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These 3 Outdoor Houston Wedding Venues are an amazing option for your vows!

Bridal Party celebrates the couple with outdoor vows at their Houston outdoor wedding venue.

What type of wedding in Houston are you envisioning?

Are you dreaming of a magical outdoor wedding venue in Houston? Look no further for the perfect backdrop to say “I do” in the open air. With its stunning landscapes and beautiful weather, Houston offers a wide range of exceptional outdoor wedding venues that will make your big day truly unforgettable. From elegant gardens to picturesque vineyards and rustic ranches, Houston has something to suit every couple’s vision and style. Whether you prefer a charming garden wedding surrounded by blooming flowers or a romantic ceremony under the canopy of ancient oak trees, you’ll find the ideal outdoor venue in this vibrant city. Imagine exchanging vows with the sun setting behind you, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking scenery.

With Houston’s climate, you can celebrate your love outdoors year-round, but I highly suggest skipping the months of July and August, unless the ceremony takes place in the evening. From the city’s urban parks to sprawling estates, there are countless options to make your wedding day as unique and special as your love story. In this guide, we will take you through the best outdoor wedding venues in Houston, showcasing their distinct features, amenities, and why they are a top choice for couples looking for an enchanting outdoor celebration. Get ready to discover a world of possibilities for your unforgettable big day.

bride and groom snuggle closely on their wedding day.

Why choose an outdoor wedding venue in Houston?

When choosing a venue in Houston, the options really are limitless. That can be a great thing, but also can be overwhelming. As a wedding photographer myself, I love outdoor weddings. One of the reasons behind this is because it eliminates the need for decor, which can make images look dated after the years. Trends come and go, but nature will always reign supreme for backdrops, in my professional opinion.

What do I need to consider when booking an outdoor wedding venue in Houston?

Two words; Backup plan, backup plan, backup plan! Not having a backup plan is going to be the worst plan at all. You may not need it (hopefully not!) But in the event you do, it needs to be ready to go, and everyone on the same page for the sake of planning and execution.

Weather, temperatures, bugs, wind, dappled lighting, food maintaining temperature are among some of the top issues to consider and have a plan for, with an outdoor wedding in Houston. In case you’re not local, there’s something very important to understand about Houston’s weather. It’s predictably unpredictable. Meaning, the forecast may very well say 90% chance of rain, and it may in fact rain…that does not mean your day is destined for doom though. All that means, is you may get a downpour for 10 minutes, a sprinkle here and there, or flash flooding that presents an actual risk to your guests. The good news is, Houstons weather changes fast, therefore, you don’t need to hunker down on the idea that the weather will ruin your entire days plans. It often is just a quickly passing thing.

Another consideration, are bugs. They are everywhere. From ants, to flies, to mosquitoes the size of um…you guessed it…Texas. Great ideas are to have bug misting systems at your venue, bug spray, or plan your event in the spring or fall/winter so that bugs are not the uninvited guest on your special day.

Lighting with an Outdoor Wedding

One of my main concerns with outdoor weddings (but not enough to make me dislike them) is dappled lighting. As photographers, we try to find the most flattering light for your portraits. This means, avoiding harsh light or direct sun. However, that can be hard to avoid sometimes, depending on time of day and location. A skilled photographer such as myself, will be able to shoot in any kind of light and knows how to position you so that you are showcased in a beautiful and flattering way. However, if you end up choosing a photographer with less confidence in tricky light, you may end up regretting that decision. For ideas of how wedding light can affect photos at your Houston outdoor wedding venue, have a look at my portfolio to see an array of lighting situations, handled in the most flattering ways.

For a list of some of my favorite Houston Outdoor Wedding Venues, keep reading;

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If you’re looking for a Houston wedding photographer still, I’d love to chat with you about your special day. Please reach out so you can confidently mark “book wedding photographer” off your to-do list!

BONUS: As of now, I’m offering a FREE hotel incentive for anyone who books a wedding with me in 2024!

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