ENGAGED and CONFUSED?

Register now as a Bride or Groom
and receive our E-newsletter
and planning tools FREE!

Register Today!

10 Simple Elegant Wedding Venues

Lounge and live it up at these 10 simple elegant wedding venues in and around Houston. You’ll be in the excellent company of many couples who have chosen these beautiful though not-too-buttoned-down Houston wedding venues for their own relaxed and romantic celebrations!

Houston wedding venue elegant affordable unique ceremony space
Venue: Sara’s Inn | Photo: Larry Fagala
1. Sara’s Inn

Located in the hip, bustling Houston Heights neighborhood, Sara’s Inn combines Victorian charm with well-appointed accommodations in a unique, vintage-vibe wedding setting. Here, you’ll find antique furnishings, intimate reception spaces and picturesque outdoor areas, including an elegant 1,000-square-foot covered garden patio that makes for a lovely ceremony location. You can also exchange your vows on the front porch steps of the inn or on the rooftop balcony, for a truly special “I do” experience.

Click here to read the rest of this post »

Galveston Island Destination Wedding Special Offer

Galveston Hotel Galvez Wedding Centennial Green
Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa | Photo: C. Baron Photography
Dreaming of a breezy, beautiful, luxe-yet-laid-back Galveston Island destination wedding? Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, is about to make your dream wedding come true.

Regal, elegant and full of history, Hotel Galvez is also relaxed and welcoming. There’s no Galveston Island destination wedding venue quite like it, and there’s no time like the present to book your once-in-a-lifetime Hotel Galvez wedding. Secure your Hotel Galvez wedding date by March 31, 2019, and you’ll score your choice of one of the following upgrades, at no extra charge: Click here to read the rest of this post »

Beautiful Bridal Portraits At Heather’s Glen

heather's glen conroe houston wedding venue country gazebo outdoor ceremony
Venue: Heather’s Glen | Photo: Oryan Photo & Video

Claire and Jesse’s wedding at Heather’s Glen is a perfect example of finding the right venue for your wedding, and then taking full advantage of it with your wedding photos. The couple, who chose idyllic Conroe venue Heather’s Glen for its “natural light and beautiful gardens,” didn’t want a ton of frills for their intimate wedding. But they did want to make the most of the wedding venue’s charming gazebo, white iron benches, lush lawns, blooming flowers, elegant bridal cottage and lovely country chapel…especially for bridal portraits! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Sweet DIY Wedding At The Gardens At Madeley Manor

DIY wedding gardens madeley manor outdoor ceremony gazebo spring white folding chairs
Venue: The Gardens At Madeley Manor | Photo: Ashlen Sydney Photography

It was the summer of 2014. Zach had just graduated from Rice and his mind was on getting ready to teach, not on meeting the love of his life. Tiffany had just gotten back from a trip to Chicago and was reveling in independence. Then Zach walked in late to a dinner with mutual friends, and a few Mario Kart games later, he was…smitten. Two years later, on a trip to New Orleans, Zach led an unsuspecting Tiffany on a stroll through the French Quarter, to Jackson Square. “When we got to the middle of the square, Zach stopped and pulled out a set of pictures,” Tiffany recounts. “Each picture of us had a letter on the back. We reminisced and talked about each of the memories, as I noticed the letters starting to spell out ‘Will You Marry Me?’ At the last picture, Zach got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. And of course, I SAID ‘YES!!!'” On a lovely spring day, the couple wed in front of 75 loved ones at The Gardens at Madeley Manor in Conroe. “For our decor and theme, we wanted something simple but elegant, that subtly highlighted both our cultures and would appear lighthearted and cute,” Tiffany says. “We enjoyed having an outdoor wedding ceremony, while having an indoor reception.” The couple wrote their own vows, and the bride surprised everyone with a children’s book telling the story of her relationship with Zach. These tender personal touches “filled the ceremony with giggles, laughs and tears,” the couple says.  Click here to read the rest of this post »

Ultra Elegant Blush And White Wedding By Civic Photos

castle blush and white wedding texas houston
Photo: Civic Photos

They both love tropical fruit, coconut water and spending their weekends cooking, and doing bible education work. They both name kindness and dedication to family as the qualities they love most in each other. And on one fine spring day, at a castle-like Houston wedding venue, Lisa and Melbon both said “I do,” in front of 100 close friends and family members. Their wedding celebration, which incorporated the couple’s Caribbean, Portuguese and Indian cultures, surrounded gathered guests with beautiful, larger-than-life white, blush and peach flower arrangements and tons of candles, courtesy of Houston floral design firm Plants N’ Petals. Click here to read the rest of this post »