Event Space & Hotels in Austin, Texas
It's hard to hear the words "River Walk" without imagining yourself on the banks of the San Antonio River in southern Texas. While the downtown portion is lined with restaurants, boutiques and hotels, the pathway now wanders quite a long way down to San Antonio's famed missions, old Spanish churches with plenty of history to impart. One downtown area of the River Walk veers off to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, where groups gather in the 514,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the 54,000-square-foot Stars at Night Ballroom and the 72 breakout meeting rooms. Two hotels near the convention facility are the 474-room Westin Riverwalk, with 22,000 square feet of event space, and the 507-room San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, with 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Another great area for groups is the Pearl District, which features the singular and circular Pearl Stable, built for a brewery's draft horses in 1894 and now an event space for special evenings.