Worry: A Thing of the Past

American Bank Center: the best wedding planner ever

By: Kristen Bily

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Celebrating the union of a couple is something to be enjoyed by all. Shakespeare once said, “Journeys end in lovers meeting.” It’s an extraordinary thought, and its ability to change and alter our lives is something so very powerful. Coming together to begin their lives as a married couple takes some work and preparation. Some may even say that as couples begin to plan their special day, the stress level is raised. That no longer needs to be a worry in planning that special day – in fact, the American Bank Center has made worry a thing of the past.

One of the first issues couples need to address when they start wedding planning is where to hold their receptions. Wedding venues get booked up months, if not years in advance, so deciding on the type and size of venue you would like should be at the top of your priority list. Celebrating that special day is a lot easier once you have a little help and guidance, and the American Bank Center is the perfect place to get started!

Meet Cynthia Perales: She is the sales coordinator for the American Bank Center and the go-to person to talk to when putting that special day together at our gorgeous venue overlooking the bay. We recently got to sit down with Perales and ask her a few questions that many brides-to-be may have:

How many rooms or options do you have for wedding receptions?

We have several different spaces available depending on the preferred view. Our most popular is the Henry Garrett Ballroom, which has a beautiful view of the Corpus Christi Bay. For a more intimate setting, we have the Selena Rotunda, which offers a private balcony to take in the scenery of the Blue Ghost (Lexington).

When helping brides-to-be with their wedding receptions, how else do you help with the other details (décor, music, lighting, etc.)?
We have a great relationship with several local vendors. Our brides-to-be are able to customize their wedding with vendors of their choice. Our goal is to turn every bride’s dream into a reality.

What is the biggest misconception that couples have when they come to talk to you about having their wedding reception at the American Bank Center?
The biggest misconception couples have about having their wedding reception at the American Bank Center is the cost. Contrary to popular belief, our venue is very affordable with … the Memories package that we have to offer.

What makes American Bank Center different from other venues around the city?
Not only do we have the most beautiful views in the city to offer, but our managers and staff strive to make each and every event a successful and memorable one.
Food is a huge part of any wedding reception. Tell us how your food and beverage department, SAVOR, plays a key role in such a special day and the many things they offer.
We are able to offer our couples customized menus to fit their taste buds. SAVOR … offers not only the best quality of food, but also exceptional customer service – making “the special day” flawless.

To inquire about having your special event right here at the American Bank Center, contact Cynthia Perales at 361-826-4111. And American Bank Center is not just for wedding – the venue is able to do company events, birthdays and dances, as well.


SMG-managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center providing unprecedented guest experiences. For more information, follow us online at www.americanbankcenter.com, www.facebook.com/americanbankcenter, www.twitter.com/@americanbankctr or www.instagram/@americanbankcenter.

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