"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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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 & Endorsements3 Endorsements
Amazing Venue and Views, this is what i hear from the brides i create custom invitations for...can't go wrong here!
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!
Great venue and the food is the Best Good job
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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?
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Hillside Boutique Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
At Hillside Boutique Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?
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What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Hillside Boutique Hotel for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Hillside Boutique Hotel offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Hillside Boutique Hotel offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Hillside Boutique Hotel have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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