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Courtyard on St James

Houston , TX
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1885 St. James Place
Houston, TX US 77056 (map)

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713-621-0555

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laura omar
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.7/5.0
We used the Courtyard to have our wedding reception at recently and it was amazing. We had a fairly large wedding (almost the capacity of their ballroom) and it was outstanding in every way. Everyone that we worked with was very professional and friendly. Every worker that night was on top of things and we never had to ask twice about anything. Most times we didn't have to ask at all and things were just done. The workers and planners did an outstanding job at making us feel special and important on our day and we are so grateful for them. Every guest of ours said the food, drinks, service, and most of all venue itself was amazing and memorable. It is a shame that the venue is closing it's doors at the end of the year though.
We used the Courtyard to have our wedding reception at recently and it was amazing. We had a fairly large wedding (almost Read more...
We used the Courtyard to have our wedding reception at recently and it was amazing. We had a fairly large wedding (almost the capacity of their ballroom) and it was outstanding in every way. Everyone that we worked with was very professional and friendly. Every worker that night was on top of things and we never had to ask twice about anything. Most times we didn't have to ask at all and things were just done. The workers and planners did an outstanding job at making us feel special and important on our day and we are so grateful for them. Every guest of ours said the food, drinks, service, and most of all venue itself was amazing and memorable. It is a shame that the venue is closing it's doors at the end of the year though. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
My guests are still raving about the food! I wish I could go back and enjoy it since the day of the wedding just flew right by. It seemed like our coordinator and the waitstaff could read my husband and my's mind because they were always right there with drinks and food and anything else we needed throughout the evening. It's too bad they are closing their doors at the end of the year. I would highly recommend anyone looking to get married this year to definitely check this place out!
My guests are still raving about the food! I wish I could go back and enjoy it since the day of the wedding just flew Read more...
My guests are still raving about the food! I wish I could go back and enjoy it since the day of the wedding just flew right by. It seemed like our coordinator and the waitstaff could read my husband and my's mind because they were always right there with drinks and food and anything else we needed throughout the evening. It's too bad they are closing their doors at the end of the year. I would highly recommend anyone looking to get married this year to definitely check this place out! Read less
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tonya
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
This is the venue to have your Wedding! The Courtyard on St. James has been in the wedding business for so many years, because they are the EXPERTS! We scheduled our tasting during their lunch hours and the restaurant was full. That tells you everything about the quality of food! The day of the our wedding the food was tasty and the beef melted like butter in your mouth. Hedi, our Courtyard rep, is great with all the details we had forgotten and soothed our fears related to the wedding. She knows what she is doing and was my "GO-TO" person for any wedding related matters. The day of the wedding the florist forgot to send the colored napkins and table linen for the cake table. Hedi came to us with a solution for the problem, so everything transitioned perfectly. Our signature drink was a Mojito! Imagine my delight when I see the Courtyard went the extra mile to include blueberries for the pop of color! LADIES, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL! For me, it is the little things that keep you smiling. :) Make sure you take the proper time to meet during business hours, so you are not rushed through any meetings. Happy Planning!! <3 The Sharks
This is the venue to have your Wedding! The Courtyard on St. James has been in the wedding business for so many years, Read more...
This is the venue to have your Wedding! The Courtyard on St. James has been in the wedding business for so many years, because they are the EXPERTS! We scheduled our tasting during their lunch hours and the restaurant was full. That tells you everything about the quality of food! The day of the our wedding the food was tasty and the beef melted like butter in your mouth. Hedi, our Courtyard rep, is great with all the details we had forgotten and soothed our fears related to the wedding. She knows what she is doing and was my "GO-TO" person for any wedding related matters. The day of the wedding the florist forgot to send the colored napkins and table linen for the cake table. Hedi came to us with a solution for the problem, so everything transitioned perfectly. Our signature drink was a Mojito! Imagine my delight when I see the Courtyard went the extra mile to include blueberries for the pop of color! LADIES, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL! For me, it is the little things that keep you smiling. :) Make sure you take the proper time to meet during business hours, so you are not rushed through any meetings. Happy Planning!! <3 The Sharks Read less
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Joni
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely Amazing! My wedding was better than I ever could have imagined! It was truly a Cinderella Fairytale! Kyle and the staff were amazing and we had the best wedding ever!!!
Absolutely Amazing! My wedding was better than I ever could have imagined! It was truly a Cinderella Fairytale! Kyle and Read more...
Absolutely Amazing! My wedding was better than I ever could have imagined! It was truly a Cinderella Fairytale! Kyle and the staff were amazing and we had the best wedding ever!!! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
O.k. Everyone who is getting married and wants a nice upscale place for their venue, THIS IS IT. All I need to say is two words Ashley Berg. She was my coordinator here and dear God she was a blessing! Words do not explain the help, compassion and understanding she had with me an anxiety attack on the move. Answered all my emails immediately, always took my calls, just really always there. She is one awesome chick, so my answer to the question; "Would you recommed this vendor?" Is a HELL FRICKIN YEAH, lol!!!!!!!
O.k. Everyone who is getting married and wants a nice upscale place for their venue, THIS IS IT. All I need to say is two Read more...
O.k. Everyone who is getting married and wants a nice upscale place for their venue, THIS IS IT. All I need to say is two words Ashley Berg. She was my coordinator here and dear God she was a blessing! Words do not explain the help, compassion and understanding she had with me an anxiety attack on the move. Answered all my emails immediately, always took my calls, just really always there. She is one awesome chick, so my answer to the question; "Would you recommed this vendor?" Is a HELL FRICKIN YEAH, lol!!!!!!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Kyle was my planner and she did such a good job! The food is amazing and everything turned out wonderful.
Kyle was my planner and she did such a good job! The food is amazing and everything turned out wonderful.
Kyle was my planner and she did such a good job! The food is amazing and everything turned out wonderful. Read less
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Janee
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
The courtyard on St. James place exceeded my expectations from the day I called just to set up a tour. everyone was so nice and accommodating. I was planning our wedding in 9 months and was very open as far as venues so that I could ensure the perfect place and availability. The courtyard is not only beautiful and very scenic. The food is DELICIOUS!!! my guests have been raving about the food and drinks as well as the spectacular service from the courtyard staff. the cherry on top of our perfect day was being able to work with Lori and have her as our coordinator. she is a perfectionist as I am and went extra lengths to ensure or day was nothing short of perfect. I created a timeline for the flow of the evening and she made sure everything went according to plans and time. I had zero amount of stress in the planning phase and -10 amount of stress on the actual day of the wedding it was perfect! if my husband and I had to do it all over again we wouldn't hesitate to choose the courtyard 100 times over!
The courtyard on St. James place exceeded my expectations from the day I called just to set up a tour. everyone was so Read more...
The courtyard on St. James place exceeded my expectations from the day I called just to set up a tour. everyone was so nice and accommodating. I was planning our wedding in 9 months and was very open as far as venues so that I could ensure the perfect place and availability. The courtyard is not only beautiful and very scenic. The food is DELICIOUS!!! my guests have been raving about the food and drinks as well as the spectacular service from the courtyard staff. the cherry on top of our perfect day was being able to work with Lori and have her as our coordinator. she is a perfectionist as I am and went extra lengths to ensure or day was nothing short of perfect. I created a timeline for the flow of the evening and she made sure everything went according to plans and time. I had zero amount of stress in the planning phase and -10 amount of stress on the actual day of the wedding it was perfect! if my husband and I had to do it all over again we wouldn't hesitate to choose the courtyard 100 times over! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Lori Evans was our event coordinator at the Courtyard on St. James. Lori was AMAZING! Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have had her as my even coordinator. She answered emails in a timely manner and is very professional! The food was great and everything was beautiful. The venue itself is beautiful! I will recommend the Courtyard to ay bride out there that is looking for a venue. Thank you Lori, you were amazing!
Lori Evans was our event coordinator at the Courtyard on St. James. Lori was AMAZING! Words cannot explain how grateful I Read more...
Lori Evans was our event coordinator at the Courtyard on St. James. Lori was AMAZING! Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have had her as my even coordinator. She answered emails in a timely manner and is very professional! The food was great and everything was beautiful. The venue itself is beautiful! I will recommend the Courtyard to ay bride out there that is looking for a venue. Thank you Lori, you were amazing! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The setting was absolutely beautiful. It was like being in Italy! Oh, and the food was out of this world delicious. Since it is a restaurant as well, we plan to spend our anniversaries there. It's that wonderful! Heidi was our planner, and she was so easy to work with. She stayed longer at the reception than necessary just to make sure the wedding was a success. Two years later and our guests are still remarking it was the best they've ever attended. Thank you!
The setting was absolutely beautiful. It was like being in Italy! Oh, and the food was out of this world delicious. Since Read more...
The setting was absolutely beautiful. It was like being in Italy! Oh, and the food was out of this world delicious. Since it is a restaurant as well, we plan to spend our anniversaries there. It's that wonderful! Heidi was our planner, and she was so easy to work with. She stayed longer at the reception than necessary just to make sure the wedding was a success. Two years later and our guests are still remarking it was the best they've ever attended. Thank you! Read less
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Katerina
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our Wedding Reception at Courtyard on St. James and everything was fantastic - the food, drinks, service. Hedi was our wedding coordinator and she did an amazing job! She was so helpfull and supportive and made sure everything went flawlessly on our Big Day. We had a lot of compliments from our guests on the perfect venue choice. Thank you Hedi, Felipe, Mimi and everyone else at Courtyard!
We had our Wedding Reception at Courtyard on St. James and everything was fantastic - the food, drinks, service. Hedi was Read more...
We had our Wedding Reception at Courtyard on St. James and everything was fantastic - the food, drinks, service. Hedi was our wedding coordinator and she did an amazing job! She was so helpfull and supportive and made sure everything went flawlessly on our Big Day. We had a lot of compliments from our guests on the perfect venue choice. Thank you Hedi, Felipe, Mimi and everyone else at Courtyard! Read less
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k051212
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
The Courtyard was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception! Our coordinator, Hedi, did the most fantastic job ensuring everything went amazing for us. The venue, food, and overall organization was unbelievable and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding reception. Numerous guests have remarked on how perfect everything was and I would highly recommend the Courtyard to anyone. Without a doubt, you will not be disappointed with the Courtyard.
The Courtyard was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception! Our coordinator, Hedi, did the most fantastic job ensuring Read more...
The Courtyard was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception! Our coordinator, Hedi, did the most fantastic job ensuring everything went amazing for us. The venue, food, and overall organization was unbelievable and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding reception. Numerous guests have remarked on how perfect everything was and I would highly recommend the Courtyard to anyone. Without a doubt, you will not be disappointed with the Courtyard. Read less
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Alma
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
loved my venue, everything about it. The outside is beautiful for pictures and the inside is just as beautiful. Kyle (my coordinator) was awesome. She responded quickly to emails and was very sweet during the whole wedding planning process. The food was delicious. We had the brunch buffet, and all of my family enjoyed it.
loved my venue, everything about it. The outside is beautiful for pictures and the inside is just as beautiful. Kyle (my Read more...
loved my venue, everything about it. The outside is beautiful for pictures and the inside is just as beautiful. Kyle (my coordinator) was awesome. She responded quickly to emails and was very sweet during the whole wedding planning process. The food was delicious. We had the brunch buffet, and all of my family enjoyed it. Read less
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binnona
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything that everyone else here has said is completely true! From the very beginning, the entire experience (planning a wedding in 1 month) was amazing, due to the AMAzing job that Ashley, our coordinator did. She was very attentive, responsive to emails and calls, flexible with the details....even the last minute ones. The food was fantastic, the staff very attentive, and did I mention...Ashley? The day of the wedding was CRAZY, and she handled each issue with ease and grace. Totally worth the price, beautiful location....I just can't say enough.
Everything that everyone else here has said is completely true! From the very beginning, the entire experience (planning a Read more...
Everything that everyone else here has said is completely true! From the very beginning, the entire experience (planning a wedding in 1 month) was amazing, due to the AMAzing job that Ashley, our coordinator did. She was very attentive, responsive to emails and calls, flexible with the details....even the last minute ones. The food was fantastic, the staff very attentive, and did I mention...Ashley? The day of the wedding was CRAZY, and she handled each issue with ease and grace. Totally worth the price, beautiful location....I just can't say enough. Read less
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laurarpalm
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception in the Garden Room on April 14th. We loved the indoor/outdoor space. It was absolutely perfect! Lori Evans was our coordinator and she made the whole process such a breeze. Everyone at the Courtyard was professional, easy to work with, and full of great ideas to make our reception even better. The food was excellent! We chose to serve the standard buffet and bar package. Great value for the money. My dad told me that he received a ton of compliments on how delicious everything was and how great the venue looked, and we only added flowers. The Garden Room is a perfect space for under 150 guests. Ask for Lori...you won't be disappointed!
We had our wedding reception in the Garden Room on April 14th. We loved the indoor/outdoor space. It was absolutely Read more...
We had our wedding reception in the Garden Room on April 14th. We loved the indoor/outdoor space. It was absolutely perfect! Lori Evans was our coordinator and she made the whole process such a breeze. Everyone at the Courtyard was professional, easy to work with, and full of great ideas to make our reception even better. The food was excellent! We chose to serve the standard buffet and bar package. Great value for the money. My dad told me that he received a ton of compliments on how delicious everything was and how great the venue looked, and we only added flowers. The Garden Room is a perfect space for under 150 guests. Ask for Lori...you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Jana
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception here on April 6, 2012! I wanted a venue that took care of everything since I didn't have a wedding planner and a place that I could get married outside and have the flexibility to have guests inside and outside if needed for the reception. THis was the place! We definitely got our money's worth from this venue. Everyone at the Courtyard was SO amazing and the place is beautiful ! I would without ANY hesitation recommend them for your wedding. My first tour was with Lori she was super nice and informative, she had no problems with helping us stay in budget and find the perfect date. Once we changed our date Kyle took over and it was seamless. She answered all of my emails promptly, met with me whenever I needed and was exceptionally professional yet warm and kind. My husband and I enjoyed our wedding SO much! We got so many compliments on food and service! We have only good things to say!
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception here on April 6, 2012! I wanted a venue that took care of everything since Read more...
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception here on April 6, 2012! I wanted a venue that took care of everything since I didn't have a wedding planner and a place that I could get married outside and have the flexibility to have guests inside and outside if needed for the reception. THis was the place! We definitely got our money's worth from this venue. Everyone at the Courtyard was SO amazing and the place is beautiful ! I would without ANY hesitation recommend them for your wedding. My first tour was with Lori she was super nice and informative, she had no problems with helping us stay in budget and find the perfect date. Once we changed our date Kyle took over and it was seamless. She answered all of my emails promptly, met with me whenever I needed and was exceptionally professional yet warm and kind. My husband and I enjoyed our wedding SO much! We got so many compliments on food and service! We have only good things to say! Read less
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Emerald
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Is there a rating above 5? Because Lori and the staff at Courtyard absolutely deserve it! I work as a catering manager at a hotel in Dallas, so I had a long checkliest I was looking for when searching for a venue. My ceremony and reception were held here on March 31st - The wedding was outside in the picturesque outdoor garden and the reception was upstairs in the Garden Room. From the moment we walked in to meet with Lori for the first time, I could perfectly imagine how it would look and feel for the big day, and everything was exactly as i imagined. The venue came highly recommended from any vendor I worked with. From step one, through countless emails, our tasting, the rehearsal, and the day-of, Lori was there to answer questions, make recommendations and ensure everything went smoothly. The tasting was impossible because there were too many delicious things to choose from. The day of the event, the only thing I kept hearing people say was "Best Wedding Ever." The food, the atmosphere, the service, the drinks... EVERYTHING was exceptional. Thank you a million times over!
Is there a rating above 5? Because Lori and the staff at Courtyard absolutely deserve it! I work as a catering manager at Read more...
Is there a rating above 5? Because Lori and the staff at Courtyard absolutely deserve it! I work as a catering manager at a hotel in Dallas, so I had a long checkliest I was looking for when searching for a venue. My ceremony and reception were held here on March 31st - The wedding was outside in the picturesque outdoor garden and the reception was upstairs in the Garden Room. From the moment we walked in to meet with Lori for the first time, I could perfectly imagine how it would look and feel for the big day, and everything was exactly as i imagined. The venue came highly recommended from any vendor I worked with. From step one, through countless emails, our tasting, the rehearsal, and the day-of, Lori was there to answer questions, make recommendations and ensure everything went smoothly. The tasting was impossible because there were too many delicious things to choose from. The day of the event, the only thing I kept hearing people say was "Best Wedding Ever." The food, the atmosphere, the service, the drinks... EVERYTHING was exceptional. Thank you a million times over! Read less
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daniellenix
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I love the Courtyard on St. James Place!!!! From start to finish they were helpful, professional, and courteous. The level of support they offered throughout the wedding planning process was fantastic. I was so pleased with how our wedding day turned out. It was beautiful! The food at the Courtyard was some of the best I've ever tasted! I really didn't have high expectations, as catered events tend to have sub par food, but this food was phenomenal. The food was so good that we have been back to dine at the Courtyard for lunch twice! I'm still getting compliments on how efficient and professional the staff and crew at the Courtyard were.
I love the Courtyard on St. James Place!!!! From start to finish they were helpful, professional, and courteous. The level Read more...
I love the Courtyard on St. James Place!!!! From start to finish they were helpful, professional, and courteous. The level of support they offered throughout the wedding planning process was fantastic. I was so pleased with how our wedding day turned out. It was beautiful! The food at the Courtyard was some of the best I've ever tasted! I really didn't have high expectations, as catered events tend to have sub par food, but this food was phenomenal. The food was so good that we have been back to dine at the Courtyard for lunch twice! I'm still getting compliments on how efficient and professional the staff and crew at the Courtyard were. Read less
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Candida
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding had been planned outdoors and 2 days before it the weather forcast changed and the entire weekend was raining non-stop. We contacted our venue the night before and they arranged the ceremony to happen indoors. It was beautiful and we had a great time. This place is very attentive to details, they even packed lunch and cake for me and my husban at the end of the day in case we had not had a chance to eat! I loved this venue.
My wedding had been planned outdoors and 2 days before it the weather forcast changed and the entire weekend was raining Read more...
My wedding had been planned outdoors and 2 days before it the weather forcast changed and the entire weekend was raining non-stop. We contacted our venue the night before and they arranged the ceremony to happen indoors. It was beautiful and we had a great time. This place is very attentive to details, they even packed lunch and cake for me and my husban at the end of the day in case we had not had a chance to eat! I loved this venue. Read less
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absolutelyperfectpictures.com
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I a wedding photographer in the Houston Katy area... We had the pleasure of shooting a clients wedding, there at the courtyard on St James.

It was a rainy day and the bride wanted so badly to get married outside. The coordinator really knew what she was doing, after a few ideas were tossed around she came up with exactly what the bride wanted. A ceremony outside without the guests getting wet.. It was beautiful.

It would have been easier for her to put what was convinient for her ahead of what the bride wanted. That never crossed her mind. As her and her staff ran around making dreams come true you could tell, what the bride wanted was the #1 priority.

I have worked at literally hundreds of venues, but I have never seen a staff so focused on making the bride happy. Later I found out they were doing 2 very large events that evening. I would have never known. I never saw a guest who wasn't in our party. The food was on time and delicious. Everything went along so wonderfully.

Thank you Courtyard at St James for making what could have been a horribly crazy day into a complete joy. My bride couldn't be happier and for good reasons. Thanks again. Diana Absolutely Perfect Pictures.
I a wedding photographer in the Houston Katy area... We had the pleasure of shooting a clients wedding, there at the Read more...
I a wedding photographer in the Houston Katy area... We had the pleasure of shooting a clients wedding, there at the courtyard on St James.

It was a rainy day and the bride wanted so badly to get married outside. The coordinator really knew what she was doing, after a few ideas were tossed around she came up with exactly what the bride wanted. A ceremony outside without the guests getting wet.. It was beautiful.

It would have been easier for her to put what was convinient for her ahead of what the bride wanted. That never crossed her mind. As her and her staff ran around making dreams come true you could tell, what the bride wanted was the #1 priority.

I have worked at literally hundreds of venues, but I have never seen a staff so focused on making the bride happy. Later I found out they were doing 2 very large events that evening. I would have never known. I never saw a guest who wasn't in our party. The food was on time and delicious. Everything went along so wonderfully.

Thank you Courtyard at St James for making what could have been a horribly crazy day into a complete joy. My bride couldn't be happier and for good reasons. Thanks again. Diana Absolutely Perfect Pictures. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/11/2012
4.5/5.0
Loved the location and the courtyard was still green and beautiful even in early February. The food was very good. The food and alcohol package was kind of expensive but everything tasted great, and they had great servers. The only complaint that I have was that my new iPhone got stolen out of my dressing room, and no guests were in that area of the venue so pretty sure it was a staff member.
Loved the location and the courtyard was still green and beautiful even in early February. The food was very good. The Read more...
Loved the location and the courtyard was still green and beautiful even in early February. The food was very good. The food and alcohol package was kind of expensive but everything tasted great, and they had great servers. The only complaint that I have was that my new iPhone got stolen out of my dressing room, and no guests were in that area of the venue so pretty sure it was a staff member. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was everything I imagined it being thanks to the wonderful staff at the Courtyard! The ceremonies and reception were stunning and the food was delicious. Guests continue to tell me what a wonderful venue it was and how much they enjoyed the whole night! It really was the best place for our wedding and went perfectly with our "theme". I couldn't have asked for more, the staff at Courtyard, especially the specialist I worked with (Lori), went above and beyond to make it an incredibly beautiful event.
My wedding was everything I imagined it being thanks to the wonderful staff at the Courtyard! The ceremonies and reception Read more...
My wedding was everything I imagined it being thanks to the wonderful staff at the Courtyard! The ceremonies and reception were stunning and the food was delicious. Guests continue to tell me what a wonderful venue it was and how much they enjoyed the whole night! It really was the best place for our wedding and went perfectly with our "theme". I couldn't have asked for more, the staff at Courtyard, especially the specialist I worked with (Lori), went above and beyond to make it an incredibly beautiful event. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony and reception at the Courtyard far exceeded our expectations!

From our first meeting with our coordinator, Christiana, to the evening of the event, she was attentive, responsible, extremely helpful and very pleasant to work with. My daughter lives in Colorado and my husband and I are here in Houston. Christiana was extremely with all of us. Everytihing discussed and planned was carried out to perfection. There was nothing left in question. I worried about NOTHING The staff that evening was tremendous; very courteous, porfessional and helpful.

The courtyard outside was beautifully set up and the inside was elegant.

The food was delicous, served hot (sit down dinner), quickly and profesionally. Every guest was graciously attended to.

I am the mother of the bride and I am still going through wedding withdrawal. I look back at that evening and can truly say it was flawless. I just wish we could do all over again!

I would recommended the Courtyard to anyone wanting a perfect site for a beautiful and elegant affair.
Our ceremony and reception at the Courtyard far exceeded our expectations!

From our first meeting with our Read more...
Our ceremony and reception at the Courtyard far exceeded our expectations!

From our first meeting with our coordinator, Christiana, to the evening of the event, she was attentive, responsible, extremely helpful and very pleasant to work with. My daughter lives in Colorado and my husband and I are here in Houston. Christiana was extremely with all of us. Everytihing discussed and planned was carried out to perfection. There was nothing left in question. I worried about NOTHING The staff that evening was tremendous; very courteous, porfessional and helpful.

The courtyard outside was beautifully set up and the inside was elegant.

The food was delicous, served hot (sit down dinner), quickly and profesionally. Every guest was graciously attended to.

I am the mother of the bride and I am still going through wedding withdrawal. I look back at that evening and can truly say it was flawless. I just wish we could do all over again!

I would recommended the Courtyard to anyone wanting a perfect site for a beautiful and elegant affair. Read less
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paula
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Courtyard on St. James. Lori was our wedding coordinator. She helped us select our wedding menu by sharing with us suggestions.

We feared rain for our May 2011 wedding date but it held out for us. The set up was beautiful and went very smoothly.

I recommend booking early as they were offering a special promotion on linens when we booked. Every discount helps.

The staff was gracious and helpful. There was one bartender that was not friendly with our young guests. Our guest were pretty wild that night so I imagine they wore him down.
We had a great experience with Courtyard on St. James. Lori was our wedding coordinator. She helped us select our wedding Read more...
We had a great experience with Courtyard on St. James. Lori was our wedding coordinator. She helped us select our wedding menu by sharing with us suggestions.

We feared rain for our May 2011 wedding date but it held out for us. The set up was beautiful and went very smoothly.

I recommend booking early as they were offering a special promotion on linens when we booked. Every discount helps.

The staff was gracious and helpful. There was one bartender that was not friendly with our young guests. Our guest were pretty wild that night so I imagine they wore him down. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing! Absolutely amazing! Lori, our day of planner was awesome. She thought of everything and even took care of things she could tell I didn't want to worry about. The venue itself was beautiful. We had the garden room and had the ceremony outside. Ceremony was beautiful with the ivy background. The garden room was set up perfectly and they were very accomodaing for my random table arrangement requests ( I wanted the headtable to hold about 20 people and had some tables with 9 chairs and some with 8). They got everything right. Everyone raved about the food. We took home the left overs and ate wedding food for days! Even our DJ mentioned how awesome the salad is with out our mentioning it! We added the mash potatoe martinis and they were delishious and a big hit! Food wise we went with the fish and prime rib. Everything we tasted at the tasting was delicious but we decided against the chicken as we heard it can get rubbery when made in mass. Over all highly recommended.
Amazing! Absolutely amazing! Lori, our day of planner was awesome. She thought of everything and even took care of things Read more...
Amazing! Absolutely amazing! Lori, our day of planner was awesome. She thought of everything and even took care of things she could tell I didn't want to worry about. The venue itself was beautiful. We had the garden room and had the ceremony outside. Ceremony was beautiful with the ivy background. The garden room was set up perfectly and they were very accomodaing for my random table arrangement requests ( I wanted the headtable to hold about 20 people and had some tables with 9 chairs and some with 8). They got everything right. Everyone raved about the food. We took home the left overs and ate wedding food for days! Even our DJ mentioned how awesome the salad is with out our mentioning it! We added the mash potatoe martinis and they were delishious and a big hit! Food wise we went with the fish and prime rib. Everything we tasted at the tasting was delicious but we decided against the chicken as we heard it can get rubbery when made in mass. Over all highly recommended. Read less
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BrideOler
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.4/5.0
You will love The Courtyard on St. James Place. There just is not a prettier venue out there and the location is fabulous. This venue is also very affordable and the food is great. They are a resturant during the day for lunch and a wedding venue on the weekends so the food is all prepared the day of your wedding just a few hours before the guest arrive! The Courtyard is seriously an easy choice and has been ranked top 5 best places in Houston for a ceremony & reception venue in multiple wedding magazine's. The wait staff is just amazing, they are the sweetest people and willing to do anything to make it perfect for you. The only reason I ranked 3.5 on quality of service is because my linen's were reversed. I wanted black table linen's with white chairs and it was just the opposite. Mind you I never noticed until a week later when I was looking at pictures so it still looked beautiful. I ranked 3.5 for responsiveness only because they can be hard to communicate with via e-mail. They are always really easy to reach over the phone though. My soon to be sister-n-law is using this venue because she loved it when she was at our wedding!
You will love The Courtyard on St. James Place. There just is not a prettier venue out there and the location is fabulous. Read more...
You will love The Courtyard on St. James Place. There just is not a prettier venue out there and the location is fabulous. This venue is also very affordable and the food is great. They are a resturant during the day for lunch and a wedding venue on the weekends so the food is all prepared the day of your wedding just a few hours before the guest arrive! The Courtyard is seriously an easy choice and has been ranked top 5 best places in Houston for a ceremony & reception venue in multiple wedding magazine's. The wait staff is just amazing, they are the sweetest people and willing to do anything to make it perfect for you. The only reason I ranked 3.5 on quality of service is because my linen's were reversed. I wanted black table linen's with white chairs and it was just the opposite. Mind you I never noticed until a week later when I was looking at pictures so it still looked beautiful. I ranked 3.5 for responsiveness only because they can be hard to communicate with via e-mail. They are always really easy to reach over the phone though. My soon to be sister-n-law is using this venue because she loved it when she was at our wedding! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/3/2011
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, my husband and I had a pretty small budget. I wanted to get married in my hometown of New Orleans, but it was just too complicated with us living in Houston. A friend recommended Courtyard on St. James and it turned out to be the perfect choice!

The beautiful iron gates reminded me so much of home and they looked stunning in the pictures. For nearly half of what other vendors were charging, we were able to have a full, seated meal in the Garden Room and a lovely ceremony in the courtyard. Our wedding planner at the Courtyard was so accommodating when I requested changes and really helped make the day perfect. I am normally very OCD, but they put my mind at ease and I didn't have to worry about a thing.

All of our guests thought the wedding was beautiful, the food delicious, and the reception room very charming. We had a spring, daytime wedding, but I've seen pictures from their evening weddings and they're quite stunning, too!
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When planning our wedding, my husband and I had a pretty small budget. I wanted to get married in my hometown of New Orleans, but it was just too complicated with us living in Houston. A friend recommended Courtyard on St. James and it turned out to be the perfect choice!

The beautiful iron gates reminded me so much of home and they looked stunning in the pictures. For nearly half of what other vendors were charging, we were able to have a full, seated meal in the Garden Room and a lovely ceremony in the courtyard. Our wedding planner at the Courtyard was so accommodating when I requested changes and really helped make the day perfect. I am normally very OCD, but they put my mind at ease and I didn't have to worry about a thing.

All of our guests thought the wedding was beautiful, the food delicious, and the reception room very charming. We had a spring, daytime wedding, but I've seen pictures from their evening weddings and they're quite stunning, too! Read less
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GunnAndRoses
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I held my reception at the Courtyard on St. James and it was perfect! I loved that there was a combination of outdoor and indoor space and the food was excellent! They were wonderful and easy to work with and come highly recommended from this bride!
I held my reception at the Courtyard on St. James and it was perfect! I loved that there was a combination of outdoor and Read more...
I held my reception at the Courtyard on St. James and it was perfect! I loved that there was a combination of outdoor and indoor space and the food was excellent! They were wonderful and easy to work with and come highly recommended from this bride! Read less
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jcgray1
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely outstanding. Look no further! All of our guests were extremely complimentary of the ceremony and reception which both took place at the Courtyard. The food and service was impeccable and the staff (particularly Lori, our coordinator) were all amazing...true professionals. The cost was very competitive with hotels we looked at in the area and we had also attended another wedding prior to ours that was equally wonderful. - The Grays
Absolutely outstanding. Look no further! All of our guests were extremely complimentary of the ceremony and reception Read more...
Absolutely outstanding. Look no further! All of our guests were extremely complimentary of the ceremony and reception which both took place at the Courtyard. The food and service was impeccable and the staff (particularly Lori, our coordinator) were all amazing...true professionals. The cost was very competitive with hotels we looked at in the area and we had also attended another wedding prior to ours that was equally wonderful. - The Grays Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.7/5.0
I loved my wedding at Courtyard on St. James. We originally chose this venue because of the beautiful courtyard we would be able to use for the ceremony. We loved the location (Galleria area) and it worked within our price range.
I had only two minor issues with the venue. The first one was the responsiveness of my coordinator. She was great in person, but wasn't always the best with email correspondence. I was pretty low maintenance so this wasn't a huge deal for me. When it came time for the actual wedding she was amazing. I had so many compliments from my guests on how organized everything was, and that was entirely due to my coordinator. I felt a bit frazzled, but she made sure everything ran smoothly all night long.
The other issue I had was not really the venue's fault. Our guest count ended up being much lower than expected. There is a food and drink minimum that became a challenge to meet. Our coordinator worked with us to try to find the best way to add additional food/drink items to meet the minimum and in the end we were relatively happy. I think if we had known in advance that our wedding was going to have 75 people instead of 100+ we probably would not have booked it due to value for the cost because of the food and drink minimum.
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I loved my wedding at Courtyard on St. James. We originally chose this venue because of the beautiful courtyard we would be able to use for the ceremony. We loved the location (Galleria area) and it worked within our price range.
I had only two minor issues with the venue. The first one was the responsiveness of my coordinator. She was great in person, but wasn't always the best with email correspondence. I was pretty low maintenance so this wasn't a huge deal for me. When it came time for the actual wedding she was amazing. I had so many compliments from my guests on how organized everything was, and that was entirely due to my coordinator. I felt a bit frazzled, but she made sure everything ran smoothly all night long.
The other issue I had was not really the venue's fault. Our guest count ended up being much lower than expected. There is a food and drink minimum that became a challenge to meet. Our coordinator worked with us to try to find the best way to add additional food/drink items to meet the minimum and in the end we were relatively happy. I think if we had known in advance that our wedding was going to have 75 people instead of 100+ we probably would not have booked it due to value for the cost because of the food and drink minimum. Read less
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cmmontoya28
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with the Courtyard on St.James was an absolute pleasure! Christiana was my contact and she made planning the wedding so easy! They are extremely helpful and the venue was beautiful! I would definitely recommend this venue to any and everyone!
Working with the Courtyard on St.James was an absolute pleasure! Christiana was my contact and she made planning the Read more...
Working with the Courtyard on St.James was an absolute pleasure! Christiana was my contact and she made planning the wedding so easy! They are extremely helpful and the venue was beautiful! I would definitely recommend this venue to any and everyone! Read less
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sstarr
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
You won't find a better place to have your reception! Lori and her team did a great job with our wedding reception!
Food was delicious , venue was beautiful!
You won't find a better place to have your reception! Lori and her team did a great job with our wedding reception!
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You won't find a better place to have your reception! Lori and her team did a great job with our wedding reception!
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alflowers
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.9/5.0
I loved our reception venue. Christiana was our coordinator and she was awesome. So easy to work with. Food is amazing and our ballroom was just perfect. I was really pleased with everything.
I loved our reception venue. Christiana was our coordinator and she was awesome. So easy to work with. Food is amazing and Read more...
I loved our reception venue. Christiana was our coordinator and she was awesome. So easy to work with. Food is amazing and our ballroom was just perfect. I was really pleased with everything. Read less
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Anne A
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent! Their service and attention to detail were above board the whole way!!! Thanks for everything
Excellent! Their service and attention to detail were above board the whole way!!! Thanks for everything
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mrs.christensen
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.5/5.0
I loved the feel & location of the venue, then when I met all the wonderful staff I knew it was the perfect place for me. It was the perfect mix outdoor and indoor, becasue I wanted the best of both worlds! The ceremony was outside and the reception was both in and out. There are windows and doors right there so if you happen to be outside you wouldn't miss anything. You could see the cake cutting, dances, boquet and garter toss, etc. They let us have two open bars one in and one out and when we said we wanted to bring in a vintage cigarette girl to hand out cigars they were happy to let us do so! Also, they have a fabulous wine cellar that can be used, which was our backup plan if there were rain and he said we could smoke in there if we wanted, they would pull strings. They were AWESOME!
I loved the feel & location of the venue, then when I met all the wonderful staff I knew it was the perfect place for me. Read more...
I loved the feel & location of the venue, then when I met all the wonderful staff I knew it was the perfect place for me. It was the perfect mix outdoor and indoor, becasue I wanted the best of both worlds! The ceremony was outside and the reception was both in and out. There are windows and doors right there so if you happen to be outside you wouldn't miss anything. You could see the cake cutting, dances, boquet and garter toss, etc. They let us have two open bars one in and one out and when we said we wanted to bring in a vintage cigarette girl to hand out cigars they were happy to let us do so! Also, they have a fabulous wine cellar that can be used, which was our backup plan if there were rain and he said we could smoke in there if we wanted, they would pull strings. They were AWESOME! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.2/5.0
I loved my venue from the moment I visited. Everything went well for my wedding except there were other wedding before mine and during and I didn't like that. Also, my wedding coordinator left for the evening early when my wedding was still going on. She said everything would be taken care of but nobody else tried to talk to me (a back up coordinator or employee of the venue). Other than that, everything went well.
I loved my venue from the moment I visited. Everything went well for my wedding except there were other wedding before Read more...
I loved my venue from the moment I visited. Everything went well for my wedding except there were other wedding before mine and during and I didn't like that. Also, my wedding coordinator left for the evening early when my wedding was still going on. She said everything would be taken care of but nobody else tried to talk to me (a back up coordinator or employee of the venue). Other than that, everything went well. Read less
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kirstikimberly
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.8/5.0
The Courtyard was a perfect reception venue and Christiana was a joy to work with! She allowed us to alter our reception menu to our liking and even went out of her way to order my stepmom a case of her favorite champagne! The night of the wedding everything was set up perfectly and the whole evening flowed smoothly. Beautiful venue and wonderful staff!
The Courtyard was a perfect reception venue and Christiana was a joy to work with! She allowed us to alter our reception Read more...
The Courtyard was a perfect reception venue and Christiana was a joy to work with! She allowed us to alter our reception menu to our liking and even went out of her way to order my stepmom a case of her favorite champagne! The night of the wedding everything was set up perfectly and the whole evening flowed smoothly. Beautiful venue and wonderful staff! Read less
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JK05
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
PERFECT! I highly recommend this venue. I loved The Courtyard the moment I visited it. Lori was wonderful to work with! She went above and beyond our expectations.

The night of our reception Lori was there every step of it. The moment we arrived at the Courtyard Lori brought us drinks. She kept everything on schedule during the reception. She also made sure we actually ate dinner and enjoyed the night with family and friends. Family and friends are still talking about how amazing the food was and how incredible the night was. I cannot speak highly enough of Lori and her team at the Courtyard. It truly was a fairy tale wedding.
PERFECT! I highly recommend this venue. I loved The Courtyard the moment I visited it. Lori was wonderful to work with! Read more...
PERFECT! I highly recommend this venue. I loved The Courtyard the moment I visited it. Lori was wonderful to work with! She went above and beyond our expectations.

The night of our reception Lori was there every step of it. The moment we arrived at the Courtyard Lori brought us drinks. She kept everything on schedule during the reception. She also made sure we actually ate dinner and enjoyed the night with family and friends. Family and friends are still talking about how amazing the food was and how incredible the night was. I cannot speak highly enough of Lori and her team at the Courtyard. It truly was a fairy tale wedding. Read less
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AlyandBri
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.7/5.0
Overall, St. James was the perfect venue for our wedding for 225 guests. Easily, it was the best choice we made during the wedding planning. We used the larger courtyard for our ceremony, and feared the 60% chance of rain on the wedding day, but the weather turned out, and the courtyard was exactly the atmosphere that we were looking for. The reception space indoors is lovely, tastefully appointed and neutral, and melded so well with the decor we brought in. It looked amazing. Everything from the Courtyard fell into place on the day of perfectly thanks to the well-versed staff. Our venue coordinator was Lori, and she took excellent care of us through the whole process from the first visit, taste-testing and final meeting to making sure we knew everything at the rehearsal and keeping us on track for the big day. They did such a good job running the show that we, as the bride and groom, literally felt stress-free during the wedding, which is quite a feat! Moreover, guests raved about our food and the bellinis. Highly recommend this venue.
Overall, St. James was the perfect venue for our wedding for 225 guests. Easily, it was the best choice we made during the Read more...
Overall, St. James was the perfect venue for our wedding for 225 guests. Easily, it was the best choice we made during the wedding planning. We used the larger courtyard for our ceremony, and feared the 60% chance of rain on the wedding day, but the weather turned out, and the courtyard was exactly the atmosphere that we were looking for. The reception space indoors is lovely, tastefully appointed and neutral, and melded so well with the decor we brought in. It looked amazing. Everything from the Courtyard fell into place on the day of perfectly thanks to the well-versed staff. Our venue coordinator was Lori, and she took excellent care of us through the whole process from the first visit, taste-testing and final meeting to making sure we knew everything at the rehearsal and keeping us on track for the big day. They did such a good job running the show that we, as the bride and groom, literally felt stress-free during the wedding, which is quite a feat! Moreover, guests raved about our food and the bellinis. Highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
4/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Courtyard was extremely helpful during the entire planning process and on the day of my wedding, they worked like a well-oiled machine! Everything was perfect! It really was a dream come true and I had the time of my life! I couldn't have asked for anything better!
Everyone at the Courtyard was extremely helpful during the entire planning process and on the day of my wedding, they Read more...
Everyone at the Courtyard was extremely helpful during the entire planning process and on the day of my wedding, they worked like a well-oiled machine! Everything was perfect! It really was a dream come true and I had the time of my life! I couldn't have asked for anything better! Read less
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TraciTrip
Wedding:
2/6/2010
4.9/5.0
The courtyard was amazing!!! The wedding turned out beautiful. Scott was the most helpful and easy going coordinator!!!! He did the best job ever!
The courtyard was amazing!!! The wedding turned out beautiful. Scott was the most helpful and easy going coordinator!!!! Read more...
The courtyard was amazing!!! The wedding turned out beautiful. Scott was the most helpful and easy going coordinator!!!! He did the best job ever! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
11/29/2009
4.2/5.0
The venue itself is gorgeous for our evening wedding and the coordinators were extremely helpful. The food was disappointing though.
The venue itself is gorgeous for our evening wedding and the coordinators were extremely helpful. The food was Read more...
The venue itself is gorgeous for our evening wedding and the coordinators were extremely helpful. The food was disappointing though. Read less
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Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! I would HIGHLY recommend The Courtyard on St. James! From the moment we first met with our planner, Scott Konitzer, we were in good hands. Scott took care of all requests that we had and was able to work around anything that we could come up with. One of the other benefits of using Scott as a coordinator was that he knows so many contacts in the business. He was familiar with both my florist and my cake designer - which I believe helped the day go off without a single hitch. He was always available and there to answer any questions.

The night of our reception Scott came through again. From the moment I arrived at the Courtyard Scott came out to the car to see if I wanted something to drink. Just a small thing but I will remember it becauase I was really thirsty. :-) Scott then was so kind and thoughtful with the way that he kept us on schedule during the reception. He made sure we actually ate dinner and enjoyed the night with family and friends. Everyone is still talking about how delicious the food was and how amazing the night was. I cannot speak highly enough of Scott and his team at the Courtyard. They truly are the best!
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! I would HIGHLY recommend The Courtyard on St. James! From the moment we first met with our planner, Read more...
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! I would HIGHLY recommend The Courtyard on St. James! From the moment we first met with our planner, Scott Konitzer, we were in good hands. Scott took care of all requests that we had and was able to work around anything that we could come up with. One of the other benefits of using Scott as a coordinator was that he knows so many contacts in the business. He was familiar with both my florist and my cake designer - which I believe helped the day go off without a single hitch. He was always available and there to answer any questions.

The night of our reception Scott came through again. From the moment I arrived at the Courtyard Scott came out to the car to see if I wanted something to drink. Just a small thing but I will remember it becauase I was really thirsty. :-) Scott then was so kind and thoughtful with the way that he kept us on schedule during the reception. He made sure we actually ate dinner and enjoyed the night with family and friends. Everyone is still talking about how delicious the food was and how amazing the night was. I cannot speak highly enough of Scott and his team at the Courtyard. They truly are the best! Read less
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drebear75
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.9/5.0
The Courtyard on St. James was GREAT - the wedding planner we used (Lori) went above and beyond our expectations and everything went perfectly! The food was amazing and the service is execellent! I highly recommend this venue!
The Courtyard on St. James was GREAT - the wedding planner we used (Lori) went above and beyond our expectations and Read more...
The Courtyard on St. James was GREAT - the wedding planner we used (Lori) went above and beyond our expectations and everything went perfectly! The food was amazing and the service is execellent! I highly recommend this venue! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.6/5.0
The Courtyard on St. James was phenomenal. Everytime my mom and I visited we feel more in love with the place. Christiana was our coordinator and she was everything I needed her to be. She answered every single one of our emails and put together my dream wedding.
The Courtyard on St. James was phenomenal. Everytime my mom and I visited we feel more in love with the place. Christiana Read more...
The Courtyard on St. James was phenomenal. Everytime my mom and I visited we feel more in love with the place. Christiana was our coordinator and she was everything I needed her to be. She answered every single one of our emails and put together my dream wedding. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
We had the most beautiful wedding on May 16 ( I dont know why my profile says May 23 and I couldnt figure out how to change it!), and our family and friends are still talking about it three weeks later! We worked with Scott at the Courtyard, who was excellent! He answered all my questions, was very professional, and the room looked beautiful! I did not have to worry about anything the night of. During the planning process, Scott responded to my emails within a few hours, and always gave me good advice. I did my bridal portraits there, and the staff was so attentive to me..bringing me water and checking on me throughout the whole process. It was beyond what I expected. For our reception, we did a seated dinner, and it was really not as expensive as I thought it would be, and our guests were so impressed and loved the food. Some of our guests told us it was the best wedding food they had ever had! Also, the decor is classic...green ivy on the outside, crystal chandeliers upstairs. It's beautiful! I have no complaints!
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We had the most beautiful wedding on May 16 ( I dont know why my profile says May 23 and I couldnt figure out how to change it!), and our family and friends are still talking about it three weeks later! We worked with Scott at the Courtyard, who was excellent! He answered all my questions, was very professional, and the room looked beautiful! I did not have to worry about anything the night of. During the planning process, Scott responded to my emails within a few hours, and always gave me good advice. I did my bridal portraits there, and the staff was so attentive to me..bringing me water and checking on me throughout the whole process. It was beyond what I expected. For our reception, we did a seated dinner, and it was really not as expensive as I thought it would be, and our guests were so impressed and loved the food. Some of our guests told us it was the best wedding food they had ever had! Also, the decor is classic...green ivy on the outside, crystal chandeliers upstairs. It's beautiful! I have no complaints! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
5/21/2009
5.0/5.0
From the moment we went to check the venue out we were in love with it!! We were so happy to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Courtyard on St. James!! It was absolutely beautiful and Christiana is wonderful! They were so nice to us and very helpful with everything! It is a great place for weddings because if you have your wedding there then they take care fo the food, the tables, chairs, etc...and therefore you don't have to worry about finding certain vendors to rent equipment or anything. They even have recommended vendors that they can give you for things like Cake, flowers, and transportation. The place photographs beautifully also and they will work with you if need be! :) They were so wonderful and very nice to all of us and our guests!!

Chrisitana would always quickly respond to all of our questions and help us with everything as much as she could! She would always find out the answers to questions if she did not know right then, but most of the time she already had the answers for us! :)

We greatly appreciate all of your wonderful service and help!! Thank you so much for making our day so great and go so smoothly!!

Caroline & Jarred
From the moment we went to check the venue out we were in love with it!! We were so happy to have our wedding ceremony and Read more...
From the moment we went to check the venue out we were in love with it!! We were so happy to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Courtyard on St. James!! It was absolutely beautiful and Christiana is wonderful! They were so nice to us and very helpful with everything! It is a great place for weddings because if you have your wedding there then they take care fo the food, the tables, chairs, etc...and therefore you don't have to worry about finding certain vendors to rent equipment or anything. They even have recommended vendors that they can give you for things like Cake, flowers, and transportation. The place photographs beautifully also and they will work with you if need be! :) They were so wonderful and very nice to all of us and our guests!!

Chrisitana would always quickly respond to all of our questions and help us with everything as much as she could! She would always find out the answers to questions if she did not know right then, but most of the time she already had the answers for us! :)

We greatly appreciate all of your wonderful service and help!! Thank you so much for making our day so great and go so smoothly!!

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MOB
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot reccommend the Courtyard on St. James enough. My daughter's reception was perfect. The food was delicious, the ballroom is beautiful decorated (I suggest uplighting), and the service deserves more than 5 stars. Scott Konitzer is amazing. I strongly recommend asking for him as your consultant. There wasn't anything he wasn't willing to help with. Questions were answered immediately and he was a joy to work with. I suggest using their reccomended vendor list as well, you won't be sorry.
I cannot reccommend the Courtyard on St. James enough. My daughter's reception was perfect. The food was delicious, the Read more...
I cannot reccommend the Courtyard on St. James enough. My daughter's reception was perfect. The food was delicious, the ballroom is beautiful decorated (I suggest uplighting), and the service deserves more than 5 stars. Scott Konitzer is amazing. I strongly recommend asking for him as your consultant. There wasn't anything he wasn't willing to help with. Questions were answered immediately and he was a joy to work with. I suggest using their reccomended vendor list as well, you won't be sorry. Read less
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jamieo
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
My wedding was absolutely gorgeous at the Courtyard. It was just how I imagined it. Lori was very easy to work with and was so helpful. The food was amazing as well. We had so many compliments on venue. I wouldn�t change a thing about the wedding.
My wedding was absolutely gorgeous at the Courtyard. It was just how I imagined it. Lori was very easy to work with and Read more...
My wedding was absolutely gorgeous at the Courtyard. It was just how I imagined it. Lori was very easy to work with and was so helpful. The food was amazing as well. We had so many compliments on venue. I wouldn�t change a thing about the wedding. Read less
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lilij
Wedding:
4/24/2009
4.6/5.0
The Courtyard on St. James Place was wonderful. We have received many compliments on how perfect our wedding was. The venue provided the atmosphere we were looking for and the professionalism of the staff was notice by a number of our guests. They made it very welcoming for everyone who attended. Our coordinator was excellent she was able to provide everything we needed in a timely manner. We priced several venues and found that this one provides great service and a beautiful atomosphere well worth the investment.
The food was excellent. It proved to be very difficult to decide what we wanted to go with at our tasting.
Our thanks to all the staff who was very accomidating.
The Courtyard on St. James Place was wonderful. We have received many compliments on how perfect our wedding was. The Read more...
The Courtyard on St. James Place was wonderful. We have received many compliments on how perfect our wedding was. The venue provided the atmosphere we were looking for and the professionalism of the staff was notice by a number of our guests. They made it very welcoming for everyone who attended. Our coordinator was excellent she was able to provide everything we needed in a timely manner. We priced several venues and found that this one provides great service and a beautiful atomosphere well worth the investment.
The food was excellent. It proved to be very difficult to decide what we wanted to go with at our tasting.
Our thanks to all the staff who was very accomidating. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Cindy
Wedding:
3/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Cannot imagine having my wedding anywhere else. They made everything so easy for me that all I had to do was enjoy my wedding day and not worry about a thing! I highly recommend The Courtyard on St James Place to anyone and everyone in Houston!
Cannot imagine having my wedding anywhere else. They made everything so easy for me that all I had to do was enjoy my Read more...
Cannot imagine having my wedding anywhere else. They made everything so easy for me that all I had to do was enjoy my wedding day and not worry about a thing! I highly recommend The Courtyard on St James Place to anyone and everyone in Houston! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
3/22/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Courtyard on St. James. Not only is it a beautiful venue (which photographs perfectly), but the entire staff is welcoming, professional, and inspiring. Lori was my venue coordinator, and she was always on the ball, always quick in answering my emails, and always kind. The food was spectacular. I had multiple friends say, "I never remember the food at weddings, but that food was great!" There were so many "extras" Courtyard took care of, like bubble bowls for the flowers, setting out decorations and favors, an aisle runner, coordinating everything, etc.... I could go on forever, but instead I'll just say that this is the perfect venue for any wedding, from small like mine (55 people) to hundreds. Guests are impressed and comfortable.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Courtyard on St. James. Not only is it a beautiful venue (which photographs Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Courtyard on St. James. Not only is it a beautiful venue (which photographs perfectly), but the entire staff is welcoming, professional, and inspiring. Lori was my venue coordinator, and she was always on the ball, always quick in answering my emails, and always kind. The food was spectacular. I had multiple friends say, "I never remember the food at weddings, but that food was great!" There were so many "extras" Courtyard took care of, like bubble bowls for the flowers, setting out decorations and favors, an aisle runner, coordinating everything, etc.... I could go on forever, but instead I'll just say that this is the perfect venue for any wedding, from small like mine (55 people) to hundreds. Guests are impressed and comfortable. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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vicki
Wedding:
12/13/2008
4.2/5.0
Courtyard is a lovely place that caters well to the individual. They are professional and at the same time, personal.
Courtyard is a lovely place that caters well to the individual. They are professional and at the same time, personal.
Courtyard is a lovely place that caters well to the individual. They are professional and at the same time, personal. Read less
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maj127
Wedding:
11/1/2008
4.8/5.0
The sight is absolutely beautiful and is a "blank canvas" for any design you could need. You don't even need flowers for outside because the courtyard is so beautiful. The low ceiling makes for an intimate occasion.
The sight is absolutely beautiful and is a "blank canvas" for any design you could need. You don't even need flowers for Read more...
The sight is absolutely beautiful and is a "blank canvas" for any design you could need. You don't even need flowers for outside because the courtyard is so beautiful. The low ceiling makes for an intimate occasion. Read less
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eimear
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable service, value for money and quality of food and rentals. Absolutely recommend the Courtyard.
Unbelievable service, value for money and quality of food and rentals. Absolutely recommend the Courtyard.
Unbelievable service, value for money and quality of food and rentals. Absolutely recommend the Courtyard. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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houstonbride
Wedding:
1/12/2008
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC! I dealt with Scott there, who is WONDERFUL! He has great ideas and is so helpful in both the pre-planning and the actual event running. The space is gorgeous (and makes a great site for portraits as well) and is the best value for the money in town for such a nice place (and I did a lot of research!) They are easy to deal with and fun and professional as well. I HIGHLY recommend this spot - it's a hidden gem!
FANTASTIC! I dealt with Scott there, who is WONDERFUL! He has great ideas and is so helpful in both the pre-planning and Read more...
FANTASTIC! I dealt with Scott there, who is WONDERFUL! He has great ideas and is so helpful in both the pre-planning and the actual event running. The space is gorgeous (and makes a great site for portraits as well) and is the best value for the money in town for such a nice place (and I did a lot of research!) They are easy to deal with and fun and professional as well. I HIGHLY recommend this spot - it's a hidden gem! Read less
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Lana732
Wedding:
11/24/2007
4.1/5.0
Hedi, the director, was very knowledgeable with all different nationalities-type of weddings. She had great recommendations for hair, make up, etc and she was very committed. She may forget to send an email her or there but she will bend her back to get what you need. She is very friendly, honest and made my reception very smooth. She even noticed me flushed so she went to the bar and got a drink for me. They provided a dressing room and they gave us two bottles of wine in the room for us as my bridesmaids and I got dressed.
I did not need a cake so she used the cake fee and applied it to chair seat covers. She'll work with you and truly customize everything for you. I enjoyed working with her, I really did. Thanks, St. James!
Hedi, the director, was very knowledgeable with all different nationalities-type of weddings. She had great Read more...
Hedi, the director, was very knowledgeable with all different nationalities-type of weddings. She had great recommendations for hair, make up, etc and she was very committed. She may forget to send an email her or there but she will bend her back to get what you need. She is very friendly, honest and made my reception very smooth. She even noticed me flushed so she went to the bar and got a drink for me. They provided a dressing room and they gave us two bottles of wine in the room for us as my bridesmaids and I got dressed.
I did not need a cake so she used the cake fee and applied it to chair seat covers. She'll work with you and truly customize everything for you. I enjoyed working with her, I really did. Thanks, St. James! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Lindsay
Wedding:
11/3/2007
4.6/5.0
This place was amazing! Beautiful and catered to our every desire. When our DJ bailed 45 minutes before the ceremony started, our coordinators (employed by the facility) had someone on their way by the time we began the ceremony. They were FABULOUS and I could not have asked for a better ceremony and reception site. It would not have been my dream wedding without this place.
This place was amazing! Beautiful and catered to our every desire. When our DJ bailed 45 minutes before the ceremony Read more...
This place was amazing! Beautiful and catered to our every desire. When our DJ bailed 45 minutes before the ceremony started, our coordinators (employed by the facility) had someone on their way by the time we began the ceremony. They were FABULOUS and I could not have asked for a better ceremony and reception site. It would not have been my dream wedding without this place. Read less
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Christen
Wedding:
10/21/2006
4.3/5.0
Pro: Incredible set up, great service, delicious food

Con: The person in charge leaves before the end of the night and once they leave everything gets off schedule. The attendents kept charging the wrong people for drinks and my toast glasses went missing.
Pro: Incredible set up, great service, delicious food

Con: The person in charge leaves before the end of the Read more...
Pro: Incredible set up, great service, delicious food

Con: The person in charge leaves before the end of the night and once they leave everything gets off schedule. The attendents kept charging the wrong people for drinks and my toast glasses went missing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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ali1023
Wedding:
9/2/2006
3.8/5.0
Wonderful venue! There is a street right outside the courtyard/ceremony location and you can hear the cars. I had a mid-afternoon ceremony and the patio was still wet when I was taking my pictures prior. The coordinator was extremely busy and somewhat hard to get a hold of BUT very nice, accomodating, and patient w/ all my concerns
Wonderful venue! There is a street right outside the courtyard/ceremony location and you can hear the cars. I had a Read more...
Wonderful venue! There is a street right outside the courtyard/ceremony location and you can hear the cars. I had a mid-afternoon ceremony and the patio was still wet when I was taking my pictures prior. The coordinator was extremely busy and somewhat hard to get a hold of BUT very nice, accomodating, and patient w/ all my concerns Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Steph544
Wedding:
5/13/2005
4.4/5.0
This was a beautiful venue to have our reception. The only complaint I had was that they tried to charge me extra for parking after I had already signed the contract that stated the total amount. I told them that I would not pay extra since it was their mistake for not including it in the contract and they did find a way to fix the situation. The service was great though and we had a wonderful reception.
This was a beautiful venue to have our reception. The only complaint I had was that they tried to charge me extra for Read more...
This was a beautiful venue to have our reception. The only complaint I had was that they tried to charge me extra for parking after I had already signed the contract that stated the total amount. I told them that I would not pay extra since it was their mistake for not including it in the contract and they did find a way to fix the situation. The service was great though and we had a wonderful reception. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was excellent. Lori, our site co-ordinator was very helpful and made sure every detail was taken care of. We were very lucky. They were very accomadating to my little needs like changing the salad bowl. The grounds were beautiful, I cant wait to see the photos against all the greenery.
Everything was excellent. Lori, our site co-ordinator was very helpful and made sure every detail was taken care of. We Read more...
Everything was excellent. Lori, our site co-ordinator was very helpful and made sure every detail was taken care of. We were very lucky. They were very accomadating to my little needs like changing the salad bowl. The grounds were beautiful, I cant wait to see the photos against all the greenery. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding planner no longer works at the Courtyard, but I still want to write what a great experience we had. They went above and beyond! I was pretty tough on negotiating price and they worked with me til I was happy. The place was beautiful and the staff were excellent. Every year for our anniversary, my husband and I come back to have lunch there. Sweet sweet memories!!!!
Our wedding planner no longer works at the Courtyard, but I still want to write what a great experience we had. They went Read more...
Our wedding planner no longer works at the Courtyard, but I still want to write what a great experience we had. They went above and beyond! I was pretty tough on negotiating price and they worked with me til I was happy. The place was beautiful and the staff were excellent. Every year for our anniversary, my husband and I come back to have lunch there. Sweet sweet memories!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The courtyard is a phenomenal venue to have your wedding at. Absolutely Beautiful in every way! The staff is very professional, courteous, helpful, and attentive. Scott was my wedding event coordinator and made sure everything was taken care of and went smoothly for our wedding day. I cannot say enough good things about Scott he even tied my bussel! Their food is great and the venue is a restaurant during the day for lunch, so you cannot go wrong and you will not be disappointed with any of their food selections. They also give you a list of vendors they prefer for just about anything from makeup to dj, linens, flowers, cake, etc. But you dont have to use them. They offer different Rehearsal Dinner and wedding packages for beverage & food and charge per person for each, i believe they have 3 different packages for both depending on number of guests or whatever your choose. They give the option to use everything they have available on your wedding day, such as their linens, candelabras,votive candles etc. They made my wedding day absolutely beautiful and I don't think i could have picked a more elegant venue. The Garden Room is very beautiful! They make your wedding day stress free as much as possible!! I recommend them without a doubt!!
The courtyard is a phenomenal venue to have your wedding at. Absolutely Beautiful in every way! The staff is very Read more...
The courtyard is a phenomenal venue to have your wedding at. Absolutely Beautiful in every way! The staff is very professional, courteous, helpful, and attentive. Scott was my wedding event coordinator and made sure everything was taken care of and went smoothly for our wedding day. I cannot say enough good things about Scott he even tied my bussel! Their food is great and the venue is a restaurant during the day for lunch, so you cannot go wrong and you will not be disappointed with any of their food selections. They also give you a list of vendors they prefer for just about anything from makeup to dj, linens, flowers, cake, etc. But you dont have to use them. They offer different Rehearsal Dinner and wedding packages for beverage & food and charge per person for each, i believe they have 3 different packages for both depending on number of guests or whatever your choose. They give the option to use everything they have available on your wedding day, such as their linens, candelabras,votive candles etc. They made my wedding day absolutely beautiful and I don't think i could have picked a more elegant venue. The Garden Room is very beautiful! They make your wedding day stress free as much as possible!! I recommend them without a doubt!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
OUTSTANDING!!!!!! I'm so super happy we chose the Courtyard on St. James Place for our reception! Service was excellent, food was delicious and they were very attentive to my husband and I the whole time! Worth every single penny! Lori was our event coordinator and did a fantastic job for us, super helpful, very responsive, and really, really helped to make our party special and memorable! She and her staff did a fabulous job; all of our stuff was set up perfectly and looked great. They were very accommodating and polite to our guests. Working with Lori really helped to take some of the stress off and I couldn't be happier with how things turned out!
OUTSTANDING!!!!!! I'm so super happy we chose the Courtyard on St. James Place for our reception! Service was excellent, Read more...
OUTSTANDING!!!!!! I'm so super happy we chose the Courtyard on St. James Place for our reception! Service was excellent, food was delicious and they were very attentive to my husband and I the whole time! Worth every single penny! Lori was our event coordinator and did a fantastic job for us, super helpful, very responsive, and really, really helped to make our party special and memorable! She and her staff did a fabulous job; all of our stuff was set up perfectly and looked great. They were very accommodating and polite to our guests. Working with Lori really helped to take some of the stress off and I couldn't be happier with how things turned out! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I was thoroughly pleased with the Courtyard and our wedding coordinator Lori. She made the process incredibly fun and stress free! The whole evening flowed seemlessly and I wouldn't have changed a thing. I've already heard such positive feedback from our guests about how elegant the venue was. It photographs beautifully in pictures and it's perfect for an indoor/outdoor ceremony and reception. Their food is exceptional, no questions asked! Our event was in the larger ballroom and it's very flexible in its decor and can be easily decorated to your taste. I am very pleased with my experience at the Courtyard on St. James Place and would very much recommend having your wedding there.
I was thoroughly pleased with the Courtyard and our wedding coordinator Lori. She made the process incredibly fun and Read more...
I was thoroughly pleased with the Courtyard and our wedding coordinator Lori. She made the process incredibly fun and stress free! The whole evening flowed seemlessly and I wouldn't have changed a thing. I've already heard such positive feedback from our guests about how elegant the venue was. It photographs beautifully in pictures and it's perfect for an indoor/outdoor ceremony and reception. Their food is exceptional, no questions asked! Our event was in the larger ballroom and it's very flexible in its decor and can be easily decorated to your taste. I am very pleased with my experience at the Courtyard on St. James Place and would very much recommend having your wedding there. Read less
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