Houston, The Host to Your Perfect Wedding Event
With abundant venues, world-class cuisine and some of the top event designers in the business, Houston is the best city to host to your unforgettable Texas wedding.
Houston is the culinary and cultural capital of the South, a city where Texas heritage meets Southern hospitality. It should come as no surprise, then, that Houston plays host to thousands of weddings each year of all sizes and styles. With gay marriage legalized nationwide, couples near and far that are looking to tie the knot in the most diverse city in the country, rest assured, have plenty of options.
Let’s start with engagement and wedding photos. Visit the lush green space in the heart of Downtown dubbed Discovery Green for unique images with a skyline backdrop. Near the Galleria you’ll find the Water Wall, a 64-foot, U-shaped fountain that is perfect for capturing your playful personality. The wall is surrounded by 180 live oaks in a three-acre green space. Nestled in the Museum District is the century-old Hermann Park with picturesque lagoons, abundant trees and the perfectly manicured Centennial Gardens. Back on the north side of Downtown you’ll find Market Square Park, a one-square-block park in the heart of the city’s historic district. The park is surrounded by unique architecture and adjacent to the Houston Is graffiti mural, easily one of the most photographed destinations in the city.
Now for the perfect venue. Looking for something turnkey yet regal? Pay a visit to the Four Seasons Hotel, which can execute a glamorous wedding for a few guests, or a few hundred. What about the food, you ask? The Italian-influenced menu from executive chef Maurizio Ferrarese is truly spectacular. If a sleek and modern look is what you’re seeking for your special day, Hotel Derek in Uptown has it. With room for up to 350 for a seated dinner and on-staff wedding specialists, the Derek can make it all a seamless affair. Some of Houston’s most celebrated restaurants can also play host to smaller wedding parties. Brennan’s of Houston accommodates up to 150 guests in multiple private dining rooms at its swanky New Orleans-style complex in Midtown. Chef Danny Trace and his team make decadent Creole favorites with a Texas influence such as Gulf fish Pontchartrain with lump crab and crawfish enchiladas.
Want something really outside the box? Consider having your wedding in the Paleontology Hall or the Gem Gallery at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Or, if sports are your game, plan a special ceremony on the field at Minute Maid Park where the Houston Astros play, or at NRG Park, home to the Houston Texans and the rodeo each spring.
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