Proclaimed one of Houston’s best kept secrets, The Rice Mansion provides music-loving couples with an elegant wedding venue that boasts a distinctive place in music history. Built in 1910 for the founders’ of Rice University’s family, the home has since been purchased by the father of Beyonce Knowles and transformed into a stunning gathering space and music venue. After undergoing radical renovations, this lovely home now artfully combines its original vintage charm with a non-intrusive stylishness that invokes the aesthetic of the modern era. Brides can primp in the third floor suite before exchanging vows with their sweethearts on the scenic veranda, which offers gorgeous views of the surrounding city. The mansion interior’s original hardwood floors, stately staircases, elegant moldings, and expansive windows create a bright, yet chic space for a fun wedding reception. In addition, the skilled staff offers attentive service to ensure that your big day at The Rice Mansion is nothing short of flawless!
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 1,500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 1,500 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 4:00AM.
The rental fee ranges from $2,950 to $9,000 for a reception and includes 8 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $500. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $750/hr.
The average wedding cost at The Rice Mansion is estimated at between $3,137 and $10,095 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
|Bride's dressing area|
|Groom's dressing area|
|Podium and/or stage|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Kitchen for prep only|
|Tables and Chairs provided for 100 people|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Catering provided by venue|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking outside only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by 4:00AM|