Weddings

The Espee

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About

The Espee is an impressively versatile wedding venue situated on the edge of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Once affectionately known as “The Crossroads of America,” this retired train station continues to be a center of culture and community. Couples can choose from nine event spaces with the option to combine areas for a truly dynamic wedding affair. A sister neighbor to St. Paul Square, The Espee is an iconic gateway to a treasure trove of exciting eateries and bars. This hub for individuality and jubilation is a wonderful space for bringing family and friends together in celebration of true love.

Facilities and Capacity

The Espee has a rich history as the central connection to multiples states across America from California to Louisiana. Since first opening its doors in 1883, the famous “Sunset Station” has maintained its striking allure as a place for human connection. For the past two decades, this 20,000 square foot property has embraced its new role as San Antonio’s premier event space. Today, the venue offers an array of rooms each possessing a unique style and layout to accommodate concerts, festivals, and exceptional weddings. The Plaza is perhaps the most expansive option offering a multipurpose 7,500 square foot outdoor space. Couples are welcome to book The Plaza along with any of the other areas to host an extravagant gathering with little limitation on party size. With its twinkling lights and exquisite views of the city’s skyline, this open concept site is brimming with possibilities. Meanwhile, the Postoffice is tailor-made for fairytale weddings with room to host up to 200 guests. Steeped in tradition and simplistic stylings, this historic space is The Espee’s most affordable venue. For to-be-weds seeking a more all-inclusive space, the Banking Hall offers the ability to host two events with gorgeous sliding doors that separate the north and south end. Its rustic exposed-wood ceilings and brick walls make it a visually tantalizing site to enjoy any wedding day from start to finish. This flexible room can comfortably accommodate as many as 400 guests and it can do so in any style desired.

Services Offered

In the spirit of bringing people together, the Espee is always excited to see another milestone event brought to life. The venue collaborates with a variety of local catering providers that are happy to combine their talents into an exclusive culinary team. Bringing a diverse range of cooking styles and tastes to the fold, couples and their guests are sure to be in for a memorable wedding feast. These chef-led companies strive to use only the finest in local and seasonal ingredients to produce unique menus bursting with rare and exotic flavors. The Espee also boasts an eclectic mix of partnerships that afford couples a comprehensive list of decor, rental, lighting, and transportation options. Experienced and friendly onsite event staff are at hand throughout the day to keep things running smoothly. From bartenders to valet services, the options are endless so couples can sit back and enjoy the joining of their new community.

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?

$500

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

$500

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
May
August

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Christina Married on 01/01/2021
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    Wonderful Wedding

    We had a 300 person wedding and was filled with views, history, and entertainment. Recommend this to everyone whether you are having a 10 person event or 1000!
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    Ashley Married on 02/02/2019
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    The venue (place, catering, tables and chairs, bar) was one of the least stressful parts of the wedding. Everything was under one roof!

    This venue went above and beyond to make our special day happen. They helped us save money wherever we could. Gave us upgrades and perks when available so it would be easier for everyone! Was willing to talk through all the different options and was always available for the never ending questions I have! Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful or special place to get married. We wanted somewhere that was the heart of San Antonio and we found it!
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    Sheila Married on 06/24/2017
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    Amazing venue, staff, caterers and coordinators! Our daughter's wedding flowed seamlessly and was just beautiful!

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1174 E Commerce Street San Antonio, TX, 78205
210-775-1352
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The Espee frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Espee?

The Espee includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At The Espee, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Espee includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Espee, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Espee includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Espee in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Espee for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Espee for wedding events?

The Espee offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Espee offer?

The Espee offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Espee offer for wedding events?

The Espee offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly

What furniture and decorations does The Espee have available for wedding events?

The Espee offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting

What percentage of users recommend The Espee and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Espee is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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