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Wedding Open House This Weekend: 15 Acres

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Dream Photo & Video

In anticipation of this weekend’s wedding open house at beautiful 15 Acres, taking place Sunday, Aug. 4 from 1-5 p.m., we’re showcasing this relaxed, elegant venue, and its backdrop of spectacular natural scenery. Read on, Houston venue-seekers! Click here to read the rest of this post »

3 Ultra Southern Wedding Venues We Love

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Photo: Courtesy Of Montage Palmetto Bluff

As one of the country’s southernmost cities, Houston’s culture is as Southern as it is Texan. And Houston to-be-weds, along with their families, have an affinity for the gracious hospitality, relaxed luxury and fabulous food and drink the South is known for. These three distinguished Southern destination properties welcome Houston couples and their loved ones to sip, dine, dance and say, “I do,” surrounded by regal decor, lush landscapes and iconic Southern scenes.

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Photo: Courtesy Of Montage Palmetto Bluff
1. MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF

A classic country-chapel ceremony and total-escape resort celebration all in one? You can have your wedding cake and eat it, too, at the Montage Palmetto Bluff, located in the lush Lowcountry of South Carolina. Jack Nicklaus signature golf, sport shooting, yachting, equestrian activities and strolling through the extraordinary Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, are just a few of the innumerable things you and your guests can do at the Montage. But don’t tucker yourself out, to-be-wed. You’ll want to save energy for your “I do’s” in the picture-perfect May River Chapel, or the grand Somerset Chapel—both offering gorgeous views, and streams of South Carolina sunlight. Click here to read the rest of this post »

6 Texas Destination Wedding Venues Near Houston

Forget passports, plane fares and complicated travel logistics…these six Texas destination wedding venues offer a full weekend wedding experience, just a short drive away from downtown Houston.

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Venue: Briscoe Manor | Photo: Mustard Seed Photography

1. BRISCOE MANOR

SAY I DO: Nestled among pecan and oak trees on a serene 50-acre estate whose history dates back to the early 19th century, Richmond’s Briscoe Manor welcomes couples to say their vows in a stately limestone chapel (the photo ops are out of this world!), and invites celebrants to take full advantage of Click here to read the rest of this post »

Texas Wedding Venue We Love: Four Oaks

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Venue: Four Oaks At Mound Creek Ranch | Photo: Southern Charm Photography

Nestled between Houston and Dallas in lovely Leona, Texas, lies one of our fave new wedding venues: Four Oaks at Mound Creek Ranch. Picture pastures, hills, cattle, stunning sunsets and star-filled skies, and you’re beginning to get the idea of what your Four Oaks wedding might look like. But it’s not just landscape that makes this Texas wedding venue such a fabulous find. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Brand New For I Do: 15 Acres in Hockley, TX

Hockley Texas Wedding Venue 15 Acres  Photo: Dream Photo & Video

How’d you like to get married in a brand-spanking-new venue–one that has outdoor ceremony space overlooking a scenic pond, and indoor party space in a chic and contemporary ballroom with glittering chandeliers and massive windows, set on acres of verdant grounds? You can at 15 Acres–one of our fave new wedding venues, located a short hop northwest of Houston, in picturesque Hockley. What else we love about this versatile local-destination-wedding spot? We were just getting to that…

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1.) New space, experienced owners. Mother-and-daughter team Stephanie and Ari have a combined 25 years of event-planning experience, so while the venue may be brand new, the team running it have established vendor relationships and extensive venue management expertise.

2.) Full flexibility or full service: your choice. Another rare find is the ability to select a full-service package, including everything from flowers to food to photo booths, or total flexibility when it comes to bringing in outside vendors. 15 Acres offers both options, as well as “in-between” services, where they can take care of segments of your wedding, and let you handle the rest.

3.) Pre-wedding prep space for gals and guys alike. Since facility rental at 15 Acres includes a full 12 hours of access, it’s nice to know that both the bride and bridesmaids, and groom and groomsmen, will have use of private, well-appointed, beautifully decorated dressing rooms/lounge space for the duration of their special day, ensuring maximum relaxation…and maximum impact when they make their way down the aisle!

Grooms Room Pool Table 15 Acres Photo: Dream Photo & Video