Words cannot describe you happy we were with Craig and the staff at The Ballroom at Bayou Place. When we first started looking for venues we went to way too many places. Then we found The Ballroom at Bayou Place— once we pulled up and saw the amazing staircase and knew we could customize it we were sold. And we hadn’t even been inside yet at this point! Once inside the space is amazing. We were able to accomplish everything we were looking to do and keep certain things a surprise as Craig worked to ensure spaces were closed off and people would not go into them until it was time. We told Craig what we wanted from a food perspective and boy did he deliver! We wanted a space where it would be loud with the music by a spot where it would be quieter if you wanted to “get away” but still feel like you were part of the party.
We were hosting a Bat Mitzvah party for our daughter and wanted finger “kid” food for everyone. Here comes Craig with his wonderful suggestions and again delivered like you wouldn’t believe. I can honestly say that when he told us not to worry about something he’ll take care of it I was a little worried, but after arriving and seeing how beautiful the place was decorated and how the food and bars were laid out, you better not go anywhere else or you will missing out.
I’m a realist and know that not every situation will go as ours did, but my wife’s family has been using Craig for over 30 years and he has never disappointed!
He has many contacts to choose from for all kinds of things from food, to cakes, to party planners, to DJs. He is pretty much a one stop shop. All in all we couldn’t have been happier with our choice to use Craig and The Ballroom at Bayou Place!
— Gage Mueller
Thank you for a beautiful evening! Everyone loved the space and the food, and your staff was wonderful! Your help and support has proven invaluable to this organization. Thank you from your friends at HCCLA.
— Christina, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
This was one of the most beautiful and flawless weddings I have ever attended. I would think that perhaps I was prejudice because after all it was my favorite son’s wedding, but people are still telling us how much they enjoyed the wedding and how beautiful it was. The Rehearsal dinner was so much fun and once again flawless. The guests kept thanking us for a wonderful evening and I had to admit that Craig and Kirksey made the magic: the food was perfect; I love Curtain Call; and as promised, the frozen Margaritas were yummy. I have to be honest that not once did I worry about the dinner or the wedding. Craig and Kirksey are amazing and I knew the dinner and the wedding would far exceed our expectations and it did. Both are heroes! Craig and Kirksey were both so kind and generous to Chris and Courtney. I thank you all so much for all you did to make this special day an amazing and magical memory for all of us.
— Christa Krumins, Mother of the Groom
— Andrea Segraves, Director of Harris County Department of Education
— Amy Mueller
— Sarah S, via The Knot
— Faith Elders, via The Knot
Ask any developers or real estate agents, they will say Location … Location … Location …. Thank you Craig Howard, Ballroom at the Bayou Place, for allowing me and my team at HITDC to transform this venue into a red carpet experience.”
— Houston International Trade Development Council
— Dalia Malaty
What an evening! What an Event! Craig and The Ballroom’s staff are fantastic. They made the biggest night of my presidency one of the most memorable in our history. Working on an official thank you… but you have my eternal gratitude for creating the night of my dreams.
— Marji Zamora, President of EWI of Houston
— Ej Wilson, HITDC