One of the most vibrant cities in Texas, San Antonio is a colorful tapestry of history and culture. The downtown area is alive with arts and entertainment as well as notable sites including the Alamo and the famous Riverwalk. Nestled in the heart of this urban jungle the Emily Morgan hotel presides like a grand dame, offering guests a boutique experience that you don’t often find amid the hustle and bustle of a city’s epicenter. It’s warm, inviting atmosphere is equal parts elegance and ease, making it the ideal place for you and your out-of-town wedding guests to call your home away from home.
Emily Morgan Hotel
Wedding Packages Worth Unwrapping
Once a medical arts building the Emily Morgan became a hotel in 1985, and was named the “official hotel of The Alamo in 2012,” in part because of its close proximity to San Antonio’s most famous Mission. A small boutique hotel with just 177 guest rooms, the property feels more like a large house than a hotel. A $5 million renovation in 2013 enhanced the overall look and feel, combining Texas charm with luxury accommodations. Taking inspiration from The Alamo, the stone floor is almost identical to the Misson’s walls, and every floor pays tribute to the historic battle site through artwork. The glass enclosed lobby with its rustic décor and cozy fireplace affords guests beautiful views as they relax in the soft leather furnishings and enjoy a cocktail from Oro Restaurant and Bar.
Both the restaurant and the hotel’s library can accommodate smaller receptions, brunches, and dinners for the wedding party and their guests, but the stand-out feature for brides is the Emily Morgan’s extensive and affordable wedding packages that are included when booking blocks of rooms.
“There are so many wedding venues in the city that don’t offer guest rooms,” says Deborah McNabb, senior sales manager. “That’s where we come in. We are centrally located and can offer guests plenty to see and do in between wedding activities.”
The Romance Package is available with a booking of 10-20 rooms and includes a junior suite for the happy couple that overlooks the Alamo Courtyard with sweeping views of the downtown San Antonio skyline. It features a king-sized bed, pull out couch, and large bathroom with a deep garden tub. Also included in the package is turn down service, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, a breakfast buffet at Oro Restaurant, complimentary valet parking, and a late (2 p.m.) checkout time.
A block of 21-30 rooms includes everything in the Romance package plus airport pickup and drop off for the bride and groom and their parents, while a 31-50 room block adds limo service to the wedding for the bride and up to seven of her bridesmaids to the perks. Finally, if the reception, rehearsal dinner, or brunch for a party of 30 or more is booked at the hotel, the Emily Morgan will give one member in the party a free night’s stay.
“This is perfect for gifting to the maid of honor or the parents,” says McNabb.
As part of the Double Tree by Hilton family of hotels, guests can earn and redeem Hilton rewards at the Emily Morgan, as well as enjoy the Double Tree’s signature warm chocolate chip cookie upon check-in.
With so many perks and packages, housing your guests at the Emily Morgan is like treating them, and yourself, to a luxury vacation. It’s a wonderful way to make them feel as special as the love you celebrate.
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