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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Diane · Married on 09/26/2015
La Escondida is perfect for anyone who wants to get married in a beautiful, quiet, nature spot. Not only is the ceremony site beautiful, but the pavilion for the reception is very open and gets a great breeze. The staff at La Escondida did everything from helping organize food, dj, flowers, decorations, cake, etc. The owner knows a lot of people and is very willing to help in any way possible. I planned the entire wedding from Tennessee and never felt stressed at all about our wedding because they made it so easy. The venue is also very cost friendly for anyone wanting a beautiful venue without paying an enormous amount. In addition, the ceremony site makes you feel like you are in the middle of Texas Hill Country. So perfect and simply beautiful. I highly recommend this venue for both the wedding and reception.Sent on 10/27/2015
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Heather · Married on 10/20/2018
First of all, I want to start out with the basics.Sent on 12/21/2017
My wedding ended up looking like a Pinterest wedding and the only things I had to take care of were our photographer, DJ, alcohol, bouquets, officiant and attire.
Candy took care of everything else - included in the venue cost.
She provided the decorations, food, drinks, cake, hot chocolate/apple cider, tables, chairs, sparklers (for sparkler exit) and ceremony area. Our entire wedding totaled out to be less than $10,000 and it was GORGEOUS.
Like any wedding, ours had a few hiccups. We were married on November 25, 2017. Our color scheme was ivory, burgundy, green, and hints of gold. I chose a bouquet to reflect these colors, however my florist gave me peach, green, blue, and dark red flowers/berries with no solution to fix the problem. My bridesmaids ran to HEB to buy new flowers and one of Candy's employees actually fixed the bouquets for me while the girls and I got ready.
The other issue at hand was my groom. He had his bachelor party the night before our wedding (this was unavoidable as a few of his groomsmen arrived in town the day before the wedding) and long story short, he was still hungover before our wedding. I like to consider myself to be a laid-back person, but I was running on three hours of sleep and was VERY stressed out so I went a little "bridezilla" on everyone and was ready to push our wedding out a few hours so my soon-to-be-husband could get it together. Candy took the initiative to check in on him and then calm me down. She completely diffused the entire situation-something none of us expected her to do- and I'm still so grateful to have had her.
She kept everything running smooth and on schedule and I would HIGHLY recommend the gorgeous venue and lovely staff to anyone looking to have an outdoor wedding.
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Ana · Married on 12/02/2017
Working with Candy and La Escondida was a wonderful experience. Our event was not decided until the last minute; so we had very little ready. When we went to see Candy, she recommended most everything from DJ to catering service. Because of her professionalism and vast experience our event was gorgeous and memorable. During the event, she and the members of her staff were on top of every detail. They always made sure that our guests were happy and had everything they needed. The decoration was breathtaking and the service was above and beyond. I highly recommend this venue to anybody that is interested and celebrating a special event that you will want to remember forever.
La Escondida Celebration Center Price Rates
Enjoy a visit and take a free picture with Santa and Gusdolph the Reindog! Shop for last minute gifts from many vendors selling fun stocking stuffers and also handmade gifts! Children will enjoy craft making with Santa’s elves! Love chocolate? Partake in our chocolate fondue and other snacks in a festive atmosphere
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!