The Inside Scoop
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The First Look
Tucked away in a secluded area of Santa Fe, Texas, just a few minutes from Interstate 45, is a secret treasure. The Hidden Palms is an oasis with a large watering hole surrounded by sandy beaches and lush green lawns, with beautiful colored flowers and majestic palm trees providing the quintessential backdrop with an exotic charm. This picturesque venue is ideal for couples hoping for a taste of tropical elegance for their special day.
Providing both indoor and outdoor options for the ceremony and reception, this award winning venue has the capacity to accommodate up to 260 guests and has a variety of wedding packages from which couples can choose. The venue can offer an almost "do-it-yourself" package where the couple can rent the venue and make their own arrangements with their own vendors, or couples can opt for a complete package where they can choose from a list of trusted and highly recommended vendors to provide services for their memorable day.
Only one function is booked per day at The Hidden Palms, giving couples and their guests exclusive access to the entire venue. This means that they can choose anywhere on the grounds for their ceremony and have a variety of options to choose from for their reception, including:
Banquet Hall. This hall is a 2,800 square foot facility, ideal for an indoor reception. This space is suitable for up to 175 guests. Couples can also choose to have a Banquet Tent instead as an outdoor option.
Outdoor Patio. The outdoor patio provides a completely al-fresco experience where you can admire the spectacular views of this hidden paradise during the day, and at night, enjoy the atmosphere of a star-filled sky. The outdoor patio is a magical space for both ceremony and reception and can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Palapas. There are seven palm-covered palapas situated around the venue and each provide extra space and seating for up to 35 guests.
What You Should Know
The Hidden Palms can be rented exclusively for up to four hours and 30 minutes, and couples can access the venue on the day of the wedding from 10 a.m. On a Friday or Saturday, events can run up to 11.30 p.m. but must end by 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
With their very own wedding coordinator, The Hidden Palms offers this exclusive service to help couples plan all the details to make their day one they will never forget. From choosing vendors to offering options to suit a particular budget, the wedding coordinator is there to advise and take the worry and stress out of the planning.
Setup and cleanup costs as well as white or off-white linens and napkins, and all serving ware are included in every wedding package. If alternative colors are required, there is an additional charge incurred.
The Hidden Palms are extremely flexible about what couples can arrange for their special day but do offer the following services and extra perks:
From the Vendor
The Hidden Palms
A secluded paradise for your wedding or special event. Our property is conveniently located off FM 1764 three miles west of Interstate 45, just 30 minutes from other main attractions in Houston, Galveston and Kemah.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment
Beautiful...made the best of a rainy situationReviewed on 4/11/2014 Angela B
This is a venue that offers 'all inclusive' packages. We chose Package 6. Considering everything that was included, the price is extremely competitive (and we seriously shopped around)!Gina was great all along. I really started stressing out when the forecast changed the day before the wedding showing thunderstorms. She had everything set up inside with a plan to make a quick move outside if the weather broke. Everything went so smooth and all my stress and worry was for nothing.
Amazing Tropical VenueReviewed on 11/06/2012 Miranda C
LOVE this venue! Definitely is a hidden treasure. We had fireworks at the conclusion of our first dance, a bon fire and candle lights everywhere. If you are looking for an outdoor venue I would definitely recommend this place. They can house any size group and they are EXTREMELY affordable! Gina is great and will work with you to make your vision a reality! They have a bridal suite and grooms room that is yours for the entire day. If you haven’t checked it out, you must! Don’t go by the pics on the website, it in no way does this place justice!
Perfect placeReviewed on 12/12/2011 angie t
The facility was beautiful! Gina handled so many details for us and made great suggestions to make our night wonderful!
Get Married HERE!!!Reviewed on 10/14/2014
The hidden palms took ALL the stress and worry out of my wedding. I can not express how wonderful this place and the employees were. Not to mention Beautiful!. Upon my initial meeting with Gina she gave us a tour and laid out our options for us. There were multiple packages to pick from which could accommodate anyone. She answered any and all questions that I had leading up to the big day. She is amazing and so is her staff. She helped me decorate and put everything out for me. She handled everything. I even needed an extra bow the day of and she ran to hobby lobby for me! How amazing, she was such a blessing. The service was just wonderful. The grounds are so beautiful it's a must see!