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Updated: April 15th, 2021

Houston Elopement Packages

They say everything is bigger in Texas, so go big and elope in Houston! Houston offers incredible food from all over the globe, live music, art museums and city parks. With so many places in Houston to elope, there are a million ways to celebrate the union of you and the love of your life! If you’re looking to elope in Houston, let us help you find the spot to say “I do!” with one of our Houston elopement packages.

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Places to elope in Houston

Houston Arboretum

Houston Arboretum

Houston may be a bustling city of a couple million but, you can find nature, solace and beauty just minutes...

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Celebration Garden

Celebration Garden

Celebration Garden is located within the Mcgovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Conservatory in Houston. This open space, bordered with tall...

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Galveston Beaches & Seawall

Galveston Beaches & Seawall

Just 45 minutes West of Houston, is Galveston, a land of beaches, oceans and blue skies which is a winning...

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1910 Harris County Courthouse

1910 Harris County Courthouse

If you are a no-fuss, all fun kind of couple, or perhaps appreciate architecture and Texas history, the Harris County...

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The Oak Atelier

The Oak Atelier

The Oak Atelier is a gorgeous studio space available for hourly rentals in The Woodlands, Texas, which is about 45...

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Houston Elopement Packages

Our Houston elopement packages include everything you will need to have your special day be unforgettable.

If you’re looking to elope in Houston with southern charm and hospitality, we’ve got your covered!

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

Starting at

$425

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    SEED PACKAGE

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)

Starting at

$925

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

Starting at

$1,275

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

  • Hair & Makeup for one person

  • On-Site Helper

Starting at

$2,325

Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$300/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography

$300/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$525

Engagement Shoot

$525

On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$415

On-Site Helper

$415

On-Site Helper
Videography

Videography

$1,099

Videography

$1,099

Videography

It’s No Secret…

Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

Thank you so much for this service. It made getting married so stress free and easy! I have already recommended you guys to a few of my friends!

Brandi and James

It was an incredible experience and Simply Eloped took so much of the stress from me that I was able to enjoy the day and planning!

Ashlei and Devin

Thank you for making everything easy and enjoyable.

Jessica and Jefrey

Simply Eloped is all over a great company!

Brittany and Austin

Simply Eloped was amazing!!!!! I’ve already been recommending y’all to my friends. Everything was so stress free so my fiancé and I could focus on us, and I loved it! If I had to redo everything, I would pick y’all again!

Casey and Dylan

Just thanks so much for making our day so special and helping us celebrate spending the rest of our lives together!

Samantha and Austin

Simply Eloped seemed to have the same vision for our wedding as we did, and provided excellent service up front with advising how to get it done.

Matt and Danielle

Great experience, will never forget it!

Raphael and Olivia

We are so happy we went with Simply Eloped for planning our wedding!

Jami and Lance

Meet our vendors

Christine, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Houston so special?

You can elope on the beach in Galveston or at gorgeous places like McGovern Centennial Gardens, the greenhouse at the Oak Atelier, or the gardens at the Houston Arboretum.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I am originally from Canada! I have lived in Houston since 2011 but I am still an immigrant!

Jacqueline, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Houston so special?

We have a wide verity of locations to choose from! Beaches, city, woods, elegant green houses, gardens you name it! We are a diverse city in so many ways, including elopement locations.

Tell us about one of your most magical elopements in Houston!

There is something extra special about getting up before dawn to exchange vows with the love of your life on a empty beach. It was cloudy but the sun broke through and made their photos look like a dream. They also chose to get married on their anniversary from when they first met on a plane. One of my favorite love stories yet.

Our Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Jennifer
Jennifer
Officiant
Karena
Karena
Officiant
Christine
Christine
Photographer
Kat
Kat
Photographer
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Photographer
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Jennifer
Jennifer
Officiant
Karena
Karena
Officiant
Christine
Christine
Photographer
Kat
Kat
Photographer
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Photographer

How to elope in Houston

With endless scenic views and so many cities to explore, couples who are eloping in Texas will have an unforgettable wedding experience – and we think couples who choose to elope in Houston have the right idea! After deciding that Houston is where you want to elope in Texas, you’ll want to find the perfect venue and team. Our Texas elopement packages make finding your venue and vendors seamless and stress-free.

How do I legally elope in Houston?

Apply for your marriage license in person at any local County Clerk’s Office, and make sure you plan on waiting to get married at least 72 hours later, as there is a waiting period! Your license will be valid for 90 days after you applied. The state of Texas requires a valid ID – either birth certificate or state issued ID, or social security number – and presence of both parties when picking up a license. The processing fee is $72 for Texas residents (you’ll need to bring proof of this). For out of state residents, the cost to obtain your marriage license is $172.

Where can I elope in Houston?

If you’re looking for the best places to elope in Houston, Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Having a wedding in Texas is all about celebrating big (no matter how small and intimate your day is), and Houston has so much to offer. We love the Celebration Garden, a well-manicured garden that boasts manicured green grass, tall hedges and pruned shrubbery – it’s like an oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle! For a truly epic elopement experience, consider taking a trip just 45 minutes west of Houston to Galveston beaches – yes, you read that right! Beautiful sandy beaches and a stretch of shoreline mean you can walk hand-in-hand with your new spouse and watch a beautiful sunset with your toes in the sand.

What time of year should I elope in Houston?

While you can visit Houston any time of the year, we love the mild temps and pleasant weather that the spring and fall bring. Between February and April, you’ll have easy, moderate climates; between September and November, you’ll encounter a beautiful and warm fall season. We recommend you avoid the middle summer months like July, which is the warmest month Houston usually experiences, where the average day time temperature can rise to mid-90’s temperatures.

How much is a Houston elopement?

Bigger in Texas doesn’t always mean needing a bigger wallet: pulling off an elopement in Houston is relatively affordable. Our Houston elopement packages begin at just $425 and include officiation services, enactment of the ceremony itself, and advice on obtaining your marriage license as well as assisting with choosing a ceremony location. If you wanted to pull out all of the stops, we offer our Oasis Package – which includes just about everything you can think of for your day, like a photographer, florist, hair and makeup services, a day-of helper and more – starting at just $2,325.

Karen Norian

Article written by

Karen Norian

Karen Norian is an elopement photographer and has photographed over a hundred elopements. Karen has also worked as an elopement planner for Simply Eloped, as well as a writer, editor, and content strategist.

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Read the real stories of couples who eloped in Houston!

Alexa + William

More often than not, when you first meet your person, you know pretty quickly. With Alexa & William, they both knew early in the relationship that they were destined for each other. From the ease of conversation to the way they just ‘got’ each other in their initial conversations, it didn’t take long for William to know Alexa was going to be his wife. For practicality’s sake, they decide to have a Houston elopement at The Oak Atelier since they lived nearby. This light and dreamy Texas elopement is one for the books! Read on to learn more about Alexa and William’s darling love story.

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

Alexa: We met In high school through mutual friends that ended up introducing us. We gravitated quickly towards each other, finding that it was just so easy to talk to one another about everything and anything. I was a freshman and he was a senior. The first thing that drew me to him was his ability to make me laugh without even trying. I was like, “Wow, this guy gets me!”

William: My first impression was I recognized she was down to earth and always willing to spend time with me. A friend anyone would love to have on their side.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Alexa: I first fell in love about three months into the relationship. William always paid attention to the little things he knew would brighten my day. He always bought me bouquets of flowers and would buy me more before he knew they were going to die. I absolutely adored that he cared enough to do that.

William: I also knew about 3 months in the relationship that she was going to be my wife and I remember telling her that after one of our date nights. Luckily it didn’t freak her out so early on! But thankfully she felt the same way. Being friends for two years before dating gave us the foundation we needed.

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

William proposed at home after a homemade dinner. I knew something was up because he NEVER cooks! I already had a hunch since we ended up looking at rings months to a year previously. He got down on one knee after dinner in the middle of our living room a few weeks before Christmas 2019. It was the most intimate, special moment and of course I said YES!

What do you love about your partner?

Alexa: I love how compassionate he is. William is always willing to go out of his way for a random act of kindness so it will make someone else’s day.

William: I love how open and strong Alexa is. She carries herself with grace and I love that her family and God come first always.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Alexa: I believe our biggest strength is that we are a team. We tend to be on the same page about a lot of things and pay great attention to how each other feels and never shy away from talking through things.

William: Our biggest strength is our ability to overcome any obstacle whether big or small. After every difficult moment we could always see the light at the end of the tunnel.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

I Googled eloping and intimate wedding ceremony’s and Simply Eloped was always first on the list!

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

The photographs were all I needed to see in order to know that Simply Eloped was right for us! I read reviews and every couple had no regrets with their choice.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?

I loved the natural lighting shining into the venue [The Oak Atelier, Houston] and being surrounded by nature gave off such a romantic vibe. The venue was beautiful without any decorations and I loved the simplicity of it.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement?

Luckily for us we lived in the area of where our elopement was going to place. The night before we wrote down our vows in our vow booklets and relaxed up until the morning of. All we could keep telling each other was “Wow, the day is finally here.”
I (Alexa) started hyperventilating from nervousness on the drive to the venue because I couldn’t believe that we were really about to be husband and wife!

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

Simply Eloped was great at communicating through this whole process. It was so nice to not have to worry about planning anything. We loved that our officiant and photographer stayed in touch up until our big day, so that when we finally met in person we felt like they were already friends of ours!

How did you celebrate after?

Due to COVID we weren’t comfortable eating out, so we ordered dinner to-go from our favorite restaurant – Texas Roadhouse. We both had huge steaks and popped a bottle of champagne out on our patio at home and enjoyed dinner on our balcony with our dog Bella.

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

The more intimate the better! It’s so important to really enjoy that day with your spouse because you can’t get that day back! There’s no stress, and family/friends that truly love you will understand your reason on your choice to elope. You won’t regret it.

 

Why did you decide to elope?

Alexa: I originally wanted to elope because I wanted the focus to be on us for our wedding day instead of trying to please other people and not enjoy the day. I wanted the goal to be preparing for MARRIAGE and not the WEDDING.

Planning: Simply Eloped
Officiant: KT Valkyrie
Photographer: Jacqueline Andrade

Updated: April 15th, 2021

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