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Sheila Wells, event coordinator
The Parador

Sheila Wells says it’s “the positiveness” of weddings that she enjoys most in her role as events coordinator for The Parador in Houston’s Museum District. She notes that the circa-1928 building, which marries Mediterranean style with Byzantine detail, is perfect for couples who want privacy for their wedding: “It’s their own villa for their special night—they’re not competing with any other events.” The Parador, a former church, features a soaring dome, raised stage and space for 300 guests. Adds Wells, “Our large gardens are beautifully landscaped,” providing further ceremony, reception and photo-op options for couples and their guests.

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Built in 1928, The Parador stands as a testament to the architectural artistry of a distant era. Marrying Mediterranean style with Byzantine detail, this magnificent building is designated as a Texas historical landmark, and is the last of its kind in the Houston's museum district.

The craftsmanship in creating this stunning five-sided structure is evident throughout. Intimate spaces evoking a splendor of yesteryear meet with the grandeur of stately lounges, echoing a place in time and a beauty that is timeless. The Third Church of Christ Scientist served the congregation that had been organized as an offshoot of the growing First Church of Christ Scientist. The structure was designed by J. Rodney Tabor of the Jonas & Tabor Architectural Firm.

Completed in 1928, it is among the last of a number of Mediterranean-style buildings erected in the South Main area to lend a sense of history and place to the newly developing Almeda Road corridor. The edifice is noteworthy for its octagonal tower, arched windows, tile roof and stuccoed walls. The Sunday School addition erected in 1953 follows the same style. It was purchased in 1999 by the current owners and began its second incarnation as The Parador. In 2001 it was designated a Texas State Historical Landmark. Today, this refurbished masterpiece is one of Houston's premier social and corporate event venues, playing host to affairs of distinction. To learn more click here.

In Febuary 2010, The Parador was featured in an article in the Wedding Buzz Newsletter by Weddings in Houston Magizine.

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The Parador 2021 Binz Houston, Texas 77004 - (713) 529-3050 - Email: paradorhouston@aol.com