Asia Society Texas Center

1370 Southmore Blvd,
Houston, TX 77004
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Average Base Cost: $17,000

Our average base cost for a Asia Society Texas Center wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday evening using a food/beverage price of $100/pp and the Edward Rudge Allen III Center venue option. 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: 

  • Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall: $4,300
  • Water Garden Terrace: $4,050
  • Edward Rudge Allen III Center: $3,200 – $5,000
  • Chao Foundation Green Garden: $2,800
  • Sterling-Turner Foundation Festival Lawn: $4,800
  • Entire Facility: $12,300

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What’s Included: 

  • Facility usage for 4 hours
  • Security and maintenance
  • Complimentary parking
  • 20 cocktail tables
  • 12 round tables
  • 300 chairs
  • 10 – 6’ x 30” tables
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Photo by Giselle Yeung

Extras:

  • Each additional hour costs $1,000.  
  • There is an additional charge of $1,000 for events held in December.  

Note: The venue’s restrictions prohibit the following:

  • open flames
  • fireworks and sparklers
  • fog machines
  • berries
  • bubbles, birdseed, rice, streamers, red petals, or confetti
  • red wine

Vendors: Catering must be provided by Silverstone.  All other vendors must be pre-approved.

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: The venue’s different spaces can accommodate the following number of guests:

  • Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall: 100
  • Water Garden Terrace: 60
  • Edward Rudge Allen III Center: 180
  • Chao Foundation Green Garden (outdoor): 80
  • Sterling-Turner Foundation Festival Lawn (outdoor): 300
  • Entire Facility: 550

 

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Yes, complimentary

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How Will Grandma Get There? Downtown Houston is a 10- minute drive from the venue and offers an array of hotel options, including the Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency and Doubletree Downtown.

Party On! Events can go until 11:00 pm

The Report: 

Spanning over 40,000 sq. ft across two stories and a basement, the Asia Society Texas Center’s east-meets-west design is by Japan-born, Harvard-educated Yoshio Taniguchi. Built in 2012, the venue features 7 distinct spaces and gardens, each using unique materials such as Jura Limestone, American Cherry Wood, and Basaltina Italian Stone. One of the most interesting features is the Water Garden Terrace, which looks out over the second-floor Elkins Foundation Water Garden, which has over 12,000 gallons of constantly recirculating water and three waterspouts that “sprig to life” on an adjustable schedule, along with pools of artificial fog along the outer edge of the pool (pictured below).

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Woman Getting Married Says:

If you’re an architecture buff, then this Houston wedding venue could be perfect for you. The downsides to this venue are that you’re limited to 4 hours (unless you buy extra time…which I think you’ll definitely need to), there’s an early curfew AND if you want to combine inside/outside options it will cost you. If you have the budget I would definitely consider a property buyout for $12,000 so you can enjoy all the unique spaces. If not, I would consider a smaller guest list of under 100 that would give you more flexibility in terms of which venue space you’ll be able to choose.

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Our Rating

8 Amenities/What’s Included

8 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

10 Location

9 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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