The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice is an elegant 1913 historic ballroom located in the heart of downtown Houston’s Rice Hotel. This gorgeous ballroom venue was originally the capital of the Republic of Texas, and is now a fantastic space ideal for a large event.
Facilities and Capacity
The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice is a unique space, able to accommodate large gatherings its main ballroom or smaller events in one of the adjoining private rooms, especially the Empire Room. The main ballroom is a luxurious 5,000 square feet ballroom with a 1,500 square foot parlor. This space maintains its 1913 design, complete with a full wrap-around balcony and covered terrace. The ballroom has an elegant lobby entrance with crystal chandeliers and you can prepare for your big day in the ballroom’s private dressing room. The spacious ballroom has 35-inch ceilings, a full stage, and a beautiful dance floor for celebrating. This opulent ballroom can accommodate 400 guests for a seated dinner and up to 800 guests for a reception. If you want all the luxury of this space with a more intimate setting, you can hold your event in the Empire Room. The Empire Room is on the same level as the main ballroom and can accommodate 100 guests for a seated dinner and 120 guests for a reception. The space comes with a serving bar, lofty ceilings, and a multimedia presentation system for any slideshows or videos you may want to present during your reception.
The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice is a gorgeous venue, with multiple service options. The venue has in-house event planning services and the staff is there to assist you every step of the planning process. The Crystal Ballroom offers the following services:
- Event planning
- Bridal suite
- In-house catering
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FAVORITE venue to shoot at!
We love to visit the Crystal Ballroom. The ballroom itself is beautiful and historic. However, there are so many other lovely parts of this venue. The balcony and the bridal suite are absolutely lovely to photograph!
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Crystal Ballroom at the Rice?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
What are the most important characteristics of Crystal Ballroom at the Rice in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Crystal Ballroom at the Rice for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Crystal Ballroom at the Rice offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
What services does Crystal Ballroom at the Rice offer for wedding events?
- Event Planner
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