In continuation of our Houston Wedding Venue blog list, let's move on to Historic Venues in the Houston area!
These venues boast such unique interiors, have a history that your guests will enjoy and simply beautiful. Whether you're looking to go industrial, museum like, or just appreciate the story behind the structure, be sure to add these to your tour list for this summer!
Tips when touring wedding venues:
1. Inquire about pricing and capacity prior to your visit! You don't want to show up and fall in love with the place only to find out that it's out of your budget or can't accommodate your guest list.
2. Consider a rain plan for any outdoor activities for your wedding day- especially your ceremony! Do you like their Plan B for the ceremony or cocktail hour? What will rain do to the parking lot?
3. If there is a caterer included or required, inquire with them as well before touring. Get menu pricing per person or ask for a general quote for your guest count. This could easily make or break the decision to tour!
Now to the list...
Houston Historic Wedding Venues:
Olde Dobbin Station
Located in Montgomery, TX, this quaint venue has an indoor ceremony space, now with central heat and air conditioning, as well as a large reception space with built in bar and enough space for up to 300 guests.
The bridal suite and groom's suite are on the smaller side, so depending on your wedding party count, you may consider doing hair and makeup offsite.
Note: They require you to use their bar services, but there are many packages to choose from!
Buffalo Soldiers Museum
Yes, at first glance this space is very industrial, but it's so unique! Add in a lighting package, some draping and you've transformed the space with beautiful windows and natural lighting into the perfect space. Also centrally located in Midtown, it's super convenient to some of the major churches in the area!
Bonus, guests can tour the museum downstairs as they may their way to cocktail hour!
Note: As I mentioned, I would budget for additional lighting and decor to soften the space and make it feel more "wedding like"
Cotton Gin 116 in Brookshire
This place is SUCH a gem. Located just west of Katy in Brookshire, it has a real cotton gin located in the lobby. Guests will appreciate being able to mingle for drinks and dancing around this unique space. You can have an indoor or outdoor ceremony, and this location is also great for rehearsal dinners!
Note: This venue is best for smaller guests counts if you'd like a seated dinner. Max Capacity is between 80-100.
Heights Fire Station
Not to be confused with Station 3, another historic fire station in the area! The Heights Fire Station is quaint and affordable. The bricked exterior is adorable, and the white interior gives you a blank slate for your wedding design! They also partner with two parks in the area which would be great ceremony sites.
Note: You may prefer to rent different chairs to elevate the look of your wedding. Clear cut pricing is on the website too.
Hotel Icon - Downtown Houston
You may be familiar with the hotel in downtown, but didn't know about their wedding reception spaces. Quaint decor, but recently upgraded rooms create the perfect wedding weekend getaway. They can host your ceremony and reception without sacrificing the look or experience for your guests. They also have unique smaller spaces for rehearsal dinners!
Tip: I LOVE booking weddings at hotels- you get the ultimate expereince by having a full service, 24 hour staff.