The Magnolia Hotel Houston is not just one of our favorite downtown venues for sophisticated, cosmopolitan weddings…it’s also the sponsor of this week’s fabulous $750 “Romance Getaway” GIVEAWAY!
Nestled in the heart of downtown Houston, just across the street from stately Christ Church Cathedral, the Magnolia Hotel blends Houston history with contemporary elegance in a one-of-a-kind setting. Major renovations to the hotel, completed earlier this year, take their design inspiration from the building’s history as a former newspaper/radio conglomerate. A 1926 historic landmark, this Marriott Tribute Portfolio property is the former home of the Houston Post Dispatch newspaper, and, later, the corporate offices of Shell Oil Co. Today, you’ll find a “Texas Parlor” atmosphere at the Magnolia, with an “ink-inspired” palette of dark charcoals and deep indigos contrasted with gleaming wood surfaces and distinctive ironwork. Click here to read the rest of this post »
Though they met many years ago through mutual friends, back then, “The timing just wasn’t right,” says Kevin’s future bride, Julie.
“I was still in school, and long distance relationships can be difficult, so we remained friends for a couple years, hanging out with friends when I would come back to Houston.” Then one fateful day, Kevin asked Julie out on their first real date. “I thought, ‘He is so handsome, and I already know he is such a wonderful guy,’ so I said, ‘Yes.'” Fast-forward to a surprise midweek vacation to Galveston, which found the couple enjoying cocktails at the romantic rooftop bar of The Tremont House. I thought, “‘Oh my gosh, is he going to propose??'” Julie recounts. “But it didn’t happen.” The next morning, as the couple was leaving their hotel, “We walked down to the front of the hotel overlooking the beach…and right up to an arrangement with a bunch of photos of us, flowers, and a sign that read, ‘Marry me.’ I was in shock! I had no idea what was happening at first, he had caught me so off guard.” While planning their wedding, both Julie and Kevin, along with the rest of the city of Houston, were caught off guard by a much less pleasant surprise: Hurricane Harvey.Click here to read the rest of this post »
A celebration on top of the world (or pretty darn close to it), with dazzling views of Houston’s city skyline? If that sounds like your idea of wedding heaven, then Le Meridien may be just the venue you’re looking for.
Sure, this modern downtown Houston hotel has all the whistles and bells for an awesome Houston city wedding, including a sophisticated ballroom, swank restaurant (perfect for rehearsal dinners), and decked-out Bridal Glam Suite for pre-wedding prep. But it’s Le Meridien’s Z on 23 Rooftop Lounge, with its stunning 360-degree views of downtown Houston, that really sets this property apart from other wedding sites in town. Hang with your friends during your wedding week, greet visiting guests for pre-event cocktails, or reserve the entire Z on 23 space just for you two and your crew, for a downtown Houston rooftop wedding that’s way, way above anything you ever expected. Call now to schedule your tour, and make sure ask about their booking special to receive a complimentary passed hors d’oeuvre and sparkling toast, when you book your 2019 wedding by December 31, 2018!