Weddings, private and corporate events, and much more!

Located in the heart of Houston's vibrant Museum District, The McGovern Centennial Gardens offer many options to meet your event needs!

Explore the information below for details on holding private events in The Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and Celebration Garden.

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

The Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion serves as the main entryway to the McGovern Centennial Gardens and offers a stunning view of a 30-foot garden mount across the expansive Centennial Green. The Pavilion was designed by Apple Store architect Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and offers a sleek, modern indoor space with patio access perfect for receptions, cocktail parties, meetings and much more. It can accommodate many different functions including a seated reception for up to 200 guests and buffet receptions, cocktail parties and meetings for up to 150.The Pavilion includes a catering prep area, restrooms, and a private space for the bride or vendors. 

CELEBRATION GARDEN

The Celebration Garden is a unique venue located outdoors within the McGovern Centennial Gardens. Tall hedges surrounding this enchanting garden will provide privacy for your ceremony or special event. The lawn measures 60’x44’ or 2640 sq. ft. and can be tented if desired. The Celebration Garden can accommodate a seated ceremony for up to 240 guests, a seated dinner or reception for up to 220, and more for a cocktail party. For a 360 degree view of the Celebration Garden, click here.

PRICING

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

Weekdays starting at $300
Weeknights (M-TH) starting at $1,500
Weekends (F-SUN) starting at $3,500

Celebration Garden

Weekdays starting at $1,000
Weekends starting at $1,500

For a full pricing schedule, click here.

USAGE FEES

The rental fees outlined above are for rental of the function spaces only. The following items are included as part of the rental fees:

  • Tables and chairs:Hermann Park Conservancy has a select number of tables and chairs available for use within the Cherie Flores Pavilion. Tables and chairs for the Celebration Garden WILL NOT be provided by Hermann Park Conservancy. Contact the Venue Manager for further details on table and chair availability. 
  • Parking: Hermann Park Conservancy can reserve up to 72 parking spaces in the lot adjacent to the entry of the McGovern Centennial Gardens (Parking Lot C). If more spaces are needed, the Venue Manager can assist with the rental of additional spaces at nearby facilities. Costs of extra parking rental vary. 

Usage fees DO NOT inlcude function insurance and security, these costs are required to be paid in addition to the rental fee.

Function timing includes set-up, function and breakdown. If additional time is needed, please notify the Venue Manager to determine availability of additional time and associated fees. 

APPROVED VENDORS

Hermann Park Conservancy has provided this list of carefully selected vendors to meet your function needs for events in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. To ensure consistently high standards, function holders are required to use our approved vendors for all food, beverage, tenting and valet service needs. To see a full list of our approved vendors, click here.

For additional information, please contact us at 713-524-5876 ext. 335 or FacilityRentals@hermannpark.org.

EVENT REQUEST

Ready to book? Please complete the following form to request the scheduling of a function in the McGovern Centennial Gardens and we will contact you shortly to discuss your interests and needs.

To complete a request form, click here.

CONTACT US

Interested in learning more? Contact us at FacilityRentals@hermannpark.org 713-524-5876 ext. 335.

Please note that appointments for a tour of these spaces are required. Please contact us to schedule a tour.