When it comes to planning your special day, finding the perfect venue can be daunting in a city as large as Houston. We’ve got you covered with our selection of 10 unique venues to celebrate your nuptials with an epic dance party to follow!

C. Baldwin Hotel

Lobby bar of the C. Baldwin Hotel

Situated on Dallas St. in Downtown Houston, the C. Baldwin Hotel offers multiple event space options, food and drink, and stunning lodging accommodations for you and your guests. Choose between the spacious B. Jordan Ballroom (named after the first African American elected to the Texas Senate, Barbara Jordan) or the slightly smaller A. DeZavala Ballroom (named after Adina DeZavala, a Texas teacher, writer, and history preservationist) for your big day. Awarded the #4 hotel in Houston by Travel + Leisure readers, the hotel is modern and sophisticated and serves as a glamorous setting for a classy wedding. Designed to entertain guests and dazzle them with homages to the city’s culinary influences, you’ll be in great hands at C. Baldwin Hotel.

Avant Garden

Avant Garden

Known for being a Houston-favorite social patio, bar, and lounge, Avant Garden is situated in the heart of Montrose and offers a picturesque and unique setting for weddings. The winding iron staircase, brick pavers, and outdoor lighting make this perfect for couples looking to bring their fairytale dreams to life. The award-winning indoor and outdoor venue is perfect for big and small receptions and features a number of positive testimonials on their website from couples who deemed their night “magical”, thanks to the team and ambiance of Avant Garden.

The Bell Tower on 34th

The Bell Tower

If you’re looking for European vibes in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest neighborhood, look no further than The Bell Tower on 34th. The award-winning venue is the perfect combination of timeless elegance and modern charm. With a gorgeous wedding space and reception venue located steps away from one another, the venue is an all-encompassing choice for couples looking for a luxurious space to host their special day. Ivy-covered exterior walls, a literal bell tower, stunning outdoor lighting, and a grand staircase that leads directly to the dancefloor all make for a truly unforgettable night.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Celebrate your big day in a gorgeous space rooted in history! Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, which exists to preserve the history of the African American military experience, is fully equipped to set the rustic & historic setting scene for an unforgettable evening. Located in Midtown, the building was built in 1925 and houses the Herzstein Gallery, which is roughly 3,500 square feet. Wood floors, a large stage, a full kitchen and bar setup, brick walls, and table and chairs available for rent in one of their three party packages make the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum a truly unique option to eat, drink, and dance the night away.

The Astorian

The Astorian

The Astorian is, in a word, extraordinary. Designed to resemble New York City’s Grand Central Station, this 14,000-square-foot loft event space in the Heights is a sophisticated option with breathtaking views of Downtown Houston that serve as a backdrop for your special event. Stepping into The Astorian is like stepping into the world of Jay Gatsby, with an art deco design, a giant bar perfect for keeping the party going, and sharp classic lines in the design story of the space. Complete with lounges, gorgeous staircases, and an elevator for accessibility, The Astorian is a unique space in a landmark building that will add more than just a touch of class to your wedding ceremony and reception!

Station 3

Station 3

Located in a historical landmark property just outside of Downtown Houston, Station 3 boasts two stories and 5,800 square feet of venue space. With both floors having open floor plans and tons of windows that allow natural light to fill the venue, the space will feel open and intimate simultaneously. The outdoor courtyard area makes for a fabulous cocktail hour and photo location, and the lounge is modeled for comfort and relaxation before walking down the aisle. If your guests are staying in Downtown Houston, chances are the hotel shuttle will take them to the venue at no charge. Add a touch of Houston history to your special day by hosting it at Station 3!

The Heights Theater

A 1920s-era cinema-turned-music venue, The Heights Theater is a historic and spacious option for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Located on W. 19th Street in the Heights, this venue typically hosts rock concerts, comedy shows, and more, so availability will vary. The art-deco design of the space perfectly blends the charm of the historical significance of the building with more modern updates that make the state-of-the-art theater space perfectly equipped for entertaining guests. Parking along the 19th is free, making your wedding not just memorable but convenient for your guests. Book early to avoid scheduling conflicts, and get ready to dance the night away!


POST Houston Skylawn

If skyline views are part of your must-have list for your wedding, then POST is calling your name! Houston’s newest architectural landmark is an ideal choice for a wedding, with its rooftop event space, the Outpost, offering a remarkable view of Downtown Houston and an expansive footprint perfect for large parties. The fully tented space provides a one-of-a-kind venue experience in the city, with lighting, seating, and decor made easy. The historical building is typically abuzz, with a food hall and various events taking place, but your wedding will still manage to feel intimate and special in one of the city’s premier event locations located in Downtown Houston.


A blank slate just begging to be decked out for a wedding to remember, Sharespace offers two locations—one in East Downtown and one in Downtown Houston—for you to choose from. Both locations are industrial-style, with white walls and open floor plans. Should you choose to rent the space, packages come with options to use the venue's chairs, tables, uplights, and more. However, you’re also more than welcome to hire vendors to make your wedding as true to you as you desire. Like a painter standing before a blank canvas, you will truly bring your picturesque wedding to life, with every touch being uniquely you.

Citadel Houston

Citadel Houston

So, you want to get married in a space that resembles a literal castle? We’ve got you covered! When you book your wedding at Citadel Houston, you can rest assured that your wedding will be grand, stunning, elegant, and a night to be remembered. Whether you're indoors in the luxurious and large open ballrooms, complete with gorgeous chandeliers, or in the beautifully landscaped outdoor patios and gardens, your wedding will be picture-perfect. The grand staircase makes for an unforgettable entrance, and the wood doors and other accents bring subtle warmth to the space. This centrally located venue is a classy and spacious 25,000-square-foot option for couples looking to marry in one of Houston’s best locations!

Your wedding day is a special day that is meant to be remembered. Fall in love with one of these venue options or another space that isn’t listed above so that your day is as perfect as you’ve always dreamed it would be!


Photos: Courtesy of venues mentioned in this post.