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JW Marriott Houston Downtown Wedding Booking Special!

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Venue: JW Marriott Houston Downtown | Photo: Bri Costello Photography

That’s right, darlings, we’ve got a JW Marriott Houston Downtown wedding booking special to tell y’all about…and we think you’re gonna love what you hear. But first things first: If you’re a regular Weddings in Houston reader, you know how much we love this fabulous downtown Houston property, housed in the circa-1910 “Carter Building” (aka Houston’s first skyscraper!). This sophisticated downtown Houston luxury hotel just exudes artful chic, from the moment you walk through the lobby doors. And that cool, contemporary vibe extends to the hotel’s wedding spaces, including the intimate Monet Room, and expansive Picasso Room (sensing a theme here?). Click here to read the rest of this post »

5 Affordable Elegant Wedding Venues

Affordable elegant wedding venues in Houston abound. You just have to know where to look! These 5 super-versatile Houston wedding venues offer all the convenience and opulence you want, without breaking the bank.

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Venue: Las Velas | Photo: Tomas Ramos

LAS VELAS

Set amidst courtyards full of blooming bougainvillea, hibiscus and lush greenery, Las Velas evokes a stately Tuscan villa, where you can live out your most elaborate wedding fantasy. Here, ornate architecture encloses a grand interior accented with wrought-iron fixtures and hand-carved stonework. And because Las Velas provides in-house catering (with no food and beverage minimums) and allows couples to bring in the vendors of their choice for everything else, it’s not just a beautiful place to get married—it’s a very accommodating one! Click here to read the rest of this post »

8 Special Spots For Houston Hotel Weddings

Versatile ceremony space? Check! Expansive ballroom? Check! Gourmet catering, gracious service and ultra-comfortable on-site guest accommodations? Check, check and …check! Hotels offer maximum wedding convenience and refined luxury all in one package. And these eight Houston-area hotels are up to the task.

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Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: Christian Oth Studio

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3 Brides Share Their Wedding Re Do Stories

When you’re planning your big day, the last thing you’d ever think about is a wedding re do. And that’s as it should be! This is it, your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, your most special of special occasions, and you are planning for perfection. But after the wedding is over, well… There are always one or two or more things–usually little things, but sometimes big ones–that brides might do differently if they had a wedding re do to do. Here, three Houston brides share their “what I might have done differently if I had it to do over again” wedding stories. We, and they, hope these gentle cautionary tales just might help a few current brides-to-be have the wedding they’ve always dreamed of…one that is long on revelry and romance, and super short on regrets.

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Venue: The Dunlavy
Jackie + Aaron 9.6.17
The Dunlavy, Houston

What She’d Change: “If I had to change one thing about the wedding day, it would probably be Click here to read the rest of this post »

10 Simple Elegant Wedding Venues

Lounge and live it up in luxury 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: The Grand Hall At Deer Lake Lodge | Photo: Morgan Brooks Productions

1. THE GRAND HALL AT DEER LAKE LODGE

New to acclaimed health resort and holistic spa Deer Lake Lodge, the Grand Hall offers indoor and outdoor space for 200 celebrants, including an utterly charming patio and vintage-chic wood ballroom, plus cleansing and detox packages, massage and Click here to read the rest of this post »