Special
Occasions
Thank you for your interest in Space Center Houston to host
your next event. We understand the importance of quality
and presentation and strive to provide you nothing short of
OUTSTANDING. We manage everything from the food and
drink to your customized agenda for the day or evening.
Please inquire with your Event Specialist about incorporating
a special group activity or show for your group. Let us create
an out of this world experience for you and your guests...
Private
Receptions
Meetings
and Seminars
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Corporate
Events
Company
Dinners
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Breakfast
Continental Breakfast
Fresh baked pastries to include:
croissants, coffee cake,
assorted Danish and muffins
Fresh fruit
Individual orange and apple juice
Freshly brewed coffee, hot tea, and water
Deluxe Continental
Includes our Continental items plus:
Bagels with cream cheese
Individual yogurt
Individual Kashi cereal bars
Individual orange and apple juice
Freshly brewed coffee, hot tea, and water
Hot breakfast buffet
Includes our Continental items plus:
Fluffy scrambled eggs
Chicken apple sausage or bacon
Red potatoes O’Brien
Individual orange or apple juice
Freshly brewed coffee, hot tea, or water
Coffee
Gourmet coffee (regular and decaf)
Assorted hot teas
Served with sugar and cream
“
The presentation, quality and extra
attention given to the catering contributed
to the success of the event and I received
many positive comments from the
participants. I greatly appreciate the
assistance and the courtesy of your staff.
-Brenda Biasutti
ISS Downlink Program
”
Add flavored coffee for additional $.50 a
person: Vanilla, Hazelnut, Chocolate Raspberry
Coffee and water
Bottled water
Gourmet coffee (regular and decaf)
Assorted hot teas
Served with sugar and cream
Coffee, water, and soft drinks
Bottled water
Assorted canned Pepsi soft drinks
Gourmet coffee (regular and decaf)
Assorted hot teas
Served with sugar and cream
Add individual milk, apple, cranberry and
orange juice
Beverage Stations
Snack & Break Packages
Assorted Kashi bars
Spinach artichoke dip with pita chips
Chips, salsa, guacamole, and queso
Assorted candy bars
Fresh popcorn
Fresh baked cookies and brownies
Whole fruit
Vegetable Crudités with southwest ranch dip
and onion dip
Fresh sliced fruit
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Theme Lunch Buffets
tex-mex
Southwest citrus salad
Santa Fe chicken breast
beans and rice
Spanish corn
Cajun
home
Salad Acadiana
Blackened catfish, chicken etouffee
or Creole chicken
Dirty rice
Creole green beans
Fresh corn muffins
Bread pudding with Jack Daniels sauce
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Garden salad
egetable lasagna
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Vegetable antipasto
Garlic cheese bread
Amaretto cheesecake
Texas
home
House made brisket
BBQ chicken or smoked sausage
Potato salad
Baked beans
Texas toast
cobbler
THe Deli BoarD (pre-made or build your own)
Roasted turkey, ham, and roast beef
Cheddar, swiss, and pepper jack cheeses
Sliced tomatoes, crisp lettuce, pickles
Mustard and mayo
Fresh assorted breads
Crispy chippers and baked cookies
SEASONAL GOURMET SANDWICHES
Ask for selections
Crispy chippers and assorted brownies
All deli menus include tomato basil
soup, garden salad, coffee,
tea and water.
Zero G vouchers also available for group luncheons. Ask your events specialist for more
details.
All menus include coffee, tea, and water. Add assorted soft drinks for $2 per person.
Deli Lunch Buffets
Beverages
Bar Regulations and Guidelines
Space Center Catering must provide all alcoholic beverages. There are no exceptions to this condition. Persons under 21 years of age will not be served an alcohol
beverage. If consumption appears excessive, the client will be given a courtesy notice. Failure to control the situation will result in immediate cessation of bar service,
but all bar guarantees and labor charges will be invoiced. Space Center Catering
reserves the right to refuse bar service to anyone. Client will be responsible for $175
set up fee SHU cash bar.
Hosted and Cash bar pricing per Drink
Liquor
Imported Beer
Domestic Beer
House Wine
Soft Drinks
Bottled Water
Bottled Juice
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Adult coffee Station
Kahlua, Bailey’s, Frangelico,
and Tuaca
Gourmet coffee (regular and decaf)
Assorted hot teas
Served with a variety of garnishes
and accompaniments
Ultimate Bar Package
Absolute, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Crown Royal,
-LP%HDPJose Cuervo, Dewars, Triple Sec, Sweet
1Sour/ Bloody Mary Mix, Bud Light, Shiner
Bock, Heineken, Corona, Canyon Road: 3LQRW*ULJLR
Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, Merlot, and
Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine and Beer Package
Bud Light, Shiner Bock, Heineken, Corona,
Canyon Road: Chardonnay, White Zinfandel,
Pinot Grigio,
Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon
Passed Appetizers
Hot Selections
Mini crab cakes
Bacon wrapped shrimp with scampi butter
Chipotle steak churrasco skewers with Southwest ranch
Crab and asiago stuffed mushroom caps
Spinach and feta stuffed Spinakopita
Bacon wrapped chicken with jalapeno and pepperjack
Chili lime chicken kabob
Spicy mini chicken egg roll with sweet and sour sauce
Veggie spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce
Mini beef empanadas
Brie, pear and almond purses
Coconut chicken skewers with pineapple curry
Cold selections
Roasted tomato bruschetta
Antipasto skewers
Gazpacho shooters
Lox lollipop
Cherry tomato caprese
Chicken and pecan bouchée
Shrimp campanchana on fried plantains
Prosciutto wrapped melon balls
Seared sesame tuna on wonton with wasabi aioli
Antipasto
Prosciutto, assorted olives, marinated artichokes,
mozzarella roasted peppers, and sundried tomatoes
Mediterranean
Trio of hummus: plain, roasted garlic, and spicy,
Served with an assortment of flat breads
Cucumbers and tomatoes wedges
Fiesta
Trio of salsa: roasted, red, and green
Hot queso and fresh guacamole
Cheese quesadillas and tortilla chips
Vegetable CruDITES
With spinach artichoke, ranch dip,
crackers and bread
FRESH Seasonal FRUIT
Sliced and displayed to order
SHrimp CoCKTAIL
(Select 4 items from above)
ImporteD anD DomestiC CHEESE
Served with an assortment of crackers
“
It was wonderful to have such a customer
focused service... the event manager listened
carefully to our requirements and worked professionally and enthusiastically to ensure we
were 100% happy with the outcome.
-Dynamic Conferences and Events Ltd.
”
Selections may also be
stationed displays
Appetizer Display
Around the World Stations
Italian
Served with garlic cheese breadsticks,
antipasto and garden salad
Meatball marinara with penne pasta
Cheese tortellini with chicken and alfredo
Shrimp scampi
Pesto primavera
Rigatoni neapolitana
Asian
Served with fried rice, mini egg rolls and
Asian wonton salad.
Sesame chicken
Szechuan beef
Sautéed shrimp with ginger soy
and snow peas
General Tsao chicken
Teriyaki chicken
Cajun
Served with red beans and rice, Cajun slaw and fresh corn muffins
Crawfish or chicken etouffée
Shrimp or chicken creole
Eggplant pirogue with a seafood cream sauceand parmesan
Blackened catfish topped with
crawfish etouffee
Seafood or chicken sausage jambalaya
Texas
Served with mustard potato salad, baked beans and Texas toast
Crispy gulf shrimp with jicama salsa
BBQ brisket
Mini chicken fried steak and
mashed potatoes
Pulled pork sliders
King ranch chicken
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Southern Comfort
Served with braised greens, blackeyed
peas and fresh biscuits with honey
Buttermilk fried chicken
Southern fried green tomato BLT
Roasted pork loin with creamed corn
Shrimp and grits
Cornmeal crusted catfish
South of the border
Served with Spanish rice, black or refried
beansand citrus lime salad
Chicken mole enchiladas
Ceviche
Carne asada
Pork carnitas
Mini chile relleno (cheese, chicken, pork
or shrimp)
Cuisine of India
Served with saag paneer, chana masala,
saffron biryani and flatbread
Lamb vindaloo
Chicken tikka
Tandoori catfish
Chicken curry
Gobi aloo (vegetarian item)
Good ‘ol American fare
Served with sweet potato fries and mac
and cheese
Choice of sirloin, turkey, chicken or buffalo
sliders with an assortment of relishes,
chutney and condiments
Mini meat loaf served on top of mashed
potatoes with gravy
Chicken wing trio: Cajun, garlic and
parmesan, and BBQ
Maryland crab cakes
Two SeleCtions fr each station
Around the World Stations
Carving Stations
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Cajun roasted pork loin WITH CREOLE MUSTARD CREAM
Entrees
Salads
Grilled Filet mignon and chicken
Fork mashed potatoes, harvest beans and
roasted wild mushrooms
Filet mignon
Gulf shrimp, wild rice and asparagus
Watercress and shaved fennel salad
Lemon vinaigrette
Spinach Salad
Red onions, mushrooms, smoked bacon and
sherry vinaigrette
GrilleD NY STRIP
Creamy polenta and wilted rapini
Honey-thyme glazed turkey WITH GRAVY
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Choice of honey mustard, ranch, or house
vinaigrette
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Sweet potato puree and lemon basil vinaigrette
GRILLE
<ukon gold potatoes and shaved brussel sprouts
All selections served with basil aloli, whole grain mustard
and house baked rolls
STRIPE
Parsnip puree and Spanish chorizo
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All plated dinners include salad and our signature
Cosmic Pie dessert
As you know, event planning can be
challenging and every component has to work
for the overall event to be successful. I was very
pleased with every aspect of the night; the
beautiful table sets, the friendliness of the
bartenders; the food and wine; the servers, the
audiovisual staff and event management.
-Florida Medical Association
”
Plated Dinner Options
Desserts
M
olten CHocolate cake
LEMON CHANTILLY CAKE
APPLE TARTLET
Food is
ASSORTMENT OF PETIT FOURS
SIGNATURE COSMIC PIE
our common ground,
a universal experience.
-James Beard
“
Everything was wonderful. The event manager
and staff were among the best I’ve worked
with…. We appreciate your contribution to the
success of our event.
-Bimbo Bakeries
”
Catered Event Policies and Information
Space Center Catering is the exclusive caterer to Space Center Houston. All catered events are
scheduled through the Special Events Department. The following information has been designed to
ensure the success of every private event hosted by Space Center Catering.
Below you will find information, which will assist you, as you begin to plan for your upcoming special
event at Space Center Houston.
Menu Planning
In addition to our Sample Menu Packet, we will work with you to create a custom menu tailored to
your group’s specific needs. One menu is required for all guests. Dietary substitutes may be made
in advance. For all in-house catering requests, we ask that you provide 48 hours advance notice. As
always, we will work with you to find solutions to last minute needs.
Catering orders with less than 48 hours notice will be based on product and staff availability, and will
include a $25.00 service charge in addition to menu prices.
Charges and Payments
A deposit must be received at least 10 days prior to your event and full payment is preferred on the
day of your event. Payment in full is required in advance for events less than $2,500. Space Center
Catering accepts all major credit cards or company checks for all payments. Please check with your
caterer for billing information.
All food and beverage items are subject to a 20% staffing charge* and 8.25% local sales tax.
Guarantees
A minimum guarantee number of guests is required 72 hours prior to any event, and is not subject
to reduction. You will be billed for the guaranteed number of attendees or the actual number served,
whichever is greater. We are prepared to serve 5% above the guarantee.
Facility
Space Center Houston is open to the general public 364 days a year, only closing on December 25th.
The operating schedule varies with the time of year. Events may begin as early as one hour after the
Center closes. Check with the Special Events Department for the operating schedule and hours of
operation.
* The Staffing Charge is not a gratuity, but covers labor expenses for staffing your event and may
exceed our actual labor cost. Additional line item labor charges may still apply
Contact
For inquires or to book an event please contact:
Cheri Armstrong
Special Events and Catering Director
carmstrong@spacecenter.org
281-244-2143
Amy Clark
Special Events and Catering Manager
aclark@spacecenter.org
281-283-7705
www.spacecenter.org
Venue Information
Space Center Houston Plaza
Square Foot: 120,000 Sq ft
Accommodations: 100 – 5,000 Guests
A/V Ready: Upon Request
Special Features:
Featuring six major attraction areas, as well as our “traveling”
exhibits located on our Plaza Floor.
The Feel of Space, Space Center Theater & Astronaut Gallery,
Pepsi Kids Space Place, Blast Off Theater & Mission Status Center
and Destiny Theater & Starship Gallery
*Available after-hours only
Astronaut Gallery
Square Foot: 9,881 Sq ft
Accommodations: 200 – 600 Guests
A/V Ready: Upon Request
Special Features:
The Astronaut Gallery features flight suits dating back to the first
American trip into space. This space can be utilized for galas,
fundraisers, performances and corporate functions.
*Available after-hours only
Starship Gallery and Sky Lab
Square Foot: 9,961 Sq ft
Accommodations: 40 – 120 Guests
A/V Ready: Upon Request
Special Features:
Starship Gallery is home to our space-flown artifacts, Apollo 17,
Skylab trainer, and our Moon Rock Vault. A perfect setting for a reception and/or group dinner that is sure to keep your guests talking.
*Available after-hours only
The Boardroom
Square Foot: 1,400 Sq ft
Accommodations: 38 Guests
A/V Ready: Yes
Special Features:
This space seats guests “boardroom” style around a large
mahogany square table with comfortable fatigue-free chairs and
built in audiovisual equipment.
Destiny Theater and Mission Status Center
The Zero-G Diner
Square Foot: 12,348 Sq ft
Accommodations: 500 Guests
A/V Ready: Upon Request
Special Features:
The Zero-G Diner provides a multifunctional, colorful space which
can accommodate wedding receptions to birthday celebrations.
The Silver Moon
Square Foot: 2,687 Sq ft
Accommodations: 120 Guests
A/V Ready: Yes
Special Features:
A versatile space for seminars, meetings and receptions. Includes
a built in buffet bar, soda fountain and private restrooms. This room
is also easily accessible to the main plaza.
Accommodations: 250 Guests
A/V Ready: Yes
Special Features:
Our theaters may be rented for a private showing of our NASA
themed movie or for your company presentation or guest speaker.
*Available before or after normal operating hours
The Club
Square Foot: 2,518 Sq ft
Accommodations: 50-100 Guests
A/V Ready: Yes
Special Features:
The Saturn Club offers quiet comfort in a relaxed setting while offering a spectacular view of the Space Center Houston Plaza. Perfect
for meetings, social gatherings, luncheons, or VIP receptions.