without a hitch! She helped with vendor requests, quarterbacked big items like the DJ, food, drinks, decorations, schedules, day of coordination, etc. She is incredibly talented and made the planning process super easy.
People still cannot stop raving about my wedding and how much fun they had! The food was impeccable, the entertainment was awesome (people danced all night) and the service and venue itself were exceptional. It was such a special celebration and everything I hoped and dreamed of! Would HIGHLY recommend the Wynden for your big day!
Member Since: 11/28/2011
This was by far the best decision we made with the wedding! Ginger is the coordintor and she was beyond amazing! She took care of everything we asked her to (and a ton of things we didn't). What I loved most was that she didn't try to just give us everything we wanted and make us keep throwing money at the reception. She was completely upfront about what would work and what wouldn't, and everyone she referred to us for other vendors (florals, cake, etc) were wonderful. Our guests LOVED the food and were talking about it weeks after the wedding! The servers were also wonderful and courteous! I would definitely recommend this place. Wonderful!
Member Since: 11/15/2010
We loved working with Ginger at The Wynden. She's professional, friendly and a pleasure to be with. The Wynden is beautiful and the custom menu they created for us was delicious. I can't believe how many compliments we got on the food. Presentation and staff were spot on. I highly recommend them and can't think of a thing they could improve on.
Member Since: 7/24/2011
This was the perfect venue for us. It had a large outside area for the ceremony and indoor seating for our 150 guests. We did a buffet dinner and had yard games like washers set up outside during the indoor reception. Food was amazing. My only complaint is that we were told there would be more landscaping done by the date of our wedding.
Member Since: 7/6/2008
I am so pleased that I had my wedding reception at The Wynden!! It was incredible! I wanted a rustic themed wedding, and they made it look exactly how I imagined my wedding to look like! All the staff was amazing! The bartenders and the staff were more than friendly. Ginger, the wedding coordinator for The Wynden, was so helpful during the planning and during the reception. She made sure my husband and I were happy the whole time. Mr. Masraff himself was at the reception the whole time too, which I thought was so great because I know he has an extremely nice and successful restaurant to manage and run. The food was the best food I have ever had! All of our guests said that our food was the best wedding food that they had ever had! We were able to extend the reception an hour and a half longer than planned and they were so accommodating! It was so intimate and I had the best time ever! I highly recommend looking into The Wynden if you are looking for a wedding venue!!
Member Since: 2/8/2011
My husband and I were married in March 2003 and selected The Wynden as our Reception venue. We could not be more pleased and have so many wonderful memories from our special night. Their entire staff, most especially their sales manager Ginger, were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional.
The venue itself has a great layout for a small-medium sized wedding. We had a seven-person band and they were perfect for the venue. There is a beautiful gazebo area that would work for an outdoor ceremony, or for guests to mingle, as well as a small brick-patio near the bar that works for those simply using the site for a Reception. Stunning wine room, as well.
ALL of our guests were highly complimentary of the food and service that was provided to them. After receiving our photos from the photographer, we were even more pleased, as the venue photographs beautifully. Highly recommended for those looking for a beautiful, classic venue.
Member Since: 8/16/2011
We got married in the Galleria area of Houston and used The Wynden for our reception site. The food is from Masraff's, a local upscale restaurant. The staff at The Wynden was professional and easy to work with. There's outdoor space and indoor space, and a gazebo and water feature. Check it out if you're looking for a cool place in Houston!
Member Since: 8/9/2010
My wedding reception at The Wynden was beautiful. Ginger Maxwell was exceptional to work with, and I was especially thankful when she did everything in her power to make the best of my terrible DJ experience (with Complete Music) the day of. My guests raved about the excellent food and service.
Masraff ’s has long since been known for excellence and uncompromising quality and The Wynden continues to follow in this tradition. Within the romantic Tuscan setting, The Wynden is centrally located in the prestigious Galleria area.
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- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013