What is required to reserve a date?
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.
What other fees will I incur beyond the rental fee?
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.
How late can my event go at Brodie Homestead?
Our event end time and music cut off time for events on any night of the week is midnight.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Yes! Most of our clients choose to purchase and bring in their own alcohol. You are allowed to do so, as long as your TABC licensed and insured bartender serves all alcohol to your guests.
Who are your preferred vendors?
Our Preferred Vendors 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.
What are the requirements of my caterer?
We require 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.
What are the requirements of my bartender?
Your bartender must be TABC certified and work under an entity that carries a liability insurance policy of at least one million dollars. We recommend hiring bartenders from one of our Preferred caterers or event staffing companies, as they all meet our requirements.
Do you require I hire a coordinator?
While we do not require that you have a coordinator, we highly recommend it! If you choose to not hire a professional coordinator, you are required to designate a friend or family member as the main contact person. Your contact person will be the main point of contact for all of your vendors, and he/she is in charge of making sure everything is cleaned and removed from the grounds at the conclusion of the event.
Where can my guests park?
A: Our venue includes an onsite parking lot with 48 spaces, as well as another 50 spaces in the adjacent shopping center parking lot (for vendor and overflow parking). For events that require more than 98 parking spaces, shuttle service from an offsite location (a hotel, ceremony location, etc.) is required.
Do you work with LGBTQ+ couples?
A: YES! We love all kinds of love, and everyone is welcome at our venue.
What is the difference between a Wedding Coordinator and the Venue Manager/On-Site Manager?
A: In a nutshell, the venue manager is responsible for overseeing the set-up of in-house rental items, and logistics as it relates directly to the venue. He/she is on-site for your entire rental time to serve as a point of contact for any venue related emergencies or issues that may arise throughout the event, and to manage in-house systems such as the AC/heater and lighting, and to ensure all vendors and guests are following our venue rules.
An outside wedding planner will coordinate and manage ALL logistics and design details with your entire wedding vendor team, families and guests.