From the moment you arrive for hair and makeup to the minute you drive off to start your honeymoon, your wedding venue should offer you and your guests beauty, convenience, and plenty of opportunities for fun. Ashton Gardens is a wedding venue that has it all: from their elegant wedding suites to their spacious ballrooms, the two Ashton Gardens locations (in North Houston and West Houston) are perfect for hosting a wedding day you’ll never forget. Read on to learn more about Ashton Gardens and why its bright, airy grounds might be the right choice for a beautiful, elegant Houston wedding.
With room for up to 225 (at the North Houston location) to 300 (at the West Houston location), Ashton Gardens offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their love with as many friends and family as they want. The grounds at both Ashton Gardens locations not only provide numerous opportunities for beautiful portraits but also offer guests the ability to spread out and enjoy outdoor games during a cocktail hour or reception.
Ashton Gardens is all about simplicity and elegance. You won’t find ornate or fussy details here — just floor-to-ceiling windows that fill each room with bright sunlight and handcrafted wooden frames that add an element of natural beauty to the chapel. Although there are minor differences between the two locations, both represent spacious and sophisticated places to celebrate your wedding with loved ones.
If you want to spend your wedding day in a series of beautiful, wide-open spaces celebrating your marriage with more than 200 of your loved ones, Ashton Gardens doesn’t sacrifice stunning aesthetics for additional room. Whether you prefer the West Houston or North Houston location, both offer similarly clean, elegant spaces that are full of natural light and charm. They’re simply the perfect places for a timelessly beautiful wedding.
Since Keith and Sarah Walters founded Walters Wedding Estates in 2005, their two Ashton Gardens locations have become enormously successful, with Ashton Gardens even being included in the Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. While both Ashton Gardens locations offer similar venue spaces (i.e., wedding suites, chapels, ballrooms, and outdoor spaces), there are some differences between the two. The main difference is that the North Houston location can accommodate 225-275 guests in its chapel and 225 guests in its ballroom, whereas the West Houston location can accommodate 300 guests in both its chapel and its ballroom. Other than differing in terms of size, both sites are relatively similar in terms of their spaces and aesthetics.
The North and West Houston locations of Ashton Gardens feature similar venue spaces to ensure that every couple’s wedding day is filled with beauty and joy from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. Some of these spaces include:
With comfortable lounge furniture, private bathrooms, and a well-lit makeup vanity, the wedding lounge is the perfect place to get dressed and prepare for a busy day in peace. The groom’s suite offers similar opportunities for rest and relaxation, with high-quality leather furniture, full-length mirrors, and amenities such as TVs and foosball tables. Both suites are roomy and spacious, making them suitable for large wedding parties, and each provides a calm retreat for brides and grooms to connect with their close friends and family members before taking their big trip down the aisle.
Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the forest just beyond, the chapel at Ashton Gardens is a serene location in which to appreciate the beauty of nature without needing to worry about the weather. Couples enter the chapel through a warm, stately pair of mahogany wood doors and walk down a center aisle, flanked on both sides by elegant white pews. Although both chapels offer couples an expansive altar with plenty of room to exchange vows, the true highlight of each chapel is likely the custom white oak timber wood frames adorning the wood beam ceiling. All of these details work together to create a ceremony space that is as warm and inviting as it is beautiful.
For many couples, the time they spend together in their first few minutes after saying “I do” is the highlight of their wedding day. Always remember your intimate first hour as newlyweds by taking portraits together on the grounds of Ashton Gardens, which are well-manicured and styled to always look their best. Spend a moment together underneath the expansive pergola overlain with flowers, or capture a picture together on one of the stone benches or charming patio area. There’s simply no shortage of beautiful spots for portraits at Ashton Gardens.
After taking portraits, enjoy a show-stopping moment as you descend the grand staircase into the ballroom, where floor-to-ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers provide beautiful accents to an airy, spacious room. With plenty of space for dinner and dancing — and with dinner provided by a five-star Executive Chef who has customized the menu to perfectly meet your needs — you can wind down your wedding day with good food, good friends, and plenty of good fun.
Wedding at Ashton Gardens are all-inclusive. While the cost may vary from $1,000 to $8,000 per event depending on the time, day, and space(s) reserved, each all-inclusive package includes facility fees, service charges (including fees for bartenders and buffet attendants), food, security, and sales tax. Parking is free, and both sites are wheelchair-accessible. Additionally, there is sound equipment available for use in the chapel for couples who wish to add music to their ceremony.
Because Ashton Gardens provides all-inclusive wedding packages, planning a wedding there is a breeze. The staff at Ashton Gardens provides all couples with a list of preferred vendors and assigns each couple with a wedding coordinator for additional ease. With years of experience under their belts, the Ashton Gardens staff is happy to help you customize your wedding to be exactly how you want it.