7 Unique Houston Hotels
Houston’s luxury hotel scene is HOT, and that’s good news for couples on the hunt for a venue that mixes unique thematic elements with the full service and ample accommodations of a top-tier hotel property. Planning an Art Deco affair? Pining for a Gulf Coast getaway? Searching for South Asian menu expertise, Parisian charm, a spa retreat…or something else entirely? Check out these unique wedding hotels for a reception with personality!
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Cosmopolitan Cool: Omni Houston Hotel
Tucked away within the prestigious Post Oak area, the Omni Houston Hotel is a distinctive modern oasis. The hotel’s in-house Mokara Spa offers day-of couple’s massages, as well as other beauty treatments for to-be-weds looking to get some R&R together on their big day. While you are relaxing—either in-spa or in your well-appointed Omni Houston room—the hotel’s catering staff orchestrates every detail, turning its enormous ballrooms and cosmopolitan outdoor spaces into a chic resort-like fantasy, with Asian-inspired gardens and understated design. While some guests will retire to their luxe hotel rooms, those who want to keep the celebration going after the reception will have ample opportunity. Home to the only in-hotel nightclub in Houston, the Omni wows wedding guests and couples with the recently renovated Black Swan, an underground, industrial-chic club fit for swank candid photo ops and let-your-hair-down after-party fun.
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Houston Classic: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
Enchanting forests and classic wood-paneled ballrooms exude The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa’s Southern elegance and warm hospitality. Located along a wooded stretch of Houston’s Memorial Park, this revered hotel offers wedding couples many intimate spaces within the sprawling property. The award-winning grounds beneath twinkling Live Oak trees make for joyous (and truly Texan) outdoor ceremonies. Every event of your wedding weekend can be held within the six elegant ballrooms, restaurants or lounges. Guests also can enjoy the club’s lavish pools,
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City Views: Hilton Americas-Houston
While wedding events at the Hilton Americas can be intimate and understated, or lavish and large, all are guaranteed to come with unforgettable views. Each of the hotel’s unique ballrooms has a spacious foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Discovery Green and Downtown’s glittering skyline, the perfect backdrop for an extravagant social hour. If you’re planning a 1,000-guest traditional South Asian ceremony complete with a
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Artful Elegance: JW Marriott Houston Downtown
Inspired by Houston’s vibrant heritage, and located in a historic Downtown building, the JW Marriott Houston Downtown is an ideal wedding venue for couples with a love for the arts, and a reverence for restoration. Complete with giant steel columns and eclectic artwork throughout, the Downtown hotel balances industrial and luxury vibes in its gallery-like Picasso Hall, chic Monet Ballroom and sleek lounges,
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Seaside Celebration: Hotel Galvez & Spa
Nearby Galveston’s Hotel Galvez & Spa, the only historic ocean-view hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast, provides wedding couples with an ideal option for a vintage-inspired beachside event. Stepping into the foyer of the Galvez is like going back in time to the era of the ‘Grand Dame’ hotels. With three separate outdoor ceremony spaces, couples can say their vows under fluttering palm trees or surrounded by lush green gardens.
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Dramatic Decadence: Hotel ZaZa Museum District
This premier boutique hotel, located in Houston’s posh Museum District, plays host to some of the most dramatic weddings in the city. Featuring rich, modern decor which includes sophisticated chandeliers, flamboyant colors and eye-catching theatrical elements repurposed from New York’s original Warwick Hotel, Hotel ZaZa is a most fashionable fit for engaged couples craving a celebration that is as refined as it is…sexy. To-be-weds who want to push the envelope a bit, but don’t want to venture inside The Loop, also are in luck. A second luxurious location—Hotel ZaZa Memorial City—is set to open in the coming months. Like other ZaZa locations, the hotel will feature a signature ZaSpa, resort-style pool, and avant-garde lounge and restaurants, for maximum guest enjoyment before, during and after the main event.
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French Fête: Hilton Houston Post Oak
Decked out with sparkling Louis XIV-style crystal-teardrop chandeliers, dramatic recessed
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Wellness Retreat: The Westin Memorial City
The Westin Memorial City welcomes your guests to a peaceful oasis on the west side of the city. With its convenient location to both airports, rooftop infinity pool, in-room spa treatments, and calming blue and green hues throughout the property, the Westin Memorial City offers wedding groups an atmosphere of luxurious