Frequently Asked Questions for Texas Old Town

Facilities

Since there are four halls on the property, is there a problem with parties intermingling or disturbing one another?

In the years that Texas Old Town has had multiple events occurring simultaneously, an issue has never arisen with parties disturbing one another. Each facility is completely independent of the other, including parking and everything else.

Do you provide tables, chairs, and linens for the reception hall?

Tables and chairs only. Texas Old Town has great vendors that provide an wide array of linens.

What is provided at the ceremony site?

Chairs, the ceremony site structure and a PA system.

Where do guests park?

All vehicles should park in the designated parking lots with exception of the bride & groom and handicapped guests.

How far in advance should we reserve a date for our event?

Halls are booked according to availability, so if a hall is open, any party can reserve it. However, keep in mind that many events are booked well in advance and Texas Old Town does not save dates without a deposit and signed contract. (12-18 months is the general rule).

Are pets allowed?

Only if medical reasons dictate, otherwise, no pets are permitted.

In case of inclement weather, can the ceremony be moved inside the reception hall?

Certainly! Texas Old Town is expert at indoor as well as outdoor weddings. Always come prepared for this-you can never predict Texas weather.

Does Texas Old Town have overnight accommodations?

No, but hotels are just down the road in South Austin, San Marcos, Kyle and Buda. Ask about our great Hotel Vendors!

Does Texas Old Town have dressing rooms?

Yes, Texas Old Town provides a ladies and gentlemen’s dressing room for each reception/ceremony venue.

How long do we get to use the facilities?

8 AM to 12 AM. Please note that 12 AM is the time that all items should be removed and all guests departed.

Does the indoor facility have air conditioning and heating?

Definitely-Air conditioning is a must in Texas!

Does Texas Old Town have a ceremony site?

Yes, each hall has a ceremony designated site. Please visit our Facilities page to view available ceremony sites. Beautiful white chairs are provided for the ceremony sites.

Decorations

Can we come to decorate the day before the event?

Yes, as long as the facility is not reserved for that day. Please verify availability five days prior to your event.

Are fireworks allowed?

Unfortunately, due to the many risks, fireworks are not permitted.

What can be tossed in the air for the bride & groom’s departure?

Bird seed, organic flower petals (silk or fake flowers are not permitted), wedding wands, and bubbles are permissible. Sparklers, paper confetti, and rice are strictly prohibited.

Can we decorate how we choose?

Of course! However some limitations exist-paper confetti, glitter, unprotected candles, silk flower petals, and sand are strictly prohibited. Hay and birdseed are permitted outdoors but not indoors. Please respect the walls and furniture and do not use nails, screws, or staples. You are welcome to use candles that have at least three inches of side glass coverage above the flame.

Pictures

May we take engagement or bridal pictures at Texas Old Town prior to our event?

We feel priveleged for you to take your photos at Texas Old Town. Please schedule your photo shoot with Texas Old Town between a Monday and Thursday. Because of the possibility of conflicting events, Please verify availability five days prior to your photo shoot.

Alcohol

Can alcohol be served at Texas Old Town?

Yes. If an open bar set-up is used (meaning the client provides alcohol free of charge to their guests), Texas Ritas, an independently contracted TABC bartending firm, must be contracted to have the alcohol served. ‘BYOB’ is NOT permitted. All Alcohol should be immediately placed at the bar and subsequently served by the Texas Ritas bartender. If a “cash bar” set-up is used, then the client must contract a firm that has a license to sell alcohol, which is normally a restaurant or full-service catering company. A copy of such license should be made and supplied to Texas Old Town at least a month before a scheduled event occurs. Texas Ritas does not have a license to sell alcohol. Alcohol that is not served by a bartender is not permitted on Texas Old Town property.

Vendors

Must the bride use Texas Old Town’s recommended vendors?

No with one exception–the bartender. All other vendors are preferred but not required.  Vendor flexibility is something Texas Old Town wants to afford its clients.

What is the payment schedule for reserving a date at Texas Old Town?

Generally, a non-refundable 25% deposit of the contract amount is required to hold a reservation for the specified date of the contracted event. An additional non-refundable 25% of the total amount is due six months before the event, bringing the total paid amount to 50% of the balance due. An additional non-refundable 25% of the total is due four months before the event, bringing the paid amount to 75% of the total fee. The remaining balance is due two months before your event.

All that being said, we offer PERSONAL PAYMENT PLANS that you can arrange with the manager according to your ability to pay because we know weddings can be expensive, so we want to make it as easy as possible.  And of course we do not charge interest any payment.

Texas Old Town prides itself in showing you exactly what you get and the exact price you will pay for it!

Must the bride use Texas Old Town’s recommended vendors?

No with one exception–the bartender. All other vendors are preferred but not required.  Vendor flexibility is something Texas Old Town wants to afford its clients.

Can alcohol be served at Texas Old Town?

Yes. If an open bar set-up is used (meaning the client provides alcohol free of charge to their guests), Texas Ritas, an independently contracted TABC bartending firm, must be contracted to have the alcohol served. ‘BYOB’ is NOT permitted. All Alcohol should be immediately placed at the bar and subsequently served by the Texas Ritas bartender. If a “cash bar” set-up is used, then the client must contract a firm that has a license to sell alcohol, which is normally a restaurant or full-service catering company. A copy of such license should be made and supplied to Texas Old Town at least a month before a scheduled event occurs. Texas Ritas does not have a license to sell alcohol. Alcohol that is not served by a bartender is not permitted on Texas Old Town property.

May we take engagement or bridal pictures at Texas Old Town prior to our event?

We feel priveleged for you to take your photos at Texas Old Town. Please schedule your photo shoot with Texas Old Town between a Monday and Thursday. Because of the possibility of conflicting events, Please verify availability five days prior to your photo shoot.

Can we come to decorate the day before the event?

Yes, as long as the facility is not reserved for that day. Please verify availability five days prior to your event.

Are fireworks allowed?

Unfortunately, due to the many risks, fireworks are not permitted.

What can be tossed in the air for the bride & groom’s departure?

Bird seed, organic flower petals (silk or fake flowers are not permitted), wedding wands, and bubbles are permissible. Sparklers, paper confetti, and rice are strictly prohibited.

Can we decorate how we choose?

Of course! However some limitations exist-paper confetti, glitter, unprotected candles, silk flower petals, and sand are strictly prohibited. Hay and birdseed are permitted outdoors but not indoors. Please respect the walls and furniture and do not use nails, screws, or staples. You are welcome to use candles that have at least three inches of side glass coverage above the flame.

Since there are four halls on the property, is there a problem with parties intermingling or disturbing one another?

In the years that Texas Old Town has had multiple events occurring simultaneously, an issue has never arisen with parties disturbing one another. Each facility is completely independent of the other, including parking and everything else.

Do you provide tables, chairs, and linens for the reception hall?

Tables and chairs only. Texas Old Town has great vendors that provide an wide array of linens.

What is provided at the ceremony site?

Chairs, the ceremony site structure and a PA system.

Where do guests park?

All vehicles should park in the designated parking lots with exception of the bride & groom and handicapped guests.

How far in advance should we reserve a date for our event?

Halls are booked according to availability, so if a hall is open, any party can reserve it. However, keep in mind that many events are booked well in advance and Texas Old Town does not save dates without a deposit and signed contract. (12-18 months is the general rule).

Are pets allowed?

Only if medical reasons dictate, otherwise, no pets are permitted.

In case of inclement weather, can the ceremony be moved inside the reception hall?

Certainly! Texas Old Town is expert at indoor as well as outdoor weddings. Always come prepared for this-you can never predict Texas weather.

Does Texas Old Town have overnight accommodations?

No, but hotels are just down the road in South Austin, San Marcos, Kyle and Buda. Ask about our great Hotel Vendors!

Does Texas Old Town have dressing rooms?

Yes, Texas Old Town provides a ladies and gentlemen’s dressing room for each reception/ceremony venue.

How long do we get to use the facilities?

8 AM to 12 AM. Please note that 12 AM is the time that all items should be removed and all guests departed.

Does the indoor facility have air conditioning and heating?

Definitely-Air conditioning is a must in Texas!

Does Texas Old Town have a ceremony site?

Yes, each hall has a ceremony designated site. Please visit our Facilities page to view available ceremony sites. Beautiful white chairs are provided for the ceremony sites.

Bartenders

Texas Ritas
512.295.2147
www.texasritas.net
info@texasritas.com
*When serving any alcoholic beverages, Texas Ritas is the required vendor for serving only

Entertainment

Pro Emcee & DJ Service

Pro Music DJ’s, 512.539.9822

Ultimate Sound DJ
512.586.6166

Complete Music & Video

512.458.3535

Weldon Henson Band
512.423.3507

Event Planning/Coordination

Creative Inspirations
Evelyn Gamble
512.353.5635

DNA Events
Lydia Smith
512.452.3333

Austin Wedding Planners by Rosa
 Rosa Gibson  
512.826.6034

Yellow Umbrella Events 
512.902.2743

Lodging

H Heart Guest House
512.636.9579
hheartguesthouse@gmail.com

La Quinta Inn – Kyle
512.295.5599

Best Western – Kyle
512.295.4559

Marriott Austin South
512.634.2026

Courtyard Marriott by ATX Airport
512.691.0036

Embassy Suites – San Marcos
512.392.6450

Hampton Inn – Austin South
512.442.4040

Comfort Suites - Buda
512.295.8600

Holiday Inn Express - Buda
512.295.8040

Best Western - Buda
512.295.4559

Hampton Inn - Buda
512.295.4900

Officant

Pastor David Sweet
512.845.3864
pastordavidsweet@gmail.com

Reverend Joseph Calovic
512.288.0287
j.calovic@sbcglobal.net

Cheryl Daubendeck
512.584.0755

Jo & John Hopkins
512.216.8745

Rev. Marilyn Mendez(Bilingual)
512.791.2640

Decorative Rentals

Premiere Party Central
512.292.3900

Mancino Iron
512.832.9507
mancino@austin.rr.com

Sisters Vintage Party
830.456.6863

Linens by Lisa
512.301.1484

Hill Country Event Rentals
512.829.4498
brooke@hillcountryeventrentals.com

 

Photo Booths

This is the 1!
Photo Booth Rental
512.557.3832
www.ThisIsThe1.com

All-In-One & Misc.

Creative Inspirations
512.353.5635
Texas Old Town All in One Packages
creativeinspirations@austin.rr.com

Winfield Events
Catering, Coordinating, & Rentals
512.268.1420
info@thewinfieldinn.com

Vintage Bride
Vintage Bouquets/Jewelry
512.858.7892

QuickSilver Dancers
Dance Lessons
512.350.4324

Rent A Longhorn
Eleven Bar Productions
817.808.1313

Invitations

Two Wild Hearts
512.825.4088
kathy.ingram@mac.com

texasoldtown.com
1205 Roland Lane KyleTX78640 USA 
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