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RATES & BILLING

To reserve your date, you must sign our rental agreement and put down a 50% deposit. Get started by touring our venue, here.

How do I reserve my date?

Included in your rate is:
• 30 - 60in round tables
• 250 chairs
• 6 cocktail tables
• 24 hour rental with overnight accommodations for the bride and groom
• Private access to the entire property
• Outdoor ceremony lawn and courtyard
• 8 room mansion for getting ready
• 3400 square foot event hall

Whats included in the rate?

50% deposit of the rental fee + tax is required at the time of booking. The remaining 50% + Tax + $1000 security fee is due 30 days prior to your event. 

What is the payment plan?

Deposits are non-refundable. In the event of a natural disaster or federal, state, or local regulations preventing large gatherings due to COVID, we will work to reschedule you you for an equivalent priced date.

What happens if i have to cancel my event due to a natural disaster or some other event?

Yes. We are building out our rental catalogue, but below is a list of items we have available for rental:
• Bar x 2
• Festoon lights 
      + Courtyard
      + Grove 
• Extra Hours

Do you offer any rentals?

POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS 

• Day of coordinator
• Event insurance
• Security guards (arranged by The Grand Lady)
• Licensed, insured and TABC certified bartenders
• Licensed and insured, full service caterers

What are the requirements for hosting my wedding at the Grand Lady?

Yes, we just require that your bartender is licensed, insured and TABC certified. 

Can I provide my own alcohol?

We have 1 preferred vendor - Premiere Events. We leave it to the couple to select their own vendors but require that all vendors are approved by The Grand Lady. While we don’t have preferred vendors, we have a list of recommended vendors and are happy to share. 

Do you have a list of preferred vendors?

Yes. They just must be approved by The Grand Lady.

Can I bring in my own vendors?

You will need to coordinate with the Grand Lady 60 days in advance of your wedding to schedule your rehearsal. 

When can I have my rehearsal?

Yes. We just ask that your wedding planner facilitate and have the proper safety precautions in place. No confetti.

Do you allow sparklers & smoke bombs?

You will need to coordinate with the Grand Lady 60 days in advance of your wedding to schedule your rehearsal. 

When can I have my rehearsal?

Your caterer or other vendors are responsible for the cleaning checklist at the end of the night. If you do not complete the checklist, a $500 charge will be taken out of your security fee. 

Clean up?

We want you to customize the space as you’d like. We just ask that no permanent damage is caused to the building. Nails, staples, pushpins, duct tape, confetti, glitter and glue are not permitted. String and wire are acceptable materials for decorating. Host will be responsible for any damages to the facilities as provided in the agreement. 

Are there any decor restrictions?

Vendors can arrive during your rental period and are also responsible for clean up during the rental period. Any additional time needed will be based on available and will result in additional charges. 

When can vendors arrive for setup?

Candles in the Mansion 
+ Absolutely no candles are permitted in the mansion at any time.

Candles in the Event Hall
+ Candles must be in glass containers. 

Candles?

EVENT SPACES

The Grand Lady hosts weddings for 4 to 300 people. We have 4 different packages to cater to different sized weddings:

• Bespoke weddings can host 101-300 people 
• Intimate weddings can host 20-100
• Elopement can host up to 50 people
• Tiny weddings can host 4-10 people 

How many guests does your venue accommodate?

The hall can hold 250-300 depending on layouts. 

What is the Event Hall capacity?

Yes our property and bathrooms are ADA accessible.

Is The Grand Lady ADA Accessible?

The ceremony lawn will seat 250 guests. 

What is the capacity of the Ceremony lawn?

Yes!

Is there air conditioning in the new Hall?

The space between the 2 buildings is an optional rain plan. Cost to enable the rain plan is $500. 

Rain Plan?

LOGISTICS

The Grand Lady will have 40 parking spaces. We recommend your guests leverage Uber/Lift or shuttles to minimize drinking and driving. In the case of more than 40 cars, the property is 20 acres and there is overflow parking. 

Parking and Transportation.

Pets are allowed. There is a $200 charge for pets to allow for additional cleaning. 

Pets/Animals

There are a number of hotels within 20 mins of the mansion. 

Where to stay?

EVENTS

Yes! We rent the mansion for photoshoots - $150/hour or $250 for 3 hours. Reach out here to reserve.

Do you do photo shoots?

We love hosting weddings, birthday parties, quinceaneras, retirement parties, BBQs, family reunions, corporate events, filming and more. Reach out and we’d love to host your event!

What types of events do you host?

Of course! We welcome all love. 

Is The Grand Lady LGBTQ Friendly?

Yes - be in touch for details. 

Non-profit and fundraising discounts?

Contact us through our website to schedule a tour

How can I book a tour?

"The Grand Lady is a must-see if you are planning a wedding in the Austin area. You won't find another venue like it!"

I'll definitely be sharing this place to all my brides, bachelorettes, special events, & photographers. You can just tell there are so many stories to be told from this place.

This home has been expertly restored to provide a unique and beautiful experience for any event. it creates a peaceful getaway sure to impress any party goer!⁣

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