Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress is an historic wedding venue located in Tucson, Arizona. Built in 1919, the venue carries a distinctive Southwestern elegance in a vintage style, featuring shining tile floors, arched doorways, elaborate chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows.


Our Private Events Director

Melissa Matriss, has a reputation for creating remarkable, one-of-a-kind events with passion, creativity, and an eye for every detail. Handling every aspect of planning, Melissa will give you the peace of mind that your vision will be executed from behind the scenes, allowing you to enjoy and relish in your special moment. From corporate events to weddings, intimate size to large parties, every event will come to life with us. Begin your planning today!

Services Offered
Hotel Congress provides exclusive catering and bar services for all events it hosts. It offers its services for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The hotel also provides event items such as tables and chairs, centerpieces, lighting, décor items, audio equipment, linen, barware, glassware, and flatware. It offers the following services:

  • Event planning
  • DJ services
  • Charming service team
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering including American, seasonal and local cuisine styles, with vegan and vegetarian options
  • In-house bar services including cash bar, limited bar, open bar, bartenders, a champagne toast, a signature drink, premium liquor, and more
  • Lighting/sound
  • Set up/breakdown
  • Hotel room discounts
  • Vendor coordination
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53 Reviews for Hotel Congress

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Emily Moeller · Married on 03/16/2019

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    Great experience, great venue

    My husband and I chose to get married at Hotel Congress because it is such an iconic venue and important piece of Tucson history. Their event coordinator Melissa is the real diamond in the crown. She is essentially a built in wedding coordinator. She is positive, organized, an excellent communicator, is responsive to questions and ideas, and worked hard to make our ideas come to fruition. If you don't have any idea where to start (like me), she will help you there too! If you need help finding a vendor, she will give you suggestions. The venue has many table decorations and she's full of ideas. On the wedding day she and her team kept track of our wedding party and got everyone organized and where they needed to be. I never had to worry about deliveries (cake, flowers, bouquet, etc) because her team had it all organized.
    We had a fun, beautiful wedding. I highly recommend Hotel congress and Melissa!

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    Emily Alexander · Married on 12/29/2018

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    Better than we could have imagined!!!

    Everything was perfect with Hotel Congress, and working with Melissa was definitely the best part. We did our wedding a week or so after Christmas, so Copper Hall was decorated with red and white poinsettias, along with Christmas garlands and wreaths, it was absolutely stunning, and perfect for our winter wedding theme. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. We asked the DJ to "get weird with it", and he totally did (and overall was probably the best wedding DJ we have seen), and the food was described by multiple friends as the best wedding food they've had. The only thing that went wrong: the day before during our rehearsal, we realized it was way too cold to have the ceremony outdoors, so we had to move it inside to Copper Hall. However, the event staff redirected everyone to the right place, and it was an incredibly smooth transition the day of. Recommendations: listen to Melissa for food/wine recommendations, do the tasting without your parents (we included them to make them feel a part of things and relieve some stress/confusion, but it kind of robbed us of a special moment), and don't stress the day of, Melissa's got your back!!! We were really able to make everything our own for our ceremony and reception, and we simply couldn't have had a better, more relaxed and smooth experience. It was an absolute blast.

    Groom here. Everything you read from the bride is true. My only additions would be the following: When you factor in everything that is included at Hotel Congress (DJ, Food, Bar, Table linens, chairs, decor, a very talented staff and coordinator, and probably some other things I'm forgetting), this is an incredible value. Not to mention what I can only describe as the "Tucson Cool Factor", which is hard to put a price tag on. There was one minor miscommunication with the menu tasting, and rescheduling it was a hassle (really, don't invite your parents). Once the mistake was realized, it was handled quickly and professionally, which is the best you can ask for. Understand that that was literally the only other thing that went wrong for us over the year of working with Melissa, including the wedding itself. We could not be happier with Melissa and Hotel Congress, and the wonderful time we had thanks to everyone there.

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Hotel Congress FAQ

  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,200.00
  • 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? $ 900.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 900.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 8.00
  • 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? 1
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Decor, Lighting, 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, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? June, July, August

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  • 311 E. Congress St. Tucson, AZ, 85701 See on map
    520-433-4437 (Phone number)

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