1. THE HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE
CULINAIRE has proudly joined the Preferred Caterers’ team at HMNS, a distinction accorded to very few catering companies. One of Houston’s most spectacular event venues, the HMNS offers event spaces which can accomodate from 10 to 3000+ guests.
Client Appreciation Events
Lectures & Seminars
Team Building Events
Private Giant Screen Theatre Screenings Events
Sophisticated Lunches and Dinners
2. 5226 Elm – www.5226Elm.com
Foodie photographer Ralph Smith’s 14,000 sq. ft. studio in Bellaire combines a modern aesthetic with organic warmth, and has been the scene of many a pop-up dinner hosted by the likes of Justin Yu, Rebecca Masson and Randy Rucker. Featuring an atrium with koi pond and lush tropical greenery, vast studio space, and 2 fully equipped kitchens, 5226 Elm lends itself to many different types of events.
5226 Elm, 77081
Capacity: 120 seated, 275 reception
Call Michelle Laurelle at 713.529.4900 for more information.
3. The Gardens of Bammel Lane – www.bammel.com
My wedding reception took place here eight years ago! Centrally located in River Oaks, this lushly landscaped Victorian garden offers a climate-controlled glass conservatory, a gazebo, a fountain and outdoor decks.
2807 Bammel Lane, 77098
Capacity: 100 seated indoors, 180 indoor/outdoor reception
Call Alison Oase at 713.418.7243 for more information.
4. Gremillion and Co. – www.gremillion.com
Pronounced by those in the know as “greh-mee-yon”, this gallery space has an artsy, yet gracious atmosphere. Two buildings with expansive gallery spaces and a courtyard are available for your next gathering—and the ever-changing art, always on display, is a bonus!
2501 Sunset Blvd., 77005
Capacity: 120 seated, 225 reception; more under certain circumstances
Call Brian Freeze at 713.522.2701 for information.
5. The Heritage Society – www.heritagesociety.org
This museum complex, located in Downtown’s Sam Houston Park, is composed of some of Houston’s oldest restored buildings and is perfect for history buffs.
1100 Bagby St., 77002
Capacity: 100 seated, 200 reception; more with tenting
6. The Hobby Center – www.thehobbycenter.org
If modern elegance and vibrant colors thrill you, this downtown landmark has a convenient location and matchless views of Houston’s skyline. Several of the spaces in the building are available for rental, including the soaring Grand Foyer and the plush, clubby Founder’s Room. Cordua is the preferred caterer here, but other caterers may be brought in for a fee.
800 Bagby St., Ste. 300, 77002
Capacity: 500 seated, 1000 reception
Call Denise Wright at 713.315.2512 for booking information.
7. 4411 Montrose – www.4411montrose.com
This ultramodern, boxy gem designed by architect Peter Zweig graces the edge of the Museum District, just down the street from the MFAH. Home to renowned gallerists Barbara Davis, Anya Tish and Wade Wilson, 4411 Montrose lends itself best to indoor-outdoor receptions but also has space for an intimate seated event in an unoccupied gallery space. Plus, the acoustics are really cool in the cavernous two-story walkway.
4411 Montrose, 77006
Capacity: 60 seated indoors, 300 reception indoor-outdoor
Call Sara Henderson at 713.400.5963 for more information.
8. The Bell Tower – www.thebelltoweron34th .org
Located in Garden Oaks just outside Loop 610, The Bell Tower has become a preferred place for some of the city’s most over-the-top celebrations. Constructed and lavishly decorated with a Mediterranean-Tuscan feel, The Bell Tower is a multifarious facility offering a mind-boggling array of options. In-house catering is available, but an outside company may be brought in for a fee.
901 W. 34th St., 77018
Capacity: 1200 with many smaller options available
Call Roger Igo at 713.868.2355 for more information.
9. Julia Ideson Library – www.houstonlibrary.org/julia-ideson-building
I’ll bet you didn’t know about this spectacular 1927 building smack in the middle of Downtown. Now home to the city’s archives, it was recently restored/expanded in its original Spanish-influenced, Renaissance revival style thanks to a massive fundraising effort chaired by prominent socialite Phoebe Tudor. It must be seen to be believed!
Preferred caterers list; outside caterers permitted if certain prerequisites are met
550 McKinney, 77002
Capacity: 200 seated, 300 reception
Call Mignonne Anderson at 832.393.1646 for information.