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Houston Chateau Wedding Venue: Chateau Polonez

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Venue: Chateau Polonez | Photo: Jonathan Ivy Photography
If you think you have to make the long trek overseas to find a European-style chateau wedding venue, we’ve got some very good news for you.

Dramatic double staircase, sparkling crystal chandeliers, grand ballroom, and a unique painted domed ceiling…Chateau Polonez is the real deal, y’all. And it’s located just about a 35 minute drive from downtown Houston. Intrigued? Click here to read the rest of this post »

Venues We Love + OPEN HOUSE: Ashton Gardens

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Photo: Allee J Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens Chapel
Who says Houston couples can’t have the feel of an outdoor wedding venue but with the climate-controlled comfort of the great indoors?

If this is the wedding vibe you’re going for, we’d like to introduce you to Ashton Gardens, which seamlessly blends the beauty of nature’s bounty with classic ballroom wedding ambiance.

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Photo: Matthew Trevino Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens Ballroom
Ashton Gardens is actually two nearly identical venues (one in North Houston, one in West Houston).

Both offer a blend of forested splendor and romantic ballroom chic that’s a perfect fit for couples who want the feel of an outdoor wedding venue, but without the unpredictability of Mother Nature. Say, “I do,” in front of a backdrop of soaring windows looking out on lush trees, in Ashton Gardens’ lovely on-site chapel, with its country-church feel, and state-of-the-art technology. Then venture into the venue’s party space, enclosed in windows for wonderful sense of serenity, and accented with crystal chandeliers for an even more wonderful sense of…celebration!

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Photo: Mustard Seed Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens
Experience the magic in person at the Ashton Gardens North Bridal Open House on June 23.

Visit Ashton Gardens North on Saturday, June 23, from 1-3 p.m. for your chance to tour the lovely chapel, twinkling ballroom and beautiful grounds. Talk to in-house wedding experts, and learn more about the venue’s full-service wedding packages, which include ceremony and reception space, rentals, dance floor, lighting, and fine cuisine. We can’t stress enough how little stress you’ll experience if you put your wedding in the hands of the experts at Ashton Gardens. Can’t make it on 6/23? No problem! Take a moment to schedule a tour at your convenience…and make sure to tell them you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog! Happy planning, loves.

Nearby Destination Wedding Venue: 15 Acres

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Dream Photo & Video

Like something out of a sun-dappled dream, destination wedding venue 15 Acres simply…appears…in the Texas countryside, just minutes outside of Houston. No wonder Houston-based couples are gaga for this gorgeous 300-capacity site!

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Photo: Courtesy of 15 Acres

Ceremony options at 15 Acres include the venue’s spacious covered patio, which can be cooled or heated for maximum comfort in any season. Indoor reception space takes full advantage of the picturesque green setting, with tons of oversized windows and tall French doors. And when it comes to pre-wedding prep space for both brides and grooms, it’s hard to beat 15 Acres’ lavish bridal suite and awesome groom’s cabin (which even boasts a stocked fishing pond!).

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Photo: Courtesy of 15 Acres

Schedule your appointment to visit this unique new Houston-adjacent destination wedding venue, and experience in person all that 15 Acres has to offer. Are you or your spouse-to-be an active military member or first responder? Make sure to ask the 15 Acres event staff about special discounts, available just for you. And stay tuned for details about 15 Acres’ Wedding Open House, coming up in August (date TBA)!

Hill Country, Napa & Beyond: Destination Weddings We Love

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Venue: King River Ranch

Got a hankering to head out of Houston? These destination wedding properties top our list of favorites for fabulous food, superb service, gorgeous views and a true R&R wedding experience. Click here to read the rest of this post »