Small Party Venues for Rent in Houston

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Top Small Party Venues in Houston

Are you planning to party in Houston but you don’t feel like throwing a lavish celebration for hundreds of people? We’ve got a perfect solution for you! Host a small party in one of the city’s venues and have the time of your life while surrounded by your closest friends! Check out the city’s cafes, small clubs, unique flats available for rent, laid-back lounges and rooftop bars with breathtaking skylines. No matter your occasion, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect place among Houston’s small party venues! Scroll through our listings and find out more about what Tagvenue has to offer!

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Small Party Venues Rental Guide

When it comes to gatherings, no place is too small. And a small place certainly doesn’t mean less fun! Choosing the right venue for your event is no mean feat but so is organizing the party to ensure your guests won’t forget it anytime soon! With Tagvenue’s help, the sky's the limit! Our filtering options will make it easy to find the perfect spot for your party - all you need to do is provide the price range, the date you’re interested in, the area, and number of guests, and you’ll be ready to start searching!

Once you’ve booked the perfect place, it’s time to prepare a game plan and organize a party of the century. For some people, working with a small venue can be quite limiting, which is why we’ve put together a short guide where you’ll find some basics to help you kick off the planning! We hope you’ll feel inspired!

Guide to small-space parties:

  • Don’t sweat the guest list. If you ask us, the size of the venue shouldn’t deter you from throwing an unforgettable party. We’re not saying that you should invite 50 guests to a place that can comfortably accommodate 25 - we simply mean that you should plan a party for all of your favorite people, even when the venue is rather small and the party will be intimate! Think carefully about who cannot be missed at your celebration and send the invites as soon as you know the details of the party: the date, the place, the theme (if there is one). A full room feels festive and special, while a big empty space with little clusters of guests can be a little sad. That’s why we encourage you to have a blast with a crowd that will fit perfectly in the small party venue of your choice.
  • Decorate! It’s totally up to you whether you go minimalist or maximalist with the decorations at your event! But we’ve got some great news: even tiny touches go a long way in a small space. Whether you decide on just fairy lights and confetti scattered on the table, or add some balloons and garlands to that mix, it will all look great and help to “wow’ all of your guests. Candlelight and fresh flowers are perfect for a romantic setting, especially if you’re hosting an engagement or wedding anniversary party! Add some pastel details and voila - a dreamy event is ready.
  • Feed your guests. The venue set-up and style of the party will dictate the menu. Once you’ve made up your mind about how the food will be served during your event, it’s time to decide what will be on the menu! Certain things are easier to eat while standing than others. A canape? Easy peasy! A steak? Not so much. So have that in mind when putting the menu together. There are also plenty of cuisine options around Houston, so, ideally, pick the one you like the most. Oh, and when booking a venue, ask about the catering options they offer: is there an on-site catering or should you sort the food out on your own? It doesn’t matter if you decide on a buffet-style event or a sit-down dinner, we suggest you prepare appetizers either way. Little sandwiches always disappear and people love nibbling on something when having conversations. It helps them feel like they’ve had something so they don’t have to starve themselves until the first course arrives.
  • Entertain! A small place doesn’t preclude exuberant entertainment! So don’t hold back on the fun you plan for the party guests! Over the last few years, photo booths have become a popular addition to all kinds of parties but if there is no space for a photo booth in your venue, we suggest you get a few instant cameras and put them around the place so that your guests can take pics throughout the event and bring some memories home. And how do you feel about classic party games? If you’re a fan, we suggest you set aside some time during the evening for a round of Charades or Two Truths, One Lie. For a truly special occasion consider hiring a bartender who will prepare custom drinks for you and your guests! One more thing: don’t forget about the music! Make sure there is something playing in the background and once it’s time for a boogie, blast out the best dance hits so that everyone can show off those great dance moves!

Small venues are fantastic places to hold memorable parties. The intimate environments they create are inimitable! What’s more, the guests feel more comfortable and can easily interact with one another since they don’t have to look for each other the whole evening. These venues can also host a wide array of occasions, from birthdays and engagement parties to bridal showers and weddings. So no matter what you’re planning, Tagvenue will help you find the perfect fit for your party. In other words: get ready to party in Houston!

Small Party Venues in Houston FAQ

What kind of small party venues can I find in Houston?

You’ll love Houston’s selection of small venues! No matter the occasion, you’ll find the perfect spot there. You can choose from bars, cafes, restaurants, small clubs and art galleries, to name a few. If you’re throwing an outdoor party, consider renting one of the city’s backyards, patios or rooftops.

How far in advance should I book a party venue?

It is advisable to book the place around 3 to 6 months in advance. This way you’ll have enough time to work out all of the details with the venue and organize other aspects of the party, such as sending invitations, preparing decorations, or planning entertainment options.

How much does it cost to book a small party venue in Houston?

Many small party venues in Houston offer special packages. The prices of those packages usually range between $15 and $100 per person. It is also possible to rent a place that charge minimum spend. Minimum spend rates start at $400 and can get up to $7500. (Based on data from Tagvenue.)

Where in Houston can I find the best small party venues?

Small venues for all kinds of events can be found around the whole city. However, some areas boast more of them than others. We recommend having a look around Midtown where you’ll be able to find unique places with both modern and traditional decor, as well as outdoor spaces. Uptown is home to elegant restaurants serving a wide variety of food, from steak houses to venues specializing in seafood. But if that’s not your vibe, there are also laid-back spots, for example, bars and cafes. Downtown offers all kinds of small party venues, from eateries and adjoining private dining rooms to bars and small clubs. And we can’t miss out on River Oaks - the area where you’ll find restaurants serving fantastic American comfort food but if you’re looking for a place to relish your favorite beverages, you can do so in one of the neighborhood’s bars.

Guest Reviews of Small Party Venues on Tagvenue

Shamecka Strickland
Booked Main Space at WildFlower Private Party
Wildflower Private Party was the excellent choice for my daughter’s sweet 16! Clean and spacious venue. The owner was so helpful! He catered the wings and they were absolutely fantastic! 5🌟!
Allison Whitty
Booked Entire Brewery at Elder Son Brewing Co.
Great atmosphere, intimate/private space, friendly bartender and owner, flexible with times and decorations, helpful, good variety of brews, indoor/outdoor space

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