Houston knows how to party, and now there’s proof that we’re really good at it. Several Texas event venues, planners, and companies have been deemed the best in the nation by entertaining website The Salonniere.
Authors of the website's new Les Pages list spent months compiling what they call the nation’s only merit-based system that dictates the country’s top event businesses and venues in 17 major U.S. markets, including San Francisco; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and New York. Texas, with picks from Houston, Dallas, and Austin making the list, has plenty to be proud of.
To determine who made the list, The Salonniere engaged influencers, such as society editors, fundraiser event planners, caterers, and event designers, and combined their industry expertise to pick the top florists, designers, caterers, and venues in the nation.
“Les Pages is based entirely on feedback from the nation’s most discerning party hosts and most knowledgeable event experts. Companies cannot buy their way onto the list. They must earn and retain their spot,” says Carla McDonald, founder and editor-in-chief of The Salonniere.
For a florist who can handle bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres for every occasion, turn to The Events Company, Events in Bloom, Fleur de Vie, or Johnathan Andrew Sage, who were all named top Houston floral designers.
A slew of the city’s most exquisite venues were also named to the list, most of which would be no surprise to CultureMap’s Real Weddings couples. Chateau Polonez; Hughes Manor; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Station 3; The Astorian; The Corinthian; The Crystal Ballroom at The Rice; and The Parador are the city’s best spots for weddings, galas, functions, and parties, according to Les Pages.
The list also shines a light on the people in America who are the absolute best-of-the-best where parties are concerned, McDonald says.
Proving there’s no party like a Texas party, Austin and Dallas picked up several honorees in each category. VIP honorees in Dallas include Todd Fiscus’ duo of companies, Todd Events and Avant Garden flower shop. Fiscus’ planning company designs everything from weddings to galas to corporate events with in-season and specialty blooms. Fiscus also does many parties in Houston.
Les Pages is a natural follow-up to The Salonniere 100, and together the two shine a light on the people in America who are exceptional at leveraging the power of social gatherings to enrich the lives of others. The Salonniere 100 celebrates the gifted connectors who host parties, and Les Pages honors the exceptional professionals who bring events to life.