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La Villita Venue Rentals

A GUIDE TO THE VENUES OF

LA VILLITA HISTORIC ARTS VILLAGE

Entertain your guests amid the historic charm of the beautifully landscaped venues of La Villita Historic Arts Village. Located in downtown San Antonio, La Villita is on the National Register of Historic District, and is a facility of the City of San Antonio, Department for Culture and Creative Development.

418 Villita Street, Suite 900 • San Antonio, Texas 78205

(210) 207-8614 • FAX (210) 207-4390

lavillita@sanantonio.gov 

 

GENERAL  INFORMATION

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR LA VILLITA VENUES:

The venues of La Villita Historic Arts Village can be visited daily from 8 a.m.to 9 p.m. when the area is open to the public. If you would prefer a guided tour, please call to schedule an appointment with a coordinator any time Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ARNESON RIVER THEATRE

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This outdoor theatre is a unique way to stage a public or private function, and is perfect for dance or musical performances. The Arneson River Theatre can seat 800 people on the south side of the San Antonio River while the audience watches the stage performance on the opposite side.

RENTAL FEES: Call  for rates.

NOTE: Arneson River Theatre regularly schedules multiple events daily so your reservation request must include time for set up AND tear down in addition to the time of the actual event to ensure proper scheduling

Sound: No in-house sound system is provided. However, you are welcome to provide your own.

Lights: This venue has two lighting systems for evening events. Provided with your rental are white stage lights, but if you require the colored lighting system, a trained technician must be hired to operate the light board. Please contact La Villita for the list of approved vendors.

Concessions: A concession stand is available for the sale of merchandise, food and/or beverages.

BOLIVAR HALL

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This is La Villita’s only indoor, air-conditioned venue, available for small receptions, exhibits or meetings. It is located upstairs above the La Villita Café, next to the main offices of La Villita. This venue is not handicap accessible and restrooms are downstairs.

RENTAL FEE: Call for quote

CAPACITY: 100 seated. Dimensions: 1,176 Sq Ft.

COS HOUSE

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Built before 1835, this historic house was the site of General Perfecto Cos’ signing of the Articles of Capitulation. Now it is often used for small wedding receptions, parties or dinners. The Cos House has two rooms, plus a kitchen, restrooms, a covered porch and a charming, tree-shaded courtyard.

RENTAL FEE: Call for quote

CAPACITY: 100 seated or 140 reception style Dimensions: Inside: 614 Sq. Ft. / Porch: 444 Sq.Ft. / Patio: 1,660 Sq.Ft.

MAYOR MAURY MAVERICK PLAZA

MAYOR MAURY MAVERICK PLAZA

The largest outdoor venue in La Villita, Maverick Plaza can be rented for wedding receptions, private parties, corporate functions or festivals. The Plaza has a permanent concession building, large restroom facilities and an optional stage.

RENTAL FEES: Call for quote

CAPACITY: 1,200 seated or 2,500 reception style – Dimensions: 34,132 Sq. Ft.

PLAZA JUAREZ

Plaza Jaurez

A charming, medium-size venue, Plaza Juarez comprises a deep-set area floored with artistic tiles, perfect for dancing and dining, has its own stage and concession area. The venue can be rented for wedding/corporate receptions or private parties.

RENTAL FEE: Call for quote

CAPACITY: 300 seated or 500 reception style – Dimensions: 4,559 Sq. Ft. + Stage: 18.5’ x 42’

PLAZA NACIONAL

PLaza Nacional

Adaptable for a two-part function, Plaza Nacional has an attractive outer patio, with a fountain, which winds around into a beautiful tree-shaded area surrounded on two sides by a grape arbor which is abloom in the spring/summer.

RENTAL FEE: Call for quote

CAPACITY: 150 (seated) or 300 reception style – Dimensions: 4,815 Sq. Ft. + 2,964 Sq. Ft.

 

O’NEIL FORD PLAZA

O'Neil Ford Plaza

This is the smallest outdoor plaza and is located directly behind the Little Church of La Villita. The venue can only be reserved as an addition to a Maverick Plaza reservation.

RENTAL FEE: Call for Quote

CAPACITY: 100 seated.

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CITY ORDINANCES AND FACILITY RULES

  • ALCOHOL: Alcoholic beverages may be sold, given or consumed pursuant to applicable state and local laws and subject to regulations and fees established by the City of San Antonio (COSA).
  • BEVERAGES/CATERING: A caterer of your choice may be hired. Beverages may not be served in glass containers. The caterer/licensee is responsible for safe removal of all glass containers in which food and beverages were delivered.
  • DAMAGE DEPOSIT – Call for quote: A damage deposit may be required for the rental of any of our venues. You will be responsible for all costs associated with cleanup and removal of all equipment, trash and decorations and/or any damages which occur during your event, including the actions of your guests. Do not remove or alter any COSA property.
  • DECORATIONS: Areas may be decorated. However, no adhesive, nails, tacks or similar devices may be used on any surface. All equipment and/or decorations brought in must be removed immediately following the event.
  • ELECTRICITY: Electrical power stations are available. If additional electricity is needed, it will be your responsibility to secure a permit, as well as install and maintain temporary electrical service for stages, vendor booths, etc. in compliance with COSA code. Only licensed and bonded electricians may perform installations.
  • LIABILITY INSURANCE: General Liability Insurance is required a minimum of 30 days prior to your scheduled event. This certificate of insurance must reflect the City of San Antonio as “additional insured.” La Villita event staff will provide you Tenant Users Liability Insurance (T.U.L.I.P) purchase information upon request. An Alcohol Liability Insurance certificate and a TABC permit is required if alcohol is to be sold.
  • MUSIC: Live or recorded music is welcome. However, amplified music must comply with COSA Ordinance #62550. A decibel meter is used to monitor sound levels, which should not exceed 72 db. Licensee further understands and agrees that, in the event that Licensee intends to play or perform copyrighted music it must obtain licenses for such music from the owners of such copyrights, including, but not limited to, ASCAP. Licensee covenants and agrees to fully INDEMIFY and HOLD HARMLESS, the COSA for any claims for damages or licensing fees claimed by any copyright holder based on the Licensee’s use of the licensed premises.
  • SECURITY: Licensee must contact the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Off-Duty office at (210) 207-7020 to arrange security for your event. This is mandatory and there are no exceptions.
  • TABLE & CHAIR RENTAL (optional): Rented equipment is stacked in venue but not set up. Cost: $8 per table and $2 per chair (tan/metal only). The Cos House has 10, 60” round tables (seating 8- 10 per table) available for rent. Aluminum banquet tables (6’) are available at all other venues (seating 6-8 per table). Violations of ordinances/rules may result in forfeiture of damage deposit.

Last revised: 5.3.14

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR USING LA VILLITA VENUES

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