Spring time is almost here and with Spring comes special events, including high school and college graduation parties. Houston boasts a wide variety of venues, all with exceptional location, themes and amenities available for that special celebration. Whether a formal party, a casual get together or a large event, graduates and their families are sure to find the perfect venue in Houston.

411 Westheimer St.
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 287-1429

AvantGarden is a history embedded, turn of the century venue, once a private home, among other things until 2007. At this time, AvantGarden was purchased and complete restored to its original magnificent state. This historic venue has various rooms for the ultimate graduation party. Upstairs the Citron Room has plenty of room to allows guests to dance and mingle in comfort. The Front Court and Porch Street View area is roomy but much more casual, for those that prefer an outside setting in which to share with their guests. There is also a candle lit Back Patio, for a more elegant get together and each with access to private bars.

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Courtyard On St. James Place
1885 St. James Place
Houston, TX 77956
(713) 621-0555

The Courtyard on St. James Place is located in the heart of Uptown Houston, the city’s social “hub”. This venue boasts three unique rooms, that can accommodate from 20 – 900 guests. These rooms include The Grand Ballroom, The Garden Room, which includes a private patio and the The Wine Cellar, one of the city’s most photographed locations. At the Courtyard on St. James Place has many desired ammentities such as covered parking, curbside, black-tie valet, built-in dance floors, AV and presentation support, wireless mikes, podiums and drop-down screens, and linens and world class cuisine. Everything you need to make your party the most remembered graduation party of the year.

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Star Fleet Yacht
280 Grove Road
Kemah, TX
(281) 334-4692

The Star Fleet Yacht Cruise, located minutes from Houston, is a great venue for those wanting to leave the restaurant and banquet room scene behind. This venue can accommodate a party of two to 250 in complete comfort and enjoyment. The Star Fleet Yacht fleet will take a 2 – 3 hour cruise on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay, while the graduation party dines aboard their very own luxury yacht. This amazing venue boasts a three-course menu, complementary soft-drinks, coffee, tea and juices, and use of a top of the line sound system to listen to the music of your choice.

Bella Elegante
300 Milam St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 228-1300

Bella Elegante is centrally located in Downtown Houston and is the essence of sophistication. Customized linens and decor, the option for ice sculptures, chocolate or champagne fountains, spacious dance floors and even a disc jockey with an extensive musical library and LED lights for special effects and to set the mood for fun. Worldwide cuisine choices are available from Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and Chinese, and if you desire, a special menu can be ordered and prepared by the Chef.

House Of Blues
1204 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77002
(888) 402-5837

The House of Blues is the one stop party place for a memorable and unique graduation party. This ultra modern venue can accommodate up to 1800 guests and offers customized gobo lights, interactive entertainment and creative decor options. Located in Downtown Houston, this is the venue for those that want to skip the formal graduation party and have a more up-beat and personalized celebration. Book your favorite local band or use the services of the in-house disc jockey for entertainment, and take advantage of the in-house catering and beverage services for your guests enjoyment.

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