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AvantGarden

Houston, TX View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
158 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 200 guests

AvantGarden is a historic mansion and vintage-style wedding venue located in Houston, Texas. This unique building was built in 1896 as a private home, and restored in 2007 as the event venue it is today. Situated in the city’s Montrose area, it offers couples both indoor and outdoor options for their celebration. AvantGarden specializes in helping couples host beautiful, fun, and seamless weddings.

Facilities and Capacity

When celebrating at AvantGarden, you can share your day with up to 200 guests. You are welcome to exchange vows outside in their one-of-a-kind garden for an intimate ceremony or say “I do” on the candle-lit back patio. At both event sites, the turn-of-the-century Kraft house will serve as your backdrop. For your cocktail hour, you can mingle with guests in the AvantRoom, the venue’s downstairs lounge. Another option, the front court and porch, is an ideal space for newlyweds to enjoy a variety of hors d'oeuvres with loved ones. The venue features fully stocked bars where those celebrating can enjoy wine, sangria, microbrewed beers, and premium liquors. Couples are even welcome to include their four-legged family members in their milestone events at this pet-friendly space.

Services Offered

AvantGarden has been a part of the wedding industry for over 13 years and their team delights in continuing to help to-be-weds host unforgettable celebrations. To ensure that every couple’s big day is as seamless as possible, they offer all-inclusive packages. Officiant, DJ, photography, florist, and photo booth services can be provided for a simplified planning experience. Their staff will assist you with event planning and any rentals, along with setup and cleanup. Lighting and sound equipment will be provided, as well as tables, chairs, and linens. For your reception meal, they offer great international dining options which can be served either as a buffet or family-style. As a sweet conclusion to the dinner, a traditional wedding cake or a dessert station and coffee bar can be prepared. Their attentive team is happy to assist with bartending services so that you can sip your favorite drinks as you celebrate.

History

This historic house is one of the last remaining Westheimer structures in Houston. It’s where Howard Hughes played as a child, and it eventually served as a halfway house before Mariana Lemesoff purchased it and repaired it twice. In 1996, it was The Mausoleum, a bar, live music and artistic venue, and in 2000, it was named Helios. Today, Avantgarden serves as a special event venue and Mariana delights in continuing to support artists in her community.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,824

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,988

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,931

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,777

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

35

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4.5

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Mansion

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
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    AvantGarden is THE Perfect Wedding Venue

    AvantGarden was an amazing venue for our wedding, and without a doubt the right choice. The patio was beautifully decorated with twinkle lights, elegant chandeliers, white linens, and hanging lanterns that mixed with the outdoor greenery that created an un-matched atmosphere. The entire staff were friendly, and served/assisted our guests with a warm welcoming attitude - as if they were another happy guest who were excited to be part of our big day. Like every other wedding, we had our fair share of hiccups - but they were handled swiftly and professionally by the owner and wedding coordinator Mariana. She went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our day, and kept as much off our plate as she could. We can't thank her enough for all her efforts. We're still hearing from friends and family about how much fun they had, and how beautiful the wedding was.
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    Courtney W. Married on 02/12/2022
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    Best day ever

    After researching many venues online we came across Avant Garden. We thought it could be the venue for us so we rushed to schedule an appointment. After touring the venue and meeting with Mariana we knew that same day we’d be married at Avant Garden. Having a taco truck at our wedding was always a goal for us and the option to have oven brick pizza was a bonus. Mariana was very helpful throughout the whole process. As a bride I was worried about the rain and cold weather. Mariana has a way of calming you down and reassuring you that everything will be great. And everything was amazing. Having her as the day of coordinator was a blessing. The flowers were exactly what I had envisioned, the table decor was perfect. Our guests loved the taco truck, there was so many options. The uniqueness of the venue is perfect for those who do not want to be in one room. Having three bars worked out great. The DJ was easy to work with and handled the night perfectly. The 360 camera was a little minute add on and we can’t stop watching the videos. Our guests really enjoyed it. Our signature drinks were exactly what we wanted. The sparkler exit was the perfect way to end the night. Our family and friends can’t stop talking about how much fun they had at our wedding.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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Deals

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10% discount offered so Sunday and off-seaaon weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Gem.In.Eyes Makeup Artistry Gem.In.Eyes Makeup Artistry Wedding Hair & Makeup

Such a beautiful venue!! You definitely won't find anything else like it, so if what you're going for is a unique venue with a vintage style, this is the place!!!

embellish by Mrs. Cee embellish by Mrs. Cee Wedding Decor & Lighting

Absolutely stunning venue. The staff is courteous and professional!

DarKer Side DJs & Photo Booths DarKer Side DJs & Photo Booths Wedding DJs

DarKer Side DJ'S has had incredible experience with Avant Gardens. The facility is beautiful and has all the amenities needed to have a wonderful weddino reception!!! The staff is in tune to their wedding couples and very helpful to their outside vendors.

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411 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX, 77006
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