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3 Essential Travel And Honeymoon Tips

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If travel pics are filling up your Instagram collection and Pinterest boards, you’re not alone. Most engaged Houston couples plan a honeymoon, destination wedding, or a weekend getaway for two. From packing the essentials to the logistics of planning the perfect honeymoon, we’ve got you covered with these three important tips!

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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!

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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.

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Chic Modern Wedding Venue: The Westin At The Woodlands

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Venue: The Westin at The Woodlands | Photo: Joan Tilton Photography
All the tranquil green loveliness of The Woodlands, but with a sophisticated, urban-chic edge: That’s The Westin at The Woodlands. We’re turning our spotlight on this versatile, modern wedding venue this week, and all it has to offer Houston couples!
Dreaming of an elegant rooftop wedding with shimmering skyline views?

The Westin at The Woodlands can accommodate your vision, and make your sunset or starlight ceremony a picture-perfect reality.

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Venue: The Westin at The Woodlands | Photo: Marco Wang Photography
Looking for a ballroom to accommodate all of your most-loved family members, friends and associates?

The Westin at The Woodlands has a handful of beautiful indoor wedding reception spaces to choose from. You’ll also get the unique advantage of a dedicated wedding coordinator, and a culinary staff who’ll make sure your guests enjoy a superb dining experience, whether you opt for small plates and wine pairings, interactive stations or a classic sit-down reception dinner.

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Venue: The Westin at The Woodlands | Photo: The Cotton Collective
Envisioning a destination-like wedding experience, without the challenges of destination travel?

The Westin at The Woodlands is the perfect spot to gather all of your guests, both out-of-towners and Houston locals, for a full weekend of wedding fun! Guests can take their pick of luxurious rooms and suites, and, in their leisure hours, enjoy craft cocktails poolside at the hotel’s swank Como Social Club, authentic regional Italian cuisine at Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen, and awesome shopping, waterside lounging and more, in the hotel’s Woodlands Waterway location. Have your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch in totally distinct, beautiful spaces, without ever leaving the property! The Westin at The Woodlands can help you plan every detail, for an amazing resort-style wedding experience, just a short drive from downtown Houston. Contact The Westin’s wedding pros today to schedule your tour, and find out for yourself all that this beautifully appointed modern wedding venue has to offer. And make sure to tell them you found them at Weddings in Houston!

Local Destination Weddings At 15 Acres

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Who Is Leading E Photography
Named to honor the songbirds that call its beautiful natural expanse home, 15 Acres has become one of the Houston area’s most coveted locations for local destination weddings with modern elegance. And with good reason:

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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