Even though I am a Cypress wedding photographer, I love shooting weddings in Katy, Texas also. I wanted to share some info about this new venue in Katy called The Ark by Norris. The Ark by Norris is one of the event venues owned by Norris Centers. Norris Centers also has event venues in City Centre, and Westchase in Houston, as well as venues in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.
The Ark by Norris in Katy is available for all events but I have had the pleasure of shooing weddings there and wanted to let you see what is available for you for your wedding ceremony and reception. The Ark is located off Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway) near the Grand Parkway (99 Tollway) so you have easy access from any part of the Metro Houston area.
Wedding ceremony layout
The Large Ballroom at The Ark can be used as a location for both your wedding ceremony and wedding reception. This will save you and your wedding guests travel time by not having to drive from one location for the ceremony and then a second location for the reception. No traffic problems, no late members of the wedding party, etc. Smaller rooms can be set up for the wedding ceremony. This leaves the larger ballroom for the wedding reception. Other areas can be used as a separate dressing area for both the bride and the groom as well.
Once you are done with the ceremony, your guests can enjoy cocktail hour or gather in other open areas while the wedding party takes photos. After the wedding photos, you can enjoy the reception. The main ballroom has large windows for beautiful natural lighting (there are shades available for late afternoon sun also). Beautiful ceiling decorations, and with the natural colors of the venue, you can decorate any way you choose.
If you do a buffet style for dinner, you don’t have to have the buffet tables in the ballroom as there is room for them elsewhere.
In addition to room for 150-300 guests (depending on your room layout), you have plenty of room for dancing!
I’m honored to be one of the featured vendors at The Ark by Norris. When you are ready to book, contact them and schedule a tour of their venue. When you are ready to book a photographer, contact me and I will be happy to serve you!