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Ashton Gardens Celebrates 10 Years AND a New Wedding Venue!

Ashton Gardens Celebrates 10 Years AND a New Wedding Venue!

Photos: Enmuse Photography

A secluded forest. A glass-enclosed chapel looking out upon lush greenery. A storybook landscape of intimate courtyards, murmuring fountains and trellised paths. An elegant ballroom, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame a backdrop of natural beauty, and twinkling chandeliers set the mood for celebration.

If this sounds like your idea of the perfect Houston wedding venue, then let us introduce you to perfection: Ashton Gardens. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Houston’s romantic retreat offers an all-in-one wedding experience. Prepare for your wedding in your private bridal suite, make your way down the aisle to the sound of live vocalists perched in the chapel loft, join your guests for gourmet dining and lively dancing in the candlelit ballroom, adjourn to a tented courtyard (optional) for late-night lounging—Ashton Gardens offers all this and more.

And speaking of more: This summer Ashton Gardens debuts a second site—Ashton Gardens West Houston, where you’ll find all the signature features of Ashton Gardens, in a picturesque Katy-area location.

North or West, ceremony and reception or your choice of either, intimate and cozy or grand and glamorous, in-house decor or custom design: Ashton Gardens is the site you’ve been searching for. See it in person, and start planning the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Call today to schedule your tour!

To Do This Week: Bridal Open Houses at Heather’s Glen and Sweetwater Country Club

Here’s what we love most about Heather’s Glen and Sweetwater Country Club: wedding packages without that dreaded “package feel.”

At Heather’s Glen, set on splendid grounds in Conroe, all-inclusive wedding packages range from casual cake-and-punch festivities to lavish affairs featuring ice bars, Champagne fountains and horse-drawn carriages. Sugar Land’s lakeside Sweetwater Country Club offers wedding packages that range in price based on selected menu, and all feature hosted valet parking, hosted bar and an expansive dance floor. While comprehensive wedding packages ensure that everything is in place on your wedding day, each venue allows wedding couples to customize their overall wedding environment to ensure that each wedding is completely unique, and each couple’s tastes and personalities shine through.

Of course, there’s plenty else to love about both wedding venues, including picturesque settings that beautifully blend natural ambiance with special-occasion elegance. We also love special features like Heather’s Glen’s lovely on-site country chapel with soaring ceilings, stained-glass windows and twinkling chandeliers—so sweet and perfect for storybook ceremonies. Sweetwater Country Club, meanwhile, wins major points for its awesome rehearsal dinners, which get guests in a celebratory mood with a choice of bountiful buffets (Texas BBQ, Mexican Fiesta, etc.) or the more formal, but still totally fun, sit-down dinner. Now that’s Houston-style hospitality!

But don’t take our word for it—check out these wedding venues for yourself!

Heather's Glen
Heather's Glen

This Friday, June 11, Heather’s Glen hosts a bridal open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Grab your sweetie, and maybe a bridesmaid or two, and make the short 20-minute drive north of the city to sample all this garden estate has to offer. Call 932.441.6611 or e-mail heathersbb@aol.com for info.

Sweetwater Country Club
Sweetwater Country Club

On Sunday, June 13, Sweetwater Country Club invites brides, grooms (and select family members and friends) to drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. to tour, taste and enjoy gracious service—and a stunning ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows! Call

281.980.4100, ext. 305 or e-mail lcarruth@sweetwatercc.com for details.

Happy venue hunting, Houston bride!