Weddings

Balmorhea

Magnolia, TX View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   40 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 300 guests

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’s 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.

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?

$9500.00

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

$9500.00

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?

$9500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Farm/Ranch
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

40 Reviews

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    Alan L. Married on 01/24/2021
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    OKAY this place is amazing. First of all, I want to thank Melissa, Holly, and Lynsey who were involved in my wedding. Y'all were so professional in all your communication both in person and over the phone. I especially want to thank Melissa who was really accommodating with us when we had to make so many changes to our wedding due to Covid. In addition, the venue is to die for. I got so many compliments on the venue from my guests. Also ladies, if you're looking around for a venue pay attention to their bridal suite especially if you have a large wedding party. Here, it was a whole separate house and we had plenty of space to spread out and follow Covid guidelines even with 9 bridesmaids, 2 moms, and hair and makeup staff. Also there is a fridge, microwave and lots of space to eat. All of this to say just book your wedding here. You won't be disappointed.
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    Emily E. Married on 11/01/2020
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    Absolutely Perfect!

    Just got married at the Balmorhea, and it was the best decision my husband and I made. The whole property and venue is just breathe taking. Their chapel was what stole my heart. We received so many compliments from our guests of how beautiful the venue is. and I must say that All of Balmorhea's reps. were so sweet and super helpful. We just felt so blessed to be able to get married here.
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    Sydney A. Married on 10/24/2020
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    Incredible Venue

    Balmorhea was such a dream! We could not have picked a more perfect venue for our wedding in October. The first time we walked into Balmorhea we knew It was going to be our venue. It feels so homey, relaxing, and not to mention BEAUTIFUL! Melissa and Lindsey were SO sweet and very helpful. They put all of our worries and fears about COVID to ease and answered all of our questions. We appreciated how open they were for us to visit the venue (multiple times) before the wedding, too. We cannot recommend Balmorhea enough and any couple to get married here will truly love every second. Thank you for making our day so so special!

Awards

  • 40
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Matt & Lauren
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  • Jordan & Michael
    39 photos · 05/18/2019

Pricing

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
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!!!

Map

33400 Wright Rd., P.O. Box 528, Pinehurst TX 77362 Magnolia, TX, 77355
281-957-6551

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Balmorhea frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Balmorhea?

Balmorhea includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Balmorhea in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Balmorhea for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Balmorhea for wedding events?

Balmorhea offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Balmorhea offer?

Balmorhea offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements

What services does Balmorhea offer for wedding events?

Balmorhea offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Balmorhea and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Balmorhea is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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