Skip to main content
Weddings

About

At the Shire is a wedding venue located in Huntsville, Texas. This outdoor event space allows you to create a truly magical experience for your special day. You and your guests can enjoy a celebration surrounded by the beauty of nature, in a rustic setting of your own design.

Facilities and Capacity

This secluded site allows you to create the ceremony and reception of your dreams. At the Shire is situated at the heart of the Sam Houston National Forest, in a clearing surrounded by towering trees. Here, you have plenty of space to arrange a breathtaking ceremony, exchanging your vows against a backdrop of the enchanting woodlands. You and your guests can enjoy an outdoor cocktail hour following your service, admiring the beauty that this location offers. Three-tiered tipis make up the centerpiece of the event site, spacious enough to accommodate your reception and evening’s entertainment. You can seat your guests in the style of your choosing, whether that is banquet-style or in long imperial tables. String lights illuminate the paths to and from the tipis, as well as their interior, casting a warm romantic glow over your celebration. You can enjoy a truly unique experience under these event tents, tailored to your specific wedding vision. In addition to this, there is also a wooden cabin that houses a couples’ suite on the property. Located on the edge of a beautiful lagoon, it is ideal for pre-ceremony preparations and for newlyweds following the festivities.

Services Offered

The staff of At the Shire offer a number of services to help facilitate your perfect day. These include a number of wedding rentals, such as chairs, tables, lighting, and sound equipment. You are welcome to include the vendors of your choice to fully customize your experience. This location is also entirely pet-friendly, allowing you to include your furry friends in the celebration of your union. Ample parking is available at the property, and each feature is entirely wheelchair accessible.

  • Woman-owned
illustration popular

Venues you may like

See other venues that are popular with couples right now

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
5.0 out of 5 rating
21 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
99% Recommended by couples

58 User photos

21 Reviews
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Review summary

Powered by AI

The Shire is a magical and unique wedding venue located in a romantic forest setting. It offers a stunning tipi reception area, a beautiful outdoor ceremony space, and a charming bridal suite. The owners, Katy and Paul, are described as sweet and helpful, going above and beyond to make the wedding day perfect. Guests are captivated by the venue's enchanting atmosphere, with its twinkling fairy lights and whimsical vibes. Many reviewers highly recommend booking At The Shire for a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable wedding experience.

Review summary

Powered by AI
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Shire is a magical and unique wedding venue located in a romantic forest setting. It offers a stunning tipi reception area, a beautiful outdoor ceremony space, and a charming bridal suite. The owners, Katy and Paul, are described as sweet and helpful, going above and beyond to make the wedding day perfect. Guests are captivated by the venue's enchanting atmosphere, with its twinkling fairy lights and whimsical vibes. Many reviewers highly recommend booking At The Shire for a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable wedding experience.

G
Gracie C. Sent on 11/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding

It was a beautiful venue. The shire was the perfect place for our enchanted forest style wedding. The owners and venue manager was amazing through it all.
M
Micah H. Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A real hidden gem!

My husband and I recently had a Norse Viking wedding ceremony and this venue was PERFECT for what we had imagined our wedding to be. We wanted something a lot more private than a place like The Renaissance Festival, and thankfully, we stumbled upon At the Shire. Everyone was extremely helpful and kind, allowing us to have complete creative freedom when it came to decorating and working with us to help achieve our dream. Autumn was with us every step of the way, she was a tremendous help, and made sure everything went according to plan. I can’t count how many compliments we’ve received about the venue and people wouldn’t stop asking: “how did you find this place?!” At the Shire is truly one of the most unique venues and will definitely make your wedding one to remember!
Caitlyn
Caitlyn L. Sent on 05/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

All around amazing experience

Such a beautiful place! Both the At the Shire venue and staff were incredible from first booking till after the wedding was done. So many of our guests have reached out to us saying that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. I could go on and on, but I’ll keep it simple and say it was an all around amazing experience.
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Message vendor

Awards

21
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Real Weddings

Brandon & Lucy
33 photos · 10/08/2021

Pricing

Do you want more pricing details?

Team

Katy & Paul Storry
Katy & Paul Storry
Owners

Katy and Paul met in Los Angeles at their yoga teacher training. Paul went back to the UK and Katy back to Australia. They decided to meet up 14 months later at a friends yoga studio. They decided they wanted to take their yoga traveling and went around the world teaching yoga for 4 and a half years. It was when they were in Annecy, France for a friend's wedding they experienced the magical tipis. After they got married in Gilbraltar, they decided to move back to Houston, where Katy is from. Being nature lovers they are, they decided to move to the Sam Houston National Forest in Huntsville. Nestled in 33 acres they created this beautiful unique tipi wedding/event venue. They are excited to share this magical place with you. Stay tuned for a yoga studio and more accomodation coming soon to The Shire.

Map

illustration visit

Would you like to visit?

Request a visit

Other vendors in Houston for your wedding

Wedding Venues