Henry B Gonzales Convention Center

The LDR & Grotto

Inspired by a story as big and bold as Texas


More than a ballroom, The LDR's fine Western art and rich furnishings evoke the maverick history and rustic elegance of the landscape that inspired it. On the banks of the River Walk, at the Henry B. González Convention Center, this fabulous venue flows out onto a river patio, seamlessly transforming into an al fresco setting for private groups and events. It has a capacity from 150 to 500 guests.

Guests are drawn into the warm, ranch-like panache of The LDR, surrounded by an abundance of natural textures…stone, wood, metal and leather. Antler chandeliers and custom-made furnishings abound in this unique, one-of-a-kind room unparalleled in any convention center in the country. The ambience merges the spirit of the Old West with a luxurious and contemporary feel. Rich fabrics, creative lighting, plush furnishings, and flexible seating areas evoke the welcoming living room of a grand Texas ranch house.

Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer and executive producer for the Lonesome Dove mini-series, enlarged 11 of his original photographs for exclusive display throughout the room. The legendary cuisine and gracious service of The RK Group completes the unique experience – inviting guests to indulge in a taste of Texas’ hospitality and warmth.

The Grotto

The beautiful Henry B. González Convention Center actually has "A River that Runs through It." This section of the charming San Antonio River Walk is aptly named, "The Grotto."

The Grotto spans the entire width of Bridge Hall of the Convention Center with numerous trees, foliage, a waterfall that signifies the end or the beginning (depending on which way you are walking) and even a few ducks who have taken up residence in The Grotto area. This incredible space is the ONLY space in all of San Antonio where you can hold a large reception directly onto the River Walk for up to 2,500 people. The space is charming, elegant, very serene and, above all, especially unique to San Antonio.

The cool Grotto is a red hot spot to throw a fabulous party! Located just below the busy halls of the Convention Center – The Grotto has a distinct atmosphere that is a mélange of the best of San Antonio!

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