La Escondida Celebration Center is a natural environment outside of San Antonio in the Helotes area. Mother nature is the star with manicured and tall grasses and plenty of open outdoor space, this venue feels like a private getaway to a place of wedding magic. This venue can be found 40 minutes outside of central San Antonio, near the Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Facilities and Capacity
As many as 200 guests can join couples for their special day at La Escondida Celebration Center. Wedding ceremony site is surrounded by trees and fills the air with whimsical romance. Wedding photos are beautiful with nature's gentleness and strength in the images captured. The Starlight Pavilion hosts open air receptions with a twinkle of fairy lights as the sun sets. This white pavilion is clean and light, while the concrete floor keeps guests from worrying about sinking into the ground all night. This venue also welcomes guests for bridal showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners.
The staff is service trained and aim to provide everything couples may need for their big day. Many of the services offered by the venue can be found in the all-inclusive packages provided. This venue is also pet friendly, allowing couples to capture photographs with their own four-legged friends. Other services offered at this banquet hall include:
Bartenders serve outside alcohol provided by the couple to ensure that the selection is exactly what they had in mind for their special day. Catering can be served in the following styles:
Two changing areas include large mirrors for getting ready and multiple windows to ensure natural and even lighting.
28 Reviews for La Escondida Celebration Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
9 User photos
Alyssa Rodriguez · Married on 06/13/2020
Excellent Venue and Wedding Planning
Candy Berkley has been very patient with us while planning our wedding. My finance and I had originally looked for places that were reasonable and matched our budget. We found La Escondida through recommendations from FaceBook, so we decided to check it out. Candy listened to my vision, and was very understanding of what our budget was. We discussed options for a certain amount of guests, only to find out later that we needed to increase the guest amount. She was very understanding, considering we were planning our wedding in less than eight months. Only to then be thrown another curve ball in March. She again was very understanding and empathetic to the fact that I possibly was going to have to pause wedding planning for a few months, due to uncertainties of work and so forth. In May we decided to kick off planning again. I had asked about increasing guests once again, my wedding was scheduled for August. She kept me up to date with precautions the venue was taking to ensure our safety, in which I was able to pass the information along to the guests that would be attending. Unfortunately, the number of cases continued to increase. Just right before the month mark before my wedding, I decided to postpone. I was able to meet with her via Zoom the next day after my decision, and discussed possible new dates that were available.Sent on 07/14/2020
I love this place! She has vendors that work very closely with her to ensure that everything runs smoothly. For example, since I had to postpone, instead of contacting the caterer, it was a vendor of hers and she was able to reschedule that for me.
La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:Dear Alyssa:
Chris Griffin · Married on 11/09/2019
Wow, wow and wow!
I was the planner for a wedding there in November. The entire staff was friendly, accommodating and just an all around pleasure to work with. It’s rare you find this kind of service in a venue from the owner and the entire staff! The communication from the venue was always prompt and helpful. The venue and grounds were spotless the day of the wedding. The decor that was provided by the venue was on point and my bride was blown away! I definitely recommend La Escondida for your wedding or any event. I would gladly work there again in a heartbeat!Sent on 01/16/2020
La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:Wow, thanks Chris for your Review! We LOVE what we do at La Escondida - it's the natural place to be!! The wedding party and their family and friends comfort, happiness and celebration of their special day is our priority! We loved working with you and your couple, it was an awesome evening!
Victoria · Married on 10/03/2019
Victoria & Rafael
The wedding venue was perfect for our small intimate rustic themed wedding we had. Its perfect if you want to be close to nature and have the ceremony and reception in one location. The owner, Candy was very helpful and offered suggestions with the whole event planning. The venue is cost friendly and loved the DIY packages. The family and kids had a great time with taking pics in photo booth to kids running around in the grounds. Favorite moment is before the start of the ceremony. I was in the ladies changing room and my husband outside knocked on door and wanted his Pastor to pray for us. So we extended our hands through the door.Sent on 10/23/2019
La Escondida Celebration Center's reply:Dear Victoria:
La Escondida Celebration Center Price Rates
Special Upgrade for Off-Season or non-Satruday Bookings
Choose from one of the following to enhance your reception and please your guests!
Hard and Spreadable Cheeses with Fruit and Assorted Crackers and Breads.
Served as your guests arrive. Refreshed and moved to the Bar area for service after the ceremony and during the time that picture taking occurs.
Candy Buffets can be either Rustic, Nature or Glam themed. All Candy Buffets will have Hersey’s Kisses, and four other choices from our list! Small clear candy bags will be available for your guests to take home a candy favor.
A table with linen and multiple sterno heat set-ups with marshmallows on sticks, baskets of graham crackers, and pots of Chocolate or Nutella spread. Attendant to assist guests. Set up on our back deck or lawn area. Depending on wind/weather this set-up may be moved to the undercover of the Starlight
Pavilion or Pond Patio.
This Special Upgrade is valued:
for 75 guests - $ 222
for 100 guests -$ 295
for 150 guests- $ 443
for 200 guests- $ 590
Only one Special Offering per event.
Candy and her staff go above an beyond to make this location an outstanding outdoor venue. Their decoration and landscaping are beautiful. I highly recommend you check them out if you are wanting an outdoor beautiful experience!
Great Venue! Candy and her staff are Awesome to work with!!
We've had the pleasure of creating stunning one of a kind invitations for several brides using this facility for their Very special day. We have heard nothing but kind words about them...I would recommend calling them sooner than later to tour the grounds before your special day is all booked up!