March 22, 2017

March 2017 Meeting: Passport Down the Aisle
March 22, 2017
11:00 AM CDT - 1:30 PM CDT
Ashton Gardens- West Houston
18002 Clay Road
Houston, TX 77084
Join Us for a Spring Bridal Brunch!

$25.00 Student member ticket
$40.00 after 05:00 pm March 20

$40.00 Member meeting ticket
$55.00 after 05:00 pm March 20

$55.00 Guest/future member meeting ticket
$70.00 after 05:00 pm March 20

$40.00 Visiting Member Ticket
$55.00 after 05:00 pm March 20

 Our third stop on our Passport to Experience takes us Down the Aisle! Don't miss this wedding focused brunch complete with the latest wedding trends, and a fantastic presentation about managing expectations by Jennifer Taylor! (There may or may not be a bloody mary and bubbly bar, too!)


Meet the Speaker: Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is the owner of Taylor’d Events Group, a planning firm that specializes in celebrations of all kinds in the Pacific Northwest and Maui. Since opening her doors in 2004, Jennifer has regularly been recognized as one of the top planners regionally and nationally by Wedding Industry Experts. Her work has been published in The Knot, Jet Fete Blog, Brides and Carats & Cake, among others, and is a frequent contributor to a number of industry sites and publications. She is also the creator of The Taylor’d Plan, a self-administered class for wedding planners to grow and improve upon their skills.


Brought to you by our wonderful sponsors:

Ashton Gardens Houston West: Host venue, F&B

Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria: Speaker Stay 

Aztec Events & Tents: Linens

HEB Blooms Design Studio: Florals

EB Inc.: Chargers and Draping

GTX Productions: Lighting, A/V

Edible Designs by Jesse: Dessert

Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production: Cocktail Hour Entertainment

C. Baron Photography: Photographer

Blo Blow Dry Bar: Braid Bar 

NuMe Express: Mobile Med Spa

Parking is complimentary and available in Ashton Gardens' private lot


Brunch Menu

Petite Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Infused Syrup

Serrano Ham, Manchego, and Quince Jelly

On a Brioche Crostini

Mini Parfait

Presented in a Shot Glass


Wine Country Salad

Seasonal Baby Lettuces, Plum Red Seedless Grapes, Grape Tomatoes, Shaved Prosciutto and Provolone

Shiraz and Dark Cherry Vinaigrette


Spinach, Tomato, and Parmesan Baked Egg

On a Grilled Filet Medallion

Cauliflower Hash

Mornay Sauce and Chimichurri

Potato Rosemary Bread and Pain Rustique


Bread Pudding

Bourbon Whiskey Sauce

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Gourmet Coffee and Teas

Future Meetings

July 18, 2018

Christmas in July! Holiday Trends Panel

July 18, 2018
11:00 AM CDT - 1:30 PM CDT

Le Meridien Houston Downtown
1121 Walker St
Houston, TX 77002

Laura Campbell (Austin), Lauren Twichell (Dallas), & Billinda Wilkinson (San Antonio)

August 15, 2018

Network to Net-Worth: Make More Money by Expanding Your Market

August 15, 2018
6:00 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT

Hotel Alessandra
1070 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77002

Speaker- Brian Leahy

September 20, 2018

Bayou Blues Libation & Culinary Competition

September 20, 2018
5:30 PM CDT - 9:00 PM CDT

House of Blues
1204 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77002

Annual NACE Houston Fundraiser

October 17, 2018

Beers & Ballots

October 17, 2018
5:30 PM CDT - 9:00 PM CDT

Karbach Brewing Company
2032 Karbach Street
Houston, TX 77092


November 14, 2018

Student Planned Meeting

November 14, 2018
5:30 PM CST - 9:00 PM CST

The Bouganivilleas
12126 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077


December 17, 2018

NACE Awards Gala

December 17, 2018
5:30 PM CST - 9:00 PM CST

JW Marriott Downtown
806 S Main St
Houston, TX 77002

Celebrating Houston's Best of the Best