17 Best Small Wedding Venues in Houston Texas

1111 Studewood – Downtown

1111 Studewood Place

1111 has you covered with both an indoor & outdoor space. The indoor area can comfortably hold up to 80 seated guests and is very well lit with the large windows. If you’re looking for a spectacular view of downtown Houston, the outdoor rooftop balcony has exactly that.

Complimentary valet parking is included in the booking fee. Your guests will be able to pull up right at the entrance and everything is taken care of. This is such a great bonus for your wedding day.

The 1111 is located in the heart of Downtown Houston, TX. Just a little on the northwest side.

7F Lodge – College Station

7F Lodge

7F Lodge is a full-service Wedding Venue and a Bed & Breakfast steeped in history and charm. They offer all-inclusive packages which knock out most of your wedding planning in one step. You and your guests can enjoy a full weekend of events while staying in one of the many on site cabins. They have eight uniquely themed and decorated cabins scattered throughout the wooded 14 acre property. All with a private porch and a Jacuzzi tub for two with a romantic elegance that just can’t be recreated anywhere else.

The rustic, white wedding chapel is situated in a beautiful garden across the lawn from the pavilion reception facility. The pavilion is climate controlled with beautiful real wood floors, antique French Doors and a wrap-around porch where you can sit and rock the evening away. The covered deck in back is open air and has a dance floor perfect for dancing the evening away. And I love their saying that “Love Saves Lives, in fact, it is the only thing that ever has”.

7F Lodge is located in College Station, TX, Northwest of Houston and only an hour and a half from downtown Houston.

Angel Oaks – Spring

Angel Oaks

The Grand Palace venue at Angel Oaks Events stands out above and beyond with it’s sense of elegance and classic look. The space can seat up to 300 for table served or buffet style dinner and is able to be divided for wedding ceremony and reception in the same spot. Talk about an easy rainy day option too!

Large windows allow for lots of natural light to bring all your wedding decorations to their best. They are conveniently located just south of The Woodlands and north of Spring and only 20 minutes from downtown Houston.

Balmorhea Events – Magnolia

Balmorhea Events

Balmorhea is nestled among 32 acres with some absolutely amazing trees right outside of Tomball, Texas. They have a ballroom that can seat up to 320 guests and 2 custom bars so all fun flows freely during your reception.

The outdoor ceremony area is one of the most beautiful aspects of the property. The area itself is lined with magnificent old oak trees and leads directly to one of their private lakes (did I mention they had private LAKES!) that serve as the backdrop for the next big step in you and your partner’s lives together.

They have an all new chapel that I’m very excited about. Every detail has been meticulously crafted to not only make your big day unforgettable but is laid out in such a way that everyone is sure to have a great view.

Balmorhea is located in Montgomery, TX, Northwest of Houston and less than an hour from downtown.

Belamour – Houston

The Belamour

The Belamour is the perfect boutique venue for the wedding of your dreams. The crystal chandelier lit Dining Room is attached to the indoor/outdoor Garden Pavilion, where you can say their vows, in front of the boxwood wall.

The Garden Pavilion is the perfect versatile spot that can be used as ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception space. The choice is yours! Whatever the weather, they have you covered! The Dining Room and Garden Pavilion are both climate controlled, and allow for a lot of natural light.

The bridal suite is one of the most overlooked areas in venues, but The Belamour did not miss the mark, because it’s absolutely gorgeous with the bright natural light and Victorian era couches.

The Belamour is located only a few miles northwest of Downtown Houston, TX off I-10.

Bryan Museum – Galveston

The Bryan Museum

The Conservatory at the Bryan Museum in Galveston is a magnificent European design of intricate metalwork and beautiful, emerald-green glass. Seriously gorgeous!

Plenty of room to make this venue yours with 2,000-square-feet and it’s nestled in the lush, curated gardens of the Bryan Museum. The Conservatory opens onto an expansive stone patio that can be used to provide additional seating for larger events or a perfect “cocktail hour” location.

The Bryan Museum is located in Galveston, TX, South of Houston and only an hour down I45 from downtown.

Butler’s Courtyard – League City

Butler’s Courtyard

Butler’s Courtyard in the Historic District of League City and is an award-winning wedding venue. Such a unique spot in the Houston area. They only host one wedding a day so that is gives you the entire facility for your special day. They staff is super helpful and will do everything possible to make your wedding day amazing.

They offer a wide range of all-inclusive reception packages, which are amazing because you can check off so many vendors in one spot.

Bulter’s Courtyard is located in League City, TX only about 30 minutes south of Downtown Houston, TX down I45.

Creekside Estates – Shepherd

Venue at Creekside Estates

The Creekside Estates offers professional wedding day coordination to help make your wedding day an absolute breeze.

Their Birch Terrace Ceremony site has a breathtaking arbor and the chandelier adds so much character. Who doesn’t love a great chandelier! The grand Gazebo is perfect for a reception area and those café string lights make a beautiful and elegant scene at night.

The Creekside Estates is located in Shepherd, TX only an hour north of Downtown Houston, TX near the Sam Houston National Forest.

Magnolia Bells – Magnolia

Magnolia Bells

Located on eighteen wooded acres in Magnolia, Texas, Magnolia Bells has that secluded intimate feeling while still being near the city. You have options between their stunning stone indoor Chapel or a serene tree-lined outdoor ceremony venue, the Oaks.

Start your wedding day stress-free by getting ready in their luxurious Bride’s Cottage, a short walking distance to the Barn reception venue. The Barn has a large covered front porch which is perfect for cocktail hour before you celebrate your reception inside our Barn’s stunning, reclaimed wood interior. The chandeliers will have you in a dream.

They also have a breathtaking outdoor ceremony venue that is nestled in the woods. Majestic oak trees and chandeliers surround this intimate ceremony setting. Wood pews can seat up to 220 in the peace of nature. With reclaimed doors, a stone altar and tree swing, the Oaks is simply one of a kind.

The Barn offers a stunning combination of rich reclaimed wood ceilings, stone accents and exquisite chandeliers. Reception floor plans include a variety of handmade tables, with cross-back chairs seating up to 240. The Barn creates a canvas for an unforgettable event.

Magnolia Bells is located in Magnolia, TX only an hour north of Downtown Houston, TX.

Oak Atelier – Conroe

Oak Atelier

I love the style of The Willow at Oak Atelier! This ceremony spot at the Oak Atelier with it’s 17ft ceilings, huge 9ft doors which salvaged from antiquated mansions, polished concrete floors and exposed brick this glass greenhouse has so much character. 

You won’t need to add much, if anything, to this greenhouse to make a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. The sun rises on the back and sets on the front, and it is located in a shady area so you don’t have to worry about squinting into the sun during your vows.

The Oak Atelier is located in Conroe, TX, just North of Houston and only 40 minutes from downtown.

Olde Dobbin Station – Montgomery

Olde Dobbin Station

Olde Dobbin Station has breath-taking old structures built in the early 1900’s, and restored to their original look and feel. They definitely create a unique experience for your wedding. The buildings were initially used by oil companies as a “pumping station” and later became a famous place of fellowship for those in the community due to its Artesian Water Well.

The onsite chapel and getting ready rooms, makes it a one-stop-shop for your wedding day. And I’m in love with the ivy crawling over every building!

The Olde Dobbin Station is located in Montgomery, TX, North of Houston and only an hour from downtown.

Reserve on Cypress Creek

The Reserve on Cypress Creek

I’m in love with this outdoor venue nestled on 12-acres in Cypress, Texas. Bordered by a nature preserve with all the tall pines and lush, lush grass. The beautiful outdoor setting is the perfect blank canvas for your wedding.

Their bridal suite includes a deck overlooking a pond with fountain and has lots of light which is perfect for getting ready. We also offer a lighted patio area which is great for your guests during cocktail hour. They can enjoy a waterfall and pond as they mingle before and after your event.

The Reserve on Cypress Creek is located in Cypress, TX, North of Houston and a little over 30 miles from downtown.

Richland Pines Event Venue – Wallisville

Richland Pines Event Venue

Richland Pines Event Venue is a large farm-house style venue surrounded by the most beautiful pines. The reception area has a open floorplan which makes it so versatile to set up in the perfect way for your wedding. With a built in stage, bar, and kitchen, it’s easy to make your wedding special.

The bridal suite is one of the best and most well lit suites I’ve seen, which is so important when you’re getting ready. Seriously, your photographer will love it. And there is a separate groom’s cottage within walking distance with a large common area, full kitchen, full shower, bedrooms, and porch that overlooks the pines.

For your outdoor ceremony you’ll have the pond and pines as a backdrop. The ceremony site has a covered pavilion to make a mid-day ceremony possible without harsh shadows or squinty eyes. I’m in love with all the pines around, and you’ll get some breath-taking photos out there.

The staff is amazing and will take care of you and your guests which will make the entire experience the absolute best. Richland Pines is located in Wallisville, TX only an hour east of Downtown Houston, TX out I10.

Ronin Art House – Houston

Ronin Art House

Six years ago, Ronin Art House was a photo studio in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston. A year and a half later they re-launched the Ronin brand as a chain of boutique event venues. 

Ronin 1, is their flagship location and is perfect for rehearsal dinners , bridal showers, engagement shoots, and even small intimate weddings. It’s very modern, bright, and slightly industrial. Large white walls, glossy concrete floors, and all the exposed brick!

The go-to boutique venue for intimate weddings and elopements is Ronin 2. Very similar feel to Ronin 1, and it has a massive brick wall which is a perfect backdrop for your ceremony. The large arched entryway brings in so much beautiful natural light.

If you love that modern style with a gorgeous geometric art wall, then the newest location, Ronin Harrisburg is for you. This particular location will host up to 150 guests – double the capacity of the Ronin 1 and Ronin 2 locations. Between the amazing amenities, competitive pricing, and central location – couples definitely can’t go wrong in choosing any of the 3 locations of the Ronin Art House.

The Ronin Art House is located in heart of Downtown Houston, TX near East Downtown.

Sally Brooke Venue – Bacliff

Sally Brooke

Weddings at Sally Brooke are unforgettable events! They have a shabby-chic Barn with chalk-painted farm tables (amazing!). If you love that intimate romantic style of candlelight and vintage decor then you’ll have the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

Sally Brooke can host up to 120 guests in their indoor/outdoor facilities. There is a large tree for outdoor ceremony, named Carolyn’s Tree, and you’ll also have options of a Tent, on the patio, or a combination of all three for your outdoor ceremony. Talk about all the backyard wedding feels except with the professional look of a venue.

Their Barn can accommodate ceremonies for 75-80 guests plus the wedding party. Dining or a reception space is offered there for up to 75 with a small cake table.  And for those who love the outdoors and nature, they have paved patio areas that provide a variety of options for ceremonies, receptions and dinners.

The SallyBrooke Wedding Venue is located in Bacliff, TX less than an hour southeast of Downtown Houston, TX near the Trinity Bay and Kemah Bourdwalk.

Thunderbird Springs – Hempsted

Thunderbird Springs

Thunderbird Springs Wedding Venue is on a 50 acre plot of land that is exceptionally beautiful! Hello nature lovers! There are a lot of older trees, the fields have bluebonnets and wildflowers in the Spring and they have a creek running along the backside of the property. It truly is a place to escape and can be transformed for any style of event.

The Barn venue is made with all reclaimed wood and sheet metal for a beautiful rustic look. They also have the gazebo on the property that can be used as an altar for a wedding ceremony or a stage if you want to have live music at your wedding.

Thunderbird Springs is located in Hempstead, TX only an hour northweat of Downtown Houston, TX straight up 290.

Waverly Manor – Huntsville

Waverly Manor

This is straight from their About Page, because it’s so well written, “The Waverly Manor facility is a hidden treasure tucked away in the sleepy town of New Waverly, Texas.  Nestled on a 56-acre ranch, this is a magical place where dreams come true. Waverly Manor is the perfect place for you. Seated at the heart of the ranch lies the manor itself. This 6,000 square foot plantation-style home is breathtakingly beautiful both inside and out. Our banquet hall can easily accommodate 400 guests within 7500 square feet and countless included amenities, it is ideal for your reception or corporate event.”

You can’t go wrong with where you want to set up your ceremony at Waverly Manor. You can set up on the front steps with the manor as your background, or out by the large trees surrounded by nature.

The Waverly Manor is located only an hour north of Downtown Houston, TX right up I45.

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