Situated in the heart of The Houstonian’s 18 lushly-landscaped acres sits The Manor House—a historic, John Staub-designed home that is currently open for private parties, celebrations, and events only. Experience a connection to Houston's most graceful architectural era while enjoying Texas' finest and freshest Gulf Coast Creole cuisine.
Guests will love the rich history of the Manor House estate on the grounds of The Houstonian as it was the home of United States President George Herbert Walker Bush and his wife, Barbara, as he served as director of the C.I.A. and eventually as vice president of the United States. The Manor House has seen its share of dignitaries. In 1990, President Bush hosted the 16th G-7 Economic Summit in Houston where world leaders met and dined. The home’s Botanical Room was at the center of negotiations where Summit treaties were signed.
A wall of windows in the space allows guests to look out over the Manor House Event Lawn, and depending on time of year, provides a picture-perfect view of the property's show-stopping azaleas. Events staged on the lawn allow for multiple options for tables, buffets, grills, and entertainment. The lawn is beautifully lit for evening with strings of lights and a fire pit with Adirondack chairs for s’mores and intimate gatherings.
The house itself has three flexible dining rooms, a reception area with bar and two fireplaces. The event lawn offers planners 2,404 square feet of space and a connection to the Manor House’s legendary design, and unique history of political leadership and entertainment.