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Price range: $4,050 - $5,300 Price range: $4,050 - $5,300
Couples usually spend $4,650 Couples usually spend $4,650
Reception
$9,500 starting price
Reception
$9,500 starting price
Ceremony
$9,500 starting price

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Located in Magnolia, Texas, Balmorhea is a vintage-style banquet hall wedding venue located in the northwest of Houston. Couples will have the chance to experience 32 acres of beautiful oak trees, lakes, stone bridges, and meadows on this picturesque property. Balmorhea offers multiple indoor and outdoor options for both ceremonies and receptions. Only one event is hosted per day, so couples will receive the staff's full attention on their special day.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can accommodate up to 320 guests at this rustic venue. Here, vows can be exchanged outdoors amongst the gorgeously landscaped property. From the towering oaks to the tranquil lake, backdrops here are aplenty. There is also a chapel available for couples that prefer an indoor ceremony. Receptions may take place in a beautiful country-style building. This spacious location features wood floors, ornate chandeliers, a stone fireplace, and exposed beams. For additional seating, you can utilize their outdoor porch or patio area. This unique venue features a fireplace and is perfect for a cocktail hour. The main building also features a bell tower wing that can be used for a dance area or ceremony. For photo opportunities, couples can utilize the on-site and charming bridge or lush meadows.

Services Offered

This full-service venue offers event planning packages to ensure every detail is taken care of. At Balmorhea, there is an on-site house that wedding parties can get ready in, as well as plenty of parking for guests. There鈥檚 also the option of a valet or shuttle service if couples wish to use it. Outside vendors are allowed, or couples can choose from Balmorhea's list of preferred vendors. Additional services include:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Tables and chairs
  • Pet-friendly facilities
  • Liability insurance
  • Wheelchair accessible facilities

History

Balmorhea, pronounced Bal-mor-ay, is a secluded, peaceful wedding venue located 30 minutes north of Houston. Balmorhea is a town in Texas with a beautiful state park where the San Solomon Springs can be found. San Solomon Springs has been designated a sacred Native American place and has been a source of freshwater to travelers for hundreds of years. The Carswell family found a stream of crystal clear water on their travels and followed it to the San Solomon Springs. They named their venue in honor of this beautiful and unique experience.

  • Woman-owned
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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?

$9,500

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

$9,500

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

Yes

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

$9,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
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Mindy
E1025B771E2B5Bddfae9E4A710288200Bba2F86F Sent on 05/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!

You definitely have to add Balmorhea to your list when venue shopping. I actually found Balmorhea here on Wedding Wire. I fell in love with it based off the pictures, and even told my mom on the way it would be my favorite of all on our list. From that first tour it felt like home. I was lucky enough to get Melissa, one of the owners, as my tour guide. She is so wonderful & made the experience such a positive one, which I can鈥檛 say the same for some of the others we visited. She was so helpful & made the entire process very easy! Balmorhea is so gorgeous! The grounds & all the buildings make the perfect backdrop for a wedding. It felt like we were on a remote ranch in the hill country. I know the pictures are going to be so beautiful. I love that the place is so beautiful I didn鈥檛 feel like I had to do a whole lot of decorating to make it look pretty. I can鈥檛 say enough good things about Balmorhea & Melissa! You won鈥檛 regret booking them. I couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better experience or a more perfect wedding!
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Sherry Sent on 05/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

We had our daughters wedding here & everyone commented on how beautiful the grounds & venue were. Melissa treats everyone like her best friend & she was so helpful & lovely to work with. You can tell this is a family owned business because they really do care. With Melissa鈥檚 help & guidance, we planned our daughter鈥檚 wedding in 5 months.
Highly recommend them.
Danielle
Danielle S. Sent on 02/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So easy to work with!

We had our wedding on November 21, 2021. Melissa Carswell was so easy to work with and they did an amazing job accommodating us. The Chapel onsite was beautiful, the reception hall was spacious for guest and dancing! The bridal house was large enough to accommodate our wedding party of 12 with plenty of space to hangout and wind down before the ceremony. A plus was the large kitchen in the house that we were able to use to feed the wedding party, which was a huge plus in mind! They were very helpful when scheduling our engagement photos and my bridal portraits as well. We will definitely recommend them to others in the future!
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Imagine That Pix Imagine That Pix Wedding Photographers

The staff at Balmorhea as well as the appearance of the venue was absolutely stellar. Gorgeous scenery, and amazing photography spots. Would love to shoot here again!

Analisa Hastings Analisa Hastings Wedding Hair & Makeup

I have had the honor of working with brides at Balmorhea quite a few times this year and last and it is a beautiful venue. For anyone looking for a beautiful landscape and a great indoor setting, this is a great venue. I'm so happy I get to be there the next two weekends in a row with my beautiful brides.

Dose of Beauty Dose of Beauty Wedding Hair & Makeup

Great customer service! Melissa is so sweet and nice. Beautiful venue!!!

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