The Perfect Catering Canvas: A Houston Venue Spotlight on Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery

— July 5, 2017

Amazing event venues are about more than accommodation. Memorable venues are a feast for your eyes. They capture your imagination and invite you to explore their significance to the occasion and to the community as a whole. They provide the perfect canvas for people coming together.

So it should come as no surprise that clients and visitors are frequently inquiring into catering events at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery. This sophisticated space features artworks from painters, sculptors and printmakers throughout the United States and Europe. But in addition to showcasing one of the “most mature and vibrant collections of contemporary art,” the space sets the scene for some of the Houston community’s most exciting and beautiful events.

Here is a little more insight into what really makes the Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery a distinguished event venue.

A Richly Historic Houston Event Venue

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery is currently celebrating their 37th year. In that time, they have hosted some noteworthy and prestigious celebrations. This includes a tango for the president of Argentina, a Banfi Wines tasting and a concert by the Houston Chamber Orchestra. The gallery has also hosted benefits for numerous organizations including the Texas Wildlife Coalition, Houston Zoo, American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Foundation.

An Artistic Atmosphere & Character

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery represents over 40 painters, sculptors and printmakers. Their comprehensive collection of works is nationally recognized for its prestige and draws art connoisseurs and tourists from all over.

The gallery features two event spaces, each available seven days a week for private functions. The Main Gallery features movable walls and soft, white track lighting to create an intimate setting. The 6,000-square-foot Annex Building opens up with the adjoining Sculpture Garden for large-scale events.

The gallery’s capacity is also impressive.
•  The Main Gallery space seats up to 75 for a dinner, 125 for a cocktail party and 150 for a seated concert, speaker or fashion show.
•  The Annex seats up to 125 for a seated dinner and 150 for a cocktail party.
•  Together, the upstairs and downstairs annex can accommodate up to 225 guests.
•  For smaller cocktail parties, the Sculpture Garden accommodates up to 40 guests.

Yet aside from the actual artworks—which are utterly breathtaking—the single most important contributor to the atmosphere is the people. The gallery’s hardworking and dedicated staff have longstanding relationships with both artists and clients. They give clients complete control in deciding layout for their events and strive to make the gallery a place for the artistic community to assemble and celebrate.

A Wide Range of Events

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery welcomes events from clients and patrons of all walks of life. It’s a welcoming event environment that invites people to explore and learn about the wondrous works of art within it.

Some of the most popular events at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery include:
•  Weddings
•  Bridal & Baby Showers
•  Exhibition Openings
•  Professional Meetings
•  Corporate Galas
•  Cocktail Parties
•  Recognition Dinners
•  Fundraisers
•  Philanthropy/Non-Profit Events
•  Birthday Parties, Graduations & Anniversaries
•  Fashion Shows
•  Concerts
•  Tastings

Surrounded by the stunning selection of contemporary art, guests experience an elegant twist on tradition when attending events at the gallery.

Menus & Catering at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery

The gallery has worked closely with Catering by George and highly values the relationship due to their professionalism in each step of the event planning process. Catering by George provides catering menus that are always unique, inspirational and delectable. The artistic quality of the food lends itself well to that of the venue, contributing an extra factor of enjoyment to any event.

Some of their most popular passed hors d’oeuvres for events at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery include:

Beef & Gorgonzola Toast
A sliced beef tenderloin with gorgonzola and herb-garlic cream served on toasted baguette slices.

Potato Nests
Bite-sized potato nests with a sour cream and smoked salmon filling.

Spiced Bacon Bloody Mary Shooters Bloody Mary shooter served in an acrylic shot glass with bacon and topped with a celery stick.

Strawberry Shortcake Sliders
Open-faced strawberry shortcake bites served on a skewer.

Catering by George also offers some creative food stations that work particularly well in the gallery environment. These include:

Bruschetta Stations
An assortment of grilled and toasted breads and toppings such as herbed olive tapenade, thyme and mushroom, or prosciutto and fresh mozzarella.

Tempura Temptations Station
A chef-attended station with vegetables, shrimp and chicken prepared with sweet and sour, soy or spicy peanut sauce.

With these fine dishes and more, catering at Gremillion Art Gallery is sure astound all five senses.

How to Find the Venue

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery is located at 2501 Sunset Boulevard, just northwest of the Rice University campus at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Kelvin Drive.

Much like the art inside its walls, the Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery is a beautiful canvas full of potential for your next event. All it takes is a little creativity and a reason to celebrate.

Our passionate Houston catering team is ready to take this beautiful artistic venue and make it ideal for your next event. Contact us online or give us a call at 713.699.1693.


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