Archive for the ‘Venues’ Category

Venues We Love: Julia Ideson Library

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Historic Houston Wedding Venue Julia Ideson D Jones Photo: D. Jones Photo | Rentals: LBL Event Rentals & Design

You know that feeling you get when you walk into the cool hush of a big, imposing, historic library? Well, you get that feeling and then some when you enter downtown Houston’s Julia Ideson Library, with its sophisticated grandeur and ornate interiors. But here’s the thing: When it’s your wedding at the Julia Ideson, you don’t have to hush! Oh no, darling. Celebrate your nuptials inside this stunning 1926 structure, and you’ll get to dine, dance, laugh, talk and enjoy every moment of your once-in-a-lifetime event, surrounded by gleaming marble pillars, beneath the garden of gilded wood flowers that wraps around the ceiling.

Julia Ideson Wedding Kat Creech Photo: Joey T Photography | Planning & Styling: Kat Creech Events | Flowers & Decor: Plants N’ Petals | Lighting: Bright Star Productions | Linens: House of Hough

As for the building’s Spanish-influenced exterior? It’s got plenty of places for gorgeous bridal portraits, couple pix and romantic photo ops, whether you opt for the magnificent column-flanked front steps, or a tranquil, tree-lined path on the library’s manicured grounds. Searching for a truly unique and ineffably cool place to say, “I do?” Check out this historic Houston treasure, let them know you found them right here on the lil’ ol’ Houston Wedding Blog, and start planning the urban-swank wedding you’ve seen in your dreams!

Brand New For I Do: 15 Acres in Hockley, TX

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Hockley Texas Wedding Venue 15 Acres  Photo: Dream Photo & Video

How’d you like to get married in a brand-spanking-new venue–one that has outdoor ceremony space overlooking a scenic pond, and indoor party space in a chic and contemporary ballroom with glittering chandeliers and massive windows, set on acres of verdant grounds? You can at 15 Acres–one of our fave new wedding venues, located a short hop northwest of Houston, in picturesque Hockley. What else we love about this versatile local-destination-wedding spot? We were just getting to that…

Rustic Elegant Houston Wedding Venue 15 Acres Photo: Courtesy of 15 Acres

1.) New space, experienced owners. Mother-and-daughter team Stephanie and Ari have a combined 25 years of event-planning experience, so while the venue may be brand new, the team running it have established vendor relationships and extensive venue management expertise.

2.) Full flexibility or full service: your choice. Another rare find is the ability to select a full-service package, including everything from flowers to food to photo booths, or total flexibility when it comes to bringing in outside vendors. 15 Acres offers both options, as well as “in-between” services, where they can take care of segments of your wedding, and let you handle the rest.

3.) Pre-wedding prep space for gals and guys alike. Since facility rental at 15 Acres includes a full 12 hours of access, it’s nice to know that both the bride and bridesmaids, and groom and groomsmen, will have use of private, well-appointed, beautifully decorated dressing rooms/lounge space for the duration of their special day, ensuring maximum relaxation…and maximum impact when they make their way down the aisle!

Grooms Room Pool Table 15 Acres Photo: Dream Photo & Video

Mediterranean Wedding Style + Houston Landmark Status at The Parador

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Carolyn-Kipper-Photography Photo: Carolyn Kipper

It’s rare to find genuine historical landmark status and room for 500 of your nearest and dearest in one Houston wedding venue, but The Parador packs both…plus so much more. Just a few reasons why we love this Museum District icon:

Architectural Details Galore: With its Mediterranean-style arches and brickwork, Byzantine design details and 35-foot-high domed ceiling, The Parador offers a true “WOW” experience from the moment guests first arrive. And the photo ops at this circa-1928 gem? Unbeatable!

Location, Location, Location: Nestled in Houston’s chic Museum District, The Parador is steps away from swank boutique hotels, fine restaurants, and some of the country’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the Menil Collection, Houston Museum of African-American Culture and the world-renowned Children’s Museum of Houston. Make sure to include a map and recommendations in your guests’ hotel-room welcome basket.

A Delicious Celebration: Not just a pretty face, The Parador is also a superb place for feasting in style. Preferred caterers at this top Houston wedding venue include Jackson and Company and Cordua Catering–two of the city’s most acclaimed culinary experts, guaranteeing you and your guests the wedding celebration of a lifetime.

With cache like this, The Parador books quickly, so schedule your visit today, and start planning your one-of-a-kind Houston wedding at one of the city’s most coveted landmark event venues!

 

A Gorgeous Glimpse of the Oct. 19 I Do! Wedding Soiree

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

It was one for the record books, darlings. Seriously. If you were lucky enough to be with us last Thursday evening for the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian, we want to a) THANK YOU for attending our signature wedding fantasyscape (aka the hottest bride-and-groom cocktail bash in town), and b) take you right back to the magic, with this gorgeous gallery of Soiree photos from our outstanding show photographer Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema!! If you weren’t able to make it for the Soiree, we invite you to join us for our spring Soiree (details to come…so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the heads up!), and welcome you to sample a taste of the OMG with these beautiful shots! BIG THANKS to ALL of our amazing show exhibitors, and a special shout-out to our Soiree partners, without whom none of this would be possible: The Astorian, Cordua Catering, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LG Entertainment and pianist Scott Graham. And now…feast your eyes on…FABULOUS!

IDoSoiree1017__TheAstorian_AmaPhotography_ADayToRemember_1002_WEBSIZE

Houston Bridal Show Blooms Design Studio

IDoSoiree1017__TheAstorian_AmaPhotography_ParvaniVidaBridalFormal_0901_WEBSIZE

IDoSoiree1017__TheAstorian_AmaPhotography_KCFlorals&Events_0759_WEBSIZE

IDoSoiree1017__TheAstorian_AmaPhotography_Berings_0875_WEBSIZE

IDoSoiree1017__TheAstorian_AmaPhotography_CorduaCatering_1111_WEBSIZE

IDoSoiree1017__TheAstorian_AmaPhotography_BellaBridesmaids_0893_WEBSIZE

IDoSoiree1017_TheAstorian_AMAPhotography__VendorsBridesCrowd_1340_WEBSIZE

IDoSoiree1017_TheAstorian_AMAPhotography__TaylorGolden_0881_WEBSIZE

IDoSoiree1017__TheAstorian_AmaPhotography_SusiesCakes_0856_WEBSIZE All Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema

3 Reasons To Let Any Occasion Tents & Events Transform Your Wedding

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Party Rental Houston Texas Wedding

1.) They’ve got TONS of experience. Yup, while Any Occasion Tents & Events is a mere 15+ years young, this top Houston event rental firm is the offspring of Aztec Rental Center, a longtime and very successful family-owned Houston construction rental company. While Aztec Tents & Events may deal in gorgeous tents, sleek furniture and sparkly tabletop items for fancy to-do’s (rather than, say, jackhammers and air compressors), it does so with the expert customer care and professionalism honed by their parent company during a half century (whelp!) in business.

2.) They can turn the great outdoors into an elegant, climate-controlled celebration space. Poof! Just like that, Any Occasion can transform a lawn, field, patio or other al fresco area into the extension of an indoor event space, or into a party space all its own! Whether you need a little protection from the sun for your Houston wedding, or a full-scale structure, complete with doors, windows and hallways, Any Occasion can provide the party tent you need, and the expertise to put it up and take it down when and where you please.

3.) They have extra love for military members and first responders! Are you an active service member or one of the many Houstonians who have lent their efforts to Hurricane Harvey relief or other local emergencies? Let Any Occasion know, and present your military or first-responder ID/badge for a 10% discount on your wedding or event rental order!

Ready to prep for your party? Get more info on Any Occasion Tents & Events here, and make sure to tell ’em you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog!