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Houston Wedding Venues: Discover The Astorian

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The Astorian: An Industrial Historical Landmark Venue

Today we’re exploring The Astorian, a Grand Central Station-inspired loft space nestled in a Houston Historical Society landmark building. Host your wedding, gala, or other event in this metropolitan space with 1920s Art Deco vibes.

As the SwaLaRue Events Venue Tour travels Downtown Houston, we’ve seen the Crystal Ballroom and The Parador before heading to The Astorian, which will feel like you’ve traveled to New York City with its modern take on historic New York.

The Astorian set-up with tables for a corporate event


The Astorian can accommodate a variety of event styles and sizes.

Seated reception with dancefloor450
Seated reception with no dancefloor500
Standing receptionVaries
Average event size150-350

Rental Pricing

Pricing will vary based on whether you are renting the entire venue or a lounge. The Astorian offers the Soho Suite and Lexington Lounge, both of which can be rented for parties or corporate events.

Bar decorated with flowers at The Astorian

The venue’s rental fee includes mahogany chairs with ivory cushions for up to 450 guests along with Access the Soho Suite and Lexington Lounge begin at 10am for couples to get ready on-site. A one-hour rehearsal and four hour photoshoot are also included in the package along with several other amenities.

What’s included

Tables and chairs includedx
Staff included – barstaff, valet, restroom and elevator attendants, operations support, janitorial clean-upx
Outside vendor approval requiredx
Offsite alcohol permittedx
Multiple events hosted per dayx
Wedding planner required (minimum day-of coordinator)x
Valet parking onlyx

What I love about this venue

The Astorian is an elegant time machine to the Roaring 20s. Classy, elegant and an infusion of modern detailing in a historic space. The high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to take in the beauty of downtown Houston. I especially love the functional 12 foot clock and the gorgeous Mosaic floor made up of over half a million tiles. This venue is sure to take your breath away.

To schedule a tour with The Astorian, contact call (832)460-6695, or head to their website. The Astorian is located at 2500 Summer Street Houston, Texas.

Looking for some help choosing a venue? If so, check out my post on what questions to ask during a venue tour or give me a call.

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

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