Frequently Asked Questions

Can I rent extra hours?

Balmorhea allows you to purchase one extra hour.

What time should I set for my ceremony?

We recommend that you consult with your photographer before you announce your ceremony time. Your photographer will want the best lighting etc for you.

Should I hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator?

Yes! These professionals help take the stress and work off of everyone during the planning process and the day of.

Do you include an event coordinator?

No, we do not. We can direct you to the best vendors in the industry for this service.

Do you allow pets?

We do love animals but unfortunately they are not allowed.

Do you provide linens?

We do not provide linens, but we can direct you to the best vendors in the industry.

Do you allow shuttle and coach buses?

Yes, we do. We request that these service vehicles stay on the pavement.

Do you have enough parking for my guest?

Balmorhea has a full parking lot with spaces for 175 cars.

Can I use my own caterer/florist/dj?

Yes, you can! Balmorhea request that the caterer is a licensed and insured business. We are an a la carte venue, so you are free to personalize your wedding day.

Can I provide my own alcoholic beverages?

Balmorhea works with Southern Rum Runners and Café Natalie to provide your bartending services.

May we take engagements or bridals at Balmorhea?

Yes, we request that this is done during the week and you contact us to schedule a time.

What hotels are close to Balmorhea?

The Residence Inn- Tomball Hampton Inn-Tomball Holiday Inn Express- Tomball

Does Balmorhea have separate dressing areas for both bridal parties?

Yes, we have a 2,000 sq ft bridal cottage with separate dressing areas, that have privacy.

How long do we get to use the facilities?

The venue is available for use from 9am-12am (15 hours total)

How Do You Pronounce Balmorhea?

Bal-more-ay

How Can I Tour Balmorhea?

A tour appointment can be arranged by contacting 281-356-2305, or via email: info@balmorheaevents.com. You must be accompanied by a staff member when visiting the site location.

How many guests can Balmorhea accommodate?

Balmorhea can accommodate 320 people in the main building. We can accommodate more people if an outdoor porch or patio area is used.

How Many People Can the Chapel Accommodate?

Our pews seat 250 guest and there is room to bring in additional seating.

Does Balmorhea provide tables and chairs for the venue?

Balmorhea provides 2 custom bars, 32 72” round tables, 2 48” round table, 6 8’ rectangular tables, 6 6′ rectangular tables, 4 cocktail tables, 320 mahogany Chiavari chairs for indoor use and 200 folding white resin chairs for outdoor use. The Chiavari chairs are not allowed outdoors.

Can we have both our ceremony and reception at Balmorhea?

Yes! We have thirty-two beautiful acres and outdoor ceremony space with spectacular scenery as well as our historic Balmorhea Chapel.

Do I have to buy alcohol through Balmorhea?

We have partnered with Southern Rum Runners to provide you with your bartending service. www.southernrumrunners.com

Does Balmorhea allow smoking?

There is no smoking inside the main building or bridal house. Outdoor smoking, away from entries, is allowed.

Do I have to clean up following the event?

You are responsible for removing personal items from tables and the facility prior to departing the event.

Can we have both our ceremony and reception at Balmorhea?

Yes! We have thirty-two beautiful acres and outdoor ceremony space with spectacular scenery as well as our main building that provides a warm and welcoming feel for your reception.

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