FAQ

Where can I get additional information?
Complimentary tours are available by appointment only. Please contact us by phone at 713.400.1299 or email us at events@theballroomhouston.com
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Where is The Ballroom located?
We are located on the second floor of Bayou Place which is nestled downtown in Houston’s historic Theater District. We are directly across the street from the Wortham Center, Alley Theater and Jones Hall at 500 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002.

 

How many guests can The Ballroom at Bayou Place accommodate?
With more than 15,000 square feet of contiguous space the venue offers a variety of capacity options for both intimate and large-scale events. We can hold seated receptions with a small stage and dance floor for 700 guests or a cocktail reception for 1000+ guests. We are able to also customize the rental area more intimate events by renting out a particular area versus the entire venue, such as the Smith Ballroom, Texas Ballroom, or our expansive balconies.

 

Do you have a floor plan?
Yes, please feel free to download a copy of our layout HERE.

 

What kind of events does The Ballroom accommodate?
The Ballroom is versatile enough to accommodate a variety of event types including weddings, corporate events, galas, graduations, banquets, business meetings, networking events, public events and more.

 

What are your catering requirements?
We require that you secure catering services through our selection of Houston’s  premiere caterers or that your caterer is pre-approved by us. This will ensure that your event will have a full service catering experience, regardless of the food that is served, so the set up, execution and breakdown of your event are flawless.

 

What types of bar packages do you have available?
The Ballroom has a full mixed beverage liquor license and offers cash, hosted, and premium bar packages.

 

Do you have parking?
Guests will have access to a valet location and Bayou Place sits atop a 4,000 space Theatre District garage, with elevator access directly into the venue.

 

Do you have an outdoor option?
Yes, with floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping balconies, guests of The Ballroom are treated to a striking backdrop of the Houston skyline and the ability to create an open-air environment to enjoy the view.

 

Do you have tables and chairs, or do I have to rent them?
Our in-house tables and chairs are complimentary with all venue rental space. We offer 60” round tables that seat 8-10 people per table and rich mahogany-colored, rounded millennium chiavari chairs.

 

Do you offer Audio Visual?
Our in house AV company can work with you to design the perfect event.

 

Will I be charged if my party goes over my contracted time frame?
We treat every event as a unique experience, so please contact us to discuss the individual details of your event.

 

How do I book an event?
A signed contract accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of 100% of the venue rental will secure your date. 

 

How far in advance should I book the venue?
We hold our calendar 18 months in advance and can secure your date at any time.

 

Is there special pricing for events held on holidays?
Special rates and conditions do apply during certain holiday periods. Including however not limited to Thanksgiving weekend, Easter weekend, Christmas weekend, 4th of July weekend, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

 

What forms of payment are accepted?
All payments to The Ballroom must be in the form of cash, check, money order and/or cashier’s check. We do accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express with a service fee.

 

Do you have a preferred vendor list?
We are open to working with all licensed, and qualified vendors. You can find our preferred caterer list here

 

The Ballroom at Bayou Place offers you elegance, professionalism and convenience. We look forward to hearing from you to make your dream event a reality. Contact us here.