Just 40 miles north of Houston, Conroe, Texas, is surrounded by piney forest and the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe. Conroe is the perfect blend of starry nights and city lights, where relaxation meets adventure. And, in Conroe, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Stroll through the streets of downtown to shop the variety of stores and boutiques, and stop into one of many delightful breweries for lunch. Looking for a little more adventure? Conroe boasts many great hiking trails thanks to its forest surroundings, or enjoy a day on the water and rent a boat or paddleboard on the lake.
With so much to see and do, Conroe makes the perfect location for a destination wedding. Plus, in Conroe, there’s a wedding venue for every wedding style! From luxurious estates to rustic-chic barns, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that these seven stunning venues are so close to home.
Allie, an elementary school teacher, and Adam, a marine corps officer, met in high school when Adam played football and Allie was the cheerleader assigned to make him treats on game day. They officially started dating before Adam graduated and continued to be smitten with each other while attending Texas A&M University. Adam planned the perfect proposal with the help of Allie’s family. He popped the question to Allie on a platform at her family’s ranch, overlooking a bluff, as Allie’s grandfather hid in a deer blind to capture it all on camera!
For their summer wedding, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional ivory and blush church ceremony. Adam’s favorite moment was his first glimpse of his bride when the church doors opened. The decor for their reception at Big Sky Barn continued the timeless theme with lush flowers in shades of blush, light pink and ivory. Notes Allie: “Big Sky Barn has a sophisticated farmhouse feel which we complemented with neutral flowers and decor.” The 300+ guests enjoyed a delectable plated dinner of grilled petite filet and pollo Azteca, followed by a classic white wedding cake, a chocolate Aggie themed groom’s cake, and mini Boston cream pies (inspired by Adam’s mom who passed away in 2015) for dessert. After dinner, the celebration moved to the dance floor where the DJ had guests dancing until the wee hours of the night! “Our wedding planner asked if we were ready to go, but the dance floor was full and everyone was having such a great time that we decided to extend the reception for another 30 minutes,” says the bride.
We’re so happy to feature this young Houston couple and their gorgeous blush and ivory summer wedding at Big Sky Barn. Congratulations, Allie & Adam!
Do you want to exchange your vows in a charming chapel and celebrate your nuptials all in one magical setting?
At wedding venues with on-site chapels, you don’t have to worry about the logistical challenges of moving from one venue to the next after your ceremony. Instead, these venues offer a serene setting for the ceremony, then afterwards, guests simply stroll over to the adjacent reception area. From grand and spacious chapels to intimate, traditional chapels, you’ll want to check out these 13 wedding venues with on-site chapels we love!
One of the best directions to turn in your Houston-area venue search is…NORTH. The beautiful region of north Houston, with its densely forested enclaves, shimmering lakes and resort-style hotels, has become a favorite among Houston couples for destination-style weddings conveniently close to home.
It also happens to house some of the most unique wedding venues in all of Texas, from grand estates to luxury barns…to the nation’s largest renaissance festival, where weddings are heralded by royal trumpets! If you’re interested in having an enchanting forest wedding near Houston, you’ll want to check out these 8 unique wedding venues we love!