Located in the heart of Houston's museum district, The Parador is a premier events facility that can be rented for special celebrations such as weddings, ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and corporate functions. Built in 1928 and seamlessly blending Mediterranean and Byzantine styles, this stunning five-sided architectural gem boasts intimate and secluded spaces and stately lounges that echo the grandeur of a bygone era. This timeless craftsmanship, which stands as a testament to the architectural artistry of the time is one the last remaining examples of architecture from this period and designated as a Texas Historical Landmark. With its convenient setting in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, beautifully appointed and elegant space with all the appointments of a luxury five-star hotel, The Parador provides a stunning location for the most romantic of events.
Amenities & Facilities
The Parador boasts beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for all types of events. The elegant and inspiring centerpiece of the venue is the Duomo, a soaring thirty-five-foot dome bathed in golden tones of natural light, which can accommodate up to 200 guests in a spectacular setting. A three-tiered floor can host seated dinners and buffets or cocktails and receptions, while dark wood finishes and soft lighting create an opulent and magical ambiance. Large arched doors lead to a covered loggia, and stunning garden for guests to explore and a dance floor and raised stage offers additional entertainment.
Distinguished and elegant, The Cloister Room exudes an understated charm with luxurious furnishings and wood accents. The 3,000 square foot space can accommodate over 200 guests for seated dinners and can be used in conjunction with the adjoining private courtyard for large receptions.
The Parador is surrounded by beautifully manicured and expertly landscaped gardens which offer an option for an outdoor function or event. Exuding an enchanting atmosphere, the gardens boast winding pathways, sculpted fountains, verdant lawns and multiple seating areas for outdoor wedding ceremonies of up to 220 guests or alfresco-style dinner parties for 50 to 150 guests.
The Parador offers a variety of rental packages, as well as bar and beverage packages to suit every budget and taste. Rental of the venue includes essential amenities and services such as roundtables and Chiavari Chairs, white resin garden chairs, high cocktail tables, centerpieces for the tales, and votive and battery-operated candles. Other amenities consist of floor length linens for all tables, napkins, upgraded linen for the cake table if required, overlays, complimentary table numbers stands, and complimentary standing easels.
The Parador provides award-winning on-site catering and beverage services with an expert culinary team who uses fresh locally sourced ingredients to create delicious 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.
The Parador is located at 2021 Binz Street in Houston and is wheelchair accessible. Guests have use of The Parador parking lot, which accommodates approximately 70 cars and additional parking is available at the Chase Bank Building.
2021 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, Phone: 713-529-3050