Tan Groomsmen suites with pink and navy blue ties hanging up before wedding ceremony.

From hotels to ballrooms, racquet clubs to elegant manors, Houston has its fair share of breathtaking wedding and reception locations. Whether you’re planning a large celebration or an intimate gathering the options are many, varied and utterly enviable. And because the sheer number of venues calls for some definite narrowing down (and you know we love to help with the process) we’re going to limit our focus to those locations fit for a party of any size.

Briscoe Manor

Only a few minutes from the heart of Houston, Briscoe Manor is Texas sophistication at its finest: a former cotton plantation and cattle ranch turned event venue amid an oak-filled countryside. The property has a variety of private event venues, although the white limestone walls and wood floors in the Crofton Ballroom make it our favorite. Amy’s Courtyard is a dreamy outdoor alternative complete with market lights.

The Grove

Surrounded by the lush growth of Discovery Green Park, the Grove  is a restaurant and reception site with a view. Floor-to-ceiling windows only serve to enhance personalized décor, and between the location’s several rooms and outdoor deck, a seated dinner for more than 250 guests is easily in the cards.

Lakewood Yacht Club

Another venue just outside Houston’s city limits, the Lakewood Yacht Club is elegantly designed and has panoramic harbor views from its location off Galveston Bay. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites are available for brides, and the club takes special pride in weddings that overlook its lovely inner harbor.

Cohen House at Rice University

The architectural and natural beauty of Rice University’s campus has the Cohen House all wrapped up in Texas charm. From nearby live oaks to the stone-floored terrace and nearby memorial gardens, this venue’s main appeal is in an indoor option with close proximity to outdoor elements. Large, open windows let in natural light to illuminate the details you’ve added to the building’s own character.

P.S. Don’t forget to use the best planning tools around – our wedding websites are perfect for communicating with your guests and sharing the details of your wedding day and registry.

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