Tuesday, January 12, 2010

La Mansion offers afforable luxury

There's no denying that recommendations, referrals and suggestions go a long way in the business world, especially in this business. When you think about weddings, you might think of it as "one of the most important days of your life" or a "once-in-a-lifetime event" right? So, when looking around for the perfect venue, catering or photographer, it's seems natural to check with family and friends on who they recommend.

Well, although I might not have met you personally, please take note when I say this. I honestly and wholeheartedly suggest visiting with Jessica at La Mansion del Rio. She is one of the sweetest and most professional people I have met in this city. The hotel is beautiful. The decor is reminiscent of a Spanish governor's palace but with much more upscale classiness.

I had the opportunity to have lunch with Jessica and Ms. Carla, the director of catering at La Mansion, at the hotel's restaurant, Las Canarias. OMG, it was delicious. Kudos to the chef. I don't remember the exact name of the soup I had, but it was delicious. I also had the Cobb sal
ad-it was great! Definitely worth checking out. There are great views of the Riverwalk without the crowd. :)

Anyway, let's get on to the good stuff. I took a brief tour of the hotel. Checked out some of the banquet spaces and was very impressed. Here are a few pictures I took (with the exception of one).



This makes a great photo opportunity for the couple.



So I obviously didn't take this photo. But we had it on file so had to share. This is the Iberian Ballroom all decked out for a wedding. Gorgeous eh?



This was probably my favorite room, the Veramendi Room. The space had 12 chandeliers... That's right...12!



This isn't the best picture, yes I know, which is actually the point. Pictures don't do this space justice. It's a must see for sure. The Madero is truly a beautiful ballroom.



Check out this space. In the El Capistrano the beams and natural lighting are very catching. It's right by the courtyard too.



And.. it's connected to this part! Woo! The doors, windows and awesome light fixtures add a very unique touch. You can have your ceremony here and then move on over to the reception room right next door.



Speaking of ceremony, the garden courtyard is a perfect place for couples to exchange vows. Look at the pretty fountain.




To check out the virtual tours of the space click here. To schedule a visitation or for more information call Jessica Amaya-Benitez at 210-518-1141.

1 comment:

  1. What a great synopis about a beautiful venue! Thank you!

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