Weddings

The Parador

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About

Guests 75 to 550

Built in 1928, The Parador stands as a testament to the architechtural artistry of a Distrcit Era. Marring Mediterranean Style with Byzantine detail, this magnificent building is designated as a Texas Historical Landmark, and is the last of it's kind in Houston's Museum District.

The craftsmanship in creating this stunning five-sided structure is evident throughout The Parador. Intimate spaces evoking a splender of yesteryear meet with the grandeur of stately lounges, echoing a place in time and a beauty that is timeless.

Today, this refurbished masterpiece is one of Houston's premier social and corporate event venues as well as private parties and seminars.

The building offers two large adjoining spaces, each with its own courtyard or garden, which can be reserved individually or used jointly to accommodate larger events.

Inspiring and elegant, The Duomo is the centerpiece of The Parador, offering a spectacular setting for over 200 guests. Light gently flows from its soaring thirty-five foot dome, bathing the exquisite space in golden tones. Deep-hued wood underscores the gracefulness of it three-tiered floor. Architectural details paint a picture of magnificence - through its arched doors awaits a covered loggia with an adjoining garden for guest to explore.

Quaint and distinguised, The Cloister reflects an understated elegance. Connected to the Duomo though carved wooden foors, The Cloister is a 3,000 aquare foot idyllic setting where 230 guests can congregate for refined dinners and unique gatherings. For a change of scenery, The Cloister offers a charming private court-yard where guests can socialize in an open-air environment.

A relaxing stroll through The Gardens reveals the outer beauty of The Parador. An enchanting environment, this stunning garden captures the attention of guests as they follow winding paths through a tranquil setting. Amidst the flora stand sculpted fountains, lending a refreshing aesthetic to the natural surroundings. A picturesque backdrop for a tete-a-tete or a quiet moment away.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

550

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

54 Reviews

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Recommended by 90% of couples
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    Clarissa D. Married on 07/20/2019
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    Dream venue!

    The Parador was a dream come true! Our February wedding was absolutely beautiful. We lucked out with weather and had the ceremony outside. Transitions to Cocktail hour and dinner were seamless, and guests were able to roam the space and enjoy all the beautiful details. The building and grounds are so beautiful you barely need to decorate. Pictures came out absolutely gorgeous as there are so many pockets of beauty at this venue. Highly recommend!

    The Parador's reply:

    C;larissa,

    We enjoyed working with you to make your special day full of wonderful memories! Many Blessings to you always!!!
    Sheila and The Parador Staff
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    Claire Married on 11/11/2017
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    My husband and I were trying to find a venue that has a church vibe but also could hold a reception. The Parador had it! We fell in love from the start when we walked in. We spoke with Stacey and she was hospitable and gave us the best tips on how to be budget friendly. Sheila was fabulous to work with as well! They have selected wonderful caterers to work with (we went with Cordua and highly recommend them! Darla was amazing to work with!) to make your wedding or event the hit of the year/lifetime! There is a beautiful garden outside to either have your ceremony or take pictures...the Parador has everything you need or look for! :) We really loved working with Sheila & Stacey too! They were both so down to Earth, taking care of business, but also building a friendship. :) Thank you both for allowing us to have our wedding at your venue! It was an honor! :) :) :)
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    Laura Married on 12/03/2016
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    The Parador was absolutely perfect for our December wedding. Sheila was so wonderful and helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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Map

2021 Binz St Houston, 77004
713-352-1631
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The Parador frequently asked questions

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

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

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

The Parador offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Parador offer?

The Parador offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does The Parador offer for wedding events?

The Parador offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner

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

The Parador is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in professionalism, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in average response time, 4.4 in flexibility and 4.4 in value.

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