A historic train station which was once part of the Sunset Limited train route that originally connected San Francisco to New Orleans and later Los Angeles to Orlando has transformed into the elegant 1902 Venue bringing premier event opportunities to San Antonio.
Aiming to bridge the city's rich cultural history with contemporary aesthetics this 10,000-square-foot space has striking elements that have long been intrinsic to the historic Spanish Mission Revival-style designed by celebrated architect Daniel J. Patterson. The stained-glass windows and banisters remaining along with its grand staircase, vaulted ceilings, and vintage furniture all evoke the feel of the early 1900's. It has forgone meticulous preservation to maintain the history of the once bustling train depot while bringing in current & thoughtful touches with state-of-the-art light and sound.
Although the building has not been used as a depot since 1996 The Southern Pacific Railroad still has active train transportation that runs behind this historic landmark, a constant reminder of its original purpose. Another nod to the past is a preserved2-8-2 Baldwin "Mikado"steam locomotive, Southern Pacific No. 794 was donated to the City of San Antonio and placed on static display at the venue.