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Balmorhea

Magnolia, TX View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
42 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

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.

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
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

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
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

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    Danielle S. Married on 11/21/2021
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    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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    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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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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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!!!

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33400 Wright Rd., P.O. Box 528, Pinehurst TX 77362 Magnolia, TX, 77355
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Balmorhea frequently asked questions

Balmorhea includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Balmorhea for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Waterfront
Balmorhea offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Balmorhea offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
Balmorhea offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Balmorhea is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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