Hotel Emma 136 East Grayson Street • San Antonio • TX 78215


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It's a fascinating hotel with an even cooler history. Built as a brewery in the 1880s, the ornate Renaissance Revival/Second Empire-style structure was the only San Antonio brewery to survive prohibition, thanks to the innovative leadership of its namesake, Emma Koehler.
  • The beautiful Elephant Cellar—so called for the impressive gray tanks lining its walls—faces the hotel's exhibition kitchen, so your guests can be treated to a behind-the-scenes view of the culinary action.
  • Most event rooms open to The Courtyard, an artfully landscaped space overlooking the river, where a bubbling fountain made from a repurposed brass fitting from the original brewery serves as an intriguing focal point.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,000/event
  • Rental fee includes:

    • Elephant Cellar, Courtyard, Cellars J & K, Expo Kitchen, and Brewmeister's Office
    • Tables, chairs, and Italian linens
    • Place settings and glassware
    • Votive candles
    • Dance floor & Staging
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $260/person and up
  • Includes:

    • 3 Hors d'Oeuvres
    • Plated 3 course dinner
    • Wedding cake
    • 5 hour open bar
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 100
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 100
Reception Seated 200 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night

Essential Info


$$ • $$$





Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Landscaped Grounds


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