La Escondida

Celebration Center


In the Pavilion at La Escondida Celebration Center.

A charming country setting on the banks of Helotes Creek, La Escondida Celebration Center stands apart from other Hill Country venues with its picturesque scenery and unparalleled event flexibility. Native trees, mature vegetation and cool evening breezes provide an ideal location for outdoor rustic or garden weddings. Going above and beyond for wedding couples, the professional, caring staff is committed to making your wedding day the very best.

The serene venue provides a sizeable outdoor space, likened to a large backyard or park-like atmosphere where possibilities abound. With unlimited potential, you are free to create and design the vision of your dreams.

“We have done a wide variety of custom themed weddings here,” says owner Candy Berkley. “Some of these have included Enchanted Forest, Caribbean Beach, English Tea Party and Western themes—all quite unique.”

She adds, “The space is really yours to make your own. We have décor storage rooms that our couples love to go through for inspiration and ideas for their special day.”

Another front view of La Escondida Celebration Center>
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At La Escondida Celebration Center, the outdoor ceremony is the best!
The back of the pavilion at La Escondida Celebration Center

Accommodating up to 200 guests (dependent upon season), La Escondida offers shaded outdoor ceremony sites as well as a 2,400-square-foot pavilion and an outdoor reception space beneath majestic live oaks. Indoor space is provided for dressing rooms, restrooms and food displays.

The venue also welcomes more intimate weddings, offering packages for 50 guests or less, and is often available for short-notice ceremonies and receptions.

Happy couples who have hosted their weddings at La Escondida rave about the customer service and attention to detail.

“One of the best compliments we received from a bride was that she felt like our staff cared for her and her guests like they were family,” recalls Candy. “That is something we pride ourselves in—providing an inviting, fun, special atmosphere for everyone who visits, as if they are a member of our own family.”

Equally exceptional is the attitude towards accommodating wedding couples and their needs with flexibility in planning their wedding day their way. The staff is ready to be as hands-on or hands-off as the couple wishes.

Unlike some establishments that require clients to use certain vendors, La Escondida doesn’t have a list of preferred vendors but is happy to recommend its favorite vendors. They also provide services including linens, on-site security, bartenders, servers and more. Plus, you are free to choose and bring in your own catering services.

The budget-conscious staff understands the huge expense of having a wedding and is eager to help couples bring their wedding dreams to life without breaking the bank.

“We are masters at making events chic and beautiful, inexpensively,” Candy says. “Share with us the number of guests, your budget and your vision, and we will help make it a reality.”

La Escondida Celebration Center is a must-see for any couple wanting an outdoor or garden wedding. The secluded, idyllic setting and experienced professional staff are sure to exceed your expectations.

La Escondida Ceremony


9888 Escondida Road, Helotes, TX 78023

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