1940 Air Terminal Museum

8325 Travelair St,
Houston, TX 77061

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Average Base Cost: $24,000

Our average base cost for a 1940 Air Terminal Museum wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday evening using a food/beverage price of $125/pp and the Hangar Package. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • Hangar Package: $6,500
  • Atrium Package: $5,000

What’s Included: 

  • Full use of space; exhibits remain open for guests to enjoy
  • Full use of the building and grounds (within TSA approval) for contracted amount of time
  • 2 paved parking lots (150 cars)
  • Use of tables and chairs: (20) 60″ round; (200) white folding chairs
  • Set up and tear down of tables and chairs
  • 2 catering prep areas with all necessary power supply
  • 2 event security officers (additional officers needed for parties over 200). 
  • Professional event planner available for full service coordinating, partial coordinating, basic coordinating, or day-of coordinating
  • Valet parking can be requested at an additional charge

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Vendors: Outside vendors (include food and beverage catering) are allowed as long as they have liability insurance (they all should).

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside

Size: The Atrium accommodates 150 and the Hangar accommodates 500.

Bridal Suite: There is a basic room for the wedding party to get ready in.

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The Hangar

Parking: Yes, both packages include parking.

How Will Grandma Get There? There are several airport hotels nearby, however the best nearby hotels are in downtown Houston, which is 20 minutes by car. Downtown options include the Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency and Doubletree Downtown

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Party On! Events can go until 2 a.m., however that includes breakdown for the vendors as well. They do allow pickup the next day everyday except Monday.

The Report: 

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in the original Houston Municipal Airport building at the present-day William P. Hobby Airport. The Museum, which underwent a complete restoration starting in 2003, displays the history of civil aviation as well as functioning as a venue for private events.

Woman Getting Married Says:

OK so here’s the good and the bad with this wedding venue. In terms of the good, the space is great and so is the pricing. You’re getting a lot of bang for your buck with everything they’re including in their packages as well as being able to bring in your own caterers. That’s HUGE. The bad isn’t really a bad, it’s just a note. I think this venue works best with a large group of people. Like 200+. My worry with spaces like this is that even in the smaller areas (the Atrium) any type of wedding theme/decor you use (even if it’s airplane/travel based) is going to get lost amongst the starkness of the venue. A big group, however, will completely counteract this, and you’re getting a great space for, again, a great price. If you’re looking for an intimate venue I would skip this one. Looking to host oodles of relatives? This could be your spot!

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Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

8 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

8 Location

7 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

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