Located in the heart of Houston's vibrant Museum District, the McGovern Centennial Gardens offer many options to meet your event needs.
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 architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and offers a sleek, modern indoor space with patio access perfect for receptions, cocktail parties, meetings and more. The space accommodates many different events for up to 150 seated guests at tables, 200 seated auditorium style, or 250 standing cocktail style. The Pavilion includes a catering prep area, restrooms, and a private space for the bride or vendors.
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 Celebration Garden can accommodate a seated ceremony for up to 300 guests, a seated dinner or reception for up to 250, and can be tented if desired.
Usage fees DO NOT include 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.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the rental fee is required to reserve the event space. Rental fee balance, insurance cost and security fees are due, in full, no later than 60 days prior to the function. Final payment for rental fee is non-refundable.
Proposals in the McGovern Centennial Gardens are available Sunday through Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The proposal fee is $250 and proposals are limited to 20 total guests including photographer/videographer. A day-of RUSH proposal permit is $400. For full details on the proposal booking process, click here.
All requests for proposals must go through the Facility Rentals office. Interested parties should fill out the reservation request form and select "proposal" from the Event Type dropdown menu: hermannpark.org/reservationrequest.
Ready to book? Please complete the following form to request the scheduling of an event in the McGovern Centennial Gardens and we will contact you shortly to discuss your availability and needs. Requests are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
To complete the reservation request form, click here.
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 information on how to become an approved vendor for Conservancy events, click here.
For additional information, please contact us at 713-524-5876 ext. 335 or FacilityRentals@hermannpark.org.