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306 W. Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

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Weddings and Events

Weddings at the Elegant Hotel Contessa

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On the banks of the famous Riverwalk, Hotel Contessa combines the grandeur of a world-class destination with the charm of San Antonio, setting the ambiance for a romantic destination wedding. Our professional and courteous Catering team will assist in creating an elegant reception, rehearsal dinner, luncheon or brunch in one of our exceptional venues. For more information about our Wedding and Reception venues, please contact our Catering Team at (210) 298-8065 or e-mail us at weddings@hotelcontessariverwalk.com
Wedding at Hotel Contessa

Marriage Island

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Marriage Island at Hotel Contessa on the River Walk
Over 100 years ago, a cypress tree was planted in that space, and over time the roots of this tree have formed a small island that extends out into the calm waters of the Riverwalk. This island has come to be known as Marriage Island. It is located in front of the Hotel Contessa and is a popular destination for wedding ceremonies. The island belongs to the city and Downtown Operations oversees the use of the venue for a charge of $200 per 30 minutes. For more information regarding Marriage Island, contact the Ministry at San Antonio at (210) 650- 2436 or by email at theministryatsanantonio@gmail.com.

Wedding Special Offers

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The Perfect Match
For the ultimate wedding experience, let our team of experts match the perfect date for your perfect day. With our Perfect Match package, you will receive an additional complimentary night stay or an additional bar selection at your reception on select dates. This exclusive package will create your picture-perfect wedding at Hotel Contessa.

The Perfect Match Package Includes:
Enhance your stay and receive an additional night at Hotel Contessa
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Enhance your reception and select either complimentary Champagne Punch or Sangria

Disclaimer: Offer is applicable for newly contracted weddings only. Contracted parties must meet $4,500 minimum. Champagne Punch and Sangria 1 gallon per 10ppl. Additional charges apply for Marriage Island location, A/V, outside décor and ancillary items not listed above. The package does not include guest rooms, taxes or fees. The package does not include a food tasting. Offer subject to availability.


The Conservative Contessa
Bride Package
Hotel Contessa offers a creative all-inclusive wedding package for couples with an intimate guest list, flexible timeframe and desire for a beautiful, affordable wedding. The package includes $1,000 savings on our popular wedding amenities.

The Conservative Contessa Package Includes:
Elegant Sunday Brunch Menu with a Champagne Toast 10am – 2pm; menu created by the executive chef and served buffet style
All tables and chairs for guest seating, gifts, guest book and cake
Select table lines, napkins, chair covers and sashes
All china, glass and silver for food service
Table centerpieces: mirror centerpiece with hurricane vase and tea lights
Champagne and chocolate strawberry amenity on wedding night
Complimentary suite on wedding night with magnificent views of San Antonio
Professional banquet captain to oversee all details of reception
Dedicated event manager to assist with pre- & post-arrival and event requests
No additional fee required to hold event space (up to two weeks)
Disclaimer: Package is applicable for parties of maximum 50 attendees. Must contract on a Sunday. Reception to be held in Palm Room. Contracted parties must meet $2,500 minimum. (1) glass of champagne for 50 maximum attendees only. Additional charges apply for Marriage Island location, A/V, outside décor and ancillary items not listed above. The package does not include guest rooms, taxes or fees. The package does not include a food tasting. Offer subject to availability.


Your Honeymoon. Our Gift.
We’ve raised the art of wedding gift-giving to a whole new level. When you choose to wed at one of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels or Gemstone Collection exclusive destinations around the globe, we’ll add to your wedding gift thank-you list — by picking up the tab for your honeymoon adventure. That’s right. Not only will you enjoy the natural beauty, luxurious setting, and a personalized wedding experience provided by the hotel of your choosing for your wedding celebration; you’ll savor the memory with a romantic honeymoon escape.

Revel in luxury and freshly wedded bliss as you enjoy an extraordinary honeymoon on us! Simply book your wedding at Hotel Contessa and receive a FREE honeymoon available at any of our participating destinations!Just spend $8,000 or more on food and beverage at your wedding to qualify. Complimentary honeymoon lengths of stays and inclusions will vary based on your qualifications below.

Qualifications, rules & restrictions:
A complimentary one-night honeymoon is offered when a wedding is booked (and a food and beverage spend of $8,000 or more is incurred) at any participating Benchmark or Gemstone property.
A $250.00 Benchmark gift card will be purchased and presented by the hotel that benefits by the wedding booking and represents a 3.12% cost of sale.
A complimentary two-night/ three-day honeymoon is gifted when a wedding is booked (and a food and beverage spend of $10,000 or more is incurred) at any Benchmark property.
A $500.00 Benchmark gift card will be purchased and presented by the hotel that benefits by the wedding booking and represents a 5% cost of sale.
A complimentary three-night/four-day honeymoon when a wedding is booked (and a food and beverage spend of $15,000 or more is incurred) at any Benchmark property.
A $750.00 Benchmark gift card will be purchased and presented by the hotel that benefits by the wedding booking and represents a 5% cost of sale.
A complimentary four-night/five-day honeymoon when a wedding is booked (and a food and beverage spend of $20,000 or more is incurred) at any Benchmark property.
A $1000.00 Benchmark gift card will be purchased and presented by the hotel that benefits by the wedding booking and represents a 5% cost of sale.
A complimentary seven-night/week long honeymoon included when a wedding is booked (and a food and beverage spend of $35,000 or more is incurred) at any Benchmark property.
A $1,750.00 Benchmark gift card will be purchased and presented by the hotel that benefits by the wedding booking and represents a 5% cost of sale
Disclaimer: Offer is only applicable for newly contracted weddings and can only be redeemed at participating Benchmark properties. Contracted parties must meet $8,000 F&B minimum. Additional charges may apply. The package does not include guest rooms, taxes or fees. Offer subject to availability. Reservations must be booked in advance of stay.Blackout dates may apply. Gift cards are valid for one year from issue date. Gift card will be funded once master account is paid in full.

Special Events

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Special Event at Hotel Contessa
Elegant San Antonio Events with Professional Catering ServicesThe elegance of Hotel Contessa, with prime location on the Riverwalk, coupled with our talented Catering team create an unbeatable combination for your next special event or celebration. From cocktail parties to casual brunch, our seasoned staff will make it a captivating affair. We will gladly work with you to customize your perfect event, including decor, special themes, menus and budget.

Are you Ready to Make a Scene?

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Our talented culinary and catering team will create an inspirational menu that will set the scene for your next event. From an intimate VIP dinner to an elegant reception, your guests will enjoy inspiring views, classic decor and outstanding service. Contact our Catering Team and tell them you are ready to ‘make a scene’ and receive 10% savings on our Banquet Menus. And if you REALLY want to make a sensational scene, book two or more events and receive 15% savings.
Special event space at Hotel Contessa

Event Catering
For more than 10 years Hotel Contessa has been San Antonio’s premier venue for galas, charity events, formals and celebrations. With inspiring views, classic décor and outstanding service, our hotel continues to be the first choice among event planners. Contact our Catering Team to plan your next soiree.

Corporate Catering
From large to intimate, formal to casual — any event you hold at Hotel Contessa will be remarkable. The hotel offers a wide range of event catering options to suit all needs, whether organizing a small VIP dinner for 10 or a corporate reception for 100. View menu.


Venue amenities include:

  • More than 10,000 Sq. Ft. of Renovated Event Space
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi
  • Dedicated Catering Manager for Event Planning & Execution
  • Diverse Banquet Menu
  • On-site Audio/Visual (priced separately)
  • Dedicated Concierge & Business Center

Terms & Conditions:
Discount applies to published Banquet Menus. Must book two or more events during same period to receive 15% savings. 10 person minimum & 100 person maximum. Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. Valid for newly contracted events only.


Please contact our Catering Team at (210) 298-8048 or email sales@hotelcontessariverwalk.com