5 Water View Wedding Venues

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Venue: Waters Edge | Photo: Rebecca Ellison Photography

With its meandering bayous and many lakes, and its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is a city defined by water. Which is wonderful news for Houston to-be-weds searching for water view wedding venues! Few natural features offer a more romantic backdrop for picturesque outdoor ceremony than sparkling, rippling, shimmering water. Fortunately, if you’re getting hitched in the Houston area, you’ll find an abundance of wedding venues that take full advantage of expansive water views, including these 5 wedding venues in and around the city.

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Wedding Planning Advice From A Real Bride: Amy West & Gary Becker

Wedding Dress: David Peck | Design, Flowers, Decor & Rentals: The Events Co. | Photo: Chris Bailey Photography
To celebrate a relationship that has been, right from the beginning, “nothing but romantic, fun, spontaneous and loving,” Amy and Gary went big and bold, with fireworks, rock-concert-worthy special effects and a guest list topping out at 500. As you might imagine, pulling off such a spectacular wedding taught the couple several important lessons along the way. Find out how Amy pulled off her rockstar celebration with her very own wedding planning advice!

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8 Houston On Site Chapel Wedding Venues

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Photo: Agape House Studio | Venue: Briscoe Manor
It’s difficult to make the celebration of your wedding day feel like pure magic when you’re dealing with transportation, traffic, directions and keeping everything to a timeline. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your wedding at a venue where you could say your vows in a classic ceremony setting and do your fabulous post-vows partying all in one place?

The good news is that Houston is home to a variety of amazing wedding venues with real, honest-to-goodness chapels right on site. So, come take a look at our 8 favorite on-site chapel wedding venues and find out what sets each apart, as you plan the most memorable and seamlessly executed celebration of your lives!

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Intimate Or Opulent: 11 Houston Wedding Venues

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Venue: The Astorian
One big question, two different vibes, so many Houston wedding venues. Should you go big, grand and glamorous, or keep it small, intimate and delicately detailed?

Within these two umbrella categories, there are, of course, countless personal interpretations. One couple’s big “luxury Houston wedding” may involve towering centerpieces, formal attire and live-band entertainment. For another couple, a grand, opulent wedding may entail aerial bartenders, ice-luge martinis and fireworks. On the flip side, one couple’s “intimate wedding” may be a small rustic affair, while another’s may feature a string quartet and garden ceremony, followed by private dining in a fine Houston restaurant. As you decide what kind of wedding atmosphere and experience will best fit your special day (and accommodate your wedding guest count and wedding budget), we invite you to check out these 11 Houston wedding venues and their unique offerings.

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The Astorian Unveils Two Swank New Spaces

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All Images – Venue: The Astorian | Photography: Ama By Aisha | Catering: Churrascos | Design & Architecture: Andrea Pachioli Blazek | Creative Direction: Retna Media
Already coveted among fashionable to-be-weds for its industrial-chic ambiance and incredible city views, Houston wedding venue The Astorian just got even more fabulous.

This esteemed celebration space has unveiled two new guest facilities that make wedding-day prep and primping at The Astorian just as glamorous, luxurious and enjoyable as the wedding celebration itself. For gentlemen, the Lexington Lounge evokes the mystery and intrigue of New York’s alluring “underground.” Click here to read the rest of this post »