Texas is known for its Southern hospitality and its down-to-earth charm, so its not surprising that many couples dream of tying the knot here regardless of whether or not they call the state home. The state's choice of venues ranges from modern to classically elegant to rustically chic, and the excellent weather here means that couples have the option of holding their wedding at a beautiful outdoor venue no matter what the time of year. From Houston to Dallas to everywhere in between, here are the best wedding venues to be found in the state of Texas.
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Designed as a replica of New York's Grand Central Station, the Astorian is a glamorous private loft with a 1920s flair and plenty of industrial charm. The venue offers 14,000 square feet of event space, including a gourmet kitchen and two private suites. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the Houston skyline, while 14-foot ceilings create a wonderful sense of spaciousness. Up to 700 guests can be accommodated in the space, and special VIP areas can be created if desired. Wedding coordinators are available to help plan your wedding, and the venue has a list of preferred vendors for catering, decor, and audiovisual equipment.
2500 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007, Phone: 832-460-6695
2.The Bell Tower on 34th
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Equipped to host events of almost every size, the Bell Tower on 34th is a beautiful space known for its delicious food and its commitment to high-quality service. The event spaces boast beautiful high ceilings and marble floors, and the on-site chef and his team have plenty of experience with preparing a wide range of cuisine. The venue is also proud to include an incredible number of complimentary services in the rental price, including a professional event producer, valet parking, tuxedo rental for the groom, and the use of their tables, chairs, linens, and buffet equipment.
901 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018, Phone: 713-868-2355
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Opened in 2005, Chateau Polonez is nestled in the woods on the outskirts of northeast Houston, just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Many couples are drawn to this venue because of its beautiful architecture and decor, which includes a painted domed ceiling, a grand ballroom decorated with stunning chandeliers, and vaulted ceilings throughout the entire building. The exterior of the venue is no less beautiful; it offers 5 acres of landscaped gardens, an intimate terrace, and a whimsical gazebo perfect for outdoor ceremonies. The space can accommodate up to 350 guests, and in-house catering is provided.
12612 Malcomson Rd, Houston, TX 77070, Phone: 281-655-5656
4.Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park
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Set on a gorgeous 15-acre property, Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park is a historic building that was originally built in 1939 and completely restored in 2003. The venue is incredibly versatile; both indoor and outdoor options are available, and the various spaces can be sectioned off or combined to accommodate anywhere from ten to a thousand people. Many of the spaces come with beautiful private terraces, and original hardwood floors can be found all throughout the house. Wedding coordinators are available to help plan every aspect of your special day, and event catering is taken care of by the in-house chef.
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, Phone: 214-528-3243
5.Autumn Oaks Event Center
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Designed specifically to host weddings and other special events, the Autumn Oaks Event Center has everything you need to host the perfect wedding, including a large reception hall and a beautifully landscaped courtyard. In addition to 14 hours of access to the space, the rental price includes a day-of facility manager, table and chair rentals, and use of the venue's sound system. Couples who want more control over their wedding will be delighted by the venue's open vendor policy, which provides the flexibility to choose whatever vendors you like instead of being restricted to a pre-approved list.
10210 Woodrow Rd, Wolfforth, TX 79382, Phone: 806-553-0532
6.Castle Event Center
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Conveniently located only a few minutes away from downtown Denver, Castle Event Center is the perfect size for weddings of between 150 and 600 people. Receptions are typically held in the Great Hall, which boasts a large dance floor, two double-sided bars, an elevated stage, and two elegant staircases for couples who would like to make a dramatic entrance. Couples can either choose from a selection of wedding packages or pick the services they would like from an a la carte menu, and the space can also be booked out for the rehearsal dinner if desired.
6417 166th St, Lubbock, TX 79424, Phone: 806-224-3927
7.Cotton Creek Barn
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Family owned and operated since 2013, Cotton Creek Barn was built on a beautiful piece of farmland outside the small city of New Home. The main barn can hold up to 300 guests seated at round tables, but the property also offers a smaller barn with space for up to 150. There are also six different ceremony locations to choose from, with a choice of either indoor or outdoor. Two bar areas are available for use as well, and the venue has an open vendor policy that allows couples to get their food and alcohol from wherever they like.
608 Co Rd J, Tahoka, TX 79373, Phone: 979-220-1318
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With approximately 12,000 square feet of event space, Edison's can accommodate weddings of almost every size. The smallest room can host 50 seated guests with a DJ and a dance floor, while the largest comes with its own private patio and can seat up to 250 people while still having enough space for a dance floor. Couples are also welcome to rent out the entire space, which can host up to 900 guests cocktail style. Customized catering and professional bar packages are available, and valet parking can be arranged for events with more than 300 guests.
1724 Cockrell Ave, Dallas, TX 75215, Phone: 972-524-0741
9.Four Bar K Inside - Event Venue Lubbock
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If you're dreaming of hosting a wedding with plenty of traditional Texan charm, Four Bar K Inside is an excellent choice of venue. Both large and small receptions can be accommodated, and the space comes fully furnished and decorated in a shabby chic style. On-site catering is provided; the chefs specialize in barbecue and ribeye buffets, but a Mexican-themed buffet is available as well. Couples are permitted to bring in their own alcohol, but they must use the bartender provided by the venue. When it comes to entertainment, the staff are happy to help arrange live music or a DJ.
302 E 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79404, Phone: 806-789-8682
10.Hickory Street Annex
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A former 1920s warehouse, Hickory Street Annex is filled with beautiful industrial-style design features like steel trusses, concrete floors, and exposed brick walls. Windows on all four sides of the building provide natural light and excellent views of downtown Dallas. The venue only ever hosts one event per day, and the space can accommodate up to 200 people for weddings and receptions. A list of approved caterers is provided, but couples are free to choose their own vendors for all other services. Tables and chairs are included in the rental price, and linens and lighting can be rented for an additional fee.
501 S 2nd Ave #200, Dallas, TX 75226, Phone: 214-828-1414
11.Historic Sunset Station
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Found right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Historic Sunset Station is one of the largest event venues in the city. It boasts approximately 20,000 square feet of event space, including the train station's breathtaking former waiting room, which has stained-glass windows and vaulted ceilings studded with elegant lights. All wedding packages include table, chair, and linen rentals, set-up and clean-up, and use of the space for 5 hours; the venue is also proud to offer a comprehensive event planning service to help with everything from catering to accommodation to floral arrangements.
1174 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, Phone: 210-474-7640
12.Horseshoe Knot Event Center
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Proudly owner-operated, Horseshoe Knot Event Center is a secluded wedding venue with plenty of rustic charm. The venue's beautiful event barn is 7,200 square feet in size and can accommodate approximately 400 guests, and couples can either bring in their own decorations or use the venue's free of charge. There are also two beautiful acres of land perfectly suited to photographs; outdoor features include a windmill, a covered wagon, and a lovely gazebo. Bartenders are provided by the venue, but couples are welcome to choose their own caterers and bring in their own beer, wine, and champagne.
5618 County Rd 1240, Lubbock, TX 79407, Phone: 806-543-5268
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Hidden away on 18 acres of land in the middle of San Antonio, Los Patios has been providing its customers with exceptional wedding experiences since 1968. Wedding ceremonies can be held either outside next to the Salado Creek or in one of the venue's beautiful indoor spaces, and receptions typically take place in the intimate Laurel Room, outside in the gazebo, or in the spacious Hacienda Courtyard. All wedding packages include 4 hours of access to the space, use of the property for photos the day before the event, and up to 100 chairs; other services are available for an additional fee.
2015 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78217, Phone: 210-655-6171
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Decorated completely in white, Nuvo Room is a chic, contemporary event space with 14-foot ceilings, a customizable floor plan, and enough room for up to 300 guests. The services of an event coordinator can be arranged for a fee, and an excellent selection of food and beverage packages are available from the venue's onsite caterers. Last but not least, the rental price includes the use of linens, plateware, tables, chairs, comfortable lounge furniture, bar stations, and a state-of-the-art lighting system that can be used to spotlight the room or fill it with dramatic beams of color.
4241 Sigma Rd Suite B, Dallas, TX 75244, Phone: 469-453-4563
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Pearl Stable was originally built to house the horses that belonged to the Pearl Brewery next door, but it has since been transformed into a gorgeous event space with exposed brick walls, wooden beams, and a delightful loft. Highly qualified event coordinators will help ensure that every aspect of the wedding goes as smoothly as possible, and couples are required to choose from a list of approved vendors for food and alcohol. The space can comfortably accommodate up to 350 guests with room for extra seating in the loft if necessary; couples planning a more intimate wedding are encouraged to consider the nearby Pearl Studio.
307 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215, Phone: 210-212-7260
16.Pecan Springs Ranch
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Known for its genuine Southern hospitality, Pecan Springs Ranch is set on a beautiful 17-acre property only 15 minutes outside of downtown Austin. Highlights of the property include a creek, a pond full of fish, and plenty of pecan trees; the landscaped grounds are kept green all year long, and the price of the venue rental includes the use of fun lawn games. Couples are also welcome to use the 6,000-square-foot building, which comes furnished with tables, chairs, and a built-in bar. Decor can be rented for an additional fee, and outside vendors are permitted if approved by the venue.
10601 B Derecho Drive, Austin, TX 78737, Phone: 512-632-1046
17.Rolling 7's Ranch Event Center
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Offering a true taste of West Texas, Rolling 7's Ranch Event Center sits on a family-owned ranch that was first established in 1928. The historical venue offers an excellent selection of both indoor and outdoor spaces, including an outdoor space with a stage for live music performances, a traditional saloon, an indoor stable, and a glass-doored pavilion that can be used either open or closed. An experienced team of staff is available to help you plan every aspect of your special day, and the venue rents everything from tables and chairs to arches and other decorations.
11700 W County Rd 122, Odessa, TX 79765, Phone: 432-235-1779
18.The Allan House
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Built in 1883 to serve as a private residence, the Allan House is a beautiful historic building conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Austin. The property offers plenty of spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including a circular courtyard, a landscaped lawn dotted with trees, and the tastefully decorated mansion itself. Couples will be given exclusive access to the space on their special day; the rental price also includes outdoor lighting, all tables and chairs, and set-up and tear-down service. The venue does not provide an event coordinator, but couples are required to use the venue's preferred vendor list for all food and beverages.
1104 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701, Phone: 512-478-8653
19.The Club at Garden Ridge
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Nestled in beautiful Texas hill country, the Club at Garden Ridge is a ranch-style venue that can accommodate weddings of up to 300 people. Indoor events can be held in the 7,000-square-foot ballroom, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, while the beautiful lake beside the ballroom is the perfect location for outdoor ceremonies. Only one wedding is held per day, and wedding parties are given exclusive access to the space beginning at 9 a.m. The services of a day-of wedding coordinator are included in the price of the venue rental, and couples are free to choose their own vendors for catering, beverages, and all other services.
21320 Water Wood Dr, San Antonio, TX 78266, Phone: 210-651-6505
20.The Broadway Venue
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Based out of Lubbock, The Broadway Venue specializes in event planning services and is happy to help you plan your wedding at almost any venue in the area. Their experienced team of event planners can provide several different levels of service; the complete package takes care of everything imaginable, including concept consultation, budget planning and tracking, selection of venue and service providers, wedding dress consultation, and even honeymoon planning. In addition to offering their own event planning services, the business is happy to help you make arrangements with vendors for music, catering, floral arrangements, and photography.
1629 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX 79401, Phone: 806-747-5717
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Inspired by traditional Mediterranean architecture and lifestyle, The Gallery is a wonderfully romantic setting for both indoor and outdoor weddings. The venue boasts stone tiles, trailing vines, and plenty of open space, and one of the two outdoor patios features a stunning antique water fountain. In addition to 4 or 5 hours of exclusive access to the space during their event, wedding parties will be permitted to use the venue for a 4-hour portrait session and for an hour-long rehearsal dinner. The venue has space for up to 300 guests, and complimentary parking is provided for up to 110 cars.
6303 Beverly Hill St, Houston, TX 77057, Phone: 713-255-2889
22.The Reserve at Dancing Elk
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Situated on a sprawling 1700-acre ranch, the Reserve at Dancing Elk offers beautifully landscaped grounds and four excellent event venues. Indoor weddings can be held either in the 16,000-square-foot reserve event hall or in the more intimate event hall, while both covered and uncovered pavilions are available for outdoor events. The ranch has everything else you need to plan a luxurious destination wedding as well, including overnight accommodation and food for out-of-town guests. Chairs, tables, and dishes are included in the price of the venue rental, and catering is done by the experienced team of in-house chefs.
313 Co Rd 351, Mathis, TX 78368, Phone: 361-946-4812
23.The Room on Main
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Offering a convenient location right in downtown Dallas on the 6th floor of the Dallas Arts Center, the Room on Main is a gorgeous 6,000-square-foot ballroom that can hold up to 320 people. The space can be accessed by two elevators and a staircase, and it boasts beautiful hardwood floors with plenty of space for dancing, elegant chandeliers, and 30-foot windows in addition to 15-foot windows on three sides. The venue works with a dedicated caterer, and they have a list of preferred vendors for everything from wedding coordinators to cakes. Valet parking can be arranged upon request.
2030 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, Phone: 214-742-1526
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Referred to by locals as the "castle on the hill," The Veranda is a one-of-a-kind event space that dates back to 1931. There are seven different event spaces to choose from, including a charming artist's cottage, landscaped lawns dotted with oak trees, and a breezy pavilion decorated with fairy lights. Catering is done by the award-winning on-site chef, who is also the owner of the venue; the menus are completely customizable, and fresh ingredients are used to prepare the food as much as possible. A list of preferred vendors is available for all other wedding-related services.
1746 Lockhill Selma Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213, Phone: 210-366-1220
25.The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge
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Only a few minutes away from downtown Austin, the Vineyards at Chappel Lodge is located on a picturesque private estate of approximately 53 acres. The ceremony lawn overlooks the estate's beautiful vineyards, and the reception terrace provides plenty of space for dining, mingling, and dancing the night away. The price of the venue rental includes on-site staff the day of the wedding, use of a luxurious bridal suite and groom's den, specialty lighting, and enough tables and chairs for all your guests. Overnight accommodation and a day-of wedding coordinator can be arranged for an additional fee.
1215 Chappell Ln, Austin, TX 78748, Phone: 512-291-5535
25 Best Wedding Venues in Texas
- The Astorian, Photo: Courtesy of Travel_Master - Fotolia.com
- The Bell Tower on 34th, Photo: Courtesy of tonefotografia - Fotolia.com
- Chateau Polonez, Photo: Courtesy of Alexander - Fotolia.com
- Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park, Photo: Courtesy of olegparylyak - Fotolia.com
- Autumn Oaks Event Center, Photo: Courtesy of olexanderkozak - Fotolia.com
- Castle Event Center, Photo: Courtesy of dizfoto1973 - Fotolia.com
- Cotton Creek Barn, Photo: Courtesy of kiri - Fotolia.com
- Edison's, Photo: Courtesy of waranyu - Fotolia.com
- Four Bar K Inside - Event Venue Lubbock, Photo: Courtesy of Alexander - Fotolia.com
- Hickory Street Annex, Photo: Courtesy of Olga - Fotolia.com
- Historic Sunset Station, Photo: Courtesy of teksomolika - Fotolia.com
- Horseshoe Knot Event Center, Photo: Courtesy of Angelov - Fotolia.com
- Los Patios, Photo: Courtesy of jasminc1994 - Fotolia.com
- Nuvo Room, Photo: Courtesy of alex.pin - Fotolia.com
- Pearl Stable, Photo: Courtesy of romannoru - Fotolia.com
- Pecan Springs Ranch, Photo: Courtesy of Make_story Studio - Fotolia.com
- Rolling 7's Ranch Event Center, Photo: Courtesy of 2207918 - Fotolia.com
- The Allan House, Photo: Courtesy of Parilov - Fotolia.com
- The Club at Garden Ridge, Photo: Courtesy of ginger91 - Fotolia.com
- The Broadway Venue, Photo: Courtesy of alex.pin - Fotolia.com
- The Gallery, Photo: Courtesy of waranyu - Fotolia.com
- The Reserve at Dancing Elk, Photo: Courtesy of Ewais - Fotolia.com
- The Room on Main, Photo: Courtesy of tam - Fotolia.com
- The Veranda, Photo: Courtesy of Africa Studio - Fotolia.com
- The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge, Photo: Courtesy of Paolo Bernardotti - Fotolia.com
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