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Unveiling Houstons Best Kept Secrets for Unique Wedding Venues!

Today's couples are on a mission to make their weddings truly reflective of their one-of-a-kind personalities and individual styles. But here's the thing: finding the perfect wedding venue is the ultimate game-changer! Think unique spaces like museums, libraries, or historical buildings that serve as blank canvases ready to be transformed into one-of-a-kind experiences. For instance, if you're bookworms in love, imagine saying "I do" surrounded by shelves of literary gems in a glorious library setting. In this BLOG post, we're going to share seven of our favorite unique wedding venues in Houston as well as a few tips at the end on how to select the perfect wedding venue for you!

The Astorian

The Astorian Ceremomy

Looking for a jaw-dropping wedding venue? Look no further than The Astorian! This industrial chic gem, located conveniently in the Heights, oozes elegance and charm. Picture New York City's fabulous Grand Central Station, infused with 1920's Art Deco glamour and you've got an idea of this spectacular space.

Wedding aerialist

With a capacity of up to 450 guests, The Astorian provides a spacious yet intimate

atmosphere. The warm lighting adds a touch of coziness, complementing the wood paneling, stained concrete floors, and exquisite brass and copper detailing. Every element exudes a sense of high-end luxury and intentional design.

The astorian wedding

The icing on the cake? The breathtaking views of downtown Houston. Your guests will be talking about your wedding at The Astorian for years to come. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifeti


McGovern Centennial Gardens

Circular wedding ceremony

Located in the heart of the museum district, McGovern Centennial Gardens, is a dream come true for couples seeking a picturesque backdrop for their wedding day. Let's take a closer look at what makes this place truly one of a kind.

McGovern Centennial Gardens Reception

First, feast your eyes upon the awe-inspiring Celebration Garden. Say your vows amidst the lush greenery and blossoming flowers, creating a truly magical setting. And when it's time to celebrate, the Main Lawn awaits you with its breathtaking fountains, adding a touch of elegance to your reception.

But wait, there's more! If you prefer an indoor setting, the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion is the perfect choice. As the main entryway to the Gardens, it offers gorgeous views of the main lawn, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of nature from the comfort of an intimate space.

McGovern Centennial Gardens

And let's not forget the countless charming features that make this place extra special. From enchanting rose beds to peaceful strolling lagoons and beautiful cherry trees, every corner of this place is brimming with exquisite moments just waiting to be captured.

Get ready to create memories that stand out among the rest. McGovern Centennial Gardens is here to make your dream wedding come to life in the most enchanting way possible.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Picture this: Ross and Rachel, finally tying the knot...and it's at the Museum. ;) But all jokes aside, this venue is nothing short of spectacular. From breathtaking views to captivating exhibits, it's guaranteed to leave your guests in awe.

Planetarian Wedding

How can you not see yourself and your partner exchanging vows surrounded by majestic butterflies in the enchanting Cockrell Butterfly Center? Or how about saying "I do" under a starry sky in the Planetarium? And let's not forget about the reception - imagine celebrating amidst the grandeur of dinosaurs and the soaring ceilings of the museum.

With its extensive collection of artifacts, the museum offers a truly unique setting for your special day. Your guests will be captivated as they explore the exhibits, learning and discovering while celebrating your love. From the elegant Grand Hall to the romantic Cockrell Butterfly Center, there's a picturesque setting for every moment.

So, if you're looking for an unforgettable wedding experience that combines romance, wonder, and a touch of history, the museum is the perfect choice. Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime in this engaging venue.

The Science Museum Wedding

The Crystal Ballroom

The Crystal Ballrom Wedding

Step right up, History Buffs! Prepare to be dazzled by the magnificent Crystal Ballroom at Rice. This extraordinary ballroom, erected in 1913 and conveniently situated in downtown Houston, boasts an impressive historical legacy. Once the esteemed Texas Capitol, it's been graced with the presence of notable figures such as FDR, Sam Houston, and JFK. It's no wonder this grand venue steals the spotlight for weddings and events!

The Crystal Ballroom Wedding

Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance created by warm woods, elegant arched windows, and meticulously restored murals. Whether you're planning an Art Deco-inspired celebration or a glamorous affair, this unique wedding venue is absolutely perfect!

Prepare to amaze your guests with not only the breathtaking architecture but also the delectable cuisine prepared by Sambuca Catering. And as for service? Expect nothing short of perfection from Houston's finest venue staff. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable experience!

Station 3

Station 3 Wedding Ceremony

Welcome to Station 3, the next stop on our list of unique wedding venues! Located in Midtown, this charming piece of history has been standing strong since the early 1900s. Once a fire station, it has now risen from the ashes to become one of the hottest and most extraordinary spots to tie the knot in the city. Picture this: exchanging your vows in a place that has left an indelible mark on Houston's community and rich history. Station 3 embodies this essence flawlessly.

Statio 3 Wedding

As you step inside, be prepared to be captivated by the sight of floor-to-ceiling windows gracefully draped in beautiful white fabric, serving as a magnificent backdrop for your ceremony. And why not make a grand entrance by descending down an original fire pole? Your guests will also have the pleasure of enjoying a cocktail hour on a patio adorned with lush greenery and whimsical string lights, creating a truly magical ambiance. Not to mention, they'll feast their eyes on a stunning downtown view while enjoying a yummy dinner prepared by a caterer of your choice!

Every corner of Station 3 oozes industrial-chic charm with its multi-level design, original brick walls, and hardwood floors. And let's not forget the breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows, offering an Instagram-worthy backdrop for capturing memorable moments throughout your special day. Get ready to make lasting memories and celebrate like never before!

The Julie Idelson Library

The Julie Idelson Library Wedding

Nestled in the heart of the city, the historic Julie Idelson Library boasts elegant Spanish architecture that effortlessly stands out from the rest. Step through the doors of this remarkable 1926 building, and you'll be transported back in time.

The Julie Idelson Library Wedding

Prepare to be mesmerized by the grandeur and sheer beauty of the main hall! Can you imagine exchanging your vows beneath the majestic dome? Or how about in front of the gorgeous doors at the entrance? The symmetrical perfection of the space creates an ethereal ambiance that transcends the ordinary. Stunning arched windows flood the space with natural light and create even more visual interest in the space.

The Julie Idelson library offers a selection of beautiful furnishings, ensuring that every corner exudes timeless elegance. The cozy furniture adds a touch of warmth, creating the perfect canvas for your love story. And who could forget the grand staircase? It sets the stage for the perfect grand entrance, adding an extra touch of drama to your special day.

The Peach Orchard

The Peach Orchard Wedding

Introducing The Peach Orchard! Now, technically it's not in Houston, but that's not stopping me from including this beauty in my list of unique wedding venues. Just a hop, skip, and a jump outside of Houston in the Woodlands, you'll find this truly one-of-a-kind gem!

Let me tell you why this place is so special. Picture this: once upon a time, there were 400 peach trees on this very land. Fast forward to today, and it's transformed into one of Houston's top wedding venues. Talk about a glow-up! They even brought bits and pieces of the old peach orchard into the architecture. For example, the brick walkway leading to the chapel? Made from bricks that originally came from the barn. Oh, and get this: they used the tree trunks from those peach trees to craft super unique cocktail tables. Can you say peachy keen?!

The Peach Orchard Wedding ceremony

But wait, there's more! The Peach Orchard isn't just steeped in rich history—it's also drop-dead gorgeous. It's essentially a blank canvas, ready for you to customize the space to fit your vision. The chapel is all about warmth and intimacy, featuring beamed ceilings, lavish chandeliers, and stunning windows. As for the reception space, it's got that modern and elegant vibe on lock. The ballroom, oh boy, you won't believe your eyes! Giant crystal chandeliers, wood beams, and panoramic doors that take your breath away. Your guests won't know what hit 'em!

Oh, but that's not all. The team behind The Peach Orchard knows the importance of functionality, too. They've got some seriously beautiful on-site amenities up their sleeve. How about a bridal suite big enough for your entire crew? They've got that covered. And don't even get me started on the groom's suite—it's got a pool table, video games, and a giant TV because hair and make-up take them way less time.

So, level up your wedding game and check out The Peach Orchard. Trust me, your special day will be "peach perfect" in every way!

Wedding Confetti Cannon

Tips on how to choose the perfect unique wedding venue for you

WOW, that was a lot of information. Right now you may be thinking, yeah, that's great and all Karli, but how do I decide whats right for my wedding? To be honest, choosing the right venue is one of the most important decisions you'll make for your wedding- it sets the scene and mood for such an incredible event. No pressure, am I right?! But don't worry, choosing that perfect venue doesn't have to be hard. Do your research and don't settle for something that doesn't feel like you, it's as simple as that.

Are you feeling like you need some guidance? We can help! Finding the perfect unique venue for our clients is totally our jam. We love getting to know you on a personal level and using that information to curate the most perfect wedding day that you, your partner, and your guests will remember for a lifetime. Reach out today and let's see how we can help!

Not quite ready to bring on a pro? That's okay! We've also created a free guide that includes:

  • Tips and tricks for selecting the perfect wedding venue

  • Things to look out for

  • Venue questions

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