A Texas wedding can mean anything from a massive family reunion on a ranch to an intimate ceremony in a stylish downtown venue. With this list, we’re focusing on the best small wedding venues in Houston. You’ll find everything from an outdoor pavilion with a pool and a waterslide, to modern lounges and wine cellars, to a clubhouse for automotive enthusiasts. The key is that all of these spaces are best suited for groups of 100 or less for a small, intimate wedding.
1. An industrial arts space downtown
This modern space combines a flexible floorplan and a range of furniture options for one of the most customizable small wedding venues in Houston. You’ll enjoy a modern concrete bar, two built-in refrigerators, a sound system, 50 chairs, and 10 tables that can accommodate either a seated or standing reception. You’ll also have high timber ceilings and exposed brick walls for an industrial-chic vibe, as well as movable mirrors that you can use to divide the room.
2. A barn-style event space in Hyde Park
This unique building features a French barn-style layout, with timber beams and curved wooden staircases leading to the second floor. They offer customized menus designed by a private chef and can accommodate 60 people seated or 80 standing. Whether you’re envisioning a cocktail reception, a wine tasting, or an intimate dinner for a small group, this location offers everything you need for a small wedding in Houston with room for your family and friends.
3. An open loft space in Greater Greenspoint
This is the largest space on our list of small wedding venues in Houston, but its open floor plan means it’s suitable for any small to mid-sized wedding. This 3,400 sq.ft. venue contains the main event space, a storage area, a kitchenette, and two restrooms. It’s also suitable for live music performances, with audio equipment, a projector and screen, and color LED uplighting available for an added fee. Wedding bookings can add on a rehearsal dinner for a flat fee.
4. A historic 1902 home in Greater Heights
If you’ve dreamed about hosting your wedding in a mansion, this historic home may be just the spot! Its elegant exterior includes a wraparound porch, while the interior features stained glass windows, hardwood floors, and other memorable touches. The outdoor garden has a fountain, covered terrace, and bamboo that’s the ideal backdrop for a backyard ceremony. Your guests can enjoy the parlor, sitting room, lounge, studio, and more, with room for up to 30 people.
5. An industrial chic coffee roastery in Greater Heights
You don’t have to be a coffee enthusiast to host your wedding at this stylish cafe in Greater Heights. Its beautiful industrial chic design make it ideal for anyone who craves glamor on their big day. In fact, this stunning space has more than coffee, it also offers catering, wine, and beer. With lots of free parking, and the use of tables, chairs, speakers, and WiFi, this is a thoughtful venue that just happens to be steeped in class and style.
6. A unique wine bar in the Central Business District
From beans to grapes! If you prefer something a little headier, consider a full buyout of this gorgeous wine bar. It is ideal for small weddings up to 50 and your booking includes a dedicated staff to ensure utter perfection. The front walls consist of floor-to-ceiling windows, so you know that lovely Houston sunshine will filter in throughout the day, illuminating the beautiful, vintage wooden accents. You will have use of the kitchen, bar, tables and chairs, a projector, and WiFi during your wedding festivities.
7. A luxury sky lounge in Midtown Houston
Enjoy views of the skyline at one of the most luxurious small wedding venues in Houston. This Midtown venue on the 8th floor features three balconies, a working fireplace, a sound system, and other modern amenities. You’ll have a full catering kitchen that your caterer can use and several seating arrangements to choose from, including bar, table, and lounge options.
This space is suitable for up to 60 guests, but it does have a minimum age requirement, so it is best for an adults-only wedding. Events serving alcohol may require insurance.
8. A pool and pavilion in Tomball
Have an outdoor wedding at this picnic-style pavilion that’s perfect for a low-key ceremony with kids present. It features a covered pavilion, an outdoor bar, and a pool with a built-in waterslide. The space can accommodate up to 100 people, with two restrooms, a Bluetooth sound system, and tables and chairs available. If that’s not enough, you’ll also have the option of a moonwalk to keep the kids entertained and a barbecue pit and margarita machine for the adults!
9. A Texas-style event space in Spring Branch Central
This event space offers a rustic Texas vibe with all the modern amenities you could ask for at a wedding. The open 2,200 sq.ft. layout can accommodate 60 guests and includes bar seating, tables and chairs, lounge furniture, and more. There’s also beer on tap, a projector and screen, a “nightclub quality” sound system, and a commercial refrigerator. Plus, your guests can enjoy classic party games like corn hole and ping pong after the ceremony. A rooftop deck is under construction, so check in with your hosts to see if it will be complete before your wedding!
10. An outdoor sanctuary in Shepherd, TX
Finally, head out of the city to this retreat space with over 15 acres near Lake Livingston. It’s a great choice for an outdoor wedding, but it also offers indoor seating for up to 100 people and access to a full kitchen, 6 restrooms, and more. Kids can enjoy the playground and swing, while adults can sit around the fire pit and the outdoor furniture. There are also cabins and tents available on-site for guests who want to spend the night.
These are just a few of the small wedding venues in Houston that you can rent from local hosts. One of the best things about booking a venue on Peerspace is choosing memorable locations that aren’t ordinarily used for weddings. If your local host doesn’t offer the catering or event staffing services you need, the Peerspace Concierge can help you line something up!
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