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Sambuca Houston

Houston , TX
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LOCATION

909 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002 US (map)

PHONE

713-227-7423

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ABOUT US

We take care of everything, but I do!

-Rehearsal dinners

-Wedding Receptions

-Engagement parties

-Bridal luncheons

-Private... Read more
We take care of everything, but I do!

-Rehearsal dinners

-Wedding Receptions

-Engagement parties

-Bridal luncheons

-Private rooms

-Seated dinners or buffets

-Customized menus



Enjoy the casual sophistication of Sambuca. With private and semi-private space, and live music nightly, Sambuca is the perfect place to host your wedding festivities. From egnagement parties to rehearsal dinners, we will make your event extraordinary!

Contact us today! sambuca@catering.com Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I fell in love with this place the moment we saw it when we were venue hunting. We fell even more in love the day of our wedding. We held our ceremony and reception at the Crystal Ballroom and it was amazing. The staff is beyond attentive. The food was great and HOT when it was served to our guests (we had a sit down dinner, so temperature of the food was really important to me) Our guests are still talking about how great the servers were. It feels good to hear great feedback from our guests. I have never been to a wedding where the staff take your drinks order from the tables but the staff at our wedding did! No long lines to get drink at the bar because the staff was bringing you a new one before you finished the one in your hand. Sarah was our event coordinator for the night and she made sure we didnt go without!!
My husband and I fell in love with this place the moment we saw it when we were venue hunting. We fell even more in love Read more...
My husband and I fell in love with this place the moment we saw it when we were venue hunting. We fell even more in love the day of our wedding. We held our ceremony and reception at the Crystal Ballroom and it was amazing. The staff is beyond attentive. The food was great and HOT when it was served to our guests (we had a sit down dinner, so temperature of the food was really important to me) Our guests are still talking about how great the servers were. It feels good to hear great feedback from our guests. I have never been to a wedding where the staff take your drinks order from the tables but the staff at our wedding did! No long lines to get drink at the bar because the staff was bringing you a new one before you finished the one in your hand. Sarah was our event coordinator for the night and she made sure we didnt go without!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
OH MY GOSH my wedding was over a month ago and I swear that I am still dreaming about our dinner. The service at our wedding was amazing and everyone was so much fun and so attentive. My guests are still talking about how wonderful the experience was. I will be coming back for some of that Roast Beef.
OH MY GOSH my wedding was over a month ago and I swear that I am still dreaming about our dinner. The service at our Read more...
OH MY GOSH my wedding was over a month ago and I swear that I am still dreaming about our dinner. The service at our wedding was amazing and everyone was so much fun and so attentive. My guests are still talking about how wonderful the experience was. I will be coming back for some of that Roast Beef. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
3/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Crystal Ballroom is perfect! My wedding day was the best day of my life, not a single thing went wrong, and it was better than I expected. They sold me a package with the venue/catering/DJ/bar/photographer/cake. All the vendors are amazing, know the space, work together regularly, are familiar with the flow of events, and pull of an incredible event. Their pricing is lower than other hotels & venues in Houston & worth every penny! Jamie does the planning and is excellent. She’s very professional, is incredibly responsive, lets you put your own ideas into things, but gives advice on how to make your ideas better. She is very trustworthy, which is obvious once you meet and interact with her. The staff are incredible. Zack and Sarah treated us like royalty. They catered to everything. They kept us informed anytime it was time to move to the next event, and worked with us to push it back if we wanted. They thought of every detail, kept everything moving, and didn't let a single thing slip thru. The room is so elegant that no decorations are needed. The chandeliers are beautiful, the molding is incredibly detailed, and the draping on the windows is amazing. It is on the second floor of a historic building, has a built in dance floor, and a covered balcony. You have to see the space in person to truly appreciate it! The comments we have received from family & friends who attended our wedding are overwhelmingly positive, such as “this is the best wedding I have ever been to,” “your wedding was the highlight of my year,” “your wedding was like a wedding you’d see in a movie.” To not only have the best day of our lives, but to have given an incredible experience to our guests is such an amazing feeling. I cannot express enough how amazing the venue is, & how incredible the staff that work the events are. I feel so fortunate to have not had a single thing go wrong on my big day. I honestly would not change a single thing – it was perfect!
The Crystal Ballroom is perfect! My wedding day was the best day of my life, not a single thing went wrong, and it was Read more...
The Crystal Ballroom is perfect! My wedding day was the best day of my life, not a single thing went wrong, and it was better than I expected. They sold me a package with the venue/catering/DJ/bar/photographer/cake. All the vendors are amazing, know the space, work together regularly, are familiar with the flow of events, and pull of an incredible event. Their pricing is lower than other hotels & venues in Houston & worth every penny! Jamie does the planning and is excellent. She’s very professional, is incredibly responsive, lets you put your own ideas into things, but gives advice on how to make your ideas better. She is very trustworthy, which is obvious once you meet and interact with her. The staff are incredible. Zack and Sarah treated us like royalty. They catered to everything. They kept us informed anytime it was time to move to the next event, and worked with us to push it back if we wanted. They thought of every detail, kept everything moving, and didn't let a single thing slip thru. The room is so elegant that no decorations are needed. The chandeliers are beautiful, the molding is incredibly detailed, and the draping on the windows is amazing. It is on the second floor of a historic building, has a built in dance floor, and a covered balcony. You have to see the space in person to truly appreciate it! The comments we have received from family & friends who attended our wedding are overwhelmingly positive, such as “this is the best wedding I have ever been to,” “your wedding was the highlight of my year,” “your wedding was like a wedding you’d see in a movie.” To not only have the best day of our lives, but to have given an incredible experience to our guests is such an amazing feeling. I cannot express enough how amazing the venue is, & how incredible the staff that work the events are. I feel so fortunate to have not had a single thing go wrong on my big day. I honestly would not change a single thing – it was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Sambuca. We utilized the private space named the Mezzanine Room which was just remodeled. The staff were incredibly helpful, resourceful, reliable and personable. The costs was very reasonable and so much more reasonable than having a wedding in a traditional setting. Everybody loved thd food and we had live music for the reception that only cost $1 per person (entertainment fee). I highly recommend this venue. The experience was the best and I can assure you, you'll be glad you chose Sambuca. I sure am! Ask for Erica, event manager.
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Sambuca. We utilized the private space named the Mezzanine Room which Read more...
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Sambuca. We utilized the private space named the Mezzanine Room which was just remodeled. The staff were incredibly helpful, resourceful, reliable and personable. The costs was very reasonable and so much more reasonable than having a wedding in a traditional setting. Everybody loved thd food and we had live music for the reception that only cost $1 per person (entertainment fee). I highly recommend this venue. The experience was the best and I can assure you, you'll be glad you chose Sambuca. I sure am! Ask for Erica, event manager. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jamie D.
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Sambuca is a beautiful venue for an intimate downtown wedding. At our wedding, everything was perfect. The food was excellent, our bartenders & waitstaff were on the ball & our coordinator was THE BEST! Erica Storch made us feel like her only client. Her services were A list to say the least. We could not have made our wedding happen within 8 weeks if we didn't have her! Much thanks to everyone at Sambuca for making our day so special.
Sambuca is a beautiful venue for an intimate downtown wedding. At our wedding, everything was perfect. The food was Read more...
Sambuca is a beautiful venue for an intimate downtown wedding. At our wedding, everything was perfect. The food was excellent, our bartenders & waitstaff were on the ball & our coordinator was THE BEST! Erica Storch made us feel like her only client. Her services were A list to say the least. We could not have made our wedding happen within 8 weeks if we didn't have her! Much thanks to everyone at Sambuca for making our day so special. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Sambuca is the best kept secret for afternoon receptions. They put together an amazing package for us that included the food, cake, photographer, and dj. Erica did such an amazing job. The entire staff was terrific & accommodating. We were impressed with their vendors. The day of was perfect. They made the whole reception run smoothly. If you have are looking for a reception between 125 & 250 on a weekend afternoon, this is the perfect choice.
Sambuca is the best kept secret for afternoon receptions. They put together an amazing package for us that included the Read more...
Sambuca is the best kept secret for afternoon receptions. They put together an amazing package for us that included the food, cake, photographer, and dj. Erica did such an amazing job. The entire staff was terrific & accommodating. We were impressed with their vendors. The day of was perfect. They made the whole reception run smoothly. If you have are looking for a reception between 125 & 250 on a weekend afternoon, this is the perfect choice. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing! This is all I can say about this venue and its staff. Everyone was simply amazing. I want to thank Jaime, Paula and Sara for all they did to help my big day be so very special. You ladies rock! I couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you :-)
Amazing! This is all I can say about this venue and its staff. Everyone was simply amazing. I want to thank Jaime, Paula Read more...
Amazing! This is all I can say about this venue and its staff. Everyone was simply amazing. I want to thank Jaime, Paula and Sara for all they did to help my big day be so very special. You ladies rock! I couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you :-) Read less
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Jimmy
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We held our reception at the Crystal Ballroom. Sambuca Catering was AWESOME!!!! From the day we met with Jamie, over a year ago, we have been treated with top-notch service. As our wedding date approached, it got even better! From the tasting to arriving at the reception venue after the ceremony, we were treated like VIPs.

A week before the ceremony, we stopped into Sambuca to try the drinks and get some ideas for the reception. Coincidentally, we ran into Jamie and (again) were treated as VIPs.

As we pulled up (after the ceremony), we were greeted with champagne and personally escorted through the back entrance to the bridal suite. There we were provided appetizers and a moment to decompress and settle down before being introduced for the first time. Throughout the reception, we were constantly catered to (they seemed to find us wherever we were and always provided us with drinks and a cool towel). I can't say enough about the service we received.

Sambuca Catering truly values their customers and they go above and beyond to make you feel that way, and they do it at a reasonable price!
We held our reception at the Crystal Ballroom. Sambuca Catering was AWESOME!!!! From the day we met with Jamie, over a Read more...
We held our reception at the Crystal Ballroom. Sambuca Catering was AWESOME!!!! From the day we met with Jamie, over a year ago, we have been treated with top-notch service. As our wedding date approached, it got even better! From the tasting to arriving at the reception venue after the ceremony, we were treated like VIPs.

A week before the ceremony, we stopped into Sambuca to try the drinks and get some ideas for the reception. Coincidentally, we ran into Jamie and (again) were treated as VIPs.

As we pulled up (after the ceremony), we were greeted with champagne and personally escorted through the back entrance to the bridal suite. There we were provided appetizers and a moment to decompress and settle down before being introduced for the first time. Throughout the reception, we were constantly catered to (they seemed to find us wherever we were and always provided us with drinks and a cool towel). I can't say enough about the service we received.

Sambuca Catering truly values their customers and they go above and beyond to make you feel that way, and they do it at a reasonable price! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Christy
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Sambuca went above and beyond what I expected for a reception! I wanted a dinner party feel for my reception so we had it in the restaurant instead of the ballroom. From the moment we started working with Erica and her staff we were blown away. She wrote EVERYTHING down, she followed up with other vendors, she offered amazing menu combination ideas and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything on the day of. So much so that when we arrived she had a vodka soda ready for me, without my asking! It was as if she and her staff knew exactly what I was thinking the whole evening. I only had to think "I could use some water" and poof, there it was! I wish I needed to host another reception because I would do it all over again at Sambuca!
Sambuca went above and beyond what I expected for a reception! I wanted a dinner party feel for my reception so we had it Read more...
Sambuca went above and beyond what I expected for a reception! I wanted a dinner party feel for my reception so we had it in the restaurant instead of the ballroom. From the moment we started working with Erica and her staff we were blown away. She wrote EVERYTHING down, she followed up with other vendors, she offered amazing menu combination ideas and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything on the day of. So much so that when we arrived she had a vodka soda ready for me, without my asking! It was as if she and her staff knew exactly what I was thinking the whole evening. I only had to think "I could use some water" and poof, there it was! I wish I needed to host another reception because I would do it all over again at Sambuca! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Paola
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Empire Room, next to the Crystal Ballroom, at the Post Rice Lofts. Our catering was by Sambuca. We wanted a smaller venue for our intimate wedding, and the Empire Room is a fabulous option while still enjoying many of the perks from the Crystal Ballroom. The room has a beautiful terrace that we had tables for our guests on. Jamie Purpera was a lifesaver throughout the entire planning and the actual event. I was confident that our event would be wonderful, but I was floored by how perfectly everything came together. The entire venue is awesome, but Jamie pulls everything together. I am looking forward to having another event there.
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Empire Room, next to the Crystal Ballroom, at the Post Rice Lofts. Our Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Empire Room, next to the Crystal Ballroom, at the Post Rice Lofts. Our catering was by Sambuca. We wanted a smaller venue for our intimate wedding, and the Empire Room is a fabulous option while still enjoying many of the perks from the Crystal Ballroom. The room has a beautiful terrace that we had tables for our guests on. Jamie Purpera was a lifesaver throughout the entire planning and the actual event. I was confident that our event would be wonderful, but I was floored by how perfectly everything came together. The entire venue is awesome, but Jamie pulls everything together. I am looking forward to having another event there. Read less
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