Host Your Event at the Alamo

Have your next event at The Alamo - available for both daytime and evening events with indoor/outdoor spaces to accommodate a range of gatherings including wedding receptions, corporate and social events as well as military ceremonies. The Alamo is committed to connecting, supporting, and honoring our military. Whether you are celebrating a retirement, promotion, or change of command, the Alamo is rich in history and honored to celebrate your milestones. 

The Alamo has meeting and event spaces for groups of 10 up to 525 people. We work with a select list of caterers and their expertise with our venue will help you create an experience bigger than Texas!   

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty and serves as a sacred memorial to all who lived, fought and died there. The 1836 Battle of the Alamo is one of the most pivotal battles in world history, signifying Texan identity, the fight for liberty, and bravery in the face of impossible odds.  Witness living history, experience authentic artifacts and admire an iconic landmark that shaped the country during your event at the Alamo. 

Table set up with salad and dessert in Alamo Gardens
Military speaker at the podium in front of a seated audience
Tables set up for an event in Alamo Gardens
Alamo Hall Patio with festive decor
Festive tables set up in Cavalry Courtyard
Alamo Hall with colorful lighting
Military ceremony at Cavalry Courtyard
Margarita bar set up for an event
Close up of table setting detail in Alamo Gardens

Venues

With six different locations to choose from, you can find the perfect setting for your event. During the day, join us inside Alamo Hall or La Vista Terrace and host your luncheons and meetings with a unique view. After hours, the Alamo is closed to the public to provide an exclusive experience for your guests.

Alamo Hall

Alamo Hall Interior

Built in 1922 as San Antonio Fire Station #2, Alamo Hall is an ideal location for receptions and dining. With chandelier lighting and French doors that open to a beautiful limestone patio, it is the perfect indoor space for your event and features a spacious kitchen. Rental of Alamo Hall includes access to Alamo Hall Patio for an indoor/outdoor experience.   
Capacity: 130 guests seated, 150 guests standing

Alamo Hall Patio

Alamo Hall Patio

Alamo Hall Patio is a beautiful outdoor venue nestled away at the back of the Alamo. With limestone walls, Texas pecan trees, glowing string lights, and built in seating around the perimeter, it is the perfect scene for cocktail hour, a serene seated dinner, or an intimate militiary ceremony.
Capacity: 40 guests seated, 75 guests standing

Cavalry Courtyard

Cavalry Courtyard

Shaded by Texas pecan trees, Cavalry Courtyard is a distinctive outdoor venue for small receptions and military ceremonies. The courtyard features an elevated stone platform backed by the iconic six flags of Texas, and is surrounded by majestic bronze statues dedicated to the heroes of the Texas Revolution.  
Capacity: 100 guests seated, 130 guests standing
*Please note Cavalry Courtyard is only available for evening events as this venue is open to the public during normal operating hours.

La Vista Terrace

View of the Alamo from La Vista Terrace

The best kept secret in San Antonio, La Vista Terrace penthouse is a rooftop venue with a spectacular view of the historic Alamo. Adorned in traditional craftsman with rustic elements, this is the sole Alamo venue where you can have a wedding ceremony. There is indoor space in the penthouse and a terrace deck to entertain your guests – the only outdoor event space directly overlooking the Alamo! 
Capacity: 90 guests (indoor penthouse and terrace deck combined) 

Alamo Gardens - South and Center

Alamo Gardens

The Alamo Gardens feature sprawling lawns and tall Texas pecan trees, perfect for “Texas-sized” receptions, living history demonstrations, and military ceremonies. The tents of the nearby Living History encampment provide a unique backdrop. South and Center Gardens can be rented individually or combined for added dining space and activities.
South Gardens - Capacity: 100 guests seated, 200 guests standing
Center Gardens - Capacity: 70 guests seated, 120 guests standing
*Please note Alamo Gardens are only available for evening events as this venue is open to the public during normal operating hours.

Entertain your guests with experiences you can only find at the Alamo!

Living History Experience

Living historians showing artifacts from the 1830s

Step into the world of 1830s Texas. From historical clothing to the smell of gunpowder to early 1800s medicine, our living historians will take you back in time to the famous Battle of the Alamo to provide a unique, historical experience for your event.

Firing Demonstration

Living historians demonstrating how to fire a musket

Experience the spark of the flint, the flash of the fire and the smell of the sulfuric gun powder. Our living historians detail the 12 steps to fire a musket and then perform an actual musket firing demonstration.

After Hours Tour

Tour guide with guests outside of Alamo Church

Retrace the footsteps of the past with a private after-hours tour including a personalized, guided tour of the Alamo Church and Exhibit Hall.

History Talk

Visitors listen to an Alamo History Talk in Cavalry Courtyard

Enhance your event with an overview of the history of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution followed by Q&A with Alamo staff.

FAQs

Can I have my event inside the Church? 
Alamo Church is open to the public, but it is not available for private events inside the Church. Military ceremonies are allowed to take place in front of the Church. We do have six other venues available so you can find the perfect setting for your next event.

Can I have my wedding at the Alamo?
We do allow wedding receptions on the Alamo grounds, but La Vista Terrace is the only venue where you can also have your wedding ceremony in addition to the reception. You can also have your ceremony at La Vista Terrace and then have your reception at any of our other venues. 

Is smoking allowed on the grounds? 
No, smoking is not allowed on our grounds. Smoking is allowed on Alamo Plaza, off of our grounds. 

Can I bring in my own food? 
You cannot bring in your own food, but we do have a select list of approved caterers that are happy to assist you with your catering needs. 

Is alcohol allowed to be served during my event? 
Yes, all of our approved caterers have a TABC license to assist you with your bar needs and serve alcohol at your event. 

Can I have a band at my event? 
Yes, you are welcome to have live music at your event. If the band is playing outside, they will need to stop playing by 10:00 p.m. per the city ordinance.  

Do we provide our own security? 
No, security is provided by our Alamo Rangers. There is an additional cost for security that is noted in your event agreement. 

Can we have live animals for entertainment? 
With the exception of trained ADA service animals, live animals are not allowed on our grounds. 

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