Post # 1
I’m hoping ya’ll can help me out! My FI and I need a wedding venue that can hold 200 people, has room for an indoor ceremony (preferably NOT in the same place that the reception will be held), and allows outside caterers without a heinous fee. We’re having trouble finding a venue with all those features in our price range.
We’re willing to look into venues in the hill country as well, if you know of one out there.
Post # 3
Where did you look at what is your budget?
One of the Houston Bridal magazines has a really long list of wedding venues complete with cost per person ($, $$, $$$, $$$$) and space limitations.
Most of the venues we looked at required us to use their caterer, which was fine with me. Do you have a caterer in mind? Perhaps they could suggest someone.
Post # 4
Oh gosh, it seems we’ve looked EVERYWHERE! We’re hoping to keep the food/venue part of the wedding between 8-10K for 200 people, and we have a friend who’s starting his own catering business, and would do the food for us at cost. We figured that would be a good move to keep the total wedding costs down, but all the venues we’ve talked to tack on a serious fee for outside vendors, essentially making it more expensive to bring in someone from the outside. Without outside catering, though, we’ll either have to cut our guest list down, or go with a not as nice venue.
I think I know which magazine you’re talking about – Weddings in Houston or something like that, right? We’ve looked through it, but haven’t really found anywhere that would work for us. I’m beginning to think we’re too picky, lol!
Post # 5
I dont know where exactly your location is but The Houston Club downtown is gorgeous and I was pleasantly suprised at their prices! They have a website but the pictures do not do justice. If you are looking near downtown Houston you should definetly check it out. It is amazing! To use an outside caterer is always going to be expensive I think since that’s how the venues make their money. But if your willing to use their caterer you could stay within 8-10K. It’s so pretty, there’s no way you wont like it. And even though its downtown they have valet garage parking for only $8 a car, since downtown parking seems inconveinent.
Post # 6
Have you checked into the Heights Firestation? Its a historic building (no longer a firestation) and you can bring in your own caterer.
We also looked a new place in downtown Houston that allows you to bring in your own caterer. I can’t think of the name of the place, but it is where the old Kim Son was downtown (on Milam and Congress – I think)
Post # 7
The Plaza downtown is beautiful and at a really good price! it is where Kim Son’s garage is located! good luck!!
Post # 8
That’s it – The Plaza Downtown is the place I couldn’t think of! Thanks @Mrs.MedinaJr
Post # 9
Thank you so much! Ya’ll are totally awesome, and you’ve given me some great places to look into!
Thanks again! 🙂
Post # 10
This is my venue in case you want to check it out. . .
They allow outside catering, the only thing is that if you want to do the ceremony in a different place than the reception you would have to do it in the garden. . .
Post # 11
Dont know if you have found a venue yet but the admiral (in clear lake) has space for a ceremony on a balcony that should hold 200 and has a reception area that holds 200. not sure if its your style but thought i would mention it. http://www.theadmiralonclearlake.com/
they do allow you to bring in your own catering and if im not mistaken they provide decor.