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 renovated in 2007 as the event venue it is today. Situated in the Montrose/Midtown area, it offers couples both indoor and outdoor options for their celebration. AvantGarden specializes in beautiful, fun and low-stress weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
We can accommodate up to 200 guest at this unique venue. You can exchange your vows outdoors in their one-of-a-kind garden for an intimate ceremony, or say your “ i do's” on their candle-lit back patio. The turn-of-the-century Kraft house will serve as your backdrop. For your reception, they will offer great international dining options, both buffet or family style service.
For your cocktail hour, your guests can mingle in the AvantRoom, their downstairs lounge, or on their Front court and porch where they can enjoy a variety of snacks and hors d'oeuvres. The venue features fully stocked bars where you and your loved ones can grab wine, sangria, microbrewed beers and premium liquors.
Though they don't advertise, AvantGarden was named one of the top must visit spots in Houston by the New York Times. They've been a part of the wedding industry for over thirteen years, and they offer all-inclusive packages to ensure your big day is a success. Their experienced staff will assist you with your event planning and event rentals, along with setup and cleanup. Lighting and sound is included with your rental fee, as well as tables, chairs and linens. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
In addition to hosting lavish weddings, AvantGarden is also happy to host intimate elopements. Additional events they will hold include:
This historic house is one of the last remaining midtown/lower 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. Now, Avantgarden serves a special event venue.
137 Reviews for AvantGarden
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Bridget · Getting married on 03/02/2021
Our Reception was perfect!
My husband and I had eloped and wanted to find a place that fit our personalities to hold our reception and everything about Avantgarden was exactly what we were hoping to find. Mariana was amazing and so helpful picking the right package for our night. The entire team was great- the bartenders, the people who set up and took down tables, just everyone was so helpful and made the evening go smoothly. It is probably the only place inside the City or Houston that is affordable and BEAUTIFUL. We did not want to spend a fortune on this night because we were already married and this was exactly what we hoped for. I cannot say enough good things about this place!! It really was a magical night.Sent on 02/25/2020
April H. · Getting married on 03/02/2021
Beautiful wedding in two weeks
Mariana pulled our wedding together in less than two weeks. We booked it sight unseen, and were over the moon with the beautiful venue and wonderful staff. I can't recommend this venue highly enough.Sent on 02/25/2020
Geary B. · Married on 12/04/2020
Charming venue with a magical backdrop , Professional staff. Relaxing to work with .
From start to finish, Mariana made our wedding dreams come true. We came to AvantGarden with little hope that we could salvage our Vegas wedding that had to be cancelled. With little more than 10 days to plan .. the staff of AvantGarden met the challenge and exceeded our expectations. They cater to as little or as much of the planning you need them to do . They are prompt, knowledgeable and beyond helpful. The venue is rustic , charming and hip which offers a flexible backdrop no mater what the theme would be . The service was spectacular in the outdoor garden which is covered and has its own walk up bar. We expected it to be chilly weather and they were prepared with outdoor heating . Mariana was attentive and accommodating with wise advice to help the evening go smoothly . The bartender Chris made amazing drinks , great recommendations and was friendly and conversational with the guests . The night started and ended perfectly. I am beyond happy with my experience. If you are looking for a wedding venue in the Houston area, this is it. No need to look further. You won’t regret it!!!!Sent on 12/10/2020
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!!!
Absolutely stunning venue. The staff is courteous and professional!
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.