With a history spanning over 400 years, the city of El Paso located in West Texas is rich in culture. A perfect city for a destination wedding, it is one of the most vibrant places with some sporting, music, dance, art and cultural events happening all year round. When planning a wedding in the city, there are some venues that feel like a home away from home such as The Vienna Ballroom, Los Portales, Grace Gardens Event Centre, and The Gage Hotel.
Planning a wedding in El Paso gives you some vacation and fun options for you and your guests. They have annual summer music concerts in the city such as Alfresco! Fridays, Music Under the Stars and Viva! El Paso. You can schedule this as a group activity for your friends to enjoy some Salsa, Jazz and Classic Rock music. As you attend the festivals, do not forget to sample some street tacos and the diverse types of dishes.
El Paso is surrounded by historic sites that you can visit before or after the wedding. Plan a visit to the Magoffin Home State Historic Site which is the only historic house museum in El Paso or the Mt. Cristo Rey which is favorable for group hikes. Explore these sites with your guests as a mini vacation.
Don’t miss a visit to the Artist and Farmer markets in El Paso! Your options are endless all thanks to an amazing selection of artisan products that you can get as souvenirs. It is also a good opportunity for your family and friends to get you some unique gifts for the wedding so make a point to schedule it in.
The rich history and attraction sites offer a perfect venue for your wedding. You get to incorporate some of the State’s traditions in your ceremony such as cowboy hats and boots, or you can have live bands at the wedding playing music that honors the Mexican heritage. If your wedding is not so formal, El Paso is the perfect place to embrace local traditions and add a twist of fun to your ceremony.
El Paso has been touted as one of the most wallet-friendly city to have your wedding. The expenses spent on wedding vendors and venue are lower compared to other cities in the State. Opting for a simple wedding ceremony rather than a black-tie event in cities like Houston will lower your budget leaving you more cash to explore the city.
Summer season is extremely hot and may not be suitable for an outdoor wedding. Fall has the least adverse weather extremes hence it is the best time to have your wedding in the City. It is also advisable to avoid setting the date around the country’s public holidays or major sporting activities to allow you and your guests to save some money. All these requires planning to avoid the last-minute rush for your guests.