Monday - Thursday

Any four (4) hour rental between the hours of

5pm - 12am is $900.00

Friday - Sunday

Any four (4) hour rental between the hours of

5pm - 12am is $1600.00

The following conditions apply:

•  All Alonso rentals must pay a $100.00 cleaning fee.

•  All evening and weekend rentals require a $500.00 deposit to hold their


•  An additional $300 per hour is charged for each additional hour beyond

   contracted rental time.

•  Use of sound system, podium, and projector system require an additional

   fee of $200.00.


A non-profit rental rate is available, please contact the Executive Director.


Included in the rental fee are as follows:

•  The use of the Main Hall and Courtyard, including restrooms and prep

    area for caterers.

•  Cleaning and preparation of the building (indoors and out) for the event.

•  Building furniture, including the use of plants, the fountain and track


Linens and decorations are not provided in the rental fee.





For more information contact the Alonso Building at 956-554-4965.

Brownsville's Unique Historic Venue For Your Memorable Events

EST. 1877

Brownsville's Unique Historic Venue

For Your Memorable Events.

The Historic Alonso offers an ideal destination and venue for any special occasion or event. Lovingly restored with a lush outdoor patio setting that provides the perfect backdrop for your cherished memories. Having the best of both worlds, Historic Alonso lends itself to combined indoor/outdoor gatherings. When you choose the Alonso, your special occasion is the star! We book the building for only one event at a time so your care and comfort can be our highest priority.

Whether you are planning a once in a lifetime wedding reception, Corporate Gala, social affair, or any special private event, the Alonso is a gorgeous setting and an ideal location where special memories are made! Open year round, the Alonso can be transformed into an intimate setting for as little as 30 guests or an over-the-top extravaganza affair for up to 200.

Spanish-born Manuel Alonso (1846-1922) constructed the one-story residence on this site in 1877 and added the two story mercantile building by 1890.  His "Los Dos Canones" mercantile was a popular gathering place for local residents.  French and Spanish influences are evident in the cast iron porch elements (probably from New Orleans), French windows and corbeled brickwork.  The complex was again used as a fine goods mercantile from 1925 to 1944.  The Alonso family retained ownership of the complex until 1944.  The Gorgas Science Foundation renovated the dilapidated building and it served as the organization's headquarters until 2010 when the building donated to the Brownsville Historical Association.

The architecture of the Alonso Building is a prime example of the Creole influences that can be found throughout downtown Brownsville.  From the tall ceilings to the lush courtyard, today the Alonso Building creates a breath-taking backdrop for exhibits, receptions and parties.

The Historic Alonso Building is open to the public for party rentals.  From your next office party to your dream wedding, we've got you covered!

Monday - Thursday

First Hour: $150.00

Additional Hour: $100.00

Friday - Sunday

First Hour: $350.00

Additional Hour: $150.00

Historic Alonso Building Rental Rates



For more information on pricing and availablity, check out the rental page!

Want to see more decorating ideas?  Check out our Alonso album on Facebook!

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