All Inclusive Venue For Garden & Forest Weddings: Shirley Acres

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An all inclusive venue tucked away amidst 20 lush acres of towering oaks and fragrant pines, just a stone’s throw from Houston’s central hub? Shirley Acres is a true hidden gem…but not so hidden that your wedding guests won’t easily find it! In fact, a mere 30 minute drive northwest on I-45 out of downtown Houston will bring you to the sprawling green grounds of this family-owned-and-operated wedding venue. And that’s where the fun begins…

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Originally the family estate of Frank and Lou Shirley, whose children all grew up (and got married!) on the property, Shirley Acres eventually evolved into a garden wedding venue any wedding couple and their guests could enjoy. Offering all inclusive wedding packages covering everything from coordination, catering and bar service, to in-house floral design, entertainment and ceremony services, Shirley Acres truly is a turnkey option for Houston weddings. This affordable wedding venue prides itself on a mission of “Transparency & Tradition.” So, what does that mean for brides, grooms and their families, when touring and booking Shirley Acres? “Any time a bride or other client comes in to get a quote on pricing, we sit down with you and customize every detail to suit your needs. We show the breakdown of cost, step by step, and adjust items depending on your budget. Every aspect of our business is steeped in a tradition of hospitality,” the venue notes. Integrity, professionalism and client dedication are just three of the reasons we love this all inclusive wedding venue. Read on for more!

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Along with its lovely, shaded Courtyard space–a favorite for outdoor ceremonies, featuring blooming seasonal flower beds and a wood arbor–Shirley Acres has two climate-controlled indoor spaces for celebrations with views aplenty. A soaring 20-foot-high ceiling and vast picture windows looking out onto the Courtyard make the Garden Room a great choice for indoor ceremonies bathed in natural light, and indoor receptions for up to 400 guests. If a barn wedding reception for 225 or fewer guests, with tons of rustic-elegant charm, is what you’re after for your celebration, opt for the Pavilion, where wood-paneled walls and a timber-beam ceiling evoke a true Texas wedding feel, while distinctive chandeliers and endless windows, looking out on the property’s tranquil pond, provide just the right touch of sophistication.

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Shirley Acres also features a private bridal suite for pre-wedding prep, and a well-appointed guesthouse with four bedrooms and three baths, to accommodate those in your wedding group who wish to stay on site. We can’t say enough good stuff about this versatile and very pretty Houston wedding venue. As for service, you can’t beat the level of attention you’ll receive from the superb Shirley Acres staff, both on the path to planning your perfect wedding, and on the big day itself. Find out more about Shirley Acres, and schedule your tour and venue consultation, here. And make sure to tell them you found them at Weddings in Houston! Happy planning, loves!

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