Best Corporate Event Spaces Near Houston Energy Corridor

The Energy Corridor in West Houston is home to significant business operations for big brands such as BP, Citgo, Shell, Sysco, Toyota, and more. Where there is big business - big spaces are needed! With over 100,000 employees working in Houston’s business district, many companies in the area regularly look for corporate event venues, holiday party space, team-building activities, workshops, and more.

Want your next corporate outing to be a home run? In this article, we’ll highlight some of the best event spaces in Houston’s Energy Corridor.

Knock it Out of the Park at Home Run Dugout

Looking for a fun and classy corporate event venue in Houston that will boost employee morale? We’re quickly becoming a hot spot for corporate gatherings, presentations, and parties.

The gaming at Home Run Dugout is a safe, simulated, indoor baseball experience - no sweaty helmets or fastballs. That means any attire is appropriate and all skill levels are welcome, making it a perfect activity for work parties. Rest assured, employees of all ages and abilities can enjoy gaming at HRD, even if they have never swung a bat.

At HRD, not only do our 12 simulated batting bays facilitate gaming, but you can use the 15 feet by 20 feet screens to project your team’s presentation. We also have additional PA equipment, projector system, a massive patio and Beer Garden Baseball Field, multiple bars, and a full restaurant menu. We can host corporate events of any size, big or small. We even offer entire facility rentals!

At 46,000 square feet, Home Run Dugout can accommodate at least 500 people seated and up to 2,000 people standing. The Private Dining Room can comfortably seat 65 people or 226 people standing.

Whether you need an event space and amenities for a seminar or want an exciting activity for the next employee appreciation day, we’re ready to make your next corporate event an unforgettable experience.

Conveniently located just west of Houston in Katy, Home Run Dugout is a short drive from the Energy Corridor.

Check out what one of our guests had to say about their recent corporate outing at HRD:

I wholeheartedly recommend Home Run Dugout for any company looking to host a staff meeting or team building event. We struggled to find a private room for presenting and Home Run Dugout was one of the only venues in the Houston area that met our specs. The exceptional facilities, friendly staff, and exciting activities all come together to create an unforgettable experience.

Here are some other options we like:

Norris Conference Centers - Houston City Centre

Norris Conference Centers offers a variety of spaces and amenities for companies big and small. With rooms ranging from 880 - 7,000+ square feet, this facility can accommodate events with up to 600 guests.

With soundproof walls and full-spectrum lighting, Norris Conference Centers is an ideal venue for presentations, workshops, or seminars.

Looking for a special dinner or corporate ball? Their Red Oak Ball Room offers an upscale and comfortable atmosphere with custom catering options. However, be ready to book well in advance. This venue hosts over 1,200 events each year.

The Westin Houston, Memorial City

With proximity to the energy corridor, there are several popular event venues in the neighboring Memorial City district, such as The Westin.

With 18 event rooms, 29 breakout rooms, and over 32,000 square feet of total event space, The Westin Houston, Memorial City can accommodate up to 1,000-person events.

An added benefit of The Westin is the attached 4-diamond-rated hotel, which may be preferred if you have event guests visiting from out of town. You’ll even receive a corporate discount when you reserve 10 or more suites.

In addition to upscale food catering and event service, The Westin also offers extensive corporate features such as microphones, a stage, projectors, monitors, AV equipment, videoconferencing, computers, printers, and more.

Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

Another Memorial City option, Hotel ZaZa offers corporate event spaces from 400 square feet to over 3,000. This is an ideal venue for small to medium size events.

Hotel ZaZa is unique with rooms to fit any vibe. They have options running from bold & chic dining rooms to contemporary & minimalist presentation rooms. They even offer a tropical outdoor event space with a pool.

Whether you’re looking for space for an intimate dinner or space for a daytime workshop, Hotel ZaZa could be a great option near the Energy Corridor.

The Bowery House & Gardens

Another option in Katy, The Bowery House & Gardens offers beautiful outdoor event space in a garden setting. Perfect for cocktail parties, meet and greet, or team building events, this venue is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses.

This may not be the best option for seminars or videoconferencing, but it offers a unique outdoor option.

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa offers many event rooms big and small, indoor and outdoor. Aside from typical event rooms with AV equipment suitable for presentations or seminars, they also offer entire venue rental that includes poolside dining, margaritas, and mariachi bands. This multi-level area entertains with bar and table seating, a cool poolside vibe, and big-screen TVs. The stunning outdoor restaurant rises from the wooded beauty in the back of the hotel and has a separate deck for private parties.

From several 4,000-square-foot event spaces along with many smaller rooms, this venue can accommodate events for the biggest companies in the Energy Corridor.

The Sam Houston Hotel

Get a taste of Houston history at “The Sam”, the oldest operating hotel in Houston. Located nearby the Theater District, convention centers, and courthouses, The Sam Houston Hotel is a beautiful and history-rich venue that’s ideal for smaller corporate gatherings. They offer flexible meeting space with extensive A/V equipment and high-speed internet.

Some of their highlights include:

  • Open-air climate-controlled Veranda Ballroom
  • Event planning services
  • Day-of assistance
  • On-site catering and banquet services
  • Custom event packages

These are some of our favorite event spaces in Houston! We wish you luck in your search. Want to learn more about corporate rentals at Home Run Dugout? Check out our corporate event page to request a quote for your next company outing. We’d love to host you!