One of the best directions to turn in your Houston-area venue search is…NORTH. The beautiful region of north Houston, with its densely forested enclaves, shimmering lakes and resort-style hotels, has become a favorite among Houston couples for destination-style weddings conveniently close to home.
It also happens to house some of the most unique wedding venues in all of Texas, from grand estates to luxury barns…to the nation’s largest renaissance festival, where weddings are heralded by royal trumpets! If you’re interested in having an enchanting forest wedding near Houston, you’ll want to check out these 8 unique wedding venues we love!
While you may have glimpsed the gorgeousness of Sandlewood Manor in the pages of Weddings in Houston and on social media, this breathtaking new wedding venue hasn’t been been fully available to brides and grooms…until NOW.
On Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1-4 p.m., Sandlewood Manor welcomes to-be-weds, their wedding planners and trusted opinion-givers, to its much-anticipated Grand Opening! Set on 27 acres of beautifully manicured Tomball landscape, Sandlewood Manor’s features are best experienced in person. Make sure to RSVP to be there, and experience the grandeur and beauty of this unique plantation-style Houston wedding venue. You’ll have a chance to view the regal Manor House, private bride’s suite, elegantly appointed groom’s quarters and gardens. Click here to read the rest of this post »
NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) is THE national organization for event professionals. And this week, the Houston chapter of NACE handed out its prestigious annual awards for achievement in event design and production at a gala presentation at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown. We’re thrilled to announce that the list of winners includes a LOT of Weddings in Houston partners, whose talents are responsible for the gorgeous weddings we feature daily here on the blog and in the pages of Weddings in Houston magazine. We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our NACE Houston 2018 winners on their awesome honors. Thank YOU, NACE members, for bringing so much joy and beauty to Houston weddings!!
- Floral Design of the Year
- Wedding of the Year $50,000 – $100,000
- Event Production of the Year < $50,000
- Event Production of the Year > $100,000
- Entertainment Production of the Year
- Wedding of the Year < $50,000 (with House of Hough)
- Event Design & Decor of the Year < $50,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Bradley David Entertainment, GTX Productions, En Vogue Events)
- Catered Event of the Year (with Melange Catering, J&D Entertainment, Houston Museum of Natural Science)
- Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Carlton Woods)
- Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Events By Sarah)
Gina Gutierrez, Cakes by Gina
- Networker of the Year Award
Andy Hopper, Blooms Design Studio
- Industry Ally Award
Kerri Childress, Sandlewood Manor
- Above & Beyond Award
We are so proud of these top Houston wedding vendors and their awesome accomplishments! Visit their websites for information about what they do and how they can serve you, and find these fabulous Houston wedding vendors and more in the Weddings in Houston wedding vendor directory!
Houston wedding expert Shari Costigan of Events de Luxe evokes the timeless traditions of the South, with this ivory and gold styled shoot featuring fellow Weddings In Houston partners Sandlewood Manor, Civic Photos and Cakes by Gina. The vintage Southern wedding charm of this plantation-inspired Houston wedding venue comes to life through lush ivory flowers paired with gold-trimmed tableware, shimmering sequins and dramatic pops of black. A classic Southern wedding venue, tons of black and gold wedding decor accents, and a backdrop of picturesque scenery make for a perfect wedding celebration. Want to bring the same level of Southern sophistication to your own big day? Reach out to our spotlight Houston vendors, and make sure to let them know you found them on Weddings in Houston—Houston’s go-to resource for everything wedding!
“Ivory And Gold Styled Shoot By Events De Luxe” Spotlight Vendors — Photography: Civic Photos | Planning, Coordination, Styling, Flowers & Decor: Events de Luxe | Venue: Sandlewood Manor | Cake: Cakes By Gina
Contributing Vendors: Yellow Rose Calligraphy, Hèritage Macarons, Something BLUE, Gems Dots Jewelry, Big Ass Balloons