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53 Hotel Congress Reviews
Married on 10/30/2016
We just had a beautiful themed Halloween wedding and reception with 60 guests in the Copper Hall of Hotel Congress that would not have been possible without all the help and support we received from ... Read more the hotel's event coordinator, Melissa Matriss. We are two busy people who are definitely not party planners but with Melissa's help brainstorming ideas, suggesting resources, keeping us on track, providing decoration accessories and so much more we were able to make this happen. We got many unsolicited comments from guests during and after the wedding about how nice the venue looked, how fantastic the food tasted and how attentive Melissa was keeping the event on track that day and checking in with people to make sure all their needs were being met. Melissa made the whole process so much fun we kind of regret it is over! (My wife says this review is not fully conveying how much Melissa soothed her anxieties and engaged with us warmly as a co-conspirator rather than a client in making the process fun and relatively stress free.) Taking a step beyond just the satisfaction side, I will also say we felt we got this excellent service at a very reasonable price and would suggest that anyone looking for an extraordinary boutique venue should take a serious look at the Hotel Congress.
Married on 03/16/2019
Great experience, great venue
My husband and I chose to get married at Hotel Congress because it is such an iconic venue and important piece of Tucson history. Their event coordinator Melissa is the real diamond in the crown. She ... Read more She is essentially a built in wedding coordinator. She is positive, organized, an excellent communicator, is responsive to questions and ideas, and worked hard to make our ideas come to fruition. If you don't have any idea where to start (like me), she will help you there too! If you need help finding a vendor, she will give you suggestions. The venue has many table decorations and she's full of ideas. On the wedding day she and her team kept track of our wedding party and got everyone organized and where they needed to be. I never had to worry about deliveries (cake, flowers, bouquet, etc) because her team had it all organized. We had a fun, beautiful wedding. I highly recommend Hotel congress and Melissa!
Married on 12/29/2018
Better than we could have imagined!!!
Everything was perfect with Hotel Congress, and working with Melissa was definitely the best part. We did our wedding a week or so after Christmas, so Copper Hall was decorated with red and white ... Read more poinsettias, along with Christmas garlands and wreaths, it was absolutely stunning, and perfect for our winter wedding theme. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. We asked the DJ to "get weird with it", and he totally did (and overall was probably the best wedding DJ we have seen), and the food was described by multiple friends as the best wedding food they've had. The only thing that went wrong: the day before during our rehearsal, we realized it was way too cold to have the ceremony outdoors, so we had to move it inside to Copper Hall. However, the event staff redirected everyone to the right place, and it was an incredibly smooth transition the day of. Recommendations: listen to Melissa for food/wine recommendations, do the tasting without your parents (we included them to make them feel a part of things and relieve some stress/confusion, but it kind of robbed us of a special moment), and don't stress the day of, Melissa's got your back!!! We were really able to make everything our own for our ceremony and reception, and we simply couldn't have had a better, more relaxed and smooth experience. It was an absolute blast. Groom here. Everything you read from the bride is true. My only additions would be the following: When you factor in everything that is included at Hotel Congress (DJ, Food, Bar, Table linens, chairs, decor, a very talented staff and coordinator, and probably some other things I'm forgetting), this is an incredible value. Not to mention what I can only describe as the "Tucson Cool Factor", which is hard to put a price tag on. There was one minor miscommunication with the menu tasting, and rescheduling it was a hassle (really, don't invite your parents). Once the mistake was realized, it was handled quickly and professionally, which is the best you can ask for. Understand that that was literally the only other thing that went wrong for us over the year of working with Melissa, including the wedding itself. We could not be happier with Melissa and Hotel Congress, and the wonderful time we had thanks to everyone there.
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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
Cake Cutting, Server(s)
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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
Describe your venue
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Decor, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What months are included in your peak season?
March, April, May, October, December
What months are included in your off-peak season?
June, July, August
311 E. Congress St. Tucson, AZ, 85701