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Hotel Emma’s event venues are as delightfully uncommon as the hotel itself and we believe our venues provoke creativity in the way events are designed. We have a rich array of tables and arrangements to accommodate everything from feast tables to cocktail receptions or classroom settings. Our team will work with you to design site plans that fit the nature and style of your event to a Texas T.
The space is as impressive as its namesake. Nineteen-foot ceilings tower over the 3,250 sf room, which can accommodate 240 guests. The refined/industrial look is accented with custom chandeliers made from bottle labelers brought over from Germany in the 1920s. Huge brewing tanks are ranked along both sides of the space… big, round gray tanks with pipe “trunks” — the resemblance to pachyderms inspired the name decades ago. Elephant Cellar is flanked by Hotel Emma’s fabulous exhibition kitchen and the Courtyard, which overlooks the river.
Cellar J is flooded… with abundant natural light pouring in through two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River. Opening directly onto Emma’s inviting Courtyard, Cellar J’s charms include 16-foot vaulted ceilings and 1,050 sf of space for up to 105 guests. For larger groups, we can link Cellar J to Cellar K to provide a generous 1,625 sf of event space.
We call it an intimate space, because “small” doesn’t suit it. Big floor-to-ceiling windows open to a spacious veranda overlooking the river. A lofty 16-foot vaulted ceiling gives an expansive air to the Cellar’s 575 sf footprint, which easily welcomes up to 40 guests. For larger groups (up to 145), we combine Cellar K with Cellar J for a total of 1,625 sf.
Emma’s third-floor Gold Room looks out onto our spacious rooftop pool and deck. The neighboring foyer and adjoining galley kitchen allow for flexible pre-function space and on-the-spot culinary creations. At 840 sf, the Gold Room accommodates up to 75 guests. The room was named by workers in the late 19th Century to reflect its stature as the place where the Brewery’s guests were entertained.
A felicitous setting for a cocktail reception, a working lunch or small meeting of 22 people. Walls of windows brighten 408 sf of thoughtfully detailed space that adjoins a private patio overlooking the river.
A spacious antique English table commands the Boardroom, where up to 14 people can gather for business in a quiet, urbane setting. Rustic one-hundred-year-old brick walls are a textural counterpoint to the room’s refinement.
Courtyards have been outdoor living rooms in South Texas since the Spanish arrived in the early 1700s. Hotel Emma’s 1500 sf Courtyard welcomes up to 150 people outdoors to enjoy a starry night or breeze-cooled afternoon. Reserve the Courtyard on its own or as a romantic annex for events in the Elephant Cellar or Cellar J.