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Sophisticated San Antonio Meeting Venues Plan A Meeting of The Minds

Whether you’re hosting a large meeting or a small group get-together, Hotel Contessa offers a flawless experience in downtown San Antonio. With more than 10,000 square feet of event space, including multiple venues with views of downtown and the River Walk, our freshly renovated hotel is tailor-made for team building events, day-long brainstorming sessions, and multi-day meetings.

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Amenities & Services For Events

  • 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • Expert meeting and event planning
  • Free high-speed WiFi
  • A/V equipment
  • Onsite catering
  • Room blocks

Our Venues

Anaqua/Anaqua Terrace

902 sq. ft. | up to 100 guests (20 on Terrace)

Floor-to-ceiling windows and Art Deco-inspired chandeliers inspire guests in the stylish and sun-lit Anaqua meeting room and adjoining outdoor terrace.

Palm/Palm Terrace

729 sq. ft. up to 75 guests (15 on Terrace)

The sophisticated Palm Room and adjoining terrace set an inspiring stage with floor-to-ceiling windows and low-key recessed lighting.


2800 sq. ft. | up to 150 guests

Located on the river level, the hotel’s two-story atrium provides plentiful seating for large gatherings in an airy, light-filled space.

Cypress Room

1617 sq. ft. | up to 150 guests

Stone accent walls and a central wood-burning fireplace set the tone for intimate meetings and social gatherings in the inviting Cypress Room.

Riverwalk Patio

450 sq. ft. | up to 60 guests

The expansive River Patio provides a unique outdoor setting for milestone celebrations and special events.


510 sq. ft. | up to 10 guests

With its dark mahogany table, comfortable leather chairs, and ample charging stations, our sophisticated Boardroom is equipped for productivity.

Cedar Room

812 sq. ft. | up to 80 guests

Adjustable recessed lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows with blackout curtains make the Cedar Room a versatile setting for daytime and evening events alike.

Contessa Ballroom

2277 sq. ft. | up to 300 guests

Rich wood paneling, adjustable lighting, and a neutral color palette create a blank slate for your creative vision in the Contessa Ballroom.

Contessa A/B

1122 sq. ft. | up to 150 guests each

For smaller meetings and breakout sessions, our Contessa Ballroom can be divided into two spaces, each featuring wrought-iron chandeliers, stately podium stands, and ample seating.

Laurel/Laurel Terrace

780 sq. ft. | up to 50 guests (10 on Terrace)

Featuring a pre-function foyer and an adjoining outdoor terrace, Laurel is well-equipped for a variety of business conferences and social events.


1120 sq. ft. | up to 100 guests

Magnolia inspires guests with unmatched views of downtown San Antonio, theater-style seating, and tech-savvy amenities, including a dropdown projector screen.


570 sq. ft. | up to 30 guests

Ideal for intimate banquets and brainstorming sessions, the Mesquite Room combines contemporary decor with modern meeting essentials, including high-speed Wi-Fi.


570 sq. ft. | up to 30 guests

With an array of configurations from boardroom conference-style seating to neat classroom rows, Retama pairs a modern setting with memorable catering.

Riverview Terrace

1113 sq. ft. | up to 75 guests

Located above the River Patio, this smaller outdoor terrace provides a unique vantage point for al fresco dining and cocktail receptions overlooking the River Walk.

Briscoe Museum

20,000 sq. ft. | up to 250 guests

The museum’s Jack Guenther Pavilion is a unique and distinguished setting for meetings and receptions indoors and out.

Meeting Packages

Day Meeting Package

Our Day Meeting package features all the elements of a traditional overnight meeting experience, including all-day F&B, exceptional meeting space and technology, and meeting support services.

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