The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Set in the Texas Hill Country, Alsatian Wedding Venue in West Castroville, Texas, is a modern space with Southwestern flair. Indoors, the location features dimming chandeliers, a fireplace and hardwood floors that create a warm, romantic atmosphere that is ideal for both casual and traditional weddings. Outdoors, perfectly manicured lawns are accented by palm trees and panoramic views of the nearby hillside. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available for the ceremony and receptions and tenting is also an option.
Outdoor Patio, Terrace and Arbor. Alsatian Wedding Venue offers a 10,000-square-foot patio that seats up to 300 guests for a ceremony or reception. The Terrace and Arbor are also available for ceremonies and all the outdoor spaces can be tented. An open-air pergola is also available for ceremonies.
Ballroom and Dining Room. The ballroom and dining room are available for indoor ceremonies and receptions. The ballroom accommodates up to 300 standing guests or 100 seated guests and is decorated with antique chandeliers and a fireplace. The dining room seats up to 120 guests and has a beautiful antique bar. The dining room connects to the ballroom and couples can use both rooms for large events. The wraparound porch outside the rooms offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
What You Should Know
A deposit is required to reserve Alsatian Wedding Venue and the final head count and all payments are due two weeks before the event date. Reservations include 13 hours of time at the venue, including setup.
Catering is available onsite and a food and beverage minimum applies to all catered receptions. An open or cash bar is available with a provided bartender. Alsatian Wedding Venue offers a range of packages with necessities for weddings and receptions, including linens, glassware, silverware, dinner ware and wait staff. Couples must purchase their wedding cakes from an outside bakery. Menu tastings can be scheduled prior to the wedding and couples can choose buffet or sit-down service. Outside vendors are welcome.
Lodgings are available through Hotel Alsace and Spa, which has 38 guest rooms. Guests must reserve rooms in advance. Alsatian Wedding Venue is wheelchair accessible and child-friendly.
Alsatian Wedding Venue specializes in weddings, receptions, bridal showers and other wedding-related events. It offers a wide range spa services, such as spray tans, facials, manicures and hot stone and traditional massages. Additional perks for wedding couples and guests include:
- Complimentary event planning services
- Complimentary hotel room for the bride and groom
- Located near attractions like Sea World
From the Vendor
We've got the best view in Texas!
Our venue offers a beautiful atmosphere, which will leave a lasting impression. Welcoming and relaxed enough to feel like you are entertaining in your home, offering the same intimacy but with additional room for guests.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning
We are still talking about it!Reviewed on 1/30/2012 Jessica H
My husband and I dreamed of having a sit-down, Italian-style dining experience for our reception where the meal would be both the highlight and the entertainment for the evening, not a band or dance or anything typical. Most of our guests would be coming in from all over the country and many did not know each other, so we wanted a long, leisurely dinner where they would be able to visit, mingle in-between courses and really get to know each other. We were initially concerned that we wouldn't be able to find a caterer that could provide this type of service in the rural area of Texas where we lived, but once we met with Guillermo, we felt confident he could give us what we wanted. We initially met with him to offer a few ideas and sample menus for what we were looking for and once we settled on something that fit our budget and aesthetic, he invited us in for a sample run through of what he would be serving to our 100+ guests....and WOW, did he nail it! More importantly, we felt that he had really listened to what we wanted and understood just how special of a role the meal would play. When "game day" rolled around, Guillermo and his staff gave an outstanding performance (especially when there was a major threat of rain; we saw them quickly prepare for plan B, but fortunately never had to act on it). Our beautiful menu consisted of: (pre-ceremony) a cheese and fruit display while waiters passed several small-hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco; (post-ceremony, dinner) rustic loaves of peasant bread sat on all tables throughout entire meal; gazpacho; mixed field greens with mandarin oranges, toasted pine nuts and chives tossed in a citrus vinaigrette; lobster ravioli in a light tomato vodka sauce; pork tenderloin served with creamy parmesan polenta and roasted asparagus spears; fresh peach gelato; followed by our "wedding cake" -- French vanilla torte laced with limoncello and creme anglaise (provided by another vendor). Thank you, Guillermo, for not only are we still talking about the evening, but so are our guests!
Smith WeddingReviewed on 9/14/2015
Absolutely outstanding!! Guillermo is truly a blessing and I'm so glad we ended up there. He responded so quickly to any questions I had through email (it was easiest for me to communicate through email as I was on night shift as a nurse) and was quick to appease whatever I would like and managed my millions of questions with humor! He ensured my rehearsal dinner, wedding, and brunch the following Sunday went completely smoothly! He also ensured that he met with my now husband and I at our best convenience for things like touring and food tasting. He also managed to save the day on my wedding by catching a centerpiece that caught on fire and using an arrangement from a table on the outside to make everything look seamless and perfect regardless of a missing centerpiece! I would recommend him to absolutely anyone, you can completely tell he loves his job!
Fantastic VenueReviewed on 7/26/2013 Lucina G
The Alsatian is the perfect wedding venue. Guillermo is so easy to work with. We really didn't know what to do or what to expect but he gave us great advice and worked with us to make our day perfect. The outdoor ceremony was lovely...the view was fantastic! The reception was held in the ballroom and it was so beautiful. Guillermo also handled the catering and the food was really great. He really went out of his way to make us happy! We were given a room for the night and it was awesome. Many of our guests were from out of town and they were given a special rate at the hotel. The entire experience was just perfect. I very highly recommend the Alsatian.
The Alsatian was incredible the ceremony was beautiful, service and food was great! Overall a great experience. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding
Great staff. Great accommodations. Guillermo was excellent in assuring the Venue and food was ready for guest. Guess enjoyed the venue. No complaints. Had a great after party on the Belcony .
PhenomenalReviewed on 6/29/2015 Ashley C
This place has the absolute best view! Our ceremony was beautiful and even had a nice breeze which was great for a June wedding in Texas. Guillermo is the absolute best and answered all of my questions and even asked me questions I hadn't thought of. The food is to die for and all my guests commented on it!
So beautiful!Reviewed on 12/07/2013 Debbie W
If you are looking for a hill country wedding, The Alsatian is the way to go. It is not too far from San Antonio and it has amazing views! The pictures of the ceremony are amazing with the backdrop of the hill country. We also loved Guillermo. He had no hidden fees and let us know what we were getting up front. I would highly recommend this place.
WeddingReviewed on 11/26/2013 bianca f
Man in charge is great
Great VenueReviewed on 6/17/2013 Brandi H
The space in both the Wedding and hall were big enough for both of our large families to dance the night away and having everything so close was ideal. I could not be more pleased with our wedding day and all the beautiful memories!
Beautiful Hill Country CeremonyReviewed on 4/26/2013 Gabrielle S
My husband and I got married here on March 9, 2013. The foggy weather cleared up right before the outside hill-top ceremony and it turned out fantastic. Guillermo was so great and very accommodating for all of our needs. He went out of his way to make sure we got anything we needed. For a reception of about 250, it was a tight fit, but having the outside and inside areas helped tremendously. This is a gorgeous venue and the food is so tasty! If you are looking for a hill country wedding, this is a place to consider! The background of our ceremony photos is gorgeous and the decor inside is rich. I also suggest getting the Bridal Suite. It can fit many people to get ready in and is very modern and cozy!
Beautiful Venue!!!Reviewed on 12/25/2012 Elizabeth R
The venue was perfect. Perfect country feel and dining area...although guests were spread out... everyone loved it!!! A little expensive with the venue + food. I had a blast at the wedding :)
Alsatian Hotel and Spa in Castroville, TxReviewed on 3/31/2012 Yvonne C
The outside wedding was simply beautiful. We had an evening ceremony so didn't have to worry about the lighting. The only downside was the manager in charge. He was all over the place and didn't remember half of the things we had told him.
Personalized cateringReviewed on 1/03/2012 Christine W
We used Guermo from the Alsatian Restaurant as the catering for our wedding. He was always easy to get ahold of and the food was fantastic! He is not afraid to voice his opinion but was more than willing to cater to my taste and provided some great tips for the hall we were using as he had catered there before.
The Alsatian Restaurant in CastrovilleReviewed on 12/28/2011 Marcia L
The Alsatian was the most special place to have a wedding! The setting was elegant and the view of the valley made it even more beautiful. The planning was made extremely easy and stress free because of the professionalism of the staff. The food served was not only beautiful to look at, but was delicious! All of my special wishes were fulfilled and it was an occasion to remember!