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Rachel & Kirk’s Westin Riverwalk Wedding: Recap & Venue Review

Rachel and Kirk rock out at Westin Riverwalk wedding reception

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The Grooves Performs a Rocking Wedding for Kirk and Rachel at Westin Riverwalk

Congratulations to Kirk and Rachel, our newlywed couple from Saturday, February 29 2020! 

The Grooves band had a blast performing for you and your fun crew at your wedding at Westin Riverwalk! Thanks so much for having us out of all the great San Antonio wedding bands out there that you could have chosen. 

The first dance was a classic Motown band wedding favorite, “ Let’s Stay Together“ by Al Green, with the father and daughter dance being the country music classic “I loved Her First“ by Tim McGraw.  The mother and son dance was an easy rock ‘n’ roll favorite “Forever Young“ by Rod Stewart. Excellent choices that we had a blast playing for this rocking wedding party!

All in all, it was an awesome reception with super cool folks cutting a rug, ending with our bride and groom on the stage with our band singing along to “Don’t Stop Believing” by the 80’s band Journey. Epic! 

We had the time of our lives making memories with Rachel, Kirk, and all their fine family and friends. We hope (and suspect!) it was a dream wedding, befitting of dream clients. Thanks for letting us be a part of it!

Westin Riverwalk Wedding Venue Review

Rachel and Kirk’s wedding reception was thrown at the Westin Riverwalk. With 25+ years as one of Texas’ favorite wedding bands, we know a few things about wedding ceremony and reception venues. In fact, we’re kind of experts. From sound, to ambiance, to all the ins and outs of how a space does or doesn’t contribute to the intended vibe, we’ve seen it all and couldn’t help but learn what makes a great venue along the way. So, we thought we’d share an insider perspective in this Westin Riverwalk wedding venue review.

San Antonio Riverwalk, a scenic wedding locale
The Riverwalk provides a break-taking setting for a dream wedding (for couples and their guests alike!)

Holding your wedding at the Westin Riverwalk will definitely give it that authentic, historic San Antonio feel meets idyllic Central Texas vibe that the Riverwalk is famous for. 

Located right on the banks of the “Paseo del Rio”, as the Riverwalk is also known, The Westin Riverwalk offers a quieter, more intimate setting than some other top San Antonio Riverwalk wedding venues, with multiple private outdoor terraces and balconies, tons of space, and prime yet relatively private location just off the busiest parts of the Riverwalk:

Map showing location of the Westin Riverwalk wedding venue in San Antonio
Situated in the scenic Riverwalk but not in the most heavily trafficked heart of the area. Wedding perfection!

One of the finest San Antonio hotels, the Westin features some of the most stunning views overlooking the Riverwalk. It offers two main ballroom options and all the services, packages, and amenities you need for your dream wedding: accommodations, wedding ceremony space, and indoor and outdoor reception areas.

And while it checks all the boxes for a bride and groom’s perfect wedding, you’ll be wowing your guests with the time of their lives, too. Especially if they’re staying on site or nearby in the Riverwalk area. With world-class restaurants and renowned shops, the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio puts you in the center of the action, giving you and your wedding guests will have access to all the wonderful things this historic city has to offer: Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Zoo, the Alamodome, San Antonio Museum of Art, The Alamo itself, and so much more.
But what about the space itself?

For Big Weddings: The Navarro Ballroom

Navarro Ballroom at Westin for High Class Weddings
The Navarro ballroom at the Westin Riverwalk lends a high-class vibe to a wedding reception

For larger events, the Navarro Ballroom Foyer has three terraces overlooking the Riverwalk and also has floor-to-ceiling windows so you can take in the unique Riverwalk vibe inside and out. This space includes gorgeous mahogany chandeliers, which give an exciting sense of something elegant, unique, and special awaiting! If you’re looking for a rocking party full of revelry and dancing, imagine it all surrounded by stunning decorations and fixtures in a huge, stately setting befitting the magnitude of the occasion. Your wedding party will feel the grandness of your big day right from the time they enter through the magnificent staircase leading up to your party!

For Intimate Weddings: The Hidalgo Ballroom

Hidalgo Ballroom at the Westin, perfect for intimate wedding receptions
The Hidalgo is perfect for an intimate event (Provided by The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio)

For a more low-key event, the Hidalgo ballroom has a stunning atmosphere, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking the tranquil San Antonio Riverwalk. The color palette of the room incorporates smooth green tones alongside beautiful, complementary gold leaf mirrors, gorgeous wall sconces with classy Victorian Chandeliers, and silk draperies with the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Final Thoughts on the Wedding Venue at Westin Riverwalk

Whether your event is intimate or a massive party with all the family and friends, the Westin provides a wonderful setting ideal for your special event! The Riverwalk is one of the most magical wedding locations in Texas for couples and guests alike, and with everything you need in one fantastic location, it would be hard to go wrong! But the Westin’s not the only place we can vouch for on the Riverwalk. Read our picks of all the best Riverwalk wedding venues here.

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We had a blast getting the party started for Rachel & Kirk and would love to do the same for you! Making memories (of only the best variety!) is our mission.

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