Event Venue FAQ's


How many guests can you accommodate?

The 1,440 sq. ft. climate controlled barn can seat 175 for a ceremony, or 100 at tables.   At 1,900 sq. ft., the covered outdoor pavilion will seat 270 for ceremony seating or 120+ at tables.  If the weather is nice, an additional 130 guests can be seated at tables on the uncovered deck .   If your event is larger, there is plenty of space to add a tent, and we can refer you to a reputable tent rental company. 


Is the barn for the meal and the pavilion for dancing, or vice versa? Where would we have the ceremony?

That's up to you!   Many of our guests like the idea of dancing outside on the pavilion, while others prefer the dancing to happen in the barn, where there is a/c.  You may have your ceremony outside under an oak tree or facing the Christmas tree fields, or you may prefer to have it in the climate-controlled barn.   We will customize the setup according to your wishes.  Yours will be the only event at the farm that day, and you can decide how you would like to use each space.  We are happy to recommend setup designs for your number of guests and desired use of the spaces.

 


May we have an open bar at our event?

Yes.  We do allow beer & wine to be served at events.  No hard alcohol, please.  The beer and wine must be delivered to the venue prior to the start of the event.  Our Alcoholic Beverage Service Package includes a TABC-certified server and security officers for your event.  


Do you have parking on-site?

Yes, we have a large unpaved parking lot. 


Must we choose from an approved vendor list?

You are free to choose your own vendors with the exception of the bartender and security officers, who will be provided by Holiday Acres.  All caterers must be licensed and insured and must provide a copy of their insurance certificate naming Holiday Acres as additional insured.  


Are you an all-inclusive venue?

We are not.  At Holiday Acres, you will have the freedom and flexibility to hire the vendors you like or to DIY.  We can recommend wedding planners to you who can help you keep track of the details and even save you money with their knowledge of area vendors.  


Are there hotels close to the farm?

There are 2 tiny houses on the property that are available for rent.  In addition, there is a moderately priced hotel in Manvel, and several hotel choices in Pearland, 15-20 minutes from the farm.  


Do you have dressing areas for the bride and groom?

The 2 tiny houses are available as an add-on to your package to use as dressing rooms.  If you rent the tiny house dressing areas, you will also have access to the pond for fishing, which is a fun activity for the groomsmen prior to the event.


Do you provide "Day Of" coordination? 

We do not provide "Day Of" coordination, but we strongly recommend that you hire a coordinator.  We have names of coordinators in the area that we can provide to you.  A Holiday Acres venue representative will be on site during your set up time and during the event.  The representative will help with any issues with the  venue such as air conditioning, cleaning up spills, maintaining restrooms, etc., but will not be guiding the event in any way.                                            


Are your facilities handicap accessible?  

Yes.  


Can we bring our pets?

Dogs on a leash are welcome at the farm!  It is your decision as to whether you wish to allow dogs at your event.  Guests must pick up any messes their dog creates in the picnic and play areas.


What if it rains?

With an indoor-outdoor venue, there must always be a plan A and a plan B.  If plan A is an outdoor ceremony, but it's threatening to rain, the ceremony seating can be set up in the barn or under the pavilion, then "flipped" after the ceremony for reception seating.  


Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes.  After paying the 20% retainer to reserve your date, you may make payments of $250/month.  4 months prior to your event, you must have paid 50% of the total fee, and 1 month prior, the remaining balance is due.  You may pay all fees online with a credit card, or we can work with you to set up a different payment method.