Shopping for affordable wedding venues in the 4th largest city in the U.S. can be overwhelming! We know it must feel nearly impossible to narrow down to one place that will host the most important day of your life. If you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue to host your dream wedding without breaking the bank; you’ll need it to not only fit your style but your budget. Let us help you decide with our list of the top 10 most affordable wedding venues in Houston!
1. Pelazzio Reception Venue
Pelazzio Reception Venue is one of the best places to get married in Houston! We have 4 beautiful ballrooms with a capacity of 550, an experienced event team, and affordable all-inclusive services. The Paradise Package has everything you need for only $99 per person. It includes custom cake, photography, DJ, limo service, gourmet catering, an open bar, and more! Interested in making your wedding stand out? Pelazzio has you covered with affordable upgrades like dancing on clouds, indoor sparklers, monogrammed dance floor, and the highly sought-after 360 photo booth. We even connect you with vendors or services so you can easily find an officiant, hotel, or makeup artist. Or if you prefer to provide your own vendors, catering, or decorations, we have the Exclusive Rental Package for $45 per person. Both packages come with a complimentary rehearsal, day of coordinator and use of our bridal suites. Keep in mind that the packages are flexible and fully customizable. We can’t forget about our discounts of 20% off Friday events and 30% off Sunday events! Pelazzio Reception Venue is truly unique because it’s an affordable one-stop shop for all of your wedding needs.
2. The Bougainvilleas
The Bougainvilleas is located in the energy corridor which makes it conveniently close to some of Houston’s popular attractions and hotels. They have 3 different ballrooms ranging in size which allows you to host anything from a grand event to an intimate gathering. They offer 3 wedding packages starting from $60 a person going up to $151 a person. Some of their services include catering, open bar, linens, centerpieces and more! They also provide wait staff and a day of coordinator. Like Pelazzio, their all-inclusive packages are customizable and they offer flexible payment plans. The Bougainvilleas is a great place to host your wedding for a reasonable price.
3. Sterling Banquet Facilities
Sterling has 3 separate venues totaling up to 5 ballrooms and 2 chapels to choose from. The pricing differs on each of the ballrooms and what services you might want to add. Their standard package comes with 8 hours of reception time, decorated banquet, cake, gift and sweetheart tables, access to their kitchen and bridal suites, and more. You can add services you may need including DJ, photography and videography, cake and catering. However, those are not included in the package price like Pelazzio’s Paradise Package. The price ranges from $1,975 to $6,150 depending on a number of guests and the day of the week. They also only require a down payment of $500 to reserve your date!
4. Shirley Acres
Shirley Acres is a family-owned venue that can accommodate up to 400 guests with its indoor and outdoor spaces. They also have a guest house that can host your wedding party for the night. Their pricing starts at $1,500 and varies based on the day of the week. To hold a ceremony, it’ll cost you $1,200. Reception amenities like decorations, custom wedding cake, coordinator, and floral arrangements start at an additional $2,500. If you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony, Shirley Acres is definitely a venue to consider!
5. La Fontaine
La Fontaine Reception Halls have 3 venues to choose from- The Original, VIP A and VIP B. You’ll need to get in contact with their representatives in order to see pricing but it is known to be one of the most affordable in Houston. They have a planning and coordinating service to walk you through the process. They offer catering and in-house decorations as well. If you’re looking for a great indoor space you can customize, this venue could be for you.
6. The Villagio
This all-inclusive venue located by the Galleria has indoor and outdoor spaces that can host up to 500 guests. Their packages range from $79 to $139 with the main services they provide being photography, catering and decorations. They do offer a variety of other services including day-of coordinator, dancing on clouds effect, custom dance floor, etc. at an additional cost. They have discounts of 10% off Fridays and Sundays with the exception of holidays. The Villagio makes wedding planning easy as they do have many amenities, vendors and services you would need in-house!
7. The Gallery
With the Gallery’s “Wedding Suite” you will receive access to the venue for a five-hour event, three hours in our dressing rooms, a catered buffet and a full bar through Café Natalie Catering, table linens, floral centerpieces, and more! You’ll also have a wedding planner, security, outdoor string lights for photo ops, a custom GOBO, and a four-hour bridal portrait session at the venue. The pricing starts at $3,750 for Monday-Wednesday event and goes up to $8,950 for a Saturday event.
Conveniently located in the Galleria area, the Dukessa offers indoor and outdoor spaces for you to choose from. They are a full-service venue with an in-house catering team, flexible floor plans, and an experienced planning team to make sure your day goes smoothly. They only have one event at a team so you have private access to the venue and full attention from their team. Some amenities include valet service, a private & lit courtyard, and access to their dressing rooms. You’ll have to contact them for more pricing details but it starts off at $5,000 for off- season and $7,000 for peak-season events.
9. The Springs Event Venue
Located in Cypress, this venue has a fairytale feel with its chateau modeled after French castles. Their price range is $5,500 to $11,500 depending on the season and day of the week. While this isn’t all-inclusive, they are flexible with the vendors you choose and even help you find some at their open houses. Other venue features include 2 large dressing rooms, a bar room, table and chair options and a capacity of 320 guests. They give you access to their venue from 9 AM to midnight. If you’re looking for a venue with a magical feel and the ability to bring your own vendors, then The Springs might be right for you.
10. Paraiso Maravilla
With 25+ years of experience in the wedding industry, Paraiso Maravilla has a great space for a reasonable price. Their rental fee is priced between $4,700 and $6,800 and the venue has a capacity of 250 people. Their rental package includes 4 hours of event time, banquet tables with gold Chiavari chairs, linens, venue manager and more. While it’s not all-inclusive, they do give you a list of preferred vendors for DJs, cakes, florist, photo/video and others. If your budget is a bit tighter or you want something more intimate, they also offer mini-weddings. This is a great place if you like a vintage and romantic feel for an affordable price!
Tips on How to Choose From Affordable Wedding Venues in Houston
If you’re local to Houston, you know how stressful it can be to travel across town. Look at something nearby several accommodations, like Pelazzio Reception Venue. It’s worth it to book at a venue nearby hotel options to have your family and wedding party all in one place. You can also look at venues close to home or central to your family and friends.
Set a Budget and Compare Prices
You need to be thorough and do your research. There are venues for every type of budget so try to get quotes from as many venues as possible. You can start narrowing down your search by eliminating those that are way outside your budget.
Pay Attention to Services and Amenities
Does the venue provide catering, bar or event planning services? Or are you required to organize and bring all of your own vendors? Consider choosing an all-inclusive venue that takes care of the planning and communication with vendors for you. For example, Pelazzio Reception Venue provides catering, DJ, photography, cake, decor, and an open bar. You don’t have to worry about anything other than showing up! Full-service venues like Pelazzio take all the stress out of wedding planning.
Style and Aesthetics
Keep your wedding theme in mind. What style are you going for contemporary, modern, vintage, or rustic? Also, consider indoor vs outdoor venues and what will fit your aesthetic better. See if the venue provides décor or not. If they do, make sure you get a look at their linens, centerpieces, and florals to make sure it aligns with your vision. Always make sure you tour and see the venue in person to make sure it’s what you’re looking for!
Do your due diligence and read reviews of the venue. Check Google, Yelp, and sites like The Knot or Wedding Wire. Look at the negative reviews and look for patterns. Do people seem to have the same issues or are they just one-off complaints? Also, find patterns in the positive reviews as well. Maybe they mention a venue worker or photographer by name often so you can request to work with that person. Consider the number of reviews and the ratings as well. Pelazzio has almost 1,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Google so you know we provide trustworthy service.
The Grand Ballroom
Our biggest ballroom features high ceilings, a grand staircase and a capacity of 250 guests. It has magnificent chiffon drapery hanging from the ceiling, complemented with beautiful chandeliers and mirrors surrounding the room.
One of our 3 Tuscany rooms, this ballroom features a gorgeous chandelier backdrop, ivory chiffon curtains draping the room and a spacious, beautiful bridal suite. The large foyer has space for a full-service bar and is decorated with lounge chaises so your guests have a place to mingle during cocktail hour. This room is perfect for medium size events with 75-150 guests.
This ballroom is adorned with ivory chiffon curtains, a faux flower backdrop and beautiful chandeliers. The foyer is our biggest with a built-in bar featuring granite countertops. Tuscany B is great for small to medium size events with no more than 110 guests. Or for a larger party, you can combine both Tuscany B and C ballrooms to create one large room with a capacity of 200 guests.
Our smallest ballroom, Tuscany C is perfect for wedding ceremonies or small events with no more than 80 guests. This room has a romantic and intimate feel to it with ivory chiffon drapery and 2 grand chandeliers.
Pelazzio Services and Packages
Pelazzio is an all-inclusive venue in Houston which means we take care of everything for you at an affordable price. Our Paradise Package includes the following services for $99 per person:
Our experienced photographers can meet you at any location in the Houston area and have your undivided attention for 8 consecutive hours. They will edit your photos and give you digital access and copyrights to all the images from your event. You can also add upgraded services to your package like photo albums or engagement sessions at an additional cost.
We work with some of the best DJs in Houston to make sure the flow of your event is smooth and effortless.
- Custom Cake
You will get to attend a tasting where you pick your design, flavors and customize your cake to match what you envision.
- Stretch Limousine
Arrive at your event in style with the 10-passenger limousine we provide for you. Choose from 2 point-to-point trips or have the limo for 3 consecutive hours.
- Full-Service Décor
We take care of all your decorations with premium linens, chair sashes and floral centerpieces in a wide array of colors to choose from.
- Catering and Open Bar
Enjoy our gourmet catering with your choice of appetizers, salad, 2 entrees and 2 sides. Compliment dinner with a premium cocktail from our open bar complete with top-shelf liquor for 4 hours.
- Pelazzio Staff
Walk through the planning process like a breeze with our experienced event team. We have you covered for your event as well providing a day-of coordinator, security, bartender and professional waitstaff.
Or if you prefer to have the freedom to bring all of your own vendors, check out our Rental Package for $45 per person. We will still provide the following that we also provide in our other package:
- Banquet Tables and Clear Chiavari Chairs
- In-Stock Linens and Centerpieces
- Dinnerware, Ivory Cloth Napkins and Water Goblets
- Pelazzio Staff
Keep in mind you can fully customize our packages to remove or add any service from either. If you’re looking for some additional services to make your event stand out, look no further! We also provide:
- Dancing on the Clouds
- Indoor Sparklers
- Upgraded Head Table
- Custom Dance Floor
- Marquee Letters & More!
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Deciding on Affordable Wedding Venues in Houston
We hope we were able to give you some valuable knowledge on how to pick from all of the different affordable wedding venues in Houston. We gave some affordable all-inclusive venue options with different amenities and services to offer. It’s our mission to help every couple have their dream wedding that fits their budget, which is why Pelazzio would be honored to host your event!