The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Places to Get Married

harmony wedding chapelHarmony Wedding Chapel, Photo by Chris Adams (Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches)

Getting married in Houston can be an exercise in stress and overspending. Here are a few venues we suggest for upcoming wedding ceremonies and, more importantly, receptions.

10. Harmony Wedding Chapel
8120 Gulf Freeway, 713-643-7777

First on our list is Harmony Wedding Chapel, the little chapel that could. This is about as close to Las Vegas as you can get in Houston. True, there are no Elvis impersonators, but we're guessing the folks at Harmony might be talked into letting you bring your own for a sizable tip. As you might expect, this is the least expensive venue on our list. It's also the venue that's closest to a freeway (it's on a Gulf Freeway access road). Be sure and give your guests (all 100 of them) good directions, or they'll spend a half hour taking the next exit and circling back. Cheesy? Yes, but also kinda quaint and seriously kitschy, which is just right for some weddings.

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9. Bridge Water Events
2651 S. Highway 146, Baytown, 281-837-6700

You have your choice of an outdoor wedding ceremony in a lovely gazebo or inside the banquet facility. Both have the Fred Hartman Bridge as a backdrop. Bridge Water is easy on the wallet. The website lists prices as $250 for the ceremony, another $2,000 for a Saturday night, $350 for a bartender and security guard and $350 for a DJ. There's also a 8.25 percent tax and 18 percent gratuity added to the total.

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Courtesy of Rosemary's Garden
8. Rosemary's Garden
14639 Bellaire, 281-568-9151

Yes, the chapel is simple and cozy at Rosemary's Garden. But you don't go here for the chapel; you go here for the great ballrooms that are available for your reception. Prices are extremely reasonable and the garden setting is lovely.

Is this the swankiest site on our list? Ah, not quite. But it's also not the most expensive on our list either. For a charming chapel and reception halls marked by low-key luxury, we suggest Rosemary's Garden.

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Photo by David Jones/djonesphoto

7. The Bell Tower on W. 34th
901 W. 34th St., 713-868-2355

As you might guess, prices are a little higher for the Bell Tower on W. 34th. It's a great setting and offers full service options. The setting is grand, but not extravagantly expensive. Yes, it's slightly pricier than some other sites on our list, but what can we say? When it comes to weddings, you pay for architecture as well as service. Besides, those wedding photos are going to last a lifetime, spurge a little and get something classy -- and reasonable.

And check out The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Romantic Spots


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17 comments
amyblake62
amyblake62

It’s really a great list of Houston's Top Places to Get Married. But if you are talking about Houston places to get married then why you are missing Sonesta. It is one of my favorite and wish to add it in this list. I personally attend a marriage ceremony of my friend at Sonesta. It was memorable ceremony for me. 

If you are looking for wedding venues in houston then you should try Sonesta. I hope you will really enjoy it.

ltrasczak
ltrasczak

Wow... this is incredibly useful considering how few churches there are in Houston.

Tammy Skaggs Sigler
Tammy Skaggs Sigler

Every time I pass by it I have to smile. The minister who married us had the worse black-dyed hair. All during the ceremony he would pause and ask us questions like are we both exchanging rings or just one for me and did we want to say any special words to each other? Things we should have discussed BEFORE the ceremony, Ha! It was kinda cheesy...but special.

Lauren MacQueen
Lauren MacQueen

Missing House of Blues Houston / Special Events at House of Blues Houston

Sue Ann Pieri
Sue Ann Pieri

There was a coupon in the paper for some bucks off(I forgot how much) the rental of this back when we got married. I also found a coupon to get married in a pawn shop's chapel. I still smile when I head to Galveston and see this little chapel.

Michelle Mower
Michelle Mower

My sister got married at Harmony wedding chapel. Can't believe it's still there. Check it out Tammy.

Greg Collins
Greg Collins

My Dad got married there. To a wicked, sick person.

Anse
Anse

Gotta give a plug to Rockefeller Hall on Washington Ave, where I got hitched. They treated us right. The food was amazing, too.

donnie195
donnie195

My parents got married at the Harmony in 1969.   That place has lasted much longer than their marriage did. 

Brittany Cardenas
Brittany Cardenas

My parents got married at Harmony Wedding Chapel... 44 years ago! They must have started the trend... lol

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