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Frequently Asked Questions

We've collected a set of questions and answers to help you understand how events at The Barn at Bonner Creek work!

Do you require use of a caterer from a preferred vendor list?  

We believe your choice of food and beverages is a big part of your special day, and we want you to have a choice in who you use. However, we do require that all caterers are insured and their company name submitted to our staff 30 days prior to your event for approval.

How far in advance is the venue available for set up and decorating?

You will have full use of the venue starting at 9am the morning of your event.  If additional hours are needed, please inquire and we will try our best to accommodate your special request.

What is your policy on alcohol?

We are currently not licensed to sell alcohol.   All alcoholic beverages are provided by the client and are required to be served by a licensed and insured TABC bartending service from our approved list.

How many people can your venue accommodate?

Depending on your choice of wedding ceremony and reception locations we can accommodate up to 300 indoors and 300+ for outdoor spaces during good weather.

How does parking work?

The Barn at Bonner provides approximately 100 parking spaces on-site with additional parking spaces available on the 100+ acres.

Can we bring in our own decor?

Absolutely!  It is your day, your event!  We only ask that any decorations not be nailed, glued, taped, stapled or any other product that will cause damage to the surface area of the walls and floors.

Is security mandatory?

Yes, for the safety and security of you and all your guests, security is required at all events.  We can connect you with our contact that can assist with hiring trusted off-duty police officers in our area, so that you can focus on enjoying your special day.

Is insurance required?

The client is liable for any damages to The Barn at Bonner Creek and its grounds during the contracted rental period.  Couples are required to obtain event insurance for no less than $1,000,000 in liability listing The Barn at Bonner Creek as additionally insured.  Also, a $1,000 damage deposit is required 30 days prior to the event and is refunded 2 weeks after the event if no damages have been incurred.  This covers you and your guests, so that you can enjoy your special day. We recommend working with The Event Helper - reach out to them by clicking here.

Do you provide tours of your facility?

Absolutely!  Tours are available by appointment only.  Call or email our team for availability.

Are there bride and groom dressing rooms available?

Yes, we offer a bride and groom's suite.  Both are equipped with private restrooms, mini fridge and wetbar.  Bridal suite has four hair and makeup vanities with all of the necessary outlets.  1906 farmhouse may be available for larger bridal parties for getting ready for an additional fee.  Inquire for availability.

Who is responsible for cleanup?

The client is responsible for removing all decorations, gifts, and any outside items that are brought in.  The caterers are responsible for cleanup of the onsite catering kitchen and any spills or food that is remaining.  The client and the caterer are responsible for removal of all trash to the onsite dumpster.  Actual cleaning of the venue is provided by The Barn of Bonner Creek.  

What is included in the rental fee?

Depending on the package booked, the rental fee includes all facilities & grounds for your special day from 9am to midnight.  Your rental fee also includes on-site amenities, caterer's kitchen, restroom attendant & on-site property manager, use and setup/breakdown of our tables and chairs based on the client's desired layout, and final cleanup, not including trash removal.

What types of events are hosted at Bonner Creek?

We offer a variety of events at Bonner Creek, including weddings, showers, private events, corporate events, quinceaneras, family reunions, and workshops. 

Does Bonner Creek offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites?

Yes, we offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations.  The Barn along with its grand covered porch for indoor events.  Our turfed lawn with tenting capabilities and our beautiful grand live oak tree serve as a stunning outdoor ceremony location.

What happens in the event of inclement weather the day of an outdoor event?

Depending on the number of guests, the event can be quickly moved to the interior of The Barn for no additional fee.  Another option is a tent rental for an additional fee.

What forms of payment will you accept?

Bonner Creek accepts cash, cashier's check, debit, or credit card.  The client is responsible for additional processing fees when paying with a credit card.

What is your cancellation policy?

Should the unfortunate situation arise where you would need to cancel your scheduled event, please contact us immediately.  All deposits and payments made prior to cancellation are nonrefundable.

What do I need to do to book and secure my rental?

We require a signed contract and nonrefundable deposit to secure your wedding date on our calendar.

Are tables and chairs included in the venue rental fee?

Yes, we offer wooden cross back chairs, custom built farmhouse tables, along with round 60" tables for your event inside The Barn.  We also provide additional white folding chairs for outdoor weddings held under our beautiful live oak tree along with wine barrels for added decor.  

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