Located in Houston, Texas, The Dunlavy is a private wedding venue and unique restaurant that overlooks the banks of Buffalo Bayou and Lost Lake. Enclosed in a glass treehouse setting, this gorgeous event space encompasses the natural beauty of the surrounding park. The contemporary design pushes the boundaries of what one would normally expect from a venue both inside and out. Perfect for both intimate gatherings and celebratory occasions, The Dunlavy can host your dream wedding, cocktail reception, or other personalized occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
The Dunlavy is able to accommodate parties of 110 in a seated indoor environment and 50 seated guests on the outdoor patio. For cocktail receptions, the venue can host 200 guests indoors and 50 guests on the outdoor patio. Seating indoors is dependant on additional space needed for the band, dance floor, DJ, or other entertainment. The unique environment with picturesque views of Buffalo Bayou and Lost Lake will serve as your perfect event backdrop.
The Dunlavy offers plenty of fabulous services and amenities to make your wedding occasion one to remember. The venue provides convenient access to Downtown, River Oaks and Galleria, as well as fabulous indoor and outdoor spaces for your event. You will also have immediate access to Buffalo Bayou park, which provides a scenic and calming atmosphere for a temporary escape. The venue also offers on-site event planners who are there to help customize your entire event experience. You’ll have access to an entire full kitchen and bar, state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities, lighting and staging, security, valet parking, and furniture. Other services offered include:
The Dunlavy offers a variety of food presentation styles with their menu options. Couples can choose from buffet options, family style options, french service, hors d’oeuvres, plated options, food stations, and more. Cocktail reception service is also available as well as dessert options.
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4 Reviews for The Dunlavy
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Faiza Baameur · Married on 02/09/2020
John and I celebrated our wedding at The Dunlavy on September 14th, it was simply and absolutely PERFECT!!! Both the ceremony on the back patio and the reception in the gorgeous chandelier-lighted glass castle were held at The Dunlavy.Sent on 10/03/2019
We loved everything: the decor, tables, food, service (excellent), incredible coordination, security!! Our coordinator Caroline Johnson truly nailed everything! Her suggestions were spot-on, her professionalism, friendliness, knowledge, attitude, and thoughtfulness are exemplary.
We had great fun and knew we could count on her and her team, we completely enjoyed our special day stress-free. We and our guest had so much fun. Each of our 100 guests said that it was the most enjoyable and beautiful wedding they had ever attended.
Caroline had a very thoughtful and touching gesture that surprised us when we got in our limo to leave the venue, a doggy bag :)
We were lucky to work with amazing professionals, all were fabulous.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to team Dunlavy and special kudos to Caroline!!
Leigh Carlson · Married on 05/31/2019
Best Wedding Ever!
The Dunlavy hosted our wedding on May 31st and they could not have done a better job. The venue itself is gorgeous but the staff made our event a night to remember! The food was amazing, the bartenders kept drinks flowing, and there was never a glass or plate left on a table. We heard from multiple guests that our wedding was, "The best wedding we have ever been to" - What more could we ask for?!? Our coordinator from The Dunlavy, Caroline, and the event manager, Samantha, worked with our vendors (florist, DJ, photographer, photo booth) and staff to plan everything from our ceremony on the patio, to the cocktail hour, food stations, toasts, dancing, and our exit with the rest of The Dunlavy staff. Caroline, Samantha, and everyone at The Dunlavy made us feel so special and treated our event as if it were their own. Because of their hard work and planing on the front end all we had to do the night of our wedding was enjoy! Our wedding was perfect and if we could do it all over again we would do it at The Dunlavy!Sent on 06/11/2019
The Dunlavy's reply:Thank you so much for sharing, Leigh! We are so glad we were able to be part of ya'lls beautiful celebration! We wish you both the best in the many wonderful years to come!
Michelle Baten · Getting married on 03/03/2021
The Dunlavy was the absolute best wedding venue. Everything was perfect and the venue comes with a coordinator. Caroline Johnson was my event coordinator and she was exceptional. The venue needs little additional décor because it is already so beautiful. I had their in house pastry chef do my wedding cake, it was gorgeous and delicious.Sent on 04/14/2020