8 Amazing Outdoor Wedding Venues in Houston

Want to host your wedding outdoors? Check out these patios, lawns, and terraces for an open-air celebration.

Alice Prendergast

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So, you’ve got a shiny new ring and you’re just about ready to kick off your wedding planning journey? The first step is figuring out where you’re going to host your celebration and, luckily, Houston offers a ton of gorgeous venues for your big day.  

Some of the best of the best are open-air options, so we’ve rounded up our favorite outdoor wedding venues in Houston to help point you in the right direction. If you want to skip the banquet hall in favor of something a bit more natural, you need to check out these patios, lawns, and terraces.

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Here are the best outdoor wedding venues in Houston to host your open-air celebration.

Sandlewood Manor outdoor beautiful wedding venue mansion

Sandlewood Manor, 22402 Holly Creek Trail, Tomball

Take the half-hour drive from the Houston area to Tomball and you’ll find Sandlewood Manor, a gorgeous estate home with plenty of wedding potential. Inside you’ll find grand ballrooms with glittering chandeliers, but the lawns may be even more impressive. They stretch across 27 acres of land and offer amazing views of the house and forested areas.  

There’s even a tiered fountain that looks absolutely magical under a canopy of stars. If you want to get the best of both worlds, host your wedding ceremony in the great outdoors and then bring your reception inside for a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing. It can accommodate up to 400 guests.

Silver Sycamore outdoor wedding venue

Silver Sycamore, 5111 Pine Ave, Pasadena

Silver Sycamore is another breathtaking outdoor wedding venue that’s just a short drive away from Houston (it’s located in Pasadena). The Western-style town with false-front buildings that will give your special day a bit of cinematic flair and whimsy, and is totally different from every other event venue on this list.  

It’s home to a white chapel, an old saloon, a trading post, and the main street, where you can set up your ceremony space. For your reception, make use of the massive lawn that’s adjacent to the town (you can even put up a tent, if the weather starts acting up). It can fit between 200 and 1000 guests. 

The Bell Tower outdoor wedding venue

The Bell Tower on 34th, 901 W 34th St, Houston

The Bell Tower on 34th is an award-winning Houston wedding venue with years of experience under its belt. It has plenty of gorgeous rooms inside, but if you want to be surrounded by nature on your big day, the Waterwall courtyard space will be right up your alley.  

It boasts tropical plants and trees, ivy-clad walls, wrought iron details and an epic waterfall installation that makes for the perfect ceremony backdrop. As for capacity, it can hold up to 350 guests, so you should have no trouble fitting all of your friends and family. Bonus: the venue offers full-service packages that include a day-of coordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly from start to finish.

Oak Tree Manor outdoor wedding venue

Oak Tree Manor, 5310 Spring Stuebner Rd, Spring

If you’re looking for a gorgeous outdoor space with some serious fairytale charm, look no further than the lawns of Oak Tree Manor. It flaunts stunning gardens and will surround you and your loved ones with plenty of flora and fauna on your big day.  

The centerpiece of this space is the massive oak tree smack in the middle of the lawn, which makes for a great wedding ceremony backdrop and can be used as the dividing line between your ceremony and reception areas. It can accommodate up to 200 guests, making it great for larger celebrations. As an added bonus, the manor house is equipped with two suites, so you can stay the night after your wedding reception has wrapped. 

The Silo outdoor wedding venue Houston

The Silo, 421 Schweikhardt St, Houston

If you’re looking for an edgy outdoor venue, The Silo needs to be on your radar. The warehouse space is located just outside of downtown and has concrete flooring, graffiti-covered walls, abandoned painted vehicles, and industrial installations that make it totally unique. It covers a whopping 20,000 square feet of space and can fit up to 500 guests, so you don’t have to worry about cutting back your invites. It’s also totally flexible, meaning you can arrange your ceremony and reception areas however you please.

BH Ranch and Entertainment Wedding Venue

BH Ranch and Entertainment Center, 14149 Player St, Houston

Make your way to Southwest Houston and you’ll find BH Ranch and Entertainment Center, a rustic-chic barn wedding venue. It’s tucked away on an eleven-acre estate, so you’ll be far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life on your big day (giving you tons of privacy).  

The ranch-style environment is perfect for a more casual celebration, but can also be dressed up to the nines with fancy furniture and decor for a luxurious ceremony and reception. You can host your event on the lawns, bring it into the covered patio, or head inside for a real barn wedding. It can accommodate between 100 and 450 guests.

Heights Bier Garten tables and wedding venue

Heights Bier Garten, 1433 N Shepherd Dr, Houston

Ideal for a fun and laidback wedding, Heights Bier Garten is a Houston bar venue with an expansive outdoor patio. The space features picnic tables, hammocks, and an open area that can hold up to 450 guests for a large and casual wedding. Partygoers can enjoy a friendly game of cornhole, watch a game on the flat screen TVs, or cozy up by the fire pits under the string lights.

Choose from the venue’s expansive draft beer menu featuring over 100 selections, craft brews, frozen cocktails, and mixed drinks. Pair your beverage with a classic pub dish including a smoked pit beef sandwich, pimento spread, or a meat and cheese plate that enhances the bier garten atmosphere.

Hodge Podge Lodge outdoor wedding venue head table

Hodge Podge Lodge, 300 Prairie St, Montgomery

Host a wedding of the utmost elegance at the historic Texas venue, Hodge Podge Lodge. This estate is known for its charming setting that creates memorable experiences for every guest with its perfectly manicured grounds and spacious lawn. The focal point of the location is an old Scottish estate that dates back to 1854 and boasts many original features.

Work with the in-house culinary team that creates fresh dishes that are perfect for a wedding celebration. Couples can customize the menu to their liking that the professional team can execute perfectly. For hors d’oeuvres to dessert, the catering services at Hodge Podge Lodge can do it all.


Find wedding venues, suppliers and entertainment in The Bash Wedding Planning Guide.

Published on 1/25/2022