What Our Clients Say
I don’t even know where to begin about last night. Everything went off without a hitch, the venue was beautiful, and the whole process was so incredibly smooth.  Thank you. Truly, from the very depths of my heart, thank you for every bit of work you poured into this gala for us, and for adjusting to all the little changes and nuances that had to be made. As the person who had to carry the majority of this event solo, you made all nerves, and anxiety just disappear, because I knew you had it all covered.


I couldn’t have done this without you. And there’s no way that I would have ever wanted to. I really appreciate you both, you were a true joy to work with!


— Melissa Balderas, Manager of Development at OneGoal


Once again, I’d like to thank you for everything you did to ensure our kids had a great time on Saturday night.  I’ve attended many proms in the past, but this year, by far, has been a favorite. The DJ was great and I was so happy to see our kids really having a blast on the floor until the very last minute. Looking forward to having prom with you guys again next year!


Erika Gonzalez, LOTE Department Chair at Galena Park High School


Craig, let me say again how tremendous you and the rest of the staff are. It certainly shows that you understand the challenges that go along with putting on a major event. These last two years have been so much easier since working with you and your professional team.


— Patty J. Eldridge, Executive Director of Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast


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


Wow! We felt instantly like we had a family of support! Thank you a MILLION times to the moon and back for such a great event and for your tremendous generosity! I sincerely value our relationship and hope to continue our partnership in the future.


— Andrea Segraves, Director of Harris County Department of Education


WOW! Words can’t describe what a fabulous party we had for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. Craig was wonderful to work with and helped to exceed my expectations. He came up with a wonderful selection of food, from appetizers to buffet lines. Everything went perfectly! He even made some wonderful recommendations for an amazing dessert display. His staff was incredible and very friendly too! If you are looking for a large space for a event, look no further than The Ballroom at Bayou Place! Thank you Craig for making our daughter’s party one to remember for years to come!


— Amy Mueller


Look no further! This space is phenomenal— a large open concept space to do anything and everything you always envisioned for your one of a kind event, plain carpet(can’t stand floral carpet), beautiful infinity chairs, gorgeous draping, mesmerizing downtown views from the wrap-around, oversized balconies! Craig and Stephanie were the icing on the cake! They are VERY ACCOMMODATING, so helpful and just simply amazing sweet people! Always willing to help with open arms and super quick with responses. We miss them and hope to work with them again in the future!


— Sarah S, via The Knot


Just had my wedding there, absolutely amazing! Beyond beautiful space and the staff are great. My wedding was a dream come true with all of their help and beyond anything I could have ever imagined! Words can’t express it enough!


— 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


Absolutely amazing venue! Craig, Kirksey and their team go out of their way to make you feel like your event is the only thing on their mind! They worked with our budget to get the most we could offer to our guests. I never had Craig say no to anything I asked for or proposed. His professionalism and experience made it the easy, seamless and successful event! They even had an event before ours and they flipped it in less than an hour and had us ready to go on time as promised. The Ballroom is gorgeous and rivals any 4 star hotel in Houston. Dinner was served hot and on time with no wait or delay. Decorations were done by Kirksey and were straight out of a magazine. So impressed with these gentlemen and I would absolutely host another event here without a doubt!


— 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


Craig and his staff seem to always go above and beyond. We recently had our Innaugral L’Affaire Du Monde Fashion show and Craig was amazing in his efforts and attention to detail. We are committed to using this venue for our upcoming events. The service and space are priceless. On behalf of our staff and the guests who attended: Thank you and your staff for treating us as family.


— Ej Wilson, HITDC