Urban elegance in Houston's premier garden venue

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

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

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    Mustard Seed Photography

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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.

Pricing for the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion varies by season and day of the week. To learn more about pricing your event, please review the rental rates by clicking here.


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    Scott Kelley Photography

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    The Cotton Collective Photography

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    Mullers Photography

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    Fulleylove Photography

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    Angela Lauren Company

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    Selini Hernandez Photography

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. 

Pricing for the Celebration Garden varies by season and day of the week. To learn more about pricing your event, please review the rental rates by clicking here.

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To view photos of the venue and various events in the McGovern Centennial Gardens, click here.


Please review rental rates here.

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. Cost of renting extra parking varies.

    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. 

    Deposits and Payments

    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 starts at $400 and proposals are limited to 20 total guests including photographer/videographer. 

    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.

    Reservation Request

    Interested in booking? 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 inquiry 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.


    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.