La Cantera Resort & Spa, a country club and wedding venue in the San Antonio, Texas area, offers a luxurious location for a couple’s wedding. This venue is classic and a little bit country, built on the site of a former limestone quarry. Couples will find this club overlooking Texas Hill Country, 25 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite as many as 800 guests to their wedding at La Cantera Resort & Spa. The hotel has 28 event spaces couples can use for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers and engagement parties. The El Fortin Lawn has four connecting limestone arches that serve as windows overlooking Texas Hill Country and sunsets, making it a gorgeous location for ceremonies or wedding photos. The Esparza Lawn feels more like a backyard affair, if the backyard accommodated up to 500 guests for a wedding ceremony. The freshly cut lawn’s borders include building facades and trees. The venue has multiple terraces for a ceremony or starlit reception, including the City View Terrace with firepits and views of the San Antonio skyline, the Primero Terrace with a cozy modern fireplace and private bar, and the terraces connected to the La Cantera and San Antonio Grand Ballrooms. The La Cantera Ballroom can be divided into smaller sections or left open for larger weddings. The foyer’s floor-to-ceiling windows feature doors to the terrace and gorgeous views. The San Antonio Grand Ballroom has a private entrance and parking lot or can be accessed through the main hotel lobby. The grand foyer contains seven historic mission bells and large windows leading to the two terraces. Other patio, meeting room and grille spaces also open their doors to couples for their wedding celebrations.
Accommodations provide a place for couples and guests to rest their heads after the wedding festivities. An event concierge and a day-of event producer help couples with the planning and execution of their special day. Other services at this venue include:
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Edie Watson · Married on 11/03/2018
Where Luxury & Elegance is Taken Very Seriously!!
Henry Uribe was our contact from initial inquiry to the very end of our perfect wedding weekend - yup I said weekend! He facilitated the entirety of our rehearsal on Friday, complete with chairs in the actual location of our stunning Esparza Lawn outdoor ceremony. He also was there for the complete duration of our wedding on Saturday - including coming to the bridal-get-ready suite to see how I was doing and asked if he could get or help with anything. Lastly, he put together all accommodations for our Sunday post-wedding brunch for our guests. Flawless does not even hold a candle to the experience my husband and I felt we received with Henry and the stellar La Cantera staff. The food and drinks at all 3 events were (and still are) raved about. The facilities and luxurious accommodations for us and our guests is so far above what we had expected, we’re truly still in awe. After our literally-nothing-remotely-went-wrong perfect wedding day, my husband and I arrived in our honeymoon suite to find a chilled bottle of prosecco with two flutes, a hearty helping of each of our cakes (which we didn't get a chance to eat at the reception we were dancing so much!) with silverware. Every tiny detail that no other venue would have considered to provide, Henry did. Planning with him the last year and a half was a breeze. He provided an internet based editable venue space layout that made envisioning and planning our day incredibly easy. We threw a couple of last minute curve balls at him (such as forgetting to include my husband and I in our plated meal count, oops!!) and he took each in stride and ensured we were taken care of. He is a calm, warm presence and is truly gifted at what he does. Our day was perfect thanks to his endless efforts. Additionally, the La Cantera staff as a whole is a force to be reckoned with. From the bellhops who took our many decor boxes from the valet to our Friday night suite to our bridal suite to the reception site then back to the bridal suite - all with a smile and incredible personalities, to the valet staff who recognized both my parents AND my husband’s parents upon departure (at different times) who asked "How did everything go?!" we are just simply floored. The number of guests that were vacationing in La Cantera during our wedding weekend was immense but because the grounds are so well thought out and spread out, we never felt like there was a crowd at all at any point during the weekend. The only tip off I had that there was quite a bit of people was by checking out the kids pool during the day on Friday! Other than that, no one would have known they were hosting so many people! Bravo team La Cantera, you gave us the fairy tale wedding day and weekend we had always dreamed of. We couldn't be more thankful to have chosen the best option out there. Even better, we can't wait to vacation at La Cantera again to relive the love and attention we felt over our wedding weekend!!Sent on 11/13/2018
User4569430 · 2+ years ago
If I could have rated the service higher I would have. La Cantera went above and beyond the call of duty from the beginning to the very end. Stacey Chrisman was the main coordinator for our wedding and I cannot praise her highly enough! She is the best! The first time I came in I didn't know the first thing about weddings or what I even really wanted. She was extremely patient with me and started throwing out ideas and was guiding me the whole way without be pushy or overwhelming me in the slightest bit. Once we got the ball rolling and knew exactly what we wanted she was there to make our vision come to light. The staff, from the waiters/waitresses to the hotel lobby to the valet, was bending over backwards for my family, my husbands family and our guests. I had one guest come up to me on Friday night BEFORE my wedding and said, "The service here is like a dream." I can't say enough good things about having our wedding here. I wouldn't change one thing about that day. La Cantera was the perfect backdrop for pictures, the ballroom was perfect and the food was AMAZING. I could go on and on.Sent on 03/04/2015
April · Married on 03/29/2014
Working with Rudy D Quezada was amazing! He was so accommodating and he worked so well with my photographer Andre from Lens Out Loud. Everything was on time and well put together. it felt so good not having to worry about anything at all. I definitely recommend having your reception there! Thanks again Rudy!Sent on 07/04/2014
Just breath-taking views staffed by some of the Best San Antonio has to offer who bend over backwards to make your magical night happen, love them!!! The brides I create custom wedding invitations for rave about them too!
WE love working at La Cantera!! Its always been beautiful, and their staff is FANTABULOUS!!!
Elegant Events loves doing events (especially weddings) at La Cantera!! Whether large or small ~ they can handle your needs. With several locations to fit your party size - it is the perfect destination wedding location with many amenities to suit all guest!!