13 Wedding Venues in Houston for Every Style

From ballrooms to barns, H-Town's got it all.
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by Christin Perry
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Christin Perry
E-Commerce Contributor
  • Christin specializes in writing gift guides and shoppable articles for The Knot.
  • Christin is a freelance writer, also covering lifestyle, health, and parenting.
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Updated Jun 06, 2021

A wedding in Houston is steeped in Southern charm. And if you're looking to tie the knot in this beautiful city, you certainly have plenty of options. Like its eclectic population, wedding venues in Houston range from rustic barns to elegant ballrooms; so no matter what ambience you're seeking for your special day, there's a good chance you'll find it here. A trip to downtown Houston boasts fine eateries, museums galore, and even an aquarium, so there's plenty for your guests to do if they'll be traveling to your wedding. Once you've got your guest list drafted and an idea of what type of wedding you'd like to have, it's time to start looking at wedding venues in Houston. Here, we've compiled a list of our favorite places to check out as you search for your perfect spot.

The Astorian in Houston, Texas

The Astorian is Houston's own newly-renovated loft space created just for weddings and other special events. The 14,000 square foot Art Deco building resembles Grand Central Station in New York City, and offers sweeping views of the Houston skyline. It's an indoor-only facility, so you could host both your wedding and reception indoors, or tie the knot outdoors then head over to The Astorian for a fabulous reception. The Astorian is a standout among Texas wedding venues for its versatility; it can be configured any way you'd like to suit your needs on your big day.

Nouveau Antique Art Venue in Houston, Texas

Looking to save some coin on your Texas wedding? The Nouveau Antique Art Venue in downtown Houston may be just the place for you. They pride themselves on creating unique, wonderful and most importantly, affordable events for the budget-conscious couple. Here, pricing is a flat fee that includes everything (including alcohol!), with no surprises or extras. And of course, the place is simply gorgeous, with Tiffany-style lamps and mood lighting throughout.

The Parador in Houston, Texas

Located in the heart of Houston's museum district, The Parador has become one of the most popular Texas wedding venues out there. You'll wed in the courtyard of this Mediterranean-style building, or choose the stately chapel for an elegant vow exchange. When it's time for dinner and dancing, you'll join your guests in the expansive courtyard - there are two large spaces, and you'll have the option of reserving one or both, if you're looking for a more private event. With capacity for up to 300 guests, and a superb list of caterers, you'll love this beautiful wedding space.

Bell Tower on 34th in Houston, Texas

There's no shortage of beautiful spaces at the Bell Tower on 34th. With both indoor and outdoor space that's truly stunning, you're sure to find your perfect spot here. Pose in front of the unique waterfall wall, or walk down the aisle in the spacious cathedral in front of adoring wedding guests. This reception hall provides a full roster of services for your special day, and will help you every step of the way, from start to finish. That makes the Bell Tower a great option for couples planning a wedding from afar.

The Crystal Ballroom in Houston, Texas

Considered one of the best Houston wedding venues, The Crystal Ballroom is a gorgeous, historic building situation right in the heart of downtown Houston. The elegant, carpeted ballroom offers plenty of space for guests to dine and dance, and the decor - sparkly chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows - gives this venue a wedding-ready vibe. And just wait until you check out the uber-romantic wrap-around balcony!

Downtown Aquarium Houston in Houston, Texas

For a fun, different spin on a wedding reception, we love the idea of hosting your event at the aquarium in downtown Houston. This unique event space can host wedding parties up to 200 people. If you or your partner are sea lovers, you'll feel right at home here, with nautical nods at every corner, from nautilus-inspired chairs to a tube of live fish to admire during your reception. And for a truly 360 experience, you can choose to pay for a private tour of the aquarium during your cocktail hour.

Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas

Calling all science lovers! For a smaller wedding (no more than about 30 people), Houston's favorite science museum makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Choose from several of their exhibits to exchange vows, like the butterfly hall (a crowd favorite), the dinosaur exhibit or the gem hall. Each allows you and your guests to experience the exhibit while enjoying wonderful food and beautiful music.

The Corinthian in Houston, Texas

For a top-of-the-line event venue in the Houston area, you can't beat The Corinthian. It's a renovated historical building with a grand hall for distinguished events on the first two floors, and loft apartments above. When you say I Do here, you'll enjoy the finest cuisine, top-notch service from start to finish, and gorgeous decor like chandeliers and columns that make the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

Houston Arboretum in Houston, Texas

For a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, you'll love everything the Houston Arboretum has to offer. Exchange vows among mature oak trees and aromatic flowers. It's the perfect ambiance for a wedding ceremony. Prices are super reasonable and a savvy event planning staff will ensure your every need is taken care of on your special day.

The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands is a dedicated banquet hall and resort located just outside of Houston. Here, event staff will help you decide exactly how you want your big day to go; whether you'd like to hold a romantic outdoor wedding by the lake, or a candlelit ceremony inside, you're sure to find your perfect spot among the 60,000 square feet of event space. And if you have guests coming from out of town, this location boasts 400 upscale guest rooms so your entire event can remain in one location.

Houstonian Hotel in Houston, Texas

Whether it's a whimsical reception dancing under the twinkling lights of the live oak tree, or a simple outdoor wedding ceremony with the sun shining on your back, or even a dramatic, upscale indoor event in the historic Manor House, the Houstonian has something for every couple. A full, on-site staff is available to accommodate your every wedding planning need, and will assist with everything from catering to day-of logistics. So if you're looking for one of the best wedding venues in Houston, for a rehearsal dinner, a ceremony or even a bridal shower, the Houstonian should be on your list.

The Barn at Four Pines Ranch in Crosby, Texas

Looking for a rustic wedding? The Barn at Four Pines Ranch is the perfect venue for you! You'll tie the knot with nature as your backdrop, with your individual wedding decor perfectly integrated into the venue's setting. And though it may seem rustic, a bridal suite comes with showers and plenty of space, and the "Man Cave" comes equipped with a pool table and a poker table. Whether you're looking to tie the knot in an intimate wedding or in front of a crowd, the Barn at Four Pines Ranch has something for you.

Houston Marriott Sugar Land in Sugar Land, Texas

The Houston Marriott in Sugar Land, Texas is an event center with everything you'll need for your special day. Grand ballrooms, tons of well-appointed guest rooms and an inviting pool are just waiting for you and your special someone to tie the knot. Enjoy amenities you'll typically only find at a country club, like a full gym and plenty of eateries. Beautiful decor like chandeliers, marble hallways and floor-to-ceiling windows are a wedding photographer's dream, creating lasting memories of your wedding.


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