Trying to find an inexpensive wedding venue near houston or austin

posted 8 years ago in Houston
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I got married at the Inn at Wild Rose Hall in Austin, and the venue at 2500 ate up most of my budget. I had tables, chairs, and linens included, thank goodness, but I ended up spending this chunk of money b/c the way I see it, its hard to take an unattractive venue and decorate it up, wheras, if you start with a beautiful canvas, then decor can be minimal.

Overall my wedding was right around $7000. So although this is over your budget, you can def do it for 5-6!

When I was looking in Austin, we heavily considered house on the hill b/c it is very affordable (i can’t remeber exactly how much, but was def less then my 2500.) I didn’t go with it b/c the main room, IMO was too small in case it rained & I was oging to have to rent chairs b/c I was very picky about chairs; so we didn’t go with them. But the venue is pretty, so it is worth checking out!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got married at Chapel Dulcinea in Austin. http://www.chapeldulcinea.org/

It’s not your rustic barn but it is beautiful and essentially free. You just put a $100 deposit to reserve your time, and you can get it back at the end or donate it to the place. Then you could use almost all of your budgeted amount on rustic barn type place for the reception. The only downside to the chapel is that there is only seating for about 12 people, but if you don’t mind most of your guests standing or if you wanted to rent some chairs, it’s a great venue.

PM me if you have any questions about my experience. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Also, I don’t know if BBQ is your thing, but the Salt Lick is very close to the chapel, and they have some rustic-y wedding facilities. And delicious food.  http://www.saltlickbbq.com/weddings.html

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well I wish you luck. The salt lick has a lot of different facilities and their wine cellar is beautiful. And Austin was a great place to get married. It was a quasi destination for us, and everyone who attended had a great time. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How about Kindred Oaks ? I orginally looked at this place when our wedding was a bit smaller and it then rolled out of control! You get a lot for its all inclusive. They even have an on site florist and you get to stay at the house as the newlyweds as part of the package. At night time it looks really pretty. Let me know what you think!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I looked at the Antique Rose Emporium outside of Brenham as an option for us.  Very cheap and very rustic outdoors.  Their pricing/event set-ups are similar to reserving an outdoor patio at a park.  meaning the price is cheap to reserve but you have to bring in some of the items such as table cloths.  And they don’t have staff to set-up and clean-up.  But honestly you can get friends and family or a cater to help with that.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@HopelessHeartinHouston: from what I remember that did include more. I don’t have my orginal email from them anymore. However, the owners are a really nice couple and were very responsive to my emails. Shoot them and email and see, it sure doesn’t hurt to ask!

I am sorry if I am wrong, but I swear there was a lot more in there package! I am looking through my book marks to see what other places I was looking at that might be another option. I have my eyes peeled for you!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

http://www.mercuryhall.com  they include chairs and tables…. much cheaper on a fri or sunday too (which is all that is prolly avail for october)

 

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