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!
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:
60 Reviews for Hotel Congress
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Alan Van Epps · Married on 08/10/2020
Our Experience with Hotel Congress Special Events
Melissa Matriss, the Director of Special Events, for Hotel Congress did a fabulous job of setting up a morning after wedding brunch for 40 people--family and close friends of the bride and groom. She was energetic, flexible, a consummate customer-oriented professional who created a brunch with private bar that everyone raved about. We had people in our group who are vegans...that was no problem, as she included some delicious dishes for them. From meeting my daughter and me weeks before the date to discuss venue, menu and table decor, to being there at the brunch to troubleshoot any problems (there were none), she was an exceptional coordinator. If you want a memorable, incredibly delicious meal with great atmosphere, you will want to have Melissa Matriss plan and organize it.Sent on 11/28/2019
Stephen Ott · Married on 01/04/2020
Hotel Congress: Way Above and Beyond
We cannot recommend Hotel Congress highly enough as a wedding venue. We wanted to find a venue that was unique to Tucson and spoke to the history and connection that we have to this place. We also needed a space that could accommodate our enormous families with the kitchens, staff and experience to make our night unforgettable. Hotel Congress completely exceeded every expectation.
Melissa, the events coordinator, is a consummate professional who was invaluable throughout every step of the planning and execution process. She helped secure the perfect vendors for everything from flowers to photography and had a reputation which preceded her and excellent working relationships with everyone. She was helpful, communicative, professional, flexible, and meticulously organized. She listened carefully to all of our requests and made sure that every detail that was important to us was reflected in our big day. She even helped coordinate the wedding ceremony and the movements of the bridal party during the day. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and our wedding wouldn't have been nearly as beautiful without her help.
The reception was indescribably beautiful. The staff at Hotel Congress made sure that every detail was perfect and the space was exactly what was needed to make our guest feel welcomed and comfortable. The servers, bartenders, and support staff were unfailingly polite, professional, and hospitable. The food (planned and prepared by Chef Brian Smith from Maynard's) was absolutely perfect and we still have friends who are talking about it today.
We also booked rooms at the hotel for the wedding party on the night of the reception and the hotel staff were wonderful, helping us coordinate luggage and rooms for a huge group with ease.
If you are looking for a wedding venue with history, style, and a staff that will go above and beyond to make your wedding everything that you could want, Hotel Congress is the place.Sent on 12/28/2019
Trish Croaker · Married on 10/19/2019
When I say that Mel and her crew can work magic, I’m not exaggerating. She thinks of every little detail to ensure a flawless ceremony and reception. She solved all of our problems before I ever knew (and still don’t know) they existed. She’s willing to do just about any strange request from an allergy filled gluten free/dairy free family friendly menu, to requesting my favorite ice cream truck come in the middle of the reception. Mel and her team knew what I needed often before I asked and had smiles on their faces the entire time. I used to work in the wedding industry and asked one slightly difficult request, for me to only see the magic of Love and joy throughout the day, and not the behind the scenes chaos we’ve all worked so hard preparing. I can confidently say that they pulled this off with perfection and I was able to celebrate with my family without a worry in the world. I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to work with them and I’m even happier to consider her a friend now. I’d recommend this venue and more specifically Mel and her team to anyone looking to get married in a beautiful and lively downtown Tucson location.Sent on 11/05/2019