Intimate Or Opulent: 11 Houston Wedding Venues

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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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New Houston Venue: The AC Hotel Downtown

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A new Houston venue brings a European modernist aesthetic to bustling, cosmopolitan Downtown, and we are here for it! Marriott’s AC Hotel Houston Downtown is a fantastic addition to the city’s hotel scene, and an excellent choice for couples seeking history and refined sophistication in equal measure for their wedding celebration. And the AC Hotel has something no other venue can offer…

The Zoe Theater, on downtown Houston’s Main St., opened in 1914 and soon became one of the Gulf Coast’s major film-going destinations. Today, the theater has been restored to its former glory, and is now the AC Hotel’s Zoe Ballroom, where Houston wedding couples can gather with up to 200 guests for a fabulous wedding reception, engagement party or lavish rehearsal dinner.

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Whatever festivities you opt to host at this new Houston venue, it is also a superb spot for visiting guests to stay.

Located in the heart of downtown Houston, the AC Hotel is surrounded by a huge variety of restaurants, shaded green spaces, and a lively nightlife scene. Inside the hotel, the atmosphere is serene and chic, with its gleaming wood surfaces, minimalist color palette and beautifully curated modernist furnishings and decor.

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Recently engaged? Got a thing for refined European modernism and attention to detail?

Passionate about Texas history? Looking for an intimate, elegant downtown ballroom setting, plus superb cuisine and exceptional Marriott service? Schedule your tour of the new AC Hotel Houston Downtown and discover what is certain to become one of the city’s hottest spots for amazing celebrations!

4 Creative Ways to Serve Alcohol at Your Wedding

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Liquor and beer and wine, oh my! Adult beverages are a big part of almost all wedding celebrations. With so many wedding drink options, you’ll want to think outside the bottle, and check out these creative ways to serve alcohol that will have your guests saying, “Sip, sip hooray!”

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5 Tips For Wedding Reception Entertainment That Rocks!

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Lighting & Sound: LG Event Entertainment & Production | Photo: Joseph West Photography

Thrilling in the moment, and a joy to relive in photos and video long after the big day: That’s great reception entertainment. And that’s what you’ll get when you follow these five tips for keeping guests smiling, dancing, lounging, laughing and living it up, all night long, at your once-in-a-lifetime party!

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This Houston Party Band Totally Rocks!

We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to The Moment, a Houston party band with a very special gift for turning wedding receptions into totally unforgettable dance-all-night bashes!!

Heading up a nine-piece outfit of accomplished, versatile musicians who truly love what they do, Scott Sofer is a master MC and an expert at “reading the room.” Not only will this amazing Houston party band get your guests on their feet, but they’ll take them through a journey of fun, from first introductions to last waltz (or rhumba, or boogie, or electric slide…you get the picture!). We can’t say enough good stuff about this superb wedding band, who can shift seamlessly from Queen to Daft Punk to Al Green and countless other beloved artists, all while making every guest feel comfortable, energized and eager for more! This is NOT your mother’s party band, friends. The Moment brings a club gig experience to your big day, in the absolute coolest way. Give them a call or email them to schedule a consultation, and find out more about who they are, what they do, and how they can ensure that your guests will be talking about your wedding for years to come. And make sure to tell them you found them at Weddings in Houston!