“Do It Yourself” (DIY)

for Weddings & Receptions and/or Other Special Events

7 hours of allotted time (2 hours for setup, getting ready & guest arrival / 4 hours for ceremony & reception / 1 hour for grand getaway, cleanup, gathering belongings & to vacate premises):


Pricing based on 100 guests: add $25 for each additional person (150 guests maximum)

  • $5,995 Saturday after 5PM: add $600 for each additional hr./add $1,000 for holidays/holiday weekend
  • $5,495 Friday or Sunday after 5PM: add $500 for each additional hr./add $1,000 for holidays/holiday weekend
  • $4,495 Monday-Thursday: add $350 for each additional hr./add $1,000 for holidays/holiday weekend
  • $3,995 All other timeslots: add $400 for each additional hr./add $1,000 for holidays/holiday weekend


Package Includes:

  • Setup and takedown with limited clean up at end of the event
  • Use of bridal suite/groom’s room for getting ready/changing
  • Use of inside of the home, pavilion and gardens
  • White garden chairs (up to 150)
  • Setup of tables and chairs in the great room and pavilion (in house setup for approximately 24 guests)
  • Basic white linens to the lap
  • Use of our “in-inventory” mirrors & vases; add $10 per table for centerpiece assembly (you provide material)
  • Decorated ceremony site (white twinkle lights, white or ivory draping & white silk floral garland), 2 front pillars only. Other decor options available at an additional fee
  • The use of other wedding related items already in inventory (cake topper, cutter/server, cake stand)
  • Onsite parking for up to 50 vehicles
  • You provide the rest/secure your own vendors

Other requirements for our “DIY” package and vary based on the specifics of your event:

  • Security officer: $200 per officer (1 officer per every 100 guests)
  • Parking attendant: $100 for events of less than 100 guests/50 vehicles if valet parking is not required
  • Trash disposal fee (if caterer is not removing trash at end of the event): $2/person or $100 minimum
  • Valet parking: $600 –$1,800 based on guest/vehicle count; required for events of 100+ guests
  • Bartender/bar setup: $275 per bartender (1 bartender for each 50 guests: you provide cups/ice)
  • Beverage server for non-alcoholic beverages: $125 per attendant (1 attendant for each 50 guests: you provide cups/ice)

Payment & Event Terms:

  1. To secure your date and timeslot, we require a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of:
    • $2,000 if event is within 12 months or
    • $3,000 if event date is more than 12 months (but less than 18 months) away or
    • Full payment is required if event date is less than 60 days away
  2. 50% of remaining balance is due 6 months before event and final balance due 60 days before the event
  3. Refundable damage deposit of $1,500 is required and due 30 days prior to event date (or via credit card hold 7 days prior to your event) & will be reimbursed within 7 days of event date upon complete inspection and cleaning of home & gardens if no damage has been found and all rules are adhered to

Other available services and decorating accessories:

  • Upgraded ceremony site decorations, includes decorating (all 4 pillars): $500-$1,000. Other options/pricing available.
  • Vintage chandelier: $200
  • Photography: $250 (1 hour of coverage and up to 50 photos with basic edits on a CD with copyrights release)
  • Officiant/Minister: $300 ($400 for a bilingual officiant)
  • Completely draped/wrapped 4 center pavilion pillars (string lights or fabric): $250
  • Draping/swags all around the pavilion: $1,000
  • Up-lighting: $25 per light (one light per pavilion pillar)
  • Whiskey Barrels: $50 each
  • Stereo system and amplifier with microphone: $125 when event does not include a DJ
  • China… white plates, chargers (silver, gold or choc brown), silver ware (fork & knife) wrapped in cloth napkins (white or ivory), water goblets: $1.50 each per person or BYO at 50% service charge
  • Champagne flutes: $1.50 each or BYO at 50% service charge
  • Margarita machine: $195 (includes 1 free mix); you provide the alcohol (rental has to be through Kemah Gardens)
  • Tent rentals: pricing varies based on size of tent; has to be through Kemah Gardens designated tent rental company
  • Assortment of centerpiece components (pricing varies)
  • Additional string lights (outdoors): $1/linear foot
  • Hanging paper lanterns (20): $100; additional at $5/each or BYO at 50% service charge
  • Shepherd’s hooks with LED battery lanterns (or mason jars): $10/set or BYO at 50% service charge
  • Tiki torch lamps (includes setup/takedown and oil): $10 each or BYO at 50% service charge
  • 3-panel black chalk board style photo booth with a suitcase full of accessories/props and your choice of limited text: $300
  • Burlap runners/overlays: $7/$10, or BYO at 50% service charge
  • Seashells (various sizes)/3 candle votives with white frosted or river rocks: $8/table