your ultimate photography guide to a gorgeous Sandlewood manor wedding

Sandlewood Manor

Sandlewood Manor is one of the most unique wedding venues in Houston. Its massive 27-acre property, antebellum manor house, and HUGE ballroom are only part of its charm.

The real treasure of Sandlewood Manor is their commitment to their couples and their mission to strengthen marriages with their Love for A Lifetime events.

We can honestly say we have never met venue owners with such a heart for their couples and for that reason it is one of our favorite venues in Houston.

You’d be wise to consider Sandlewood Manor for your own wedding. Let's get into why.

where is sandlewood manor?

Sandlewood Manor is located in Tomball, 35 miles northeast of Houston. But just 8 miles from Houston’s Grandparkway.

Here's the contact info you need:

Address: 2402 Holly Creek Trail, Tomball, TX 77377
Phone Number: (281) 466-9487

Paige and Wil are a pleasure to work with, from our fun engagement photo session, to being rockstars on the wedding day, to our photo reveal. There's nothing we would change about the experience, and we truly treasure our photos.


What Makes
sandlewood manor unique

It's more than just a venue

antebellum Architecture

Stepping onto the grounds of Sandlewood Manor feels like taking a journey back in time. The antebellum architecture lends a timeless charm to your special day. The manor's exterior boasts grand columns, intricate detailing, and a sense of history that's sure to impress your guests. In a sea of white barns, Sandlewood Manor’s architecture makes photos really unique.

luxurious ballroom

 Sandlewood Manor boasts a 10,000-square-foot ballroom adorned with 13 crystal chandeliers and granite fireplaces. The granite fireplaces add a touch of warmth and elegance, while the crystal chandeliers cast a romantic glow over your reception. It's the perfect canvas for creating the wedding reception of your dreams. The ballroom's grandeur is sure to leave a lasting impression. It is one of the larger ballrooms we’ve been in, which makes it perfect for an absolute rager of a wedding reception.

a commitment to marriage

Sandlewood Manor is more than just a venue; it's a partner in your journey to wedded bliss. 

This begins before your wedding with an offer of free dance classes to help you and your beloved shine on the dance floor. I know that Sandlewood Manor’s owners, Shawn and Lauren, personally pray for each of their couples and their wedding.

But their commitment to your marriage extends beyond the big day through their Love for a Lifetime events. Sandlewood hosts quarterly date nights in the ballroom including entertainment, food and drink, and dancing. Couples who get married at Sandlewood Manor are able to attend these events for free in their first year of marriage. They also host “Dinner with a Purpose” which is a more intimate multi course dinner in the manor house. These dinners feature a message about important aspects of marriage, such as unity or communication. 

Having personally attended these events, we can say that Sandlewood Manor is committed to marital success in a way we have never experienced from a wedding venue in Houston.

We love this because we believe that weddings are celebrations of something even more important: your marriage. If you believe that too, then reach out because we're the photographers for you.


when is the best time to get married at Sandlewood Manor?

The beauty of Sandlewood Manor is that you can tie the knot here anytime of the year. Their stunning indoor spaces mean that weather won't rain on your parade or that the summer heat won’t make you and your guests miserable. Whether you dream of a springtime garden wedding, a cozy winter wonderland, or a vibrant summer soirée, Sandlewood Manor has the flexibility to make your vision a reality.

Sandlewood Manor Getting Ready Spaces

Groom's quarters

Bridal Suite

 The groom and his party can relax in an 1800-square-foot space complete with amenities like a pool table, shuffleboard, foosball, flat screen TV, kitchen, and bar. There are even clubhouse-style lockers, a private porch/cigar area, and a stocked pond for pre-wedding relaxation. It's not just a space for getting ready; it's a great relaxing space for chilling with your closest friends on your wedding day.

Located on the second floor of the manor house, the bridal suite offers four glamour vanities and beautiful natural light. It's spacious and filled with plush furniture, providing the perfect atmosphere for pre-wedding pampering. You and your bridal party will be able to relax and drink champagne with plenty of room while you prep for your wedding day.

Sandlewood Chapel

With space for 300 guests, this chapel features Carrara-style Marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and vaulted ceilings. While you exchange vows in this elegant space, your guests will be treated to a visual feast of stunning architecture and craftsmanship. It's a setting that's both intimate and awe-inspiring. From a photo perspective, we’re never fans of large windows as a backdrop to the ceremony, but that’s a minor gripe for an otherwise beautiful space.

Sandlewood manor ceremonies

This is the most popular ceremony location, accommodating up to 400 guests. You'll have a beautiful view of the manor house as your backdrop, or you can opt for a glimpse of the horses (our suggestion is the manor house). The Pecan Orchard offers a natural, rustic charm that's perfect for outdoor ceremonies. The manor house provides a picturesque backdrop, making your wedding absolutely stunning.

The Pecan Orchard

The century Oak

A massive oak tree that's perfect for a romantic ceremony. Picture yourself standing beneath the shade of this centuries-old oak tree, surrounded by your loved ones. It's a moment straight out of a fairy tale. 

If you’re set on The Pecan Orchard or the Century Oak, consider a fall or spring wedding to avoid summer heat or winter weather.

Everything from the engagement session to preparing for the wedding to day of, they made the whole process seamless. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Somehow they were able to take you back in time and make you remember each moment with every photo.


Sandlewood MANor Wedding Receptions

The reception space at Sandlewood Manor is a true showstopper. With its 10,000-square-foot ballroom adorned with 13 crystal chandeliers, granite fireplaces, and an amazing bar, your guests will be left in awe.

The neutral design allows for easy customization, and the spaciousness offers endless floor plan options and a generous dance floor.

Plus, there's a stage for live entertainment.

The Manor House

With its iconic columns and stately presence, the manor house is a classic backdrop for your wedding photos. Inside the Manor House is also an elegant setting with beautiful natural light from all the windows.

The Pecan Orchard

Nature lovers will adore the rustic beauty of the Pecan Orchard. The golden leaves, sprawling branches, and lush surroundings provide a magical setting for outdoor portraits.

The Gazebo

A charming gazebo nestled on the pond is the ideal spot for romantic photos.

The Main Drive

The long, tree-lined drive leading up to the manor house is an enchanting location for photographs.

The Century Oak

The massive oak tree is more than a ceremony spot; it's a photo op waiting to happen. Whether you're exchanging vows beneath its branches or stealing a kiss in its shade, the Century Oak offers timeless beauty.

The Grand Ballroom

Don't forget to step inside the grand ballroom for some stunning indoor shots. The crystal chandeliers, granite fireplaces, and spacious layout provide a backdrop of luxury and elegance.

Sandlewood Manor Photo Opportunites

Let's Talk Photos

Are you getting married at Sandlewood Manor? We'd love to talk about all the opportunities for YOUR photos.

Where to stay

Sandlewood Manor has three mansion suites for overnight accommodations, and there are plenty of hotels in the area to accommodate your wedding party and guests. The convenience of staying on-site in the mansion suites is a luxury that adds to the overall experience.

If you prefer a more traditional hotel experience, Tomball offers a range of accommodation options. From charming boutique inns to well-known hotel chains, your out-of-town guests will find comfortable lodging nearby.

And of course, you can always stay anywhere in Houston if you don't mind a short drive (short by Houston standards, that is)

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Wedding Costs

Starting at $6,900, Sandlewood Manor offers various packages to suit your needs. Keep in mind that they require you to use their in-house food and bar services, which are top-notch.

The cost of any wedding venue is dependent on so many factors, its hard to give a number. Your best bet is to schedule a tour with Sandlewood Manor and talk to their staff about your vision for your wedding.

Sandlewood Manor Wedding Photographer

To capture the magic of your big day, you'll want a photographer who knows Sandlewood Manor inside and out. Trusting your wedding photos to a pro who has experience with this venue will ensure your memories are as beautiful as the venue itself.

Your wedding photos will be cherished for a lifetime. They're the tangible memories that you'll revisit year after year. That's why it's essential to choose a photographer who understands the unique charm of Sandlewood Manor. They'll know the best spots for photos, how to capture the architectural details, and how to create images that tell the story of your love.

If you’re looking for a photographer for your Sandlewood Manor wedding, contact us!


What are you wating for?

Sandlewood Manor isn't just a wedding venue; it's a place where love stories come to life, where the past meets the present, and where memories are made. With its unique features, commitment to your marriage, and enchanting atmosphere, it's no wonder that Sandlewood Manor is a favorite among couples.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your dream wedding at Sandlewood Manor and let the magic begin!

For more information, visit Sandlewood Manor's official website or book a tour by clicking the link below.

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