It’s difficult to make the celebration of your wedding day feel like pure magic when you’re dealing with transportation, traffic, directions and keeping everything to a timeline. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your wedding at a venue where you could say your vows in a classic ceremony setting and do your fabulous post-vows partying all in one place?
The good news is that Houston is home to a variety of amazing wedding venues with real, honest-to-goodness chapels right on site. So, come take a look at our 8 favorite on-site chapel wedding venues and find out what sets each apart, as you plan the most memorable and seamlessly executed celebration of your lives!
True fact: Amy and Bryan met in elementary school and had their first date in 8th grade on Dec. 23, 2009 (they went to see “Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”…awww). Eight years later, still completely smitten with his childhood sweetheart, Bryan proposed to Amy at Spring’s beloved Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, where he decorated one of the trees with photos from their courtship, and ornaments from their past adventures together. Their Big Sky Barn wedding, which took place, fittingly, during the holiday season, had a classic palette of navy, blush, pale blue and greenery, and was filled with personal touches, including Christmas Tree ornaments that did double duty as decor and “guestbook,” and music from the legendary Walt Disney World fireworks display (the bride and groom are big-time Disney fans). Taking full advantage of the gleaming wood surfaces and soaring windows of beautiful Big Sky Barn, the pair wed in the venue’s on-site chapel, surrounded by 175 loved ones. “I absolutely loved getting ready with my girls,” says Amy, who glowed gorgeously in a floral-applique Stella York gown from Parvani Vida. Also glowing: the bride’s words of praise for her longtime love Bryan, whom she credits with helping her keep on top of everything while planning their big day. We invite you to celebrate this lovely young couple, along with us, by scrolling through dreamy images from Civic Photos, which capture this Big Sky Barn wedding in all its warmth and wonder!Click here to read the rest of this post »
Does the phrase “country club wedding” make you think of gracious service, an intimate ballroom (perhaps with an adjoining terrace), and rolling green fairway as far as the eye can see? Do you love the idea of a classic all-in-one ceremony and reception space, where privacy is paramount, and your guests’ comfort takes priority? Do you crave a reception dinner filled with elevated comfort food favorites and classic American cuisine? If your answer to one…or ALL…of these questions is yes, we’ve got three Houston country club wedding venues you’re going to love.
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.
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.
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.
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!