A wide variety of upscale and casual restaurants highlight classic American and Tex Mex cuisine in Houston, including these popular 24-hour restaurants that serve late-night and early-morning fare for visitors looking to grab a bite at any time of the day or night. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
4.Dot Coffee Shop
5.Glazed the Doughnut Cafe
6.House of Pies
8.Midtown Bar and Grill
10.Ruchi's El Rincon De Mexico Grill
Best 24-Hour Restaurants in Houston (Texas)
- Brenda's Taqueria, Photo: Brenda's Taqueria
- Chacho's, Photo: Chacho's
- Chapultepec Lupita, Photo: Courtesy of FomaA - Fotolia.com
- Dot Coffee Shop, Photo: Dot Coffee Shop
- Glazed the Doughnut Cafe, Photo: Glazed the Doughnut Cafe
- House of Pies, Photo: House of Pies
- Katz's Deli, Photo: Katz's Deli
- Midtown Bar and Grill, Photo: Courtesy of Brent Hofacker - Fotolia.com
- Poppa Burger, Photo: Poppa Burger
- Ruchi's El Rincon De Mexico Grill, Photo: Courtesy of HLPhoto - Fotolia.com
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Venue Spotlight: Corinthian Houston
Set in a magnificent neo-classical building that was built at the turn of the century as the First National Bank, the Corinthian Houston is a luxurious full service wedding venue that offers unrivaled service and hospitality for a variety of functions and events. Set in the Downtown Historic District of Houston, this architectural gem provides an exquisite backdrop for romantic wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, grand galas, and lavish balls of up to 1,000 guests. The Corinthian Houston is situated on the first floor and mezzanine levels of this historic building, while the upper six floors are exclusive condominium loft spaces known as the Franklin Lofts. The Corinthian’s opulent neo-classical colonnade with 20 towering columns is designed for grand entrances, while the beautiful sweeping bicameral staircase promises unforgettable photographs. The Corinthian’s convenient location, magnificent architecture, grand scale and superb cuisine make it an exceptional venue for romantic weddings.
Amenities & Facilities
Historically and visually stunning, the Corinthian Houston features a magnificent neo-classical colonnaded entrance and foyer and a beautiful sweeping southern-style bicameral staircase. The first floor and mezzanine levels of the building are used for hosting special events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions, for which the venue can host up to 1,500 people. The elegant Grand Hall boasts over 10,000 square feet of soaring ceilings and a central 90-foot aisle that is surrounded by regal 35-foot-tall handcrafted columns, creating a grand and opulent ambiance which can be transformed into any number of themed settings with endless design and décor possibilities. Unique features a Champagne lounge situated in the ladies’ restrooms, a groom’s lounge with a full-service whiskey bar, a comfortable lounge area with a grand piano and pianist, fireworks on the couple’s departure in a vintage Rolls-Royce.
Services with the rental of the Corinthian for weddings or other occasions include the use of a well-appointed bridal suite and dressing room and groom’s dressing room, a coat check room, and a stage and dance floor. There are full kitchen facilities for catering or food preparation, lighting, and sound equipment, and set-up and clean-up of the venue are included. Additional items included in the rental of the site are tables and chairs, barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens, and charged valet parking. The Corinthian provides a professional event manager to take care of every detail during the event.
The Corinthian is located at 202 Fannin Street in Houston and is within walking distance of Houston's dynamic Theatre District. The venue is wheelchair accessible and offers on-site valet parking for an additional fee.
Spanning 17 blocks in Downtown Houston, the Houston Theater District is home to all of Houston's professional performing arts organizations, and the magnificent 130,000-square-foot Bayou Place entertainment complex, which is home to many restaurants, bars, theaters and movies, shops, plazas and open parks. Performing arts centers and shows in the district include the Alley Theater, the Hubbard Stage, the Neuhaus Stage, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Sarofim Hall, Zilkha Hall, the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Bayou Place, the Wortham Theater Center, the Brown Theater and the Cullen Theater. Other attractions include Revention Music Center, formerly known as the Houston Bayou Music Center, the Verizon Wireless Theatre, and the Sundance Theatre.
202 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: 713-222-2002
Venue Spotlight: fifty-two-twenty-six
fifty-two-twenty-six is an acclaimed building on Elm Street in Houston, Texas that offers an elegant and sophisticated venue for weddings and celebrations. The AIA award-winning building is renowned for its innovative use of materials and elegantly designed interiors and provides a unique and stylish venue for unforgettable ceremonies and receptions. The building is enclosed by a 20-foot bamboo surround and features floor-to-ceiling windows which look out over a serene, inner-courtyard garden with koi-stocked meditation pool, a beautiful rose-covered walkway, and meandering paths that lead to a rock waterfall and swimming pool. fifty-two-twenty-six offers two contemporary indoor and outdoor venues for weddings and celebrations, including the Courtyard Room with breathtaking views of a tranquil courtyard, and a versatile Studio with high ceilings and dramatic lighting for grand receptions.
Amenities & Facilities
fifty-two-twenty-six offers a unique combination of indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. The Courtyard Room is stylish and chic with stunning views onto the tranquil courtyard and can accommodate up to 70 seated guests for dinner. The room opens onto the patio, and the two spaces can be combined for an indoor/outdoor cocktail reception.
The Studio is a versatile space with 20-foot-high ceilings and can accommodate up to 150 guests in a seated banquet style. The Studio features a dance floor and stage for a band and can be configured as a ballroom with dramatic lighting for more lavish events.
fifty-two-twenty-six is surrounded by beautiful grounds and award-winning architecture, which provide a gorgeous setting for all types of functions. Services included with the hire of the venue include experienced staff to help with the details, a wide selection of décor and lighting styles to suit a variety of themes, valet parking, and preferred vendors lists.
fifty-two-twenty-six is located at 5226 Elm Street in Houston and offers secure on-site parking. Houston is a vibrant city packed with things to see and do.
Houston extends all the way to Galveston Bay and offers much to see and do in the form of attractions and activities. The city is renowned for being home to the Space Center Houston and has vibrant and dynamic sections of the city that provide excellent entertainment, such as Downtown’s Theater District, which is home to the famous Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with spectacular 19th-century architecture and award-winning restaurants. Attractions in the city include the I.M. Pei-designed JP Morgan Chase Tower, the tallest building in Houston with an observation deck that is open to the public for free and provides magnificent panoramic views of the city. Also, worth visiting is the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH), the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, the Wildcat Golf Club, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, the James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
5226 Elm Street, Houston, TX 77081, Phone: 713-529-2500
Venue Spotlight: Las Velas
Echoing the elegance, grace, and grandeur of a bygone era, Las Velas in Houston is an exclusive and elegant private event venue. Designed to reflect Tuscan-style villas from the 17th and 18th centuries, Las Velas enchants guests with magnificent architecture, decorative hand-carved stonework, and refined finishes, tinkling fountains and water features, and exquisitely landscaped and maintained gardens and grounds. Hosting memorable private events and functions for more than 20 years, Las Velas can accommodate a range of wedding needs from intimate ceremonies and secret services to grand balls and lavish receptions for up to 250 guests, depending on the floor plan and layout, along with exceptional amenities and services, professional staff, and gracious hospitality. Las Velas provides a professional wedding coordinator for the day to take care of every detail and ensure a hassle-free and relaxed event.
Amenities & Facilities
Las Velas features a magnificent banquet hall that can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated dinner or reception, depending on the layout. Functions can also be held outdoors on the lawns or the patio with spectacular views of the landscaped gardens and grounds. The verdant gardens have tinkling fountains and water features and offer a tranquil ambiance for cocktail parties or intimate alfresco-style gatherings under the stars. The stylishly appointed banquet room is decorated in the earthy tones of Tuscany and features a grand staircase for a striking entrance, floor-to-ceiling windows that flood interiors with natural light and boast beautiful views of the gardens and romantic, Tuscan-style brick arches.
Services incorporated in the rental of Las Velas include tables, gold Chiavari chairs, floor-length linens and napkins, china, glassware, silverware, gold chargers, a basic candle package, valet parking and security, and beautifully appointed and fully equipped bridal and groom’s suites. Rental also includes a one-hour rehearsal for the event, and on-site catering and beverage services with professional bartenders and wait staff are available at an additional cost. Complimentary valet parking is offered for weekend events only, and an expert wedding coordinator is supplied by the venue to take care of every detail before and on the big day.
Las Velas offers on-site catering and beverage services for an additional cost with an expert culinary team who uses fresh locally sourced ingredients to create delicious cuisine. Guests can discuss and create customized menus to suit every budget and taste with the culinary unit, and a wide range of dining concepts is offered from buffets to plated dinners. Full-service bar options are also provided, ranging from hosted bars to cash bars, along with professional bartending and wait staff.
Las Velas is located at 5714 Fairdale Lane in Houston and offers complimentary valet parking for weekend events only. The venue is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with high-speed wireless Internet.
5714 Fairdale Lane Houston Texas 77057, Phone: 713-977-5773
Venue Spotlight: Pelazzio Reception Venue
Widely renowned for its elegance and charm, the Pelazzio Reception Venue is a full-service event venue that offers style, sophistication and outstanding service. Located in the heart of Houston’s Westchase and Energy Corridor, Pelazzio Reception Venue provides a contemporary and chic space for premier events in the city, with over 15 years of experience and hospitality coming to the fore with expertly trained, professional event management staff. The venue features over 20,000 square feet of versatile and fully customizable space in the form of four beautifully appointed ballrooms, which can be transformed into an array of lovely areas for all types of events from intimate ceremonies and small private parties to elegant receptions and grand, lavish affairs.
Amenities & Facilities
Pelazzio Reception Venue boasts four beautifully appointed ballrooms with elegant décor and chic furnishings in soft, neutral tones that can accommodate groups from 75 to 550 people. The Grand Ballroom features high ceilings and rustic chandeliers, elegantly flowing ivory chiffon drapery, and soft lighting for a romantic feel and can host up to 125 guests. The three Tuscany Ballroom caters to large groups of up to 550 people and can be used as one grand ballroom or sub-divided into three smaller spaces for cozier and more intimate affairs. Both halls have plushly carpeted floors and wooden dance floor areas, high ceilings with soft downlighting, elegant chandeliers, and easy access to separate bathrooms. The venue also features two large conference rooms and seven smaller meeting or breakout rooms if required.
Pelazzio Reception Venue uses a team of specialists for every event, ranging from an award-winning catering team whose Executive Chef creates and innovatively presents sumptuous cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Other specialized services include professional wedding planners, consultants, and coordinators, who take of every detail from start to finish and a team of audiovisual technicians and DJs to help with set-up of the venue and music and entertainment. A large parking lot offers secure valet parking for up to 800 guests.
Services and amenities included in the rental of the venue consist of a beautifully appointed bridal suite and dressing room, a customized wedding cake and cake-cutting ceremony, set-up and clean-up of the site, lighting and sound equipment and management, and event management by a professional tea. Items included a range from aisle runners, tables, chairs and chair covers, centerpieces, china, glassware, flatware, barware and linens, décor and drapery to audiovisual equipment, a dance floor with lighting, a photo booth, and a chocolate fountain.
Pelazzio Reception Venue is located at 12121 Westheimer Road in Houston and provides ample free valet parking in a large parking lot next to the venue, which has space for 800 cars. The site is wheelchair accessible, and guests have complimentary access to the on-site business center, as well as a range of concierge services such as transportation arrangements, accommodation and restaurant reservations, and more.
12121 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077, Phone: 281-531-0008
Venue Spotlight: AvantGarden
Set in a historic turn-of-the-century Kraft house in the Montrose and Museum District neighborhoods of Houston, AvantGarden is a social patio, lounge, and garden that hosts dance, music and other events, along with classic cuisine and beverages in a relaxed, laid-back ambiance. One of the last remaining Westheimer structures in the midtown/lower area of Houston, the venue was once the private home of Howard Hughes before it transitioned into various shapes from a bar, live music and arts venue to a support venue for the creative community. The building was restored to its former glory in 2007 and opened as AvantGarden, which today offers a plethora of nightly events, excellent cuisine and drinks and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The venue can also be hired for special occasions and functions, such as weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and more.
Amenities & Facilities
AvantGarden is a flexible and versatile lounge and patio space that can be transformed into specialized areas for intimate garden ceremonies, casual receptions or formal seated dinners. The indoor/outdoor venue has skylights that flood the central space with natural light during the day or can be decorated with star lights for a romantic ambiance in the evening and offers indoor/covered outdoor and uncovered outdoor space for a variety of celebrations of up to 180 seated guests. Guests can use preferred vendors if desired. Alternatively, AvantGarden offers a wealth of exclusive services, including in-house catering and beverage services with bartenders and wait staff, lighting and sound equipment set-up and clean-up of the venue, and an on-site manager.
Services with the rental of AvantGarden for weddings or other occasions include a variety of all-inclusive packages to suit every budget and taste, a beautiful bridal suite and dressing room, in-house catering and beverage services with bartenders and wait staff, the ability to host outside vendors, lighting and sound equipment, liability insurance and set-up and clean-up of the venue. AvantGarden can also arrange accommodations for the bridal party and guests if required and the site is equipped with high-speed wireless Internet. Additional items included in the rental of the venue are tables and chairs, centerpieces, aisle markers and runner, alter/arches, audiovisual, lighting and sound equipment, a dance floor, customized décor and drapery, barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens, and a chocolate fountain, if required.
AvantGarden is located at 411 Westheimer in Houston in the heart of the Montrose and Museum Districts. The venue offers secure off-street and valet parking, is wheelchair accessible and boasts high-speed wireless Internet throughout.
Houston is a vibrant and dynamic city that offers a wealth of attractions, cultural activities, and outdoor recreational pursuits, along with exceptional dining experiences at award-winning restaurants, buzzing bars and nightclubs, boutique and designer shops, outstanding art galleries and plenty of museums. Top attractions in the city include the Space Center Houston, the Theater District, which is home to the famous Houston Grand Opera, the Historic District, the I.M. Pei-designed JP Morgan Chase Tower, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyspace.
411 Westheimer | Houston, TX, hone: 832-287-5577
Venue Spotlight: Ashton Gardens
Ashton Gardens is a distinctive event venue in Corinth in Wester Houston, which offers a unique and exclusive setting for exceptional weddings, ceremonies, receptions and other memorable celebrations. The all-inclusive service and reception location feature an exquisite glass-enclosed chapel with spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the interior with natural light and boast breathtaking views and a grand reception ballroom surrounded by fountained courtyards and lush greenery. Ashton Gardens also offers exceptional services such as in-house catering from an award-winning culinary team, experienced event coordinators to take care of every detail, preferred vendor lists for decor, floral arrangements, music and entertainment, and more.
Amenities & Facilities
Ashton Gardens features two distinct venues, namely a beautiful glass-enclosed wedding chapel for intimate and romantic ceremonies, and an elegant ballroom for grand and lavish receptions and other large gatherings.
Ashton Garden’s glass-enclosed wedding chapel features floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the interior with natural light and boast breathtaking views of the surrounding gardens and forests, spacious Bridal Suites for dressing and relaxing before the ceremony, a separate Groom’s Lounge, and an intimate Family Lounge for memorable moments. Amenities that come with the rental of the chapel include exclusive use of the sumptuously decorated bridal dressing rooms with private bathrooms, private use of the Groom’s waiting room in the Reception Building, the use of the elegant Family Lounge, and a dramatic loft space for photographers, vocalists, or videographers. There is also adjustable lighting, sleek chapel décor such as embellished columns, ornate candelabras and candle stands, and a credenza for a guest book. A wedding coordinator is provided to take of the details, along with a state-of-the-art built-in sound system with a clip-on lapel microphone and handheld, wireless microphone, and a romantic trellis-covered walkway between the Chapel and the Ballroom.
The elegant Ballroom is reached by the romantic trellis-covered walkway from the Chapel and can accommodate up to 400 guests. The Ballroom features magnificent Austrian crystal chandeliers, and a grand staircase for photo opportunities and amenities that are offered with the rental of the venue include round and square tables with floor length table linens in ivory or white, fine china, silverware, and stem glassware, and stylish centerpiece options. Also offered are a complimentary cake cutting service, directional lighting to highlight cakes and the buffet, a spacious hardwood built-in dance floor, a private Bridal changing room and professional waitstaff and bartenders.
Catering services are provided by Ashton Garden’s award-winning culinary team, who make use of the freshest locally sourced ingredients to create outstanding cuisine and innovative dining experiences. Guests can discuss and create customized menus to suit every budget and taste with the classically trained 5-Star Executive Chef and team, and a wide range of dining concepts is offered from Buffet and Hors d’ Oeuvres Receptions to formal Prix Fixe menus and creative Inter-Active Displays.
Ashton Gardens are located at2001 Ashton Gardens Lane in Corinth, and secure parking is offered at the site, which is wheelchair accessible. Ashton Gardens provides an ‘Open House’ at various times throughout the year where guests can take a tour of the facility, meet the staff and discuss options for their big day.
2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth, TX 76210, Phone: 940-498-4273