Q: What are the requirements of my caterer?
A:We recommend that you select one of the full service caterers off of our Preferred Vendors list. You may also choose to bring in the caterer/restaurant/food truck/food provider of your choice, as long as they are paired with one of the Event Staffing Companies off of our Preferred Vendors list. This will ensure that your event will have a full service catering experience, regardless of the food that is served, so the set up, execution and clean up of your event are flawless and meet our expectations and venue requirements. As a top Austin wedding venue, we strive to partner with vendors who meet our high standards for exceptional quality; we are confident that these experienced vendors will ensure a successful event here at Brodie Homestead.
Q: What are the requirements of my bartender?
A:They must be TABC certified and have basic liability insurance of one million dollars. We recommend hiring bartenders from your full service caterer or one of the Event Staffing Companies off of our Preferred Vendors list, as they all meet our requirements.
Q: What is required to reserve a date?
A: We require a signed contract, as well as 50% of your date’s rental fee. The second half of your rental fee will be due 90 days prior to your event date, along with a $1,000 refundable security deposit.
Q: What are the rental fees?
A: Our rental fees vary by the time of day, day of the week, and month of the year. A full pricing list can be found under the ‘details’ tab of our website.
Q: Where can my guests park?
A: Our onsite parking lot lot has 48 spaces, and we also have access to up to 40 spaces in the adjacent shopping center parking lot (88 total). For events with more than 150 driving guests, parking can be accommodated just around the corner at the Toney Burger Center parking lot. A shuttle service will need to be provided for this parking, which is just a short 2 minute drive from the Brodie Homestead.
Q: Where can my vendors park?
A: Vendor parking can be accommodated in the adjacent shopping center parking lot, where we are allotted to use 40 spaces.
Q: What other fees will I incur beyond the rental fee?
A: In addition to the rental fee, there is also a $1,000 refundable security deposit. This fee acts as a damage waiver, and can be refunded to the client in full within 30 days of his/her event, so long as the venue has been left in good standing, and nothing on the property has been damaged.
Q: Can I purchase additional hours?
A: Yes! Additional hours for set-up can be added to your event for $300/hour. Additional hours between 1:00AM and 2:00AM can be added to the end of your event for $500/hour.
Q: Do you require I hire a coordinator?
A: While we do not require that you have a coordinator, we highly recommend it! Either way, you are required to have a designated contact person that will be in charge of making sure everything is cleaned and removed from the grounds at the conclusion of the event.
Q: Who are your preferred vendors?
A: The list can be found under the ‘vendors’ tab of the website. Brodie Homestead clients are not required to use the vendors on this list for services other than catering and bartending.
Q: I am a local wedding vendor. How can I get added to your preferred vendors list?
A: To become a preferred vendor, we require that your business has worked on at least 5–10 events at the Brodie Homestead. From there, we will look into your references and decide if you and/or your product are a good fit for our clients.
Thank you for considering Brodie Homestead, the top Austin wedding venue, as the place to celebrate your love story. We look forward to hosting you!