Looking for the perfect place to say “I do”? These establishments in the Coastal Bend are more than happy to help you tie the knot -- just give them a call!

Seawall Miradores

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“Miradore” is the Spanish name for the gazebo-like structures along the Corpus Christi Bayfront, mainly along the seawall. Each of the eight miradores commemorates the city's history and provide a beautiful setting that can be used for weddings, small ceremonies and photo opportunities. The miradores are available to the public and free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Find out more about reserving a miradore by visiting the City of Corpus Christi’s website here.

Botanical Gardens

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Have your love grow surrounded by the most colorful wildlife the Coastal Bend has to offer. The South Texas Botanical Garden provides numerous nature trails, flowers and unique exhibits with 182 acres of gorgeous flowers and wildlife, including a 2,600 square-foot butterfly house -- that’s a lot of potential places to say “I do” with a beautiful view.

Rose Garden at Heritage Park

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The quaint Texas Historical Landmarks in Heritage Park are the perfect backdrop for your love to bloom. The park includes the Galvan House, the Courtyard and the Lytton Memorial Rose Garden,­ which are all available for private rentals. For more details, call 361-826-3415.

Briscoe King Pavillion

If you’re looking for a place to have a reception, Brisco King Pavillion in Padre Balli Park is perfect. There is an expansive wooden deck system surrounding the north and eastern side of the structure and elevated dune walkovers that wind through the dunes, extending to the seating areas overlooking the beachfront. Tables and chairs are made available for use to customers. The facility has water, power, barbeque pits, restrooms and a paved parking area. The pavilion is an open-air structure available for daily public rental for gatherings. Head to this site for more information about reservations.

Art Center of Corpus Christi

Art Center of Corpus Christi

Home to local art in the Coastal Bend, The Art Center is dedicated to promoting an awareness and appreciation of local and regional artists. This makes for the perfect spot for art lovers to create lives. The Art Center provides exhibit space for events as well as additional spaces throughout the building, making it great for smaller weddings, meetings, receptions, workshops and classes. Find out more about reserving the Art Center for your big day here.

Texas State Aquarium

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Is your love like no otter? Celebrate your marriage “under the sea” at Texas State Aquarium. Don’t worry about booking entertainment--checking out the aquatic and sea life is entertaining enough! Inquire about weddings and private events on their website here.

USS Lexington


Some of the most important events in the history of the world took place on board USS Lexington. They still do! Lex continues to gain recognition as the most exciting special event venue in the area. The Hangar Deck alone has more than 40,000 square feet of convenient, accessible space where groups of 10 to 2600 can meet, eat, plan, honor, celebrate or do all of the above and more. For more information, or to book your event email the Sales Office, call 361-888-4873 ext 305 or 800-LADY LEX ext 305 or visit their special events section of their website.


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Of course, the beaches of Corpus Christi are always an option, whether it’s for a ceremony for two or 200! Check out the City of Corpus Christi guide for special events planning for more info on tying the knot with the sand between your toes. North Beach, McGee Beach and Padre Island are just a few of the beautiful settings for your beach wedding. For more details, call 361-826-3417.

Location isn’t the only thing you need to plan to get hitched. Need a limo for the big day? Not sure who to get to cater? For more things to remember or ideas on how to plan your dream wedding in Corpus Christi, check out The One Bride Guide.