Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Historic Venue, Hotel
The owner does not allow same sex couples to get married, photograph, or host in this venue. I just want to inform anyone who is looking into this venue. Brides if you have family members who are all about equal love this is not the place for you. I would not feel comfortable in a venue that does not believe in equality. I respect their decision as it is their faith and place of business, but please avoid if you believe in equality and the right love whom ever it is you wish. Also, this is a Chateau in TX not France so don't fret if you had high hopes for this place. There are much more beautiful venues in Houston! The Chateau's in France could care less about your what gender you marry. Trust me I've been! :)
To say Cocomar is in it to make money is an understatement. Not only will they 100% try to rip you off, but if they mess up and tell you wrong (even in writing), they will not budge an inch. We first reached out via The Knot, and it took us forever before we were able to get through to tour the property. Roberto (the catering and events director) was lovely, and we were in love with the place. As we are pricing out our proposal, we get to the the valet cost. There's no option NOT to have valet. They'll take your guests, divide by 2 and charge you $12 x that number. So they'll assume that every 2 guests--even if you tell them about 25 guests are kids, as we did--will bring 1 car. So for our 200 person guest list, Roberto said "let's say about 100 cars." Those were his words--not "This is exactly how our policy is, and we do not negotiate on it." So b/c we're planning a daytime and nighttime event, they'll charge us $1,200 x 2 = $2,400. Obviously, we looked at our proposal and saw this as an easy place to save money ESPECIALLY because our lodging vendor was about 4 mi. away and provided a free shuttle to and from Cocomar. 2 months later, I've had MULTIPLE emails w/ Roberto back and forth clarifying that shuttles won't be charged a valet charge nor will Ubers for guests who'll want to take their own cars, making it perfectly clear that we planned to have as few guests as possible bring cars. This was the time for him to reiterate (if he had ever told us at all) the policy that no matter how many cars actually were parked, they would charge us $12 x half our guests. It wasn't until I asked for about the 10th time if we could set it up so our guests paid for their own valet costs that he told me that for 200 guests, they wouldn't charge for any more than 100 cars "so if more did show up, we were not to worry!" We tell Roberto there's no way we'll have near 100 cars, and given that we're already doing our wedding on an off-peak day, you'd think they'd be willing to work with us instead of lose business. We even offer to pay for 25 cars, but no. At this point, we've spent so much time getting quotes from their exclusive vendors and managing our budget carefully that we were willing to eat the $2,400 cost and just deal. That's until Roberto becomes argumentative telling us that he DEFINITELY explained this policy with us during the tour. I tell him I can respect their stupid policy but he better have a recording of himself telling us this policy EXPLICITLY for him to spend so much energy to ARGUE with his potential clients instead of just saying it was a misunderstanding and he was sorry, but it was a policy he didn't have liberty to change. We ask to talk to the owner (Karen). After 2-3 following up w/ Roberto after he said the owner would be in touch (she wasn't for days), Karen emails us a novel. She defends Roberto, admits no fault and won't budge. That's when I found our VERY first email with Roberto after our tour which included a list of hotels that they work with who have shuttles...."which can be as a reduction to valet costs if we are able to confirm the number of guests estimated to be shuttle no later than 30 days prior to your event." (His words exactly) So not only did he NOT explain to us the policy clearly, he implied the exact opposite: That if we used a shuttle for our guests, it could be used to lower our valet costs." We ask them to honor this since it's in writing and they still flat out say no. Don't trust them!
I recently had my wedding at Chateau Cocomar. The place is absolutely gorgeous and I wanted nothing more than to get married there. I have to agree with Stephanie's review on 10/8. You have to remember that this place is a business. Businesses are out there to make money. The amount to rent the place is ridiculous. The amount to valet is absurd. If you do everything they say, and pay whatever they want, you'll have a great time. If you believe that customer satisfaction is important (considering the thousands you're paying them) then this is not the place. This is a close knit group of workers. If something happens during your event, they will not hear you out. They will defend each other and you will walk away disappointed like I did. My suggestion is that you pay to have a photo shoot here if you really want the pictures. I would not recommend this place as a venue.
I called to schedule a photoshoot with my partner. I got an answer stating, "Due to the owners religious beliefs we can not accommodate a same sex couple." I am not expecting them to change this policy, I will just encourage others not to give them their business. I was somewhat stunned and hurt by their response. It is 2016 and I thought that it would be fine to do a photoshoot, and not a wedding there as we already have a venue. I would just encourage others to go somewhere else that will celebrate all types of love and not discriminate. What hurts the most is that they have gay people working there, but if that staff member wanted to marry, he could not even get married at his place of employment. Just food for thought.
We booked Chateau Cocomar for our Aug. 7, 2016 wedding and we are so overjoyed that we did! First and foremost the venue is breathtaking, if you want to wow your guests this is the place for your wedding. We were assigned to Jenika, she handled all our details regarding the venue and worked with myself and our wedding planner to execute every single detail. Jenika was extremely professional and a true sweetheart! She made sure that she responded to every single one of my questions and she always thoroughly explained all details, she was a true joy to work with! I would definitely suggest this venue to anyone who wants to have that dream wedding at a magical venue, where you will be treated like royalty. I will say that this venue has their specific set of rules and guidelines that are strict and that you must abide by, however all venues do. My suggestion would be to make sure you ask all questions upfront so that there are no surprises later on in the process. Nevertheless, we had an awesome wedding experience and our guests are still talking about how beautiful our venue was.
We decided on this venue after looking through several others in the Houston area. At the time, what drew us in were two main things. 1. the venue itself is absolutely stunning. This is a French styled mansion with beautiful grounds for outdoor ceremony and very tasteful and elegant decor for indoor ceremony/reception. 2. The Chateau Cocomar Ladies, specifically Jenika, made such a wonderful impression on our families that we simply couldn't stay away. The wedding day could not have been more perfect. Our wedding was 1 week after a huge flood that inundated North Houston, so as you can imagine, everyone was on edge. Although our ceremony had to be moved indoors, it was nonetheless perfect. Several things to consider prior to booking this venue. First, its location is about an hour away from Houston proper, so can be quite a trek to get up there for your meetings, and for your guests. However, for us, they were very flexible to schedule meetings over the phone/facetime..etc. For the guests, the venue was so beautiful that the drive was worth it. Second, price point for this venue is definitely on the higher end, and this comes with several exclusive vendors with higher price points too. However, Chateau Cocomar aims for perfection, so it is not surprising that they come with a steep price. And they certainly didn't disappoint - every small detail was as close to perfection as possible. Thank you for making our wedding a magical day for everyone.
From the moment we first saw Chateau Cocomar, we knew this was where we wanted to celebrate our wedding. We had looked at several places but nothing compared to the beauty and elegance of this venue. As for the Cocomar staff, they were a pleasure to work with. Jenika was our logistics and day of coordinator. She was incredibly helpful with setting everything up and making sure things went smoothly.
I cannot express how perfect Chateau Cocomar is. Its obviously the most BEAUTIFUL venue ever but on top of that they just assist and pay attention to so much detail. Sometimes they would ask me questions and I was like, "oh. I haven't even thought of that." I worked closely with both Lorena and Amanda on the days leading up to the big day and both were present the day of. Both were amazing and always so attentive, friendly, patient, and kind. All the guests loved the venue and today, three months later, cannot stop talking about it. Cocomar does work exclusively with certain caterers and florists but for me it was not a big deal. Vendors are familiar with the venue and those who work at Cocomar, makes your life a little easier especially during planning a wedding. I enjoyed every appointment I had at Cocomar, you can never get tired of the venue. I can go on and on... Venue is Beautiful. Perfect. Lorena and Amanda were great. I love Cocomar and I love the girls :) I would recommend all to have their BIG SPECIAL day at Chateau Cocomar. You will not regret your decision. For catering I went with Cafe Natalie. And florist I worked with Plants n Petals. We also had the Firework show which was like the cherry on top. Have your Wedding or any Special event your having here, you will be happy you did. I had my Wedding at Cocomar on a Friday, 1/2 day Rental, Paid for an extra hour, got some drapes/curtains as an extra around the ceremony and reception area, Wine and Beer Package 5hrs, we also had a cash bar option for those who wanted premium drinks, for about 150 guests.
When I got engaged, I knew that I wanted to be married at Chateau Cocomar! My fiance, family and I were blown away by the beauty of the venue after our first tour and we knew there was nowhere else we would rather have our wedding and reception!! The venue is absolutely stunning and the staff is amazing! We worked with Jenika and she was just AWESOME!! Jenika is incredibly organized, detail orientated, patient and caring. She made sure every detail was covered while maintaining a calm, collected and sweet disposition. This was very important to me because I have encountered wedding planners (in the past) that have caused my chaos that calm in my opinion. Our guests were simply floored by the beauty of Chateau Cocomar!! It has been three weeks since our wedding and people can't stop talking about how much fun they had and how beautiful the venue was. The quality of service, responsiveness and professionalism are worth every dollar! We had the wedding of our dreams at Chateau Cocomar and will treasure those memories for a lifetime!! XOXO, LaToya Bent Mann
My husband and I recently got married at Chateau Cocomar on August 22, 2015. Let me just start by saying the grounds are breath taking!! Everything about the venue is gorgeous and very well maintained. Chateau Cocomar is a dream castle. Every time we drove up to the gates I got goosebumps, yes the venue is that amazing! Our guests would agree as we have received and still till this day receive compliments on picking out an amazing venue! On top of the gorgeous venue, the staff at Chateau Cocomar are AMAZING! After our initial visit, Stephen and I knew this was the place we would become husband and wife. Our logistics coordinator was Lorena and our Day of Coordinator was Jenika, both were so sweet and so accommodating. It is so incredibly important to find coordinators that not only do a great job, but take pride in their work. Both Lorena and Jenika made sure Stephen and I were not only comfortable but happy with every decision along the entire process. Chateau Cocomar had a preferred vendor list, which we used and loved, and this helped narrow down respectable and reliable vendors for our wedding day. Our wedding went seamless, well if anything did go wrong my coordinators handled it very well, which once again is proof how amazing and professional they are! I could not have asked or dreamt of a more amazing wedding day. I have to thank Chateau Cocomar, my coordinators, and the amazing vendors we worked with for helping us create an amazing day that has given us a lifetime of memories.
Unforgettable WeddingReviewed on 4/07/2015
I recently got married at Chateau Cocomar and the staff is as beautiful as the venue. Throughout our wedding planning process the staff was accessible through email and text. We did meet with them a handful of times before the wedding. They are somewhat strict on going to the venue so when you do go be sure to be ready with questions/concerns. Jenika and Lorena were the most helpful ladies to work with. Full of information and helpful opinions. They made my wedding day stress free. Chateau Cocomar does have strict guidelines so if you are wanting a venue that doesn't ask questions this is not the place for you. The timeline they put together for you and ALL of our vendors is fantastic. They communicate to all vendors for the last month and take that stress off of the bride. The venue is absolutely stunning and I truly had my dream wedding at Chateau Cocomar. The only huge negative is the AC did go out during our wedding (terrible, i know). A total accident it did cause our guests to be very hot and uncomfortable. Chateau Cocomar handled this with complete class and were extremely apologetic. Things happen and this accident was completely out of their hands. The team at Cocomar is sweet, and so so helpful during your wedding planning and even after the wedding. If you are looking for a hidden gem in Houston- Chateau Cocomar is your spot! I wish I could relive our wedding all over again.
Just absolutely Perfect!Reviewed on 3/08/2015 Sarahi C
I just got married 2 weeks ago and every time I think about my wedding day I wouldn't change a thing about it! Everything was perfect and looked amazing because of Chateau Cocomar! The mansion is just BEAUTIFUL! I can't find other words to describe it. If you are the kind of bride that wants every single picture in your wedding album to look glamorous and perfect, you need to have your wedding at Chateau. There are no awkward rooms or ugly things in the background that you have to worry about. The whole entire mansion is just so fancy and glamorous, you'll feel like a queen and you won't regret having your wedding there. It's a Beatiful place do get married and your pictures will looks awesome. Ok top of that, the staff is AMAZING! Lorena and Robert, both coordinators will make sure that you're stress-free and that everythingobes smoothly and that you enjoy the wedding without worrying about anything else. I highly recommend getting married here! The planning process was awesome for me because they are so organized and dedicated to make you feel special and to make sure that your day is perfect!
Our Fairytale Wedding!Reviewed on 12/28/2014
We were blessed to have our wedding at the beautiful Chateau Cocomar. We researched many places in and out of Houston and nothing compared to this dreamy place. More importantly, Chateau Cocomar created a royal experience for us, from start to finish. The first communication we had with the venue was with Ms. Sherry Alvarez, who was very informative and answered countless emails in a timely manner. She welcomed us to our first tour of the castle, and gave us many options to help Chateau Cocomar become our dream venue. We were then introduced to our Logistical Coordinator, Ms. Lorena Macias, one of the sweetest and professional people we've ever met. She helped us organize and map our entire wedding and provided countless advice, helping us construct our wedding details in the most efficient way to make our guests feel the welcome and comfortable. She was with us the entire day of our wedding, helping with the schedule of our events and anything we needed. We contracted Chateau Cocomar’s Day of Coordination service, and were so fortunate to be paired with Coordinating and Event Specialist, Ms. Jenika Gonzales, this lady is a true gem. Her attention to detail and organization was incredible from pre-planning to wedding day! Jenika was with us the entire night and minute by minute, she had our special day flow so smoothly and efficiently, making our wedding details were in place and most importantly that we, along with our wedding party, were happy and comfortable. The service staff at Chateau Cocomar was also great, working throughout the night to truly give each and every one of our guests the best attention. We couldn't have been happier than with the wonderful team, quality of service and beautiful venue that Chateau Cocomar provided us. It was truly a fairytale for not only us, but each and every one of our guests! Houston is fortunate to have such a magical and elegant venue providing utmost quality and service in the wedding industry.
Don't judge a book by its coverReviewed on 10/08/2014 Stephanie C
Don't judge a book by its cover. This place is gorgeous but as soon as you sign the contract and cough up all the money you become another customer. They are not flexible with you at all I had to fight with them to not have my rehearsal during the middle of a work day so my whole party could attend. The Saturday before my wedding I was being threatened that they would cancel my wedding. You are not able to schedule your rehearsal until two weeks before and that's if they don't already have something going on on the same day. It was absolutely pointless to have two coordinators (yes, you have to pay extra for the coordinator here) my matron of honor didn't even speak and I didn't even get to do the garter toss because schedule was not followed. We paid extra to have certain refreshments and about ten people only got drink out of a 200. When I questioned it after the wedding I was told that the guests had to requests drink and the waiters and waitresses don't go around asking the guests, which was not told to us so again we spent more money here on something that wasn't used fully due to their lack of communication. Even my photographer made a comment on the bad service. The list can go on and on. Overall we had a great time seeing family and have great pictures thanks to our photographer. If I could do it all over again I would absolutely choose a different venue. This gave me headaches and sleepless nights and instead of helping with the wedding they made it one of the worse experiences I've had. The person who we loved is no longer there.
Wedding venueReviewed on 5/11/2014 Momo A
The most beautiful wedding venue in Houston!! I had my dream wedding because the staff at Cocomar ensured it was perfect!!! You will not be disappointed!
Fairytale WeddingReviewed on 2/26/2014 Kim G
My daughter had her wedding 4 days ago at the Chateau Cocomar! I almost hate to give the venue all 5's for fear that readers won't think it is a real review, but I couldn't possibly give this venue anything less than perfect! It goes without saying that the Chateau Cocomar is the perfect enchanted castle that every little girl DREAMS of for her wedding day! But beauty alone, doesn't make the day go off without a hitch! The Cocomar staff and wedding coordinators were the reason that I can honestly say that I cannot think of a single way we could have made it better. From the very beginning, our coordinator, Dede, just "got" my daughter's vision for her wedding day! Whatever we needed or thought of, she just made it happen! On wedding day, we had last minute adjustments to table seating that would have made me crazy, but Dede just took control and handled it and all with a smile on her face.. and all while keeping everyone on schedule! I cannot thank her enough! The venue is just exquisite! Attention to every detail makes this place a one-of-a-kind venue to hold your most important event! As my daughter was running with her new husband to their Getaway Car, she stopped and said to her dad and me, "This has been the BEST DAY of my ENTIRE LIFE!" So, thank you to the Chateau Cocomar and the Cocomar Ladies for being a huge part of our daughter's BEST DAY!
Best Venue in Houston!Reviewed on 2/24/2014 Anthony B
We celebrated our wedding at Chateau Cocomar on 9/28/13, and this was the perfect place for our wedding. The venue is spectacular and stunning it is the place to have your Dream wedding. I am very happy with my experience and will always remember how beautiful my wedding was. Karen, Sherry and Amanda were all amazing and very helpful throughout the process. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful and unforgettable venue. Thank You!
My Fairytale WeddingReviewed on 2/10/2014 Jaclynn J
Everyone at Chateau Cocomar was incredible to work with and worked so hard to make every detail of my Wedding day absolutely stunning and flawless. The castle is absolutely perfect, and I truly felt like a Princess getting married to my Prince Charming at a dream fairytale castle. I would highly recommend Dede Raad and Amanda Hough to any Bride looking at Chateau Cocomar for their venue. I loved every minute of the process with them and could not be happier with how my dream day turned out! Dede was my day-of coordinator, but worked so hard the entire month before via meetings, phone calls, and emails to make sure everything went off without a hitch!
Wedding of My DreamsReviewed on 1/09/2014 Briana C
I saw the Chateau Cocomar booth at the Bridal Extravaganza in 2012 when we were planning my mom's wedding and I knew I had to get married here!!! So when it was my turn it was the only venue I looked at and toured and actually had our date available! From the beginning to the end, everything was fantastic! Lorena was an amazing coordinator and a tremendous help in the planning of our big day! Pictures don't do this place justice! All the details and decor made our pictures absolutely amazing! I can't say enough about the venue and I am so happy that I went with my gut!
Best Wedding Venue in TexasReviewed on 10/20/2013 Michelle M
I would have to disagree with the people who rated this venue under 5 stars. I booked my wedding at this venue when it was still under construction because even then it was still more beautiful than all the other vendors in Houston. At first it did take a few days to get a response but that is completely understandable considering there hadn't been a wedding there yet and it was brand new but I was never turned down or ignored at all. I was offered wedding coordination service which I prompted to go with and got Dede who we were extremely impressed with and loved and was extremely helpful and friendly. I only got the day of coordination package but she pretty much helped me the whole month prior to my wedding which helped me out tremendously. I had a perfect wedding and didn't have to worry about a thing because of the awesome service. I've had multiple people tell me it was the most gorgeous wedding they have ever been too. Most people don't get to have their fairy tale wedding in a castle but I did! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning their wedding and trust me you and your guests will not be disappointed!
Beautiful and unique venue!!!Reviewed on 7/23/2013 Natalie H
I wish I could go back and do it all over again! Chateau Cocomar truly does provide a space for a fairytale wedding. The day turned out more beautiful than I could ever imagine. For weeks after, everyone raved about how beautiful the wedding was and couldn't believe a place like that existed in Houston. We booked the venue while it was still under construction so the responsiveness from them at the beginning was a bit frustrating. I assume they were still acquiring staff. However, as it got closer to the wedding date and I was offered a coordinator from Chateau Cocomar, I always received a prompt email or phone call. My coordinator, Dede, made the day go by so smoothly. Once I met with her, I did not have to worry about my vendors anymore. She took over and made sure everyone else did their jobs. Overall, my experience was a very positive one. I highly recommend Chateau Cocomar if you are looking for that grand, out-of-the-ordinary feel for your big day.
Beautiful and RomanticReviewed on 6/27/2013 Jeremiah F
We were so excited to have our wedding here!Chateau Cocomar is a beautiful, elegant venue and we loved the ambiance and the romantic atmosphere it added to our special day. We especially enjoyed working with Lorena, who was a big help in organizing things in the months before the wedding and Dede took the reins and helped make our wedding day a success. Be prepared to spend! With the cost of the venue and extras it could become pricey. But what's price compared to a priceless experience.
DO NOT BOOK AT THE COCOMARReviewed on 6/24/2013 Husna A
My experiences with the Cocomar have been decent up until today. It was down to two venues in Houston. The Cocomar being my top rated choice. For my first visit, my mom and I took a tour of the venue. The second appointment was to discuss pricing. And the third, which was going to be today, was to finalize our decision about the venue by taking my father to see it. But, apparently the Cocomar wants you to make a decision the first time you visit it?! I've seen 23 wedding venues in Houston. From Katy all the way to Conroe and everything in between. Not a single venue has EVER said that they only allow the prospective bride/groom/ family members to visit the venue once! On no occasion in the first two times I came to the Cocomar did they ever mention anything about having an minimum number of visits before signing the contract. Only on one condition were we allowed to see the venue and that was with bringing a check with the deposited amount with us?!! You've got to be kidding me! I can't even begin to tell you how much the coordinator, Sherry, complicated things today. Would it have really killed you to allow us to pop in for 5 min to see the venue? To help us make our decision? The only thing I requested is that we come by today to show my dad the space since he was not able to attend the initial meeting. I specifically told them that we did not have any questions and that we do not need anyone to show us around. Something that would really take us 5-10 min maximum to do was apparently too much for Sherry to handle today. In my opinion, Sherry had decided that A) We really weren't going to book the Cocomar anyway and it was a waste of her time to even give me a call back this morning and B) The Cocomar is getting soooo much business that they don't really give a care if a bride really wants to get married there or not. If it won't be this bride, there will be many more. NO BIG DEAL is the attitude that they have. Cocomar did make one decision very easy for me today. It was to NOT BOOK THEM for my wedding. I'll take my check for $32,000.00 and go somewhere else. Thanks!
HANDS DOWN THE BEST VENUE IN HOUSTON TEXAS!!!!!!!!Reviewed on 6/24/2013 Gabriella M
Chateau Cocomar is the most incredible fairytale made into reality!! My wedding day was EVERYTHING I ever wished and hoped it could be plus 1,000,000 times more! It was all thanks to Karen, Sherry, Lorena, & the entire Chateau Cocomar team!!!! They have an incredible list of preferred vendors that offer the best quality services for the best price!! All of the guests at my wedding came up to us and said multiple times that my wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to! Everyone was in awe about how BEAUTIFUL & BREATH TAKING Chateau Cocomar is!!! It is literally worth EVERYTHING we spent and more!! I guarantee you won't be disappointed by choosing Chateau Cocomar as your venue for not only weddings but any event!!! The actual Chateau took my pictures from excellent to SPECTACULAR!!! Everything about Chateau Cocomar is PERFECT, from the customer service to the Chateau to everything that has to do with your wedding necessities!!!
Awesome ExperienceReviewed on 6/24/2013 Dion L
My experience with Cocomar was top notch! The entire staff was very professional, attentive, and truly interested in making sure my day was exactly the way I wanted it. It was a dream world and I thank Cocomar for playing a major role in it. Love y'all!!!! :-)