Post # 1
We are on a very tight budget, but would like to have something nice. I would love to have an outdoor, evening wedding, but not sure where. The place would have to have an area for a reception. Was also interested in an all-in-one deal, like a banquet hall. I live near east Houston and am willing to travel.
I am soooo indecisive. Any help or suggestions is wanted and greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@2morrows: What general range is your budget? (Like under $1k? Under $5k? Under $10k? That will really help narrow down the options.) And how many guests do you think you’ll have? More than 150, less than 150, small guest list or large guest list?
Some inexpensive venues in Houston are:
-The Heights Firehouse (beautiful, unique, very affordable, but I don’t know if it has an outdoor area – you might be able to have the ceremony at a park nearby in the Heights)
-The Raven Lodge at Huntsville State Park – super cheap to rent, but you would have to hire most of the vendors yourself (like catering, flowers, etc.).
-Heather’s Glen (in Conroe)
-Town Hall Texas
-Agave Real (in Katy)
-Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugarland (http://www.hmns.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=579&Itemid=603)
-The Gardens of Bammel Lane
-Ousie’s Table (it’s a restaurant for the reception, you can get married in their outdoor garden)
-Ella’s Garden (in Tomball)
I got married at Oak Tree Manor last fall, and it’s really, really beautiful – we had both the ceremony and reception outside but they have a beautiful brand-new reception hall where you could hold the reception if you didn’t want it outside or if the weather was bad. We had 130 guests and the final bill as ~$10k which included all chairs/tables/linens/flatware, food (we served BBQ and a mashed potato bar), set-up and clean-up, valet parking for all the guests, and we had the venue to ourselves for the whole weekend (which allowed us to go in there the day before the wedding and set up all of our DIY decorations). You should contact Oak Tree Manor and see if they can work something into your budget, the owners are a really sweet family and hopefully they can make it work for you!
Post # 4
Are you open to Places like Galveston or surrounding areas? We are getting married in Galveston during prime wedding season (JUNE) and we found that Galveston is much less expensive than Houston for some reason.