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Hill Country Weddings at La Cantera

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Venue: La Cantera Resort & Spa (Photo Courtesy Of La Cantera)
Hill Country weddings at La Cantera Resort & Spa have everything you want in a destination wedding (relaxation, gorgeous views, activities aplenty, accommodations for all your loved ones, picturesque outdoor areas, well-appointed indoor spaces, top-tier catering and service staff), at a destination a short three hours’ drive from Houston.

La Cantera is also one of the most versatile Hill Country wedding venues there is, with plenty of spots of intimate rustic-elegant weddings, as well as space for 750+ revelers, if that’s your thing! Here’s what we love about this romantic San Antonio resort:

The Grand Ballroom – With 17,000 square feet of celebration space that includes sweeping golf course views and an outdoor terrace, this is the spot for big, beautiful weddings at La Cantera.

The Outdoor Spaces – From the hidden-garden charm of Emily’s Rose Courtyard, to the cozy fireplace and private bar of the Primero Terrace, to the lush, green spread of the 6,000-square-foot Esparza Lawn, La Cantera has plenty of spots to celebrate your “I do’s” with the lovely Hill Country landscape as your backdrop.

The Spa – A secluded sanctuary set upon one of the highest points in the Texas Hill Country, La Cantera’s Loma de Vida Spa offers everything from massage to signature body treatments and facials, plus hair styling services, luxury mani-pedis and more.

The Tons & Tons Of Stuff To Do – Whether your wedding group is into golf, swimming, tennis, nature-exploration or luxuriating poolside in a private cabana, you’ll find all of these activities at La Cantera (plus a daily Kids’ Camp for the little ones), without ever leaving the resort grounds! Want to explore historic San Antonio with your Hill Country destination wedding guests? Talk to your La Cantera wedding expert about planning a jaunt to the nearby San Antonio Riverwalk, the San Antonio Zoo or the historic Alamo.

Find out more about La Cantera Resort & Spa, and schedule your visit today, to tour this easygoing site for everything-included Hill Country weddings, engagements, bachelorette weekends and pre-wedding getaways!

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Venue: La Cantera Resort & Spa | Photo: Niles Harrison

Texas Destination Wedding Venue: 15 Acres

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Dream Photo & Video
Ahhh, you guys, there’s just so much to love at Texas destination wedding venue 15 Acres, where you can create everything from Texas barn wedding fun to contemporary ballroom elegance.

For starters, there’s the venue’s rustic-elegant ambiance, which blends rough-hewn wood surfaces with tons of wedding sparkle. Then there’s the 15 Acres’ spacious covered patio, which can be cooled or heated for maximum comfort in any season. And the lovely 15 Acres ballroom, which takes full advantage of the venue’s picturesque Hockley, Texas, setting with tons of oversized windows and tall French doors.

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Dream Photo & Video
15 Acres also believes that your wedding prep space should be as comfortable and beautiful as your wedding party space.

That’s why they custom designed a lavish bridal suite and awesome groom’s cabin (with–bonus!–a stocked fishing pond!) just for their wedding couples.

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Chelsea Renee Photography
Schedule your appointment to visit this unique Houston area 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. Happy Texas destination wedding planning, y’all!

Beach Destination Wedding By Civic Photos

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Photo: Civic Photos

Starting out as friendly acquaintances at work, ShaQuita and Calvin’s relationship grew following a night out with friends. As they stayed up until five in the morning, it was clear sparks were flying between them, and it wasn’t long before their friendship turned into romance. Five happy years later, Calvin decided ShaQuita was the one for him, and enlisted the help of her mother with his surprise proposal. At a family crawfish boil, “surrounded by family and friends that were all in on it,” the future bride said, “Yes,” through tears of joy. Along with 50 close friends and family, ShaQuita and Calvin made their way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a beautiful beach destination wedding. “We were looking for a tropical getaway, especially since Calvin loves the beach,” says the bride. Following their sweet beach ceremony, the lovebirds and their guests feasted on grilled salmon with sweet potatoes and enjoyed serenades from a mariachi band. “The sunset was perfect!” recalls ShaQuita. “If we could do it all over again we wouldn’t change a thing.” See for yourself this lovely couple’s festivities, captured by the talented Houston wedding photography studio Civic Photos! Click here to read the rest of this post »

3 Ultra Southern Wedding Venues We Love

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Photo: Courtesy Of Montage Palmetto Bluff

As one of the country’s southernmost cities, Houston’s culture is as Southern as it is Texan. And Houston to-be-weds, along with their families, have an affinity for the gracious hospitality, relaxed luxury and fabulous food and drink the South is known for. These three distinguished Southern destination properties welcome Houston couples and their loved ones to sip, dine, dance and say, “I do,” surrounded by regal decor, lush landscapes and iconic Southern scenes.

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Photo: Courtesy Of Montage Palmetto Bluff
1. MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF

A classic country-chapel ceremony and total-escape resort celebration all in one? You can have your wedding cake and eat it, too, at the Montage Palmetto Bluff, located in the lush Lowcountry of South Carolina. Jack Nicklaus signature golf, sport shooting, yachting, equestrian activities and strolling through the extraordinary Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, are just a few of the innumerable things you and your guests can do at the Montage. But don’t tucker yourself out, to-be-wed. You’ll want to save energy for your “I do’s” in the picture-perfect May River Chapel, or the grand Somerset Chapel—both offering gorgeous views, and streams of South Carolina sunlight. Click here to read the rest of this post »

6 Texas Destination Wedding Venues Near Houston

Forget passports, plane fares and complicated travel logistics…these six Texas destination wedding venues offer a full weekend wedding experience, just a short drive away from downtown Houston.

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Venue: Briscoe Manor | Photo: Mustard Seed Photography

1. BRISCOE MANOR

SAY I DO: Nestled among pecan and oak trees on a serene 50-acre estate whose history dates back to the early 19th century, Richmond’s Briscoe Manor welcomes couples to say their vows in a stately limestone chapel (the photo ops are out of this world!), and invites celebrants to take full advantage of Click here to read the rest of this post »