The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Couples wanting to embrace the culture of San Antonio will love the options available at Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown, which offers full-service venues for weddings of up to 500 guests. To-be-weds will be assigned a personal Maitre’D to help with every detail throughout the planning and event. The hotel also has plenty of choices for hosting ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, bridal showers and other wedding-related gatherings.
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown offers three wedding packages, each with cost-per-person pricing. All packages cover necessities such as linens, tables and chairs, a dance floor and centerpieces. Couples also receive a wedding suite and discounts for guest room rates.
The bride and groom will not have to worry about catering, as the facility offers a personalized menu designed by its executive chef. Choose from hors d’oeuvres and dinner buffets or a formal plated meal. They can also add meals for children to the wedding menu, as well as offer options for special dietary needs. The hotel also hosts a John Besh restaurant onsite, as well as Luke's restaurant, for the guests to enjoy between events. A complete tasting for four with wine pairings is included in the wedding packages as well.
One feature that is especially helpful is the hotels online wedding planning tool in which couples can create a webpage for their event and use it for tasks such as managing the guest list, reserving blocks of guest suites or requesting room specifications. This takes a lot of pressure off when planning to host many out of town guests. It also helps when picking venue options as this hotel has several excellent choices.
Majestic Ballroom . Perfect for a reception or large wedding, the ballroom is designed for anywhere from 75 to 500 guests and overlooks the Riverwalk and downtown. There is plenty of room for a dance floor and can easily be customized to the couple’s liking.
Riverview Terrace. For an open-air, outdoor option, soon-to-be newlyweds can say their vows on the terrace that offers views of the Riverwalk and many historical buildings. This location is best for ceremonies accommodating 200 people or less.
Empire Board Room. Sometimes the bride and groom only want their family at the ceremony or choose to wed in private and then meet up with guests at the reception. This room is ideal for such an occasion as it seats only 13 people. Rehearsal dinners and bridal showers may be held here too.
What You Should Know
Getting married at Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown could not be more convenient with 285 spacious two-room suites available and discounts on guest rooms for those attending your special day. It’s easy to mingle throughout the wedding weekend, with complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts and an evening reception each day. The hotel also has an onsite store and business center for convenience, along with available AV equipment in case the couple wants to show a video. For leisure activities, guests can head to the pool, hot tub, sun deck and fitness center.
With all the amenities, including a hotel restaurant and bar, guests may never want to leave. They will find it easy to explore San Antonio, this hotel is only a five-minute walk from the Alamo and many other attractions as well as restaurants and bars. Those not keen on walking can take a taxi, river taxi or trolley.
Best of all, the hotel has a team of event professionals that will be onsite throughout the festivities to make sure all goes as planned. In addition to all the usual details, each package includes a bridal portrait at the outdoor brick wall waterfall. This makes for a picturesque backdrop for the first look photo as well. The hotel chain also offers a customizable online honeymoon gift registry for couples who choose to stay in one of their hotels during the honeymoon.
While some of the extra perks were already mentioned, here are just a few more offered by the Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown:
- Complimentary evening reception
- Free cooked-to-order breakfast
- Discounted guest room rates
- No pets allowed
- Personal bride and groom Maitre’D
- Dietary needs accommodated
- Wi-Fi and AV equipment onsite
- Fitness center, pool and hot tub
- Laundry and valet service
- Downtown on Riverwalk
From the Vendor
Beautiful Riverwalk Location
Our tasteful and elegant Majestic Ballroom is perfectly suited and customizable to your wedding of 75 - 500. Imagine you and your guests at the heart of the city with views of the Riverwalk and Downtown San Antonio. Your style and tastes, together with our experience and passion for events will create a wedding full of memories, and uniquely yours. Call us today at 210-424-6242 to begin your planning experience.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Reviewed on 11/04/2014 mandy m
First of all, I just want to say this is definitely more than a five star rating. Our wedding turned out to be so elegant and incredibly stunning. We strived for a show stopping reception and that's exactly what we got times ten! From the very first time we walked into the hotel,we have never felt so welcomed. The Senior Event Coordinator, Joe Macias, greeted us and was so incredibly friendly, professional, attentive, and made us feel like family from the start. Every question we had he responded to us with a type of confidence that made me feel completely at ease and so excited and relieved to be working with such a brilliant mind. From then on, throughout the few months up to the actual date we never had to worry about a thing. Joe took care of everything for us. Every email we wrote or phone call, we always got a speedy response. The day we had our "food tasting", Joe and the staff, including the Chef, made that day so special and fun for us and our friends! It was SO amazing!! The food was delicious. My husband wanted seconds! The set up of everything was perfect. They strived for excellence and they definitely delivered. The hotel was great, but having to plan our wedding alongside Joe Macias, was just an absolute pleasure. Hands down he made our day one we will never forget. We've never had so many compliments from our guests about how amazing our wedding turned out to be. From the ballroom to the food it was perfection. All in all, we are so grateful and blessed to have come across such amazing people. So much gratitude and appreciation goes out to the staff of Embassy Suites and especially to Mr. Joe Macias. Thank you for a phenomenal job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend and encourage everyone to have their event here!
Amazing VenueReviewed on 8/16/2014
The Senior Banquet Coordinator is worth his weight in gold. He ensured the entire event (from planning through execution) went perfectly. The wedding hotel offered picturesque views and the chef provided a delicious menu. I would recommend this venue to anyone.
Great value venue with rustic modern decorReviewed on 6/08/2014 Jennie S
My wedding was back in June 2013. Half of family is from out of town (NY). Other half is from San Antonio. Found this venue to be a great place for many reasons. Was close to Riverwalk. So easy access to not only banquet hall, but to places to go for out of town guests. The hotel is well decorated. Went well with my wedding theme, rustic modern. The food is fantastic. I usually expect dry chicken or fish at weddings. This was not the case. The chefs who work at that hotel know what they are doing. The restaurant at the hotel (Luke's) is a John Besh restaurant. Foodies will love their fried oyster. The lobby has a hotel bar. The drinks are fantastic. The service was beyond my expectations. The event coordinator, Joe Macias, great guy to work with. A friendly hotel staff made the stay for my wedding party even better. Overall, you get great value at this place as a wedding venue. Great food, great place, and great service for a very reasonable price.
Very Good Place to Get Married!!!Reviewed on 6/05/2014 SERGIO L
Very Good Place to Get Married!!! Great service, excellent staff, and excellent quality overall… All for an affordable tag as compared to other venues on the Riverwalk.
Great VenueReviewed on 11/15/2013 Cristina M
I would recommend this venue with my eyes closed. We were spolied and very well taken care of. Everythings was great and the service was impecable.