Q. How much do you charge?
A. Rates vary depending on day of the week and time of the year. Please submit an inquiry to find out rates and availability. Rates may vary on major holidays and for special event. A 50% deposit and signed contract is required for all bookings.
Q. What is included in the rental cost?
A. The Rental Includes:
• Exclusive Venue Use (6 hours Monday - Friday, 10 hours Saturday and Sunday)
• Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony and Reception Spaces
• Bridal Suite & Groom Suite
• Covered Catering Prep Space with Electricity and Sink
• Use of Pearl Snap Hall permanent furniture (cake table, bars, patio furniture, outdoor ceremony benches)
• An additional fee of $300 gets you use of Pearl Snap Hall's 150 White Chiavari Chairs, two 36" x 72" banquet tables, and fifteen 60" Round Tables. We have arrangements with rental companies for tables, tents, and additional chairs.
• An additional fee of $100 gets you use of Pearl Snap Hall's 150 wooden exterior bistro chairs.
Please check our Furniture Page for more details.
• On Site Venue Manager available to answer questions and provide property maintenance
• Wifi and Bluetooth Speaker access (speakers require downloading of the Sonos app, which connects to your Pandora or Spotify account)
• "Day-of" Coordination services for an additional fee (prices start at $500)
Q. What time can our event start?
A. Since we rent our main parking lot from Sierra's Mexican Restaurant, we ask that larger events (70+ people) start after 3pm which is when we have access to the lot. All events need to be completed, packed up, cleaned, and out of the building by midnight.
Q. Do you hold dates?
A. Due to the number of inquiries that we receive, we can only hold dates with a signed contract and deposit in hand.
Q. How many people can Pearl Snap Hall accommodate?
A. For a sit down dinner and dancing with a DJ, we can accommodate 150 people. We suggest a slightly smaller number (125) for maximum comfort. For indoor/outdoor cocktail parties where there are not dinner tables, we can accommodate more people.
Q. Pearl Snap Hall is an historic building, do you have updated power and air conditioning systems?
A. We absolutely do! Cold AC was a priority in our renovation. However, please keep in mind that our building is historic and treat it accordingly. Dancing is allowed inside, but we ask that guests be respectful.
Q. What's your policy regarding music?
A. If you are wanting a band or DJ for dancing, we ask that you keep that indoors so the neighbors are not disturbed. If you want cocktail music outside or something mellow, that is totally fine!
Q. Can we decorate?
A. Of course! Who doesn't love a little Pinterest? We just ask that you use damage-free removable hooks in lieu of nails, tacks or tape. You can have votive candles but they must be kept in holders. And, NO glitter or feathers please. Also, we do not allow synthetic flowers petals to be strewn, only natural (which will biodegrade).
Q. While we're talking about fire, how about sparklers?
A. Sparklers are allowed outside. Party Poppers are NOT allowed anywhere. Any cleanup we have to do after your event will be deducted from your deposit.
Q. What is the Security Deposit for?
A. This $300 Refundable Security Deposit is returned within 30 days of an event provided there is no damage and the property was left according to the contract specifications.
Q. Can I bring in my own Caterer?
A. Yes! However, unless prior written permission is given, food must be provided through a licensed Catering company that has Liability Insurance. The catering company must also supply a Certificate of Insurance with Pearl Snap Hall listed as additional insured. Also, please note, there is room on our back lawn for food trucks.
Q. What about Alcohol?
A. You can bring your own! Alcohol may only be provided through a TABC certified and insured bartender. (Please note that just because someone is licensed doesn't mean they are insured. You agree to these terms on our contract, so we will need to see proof of insurance prior to the event.) We recommend that your caterer provide this service or we can refer you to some excellent staffing companies.
Q. What is the parking situation?
A. We have contracted parking with our neighbor, Sierra's Mexican Food's, lot at 100 E. Spring Street. Signage will direct you there and there is a gate from their lot into the Pearl Snap Hall back yard. Additional parking can be found across N. Austin Avenue at the La Playa Restaurant Parking lot at 610 N. Austin Avenue. Please note that Sierra's parking isn't available until 3pm, so we recommend that large events start at 3:30 or after.
Q. Is a wedding coordinator required?
A. Pearl Snap Hall highly recommends hiring a professional wedding coordinator. The Pearl Snap Hall site manager is not a wedding coordinator, merely a facilities manager making sure that the building is unlocked/locked up, all Vendors are following the rules, cleaning has happened properly, etc. Please note that each event is responsible for cleaning up after themselves unless otherwise arranged. You can find referrals for coordinators on our Vendor Page.
Q. How many restrooms do you have?
A. We have two brand new ADA restrooms and the Bride Suite has its own private bathroom. If you are planning a larger event outside, we can provide suggestions for supplemental restroom rentals.
Q. Should my guests stay in Georgetown or Austin?
A. While Austin is less than 30 miles away, there are lots of great accommodations and cool things to do in Georgetown! The new Sheraton is only 1 mile away and is wonderful. There are also many cool restaurants within walking distance of Pearl Snap Hall, as well as the Georgetown Square (which was voted "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas")! On a side note, Georgetown is also the only city in the United States that uses 100% renewable energy. How cool is that? And, check out this great article about Georgetown as a destination which was featured in the Dallas News.
Photos by Carlos Barron Photography