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The Parador

Houston , TX
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LOCATION

2021 Binz St
Houston, TX US 77004 (map)

PHONE

713-529-3050

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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. Read less
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Anabel
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We just loved the Parador! Beautiful venue. Elegant and classic. Everyone was helpful and responsive. Their catering was phenomenal too. All of our guests were very impressed with the quality of the venue. Very accessible, close to downtown Houston. Easy access, plenty of parking, well maintained. Nice bridal room. We just can't say enough good things!
We just loved the Parador! Beautiful venue. Elegant and classic. Everyone was helpful and responsive. Their catering was Read more...
We just loved the Parador! Beautiful venue. Elegant and classic. Everyone was helpful and responsive. Their catering was phenomenal too. All of our guests were very impressed with the quality of the venue. Very accessible, close to downtown Houston. Easy access, plenty of parking, well maintained. Nice bridal room. We just can't say enough good things! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved this place for our wedding! It had everything that we needed! Just perfect! :)
We loved this place for our wedding! It had everything that we needed! Just perfect! :)
We loved this place for our wedding! It had everything that we needed! Just perfect! :) Read less
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Vi
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Parador recently and I am so glad we chose this venue! This venue is gorgeous! We fell in love with all the historical details and the beautiful garden in the back. The rental also comes with tables, chairs, silverware, linens, easels, table numbers, free tasting soiree, centerpieces (if you decide to use them), and most importantly...an event coordinator!

The venue also requires use of their catering service, Behind the Bash. Our coordinator, Christina, with Behind the Bash, was awesome. Throughout the whole process, she was very responsive to emails and flexible with last minute changes. She went above and beyond to make our day special and less stressful. All my guests said it was the best wedding food they ever had! The overall cost (venue and food) may be a little high for some, but I felt it was definitely reasonable and worth what you get. I would definitely recommend this vendor!
I had my wedding at the Parador recently and I am so glad we chose this venue! This venue is gorgeous! We fell in love Read more...
I had my wedding at the Parador recently and I am so glad we chose this venue! This venue is gorgeous! We fell in love with all the historical details and the beautiful garden in the back. The rental also comes with tables, chairs, silverware, linens, easels, table numbers, free tasting soiree, centerpieces (if you decide to use them), and most importantly...an event coordinator!

The venue also requires use of their catering service, Behind the Bash. Our coordinator, Christina, with Behind the Bash, was awesome. Throughout the whole process, she was very responsive to emails and flexible with last minute changes. She went above and beyond to make our day special and less stressful. All my guests said it was the best wedding food they ever had! The overall cost (venue and food) may be a little high for some, but I felt it was definitely reasonable and worth what you get. I would definitely recommend this vendor! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved working with The Parador, Sheila was great and Rebekah from Behind the Bash was wonderful! The venue was gorgeous on its own, but even more amazing once all of my wedding visions were added in for the big day. The facility is large in my opinion and I loved the fact that you get the whole facility when renting it out. The garden is beautiful as well, unfortunately it rained on my wedding day but they would be perfect for pictures.
Absolutely loved working with The Parador, Sheila was great and Rebekah from Behind the Bash was wonderful! The venue was Read more...
Absolutely loved working with The Parador, Sheila was great and Rebekah from Behind the Bash was wonderful! The venue was gorgeous on its own, but even more amazing once all of my wedding visions were added in for the big day. The facility is large in my opinion and I loved the fact that you get the whole facility when renting it out. The garden is beautiful as well, unfortunately it rained on my wedding day but they would be perfect for pictures. Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding and reception at The Parador. I fell in love with the beautiful architecture and loved the history behind the venue. It was early spring but the weather ended up being fantastic and we were able to utilize the gorgeous garden for our cocktail hour.

I can not rave enough about Rebekah with Behind the Bash, she is quite the pro at coordinating the event from start to finish. She helped keep the evening running smoothly, including a room flip! I originally had reservations about a room flip between the ceremony and reception, however Rebekah and her team made the process seamless. They were extremely helpful and made me feel at complete ease during the event.

I highly recommend this fantastic venue and wonderful Behind the Bash team! You will be in excellent hands with this seasoned crew.
We recently had our wedding and reception at The Parador. I fell in love with the beautiful architecture and loved the Read more...
We recently had our wedding and reception at The Parador. I fell in love with the beautiful architecture and loved the history behind the venue. It was early spring but the weather ended up being fantastic and we were able to utilize the gorgeous garden for our cocktail hour.

I can not rave enough about Rebekah with Behind the Bash, she is quite the pro at coordinating the event from start to finish. She helped keep the evening running smoothly, including a room flip! I originally had reservations about a room flip between the ceremony and reception, however Rebekah and her team made the process seamless. They were extremely helpful and made me feel at complete ease during the event.

I highly recommend this fantastic venue and wonderful Behind the Bash team! You will be in excellent hands with this seasoned crew. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding two months ago and I could not have been happier with the Parador. From the very beginning Sheila and Rebekah from Behind the Bash were an absolute pleasure. This place is absolutely gorgeous and I completely fell in love with it. Perfect place for a wedding!!
We had our wedding two months ago and I could not have been happier with the Parador. From the very beginning Sheila and Read more...
We had our wedding two months ago and I could not have been happier with the Parador. From the very beginning Sheila and Rebekah from Behind the Bash were an absolute pleasure. This place is absolutely gorgeous and I completely fell in love with it. Perfect place for a wedding!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved having my reception at The Parador. Misti from from Behind the Bash was amazing! Anything we needed during that night she was right there! Could of not asked for better service or a better reception!
I loved having my reception at The Parador. Misti from from Behind the Bash was amazing! Anything we needed during that Read more...
I loved having my reception at The Parador. Misti from from Behind the Bash was amazing! Anything we needed during that night she was right there! Could of not asked for better service or a better reception! Read less
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Alejandra
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue is beautiful, I was supposed to have an outdoor ceremony, but due to weather they shifted it inside. It was very nice nonetheless. They were able to flip the room for the reception, the room looked completely different! Me and my husband had an amazing time, we will cherish the memory forever! Thank you, Parador!
The venue is beautiful, I was supposed to have an outdoor ceremony, but due to weather they shifted it inside. It was very Read more...
The venue is beautiful, I was supposed to have an outdoor ceremony, but due to weather they shifted it inside. It was very nice nonetheless. They were able to flip the room for the reception, the room looked completely different! Me and my husband had an amazing time, we will cherish the memory forever! Thank you, Parador! Read less
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WYNONA
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Love The Parador! We were very pleased with the Parador. We love that everything was inclusive; table, chairs, wedding coordinator, etc. The bride and groom lived in Boston, The mother of the bride lived in Dallas and they made it as easy as possible for us. Everything turned out great.
Love The Parador! We were very pleased with the Parador. We love that everything was inclusive; table, chairs, wedding Read more...
Love The Parador! We were very pleased with the Parador. We love that everything was inclusive; table, chairs, wedding coordinator, etc. The bride and groom lived in Boston, The mother of the bride lived in Dallas and they made it as easy as possible for us. Everything turned out great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Perfect venue for our wedding!
Perfect venue for our wedding!
Perfect venue for our wedding! Read less
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Charlotte
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
This place is absolutely beautiful and would love to do another event here
This place is absolutely beautiful and would love to do another event here
This place is absolutely beautiful and would love to do another event here Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
An absolutely gorgeous venue. We were lucky enough to have sunny 80 degree weather in April for an absolutely beautiful outdoor ceremony.

Houston weather isn't always trustworthy and this venue was one of the very few in Houston that would host our guest count and also offer an indoor (inclement weather) ceremony option that was just as beautiful as the outdoor option.

The Parador has a relationship with Behind the Bash catering that are also fab.

For photos of our day and a list of our other wonderful vendors: http://www.stylemepretty.com/texas-weddings/houston/2013/08/19/vintage-garden-wedding-from-carlea-j-photography/
An absolutely gorgeous venue. We were lucky enough to have sunny 80 degree weather in April for an absolutely beautiful Read more...
An absolutely gorgeous venue. We were lucky enough to have sunny 80 degree weather in April for an absolutely beautiful outdoor ceremony.

Houston weather isn't always trustworthy and this venue was one of the very few in Houston that would host our guest count and also offer an indoor (inclement weather) ceremony option that was just as beautiful as the outdoor option.

The Parador has a relationship with Behind the Bash catering that are also fab.

For photos of our day and a list of our other wonderful vendors: http://www.stylemepretty.com/texas-weddings/houston/2013/08/19/vintage-garden-wedding-from-carlea-j-photography/ Read less
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HappyinHouston
Wedding:
3/4/2012
5.0/5.0
What a beautiful venue!! We wanted something a little different with a bit of history. The Parador was a perfect fit. The building and gardens are amazing!! The location is convenient as well, it's just a block west of the freeway. I urge you to visit their website and check out the pictures, you will not be disappointed!!
What a beautiful venue!! We wanted something a little different with a bit of history. The Parador was a perfect fit. The Read more...
What a beautiful venue!! We wanted something a little different with a bit of history. The Parador was a perfect fit. The building and gardens are amazing!! The location is convenient as well, it's just a block west of the freeway. I urge you to visit their website and check out the pictures, you will not be disappointed!! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
10/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The Parador is a beautiful place! Mysti and Sheila are wonderful and help to make your wedding day exactly how you want it to be!
The Parador is a beautiful place! Mysti and Sheila are wonderful and help to make your wedding day exactly how you want it Read more...
The Parador is a beautiful place! Mysti and Sheila are wonderful and help to make your wedding day exactly how you want it to be! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Parador. It is a beautiful place and the people who work there are great! It is all about you on your big day, and we couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate.
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Parador. It is a beautiful place and the people who work there are great! It Read more...
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Parador. It is a beautiful place and the people who work there are great! It is all about you on your big day, and we couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate. Read less
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j-dubya
Wedding:
11/7/2008
5.0/5.0
WOW! Our original venue (Bella Terrazza) closed down unexpectedly after Hurricane Ike and we had 6 wks to find a new venue. We always knew about The Parador but were trying to save a little money by using the all-in-one venue (using their vendors). Lesson learned: you get what you pay for! I'm not sure if this makes a difference, but it's family owned and operated and I only dealt w/ 2 women and they always knew who I was when I called. I cannot tell you how many guests later told us that it was the best venue they've ever seen. I promise, it's worth every penny on the rental fee (which is one of the least expensive in Houston) AND, don't let the fact that tables, chairs etc. aren't included. Several caterers provide them at a nominal cost. At the end of the day, we spent a little more on the wedding than what we planned, but I would do it all over again if I got to use the Parador!

*Feel free to email me for pictures anytime: jmbw76@gmail.com
WOW! Our original venue (Bella Terrazza) closed down unexpectedly after Hurricane Ike and we had 6 wks to find a new Read more...
WOW! Our original venue (Bella Terrazza) closed down unexpectedly after Hurricane Ike and we had 6 wks to find a new venue. We always knew about The Parador but were trying to save a little money by using the all-in-one venue (using their vendors). Lesson learned: you get what you pay for! I'm not sure if this makes a difference, but it's family owned and operated and I only dealt w/ 2 women and they always knew who I was when I called. I cannot tell you how many guests later told us that it was the best venue they've ever seen. I promise, it's worth every penny on the rental fee (which is one of the least expensive in Houston) AND, don't let the fact that tables, chairs etc. aren't included. Several caterers provide them at a nominal cost. At the end of the day, we spent a little more on the wedding than what we planned, but I would do it all over again if I got to use the Parador!

*Feel free to email me for pictures anytime: jmbw76@gmail.com Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
The Parador was fabulous!!! The place was gourgeous! It totally made the reception. Everyone loved the outdoor courtyard for cocktails and the spaciousness of the building! It was perfect. The high ceilings are beautiful and everyone loved it!
The Parador was fabulous!!! The place was gourgeous! It totally made the reception. Everyone loved the outdoor courtyard Read more...
The Parador was fabulous!!! The place was gourgeous! It totally made the reception. Everyone loved the outdoor courtyard for cocktails and the spaciousness of the building! It was perfect. The high ceilings are beautiful and everyone loved it! Read less
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Patricia Opurum
Wedding:
1/5/2008
5.0/5.0
The Parador was amazing. I had narrowed my choices down to two venues and I let my husband choose. I was a little worried because you only get the facility with the rental. However, all of our vendors were excellent and they were able to bring out the beauty of this venue. When I walked down the aisle the Parador lighting was amazing. I looked at the architechure of the building and it took my breath away. It was unique and totally different. All of our guests were blown away by its beauty. Our wedding was so magical and the parador was a huge element in making that happen. Sheila Wells also catered to our needs as much as she could.
The Parador was amazing. I had narrowed my choices down to two venues and I let my husband choose. I was a little worried Read more...
The Parador was amazing. I had narrowed my choices down to two venues and I let my husband choose. I was a little worried because you only get the facility with the rental. However, all of our vendors were excellent and they were able to bring out the beauty of this venue. When I walked down the aisle the Parador lighting was amazing. I looked at the architechure of the building and it took my breath away. It was unique and totally different. All of our guests were blown away by its beauty. Our wedding was so magical and the parador was a huge element in making that happen. Sheila Wells also catered to our needs as much as she could. Read less
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Phyllis
Wedding:
6/2/2007
5.0/5.0
The location was the highlight of the wedding. Facilities exceeded our expectations. Guests loved the location. Staff was exemplary!
The location was the highlight of the wedding. Facilities exceeded our expectations. Guests loved the location. Staff was Read more...
The location was the highlight of the wedding. Facilities exceeded our expectations. Guests loved the location. Staff was exemplary! Read less
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Sharlette
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.9/5.0
The Parador was the perfect place for our Spring wedding. The gardens were in full bloom for our ceremony. We didn't even have to add any extra florals to the garden. It was gorgeous as is!

Sheila was great to work with for our wedding/reception. She was always quick to respond to our questions. We wanted to webcast our wedding for my groom's grandmother who was unable to travel, and Sheila and her team went above and beyond to help us make it happen.

When you book The Parador, catering is provided by Behind the Bash. They were great to work with as well. Our coordinator Rebekah was on top of things and I was totally able to relax and enjoy my day. Everything at the Parador was smooth from start to finish. It is a wonderful venue if you are looking for a great venue in Houston with an outstanding staff!
The Parador was the perfect place for our Spring wedding. The gardens were in full bloom for our ceremony. We didn't even Read more...
The Parador was the perfect place for our Spring wedding. The gardens were in full bloom for our ceremony. We didn't even have to add any extra florals to the garden. It was gorgeous as is!

Sheila was great to work with for our wedding/reception. She was always quick to respond to our questions. We wanted to webcast our wedding for my groom's grandmother who was unable to travel, and Sheila and her team went above and beyond to help us make it happen.

When you book The Parador, catering is provided by Behind the Bash. They were great to work with as well. Our coordinator Rebekah was on top of things and I was totally able to relax and enjoy my day. Everything at the Parador was smooth from start to finish. It is a wonderful venue if you are looking for a great venue in Houston with an outstanding staff! Read less
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XW
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.9/5.0
Beautiful venue – my husband and I were really happy with the Parador. The Parador has a lot of character, and the architecture makes for gorgeous photos. I love the color of the Parador’s walls – the pinkish/tawny color really makes your dress pop (I’ve found that venues with white or cream colored walls cause the wedding dress to blend into the walls in photos). Your photographers can get really creative with photos thanks to the different indoor and outdoor spaces, and the Parador’s many arches and lovely doorways make for great natural “frames.” The bridal suite is large and well furnished and the groom’s suite has this stunning blue Mediterranean tile. We had our ceremony in the garden, which was beginning to look quite lush by the time of our wedding (late March). The garden is taken care of quite well, and is charmingly lit at night. As an added plus, guests have free parking right next to the venue.

For the reception, we had our bar and photo lounge set up in one of the nooks by the window, which was great because guests could see the dance floor at all times. The buffet set up in the cloister worked wonderfully. We loved that the venue was spacious, but felt full and intimate even with only 100 guests.

A few caveats – a few planes flew overhead during the ceremony (likely because of the Parador’s proximity to Hobby Airport), which drowned out the mic, but this wasn’t a huge deal. You can also hear the cars on 288, but, again, you don’t really notice this at all. A huge storage building recently popped up across the street from the Parador, which doesn’t make for the prettiest backdrop (though guests face the opposite way during the ceremony), but we asked our photographers in advance to try to avoid capturing the building in photos.

Lastly, Behind the Bash is the only catering option for the Parador, but we have nothing but great things to say about BTB!
Beautiful venue – my husband and I were really happy with the Parador. The Parador has a lot of character, and the Read more...
Beautiful venue – my husband and I were really happy with the Parador. The Parador has a lot of character, and the architecture makes for gorgeous photos. I love the color of the Parador’s walls – the pinkish/tawny color really makes your dress pop (I’ve found that venues with white or cream colored walls cause the wedding dress to blend into the walls in photos). Your photographers can get really creative with photos thanks to the different indoor and outdoor spaces, and the Parador’s many arches and lovely doorways make for great natural “frames.” The bridal suite is large and well furnished and the groom’s suite has this stunning blue Mediterranean tile. We had our ceremony in the garden, which was beginning to look quite lush by the time of our wedding (late March). The garden is taken care of quite well, and is charmingly lit at night. As an added plus, guests have free parking right next to the venue.

For the reception, we had our bar and photo lounge set up in one of the nooks by the window, which was great because guests could see the dance floor at all times. The buffet set up in the cloister worked wonderfully. We loved that the venue was spacious, but felt full and intimate even with only 100 guests.

A few caveats – a few planes flew overhead during the ceremony (likely because of the Parador’s proximity to Hobby Airport), which drowned out the mic, but this wasn’t a huge deal. You can also hear the cars on 288, but, again, you don’t really notice this at all. A huge storage building recently popped up across the street from the Parador, which doesn’t make for the prettiest backdrop (though guests face the opposite way during the ceremony), but we asked our photographers in advance to try to avoid capturing the building in photos.

Lastly, Behind the Bash is the only catering option for the Parador, but we have nothing but great things to say about BTB! Read less
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sherpa
Wedding:
3/9/2008
4.8/5.0
The Parador is great for those who are looking for venues near the Museum District. You get the most of your money as you get to utilize the whole space, and not just any particular room, like hotels. The value for Sunday weddings are great - half of a Saturday weddings.
The Parador is great for those who are looking for venues near the Museum District. You get the most of your money as you Read more...
The Parador is great for those who are looking for venues near the Museum District. You get the most of your money as you get to utilize the whole space, and not just any particular room, like hotels. The value for Sunday weddings are great - half of a Saturday weddings. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
I was married at the Parador 5 days ago, and could not have been more pleased with the venue. Sheila and her team did an amazing job at making me feel at ease, answering all of my questions, and pulling off a fantastic event. If you are looking for a venue that has indoor and outdoor space in the middle of Houston, this is the place. Our wedding had around 165 guests and there was plenty of space for everyone to sit, mingle and dance without feeling squished. The building is beautiful, especially on the inside, and the courtyard in the back is stunning. All of our guests commented on what a great venue the Parador was and what a fantastic time they had. I would highly recommend the Parador for a wedding.
I was married at the Parador 5 days ago, and could not have been more pleased with the venue. Sheila and her team did an Read more...
I was married at the Parador 5 days ago, and could not have been more pleased with the venue. Sheila and her team did an amazing job at making me feel at ease, answering all of my questions, and pulling off a fantastic event. If you are looking for a venue that has indoor and outdoor space in the middle of Houston, this is the place. Our wedding had around 165 guests and there was plenty of space for everyone to sit, mingle and dance without feeling squished. The building is beautiful, especially on the inside, and the courtyard in the back is stunning. All of our guests commented on what a great venue the Parador was and what a fantastic time they had. I would highly recommend the Parador for a wedding. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
4/9/2010
4.7/5.0
The Parador is absolutely gorgeous and was a perfect place for both the ceremony and the reception. The gardens were blooming and the weather was wonderful. Since our wedding was relatively small and we did not have a buffet, we only rented the Duomo and it was a great size for us. We had our ceremony and cocktails in the garden, but I'm not sure that more than 125 could be seated in the garden.The manager, Sheila, is easy to work with and the food from Behind the Bash was incredible. (When we booked, they had an approved list of caterers, but since then BTB is now the only caterer.) My only hesitation was that we felt that the rental price was a little high considering that the only thing included is use of the facility, but we decided to go for it anyway because we loved the location.
The Parador is absolutely gorgeous and was a perfect place for both the ceremony and the reception. The gardens were Read more...
The Parador is absolutely gorgeous and was a perfect place for both the ceremony and the reception. The gardens were blooming and the weather was wonderful. Since our wedding was relatively small and we did not have a buffet, we only rented the Duomo and it was a great size for us. We had our ceremony and cocktails in the garden, but I'm not sure that more than 125 could be seated in the garden.The manager, Sheila, is easy to work with and the food from Behind the Bash was incredible. (When we booked, they had an approved list of caterers, but since then BTB is now the only caterer.) My only hesitation was that we felt that the rental price was a little high considering that the only thing included is use of the facility, but we decided to go for it anyway because we loved the location. Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.7/5.0
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding. The location is centrally located in the Houston Museum District. The building is 90+ years old and beautiful on the inside. There is flexibility of having the wedding ceremony either inside or outside. We had about 130 people at our wedding and it was very comfortable. I would imagine it would hold 200 comfortably.

We are very happy in choosing the Parador as our wedding venue.
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding. The location is centrally located in the Houston Museum District. The building is Read more...
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding. The location is centrally located in the Houston Museum District. The building is 90+ years old and beautiful on the inside. There is flexibility of having the wedding ceremony either inside or outside. We had about 130 people at our wedding and it was very comfortable. I would imagine it would hold 200 comfortably.

We are very happy in choosing the Parador as our wedding venue. Read less
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Blaine
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.5/5.0
The Parador was a great venue to have a wedding. We did not have any problems and everything was taken care of. The different rooms looked great the night of the wedding as well as the court yard.
The Parador was a great venue to have a wedding. We did not have any problems and everything was taken care of. The Read more...
The Parador was a great venue to have a wedding. We did not have any problems and everything was taken care of. The different rooms looked great the night of the wedding as well as the court yard. Read less
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Makenzie
Wedding:
2/2/2013
4.4/5.0
Beautiful inside and out. Nice to work with. Not cheap, but not awful. Required to use their caterer, Behind the Bash, but it was so delicious that I would recommend them on their own.
Beautiful inside and out. Nice to work with. Not cheap, but not awful. Required to use their caterer, Behind the Bash, but Read more...
Beautiful inside and out. Nice to work with. Not cheap, but not awful. Required to use their caterer, Behind the Bash, but it was so delicious that I would recommend them on their own. Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
5/18/2008
4.3/5.0
Parador is a beautiful place with lots of gardens and architectural features to make for great photos during your wedding. The duomo and stage make a great place to have your wedding and reception
Parador is a beautiful place with lots of gardens and architectural features to make for great photos during your wedding. Read more...
Parador is a beautiful place with lots of gardens and architectural features to make for great photos during your wedding. The duomo and stage make a great place to have your wedding and reception Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
12/4/2011
4.3/5.0
The Parador was not our first choice but it ended up being the best choice for us. Everyone was so professional and worked with us on everything. Mysti, caterer that works with the Parador was awesome.
The Parador was not our first choice but it ended up being the best choice for us. Everyone was so professional and worked Read more...
The Parador was not our first choice but it ended up being the best choice for us. Everyone was so professional and worked with us on everything. Mysti, caterer that works with the Parador was awesome. Read less
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jennyhead
Wedding:
1/22/2011
4.2/5.0
I wanted a place that was different. A place that was unique. The Parador was just that. It does not require much additional decoration as it is beautiful in itself. Their exclusive catering group, Behind the Bash, helps bring out the beauty with their candle decorations on each table and throughout the building. I only added rose petals to the tables and it was elegant.

Our guests and family enjoyed a cocktail reception on the side and then opened up to the larger room for the dinner and reception where we were introduced. Everything was perfect. It is easy to find. Parking is easy. There is an outside garden if the weather is right for it. They even have a place for the bride and groom to hide away for a minute, have a snack, bustle up your dress, and breathe in the moment before diving into the excitement of the reception.

My only suggestion would be to do as we did and bring a reed diffuser or candle for the bathrooms. They are old, so they can have a slight odor to them.

It is a beautiful old church happy to play host to your very special day.
I wanted a place that was different. A place that was unique. The Parador was just that. It does not require much Read more...
I wanted a place that was different. A place that was unique. The Parador was just that. It does not require much additional decoration as it is beautiful in itself. Their exclusive catering group, Behind the Bash, helps bring out the beauty with their candle decorations on each table and throughout the building. I only added rose petals to the tables and it was elegant.

Our guests and family enjoyed a cocktail reception on the side and then opened up to the larger room for the dinner and reception where we were introduced. Everything was perfect. It is easy to find. Parking is easy. There is an outside garden if the weather is right for it. They even have a place for the bride and groom to hide away for a minute, have a snack, bustle up your dress, and breathe in the moment before diving into the excitement of the reception.

My only suggestion would be to do as we did and bring a reed diffuser or candle for the bathrooms. They are old, so they can have a slight odor to them.

It is a beautiful old church happy to play host to your very special day. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
11/30/2008
4.2/5.0
This is the most beautiful place in the city. The only downsides are the cost and the flexbility. Since the Parador is a historical building they are quite costly and are very particular about the vendors you use - however, their limited prefered vendor list made planning very easy, as all of their vendor recommendations were top notch.
This is the most beautiful place in the city. The only downsides are the cost and the flexbility. Since the Parador is a Read more...
This is the most beautiful place in the city. The only downsides are the cost and the flexbility. Since the Parador is a historical building they are quite costly and are very particular about the vendors you use - however, their limited prefered vendor list made planning very easy, as all of their vendor recommendations were top notch. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.1/5.0
The Parador is beautiful! It is awfully expensive for how little you get (just the venue). We didn't have any issues with service.
The Parador is beautiful! It is awfully expensive for how little you get (just the venue). We didn't have any issues with Read more...
The Parador is beautiful! It is awfully expensive for how little you get (just the venue). We didn't have any issues with service. Read less
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Mary Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.0/5.0
Very good to work with. No real problems except that one of our vendors did not have an insurance policy that could afford to sign their vendor agreement contract. And it was the cake vendor who would have almost no opportunity to cause the venue any destruction. She was a bit distressed about the entire thing and I do not entirely blame her.

Other than that, they were very easy to work with.
Very good to work with. No real problems except that one of our vendors did not have an insurance policy that could afford Read more...
Very good to work with. No real problems except that one of our vendors did not have an insurance policy that could afford to sign their vendor agreement contract. And it was the cake vendor who would have almost no opportunity to cause the venue any destruction. She was a bit distressed about the entire thing and I do not entirely blame her.

Other than that, they were very easy to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
Great place to have a wedding.
Great place to have a wedding.
Great place to have a wedding. Read less
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alicianieves
Wedding:
9/5/2010
2.5/5.0
The Venue is beautiful, however it all comes with a cost.

2 weeks before our wedding we where informed that the person who had been helping us for the past 9 mo. would not be there on our wedding day.

We had always been told that if we wanted to purchase an extra hour that there would not be an issue. We had a very large wedding. In our party we had 20 people, not to mention about 300 guests. They did not mention time to us until we only had 30min till our event was supposed to end. At that time I had not even gotten to dance with my grandfather, or done the dollar dance, our dance part of the reception was only about 45min. We asked if we could purchse an extra hour, & we where told no that it had to be done in advance. This was the 1st time anyone had ever said that to us. I was already very upset by this, then after the fact they charged us for an extra hour which obviously we didn't stay for.
The Venue is beautiful, however it all comes with a cost.

2 weeks before our wedding we where informed that the Read more...
The Venue is beautiful, however it all comes with a cost.

2 weeks before our wedding we where informed that the person who had been helping us for the past 9 mo. would not be there on our wedding day.

We had always been told that if we wanted to purchase an extra hour that there would not be an issue. We had a very large wedding. In our party we had 20 people, not to mention about 300 guests. They did not mention time to us until we only had 30min till our event was supposed to end. At that time I had not even gotten to dance with my grandfather, or done the dollar dance, our dance part of the reception was only about 45min. We asked if we could purchse an extra hour, & we where told no that it had to be done in advance. This was the 1st time anyone had ever said that to us. I was already very upset by this, then after the fact they charged us for an extra hour which obviously we didn't stay for. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
Our wedding was reception only at the parador. The venue is lovely, although we added some extra table linens. We asked a million questions of Rebekah as we planned but our appetizers were very sparse(as one was not fit to serve, they said.) But we were told there would be 10 or 11 per person and we actually had max of 5 each. The appetizers were late, hence the time line was totally off. Our daughter wanted plenty of time for dancing, but that did not happen,even though we bought the extra hour because the food was so late. When we went through the line, there were no rolls or grilled vegetables. During the champagne toast, because we did not do "passed" champagne, there was not enough for all. The napkins were removed before we had cake, There was no decaf coffee. Many other little details, but this was supposed to be a caterer, in charge of food and service. Food was excellent quality, but we did not get what we paid for in quantity. Poor service, rude bartender. Rebekah said things that were simply not true.We paid for water on the table, yet there were no pitchers. Etc, etc, Beautiful venue, poor caterer.
Our wedding was reception only at the parador. The venue is lovely, although we added some extra table linens. We asked a Read more...
Our wedding was reception only at the parador. The venue is lovely, although we added some extra table linens. We asked a million questions of Rebekah as we planned but our appetizers were very sparse(as one was not fit to serve, they said.) But we were told there would be 10 or 11 per person and we actually had max of 5 each. The appetizers were late, hence the time line was totally off. Our daughter wanted plenty of time for dancing, but that did not happen,even though we bought the extra hour because the food was so late. When we went through the line, there were no rolls or grilled vegetables. During the champagne toast, because we did not do "passed" champagne, there was not enough for all. The napkins were removed before we had cake, There was no decaf coffee. Many other little details, but this was supposed to be a caterer, in charge of food and service. Food was excellent quality, but we did not get what we paid for in quantity. Poor service, rude bartender. Rebekah said things that were simply not true.We paid for water on the table, yet there were no pitchers. Etc, etc, Beautiful venue, poor caterer. Read less
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