America’s fourth-largest city knows how to celebrate. Whether they’re hosting the biggest rodeo worldwide or putting on a one-of-a-kind show like the Car Parade, Houstonians always find a good reason to have a great time. Of course, that goes for exclusive celebrations as well. From haciendas to industrial lofts, here are some of the hottest private event venues Houston has to offer — one of which is absolutely perfect for that milestone birthday party, corporate celebration, or glam wedding you’re planning.
Taking its name from the word ‘revelry,’ The Revaire, fittingly, was custom designed with celebrations in mind. Husband and wife team Jason and Rachel Volz recognized the need for more versatile event venues in their thriving Houston hometown — and found the perfect space in this 1942 munition factory. After passing through 12-foot mercury glass doors, guests enter The Gallery. Decorative sconces and an impressive lighting installation capture the gold accents featured throughout the room. The result is a shimmering backdrop for your next exclusive event. Brides and grooms will also love the private lounges. With adjacent patios and wet bars, they’re the perfect place to begin any celebration. We especially love the way this colorful wedding celebration created a verdant paradise with vivid florals and greenery.
The Gallery Capacity: 250 (seated) – 400 (standing)
The Great Room Capacity: 725 (seated) – 1,050 (standing)
Designed by Andria Design, this Art Deco landmark building takes its inspiration from New York City’s Grand Central Station. Fourteen-foot ceilings and glittering chandeliers bring an aura of glamour to its chic industrial design. The copper detailing and brushed aluminum are especially striking juxtaposed with the building’s majestic mosaic floor. Each one centimeter “tessera” was painstakingly laid by hand and is constructed of luxurious materials like Chinese jade, white alabaster, and black marble. See how this luxe Houston wedding utilized lavender uplighting and beautiful blooms to accent the rich space.
The Astorian Capacity: 450 (seated) – 700 (standing)
Restaurant by day, private event space by night, The Dunlavy is Houston’s hottest dual-purpose venue. This “glass tree house” overlooking the banks of Buffalo Bayou and Lost Lake brings its surrounding natural beauty just within reach. Guests can marvel at over 40 crystal chandeliers of varying shapes and sizes. The Victorian-inspired furniture juxtaposed with exposed ceilings and rustic wood table tops creates a satisfying fusion of past and present. We appreciate how this gold and greenery-accented wedding brought in yet another surprising element with acrobats performing on silks strung from the towering ceilings. Outdoor receptions are particularly charming on the covered patio tucked within a grove of trees. Small bulbs strung across the translucent roof create a starlit canopy, regardless of weather. Best of all, Clark Cooper Concepts’ team provides an unforgettable dining experience. Luckily, you can always return the next day for brunch.
Outdoor Patio Capacity: 50 (seated) – 50 (standing)
The Dunlavy Capacity: 110 (seated) – 200 (standing)
Originally built as Houston’s First National Bank at the turn of the century, The Corinthian is the last remaining neoclassical structure in the Historic District. An award-winning restoration brought the venue up to the 21st century with more modern amenities. Corinthian Houston proudly supports the city’s leading arts and civics institutions. Opening night dinners for Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, and The NFL Players Super Bowl Party, are just some of the extraordinary events held at this stunning venue. The Grand Hall and surrounding Mezzanine level make it a perfect setting for corporate galas or charity balls. A colonnade of soaring Corinthian pillars and a suspended bi-cameral staircase also make it a natural location for a lavish wedding.
The Corinthian Capacity: 850 (seated) -1,500 (standing)
The Bell Tower on 34th was designed with entertaining your guests in mind. This stunning private event venue evokes the grandeur of an Italian villa or hacienda. While guests can choose from a variety of rooms, there’s a picture-perfect moment around every corner. High ceilings, marble floors and dramatic staircases make for a glamorous entrance to a space with a luxe backdrop. Enjoy hosting your reception or ceremony outdoors amid private gardens, fountained courtyards and Italian-style archways. Weddings are particularly stunning in the dedicated ceremony space. Optional, colorful built-in dance floor lights and state-of-the-art distributed sound are just a few of the amenities that make The Bell Tower on 34th a party-ready venue. We love how this maroon wedding celebration travels in and outdoors with fun, traveling band entertainment adding a very New Orleans style touch.
The Bell Tower on 34th Capacity: up to 1,200
Madera Estates is where people come to say, “I do.” This gorgeous event venue, inspired by the historic Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, caters to romance and romance alone. For brides, weddings begin in the spacious Bridal suite. The Groom’s Quarters is the ideal “man cave” with games, libations and entertainment. A post-ceremony cocktail hour is always memorable in the Arcade and Veranda, a gorgeous terrace lounge. Outdoor receptions are stunning in front the Grand Fireplace. We also love indoor receptions against a backdrop of wooden colonial doors and arcaded silhouettes.
The Hacienda Capacity: 330 (seated)
Located in the heart of West Houston, Briscoe Manor sits on 50 acres of countryside. The extensive grounds offer a variety of venues, so there’s always a perfect backdrop for your exclusive event. Inside the impressive limestone-prominent manor, you’ll find the Briscoe Chapel and Crofton Ballroom. Both indoor spaces capture the rustic elegance of a Texas estate. Outdoor events are always memorable in the courtyard or picturesque lakeside grounds. For rehearsal dinners, showers or luncheons, we especially love The Barn. With yard games, fire pits and a charming porch overlooking the courtyard area, this unique event space offers a new twist on timeless celebrations.
The Barn Capacity: up to 100
Brisco Chapel Capacity: 300 (seated)
Crofton Ballroom Capacity: 336 (seated) – 440 (standing)
For a nontraditional setting, consider The Houston Event Venue. This historical R. B. Everette building, dating back to 1911, offers 10,000 square feet of space for your exceptional celebration. The Modern Venue space is clean and bright with 14-foot ceilings, antique windows and exposed brick. A private staging suite and meal preparation area allow for a more versatile event. We especially love The Warehouse, with its open floor plan, for cocktail receptions. The Houston Event Venue can be rented in sections or as a whole, guaranteeing your event has the flexibility it requires.
The Houston Event Venue Capacity: 250 (seated) – 450 (standing)
Silver Street Studios is an arts and event complex located in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District. In league with the District, Western-General, and the partners behind Sawyer Yards, this exceptional venue hosts some of the most sensational festivals, markets, and galas in Houston. Originally home to the Silver Eagle distribution warehouse, Silver Street Studios boasts 20,000 square feet of event space. The industrial white walls and neutral flooring is the perfect blank canvas for creative lighting and décor.
Silver Street Studios Capacity: 1,000 (seated) – 1,500 (standing)
While House of Blues Houston definitely puts on some of the best concerts in the city, it’s also a state-of-the-art private events venue. Comprised of 43,000 square feet of versatile event space, House of Blues Houston features innovative staging, sound, and lighting to take your celebration to the next level of premium entertainment. Custom menus and mixology ensure a gourmet dining experience as well. Celebrations are especially luxurious in the Foundation Room. The Persian carpets, an eclectic display of original art, and exquisite chandeliers make for an unforgettable backdrop for a VIP dinner or reception. The Music Hall is an incomparable setting for live entertainment and experiential branding.
Entire Foundation Room Capacity: 80 (seated) – 250 (standing)
Music Hall Lower Level Capacity: 300 (seated) – 800 (standing)
Entire Music Hall Capacity: 500 (seated) – 1,200 (standing)
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