The Crystal Ballroom is a 1913 historic ballroom located in the heart of downtown Houston’s Rice Hotel. Originally the capitol of the Republic of Texas, this is one of Houston's most unique and historic landmarks.

We have a unique space to entertain intimate gatherings or larger seated wedding events. We offer private rooms for seated dinners or buffets and customized menus.


5,000 square feet with a 1,500 foot parlor

Space to accommodate up to 800 guests for receptions

Space to accommodate up to 350 guests for seated dining

Completely restored to the original 1913 design

Private dressing room

Full stage

Elegant lobby entrance with crystal chandeliers

35’ ceilings

Spectacular murals

Dance floor

Full wrap-around balcony and covered terrace

Mahogany French doors

  • Ceremony Site
  • Dance Floor
  • Great Views
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Patio
  • Rooftop

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