Weddings

McAllen Convention Center

McAllen, TX View map
Rating 4.5 out of 5
   7 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

The McAllen Convention Center, which opened in March of 2007, was designed to capture the elements of its surroundings, with bi-cultural themes and tropical accents. The 18.5 acre complex features a 60,000 sq. ft. column-free exhibit hall and over 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in four ballrooms and up to 16 breakout rooms. The elegant building also features world-class banquet services and advanced audio-visual solutions. The Convention Center was designed as a multi-purpose event center that caters to anything from conventions to sporting events to board room meetings. The professional event services team specializes in making every event memorable, from ensuring every detail is perfectly handled to complementary Wi-Fi and onsite parking for meeting planners and attendees.

For more information, please contact us at 956.681.3800 or via email kpuente@mcallen.net.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3550.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1775.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$600.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

16

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Government Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
Rated
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Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Janet Married on 06/17/2017
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    The venue did a great job . Effeciant staff and good food. Very professional team. Flexible polite and dependable.Beautiful and elegant venue .

    McAllen Convention Center's reply:

    Janet, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear you had a great experience at our venue and with Centerplate's outstanding catering services. We hope that The McAllen Convention Center will continue to be your choice of venue for your upcoming special events. Thank you for choosing us to host such a special day in your family's life!
    Best wishes,
    The Ballroom at the McAllen Convention Center
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    Lisa Married on 07/09/2016
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    McAllen Convention Center staff made our wedding day special from day one. Our event coordinator Stephanie Ramirez was amazingly helpful during the planning. The staff is definitely there to serve you in every aspect and are always on top of things. My husband and I did not have to worry about anything on our wedding day or prior. Advice I would like to give to anyone booking this venue would be to make sure you understand you must find all vendors other than food elsewhere. (i.e., decorations, cake, photography/videography etc.) Food is provided via Center Plate and Karla and the rest of the staff do an amazing Job! The food is delicious!

    Thank You!

    - Gabriel & Lisa Garza

    McAllen Convention Center's reply:

    Gabriel & Lisa,
    Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear you had a great experience at our venue and with the services of Centerplate. We hope that The McAllen Convention Center will be your choice of venue for your upcoming special events. Thank you for choosing us to host your very special day!
    Best wishes,
    The McAllen Convention Center
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    Sarah Married on 07/08/2016
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    The best experience ever
    Very organize
    On time
    Very Profitional
    No need to remind them with your request
    Excellent coordination internally
    Excellent coordination with the out source service like decorations and DJ.. Extra
    Everything was beyond expectation
    Excellent hygiene
    Excellent food: taste and appearance
    The servants were very trained
    We felt we and our quests are very welcomed

    McAllen Convention Center's reply:

    Hi Sarah,
    We are so happy that you and your guests had a great experience at our venue and with Centerplate. Our Event Services team along with Centerplate pride ourselves on professionalism and the ability to create lasting experiences for our clients. We hope that The McAllen Convention Center will be your choice of venue for your upcoming special events. Thank you for choosing us to host your very special day! Best wishes, The McAllen Convention Center

Awards

  • 7
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Map

700 Convention Center Blvd. McAllen, TX, 78501
9566813800

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Location of (McAllen Convention Center)

McAllen Convention Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at McAllen Convention Center?

McAllen Convention Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At McAllen Convention Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

McAllen Convention Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At McAllen Convention Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at McAllen Convention Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of McAllen Convention Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by McAllen Convention Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Government Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at McAllen Convention Center for wedding events?

McAllen Convention Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does McAllen Convention Center offer?

McAllen Convention Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does McAllen Convention Center offer for wedding events?

McAllen Convention Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does McAllen Convention Center have available for wedding events?

McAllen Convention Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend McAllen Convention Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

McAllen Convention Center is recommended by 71% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.4 in flexibility and 4.2 in value.

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