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Oct 12, 2017
Katherine White

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Six of the Best Venues for Small Groups in the “Hub City”

As they say “everything is bigger in Texas,” but not every event is a large affair. If you’re planning a meeting, dinner, cocktail party or any other small event for approximately 50 people, we’ve picked out six venues for you to consider in the “Hub City.”

Watson Building
1109 13th St.
The Watson Building is a former furniture store built in 1927 that is now a premier venue in the heart of downtown Lubbock. Complete with original hardwood floors and decorative trim, as well as other charming decorations, upscale bathrooms and a large kitchen, the building presents an elegant backdrop to any occasion. The spacious main room can accommodate 15 to 20 tables, offering more than enough space for board dinners, VIP receptions and off-site luncheons.

Baker Building
1211 13th St.
With its tin ceiling tiles, polished hardwood floors and unique two-story layout, stepping into The Baker Building is like stepping back in time. Boasting more than 13,000 square feet of space and in-house catering services, the venue is a popular choice for receptions and wedding ceremonies. Given its ideal location in downtown Lubbock, it’s also a great option if you’re looking to add a touch of timeless beauty to your next banquet, party or event.

Baker Building

Charles Adams Gallery
602 Ave. J
Lubbock’s arts scene is thriving, so why not make it a part of your next event? You can do exactly that at the Charles Adams Gallery, an art gallery and small-group venue that can accommodate up to 100 guests. With movable walls and the ability to make the space indoor and outdoor, the venue works best for dinner parties and receptions. Tables and chairs are available for rent, and events must be professionally catered. The gallery is only available for private events during evening hours.

National Ranching Heritage Center
3121 4th St.
A 27-acre site dedicated to preserving the history of ranching, the National Ranching Heritage Center is a popular venue in town. Choose from one of two event spaces, each with perks of their own. The climate-controlled, 1,600-square-foot Anderson Room features the latest audio-visual technology you may need for a meeting, presentation or small gathering. Meanwhile, the Pitchfork Pavilion is a 2,000-square-foot space with wood-paneled walls and vaulted ceilings best suited to dinners and receptions.

Keep in mind, all facilities at the National Ranching Heritage Center may only be used for university and public education, research and entertainment purposes; personal events, like wedding receptions or private dinners, are not permitted.

Social House
5511 126th St.
Located just south of Lubbock, Social House serves up modern amenities with a touch of farmhouse charm to create a space ideal for corporate meetings or any other small event. The main room features two suspended projectors and screens available for rent, as well as two garage-style doors that can be opened to expand the space. In-house catering is provided by Heart and Soul Cuisine, although outside caterers are allowed (with an additional fee).

Image courtesy of Social House facebook page

Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Located at the western end of downtown Lubbock, Venue on Broadway is a venue with plenty of style and sophistication. Composed of a sanctuary, state-of-the-art audio/video equipment, a reception room, a caterer’s kitchen and a separate small meeting area, the venue has everything you need for your next meeting or event.

We’d love to hear more about additional venues perfect for small groups, so be sure to share your experiences with us on social using #LiveLoveLubbock. If you’re planning an event in Lubbock, our team would love to help.