A Moment in Time

With updated spaces, gorgeous views and cuisine, American Bank Center is the perfect location to book your next special event.

By: Kristen Bily

When organizing a special event, you are confronted by many decisions. However, choosing a venue is the one decision that will have the largest impact on your event. Special celebrations such as a sweet 16, a quinceañera or a graduation or anniversary party are very special events – those that will be forever placed in your memories as such special days. Keep in mind: You only capture these milestones once, so be sure to make your special day as memorable as possible.


Many thoughts go into looking for “the one” great venue such as pricing, location, accommodations and food for your guests. It can almost be a little scary to think of it all at once. The American Bank Center is able to meet all of these expectations and more when you book your special event here with us.

The American Bank Center features spectacular event spaces that offer variety, elegance and convenience for all your party needs. Our Henry Garrett Ballrooms are among our larger spaces that offer the option of expanding or minimizing to your party size. The rooms are like open canvases that give you creative freedom to build the event that is made of dreams. As you walk outside of the ballrooms, you are met with a breathtaking view that overlooks the bay and the USS Lexington, ideal for photos and a beautiful gathering spot for friends and family.


Our Watergarden rooms are also spaces in which your imagination can run wild, along with stunning views that overlook the Watergarden and the harbor bridge. As the sun sets in these rooms, it’s as if the city lights up for your special event, and guests can enjoy the lit-up bridge and Watergarden.

Lastly, the Selena Rotunda room is located right above the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium, and the beauty in this room is the intimate setting. With the ability to hold no more than 100 people, the Selena Rotunda’s panoramic views that overlook the bay gives new meaning to the word, “spectacular.”


An upscale banquet hall remains to this day one of the best places to throw a memorable party. For the ones who love to celebrate with great music and dance, American Bank Center also features dance floors and lighting with room to bring in sound for a live band or DJ.

Not sure what to feed your party guests? Don’t worry – American Bank Center offers in-house catering services and a large variety of delicious dining options. SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. SAVOR specializes in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining experience. Let our SAVOR staff talk to you about a menu made special just for your event, from the dinner to the gorgeous dessert.

These special events are your story – a moment in time that stops so that you can savor the coming-of-age, graduation or anniversary moments. Let the American Bank Center be the beginning and the end of your story. For more information regarding booking your special event at the American Bank Center, contact Cynthia Woods in our sales department at 361-826-4111.

SMG-managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center. Follow us online at www.americanbankcenter.com, www.facebook.com/americanbankcenter or www.twitter.com/americanbankctr, and on Instagram (@americanbankcenter), Tumblr (@American Bank Center), Periscope (@Americanbankcenter) and Snapchat (@americanbnkctr).

Note: Photos provided are courtesy of Maxwell Boceanegra of Skip Entertainment. Started in 1999, Skip Entertainment has become one of the largest production companies in the South Texas area, offering video, photos, DJ services and now sales in production equipment.

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