Brenner’s, an upscale steakhouse hideaway in downtown Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park, has long attracted special events. This summer it will be joined by The Dunlavy, a new multipurpose event space currently under construction at the 160-acre park’s western end.

“The Dunlavy will be a space that defines our city: bold, innovative and unique,” says Grant Cooper, principal of Clark Cooper Concepts. “It will be a really cool, functional space where people can get creative.”

The Dunlavy’s 3,800-square-foot private event space will include floor-to-ceiling windows, gallery-like interiors and an 850-square-foot outdoor patio overlooking the banks of Buffalo Bayou and Lost Lake. The Dunlavy’s dining space will showcase the cuisine of Clark Cooper restaurants, including Ibiza Food & Wine Bar, Brasserie 19, Coppa Ristorante, Coppa Osteria and Punk’s Simple Southern Food. Event planners also have the option of creating custom menus and wine pairings.

The $58 million project also includes new trails, gardens, two pedestrian bridges, a dog park and a nature playground.

In 2021, the focus is on wellness. In Texas, there’s a spa for that.

The last two years have been, to put it mildly, challenging. Showing your team some appreciation for a job well done with a little spa pampering will allow them to relax and regroup together. Whether you’re looking to make a day, weekend or week of it, Texas has a spa retreat to suit your needs. 

Make a Week of It

 

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

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Houston. It was the first word spoken from the surface of the moon. It is the most diverse city in the country. It has a legendary food scene. And it also happens to be a particularly smart choice for a destination meeting or event.