Marriage & Motherhood
Wedding Planning Advice
With all of the events I've had the pleasure of being a part of for over a decade...I have so many experiences to share with you! While here, you may find inspiration for your wedding day, corporate function or the things I like to get into when I'm not planning like a BOSS!
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 can accommodate a variety of event styles and sizes.
|Seated reception with dancefloor||450|
|Seated reception with no dancefloor||500|
|Average event size||150-350|
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.
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.
|Tables and chairs included||x|
|Staff included – barstaff, valet, restroom and elevator attendants, operations support, janitorial clean-up||x|
|Outside vendor approval required||x|
|Offsite alcohol permitted||x|
|Multiple events hosted per day||x|
|Wedding planner required (minimum day-of coordinator)||x|
|Valet parking only||x|
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.
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.