9 Best Wedding Venues on the Gulf Coast

If you're dreaming of a gorgeous wedding in Texas, the state's Gulf Coast could be the answer to your prayers. It offers a 350-mile-long stretch of sandy beaches, not to mention lots of things to do and see—and, of course, a great selection of wedding venues that are on or near the water. Don't just imagine warm sand and soft breezes—check out these places and experience Texas' coastal region for yourself.

Kemah Gardens

Kemah, TX

Style: Ultra-private venue and B&B nestled on four pastoral acres, where vows are exchanged under a handmade vintage arbor at the pond's edge and receptions flow in and out of a climate-controlled, open-sided wooden pavilion surrounded by manicured lawns.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Cinnamon Shore on Mustang Island

Port Aransas, TX

Style: Unique beachfront community offering stunning ceremonies on the silky-soft sand and expansive lawns perfect for tented banquets and dancing under the stars.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

Sea Star Base Galveston

Galveston, TX

Style: Stunning waterfront venue boasting a modern outdoor chapel and the stylish Commodore Room, outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame ocean views—plus, rental fees go toward maintaining educational and community programs.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Gates on Main Street

La Porte, TX

Style: Elegant, romantic venue with a Tuscan flair nestled in the heart of La Porte’s Historic District and boasting a modern ballroom with crystal chandeliers.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Centurion Palace

League City, TX

Style: Breathtaking venue with an opulent ballroom and the extensive Corinthian “Garden of Dreams,” with a rose and lantern-lined aisle, European-style fountains, and a white wrought-iron gazebo for magical “I do"s.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Courtyard at Gaslight Square

Corpus Christi, TX

Style: Urban oasis in Corpus Christi with Old World charm, highlighted by wrought-iron gates, stained-glass windows, and glowing Edison lights.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Lasker Inn - Wedding and Event Venue

Galveston, Texas

Style: Historic, two-story Greek Revival mansion, gardens, and quaint chapel on an island.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

The Bryan Museum

Galveston, Texas

Style: Renaissance Revival-style building surrounded by beautiful, lush landscaping in a historic neighborhood.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

Waters Edge Venue

El Lago, Texas

Style: Private, waterfront venue on 2.5 lush acres including a huge stone terrace and lake vistas.

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

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