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Houston Wedding Venues: Discover The Dunlavy

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The Dunlavy : Restaurant Turned Private Event Space with Gorgeous Scenery

Wedding ceremony looking out at the trees outside The Dunlavy in Houston

For this SwaLaRue Events venue tour, we are stepping away from the city venues of Downtown Houston and taking in the nature that surrounds The Dunlavy, located at 3422 Allen Parkway in Houston, Texas.

The Dunlavy is a breakfast and lunch spot by day and a private event space by night. No matter what time of day you visit, you’ll enjoy a delicious, fresh assortment of food made on-site. The venue offers great versatility to adapt to your group size and desired set-up, providing indoor accommodations and outdoor space.


Overlooking the banks of Buffalo Bayou and Lost Lake, The Dunlavy is stunning inside and out for groups of all sizes to enjoy the views.

Seated Dinner (Indoors)110
Seated Dinner (Indoors, varying band/dancefloor set-up)80-90
Seated Dinner (Covered Terrace)50
Cocktail Reception220

Rental Pricing

Cost to rent The Dunlavy is based on food and beverage minimums as well as the day of the week and time of year. Valet parking is required for private events and comes with a set-up fee of $150 and $7/car added to the final bill. Contact the venue for more pricing details specific to your event

Events at The Dunlavy can begin at 5pm depending on how much set-up is involved. Private parties are not permitted between 7am and 2pm as breakfast and lunch are served.

What’s included

Use of the patiox
Security requiredx
Valet parkingx
Guaranteed wedding ceremony rehearsalx
Onsite amenity upgrades available light and staging rentals availablex
Full-service kitchen and barx

What I love about this venue

Nature surrounds this beautiful space whether it is transformed into a large hall or set up for an intimate outdoor gathering. The gorgeous chandeliers in the room magically fit with every decor style and set-up. Having an outdoor patio allows guests to spend time outside, get fresh air, and take in the scenery during a break from the dance floor.

To schedule a tour with this venue call (832) 523-1777 or inquire here. For a 3D virtual tour click here.

As you check out venues and start designing your event, make life easier with the help of a professional. Here’s why you need to hire a planner ASAP.

Photos via The Dunlavy I do not own the rights to these images.

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