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:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Burt · Married on 10/30/2016
We just had a beautiful themed Halloween wedding and reception with 60 guests in the Copper Hall of Hotel Congress that would not have been possible without all the help and support we received from the hotel's event coordinator, Melissa Matriss. We are two busy people who are definitely not party planners but with Melissa's help brainstorming ideas, suggesting resources, keeping us on track, providing decoration accessories and so much more we were able to make this happen. We got many unsolicited comments from guests during and after the wedding about how nice the venue looked, how fantastic the food tasted and how attentive Melissa was keeping the event on track that day and checking in with people to make sure all their needs were being met. Melissa made the whole process so much fun we kind of regret it is over! (My wife says this review is not fully conveying how much Melissa soothed her anxieties and engaged with us warmly as a co-conspirator rather than a client in making the process fun and relatively stress free.) Taking a step beyond just the satisfaction side, I will also say we felt we got this excellent service at a very reasonable price and would suggest that anyone looking for an extraordinary boutique venue should take a serious look at the Hotel Congress.
Emily Moeller · Married on 03/16/2019
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!
Emily Alexander · Married on 12/29/2018
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.