Once a working ranch, Briscoe Manor is a timeless and elegant venue that exudes true Texas Charm. Nestled on 50-acres of green countryside, the venue feels a world away, but a short jaunt from downtown Houston. Walk down the aisle in the venue’s limestone on-site chapel and after celebrate in the Grand Ballroom featuring three-tiered lantern lights, soaring ceilings and reception space for up to 400 friends and loved ones. Have your heart set on an al fresco affair? Say your vows aside from a serene lake surrounded by verdant pastures or celebrate in the modern farmhouse venue, The Barn, which features a industrial bar, courtyard with string lights and views of grazing longhorns. Did we mention the in-house bar and catering services? The chef-driven catering team at Manor Gourmet Kitchen have you covered with fresh and mouthwatering cuisine. Click here to read the rest of this post »
Towering oak trees, baby blue skies and pastures dotted with wildflowers create an unforgettable backdrop for the big day. Luckily, Houston is a short jaunt to lush green pastures and charming Texas towns.
From alfresco ceremonies underneath twinkling lights to intimate chapel weddings complete with scenic views, these countryside and barn wedding venues in Texas offer modern amenities without sacrificing the serenity of the great outdoors.
Luckily, many wedding venues in and around Houston are a one-stop-shop, where you can say I do in a lovely chapel, then head to your reception space just a few steps away.
Read on for our list of 10 Texas wedding venues with on-site chapels.
Greg was smitten when Meredith first messaged him on the dating app, Bumble, and said, “Hi LG!” since only his family called him by that nickname. Fast forward in time, Greg surprised Meredith with a weekend trip to his hometown in San Antonio, TX. It was in his hometown that Greg chose to propose to Meredith on the balcony of the historic Hotel Emma. Unfortunately, just a few months after their engagement, Meredith’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. Unable to make it to the wedding, Meredith and Greg found meaningful ways to honor her.
For their fall wedding, the couple chose to wed at the timeless and elegant Briscoe Manor. Meredith’s father officiated the wedding ceremony in the Briscoe Chapel, accompanied by 275 of their closest loved ones. They exchanged their vows in front of a stunning gold arch draped with florals and greenery. The bride described her wedding as “classic with a hint of modern” and thoughtfully included both wine and blush throughout the ceremony and reception. Even the deer mounts hanging on the bar walls had a wine and blush floral touch! Garden floral arrangements beautifully decorated the tables along with silver dollar eucalyptus hanging from the chandeliers and fireplace. Behind the Bash kept fall in mind, serving up a decadent fall salad with fresh spinach leaves, complete with a carving station offering both herb-crusted beef sirloin and pork loin stuffed with jalapeno cheddar cornbread. Later that evening, white glow sticks and flower crowns were a hit on the dance floor! One of their favorite memories of the wedding was the fabulous firework display before riding off in a pearl-colored Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II from Monarch British Limousines.
Chandler, a dancer, always gave Stephen, a singer and songwriter, a hard time because he had never written a song about her. Until one day, the song Chandler had patiently been waiting for finally got written and played when Stephen proposed to her. Chandler says the biggest challenge they faced while planning their wedding was having to plan it all in just three months, but they pulled it off beautifully at Briscoe Manor! “We wanted our wedding to be big and have all of our close family and friends there to celebrate us, but we also wanted it to be simple and elegant. It was a beautiful combination of both of those things,” says the bride.
Following a serene ceremony in Briscoe Manor’s limestone chapel, the couple joined 275 guests for an energetic reception where the bride and her dad surprised their guests with a choreographed dance! Favorite moments for the bride included “Getting ready with all of my favorite girls, seeing Stephen for the first time as I walked down the aisle, dancing with my dad and getting to celebrate on the dance floor with everyone we love so much.”
Keep scrolling and join us in celebrating this beautiful Houston couple’s simple, elegant wedding at Briscoe Manor. Congratulations, Chandler & Stephen!