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Butler's Courtyard in the Historic District of League City is an award-winning wedding venue.

We are unique in the Houston area as we host only one wedding a day. This gives you the entire facility for your special day. Our staff will do everything possible to make your wedding day amazing. Enter your info below to instantly view the Butler’s Courtyard Wedding Brochure.

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Outdoor Spring Wedding in League City

Spring has sprung at Butler’s Courtyard and we are just over the moon with how beautiful our landscaping looks. We can’t just thank the gorgeous weather that League City has

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Cheers to 20 Years: The Butler Building

This year marks the 20th anniversary that Butler’s Courtyard has been hosting weddings and events to the larger Galveston and Houston area. We have taken time with our current team

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How Wedding Coordinators Make a Difference

A Wedding Coordinator juggles many tasks so that the Bride, her fiancé, family and friends can simply enjoy their engagement process, wedding planning and celebratory day.

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How to Choose the Best Wedding Date

Yay, You’re engaged!So when is the big day? Do you have a date yet? Have you started dress shopping? Will your dog be in the wedding?

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Hello, 2021 Couples!

We know you are out there and already wedding planning – congratulations! This is such an exciting time! I have given so many tours and something I hear pretty frequently

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Favorite Photos at Butler’s Courtyard

One of the reasons couples choose our venue is for the AMAZING photo opportunities! I love our venue because we are not the same 4 walls that you tend to

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Your Kids on Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. You want everything to be perfect and there are so many ways you can personalize your wedding

Wedding Questions You Don’t Expect

Planning a wedding is something you can’t truly understand until you have done it yourself. I have been in and out of the full-service wedding industry for almost a decade

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Ivory & Blush Vintage Haute Flowers Wedding

“The exposed brick, chandeliers and vintage mirrors on site were perfect for that antique vibe I was looking for,’ say the bride. And Jaclyn absolutely glowed in her diaphanous Maggie

Frequently Asked Questions

Historic Wedding Venue in Houston

Frequently Asked Questions

Butler’s Courtyard is a great location to host your next celebration, social meeting, or corporate event. Located in downtown League City, Texas, our facilities span an entire city block. We have several areas to accommodate gatherings of all sizes. Every event gets its own personal coordinator to help you plan your event and see that your needs are met.

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What is Butler's Courtyard?

We are an all inclusive wedding venue dedicated to helping Brides and Grooms have the day of their dreams.

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How many events do you do a day?

The relationship between your Dedicated Office Team is a journey, not a destination. We are constantly looking for ways to expand our ability to serve you and your clients. Hand-holding is not necessary.


After the initial training period, please don’t expect us to settle with the status quo.
Expect to be impressed!

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Can you hold my date?

In order to secure your date a $1500 retainer is required, which will be your first payment. This retainer is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

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Do you have payment plans?

Yes we do! After the retainer we will take non-refundable $250 monthly payment. Outside of those payments, ½ is due 120 days before your event and the other ½ is due 30 days before
Event.

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How many people can you accommodate?

We can accommodate up to 250 people indoor/outdoor.

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What is included in your packages?

The Rose Cottage and The Shop for Wedding Party, event coordinator, catering, experienced DJ, bride’s cake, punch, coffee, experienced staff, security, chairs, tables, linens, wedding ware, centerpieces, set-up and clean up.

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Can I hire my own vendors or must I select from your preferred vendors list?

Our packages include the caterer, DJ, wedding coordinator, and wedding cake. We have a preferred vendors list to help you find an officiant, florist, photographer, and other miscellaneous vendors. It is always best to use professionals that work consistently with the venue.

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Do you provide alcohol?

You are welcome to choose between our Bar Package for a $400 fee that includes the Bartender, ice, cups and napkins but requires the responsible party to supply beer, wine, and champagne . Or our All Inclusive Bar Package which consists of a full service bar company, includes Bartender, cups, ice, napkins and all alcohol/mixers. Cost is determined by guest count and type of alcohol served. Please call for more details.

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We are so excited to have you visit our venue! Whether it is your first visit, or your 5th, we want to share some helpful information so that you have the best experience!

“Where do I park?”

We have our very own parking lot! This is located off of 2nd street. When you turn onto Michigan, 2nd street will be your 2nd right (a paved road, not gravel). When you turn right, continue down 100 feet and the parking lot will be on your left.
Our parking lot is private parking. We do have police officers servicing most of our events/keeping an eye on our parking lot. If you need to leave your car overnight, you will not be towed. All we ask is that you leave it located in the parking lot rather than directly in front of our venue.


We do have parking directly in front of our brick building. This is a good place to park if you need front row access. This portion of our parking is gravel, so please keep that in mind for any handicap needs. However, we do have two bridges that cross over the gravel for wheelchair accessibility.

“Indoors or outdoors?”

We are both! Our venue is an indoor/outdoor event facility. Each event decides how they would like to utilize the space during the planning process. If you are unsure and would like more information about dressing comfortably, please contact us here.


If the event you are attending is planning to be outdoors: Our Gazebo Wedding Location is Open Aired. There is no coverage overhead nor any steps taken to assist with wind/temperature. Most of our weddings do take place at the gazebo. We will move the ceremony to a more desirable location in inclement weather.


For the reception, seating could be indoors or outdoors. Most often there is unassigned seating in both areas. Seating is first come first serve per location (rest assured there is a seat for everyone, just not a guaranteed place indoors). We have a beautiful white pavilion where we have our outdoor tables. There are ceiling fans overhead for the warmer months. In colder months we do provide some propane heaters, however, they are not at every table and cannot be moved once they are in place. Keep in mind, we are still an outdoor venue. These amenities do not transform the outdoor pavilion into a temperature-controlled environment. Please dress accordingly for your comfort level per season. !

“May I bring my own alcohol?”

Butler’s Courtyard does have a TABC License. This makes us similar to a restaurant or bar. No outside alcohol is permitted on site (including parking lot areas). If the event host has opted to serve alcohol, this will be provided by our TABC-certified bartender and will be limited to what the event host has specified for us to serve. Bar service could be a cash bar or open bar. Beverages are not passed, and the waitstaff does not take orders. Be prepared to show proper identification to our bartenders. If you do not have an ID, you will not be served. No one under the age of 21 will be served, even in the presence of their legal guardian. No shots will be served, and all drinks must be mixed (nothing “on the rocks” or “neat’). We have the right to refuse service to any person. Per TABC guidelines, if our bartenders or event coordinator feel a guest is intoxicated, additional alcoholic beverages will be refused, and water will be offered. Please respect our concern for your safety. We reserve the right to shut down the bar at any given point if our bar policies are not being honored.


In the event that a guest disregards our bar policy, the event coordinator will remind them of our policy and ask for the behavior to be remedied. If the problem persists, the guest will be asked to leave or assisted to leave by our included peace officers.
The bar will shut down, at minimum, 15 minutes prior to the end of the event.

Cheers to 20 Years

Cheers to 20 Years

Butler's Courtyard's mission is to exceed our clients expectations in the delivery of a once in a lifetime experience set in an environment of historic elegance.

Episode 1: The Butler Building

Episode 2: The Birth of Butler’s Courtyard

Episode 3: A Family Business

Episode 4: Then & Now

Episode 5: In Memorial

Episode 6: Vendors Along the Way

Episode 7: BC Couples

Episode 8: The BC Team

Episode 9: Bloopers

Episode 10: Cheers to 20 Years

Memories

Make Memories

At Butler's Courtyard

It has been a blessing to host so many wonderful weddings over 20 years. We have shared smiles and tears of happiness and made such wonderful friends. We are truly blessed to be in this business of joy.

Sarah & Darren

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Lexi & Jarred

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Katie & Greg

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Weddings

Weddings & Receptions

A premier wedding and reception venue in the Houston, TX area.

Outdoor Wedding Venues in League City, Texas

Butler’s Courtyard is an award-winning wedding and reception venue located in historic downtown League City, Texas. Its picturesque building and historic grounds offer the ideal location for the wedding of your dreams. The main building, constructed in 1909, adds historic charm with hints of industrial chic that provide the setting for a one-of-a-kind event.

Wedding Venue in League City Texas

Begin with an all-inclusive venue package and customize it to fill your dreams.

There is no reason to be overwhelmed. One of our all-inclusive packages is a great place to begin the planning and design of your wedding day. Our expert team will work with you throughout the process to customize your wedding to feel like you!

  • Team of experienced Coordinators to guide you in your planning as well as a Day of Coordinator to attend to all your needs and execute the perfect event
  • Use of 2 Cottages; Rose Cottage and The Shop, as early as 10 am
  • Choice of food & beverage menus with the option to customize and upgrade
  • Custom Wedding Cake you designed with flavors chosen in a special tasting
  • Our highly skilled service team will cut, plate, and serve your cake
  • Dressed cake table with specialty linens chosen by you to compliment your style
  • Chairs, tables, and linens- choice of white, ivory, or black with the option to upgrade
  • Variety of centerpieces, signs, and decor items for your use
  • Adjustable lighting our team will manage as the event evolves
  • Choose from our experienced DJs that utilize our in-house sound system heard throughout the Grand Hall, the Courtyard, and the Barn
  • Security Officer onsite throughout the Ceremony and Reception
  • Uniformed Venue Assistants to work with the Coordinator, set up ceremony and reception, greet guests, maintain restrooms, handle trash removal, manage end-of-the-night venue clean-up, and work with the meal service team to tend to your guests’ needs
  • The most valuable services we offer are set-up and clean-up. Your family and friends can leave without having to worry about sweeping and mopping floors! Our team will assist with packing and loading your car with all of your personal belongings, as well as your gifts.

We have preferred vendors who can help you with flowers, photography, and officiant services, simply add them to the package.

Packages

Our packages range anywhere from $9,000-$14,500 depending on your date.

Dates and rates, details about the venue, food and beverage packages, and often asked questions can be found in our brochure. You can also meet our team of experts who will meet with you as many times as you would like throughout the planning process. Closely working with you ensures you are happy and carefree on your special day. Get all of the details in our brochure. Download our brochure then book your personal tour!

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Your Perfect

Wedding Day

Enjoy your wedding day stress-free while we take care of you and your guests.

The Perfect Day

Beautiful venue and amenities and stress-free planning equals a Perfect Day!

Your perfect day will be full of fun and free of stress because we will work with you to cover every detail—from beginning to best wishes!

Butler’s Courtyard is an award winning wedding and reception venue located in historic downtown League City, Texas. It’s picturesque building and grounds offer the ideal location for the wedding of your dreams. The building, built in 1909, adds a historic charm with hints of industrial chic that provides the setting for a one-of-a-kind event.

Wedding Day

We host only one wedding a day.

This gives you the entire venue for your special day. Our team does everything possible to make your wedding day amazing.

ALL-INCLUSIVE VENUE PACKAGES

We do all the set up and clean up

Custom Wedding Cake you design

Menu of your choice included in all packages

experienced DJs and PREMIUM sound system

Stress Free Planning

Choosing a venue should be fun and exciting. It’s part of the perfect wedding experience!

Butler’s Courtyard has been hosting perfect weddings for over 20 years. Our in-house team and vendors bring years of expertise to ensure your wedding day exceeds your expectations. You, your family, and your friends simply relax and enjoy the moment knowing that even the smallest details have been taken care of.

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Download our brochure for detailed information and pricing.

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Join us for a personal venue tour. We will answer all of your questions and show you the amazing possibilities as we discuss planning and the visual design of your stress-free wedding experience.

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Once you’ve fallen in love with Butler’s Courtyard (and you will!), enjoy knowing your date is secured and you’ve chosen the perfect venue for your big day! Your first stress-free moment!

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Unique, natural and timeless setting.

Beautiful Venue & Amenities

MULTIPLE AREAS FOR YOUR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR WEDDING AND RECEPTION ​

historic charm with hints of industrial chic

Unique, natural and timeless Setting

Located in historic downtown League City, Texas

Packages

All-inclusive packages for your perfect wedding day

Butler’s Courtyard is a premier wedding venue in the Houston, Texas area that drapes your wedding day with historical elegance. We offer a wide range of all-inclusive reception packages and each package can be customized to meet your specific needs. Our packages do not include a photographer, minister/officiant, or personal wedding flowers. Our team of experienced coordinators can add these important details to your package or guide you in the right direction.

It’s not too late to book your date!

All of our packages include access to the venue starting at 10 am, Event Coordinator, Venue Assistants, Experienced DJ, Food & Beverage, Wedding Cake with cutting & plating service, security, chairs, tables, linens, centerpieces, setup, and cleanup.

Dates and rates, details about the venue, food and beverage packages, and often asked questions can be found in our brochure. You can also meet our team of experts who will meet with you as many times as you would like throughout the planning process. Closely working with you ensures you are happy and carefree on your special day.

Our wedding at Butler's Courtyard was amazing! We had our wedding in early October 2020. The ceremony was outside, and the reception was under the tent. Amber and her team helped make our day the wedding of our dreams!

--KL

About Us

Historic Wedding Venue in Houston

Our Story

Butler’s Courtyard’s mission is to exceed our clients expectations in the delivery of a once in a lifetime experience set in an environment of historic elegance.

Meet Our Team




Amber Murphy

Amber is the Daughter of Founder Nancy Richards and her husband Ronnie. In 2017 she purchased the business, along with her Sister Shawna, allowing her Mom and Janice Gunnin-Wilson to retire. Amber has worked at Butler’s Courtyard since it was founded and has had the unique opportunity to perform every task and experience BC from pretty much every point of view. She has been a Server, Event Manager, Bartender, Salesperson, Wedding Coordinator, Office Manager, Bridesmaid, Maid of Honor and even a Butler’s Courtyard Bride. She has the most experience as Office Manager where she served full time for about 5 years until the birth of her twins. When they were born Amber worked from home and came in as needed to help run the business.
Her favorite part of her job is the connections you get to make. Connecting with a Bride and her family to give them the best day possible is a huge honor and a fun challenge. She also enjoys the connection and her bond with her team and with the “Friendors” that have become an extension of her family.
She has spent most of her life in the area, is a graduate of Friendswood High School and Texas State University and loves League City.
“It is so great to be in a community with such deep family roots for us. My Grandfather had a grocery store here and it is so great to meet people that shopped there and hear their stories. He and my Nannie set a high bar and are really the roots of my family’s legacy as business owners in this town.”

Amber feels blessed to be a steward of the vision, mission and the culture that has been carefully developed over the years by Founders Nancy and Janice and says “managing the Historic property, contributing to the beautification of League City and spending my days “working” with my Sister and Teammates, that are now like little sisters to me, truly is a DREAM come true!”

Shawna Erminger

Shawna is the youngest Daughter of Founder Nancy Richards and her husband Ronnie, and Co-Owner of Butler’s Courtyard. She also has another Title: VP of Special Projects. Her strengths are in creative thinking and managing the unique projects and events we have going on. During and after college Shawna was the Director of Sales for BC before moving to Dallas when her Husband was relocated. There she started a family and now has 3 precious little ones. Since moving back she has reintegrated herself back into the business and it feels like she never left! Shawna is always available if the team or a Bride needs her. She participates in every Open House, Bridal Show and as mentioned above is heavily involved in any Special Project, such as the recent Bridal Suite renovation.

Her favorite thing about BC is getting to work so closely with her family, particularly her favorite Sister: Amber, and the team we have built that has become family.




Lindsey Logan

Lindsey is an oldie but a goodie! Having worked at Butler’s Courtyard in 2011-2014, she has seen many angles to the business. Lindsey rejoined the team in January of 2018 as Director of Sales and Marketing. Her passion for the business and what it offers to future couples is what drives her to meet as many new couples as she can!

‍ “Butler’s Courtyard has always held a special place in my heart. Not only was it a crucial part of my personal growth and development, it was a sense of belonging that I know God established for me. I want all of our couples to feel that same feeling.”

‍ Lindsey loves to be active outdoors and leads fitness classes outside of work. She was born and raised here in the Bay Area and is raising her own family right down the street in the Historic District of League City.

Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey also known as LT, is the newest addition to Butler’s Courtyard. She joined the team in February 2019. Lindsey was raised in Lumberton, Texas. Last fall she moved to the Bay Area with the love of her life, Aaron and her fur baby Mickey.

Lindsey has a rich history of working in the wedding industry. Since college she has worked at several Bridal dress shops which is where her love of all things wedding began! Her forever dream of being a wedding coordinator become reality when she walked through the doors of Butler’s Courtyard.

“It was love at first sight when Amber gave me the grand tour of Butler’s Courtyard. I consider myself an old soul and have always loved historic buildings and antiques. This venue is the setting where so many love stories begun. You can almost feel the magic in the air, it totally draws you in! It is such an honor I now get to be a part of each couples love story, and hope one day I can have my own wedding here at Butler’s Courtyard!”

Ronnie Richard

Ronnie and wife Nancy founded Butler’s Courtyard located in the Historic District of League City in 2002. It is widely recognized as one of the Houston areas premier wedding and reception venues. In addition to his current role at BC he loves serving his Community and his State. He is a Director and Past President of the League City Historical Society and has a passion for preserving history such as that found in the many buildings that make up Butler’s Courtyard. Additionally, he was instrumental in forming the League City Downtown Association, a group that is working to create a vibrant, safe, walkable and popular business and residential area in the old downtown area.

Ronnie recently retired after a 45 year career in the factory built housing industry, last serving in the position of Vice President of Marketing for American Homestar Corporation; a League City, Texas based factory homebuilder with 700 employees, three manufacturing plants, retail dealerships, a mortgage company, and insurance operations generating annual revenues in excess of $100 million.

Ronnie is a graduate of Clear Creek High School and holds a B.B.A. from the University of Houston, has three married daughters (two of which now own Butler’s Courtyard) and eight grandchildren. It is hard to pinpoint what he does for us here at BC because he does so much. Mainly he helps handle the finances and utilizes his decades of marketing experience to drive all the Marketing and Advertising.




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Cheers to 20 Years

Butler’s Court yard

Built in 1909, the Butler Building was the location of the first bank in League City. Over its history the building also housed a post office, cafe, hardware store, drug store, and had apartments upstairs.

Over time the building had fallen into a state of disrepair. Through the passion and determination of Nancy Richards and Janice Gunnin-Wilson, it has found new life as Butler’s Courtyard, a premiere event venue for the Houston area. This series of videos tells the story of Butler’s Courtyard.


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