5 Water View Wedding Venues

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Venue: Waters Edge | Photo: Rebecca Ellison Photography

With its meandering bayous and many lakes, and its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is a city defined by water. Which is wonderful news for Houston to-be-weds searching for water view wedding venues! Few natural features offer a more romantic backdrop for picturesque outdoor ceremony than sparkling, rippling, shimmering water. Fortunately, if you’re getting hitched in the Houston area, you’ll find an abundance of wedding venues that take full advantage of expansive water views, including these 5 wedding venues in and around the city.

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The I Do! Soiree Exhibitors + How To Enjoy

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Venue: Corinthian Houston | Gown: Belle Ame Bridal | Flowers: Plants N’ Petals | Photo: Civic Photos

Houston’s legendary luxury wedding event is less than one week away, and our Soiree exhibitors are getting ready to wow you!! Our amazing wedding fantasyscape, planning showcase and all-VIP cocktail bash is the ultimate antidote to big-box, convention-style bridal shows. So prepare to be indulged, inspired and catered to from the minute you walk through the doors of the I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston on Tuesday, Feb. 25. A very limited number of $30 pre-sale tickets are still available, so if you haven’t snagged yours yet, now’s your chance (tickets will be $40 at door, pending availability)! In the meanwhile, take a moment to check out our Soiree exhibitors, along with our top tips for making the most of your I Do! experience:

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Buy Tix + Win $750 ZaZa Memorial City Spa Getaway

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Venue: Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

If a romance + spa getaway at Houston’s newest Hotel ZaZa sounds like just the thing you need to escape the rigors of wedding planning, have we got great news for you: Purchase your tickets to the Feb. 25 I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston by 10 p.m. this Friday and you’ll snag your spot for Houston’s legendary luxury wedding show and cocktail bash, AND be entered to win the staycation of your dreams! Read on for the full scoop…

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8 Houston On Site Chapel Wedding Venues

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Photo: Agape House Studio | Venue: Briscoe Manor
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!

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Relaxed Big Sky Barn Wedding By Civic Photos

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Venue: Big Sky Barn | Photo: Civic Photos | Gown: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal

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 »