5 Locally Owned Party and Event Spaces in San Antonio

With spring upon us, many of us are in ‘full-steam-ahead mode’ in planning upcoming celebratory events. Whether it’s a wedding, baby shower, bat mitzvah, quinceañera, or high school graduation, planning can be stressful and daunting. One of the bigger, if not the biggest, demands of event planning is locating a venue that will meet your needs and budgets! While planning an upcoming soirée, I found a few venues that you may not have ever heard of located in and around Greater San Antonio.

Ivy Hall

1127 S St Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78210

Located in the King William Historic District, this little gem boasts lush gardens with all the feel of a cozy backyard. The event space is a lavishly converted warehouse with elegant amenities that will make you feel like you just stepped into a lifestyle magazine. This hip yet intimate setting offers event space both in exterior and interior settings for all types of events. As an added bonus for your palate, Ivy Hall is exclusively catered by Tim the Girl!

For more information, visit the Ivy Hall website.

Josabi’s Acres

17200 TX-16, Helotes, TX 78023

If a rustic feel is more your style, then this simple but very elegant event center will leave very little to be desired. Josabi’s Acres sits on 7 lush acres of Texas Hill Country. It has country decor, romantic terrace, and soft string lighting, all of which give this venue a unique feel that sets it apart from any other outdoor San Antonio venues. Perfect for whatever the occasion calls for, whether intimate or elaborate, this venue has what you need. Features such as outdoor/indoor event options, ample parking, open courtyard, newly renovated suites, and a full bar are sure to make this hidden gem highly coveted!

For more information, visit the Josabi’s Acres website.

The Veranda

1746 Lockhill Selma Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213

Known as ‘the castle on the hill’, The Veranda is located in the heart of San Antonio. This venue was built in 1931 and designed by the same architect that designed The Emily Morgan Hotel in downtown San Antonio. It’s somewhat of a local castle that has several unique event venues to accommodate your special occasion. Say “I do” under a canopy of trees in The Veranda’s courtyard or hold your next business meeting in The Boardroom and make it a meeting to remember. Whatever the occasion, the versatility that The Veranda has to offer has you covered.

For more information, visit The Veranda’s website.

City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation

Did you know that the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of clubhouses and event spaces located throughout the city? From gazebos to clubhouses to pavilions, you’re certain to find a space that won’t break the bank no matter how small or large your event is. Check out our post here for how to book a CoSA park and what to expect.

For more information, visit the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department’s website.

Liz’s Events Reception Hall

2823 Hillcrest Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78203

Take the planning out of event planning and let the folks at Liz’s Events do it all for you! With their specialty packages for weddings, sweet 16 celebrations, and quinceñeras, you’re bound to find a package that meets your planning and budgetary needs. Packages include decor, DJ, catering, and much more! Visit one of their ballrooms virtually through their website or just give them a call to begin planning your event.

For more information, visit Liz’s Events Reception Hall’s website.

There’s a reason why event planning is ranked as one of the most stressful jobs anyone could have and is it any wonder why? Nailing down the perfect venue for your event as soon as possible will mitigate some of that stress. Start your planning process by creating a list of questions you want to be answered: date availability, parking, access, catering needs, capacity, etc., then give one of these local venues a call.