San Antonio loves a party, and the area is home to a number of great event venues. Here are five of our favorite locations to host your next meeting, anniversary party or baby shower.1. Gruene Event Center
1259 Gruene Rd Suite 100
The Guadalupe River and its lush tree-lined banks provide a scenic backdrop for this event center in the heart of historic Gruene. Upstairs and downstairs seating accommodates up to 250 guests, while the 2,200-square-foot outdoor deck overlooking the river is a comfy spot to relax. On-site catering offers both buffet and table service options.2. T Bar M Resort and Conference Center
2549 Hwy 46 W
If you're looking for a convenient, all-inclusive site for a business conference or family reunion, T Bar M features the facilities and services you need. In addition to banquet halls and meeting rooms, the resort has catering and lodging options, including charming and Old World-style "Sunday Haus." When work is done, enjoy amenities like swimming pools, tennis courts, a putting green and spa services.3. Villa at Gruene
1190 Gruene Rd
This classic villa-style building is located on the grounds of a vineyard nestled in beautiful Hill Country. Reserve an individual room or rent the entire villa for your special occasion. The Pub is an ideal setting for casual get-togethers, such as company team-building or birthday parties. No need to wait for a formal occasion to stop in at the listening room for live music with no cover charge.4. The Veranda
1746 Lockhill Selma Rd
Imagine yourself and your guests in a Roaring Twenties mansion straight out of The Great Gatsby, surrounded by graceful oaks and colorful gardens. Believe it or not, you're in the heart of San Antonio at The Veranda. Event spaces can be configured to hold anywhere from 25 to 1,000 guests for parties, meetings and banquets. Check out The Veranda at their open house on Tuesday, June 30 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.5. Gustology
1856 Nacogdoches Rd
Want to host a truly memorable event that will have your guests talking long afterwards? Schedule your birthday party, wedding shower or corporate team-building at Gustology. Have fun as their entertaining mixologists teach you how to prepare specialty cocktails like Moscow Mules, Sidecars or a Dark 'n' Stormy. All beverage supplies and materials are included, and Gustology works with preferred caterers for your food needs.
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