How far in advance should we reserve a date for our event?
The general rule is 12-18 months in advance to secure the space and date you want. However, our banquet spaces are booked according to availability, so if the space is unreserved, any party can reserve it. We do recommend that you book your event space well in advance. We do not save dates without a deposit and a signed contract.
In case of inclement weather, can the ceremony be moved inside The Mockingbird Room?
Yes, and we suggest you have a backup plan in case of inclement weather. The Mockingbird Room is well suited to host an indoor ceremony in case of an unplanned weather event on your special day.
Where will my guests park?
We offer ample parking for all your guests, including designated handicapped parking, as well as a roundabout for shuttles to drop off.
Does The Mockingbird Room provide chairs, tables, and linens for my event?
Yes, we provide banquet chairs and tables for your event, but we do not provide linens. Several of our recommended vendors do provide linen services.
Does The Mockingbird Room have dressing rooms?
We have added a new well-appointed bridal suite for your use during your special day! For the groom and groomsmen, there is a large men’s room with seating.
Does The Mockingbird Room have overnight accommodations?
No, we do not, but there are several hotel options just down the road in Kyle, Buda, South Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio.
May we take engagement or bridal pictures at The Mockingbird Room prior to our event?
Absolutely! Once you have formally reserved your date, we just ask that you schedule your photoshoot with us at least 30 days in advance and during the week, Monday through Thursday so your shoot does not conflict with any other events.
Can we decorate how we choose?
Of course! This is your special event. However, we do have some limitations: paper confetti, glitter, unprotected candles, silk flower petals, and sand are strictly prohibited. Additionally, hay and birdseed are permitted outdoors but not indoors. We ask that you respect the walls and furniture and abstain from the use of nails, screws, or staples. You are welcome to use candles that have at least one inch of side glass coverage above the flame.
Can we decorate the event site the day before the event?
If the venue is still available 90 days prior to your event, you have the option to pay $750 to book the space for your rehearsal dinner and decorate early.
What can be tossed in the air for the bride and groom’s departure?
Birdseed, organic flower petals, wedding wands, and bubbles are permissible. Sparklers are an option; however, you are required to inform us ahead of time so that we can safely dispose of them. Paper confetti, rice, and silk flower petals are prohibited.
Do I get to pick my own Caterer?
We require that you choose from our list of our preferred local catering companies. This is such an important piece of your guests’ experience that we have vetted the best partners who have proven themselves to provide exemplary service at The Mockingbird Room!
Do I have to use only your recommended vendors for other services?
Apart from wedding coordinating/planning, catering, and bartending, you are free to use a vendor of your choice for photography, music, flowers, cakes, etc. However, the vendors we proudly recommend are those who have worked with us seamlessly in the past and have provided our guests with top-notch service.
Who sets up and takes down all tables and chairs for my event?
The staff from the preferred vendor company for catering or linen company is responsible for setting up and taking down tables and chairs.
Can we purchase and bring our own alcohol?
No, we are a TABC licensed premises and by law, all alcohol must be purchased from our facility.
Do you require security guards at our event?
Yes, we require armed security guards at each event that serves alcohol. The fee for each guard is $50 per hour, with a minimum of six hours required.
I have a friend who is TABC certified; can she/he serve alcohol at our wedding?
No, only Mockingbird Room TABC certified bar staff are allowed to serve alcohol.
Do you have speakers or a sound system?
We do not, but most DJs provide an excellent experience with state-of-the-art sound systems.
What time can my vendors arrive the day of my event?
We allow vendors access before, during, and after your event. After the event has concluded, vendors will have one hour to breakdown and vacate the premises.
When can I schedule our wedding rehearsal?
Your wedding rehearsal is typically scheduled a day or two prior to the wedding. You can schedule with our Event Sales Manager two weeks prior to your event. This will ensure we are all set and ready for our walk through.
How do I reserve my event?
To formally book your event, we require a signed agreement and a deposit for half the rental rate.
Do you allow fireworks displays?
No, we do not allow fireworks onsite.
Do you have a site fee for ceremonies held on the golf course?
Yes. We have a designated on-course space near our clubhouse for wedding ceremonies. Pricing for renting this space starts at $1,500 for a one-hour ceremony.