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The Parador

Houston , TX
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2021 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004 US (map)

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713-529-3050

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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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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

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
Describe the style of your venue
City
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
550
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The Parador was the PERFECT venue to my wedding this winter. The staff were extremely professional and helpful from our initial meeting until the big day. I cannot say enough about how beautiful this venue is. Our garden ceremony was everything I have ever dreamt of and the reception hall is stunning, with the architectural details. At the time of our wedding, the only catering option was Behind the Bash. And although, a bit pricey, they were worth every penny. The food was delicious and the service even better! You get a day-of coordinator that took care of last minute details days before the wedding and seamlessly led the rehearsal and wedding alike. Jenene was our coordinator and she was FABULOUS! I never doubted that our wedding would be anything but perfect with her handling the details. Not only do I highly recommend having your wedding at The Parador, but I would strongly recommend using Behind the Bash as well.
The Parador was the PERFECT venue to my wedding this winter. The staff were extremely professional and helpful from our Read more...
The Parador was the PERFECT venue to my wedding this winter. The staff were extremely professional and helpful from our initial meeting until the big day. I cannot say enough about how beautiful this venue is. Our garden ceremony was everything I have ever dreamt of and the reception hall is stunning, with the architectural details. At the time of our wedding, the only catering option was Behind the Bash. And although, a bit pricey, they were worth every penny. The food was delicious and the service even better! You get a day-of coordinator that took care of last minute details days before the wedding and seamlessly led the rehearsal and wedding alike. Jenene was our coordinator and she was FABULOUS! I never doubted that our wedding would be anything but perfect with her handling the details. Not only do I highly recommend having your wedding at The Parador, but I would strongly recommend using Behind the Bash as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.4/5.0
The Parador is a magical and beautiful venue and we were so excited for our daughter to have her wedding reception there. So it is with great sadness that I have to leave this unpleasant review. Our parador wedding coordinator on the day and night of the wedding was rude, unhelpful and totally inflexible. This caused the job of our wedding planner and florist to be unnecessarily difficult. Had Sheila been there, it might have gone smoother and we would have gotten the service we deserved and expected and paid for. At the end of this evening, I was so upset and disappointed and therefore, I cannot recommend the parador for your wedding venue. Although we paid a lot extra for lighting in the gardens, We did not get to use the gardens at all due to stormy weather so don't pay for that if bad weather is coming. Behind the Bash, their designated caterer, provided an excellent meal and great bar service. My only complaint is the appetizers which were much smaller and not as good as the ones at the "formal tasting". We managed to overcome the poor attitude of the parador representative and have a great time and fortunately, the bride and groom and guests were unaware of our difficulties.
The Parador is a magical and beautiful venue and we were so excited for our daughter to have her wedding reception there. Read more...
The Parador is a magical and beautiful venue and we were so excited for our daughter to have her wedding reception there. So it is with great sadness that I have to leave this unpleasant review. Our parador wedding coordinator on the day and night of the wedding was rude, unhelpful and totally inflexible. This caused the job of our wedding planner and florist to be unnecessarily difficult. Had Sheila been there, it might have gone smoother and we would have gotten the service we deserved and expected and paid for. At the end of this evening, I was so upset and disappointed and therefore, I cannot recommend the parador for your wedding venue. Although we paid a lot extra for lighting in the gardens, We did not get to use the gardens at all due to stormy weather so don't pay for that if bad weather is coming. Behind the Bash, their designated caterer, provided an excellent meal and great bar service. My only complaint is the appetizers which were much smaller and not as good as the ones at the "formal tasting". We managed to overcome the poor attitude of the parador representative and have a great time and fortunately, the bride and groom and guests were unaware of our difficulties. Read less
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The Parador responded with the following comments:

We regret that you were left with the impression the staff at your event were rude and inflexible. It is our goal to have every event to go smoothly and in order for that to occur we need to have and enforce strict building policies and guidelines. It is our understanding that because of an emergency your florist was not able to remove the beautiful floral arch by the end of your event as required by our building guidelines. We realize that sometimes even with the best planning things do not always go as planned so in order to help accommodate in this situation- we did arrange for one of our staff members to come in early the following morning to meet your florist so the arch could be broken down and removed. We wish that it could have been left for a more convenient time for you to have it picked up (other than 9am) but we did have another event scheduled and the building needed to be cleaned and reset before the next rental period began. Surely, you can understand that the client for our next event would not have been pleased had they had to work around a floral arch left from the event the night before.

We also appreciate the constructive feedback provided regarding the appetizers. It is unfortunate to hear that the appetizer sizes did not measure up. We would like to point out that Behind the Bash is an award winning caterer and we have had a long working relationship with them, however The Parador has recently opened up our caterer’s list and now instead of one exclusive caterer we have a list that includes 10 Houston caterers to choose from.

Again, we sincerely apologize if you felt we were rude when conveying our building policies. It was not at all our intention.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
The Parador was a beautiful space to have our wedding. I would suggest researching other catering companies now that they do not require you to use Behind the Bash.
The Parador was a beautiful space to have our wedding. I would suggest researching other catering companies now that they Read more...
The Parador was a beautiful space to have our wedding. I would suggest researching other catering companies now that they do not require you to use Behind the Bash. Read less
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The Parador responded with the following comments:

We're so pleased that you allowed The Parador to be part of this very important and memorable event. With an eye toward allowing guests to truly have more selections and make the day their own, we have expanded our catering choices to ten wonderfully diverse but equally high-caliber caterers. Options abound in a private and serene historic masterpiece. Thank you for your comments.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Parador and everything was amazing! The food was delicious and the staff was great! Jenene, our coordinator, went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect!
We had our wedding at the Parador and everything was amazing! The food was delicious and the staff was great! Jenene, our Read more...
We had our wedding at the Parador and everything was amazing! The food was delicious and the staff was great! Jenene, our coordinator, went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect! Read less
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Wedding:
6/12/2015
4.6/5.0
I just recently had my wedding at The Parador. We loved everything about it! Sheila is very professional, and Kyle and the Behind the Bash team are the best!
I just recently had my wedding at The Parador. We loved everything about it! Sheila is very professional, and Kyle and the Read more...
I just recently had my wedding at The Parador. We loved everything about it! Sheila is very professional, and Kyle and the Behind the Bash team are the best! Read less
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Dennis
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Fantastic Experience!
The Parador could not have been a more perfect venue for our son’s recent wedding. With its idyllic setting in the heart of Houston’s museum district, this historic building has all the appointments of a 5-star hotel while at the same time providing an intimate atmosphere for the most romantic of events. The staff could not have been more accommodating, with no small detail left to chance. The coordination between the Parador staff and our catering team was seamless; and we were left to relax and enjoy the day. We were most impressed with the efficiency and demeanor of the entire Parador team and would highly recommend this venue to our friends and family.
Fantastic Experience!
The Parador could not have been a more perfect venue for our son’s recent wedding. With its Read more...
Fantastic Experience!
The Parador could not have been a more perfect venue for our son’s recent wedding. With its idyllic setting in the heart of Houston’s museum district, this historic building has all the appointments of a 5-star hotel while at the same time providing an intimate atmosphere for the most romantic of events. The staff could not have been more accommodating, with no small detail left to chance. The coordination between the Parador staff and our catering team was seamless; and we were left to relax and enjoy the day. We were most impressed with the efficiency and demeanor of the entire Parador team and would highly recommend this venue to our friends and family. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
1/18/2015
5.0/5.0
The venue is absolutely gorgeous. My bridal pictures were stunning because of the backdrop. The venue is clean and well kept. The staff was amazing and we had a wonderful experience.
The venue is absolutely gorgeous. My bridal pictures were stunning because of the backdrop. The venue is clean and well Read more...
The venue is absolutely gorgeous. My bridal pictures were stunning because of the backdrop. The venue is clean and well kept. The staff was amazing and we had a wonderful experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They are very professional at all times and easy to work with. I love the Parador. It is a very nice place to have a wedding or any other event.
They are very professional at all times and easy to work with. I love the Parador. It is a very nice place to have a Read more...
They are very professional at all times and easy to work with. I love the Parador. It is a very nice place to have a wedding or any other event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding reception at the Parador and it was amazing! The space is so beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The inside space has a breathtaking dome ceiling, exposed wood and beautiful tile floors. The outside garden area is what really sealed the deal for us. Our wedding was in February and I was worried about what the garden would like in the winter, but it was beautiful!

All catering and day-of coordination is done through Behind the Bash - my contact was Christina Cross, who was an absolute angel!

Since the Parador is a historic landmark, they do have restrictions on what sort of activities you can do when you are leaving (i.e. no sparklers), but that was an easy condition to work around!

I would absolutely recommend the Parador!
I recently had my wedding reception at the Parador and it was amazing! The space is so beautiful and exactly what we Read more...
I recently had my wedding reception at the Parador and it was amazing! The space is so beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The inside space has a breathtaking dome ceiling, exposed wood and beautiful tile floors. The outside garden area is what really sealed the deal for us. Our wedding was in February and I was worried about what the garden would like in the winter, but it was beautiful!

All catering and day-of coordination is done through Behind the Bash - my contact was Christina Cross, who was an absolute angel!

Since the Parador is a historic landmark, they do have restrictions on what sort of activities you can do when you are leaving (i.e. no sparklers), but that was an easy condition to work around!

I would absolutely recommend the Parador! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Can't say enough good things about the Parador and my day of coordinator Christina. The venue is beautiful first off and looks amazing inside in out (in person and in photos). Also, It's been a month since our wedding and people are still commenting on how good the food was. Behind the Bash was fantastic for food and for day of coordination. I asked what felt like 10million questions and Christina always helped me out. She was amazing and the day was perfect! I'm SO glad we did our ceremony and reception there..it was something different from your typical hotel/country club scene and we loved it!
Can't say enough good things about the Parador and my day of coordinator Christina. The venue is beautiful first off and Read more...
Can't say enough good things about the Parador and my day of coordinator Christina. The venue is beautiful first off and looks amazing inside in out (in person and in photos). Also, It's been a month since our wedding and people are still commenting on how good the food was. Behind the Bash was fantastic for food and for day of coordination. I asked what felt like 10million questions and Christina always helped me out. She was amazing and the day was perfect! I'm SO glad we did our ceremony and reception there..it was something different from your typical hotel/country club scene and we loved it! Read less
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