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Today I’m here to set the record straight. It’s time to understand how much do weddings cost before you start creating a wedding budget. All weddings are not created equal…and neither are the budgets that fund said weddings. You can also check out this calculator from The Knot to get you started. Let’s breakdown the […]

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And here are 3 reasons why. You need a wedding planner. And not in a shameless plug for my event planning business kind of way. Weddings are expensive, they bring about a lot of emotion and it’s really important to understand the logistics and associated fees with pulling it off right. A wedding planner can […]

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I’ve been a Houston Wedding Planner for over 7yrs and time sure is flying by. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately. And also a lot of home remodeling, artwork, cooking from scratch, playing outside with kids and working out with my new bestie, the Peloton. And I realized as I help one of […]

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House of Blues Houston set up for a meeting with chairs facing stage

House of Blues Houston: Live music and private event venue with Southern flair House of Blues may be best known for its concert halls and restaurants, but did you know that you can host your wedding or private party at the iconic venue? In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve seen several public attractions that double […]

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The Whitehall : Timeless, romantic hotel wedding venue The Whitehall in Houston is a sophisticated landmark and popular destination for weddings and events. Offering award-winning cuisine and Texas style, The Whitehall has 291 on-site guestrooms, a pool and a fitness center, making it an ideal venue for guests to turn your wedding celebration into a […]

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Signature Manor : Award-winning Wedding and Reception Venue In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve been visiting so many spaces including Addison Woods, Sandlewood Manor, and Safari Texas Ranch. Today we’re on our way to Signature Manor, situated on four acres of land in Houston. Here are some items to highlight when planning for your event: […]

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Ronin Art House : Stylish, intimate gallery venue In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve been to the museum, the aquarium and now we’re heading to the gallery. Ronin Art House got its start as a space for a creative art agency and has now evolved into a collection of venue spaces for meetings and events. […]

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Night view of the exterior view of Houston Downtown Aquarium with fountains in front

Downtown Aquarium : An aquatic wonderland with beautiful ballroom in Houston, Texas Downtown Aquarium includes a 500,000 gallon complex as well as a Ferris wheel, aquatic carousel and white tiger exhibit. On site is a 6,000 square-foot ballroom seating up to 450 guests. Our SwaLaRue Venue Tours have taken us to Addison Woods, the Crystal […]

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Station 3 : A historic venue just minutes from Downtown Houston Located minutes outside of downtown Houston, Station 3 is one of Houston’s official historic landmarks. This former firehouse built 1903 underwent a full renovation in 2014 but retained its original brick walls, wood floors, concrete beams, and intricate hand-carved exterior stonework. This is a venue […]

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Exterior view of the Safari Texas Ranch ballroom venue

Safari Texas Ranch : Unique Spacious Venue Home to Ten Ballrooms and Outdoor Spaces Safari Texas Ranch is the ultimate wedding and event venue with ballrooms and outdoor spaces to accommodate large and small guest lists and design your wedding to look exactly how you want it. In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve been to […]

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Grand Central inspired wedding venue with floor to ceiling windows

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 […]

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Floor to ceiling windows wrap around The Dunlavy set up for a wedding reception

The Dunlavy : Restaurant Turned Private Event Space with Gorgeous Scenery 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 […]

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How to get creative during breaks at your next Virtual Conference Virtual conferences are becoming more of the norm. Due to restrictions for health reasons, companies are deciding not to postpone an entire year to meet again….in order to maintain momentum, the time to meet is NOW. But all day meetings…can kind of be a […]

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