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Provided By: Julia Ideson Library
Julia Ideson Library

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BYO

Venue details

Style:

Event Center

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 200 guests

Style - Build Copy 5Created with Sketch.

Services:

Ceremony / Reception

Indoor

Location:

550 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77002

Description:

Make your wedding event memorable and extraordinary at the Houston Public Library's historic Julia Ideson Building! In the heart of the city, the historic Julia Ideson Building's distinctive and elegant Spanish architecture stands out among the glass contemporary buildings that surround it. As you enter into this 1926 structure, it takes you back to a Houston that once was. The sophisticated grandeur and history of the building can be felt as you walk the reflective Spanish-brick floors, through the grand staircase, the Tudor Gallery surrounded by large marble pillars, the Reading Room with its original wooden fixtures, a one-of-a-kind exhibit room showing some of the Library's archival collection, and then as you look up to the breathtakingly gold and vibrant colored wood flowers on the ceiling. The exceptional romantic spaces and corridors with high-arched windows, as well as the artwork, in the Julia Ideson Building make it the perfect destination setting for weddings. Create your personal moment in history in this building and make it an event to remember for a lifetime.

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Venue notes

The rental fee ranges from $8,300 to $9,300 for a ceremony and reception and includes 3 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $830/hr. A refundable security deposit of $830 is required. Please note rental fee includes an additional 3 hours for set up and tear down. Venue has limited availability on Sundays. Event capacity depends on time of year and can only fit a max of 400 guests. Additional security will be required if using a valet service provider.

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Venue set up and clean up

- Day-of coordinator

- Kitchen for prep only

- Parking can be arranged

- Dance area

Restrictions

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- Choose from a list for catering

- Amplified music OK indoors only

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

- Biodegradable throwables only

- LED candles only

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Venue set up and clean up

- Day-of coordinator

- Kitchen for prep only

- Parking can be arranged

- Dance area

Restrictions

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- Choose from a list for catering

- Amplified music OK indoors only

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

- Biodegradable throwables only

- LED candles only

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Julia Ideson Library

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STARTING AT $13,423 FOR 50 GUESTS

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