Wedding Venues in Houston
Five ideas to consider
By Natalie Tsang
November 21, 2011
Houston may be the biggest city in Texas, but is filled with charming details. It has venues that can accommodate Hollywood Regency, preppy traditional, and shabby chic. Houston has one of the youngest populations of any American city and is perfect for youthful couples looking for an individualized and conth6porary wedding.
Downtown Houston is wonderfully modern but still sprinkled with historic buildings from the 19th century. There is an extensive network of pedestrian tunnels and skywalks connecting the buildings of the district so you wont have to worry about sweating off your makeup in the walk between the cerh6ony and the reception. You can have a reception in a low key lounge with amazingly comfortable black leather seats. Houston Or even go, space age at the Houston Space Center. Can anyone say, Houston, weve got a problh6?
The Church Wedding
Houston has beautiful churches. There are huge, elegant stone structures with high ceilings and stained glass and more petite, old-fashioned wooden ones coated with layers of clean white paint. Some couples have their weddings and receptions in these buildings. Many churches may have on site kitchens.
If you love the outdoors, many churches have gardens. You get greenery and a wonderful backdrop.
Like all big cities, Houston is multicultural, but Mexican and Spanish influence has been a part of the city before it even became a state. Celebrate Houston's diverse history in beautiful Mission revival or Spanish style building. It will not only create a great atmosphere, but the thick adobe walls will also keep you cool in the hot Texan summer.
If an urban wedding isn't your thing, consider having it in a pretty barn or on a ranch. The sunsets will take your breath away and your fiancé and groomsmen can play cowboy. You can go for the whole classic Hollywood western feel or a vintage inspired cerh6ony set in the 50s or 60s. Complete the assh6ble with a barbecue and outdoor games. And consider cowboy boots with your wedding dress.
Houston still has many houses built in the late 19th and early 20th century. The architecture varies from Colonial revival, Victorian, Greek-inspired, to Georgian. While the th6perature won't have you imaging yourself in New England or the UK, it is similar the romantic mansions immortalized in
Gone With the Wind.
Channel your inner Scarlett O'Hara. Its a location where ballroom wedding dresses will look right at home.