The Best Venues for Celebrating a Houston Quinceañera

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014, by Patricia Reyna

Planning a Quinceañera is just as if not more exciting than planning a wedding. You need to find the right gown, hire a great limo, and identify a perfect father daughter song among other things. But most importantly, you need to find the right venue.

The following is a list some of the best venues for hosting your Quinceañera in Houston, Texas.

The Magnolia Ballroom

715 Franklin St.
Houston, TX 77002

The Magnolia Ballroom is found within the legendary Magnolia Brewery Building. This historic site is perfect for unique Quinceañera. Complete with wood paneling, chandeliers, and a covered balcony that lets you see the lovely views of Buffalo Bayou, this site will make your event one to remember.

The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

4501 Woodway Dr.
Houston, TX 77024

If you’re all about adding excitement to the Quinceañera , the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center will help you thrill the party all the way through. The nature center is best known for its lush gardens and the exquisite beauty of nearby ponds. You can choose an outdoor garden or may go with the excellent indoor facilities.

Bay Oaks Country Club

14545 Bay Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 77059

Perfect for small Quinceañera and mid-sized weddings, Bay Oaks Club boasts onsite event planners that will help with all the floral arrangements, live entertainment, and menu decisions. Indeed, it makes a perfect choice if you’re looking for a full-service banquet.

Shepherd Hill Estates

11134 Shepard Hill Rd.
Willis, TX 77318

This is another venue that provides full-service Quinceañera events allowing you to relax and enjoy the big day. The experienced planners take care of everything from catering to floral arrangements and photography services.

The Mediterranean

6303 Beverly Hill Street
Houston, Texas 77057

The Mediterranean Gallery has been hailed as one of the best Quinceañera venue you can find in the larger Texas – the distinctive look of the atmosphere alone will tell you this. Create a Quinceañera of your dreams, book your event at the Mediterranean and enjoy the best day of your life!

The Heights Villa

3600 Michaux
Houston, TX 77009

The Heights Villa instantly impresses with its old-fashioned glamour and is distinctively cheaper than most other comparable event venues in Houston. It consists of complex but gorgeous ballrooms that provide a perfect setting for a Quinceañera.

The Downtown Club

1100 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002

The Downtown Club has served event holders in Houston for the past 30 plus years. Located in the vibrant downtown, its décor is simple yet timeless and the helpful staff becomes your best friend over course of the event helping with all the nitty-gritty to ensure that everything runs smoothly. The menu offers a wide range of dishes that will leave your guests wanting more.

Butler’s Country Yard

122 Michigan Avenue
League City, TX 77573

Butler’s Country Yard comes with a history and charm yet to be matched in Houston. The venue has a chapel and a reception hall that can host up to 300 guests. Its unique setting and the helpful staff are other factors that make it a great pick for most Quinceañera event holders.

The Bell Tower on 34th

901 W. 34th Street
Houston, TX 77018

The Bell Tower on 34th is quite elegant and an exclusive venue for not just Quinceañeras but also weddings and similar events. It is unique, high-end, with an attractive attention to detail that will greatly help with reception during the actual Quinceañera. There are definitely several other great venues for Quinceañera celebrations in Houston. There ten are just some of the best you can find.

Best Houston Dress Stores for Coming of Age Birthday Celebrations

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, by Patricia Reyna

Trying to locate the perfect dress for a milestone coming of age birthday party? If you’re trying to find something special for your Quinceañera celebration or Sweet Sixteen party, Houston has a lot to offer.

From Memorial City to Cypress, here are some of the best dress stores in Houston for formal occasions.

Camille La Vie

Memorial City Mall
809 Memorial City
Houston, TX 77024
camillelavie.com

Not only does this store carry Sweet Sixteen and Quinceañera dresses, it also has a wide range of prom dresses and regular formal dresses. Just in case you’re not sure you want to go with a traditional dress, they have you covered with the dresses, shoes, and accessories needed to make your party everything you could possibly dream of.


Muzzie's

10300 Louetta, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 251 – 5000
muzzies.com

With over 40 brands to choose from, Muzzie’s offers a huge selection of formal dresses. If you’re looking for short dresses, they have an abundance of cocktail dresses that fit the bill. But their specialty is long formal dresses. The price range is excellent for any budget. Whether you’re after something that sparkles or captures old Hollywood glamour, you won’t be disappointed.


Eesh Formals

15440 Ridge Park Drive
Houston, TX 77095
(281) 855 – 3377
eeshformals.com

Eesh’s website contains links to the sites for the brands it carries. As they say, if they don’t have it in stock, they’ll order it for you. So go ahead, look through their brands and find that perfect dress. No matter your taste, you can find something you love in store. If not, let them order it for you. Should you choose to have the dress ordered and shipped to the store, be prepared to wait six to eight weeks for delivery.


Glitz Formals

20036 Hwy 59 North
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 251 – 5000
glitzformals.com

Glitz Formals carries the latest designs from the hottest designers, including many that were advertised in Teen Prom and Seventeen Magazine. With dresses for everything from sweet sixteen parties to prom, there’s no shortage of dresses to choose from.


Formal Gallery

1712 Hwy 6 South
Houston, TX 77077
(218) 870-9771
formalgallery.com

Formal Gallery has been serving the dress needs of the Houston area since 1980. With a large selection of dresses to choose from, many at discounted prices, it’s a great store to discover that perfect look. And, if you don’t see something you love online, you’ll be happy to hear that there are many more choices available in store.


At Per Se Events, we truly understand the significance of this important milestone in your life. While you’re driving all over Houston trying to find the perfect dress, we can help you take care of the other details. Contact us for a complimentary event consultation, and we can discuss ways to make the event truly unforgettable.

Quinceañera Party Planning – 10 Things You Need to Do

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, by Patricia Reyna

Planning your daughter’s 15th birthday celebration can be overwhelming, given all of the things there are to consider. But, if you start early, the end result will be a perfect day for the entire family, and a memorable milestone event that she will never forget.

If you are at a loss for where to even begin, take a look at the follow steps detailing each stage of the event planning process. This process should typically begin 12-18 months before the big day.


1. Plan the budget.

The first step in the planning process is to decide just how much you’re willing to spend on the event. 

This includes but is not limited to the following: 

  • Venue rental fees
  • Catering and the cake
  • Quinceañera dress and alterations
  • Commemorative party favors for guests
  •  Limousine and transportation
  • DJ or mariachi band
  • Decorations matching the Quinceañera theme
  • Miscellaneous fees

If at any point you feel as though you may need help with the party planning budget, you may consider contacting an event planning company in Houston that can help you identify the appropriate event planning services for you.

2. Choose the date and venue.

Once you know how much you’re willing to spend, the next step is to choose where your daughter’s Quinceañera will be held. If you’re planning to host a large party, it’s important to book the venue as early as possible.

If your daughter’s big day is during the summer or during a peak month for weddings, you may have competition. So don’t delay your booking!

3. Choose a Quinceañera theme.

Before you even start buying decorations or party favors, or even thinking about a dress, make sure your daughter knows definitively what she wants the theme of her Quinceañera to be.

Some of the more popular themes are:

  • A masquerade ball
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Fairy tales
  • Grease
  • Broadway

4. Book photographers and videographers.

Some venues may offer a party package that includes photographers or videographers along with the catering and the music. While that may be tempting, the people hired by the venue may not have the same amount of experience as someone you hire, and work closely with, yourself.

The professionals who have a special interest in documenting people’s special days usually have better equipment and have more experience with capturing every detail. Do your research, and be sure to choose someone you feel understands the importance of capturing every moment of the event.

5. Choose your daughter’s court.

Rather than asking friends to be a part, it’s a good idea to choose people you can count on, who will be there for your daughter even if something else comes up. Don’t leave anything to chance, and be sure to ask well in advance of the actual event.

6. Find her the perfect Quinceañera dress.

Because alterations often take a while, it is best to pick the dress out at least 6 months in advance. This also gives you and your daughter time to find a dress that is uniquely her. Be sure to let her check out all of her options, and explore some of the best Quinceañera dress stores in Houston.

7. Book the limos and music.

If you’re planning to provide transportation for all the guests, book your limos and/or cars early, at around the same time you’re purchasing your daughter’s dress. By booking the transportation 6 months in advance, you might be able to receive the best offer and you’ll definitely be able to get your pick of vehicles.

Booking the DJ and/or the mariachi band now too is important. You want to make sure you can get someone with plenty of experience to make the night a success.

8. Order the cake and choose the menu.

Cake tasting is a good way to bond with your daughter before her big day. Plan an afternoon to sample different flavors and choose the design that best reflects both the party theme and your daughter’s personality.

As for planning the menu, now is a good time to think about what kinds of dishes you want to serve. Whether you choose to mix traditional with modern or pick dishes that revolve around a theme, it’s a good idea to know what you want to serve your guests.

9. Send out invitations and get a final head count.

Mail out invitations six to eight weeks before the event to allow adequate time for guests to receive and respond to them. Since you’re planning such an elaborate party, it’s best to know just how many people are planning to attend. Don’t leave this up to chance and be sure to provide guests with a convenient way to RSVP. This is especially important when booking the caterer, as it’s a lot easier to place a few calls now than it is to add an extra plate or two right before the party.

10. Get the decorations together, call the florist, and pay attention to last-minute details.

Last but not least, get your decorations together, set everything up with the florist, and book your daughter’s hair and nail appointments. At two months to the event, you want everything to be perfect. Your daughter is becoming a woman. Don’t waste the last couple months of her childhood rushing to get everything settled. This is the time to slow down and enjoy your time together.


If at any point in time you feel overwhelmed with Quinceañera party planning, you may want to consider consulting a Quinceañera party planner who can help take some tasks off your plate. At Per Se Events, we truly understand the significance of this important event in your daughter’s life, and we would love to the opportunity to speak to you about how we can help make it truly unforgettable. Contact us for a complimentary consultation!