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The Corinthian Map It
202 Fannin St.
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There just isn't a grander party space in town than the dramatic neo-classical interiors that feature a colonnade of 35-foot high Corinthian columns from which the venue gets its name. The former bank building, completed in 1935, has been decorated to the hilt for weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, holiday soirées and even the Playboy party during the 2004 Super Bowl. Master caterer Jackson Hicks and his Jackson & Co. catering/event planning arm guarantee that every event at The Corinthian is perfection. 

Goode's Armadillo Palace Map It
5015 Kirby Dr.
713-526-9700
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If you're thinking western for your next party, this is the place. From the giant-sized armadillo that greets visitors to the tony western memorabilia that fills the joint and lines the walls, the ambience is perfect for boot scootin'/longneck fun. Indoors or outdoors on one of two patios, there's plenty of room for all your friends. Pool tables, good-sized dance floor, shuffle board, dominoes and more are among the diversions. Plenty of Tex-Mex and barbecue on the varied menu.

Hotel ZaZa Houston Map It
5701 Main St.
713-526-1991

Hotel ZaZa Houston's venues are the perfect backdrops for any memorable event. Select from several private rooms - sizes range from 391 square feet to the grand ballroom with a view of the Mecom Fountain at 6,800 square feet. You could also celebrate in one of the luxurious Magnificent Seven suites.  With a variety of themes and ambiances to choose from, the highly-decorated suites are sure to impress and add a jolt of energy to your fete.

House of Blues Houston Map It
1204 Caroline St.
888-402-5837
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Hipsters of every age and parties of any size can find a niche or a vast space for entertaining in the cavernous House of Blues. Party planners can choose from the House of Blues Restaurant with an impressive folk art collection and stage for live entertainment, suitable for 200 seated or 450 schmoozing, the Music Hall where 1,000 can easily sway to the sounds of musicians on the stage and the super swank Foundation Room with its dramatic Indian-fantasy decor and room for 400. For more intimate gatherings, the Cambridge Room, which also boasts a bar and stage, can seat 125 for dinner and can handle 300 for receptions. Have even bigger plans in mind? You can take over the entire club, large enough for you and 1,500 of your nearest and dearest.

Hudson Lounge Map It
2506 Robinhood
713-523-0020
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Hudson Lounge is a chic space just north of Rice Village where sophisiticates hang for swell martinis and private parties. Hudson's luxe design embraces the definitive tenets of mid-century modern architecture: open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights and patios. The lounge's main building spans 2,800 square feet where multiple flat screens and LED projectors support a variety of A/V options for meetings and events.  The 1,500-square-foot back patio is reminiscent of the modern minimalism of 1960's Palm Springs. Hudson's rear pavilion completes the property's layout providing an additional 1,000-square-foot space with a bar designed for private events. Capacity is 99 guests standing or 40 seated. The entire venue is also available for events, accommodating up to 350 people.   

La Colombe d'Or Map It
3410 Montrose Blvd.
713-469-4750

La Colombe d’Or Hotel can comfortably accommodate well over 1,000 guests for standing events or several hundred for seated affairs. The focal point is Le Grand Salon.  The ornately-carved panels date from 1715 and were moved from a country chateau outside of Paris to recreate in Houston what is indeed a beautiful party space; it's a sophisticated salon suitable for any formal affair.

Lucky Strike Lanes Map It
1201 San Jacinto St.
877-893-8259
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If bowling is your game or if you're just looking for an offbeat party idea, Lucky Strike Lanes offers a number of venues ranging from a four-lane suite that accommodates from 25 to 50  to the full venue buyout — all 10 lanes, the lounge and the swank Luxe Lounge for a party for as many as 700. Our personal fave is the Luxe Lounge with its white leather sofas, private lanes and way cool atmosphere. 

Warehouse Live Map It
813 St. Emanuel St.
713-225-5483
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In the up and coming EaDo neighborhood, Warehouse Live offers everyone from a younger, hipper crowd through sophisticates the opportunity to decorate the place for events like wedding receptions and deb bashes. Owners describe it as a "blank canvas" ready to be interpreted. The ballroom can accommodate as many as 1,200 for cocktails or 250 for a seated dinner. For a more intimate space, the Studio will seat 100 for dinner or a few more for cabaret theater. Both rooms have stages and an interior more interesting than you might expect from an old warehouse.

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