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Intimate Weddings & Private Events




Hawthorne House is the ultimate boutique venue for the intimate wedding of your dreams. With unique indoor and outdoor celebration spaces throughout, every detail of our venue was thoughtfully curated with you (and the unpredictable Houston weather!) in mind.


Once you and your guests walk through the wrought-iron entry gate framed by gaslight fixtures and into the lush, beautifully landscaped yard, you are instantly transported into a real-life fairy tale. A bright, inviting yellow facade on the Victorian estate greets the eye, and you immediately know why the neighbors have nicknamed Hawthorne House, “The Big Yellow House!”


The large wrap-around porch faces historic Hawthorne Street in the heart of Montrose, an area of town that is charged with extraordinary energy. Directly above the porch, an impressive balcony is faithfully awaiting a beautiful bride to throw a bouquet down to all the single ladies. A dramatic and delicately carved grand entry door with leaded glass windows welcomes you, as warmly as it has welcomed family, friends, and lovers since 1905.


The sweeping views of the home spring to life as you enter, where you are bordered by decorative doors that were salvaged from a 17th-century Chateau in France that experienced a fire. To the right is the parlor, with its spectacular statues, cozy window cushions, stunning fireplace, and a designer powder room discreetly tucked away. You note what a gorgeous room it would be to open presents at your bridal and baby showers.


And then your eye is drawn to the piece de resistance – the staircase. With its intricate carvings and deep mahogany color, your face breaks into a smile as you imagine how royal you will look coming down those stairs in the dress of your dreams, on your way to marry the love of your life.


As all wedding celebrations at Hawthorne House include use of the second floor to serve as the Bridal get-ready area, you venture upstairs. You notice how much bright, natural light filters into the whole home. After passing a cozy sitting area on the landing, you arrive to the second floor, where the Master bedroom, full Master bathroom (with bidet), guest room, and full  guest bathroom (with antique claw-footed bathtub) are all available for you and your crew to get ready with your glam squad! And through a door in the guest room, you arrive on the balcony, which can be used while you get ready (and for the bouquet toss!).


Back downstairs and to the left as you enter Hawthorne House is the dining room, with its own dazzling fireplace and sleek piano. The dining room can be used for private dinners, your rehearsal dinner, and -- with a little rearranging -- is a brilliant option for an indoor ceremony. The dining area flows into the living room, which looks plucked right out of a designer magazine. Plush furniture, vintage stained-glass windows, incredible art by local artists, a 60” flat-screen TV, and a fashionable cow-hide rug screams style. Your tour continues into the galley kitchen, which is flooded by radiant natural light. Use of the full kitchen and its amenities are included in all venue rentals.


Through the kitchen is a small staircase leading down into the urban oasis of the backyard. Multiple seating areas, including a fire pit in the conversation area, an outdoor fire place, a large adjustable solid oak dining/serving table (a traditional rectangular dining table that opens to a square to set 12), and a posh pool -- complete with fountains -- vie for your attention, but you rush to the latest addition to the home – a Pool House and Bachelor Bungalow. Between the two structures are a platform and stairs - classic, romantic bricks in a lovely herringbone pattern - where couples can say their vows while encircled by a romantic arbor, which can be decorated as elaborately with florals and fabrics and fairy lights or as simply as you wish.


The Pool House features a full-size refrigerator, a wine fridge, a sink, a dishwasher, counter space, and hook-ups for complimentary use of the outdoor Bluetooth speaker system. A few steps away, the Bachelor Bungalow offers a one-bedroom, one-bathroom space for the groom and their party to get ready for the event. The backyard is a versatile multi-purpose area that can be used as ceremony, cocktail hour, and/or reception space.


Whether your celebration is for 60 guests or just the two of you, Hawthorne House offers the flexibility to fit your unique desires for the intimate wedding you’ve always dreamt of.

We offer rentals for plates, glassware, silverware, and linens for parties up to 30 people.



Vow Renewal Ceremonies
Rehearsals & Dinners
Bridal Showers
Engagement Photos

Bridal Photos

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Hawthorne House is an unforgettable location to host one-of-a-kind showers or private events. Our picturesque venue will wow your guests and have the guest of honor feeling like a star.


With cozy dining and reception areas, a peaceful front garden, a wrap-around front porch, a full galley kitchen, a Pool House, a tranquil, tropical oasis of a backyard, and much more, Hawthorne House is the premiere venue to host your intimate event. 

We offer rentals for plates, glassware, silverware, and linens for parties up to 30 people.



Vow Renewal Ceremonies
Rehearsals & Dinners
Corporate Meetings & Events
Prom Photos & Dinners
Baby & Bridal Showers
Gender Reveal Parties
Small Birthday & Anniversary Parties
Private Chef Dinners & Luncheons
Small Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
Small Sweet 16's & Quinceañeras
Holiday Parties
Small Class Reunions
Ladies Night Out
Mixers & Meet-ups

Also available for photo & video location shooting!

Note: Hawthorne House is decorated to the max for many large holidays!

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Looking for something not listed? Just ask!

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