5 of the Best Special Event and Wedding Venues in San Antonio

Jean Jones
(September 02, 2014)


For those of you that are looking to plan a wedding or host a large event in the near future, San Antonio has an abundance of different venue options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something large and extravagant or something small and quaint, you’ll have no problem finding a gorgeous venue that perfectly fits your needs. To help make the search for that perfect venue just a little bit easier, however, we’ve compiled a list of some of San Antonio’s best wedding and event venues. Take a look!


1.The Woodward House
1717 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 732-4811

The Woodward House is the perfect venue for those looking for a place with classic beauty and old world elegance. Located close to downtown, the house has been the home of The Woman’s Club of San Antonio since 1926, and visitors are instantly taken back in time with its sophisticated Neoclassical design. There’s room to accommodate up to 175 visitors, and the house is ADA compliant as well.


2. Sunset Station
1174 E. Commerce
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 474-7645

Another historic venue worth checking out is Sunset Station. Built in 1902 to serve as the Southern Pacific Railroad Station, the former station now just plays host to special events after undergoing an extensive restoration. The restoration didn’t take away any of its charm, however, as visitors are sure to appreciate its elegant, yet industrial interior.


3. Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk
306 West Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 298-8042

Located right along San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk, the Hotel Contessa is considered one of the finest hotels in the entire city. With its majestic open-air atrium and lobby overlooking the Riverwalk, visitors not only get to experience the natural beauty of the river, but also the stylish, modern architecture of the hotel. Guests who use the hotel for special events are also provided a dedicated Planning Manager to help them coordinate their event.


4. Pearl
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 212-7260

Built in 1894 to serve as a horse stable, today, Pearl is one of San Antonio’s most unique event spaces. Combining its historic elegance with a modern, industrial feel, it’s hard not to love this building situated along the banks of the San Antonio River. The interior features modern décor with a rustic feel, state-of-the-art acoustics, and ambient lighting to make it the perfect venue for a large wedding reception.


5. Rio Cibolo Ranch
1101 Ulrich Rd.
Marion, TX 78124
(830) 914-3325

Located approximately 30 miles outside of the city, Rio Cibolo Ranch is the perfect venue for anyone looking for a country- or western-themed ceremony. Guests can choose from 6 different ceremony areas and 3 different state-of-the-art reception facilities for groups of 50 to 2,000, so you’re bound to find something that’s perfect for your event. If you’re looking for a romantic, outdoor wedding venue, Rio Cibolo Ranch is one of the best in all of Texas.

Have you ever been to an event at one of these venues? Would you recommend any others? Please share your experiences in the comments below!

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