Marry Your Best Friend at One of These 17 Wedding Venues in Houston, Texas

From boutique hotels to historic sites, you'll love these "Space City" wedding venues.
Bride and Groom Take a Stroll Through the Grass at Sunset Coffee Building wedding venue in Houston, Texas
Photo: Taylor Elizabeth Photography,
Location: Sunset Coffee Building
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  • Jenna is a freelance writer for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in wedding traditions and planning.
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Updated Sep 25, 2023

Considering Houston, Texas, is known as the "Space City," it's not surprising that many of the wedding venues in Houston are out-of-this-world making it a wonderful city to get married. With that being said, you may be feeling overwhelmed with how to find a wedding venue that best fits your wedding style, wedding type and budget–that's where we come in. We've compiled a list of the best wedding venues in Houston that you can review to see which you and your partner like best. When reviewing our list we recommend asking yourself what season you plan on having your celebration as well as how many guests you plan on inviting to tailor your search process. Since Houston is a large area, you'll also want to consider where exactly you'll want to tie the knot–Does the heart of the city make your heart happy? Or would you prefer a wedding venue near Houston where you can see the city skyline?

If you find yourself wanting to learn more about a couple of these Houston wedding venues, The Knot Vendor Marketplace is a great informational resource not only for venues but for other vendors you can utilize to help you plan your big day.

The Astorian in Houston, TX

Take your guests back to the 1920s when you host your wedding at The Astorian. The interior of this venue is filled with a plethora of handmade mosaics and four-story sculptures from notable artists including Rafael Cueto. Furthermore, the 12-foot gold-plated clock is a standout piece in the venue and makes for a beautiful photo background. With enough room to accommodate more than 300 guests in the venue's Soho Suite and Lexington Lounge in addition to several other areas, you can rest assured that your guests will be comfortable and treated like royalty while in your presence. As far as amenities go, chairs and tables are provided as well as parking services and lighting and sound equipment to name a few of the many. And, since it's a pet-friendly venue, you and your guests can bring pets to join in the celebration–the more the merrier.

Houston Arboretum in Houston, TX

Say your "I dos" at the Houston Arboretum. Spanning just about 155 acres of property, the venue is home to multiple event spaces that can accommodate bridal showers and weddings of various sizes whether you want four or 400 people in attendance. And, while the arboretum is largely outside, the venue also has indoor spaces available for a ceremony or reception if you'd rather keep your celebration inside. If you or your guests are interested in visiting the downtown Houston area, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle for guests–perfect for a downtown after-party.

Station 3 in Houston, TX

Located in a restored fire station that was built in 1903, Station 3 is the perfect venue for couples seeking an industrial chic aesthetic resulting from its 14-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling brick walls and hardwood floors. With a capacity of up to 150 guests, Station 3 is a favorable venue for those mid-size weddings. Regardless of how you choose to utilize the historic venue on your wedding day, the team will make sure your celebration goes according to plan. The venue is even equipped with the station's original firepole that you can take some photos with–we think that's pretty neat.

The Grove Houston in Houston, TX

If you want to take your wedding to the next level, this downtown Houston wedding venue can help. With two levels of event space, The Grove Houston can take your celebration up to the rooftop deck or Grace Event Law. If you choose to host your wedding outside, you could invite up to 800 guests–you don't have to, but it's an option. When it comes to feeding your guests, you can select a plated meal, a buffet-style one or simple but delicious appetizers. Regardless of which dining style you'd prefer, you can trust that your guests will be well-fed.

The Springs in Cypress in Houston, TX

Looking for an elegant venue to celebrate the next chapter with the love of your life, The Springs in Cypress is it. Its oak-paneled ceilings, crystal chandeliers and high vaulted ceilings are what give the space its European-style aesthetic that your guests will notice from the second they arrive. Since the venue sits on five acres of woodland, it houses many areas you can use on your special day, including the outdoor terrace, courtyard and the chateau situated behind some large and decorative pillars. The venue can comfortably accommodate weddings with a guest count of up to 320. The best part is that since the venue has a one-event-per-day policy, you can expect undivided attention from The Springs' team members for the entire time of your celebration–which can be up to 15 hours.

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Bell Tower on 34th in Houston, TX

The Bell Tower on 34th is all about providing couples with a sophisticated and stylish event. It's Italian-inspired decor with vaulted ceilings and decorative columns will captivate both you and your partner as well as the friends and family you have by your side on your special day. This venue has several places you can choose from to celebrate your love including the Campanile Chapel where you and your partner can exchange vows. The Contessa Ballroom is more extensive and equipped to host receptions and cocktail hours. The team will work with you every step of the way to ensure an easygoing day for all. We can't forget to mention that your wedding photographer will appreciate the cascading waterfall as a backdrop for some of your wedding photos.

The Parador in Houston, TX

If you're looking to keep the history of Texas at the forefront on your wedding day, The Parador in Houston's Museum District is a great venue choice. This state historic site doubles as an event venue thanks to its two adjoining spaces which are both equipped with a courtyard or garden. Depending on the number of guests who will be joining you (the venue can accommodate more than 300), you can use one of the event spaces or both–just make sure to reserve them earlier rather than later.

Ronin Art House in Houston, TX

If an "empty canvas" that you can decorate yourself or alongside some of your vendors of choice is what you seek, Ronin Art House may be just what you're looking for. Although you have the ability to transform this industrial space as you see fit, a venue rental includes some amenities such as a catering prep area, round tables, rectangle tables, ghost chairs and cocktail tables. Whether or not you use what is included is up to you. When you book your wedding at this venue, you'll be supporting a black-owned and woman-owned business that we support.

Ashton Gardens North Houston by Walters Wedding Estates in Houston, TX

Nature lovers will enjoy a wedding celebration at Ashton Gardens North Houston by Walters Wedding Estates. The venue's glass chapel provides abundant natural light–perfect for wedding photos and ensuring even those sitting in the back can see the moment you say "I do." The ballroom, where you can host your reception, can accommodate up to 200 guests and is decorated with floor-to-ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers and is surrounded by lush greenery.

Space Center Houston in Houston, TX

If you want to show your guests just how out-of-this-world in love you are with your partner, a wedding at the Space Center Houston will do a great job. Not only will your wedding be held at a space center which is neat in itself, but you and your guests will be surrounded by rare space artifacts and unique attractions. With more than 150,000 square feet of indoor events space at the space center that can be utilized for your special event, it's a suitable venue for a Houston wedding or Houston proposal regardless of the season.

Magnolia Hotel in Houston, TX

Magnolia Hotel is one of the best wedding venues in Houston, Texas as a result of its history and beauty thanks to its boutique look. When you book a wedding at this hotel, the events director (Kiana White) will be by your side every step of the way to help you plan out the details. Whether you want to host your ceremony or reception at the hotel (or both), there's space for you. The Magnolia Ballroom is a sophisticated space that can comfortably seat 300 guests for a reception. If you're looking for a more casual setting that can still accommodate a fairly large number of guests, Magnolia Lounge is another great option spanning approximately 6,000 square feet. If views of Houston are a must-have, the Sterling Ballroom is the perfect place with its floor-to-ceiling windows–just make note that the capacity of this room is slightly lower as it is only able to accommodate 120 guests.

C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton in Houston, TX

For an extra chic wedding, consider the C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton located in the heart of Houston. With four meeting and event spaces that can be transformed to create your dream wedding space, your options are plentiful. Larger weddings can be comfortably accommodated in the B. Jordan and A. Dezavala Ballrooms and the Dezavala Foyer is suitable for those smaller weddings.

Shirley Acres in Houston, TX

Shirley Acres is a charming and romantic wedding venue located in North Houston. What makes this Houston venue unique is that the property used to be inhabited by its original co-owners before turning into an event venue. With 21 acres of property, Shirley Acres is a great spot for you and up to 399 guests to celebrate your everlasting love. The Courtyard is an outdoor ceremony location featuring seasonal flowers. If you'd like to utilize the venue for your wedding reception, The Pavilion is a rustic building nestled in the estate's trees and made with beautiful exposed wood. For a different feel, The Garden Room ballroom is a more contemporary event space with a 20-foot ceiling and hanging chandeliers. If you'd like to keep your wedding planning in-house, Shirley Acres is equipped with an in-house florist, a chef who can prepare plated, buffet-style or hors d'oeuvres-style cuisine.

The Clubs at Houston Oaks in Hockley, TX

Did you know that you can get married at a 15th-century French chapel without leaving Texas? The Clubs at Houston Oaks is a wedding venue near Houston, TX, that boasts an authentic, historic European chapel that was transported stone-by-stone from Europe and recreated on the property's 1,000 acres of picturesque countryside. To add to the storied nature of this Houston wedding venue, the grounds are filled with 200-year-old oak trees and an 11-acre lake. What's not to love? You can invite up to 200 of your closest loved ones to celebrate with you if you select the Lakeside Pavilion. The Chapel, meanwhile, can accommodate 50 guests.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership's Sunset Coffee Building in Houston, TX

Gorgeous Canopy Underneath a Bridge Buffalo Bayou Partnership's Sunset Coffee Building in Houston, TX
Photo: Taylor Elizabeth Photography,
Location: Sunset Coffee Building

Calling all couples that want an industrial vibe for their Texas wedding. Look no further than the Sunset Coffee Building from the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. This building was first constructed in 1910 and later renovated in 2016 to make it an edgy, raw event space that includes a stunning balcony. Depending on which parts of the venue couples book (there are four possible configurations), you can fit between 80 to 250 guests.

Post Oak Hotel in Houston, TX

Picture this: Wedding portraits on a helipad with the Houston skyline in the background. Now that's memorable. The Post Oak Hotel (which describes itself as "the only five-star hotel in Texas") is a new wedding venue in Houston that opened in 2018. The property cost an impressive $350 million and contains 250 guest rooms–the likes of Kendall Jenner, Pitbull and Eva Longoria have even stayed here. So what does a luxurious hotel that's fit for celebrities include as amenities? There is a Rolls-Royce showroom, nine on-site food and drink establishments, available helicopter transportation and even a 22,000-square-foot penthouse sweet. For weddings, the property can fit anywhere from 16 to 1,200 guests, depending on which event space is booked.

The Corinthian in Houston, TX

Transport your wedding guests to ancient Greece with a wedding at the sought-after Houston wedding venue The Corinthian. As the name suggests, this Texas wedding venue is filled with 24 stately Corinthian columns that add a regal flair to the open space. The neo-classical space was completed in the early 1900s and can fit more than 800 guests for a seated dinner reception in the sprawling space.

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