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6 Houston Venues with Guest Accommodations

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Photo: C. Baldwin Curio Collection By Hilton

Arranging guest accommodations for your out-of-town wedding guests can be a logistical headache and a source of stress. Fortunately, Houston offers a wide variety of wedding venues with room to stay and play!

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Photo: C. Baldwin Curio Collection By Hilton
Chic & Sleek

For the latest in downtown Houston wedding venues, consider the stylish and newly renovated C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton. Formerly known as the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Downtown, the C. Baldwin is a chic solution for large and small weddings, with two posh ballrooms and various event and wedding spaces. The boldly stylish decor, floor-to-ceiling windows, glamorous textures and luxurious amenities of the premium rooms and suites will ensure your guests are comfortable and catered to in true Houston style.

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Photo: Sara’s Inn
Bed & Breakfast

Charming and historic wedding venue Sara’s Inn can host intimate weddings and small celebrations. For guest accommodations, Sara’s Inn has several on-site rooms and suites for a unique wedding weekend or overnight stay… including a Man Cave for the groom and a honeymoon suite with balcony. Located in the Houston Heights, the inn is just a short drive or Uber ride from the artsy boutiques of 19th street, the shopping and dining of Montrose, or the lights of downtown. Every guest experiences gracious hospitality, with gluten-free breakfast options and complimentary on-site parking.

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Photo: Hotel Galvez
Sand & Sea

For a 1920’s seaside vacation vibe, your out-of-town wedding guests can experience the ambiance of Galveston’s Hotel Galvez or Tremont House. Both venues are rich in vintage-luxe appeal, and have plenty of space for your weekend wedding. Dramatic and grand Hotel Galvez & Spa, the “Queen of the Gulf” overlooks the rolling waves of the gulf of Mexico. A sun-soaked outdoor ceremony lawn, swaying palm trees and window-walled terrace dining room bring a relaxing ocean element to any celebration. Guest accommodations combine historic charm, beautiful views and modern amenities. The on-site spa and pool offers guests an added level of relaxation.

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Photo: The Tremont House

The Tremont House, located in the heart of Galveston’s historic Strand District, evokes the glamour of the Gatsby era, with a rooftop balcony and bar, atrium lobby with live jazz music, and the excitement of Galveston’s nightlife. Small and large event spaces are available for weddings of many sizes. Your guests will appreciate the warm and welcoming accommodations at The Tremont House, and important touches such as allowing small pets, available suites with kitchenettes and luggage storage before check-in.

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Photo: Hotel ZaZa Museum District
Haute & Happening

When you want to bring the glam, treat your guests to a Hotel ZaZa experience. Hotel ZaZa is famous for its concept suites: luxurious guest accommodations, each fantastically themed for an escape from the ordinary. Fanciful, unique or dramatic, both Hotel ZaZa Museum District and Hotel ZaZa Memorial City have concept suites and guest rooms to suit everyone’s taste.

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Photo: Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

Perfect for bachelor and bachelorette weekends, bridal showers, and weddings, Hotel ZaZa is ideal for couples who want to make a big impression on visiting guests. Both Houston ZaZa properties have exceptional wedding and event spaces, luxurious on-site amenities (like a fabulous pool and signature ZaSpa) and pet-friendly, central locations, so your guests can relax and rest–or hit the town–with ease.

 

 

Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos

We are absolutely in love with beautiful bride-to-be Kristy and handsome groom Desmond’s engagement shoot for several reasons: 1. They are ridiculously good-looking AND well dressed. 2. The theme went from super modern and edgy to casual, yet romantic. 3. We can’t wait to see how amazing their upcoming wedding in August at Chateau Polonez will be! Check out their engagement shoot by Civic Photos– great job Barett!

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Photos: Civic Photos ~ Locations: Cantoni and Galveston Island

The San Luis Resort BOOK YOUR WEDDING AND WIN Giveaway!

The San Luis Resort Getaway GIVEAWAY

Imagine this: 32 acres of picture-perfect beach views, award-winning cuisine, and luxury service at its best… what more could you want for your big day? Located on Galveston Island along Seawall Boulevard, the lush San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center has everything you could dream of and more for your beachside wedding. Guests have the choice of indulging in 10 different restaurants, a luxury spa, a tropical heated pool with swim-up bar, and thirst-quenching martinis (as if the drop-dead GORG views weren’t enough). The San Luis Resort is your one-stop shop for event space, divine food and drinks, decor, favors, overnight accommodations, floral and linen rental, and more! With over 200,000 square feet of space, the resort is easily transformed into your fantasy beachfront ceremony and/or reception site.

AND HERE’S THE BEST NEWS OF ALL, BEACH BRIDES: When you book and have your wedding before March 31, 2014, you will receive a complimentary 30 minutes of passed hors d’oeuvre OR a complimentary wedding rental of the San Luis Resort beachfront gazebo AND you’ll be entered to win a weekend stay, spa services for two, dinner at Grotto, and a poolside lounge bed! Check out their website here or call 409.744.1500 for more information on how to plan your perfect waterfront wedding!

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Photos: The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

Lavender and Coral Galveston Texas Wedding at Hotel Galvez

When Greg cut his foot on a Memorial Day weekend river-house trip, Laura, who barely knew him, was urged by her matchmaking best friend to “‘fix his foot because I was in school to become a physician assistant,” she tells us. Little did Laura know she was taping up the tootsie of her future husband. Two years later, the pair wed at Galveston’s historic Hotel Galvez & Spa, amidst billowing white draping, lush lavender, mauve and coral flowers, and lots and lots of family. “The entirety of the wedding was very family oriented. The ceremony was written by our immediate family over a long dinner a week before the wedding. Greg’s father performed the ceremony, with my parents giving a reading. My matron of honor was my sister and the best man was Greg’s brother, who wore his U.S. Marines dress blues,” recounts Laura. And while Laura and Greg’s fancy moves—a result of dance classes prior to the big day—elicited oohs and aahs, another dance-floor moment at this Texas wedding was even more moving: “An anniversary dance was performed, with my aunt and uncle being the last dancing, with 43 years of marriage. Greg and I are always compared to this particular couple due to over a foot height difference between us, which my aunt and uncle also share; that was a special touch.” Congratulations to the newlyweds (and their long-wed relatives!), and big thanks to JW Baugh Photography for the pretty pictures!

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Photos: JW Baugh Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Pronovias ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face ~ Bride’s Ring: Zadok Jewelers ~ Mother of the Bride Attire: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Cake: Cakes by Julie ~ Catering: Café Natalie ~ Flowers: Special Arrangements ~ Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa ~ Coordinator: Eventology Weddings

Vintage Elegant Hotel Galvez Wedding by Joshua Tyi Photography

There’s something so darn timeless and captivating about Shaw and Kael’s morning wedding at Galveston’s historic Hotel Galvez. Everything from the wash of coastal light to the vintage-inspired palette of warm golden brown and bright poppy red to the charmingly attired couple themselves is picture-perfect. Here’s something else that was perfect: the groom’s acknowledgement of the the day’s precious moments. “One thing I really appreciated was that throughout the day Kael would stop me and say, ‘Let’s remember this moment,’ which was a nice way to slow down and not forget anything important amidst a busy, emotional day,” explains Shaw. Grooms: Take note! Everyone else, take a moment to savor this delightful Galveston wedding, with fabulous photos courtesy of Houston-based Joshua Tyi Photography.

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Photos: Joshua Tyi Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Hitherto ~ Venue: Hotel Galvez