The Asia Society Texas Center in Houston is an award-winning design center that offers versatile spaces and a welcoming ambiance for weddings, cocktail receptions, elegant seated dinners, corporate functions, and other special celebrations. Hailed as one of Houston's premier event facilities, the Asia Society Texas Center is one of eleven centers of Asia Society that were established to strengthen relationships between Asia and the United States. Located in the heart of the Houston Museum District, the Yoshio Taniguchi-designed center boasts over 40,000-square-feet of space which includes flexible conference and classroom space, a 273-seat theater, an art gallery, a casual café, and three beautifully appointed gardens.

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Amenities & Facilities

The Asia Society Texas Center offers a variety of small, medium and large venues for special celebrations and corporate functions. The Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall is an elegant 3,874 square-foot space that can accommodate up to 400 guests for a reception and 100 guests for a banquet-style dinner, and the Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater is a magnificent 4,000 square-feet room that can cater for 273 seated guests. This space can also be used for banquets, on request. The 2,984 square-feet Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center can host receptions for 55 to 300 people, and seated dinners for up to 210 guests, and can be divided into three smaller rooms for intimate events if required.

The beautifully appointed Water Garden Terrace offers 1,628 square-feet of space for 110 receptions guests and 90 guests for a banquet-style gathering. The outdoor Chao Foundation Green Garden boasts 1,800 square-feet and can be used for receptions of up to 150 people and banquet dinners for 100 guests, while the 11,500 square-feet Sterling-Turner Festival Lawn can accommodate large parties of up to 400 guests for receptions and 300 guests for banquets. The entire Asia Society, Texas Center building, can also be rented as a whole and offers banquet space for over 1,000 guests and can hosts receptions for up to 1,360 guests.


Services included in the rental of the venue include a spacious bridal suite and dressing room, a groom’s dressing room, tables, chairs, and a fully equipped kitchen for food preparation, on-site security, an on-site manager to take care of details on the day, set-up and clean-up of the venue, and a large parking lot with complimentary, secure parking for guests.


The Asia Society Texas Center provides on-site catering and beverage services with an expert culinary team who uses fresh locally sourced ingredients to create sumptuous cuisine. Guests can discuss and create customized menus to suit every budget and taste with the culinary unit, and a wide range of dining concepts is offered from buffets to plated dinners. Full-service bar options are also provided, ranging from hosted bars to cash bars, along with professional bartending and wait staff.

General Information

The Asia Society Texas Center is located at 1370 Southmore Boulevard in Houston and offers complimentary, secure parking at the venue, as well as wheelchair accessibility and high-speed wireless Internet connectivity.

1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, Phone: 713-496-9901

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