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Nearby Destination Wedding Venue: 15 Acres

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Dream Photo & Video

Like something out of a sun-dappled dream, destination wedding venue 15 Acres simply…appears…in the Texas countryside, just minutes outside of Houston. No wonder Houston-based couples are gaga for this gorgeous 300-capacity site!

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Photo: Courtesy of 15 Acres

Ceremony options at 15 Acres include the venue’s spacious covered patio, which can be cooled or heated for maximum comfort in any season. Indoor reception space takes full advantage of the picturesque green setting, with tons of oversized windows and tall French doors. And when it comes to pre-wedding prep space for both brides and grooms, it’s hard to beat 15 Acres’ lavish bridal suite and awesome groom’s cabin (which even boasts a stocked fishing pond!).

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Photo: Courtesy of 15 Acres

Schedule your appointment to visit this unique new Houston-adjacent destination wedding venue, and experience in person all that 15 Acres has to offer. Are you or your spouse-to-be an active military member or first responder? Make sure to ask the 15 Acres event staff about special discounts, available just for you. And stay tuned for details about 15 Acres’ Wedding Open House, coming up in August (date TBA)!

Venues We Love: The Lyceum of Galveston Island

The other day, we were sitting around the ol’ HWB editorial table, pretending our Diet Cokes were Prosecco (again) and shooing Bella Boo away from our snacks, when our talk turned to historical wedding venues. We get so many inquiries from Houston wedding couples who want to do their “I do’s” in a bona-fide landmark, so over the years, we’ve done tons of research, scoured the region, and turned up restored movie houses, repurposed bank buildings and former famed breweries—all now being used to house some of the region’s most gorgeous weddings.

And that’s how we lit upon the Lyceum. While this amazing venue’s full name—the Lyceum of Galveston Island—lets you know where it’s located, what it doesn’t let you know is how it came to be…or what a wedding there might be like. Which is where we come in. Check it out:

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Photo: Courtesy of The Lyceum of Galveston Island

The Lyceum has major historic cred. An official Galveston historic landmark, the original Lyceum was built in the 1840’s and served as a philosophical meeting center and entertainment venue for the Galveston Island community. In 1854, the First Lutheran Church of Galveston bought the building, and turned it into their worship center and the first public school in Galveston (students paid $1 per year for tuition).

As building design goes, it’s pretty much a knockout. A soaring square tower and steeple, a grand double-door entrance, floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows—this seriously wow-inducing historic Galveston wedding venue ain’t messing around. And the choir loft, and fully equipped stage? Yeah, they pretty much make the Lyceum a slam-dunk for wedding setups.

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Photos: Courtesy of The Lyceum of Galveston Island

You can take advantage of the great outdoors. While the Lyceum’s interior is a major space, let’s not forget that this historic wedding venue also has a beautiful courtyard area, lush lawn and lovely gazebo—perf for catching a Gulf Coast breeze, and treating guests to a taste of island sunshine…or starshine.

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Photo: Courtesy of The Lyceum of Galveston Island

Now is a great time to visit the Lyceum and chat with venue manager Cynthia McEldowney about making your Galveston dream wedding a reality—and make sure to tell her “Hi!” from the Weddings in Houston crew!

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Photo: Civic Photos

And now…back to bubbles, Bella Boo…and working on our awesome brand-new Summer/Fall issue, on newsstands July 1!!