Photo: Courtesy of The Astorian
Dreaming of a cinematic wedding entrance? Your name up in lights? These six Houston wedding venues are made for the spotlight!
1. THE ASTORIAN
Dramatic Digs: The Astorian’s industrial-chic exterior reveals an opulent private loft space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows looking out upon downtown Houston and its lively surrounding neighborhoods—home to art studios, chic eateries and some of Houston’s most architecturally significant buildings.
Lights, Camera, Action: Pendant lamps and dazzling crystal chandeliers blend with the romantic glow of hundreds of Edison bulbs in this Art Deco-inspired space, which comes to life as darkness falls…and the party begins.
Room To Revel: Offering 14,000 square feet of flexible celebration space, along with 14-foot-high ceilings, a gourmet kitchen and bar, and two private suites, The Astorian accommodates grand events
2. THE BELL TOWER ON 34TH
Dramatic Digs: Just minutes away from downtown Houston, you’ll find The Bell Tower on 34th—a one-of-a-kind indoor-outdoor wedding space where photo ops abound and varied ballroom options offer something for every spotlight-seeking couple.
Water WOW: The Bell Tower on 34th’s most eye-catching feature is its 30-foot-high water wall—a cinematic backdrop for magnificent wedding ceremonies, especially when illuminated in shades of romantic pink or purple.
Room to Revel: For a superstar-style reception with a few hundred of your closest friends and family members, opt for the Bell Tower’s Campanile Ballroom, featuring a dramatic curving staircase down which you can make your grand entrance in the role of a lifetime—newlyweds!
Photo: Courtesy of The Revaire
3. THE REVAIRE
Dramatic Digs: From its expansive porte-cochère, to its 4,000-square-foot industrial-elegant Gallery, to the natural wood accents and gleaming wall sconces of its ultra-modern Great Room, to the intimacy and sophisticated comforts of its private lounges, The Revaire, a magnificently repurposed 1942 munitions factory, is positioned to become one of the city’s most red-carpet-ready wedding venues when it debuts this spring.
All In: Owned by renowned Houston catering firm A Fare Extraordinaire, whose high-profile clients have included the likes of Taylor Swift, Drake and Anna Wintour, The Revaire can provide everything from upscale rentals and custom-printed paper goods, and celebrity DJs to sommelier-curated wine packages, so you can focus on getting ready for your close-up.
Room To Revel: Enclosed within The Revaire’s sleek glass-and-steel exterior is space enough to hold 1,500 of your closest friends and family, for ceremony, cocktails, dining, dancing…and after-hours fun.
4. HOTEL ZAZA MUSEUM DISTRICT
Dramatic Digs: Overlooking the Museum District’s magnificent Mecom Fountain, the city’s original Hotel ZaZa (a second location just opened in Memorial City) is where many a celebrity has stayed during Houston visits—and where many a celebrity-style wedding has taken place in the chic Phantom Ballroom.
Suite Treat: For pre- and post-wedding fun, or wedding-night romance, book one of the hotel’s Magnificent Seven suites; each of these unique venues-within-the-venue its own lavish thematic decor, from rock star decadence to gilded Italian opulence.
Room to Revel: While the aforementioned Phantom Ballroom is the go-to choice for larger wedding celebrations, the 11th-floor Grapevine Room, and Prohibition Era-inspired Conspiracy Room and The Vault, can be configured for more intimate gatherings, including glamorous rehearsal dinners and engagement parties.
Venue: Corinthian – Houston | Photo: Larry Fagala
5. CORINTHIAN – HOUSTON
Dramatic Digs: Named for its majestic colonnade of Corinthian columns, the Corinthian-Houston, one of the city’s most iconic and elegant historic venues, will make you feel like a classic screen idol on your wedding day.
Star Ceremony: Make your way down a grand, petal-strewn aisle to say your “I do’s” in the spotlight on the venue’s raised landing, as gathered guests look on with adoration.
Room to Revel: Go ahead, invite more than a thousand of your family, friends and admiring fans to your once-in-a-lifetime occasion—with its soaring ceilings and expansive grand hall, the Corinthian-Houston can accommodate them all, along with exquisite furnishings, lavish floral arrangements, and catering by one of several top Houston caterers.
6. MAJESTIC METRO
Dramatic Digs: Located right in the heart of downtown Houston, next to iconic Market Square, this fully restored historic movie house gives guests access to tons of local fun, including award-winning restaurants, popular watering holes and nearby Discovery Green—an expansive urban park space that plays host to concerts, festivals and plenty of activities for aspiring “child stars.”
Marquee Magic: Few venues actually allow you to experience your name up in lights. The Majestic Metro is one of these! The venue’s illuminated cinema marquee can be customized with your names and wedding message for all to see on your wedding day.
Room to Revel: With its lavish downstairs theater space and upstairs balcony area, the circa-1926 Majestic Metro can host up to 500 of your nearest and dearest for a wedding celebration worthy of rave reviews.