Weddings

Hillside Boutique Hotel

Castroville, TX View map

About

"A place to come together"

If you're looking for THE location for your special event, your search ends here at Hillside. Our panoramic view of the Medina River Valley is the perfect backdrop for any occasion, whether it be a wedding, corporate retreat or social gathering. We have several spaces available, each one with very unique features. Come discover why we are considered the Texas Hill Country's best kept secret.

Minutes away from the outskirts of San Antonio, you’ll find historic Castroville. Known as the “Little Alsace of Texas,” Castroville is a haven for those who are looking to slow down, and step off the grid into the Texas Hill Country. Hillside Boutique Hotel is a peaceful oasis situated on a 13-acre hillside overlooking the rolling hills of the Medina River Valley. Renovated in 2018 by local-owners, the 38-room hotel boasts an on-site restaurant The Hillside Texas Bistro, the Barrel Room Bar, a Spa, and multiple event spaces. Rooms radiate the rustic charm of the Texas Hill Country with ornate headboards, lush pillow top king-sized beds, antique armoires, and beautifully patterned rugs and pillows. Guests of Hillside have the best of both worlds: a unique boutique hotel with unparalleled Texas hospitality while being a short drive from San Antonio. Have the wedding of your dreams with the convenience of a wedding venue and hotel. Our attention to detail and individual service allows guests to have an unforgettable and relaxing experience. At Hillside, we promise to make life a little better.

At a Glance

Hotel: 38 spacious guest rooms each with private balconies, custom artisan furniture, panoramic views, modern amenities, and luxury bath and body products.

Texas Bistro: Our on-site restaurant plays host to a menu that features a modern twist on Texas comfort food. Guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Evenings are best spent with a glass of wine in hand, enjoying the peaceful views on our wrap-around patio.

Spa: Open 7 days a week, our relaxing full-service spa delivers a wide-range of restorative body treatments, facials, and massages.

Barrel Room Bar: Home to oversized leather couches, historic photographs, and antique furnishings, the Barrel Room Bar serves craft-cocktails showcasing Texas-born spirits and local-craft beer, along with an expansive lineup of wines. This space is ideal for private events, receptions, and cocktail parties.

Arbor and Terrace: Perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, the Arbor and Terrace sits on the edge of the property and provides picturesque views

Pool: Our hilltop swimming pool area is complete with private cabanas and offers weekend pool service with craft-cocktails, local-craft beer, and select bites.

Location

Just 30 minutes from San Antonio International Airport and 26 miles from downtown San Antonio, Hillside Boutique Hotel offers visitors a relaxing retreat conveniently close to area attractions. Area attractions include boutique shopping, hiking and nature trails, golf courses, the Medina Lake, hunting, nearby shooting ranges, Medina River Winery, and Seaworld.

Hillside Boutique Hotel offers 4,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Our signature event space, “The Ballroom,” has the ability to adjoin rooms and comfortably seats 150 guests. Event planners have the option to create custom menus or choose from many of our packages.

Event Planning

We strive to work with our clients from first contact to final clean up. Let our in-house event team help guide you through a process that should be fun and exciting. We are here to make life a little better. Come celebrate with us. Click the link below to start the planning process.

Weddings

We are honored to play host to wedding parties, both large and small, and to celebrate one of life's most joyous occasions. We are certain that our setting will be perfect for those wedding day pictures and the convenience of Hillside's offerings make us stand out in the crowd. Relax knowing that guests don't have to leave after a fun night - we have everything on site; from catering, to hotel rooms and much more. Schedule your tour today!

Catering

On or off-site, our catering menu is extensive and flexible both in pricing and menu selection. We are accustomed to tailoring each menu to the needs of our clients and proud to do so in a passionate and creative way. We source local when we can and insure the freshest of ingredients. At Hillside we want to make life a little easier. Let us do what we do best - call us to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$800.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$800.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
September

41 Reviews

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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Asia Married on 10/02/2020
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    Perfect venue!

    After going to tour this venue out in Castroville, I knew this was where I had to have my wedding at. It is such a beautiful venue both inside and out. If you are searching for a venue with scenery, this is definitely the place you are looking for. Not only is it a wedding ceremony/ reception area, but also a boutique hotel. This is super convenient for couples who host a wedding that has a lot of out-of-town guests. Or even local guests who just want the convenience of the on-sight venue for the wedding. They also have an amazing restaurant on-sight as well that caters for weddings. That was included in the pricing for the reception as well! Raquel was such an amazing special events coordinator. We cannot thank her enough for all of her help and support for both leading up to our wedding day as well as on our wedding day!

    Hillside Boutique Hotel's reply:

    Thanks for the great review Asia! It was a pleasure working with you and Roger and all the family. And it was an honor to be part of your special day. You will forever be part of the Hillside family....Here's to your happily ever after❤ Hope to see you back in celebration for your 1-Year Anniversary!
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    Kim I. Married on 04/14/2019
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    Great venue!!

    I am very happy to have chosen to have my wedding at Hillside! Charles and the team made sure everything was perfect on the day of and stress free. I would definitely recommend ither couples to book this venue too!
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    Maria Married on 08/05/2017
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    Our weekend wedding was perfect thanks to all the staff! From assisting our guest with hotel information, setting up a pool party, and assuring all our needs were met everyday leading up to the wedding!

Awards

  • 41
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Team

Raquel Berryhill
Raquel Berryhill
Director of Sales & Events

So you're planning a wedding; how exciting!

You've come to the right place becaause I love planning weddings; it's always been my passion. Anytime there was a wedding to plan, I was all over it. A couple planning their dream wedding to start a new life together and share that day with their family and friends is so special.

It's a very important time in their lives and for me, an honor to be part of all the bliss. I enjoy working with my clients and making sure all the details are taken care of. I'm here to help you through all the steps. At the end of the day, my clients walk away full of joy, happiness, satisfaction, and a lifetime of memories. Let's CELEBRATE together!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Aly Am Paperie Invitations & Gifts Aly Am Paperie Invitations & Gifts Wedding Invitations

Amazing Venue and Views, this is what i hear from the brides i create custom invitations for...can't go wrong here!

Evettes Events Evettes Events Wedding Planners

This Venue is great! Beautiful scenic view and the staff is very friendly. Mr. G Spinelli has a great personality and charm that makes you feel at ease. You will love having a wedding here. I recommend any bride to check out Alsatian and will also refer my clients. Evette Soto - Evettes Events Wedding Planning service!

Spinelli's Spinelli's Banquet Halls

Great venue and the food is the Best Good job

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Map

1651 US Hwy 90 W Castroville, TX, 78009
(830)538-3200
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Hillside Boutique Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Hillside Boutique Hotel?

Hillside Boutique Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Hillside Boutique Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Hillside Boutique Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Hillside Boutique Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Hillside Boutique Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Hillside Boutique Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Hillside Boutique Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Hillside Boutique Hotel for wedding events?

Hillside Boutique Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Hillside Boutique Hotel offer?

Hillside Boutique Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Hillside Boutique Hotel offer for wedding events?

Hillside Boutique Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Hillside Boutique Hotel have available for wedding events?

Hillside Boutique Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Hillside Boutique Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Hillside Boutique Hotel is recommended by 78% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time and 4.6 in professionalism.

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