All Inclusive Venue For Garden & Forest Weddings: Shirley Acres

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Photo: Malik Morrow
An all inclusive venue tucked away amidst 20 lush acres of towering oaks and fragrant pines, just a stone’s throw from Houston’s central hub? Shirley Acres is a true hidden gem…but not so hidden that your wedding guests won’t easily find it! In fact, a mere 30 minute drive northwest on I-45 out of downtown Houston will bring you to the sprawling green grounds of this family-owned-and-operated wedding venue. And that’s where the fun begins…

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10 Simple Elegant Wedding Venues

Lounge and live it up at these 10 simple elegant wedding venues in and around Houston. You’ll be in the excellent company of many couples who have chosen these beautiful though not-too-buttoned-down Houston wedding venues for their own relaxed and romantic celebrations!

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Venue: Sara’s Inn | Photo: Larry Fagala
1. SARA’S INN

Located in the hip, bustling Houston Heights neighborhood, Sara’s Inn combines Victorian charm with well-appointed accommodations in a unique, vintage-vibe wedding setting. Here, you’ll find antique furnishings, intimate reception spaces and picturesque outdoor areas, including an elegant 1,000-square-foot covered garden patio that makes for a lovely ceremony location. You can also exchange your vows on the front porch steps of the inn or on the rooftop balcony, for a truly special “I do” experience.

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Local Destination Weddings At 15 Acres

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Who Is Leading E Photography
Named to honor the songbirds that call its beautiful natural expanse home, 15 Acres has become one of the Houston area’s most coveted locations for local destination weddings with modern elegance. And with good reason:

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Lakefront Weddings at Southern Lace Estates

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Venue: Southern Lace Estates | Photo: Kasey Lynn Photography

A secluded wedding venue north of Houston, Southern Lace Estates feels like a destination wedding venue, but is located just minutes from downtown Houston. Nestled within 100 wooded acres, Southern Lace Estates is a private wedding venue and chapel rich with country-chic style and Southern hospitality. This family-owned venue is newly built, and designed to serve Houston area brides who desire an estate-style wedding close to the heart of the city.

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Green, Blush And Ivory Wedding At The Gallery

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Venue: The Gallery | Photo: Dreamy Elk Photography
We love it when a Houston bride tells us that the absolute most difficult challenge in preparing for her wedding was “waiting for the day to finally come.” We should all be so fortunate!!

For Emily and Kyle, who met at church in 7th grade, the ease of planning their wedding started with one excellent choice: Picking The Gallery as their Houston wedding venue. “I wanted a very organic and romantic feel,” Emily says. And The Gallery, with its ivy-covered walls, burbling fountain and rustic wood accents, was the perfect backdrop for her vision of relaxed, joyful, green, blush and ivory wedding. Click here to read the rest of this post »