Weddings

The Westin Houston Medical Center

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Westin Houston Medical Center is the newest hotel in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston's award-winning Museum District. Surrounded by the beautifully appointed Hermann Park and the lush greens of Rice University, the Westin Houston Medical is a newly renovated historic landmark in Houston. Known as an avant-garde architechtural icon, the hotel offers a luxurious retreat at the intersection of academia, arts, medicine and wellness.

Facilities and Capacity

The main ballroom offers 8,000 square feet with pre-function space, and can be partitioned into three rooms for a more intimate and customizable wedding experience. Our dedicated events team creates and personalizes your wedding celebration to your exact needs. Choose from a myriad of room configurations to fit your wedding vision including our Private Dining Space perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and more! The hotel environment combines authentic local influences, the subtle richness of its mid-Century home, unhindered natural lighting, cutting-edge technologies, and subtle human intervention to create a spot of calm in the busy heart of Houston. The emphasis of the design is on simplicity and wellbeing, with clean lines, earth colors and organically-inspired furnishings being hallmarks. Houston’s largest skylights, inspired by the work of Hames Turrell, offer some of the finest views in the city.

Accommodation

Empower your well-being in our beautifully designed guest rooms. You and your wedding guests will find respite amid the rigors of wedding planning at the Westin Houston Medical Center. Our 273 rooms include six king suites, 12 extended stay king suites, six queen suites, one presidential suite, and one junior presidential suite. Relax and indulge in privacy with the full line of aromatic and luxurious Heavenly Bath amenities. Then rejuvenate your body and mind with a sound nights sleep in our award-winning Heavenly Bed.

Other Facilities

Our urban oasis includes a dramatic rooftop pool with impressive views into Downtown Houston. The cosmopolitan retreat rises above the vibrant Houston streets and offers a tropical paradise with palm tree shaded sun loungers, outdoor bar and casual dining. The extended outdoor terraces create destinations for cocktail hours and social gatherings.

History

The Medical Towers Building was built in 1954, winning the Progressive Architect Award in the same year. Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill designed this venue, drawing inspiration from New York City’s famous Lever House. The Westin Houston Medical Center conference and meeting facilities are homed on the 5th floor of the mid-Century, award-winning, historically listed tower. The building has been restored to preserve its rich architectural legacy with an eye to the future.

Location

Westin Houston Medical Center is ideally positioned to serve the millions of annual visitors to the Texas Medical Center, Houston Museum District, and Rice University campus. With convenient access to the wider Houston area, you and your guests will have the city’s amenities at your disposal. Take advantage of our prime location in the cultural heart of Houston with a short walk or bike ride to 19 museums, gorgeous parks, and world-class entertainment. Explore Greater Houston with direct access to the METRORail at our doorsteps with lines to NRG park and much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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?

$1750

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

$1750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

13

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel
Restaurant
Rooftop

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
November

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    Rose D. Married on 06/05/2021
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    Great modern venue with helpful and responsive team!

    When we toured the hotel and venue we loved the modern and open design with the outdoor terrace area. We were able to see the rooms and suites which looked so comfortable, relaxing, and clean. It made us excited to have our guests stay here before and after our wedding.

    Kristina has been very helpful and knowledgable during the entire process of booking the venue. She is quick to respond to any questions we may have and the entire Westin team has been extremely pleasant to work with. We can't wait to have our wedding here!
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    Jackie P. Married on 02/20/2021
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    Can't wait for my wedding Feb 2021!

    Kristina and her team have been super helpful and responsive when I inquired about their venue for my wedding. We visited when it was still under construction so it was awesome to see the transformation once it was completed! I love the modern/contemporary look throughout the venue. They have this LED lighting in the ballroom that changes colors so you could save money by not getting uplighting. The location is very convenient for our out of town guests since the METRO rail is right outside for them to use for exploration. Best part is that the venue is new and right in the middle of the Medical Center. Who doesn't love the city views?! Perfect for a rooftop terrace ceremony during sunset. Looking forward to more wedding planning with this amazing venue and team. Thanks for taking care of us!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Team

Kristina Bontrager
Kristina Bontrager
Director of Catering

With over 12 years of experience in weddings and special events, there is no question I can't answer! I've had the pleasure of planning events at premier country clubs, wedding venues, and luxury Hotel's in the Houston area. My goal is to be as proactive and accommodating as possible on your special day!

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1709 Dryden Road Houston, TX, 77030
832-915-3447

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