5 Hot Houston Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Photo: Larry Fagala | Location: Bloom & Bee At The Post Oak Hotel | John Varvatos Pants, Inis Meain Sweater, Stubbs + Wootton Loafers: 29 North at The Post Oak Hotel
Rehearsal dinners are more than just an evening affair to “rehearse the wedding,” the night before your big day—it’s a wonderful occasion to meet members of the “other side of the family” or “ extended members of your new family” and bond with your loved ones in an intimate setting. It can be just as formal or informal as you like! Just remember to include everyone in your wedding party with their significant other and anyone who has traveled down specifically for your wedding as well as the officiant.

Start your wedding festivities off on a delicious note at one of these 5 hot Houston rehearsal dinner locations!

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Romantic Persian Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

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Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: RaeTay Photography

After meeting through mutual friends in 2014, Shiva and Jonathan later connected on Facebook when Jonathon messaged Shiva about the World Cup because he knew she liked soccer. “He came up with all these stats on players and I assumed that he knew a lot about soccer and that we had a lot in common,” recounts Shiva. “We decided to go out to a cafe in Montrose, just us two, and we hit it off from there.” Three years later Jonathon proposed to Shiva on the rooftop of Hotel ZaZa with the glittering lights of the downtown skyline as their backdrop.

Shiva and Jonathan pledged their love at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in a traditional Persian ceremony, accompanied by a beautiful Sofreh Aghd, in a timeless wedding palette of white and gold. The bride describes her Persian wedding as “glamorous and romantic.” The reception decor featured tall dramatic floral centerpieces, glittering chandeliers, and a custom monogrammed dance floor from LG Event Entertainment & Production. Guests enjoyed a delectable surf and turf reception meal, followed by an elegant four-tier white and gold squared wedding cake with raspberry filling from Susie’s Cakes. Cherished moments for the bride included the father-daughter dance, first look, and dancing with everyone! We are so excited to feature this gorgeous Houston couple and their romantic Persian wedding. Congratulations, Shiva and Jonathan!

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10 Tips For Houston Outdoor Weddings

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Venue: Magnolia Meadows

Outdoor Houston weddings can be a risky proposition, for all kinds of reasons. But with the right venue, and options for both outdoor “I do’s” and climate-controlled festivities, you can enjoy nature’s backdrop, with a reassuring backup. You can start by asking these questions: Click here to read the rest of this post »

8 Special Spots For Houston Hotel Weddings

Versatile ceremony space? Check! Expansive ballroom? Check! Gourmet catering, gracious service and ultra-comfortable on-site guest accommodations? Check, check and …check! Hotels offer maximum wedding convenience and refined luxury all in one package. And these eight Houston-area hotels are up to the task.

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Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: Christian Oth Studio

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The Houstonian Hotel Open House 2/21

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Location: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: Ama By Aisha

We’re always thrilled to let y’all know about an upcoming open house at a fabulous Houston wedding venue. But we’re especially excited to give you the heads-up on this Wednesday’s Wedding Open House at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, which we’re sponsoring at Houston’s iconic and historic hotel–home to some of the city’s most magnificent weddings and society events, and a landmark of luxury on the Houston hotel scene. Join us at The Houstonian on Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for an evening of wedding planning, tours and tastes at the one-and-only Houstonian, where we’ll be on hand, along with the hotel’s expert event staff, to answer all of your questions about creating the wedding of a lifetime–YOURS. Admission is free, RSVPs are appreciated, walk-ins are welcome. So grab your boo, you b’maids and anyone whose opinions are important as you plan your perfect day, and get ready for an evening of fun at The Houstonian, where wedding dreams come true!