Hey #newlyengaged! We hear from couples all of the time about their struggle to find their perfect wedding venue. While this is a service we offer, we wanted to also highlight some of our favorite venues in each category.
This post, we're focusing on those dreamy garden-style venues. Outdoor ceremony or cocktail options, natural lighting- love, love love!
Also, check out our post about Houston's top Modern Event Venues too!
Houston's Top Garden Style Wedding Venues:
River Oaks Garden Club
Ya'll, this little gem is tucked away in the middle of River Oaks! You've probably driven by so many times, and didn't even notice! It boasts gorgeous gardens, a gazebo, indoor areas for food or dinner. Perfect for hosting your reception, or smaller ceremonies + receptions. I encourage stations for food service to really allow people to mingle through the space!
Tip: You will need to bring in all of your own tables and chairs!
The Grove- in Discovery Green
Not only just a restaurant, you can choose from the different sized rooms with floor to ceiling windows for your reception! The upstairs patio feels like you're floating in the trees, and it's such a convenient location being directly downtown. Have your guests stay right across the street at either the Marriott Marquis or Hilton of the Americas.
Tip: You can even host rehearsal dinners here!
Nestled right into Buffalo Bayou is the venue "in the trees!" The Dunlavy is both ultra luxe, boasts a fantastic menu, has top notch service and is stunning! Everything about this venue tells your guests that they're in for a fun night! Note that the guest count is limited to 100, and it's a little more comfortable to host your ceremony offsite, but they have the patio as your ceremony option!
Tip: Be sure to hire professionals for floral and decor as you have very limited time for set up!
McGovern Centennial Gardens
Looking for a garden style venue in the heart of the Museum District? McGovern Centennial Gardens is for you! You can rent the Celebration Garden for your ceremony and move inside to their reception space for dancing. Or, flip the Garden for your dinner and dancing. This is also a great place to take your bridal or engagement portraits! Just be sure to ask your photographer to get permission.
Tip: They have a required Caterer list, so be sure to factor their pricing into your overall budget!