Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have preferred vendor list and do I have to use them?
A list of preferred vendors is provided at the time of booking, however, other vendors are welcome.
What type of event can Henkel Hall Event Center handle?
Our facility was designed to accommodate multiple types of events: weddings, concerts, performing arts, fundraisers etc. Henkel Hall can accommodate up to 300-seated guests.
Do you have indoor and outdoor ceremony sites?
Yes, we have a small church on-site that can accommodate 60 guests. Additionally, we have a state of the art live video feed from the church to Henkel Hall, that can be viewed on a 13’ x 9’ projection screen. Wedding may take place on the church porch with guests seated in front of the church. The Grove, a cluster of centuries old live oak trees, is widely used for outdoor weddings. Finally, Henkel Hall can accommodate your wedding as well.
What can we use for our departure?
Sparklers cannot be used due to potential fire hazards. Rose petals, lavender, birdseed, bubbles etc. may be used.
Do we provide our own alcohol?
Yes you can, but certified TABC bartenders must serve the alcohol. Bartenders are required to show proof of TABC Certification.
How long can my event last?
Music must stop at 11 p.m. or before to allow enough time for you to cleanup and move-out of the venue by midnight. If you need additional time, there is a $100 per hour fee.
Is there a sound system?
Yes, we have a great sound system for both indoor and outdoor that includes wireless mic’s.
How long do I get the venue for the rental fee?
Your rental fee includes a move-in time that starts on Friday at 10 a.m. to decorate and prepare for the wedding. The Facility will closed at 7 p.m. on Friday and re-open at 10 a.m. on Saturday for your big day. Finally, move-out has to be completed by midnight on Saturday. If you need additional time, you can purchase one-hour increments at $100 per hour.
Is there an on-site manager?
Yes, the manager is on-site for the entire duration of your event, to watch over the venue.
Can I bring my own decorations?
You can bring your own decorations, but the property manage must approve them prior to set-up. There are installation restrictions.
Are there overnight accommodations?
Yes, we have over 100 B&B’s within a 20-mile radius of Round. Visit the Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce for listing. Hotels are available in La Grange and Brenham.
What are we responsible for regarding clean up at the end of our event?
The wedding party, caterer and/or bartenders are responsible for busing tables, removing trash, and cleaning up spills on the floor and the kitchen; the take down of tables and chairs at ceremony and reception site; all trash must be deposited in our on-site dumpster. The client is responsible for removing all personal items from the facility by midnight.
Can I have my rehearsal at the venue?
Yes. Rehearsals are typically scheduled the day before the wedding. However, the facility will be closed by 7 p.m. so rehearsals must be finished by then. Rehearsal dinner in Henkel Hall requires additional fees and arrangements.
What are the other required fees?
In addition to the rental fee, we require at least one security officer ($120 for each officer) at every event. Event liability insurance is required. You have the option to purchase your insurance policy through Wedsafe, approximately $130.
How do I schedule a tour of the property?
You can call 979-249-5840 to schedule a tour.
What do I need to do to book Henkel Hall Event Center?
Complete the contract, pay 25% deposit of the rental rate and the $500.00 refundable security deposit.
When do I need to pay off the rental fee and is it refundable?
You are required to pay-off the rental fee 90 days prior to your event. If you cancel your event 90 days or more before your scheduled event, a refund will be paid with a 10% cancellation fee to be applied.
If you cancel your event 90 days or less prior to your event, the rental fee is non-refundable.