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The Sam Houston Hotel

Houston, TX View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
51 reviews
$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 180 guests

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$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 180 guests

The Veranda is a historic banquet venue based in Houston, Texas. This modern-style location is perfect for couples who are looking for a hidden gem to host their special day. The renovated hotel has everything you need to ensure your wedding is a success.

Facilities and Capacities
The Veranda can accommodate up to 180 people. A cement tiled floor and a permanent canvas dome ceiling are just two of the features that make this venue unique. Garden-like ivy walls will serve as a picturesque backdrop while you say “I do.” To add a touch of elegance, couples can choose to incorporate a stunning floor-to-ceiling beaded crystal curtain. Brick walls, a hardwood dance floor and sparkling chandeliers complete the space. The venue can be used for both your ceremony and reception.

Services Offered
Located in The Sam Houston Hotel, the Veranda has many services that will add convenience to your wedding planning. The venue offers in-house catering from the hotel’s Pearl Restaurant. Couples will have complete control over customizing a menu that will fit their tastes and preferences. From cocktail hour to hors d'oeuvres and buffets to a plated dinner, the culinary team will work with you to prepare what you’re envisioning. The venue has all-inclusive wedding packages available that feature a menu tasting, a ceremony rehearsal hour, a complimentary suite for the newlywed couple and discounted room rates for friends and family. With their pet-friendly policy, you can not only have your furry friends in attendance for your big day but are also permitted to have them stay the night in the hotel.

Accommodation
You and your guests can stay the night in The Sam Houston Hotel. Guests can take advantage of the business center, fitness room, family packages, room service and laundry service. There are three room styles available, including guest rooms, suites and accessible rooms. Each room includes complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and a comfortable, at-home atmosphere.



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?

$14,000

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

$14,000

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?

$950

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

$950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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?

$52

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

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

180

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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51 Reviews

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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Donna Married on 10/26/2019
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    Great, professional, beautiful venue

    I love love love the vibe at The Sam Houston Hotel. You can feel the history of the building even though it's completely remodeled. Michelle Scrimger was amazing to work with. She answered all of my questions and I asked ALOT of questions! Lol She was amazing in helping us figure out the layout and just so patient. We got complimented on how great the food was at our wedding and how beautiful and classy of a place The Sam was. From the very start to the day after the wedding, the group at The Sam were just absolutely amazing. The chef himself greeted us at our tasting. We also had lunch there the day of the wedding (before the reception) and the head chef brought out our food and greeted us. The venue itself was gorgeous. At the Veranda, you get an 'outdoorsy-rooftop' feeling without the mosquitoes or humidity that Houston has. It is completely enclosed. The greenery wall that stretches from one wall to the other was gorgeous. I didn't really need to do much decorating except for our sweetheart table. You will not be disappointed if you have your wedding at THE SAM. We highly recommend! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT THE SAM FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING SO MEMORABLE!!!
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    Sara Married on 08/25/2018
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    BOOK THIS HOTEL FOR YOUR WEDDING!! Not only is the Veranda absolutely gorgeous, but the staff is amazing to work with. From the moment we visited the venue for an initial look to the morning after our wedding, they treated us like we were the most important people in the world. I felt so comfortable and worry-free during the entire process. They were responsive and worked with all of our requests. I could not have been happier with how everything turned out. Oh and the food!! The chef was wonderful to work with and all of our guests raved about the authentic taco bar we had! I could not recommend this venue more.
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    Brandi Married on 02/10/2018
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    Beautiful hotel and service!

    We had our room block at The Sam Houston hotel, and couldn't have been happier with the services. That provided us with a beautiful suite, accommodated a luncheon the next day for our guests in the Pearl Restaurant, and made the process of room blocking very easy for us. Definitely recommend!

    The Sam Houston Hotel's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Brandi! We hope you and your family and friends continue to celebrate life's future events in with us!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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This venue is such perfection, I couldn't even go into detail enough. Every wedding here is flawless and full of a knowledgeable staff with the Bride & Groom's wishes on their minds. What more could you ask for?!

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1117 Prairie St. Houston, TX, 77002
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832-200-8807

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