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FAQs

Weddings

I want to get married in the chapel, but I have 100+ guests. How can I accommodate them?

The pews were built to seat 100 guests, but the chapel itself has plenty of standing room to pack with people. This makes for a beautiful, intimate setting and gorgeous photos. If guests do not wish to stand, we can also design custom outdoor seating arrangements and leave the chapel doors open during the ceremony. As the married couple leaves the chapel, this outdoor overflow area becomes a cheering area for them to walk through. We’ve had the pleasure of successfully hosting over 400 guests with these arrangements.

Will COVID-19 capacity limits impact my wedding?

During the pandemic and in the future, Thornbridge Hill Estate will follow all health and safety protocols and guidelines set out by the State of Texas. Alongside your vendors/event planners, we will design a strategy to ensure social distancing and capacity limits for your event are followed. Our top priority is providing a safe environment for you and your guests.

Do you have my date available?

Please contact us directly to discuss availability. The most effective way to secure your dates is to book with us at least six months to a year in advance.

Do you allow pets in the wedding party?

Yes! We do ask that your furry friends be leashed & under supervision of an assigned caretaker at all times.

Do I need a wedding planner or event coordinator to book my event?

We request that you have a wedding planner or “day of” coordinator for full-day weddings. You’ll be grateful for the extra help! We’re happy to host you, but we aren’t event planners by any means.

Can I tour Thornbridge Hill Estate before booking my wedding?

Sure! Schedule an appointment to book a private tour or video conference.

Do you offer microweddings or elopement packages?

Of course! We offer both microwedding & elopement packages.

Guest House

Is there lodging nearby the estate for our guests?

Thornbridge Hill Estate is about 30 minutes from hotels and resorts with shuttle services. Beyond our on-site Thistle House, there are multiple AirBnB rentals near us. We have recommendations we are happy to share with you!

Can I bring my pets to stay with us at Thistle House?

We welcome well-behaved, house-trained dogs at Thistle House.

When are your check-in and check-out times?

Specific arrangements can be made in advance, but typically, check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM.

Do you provide firewood at Thistle House?

Your reservation includes enough firewood for one bonfire. Additional firewood may be purchased on the property.

Can I see the entire estate during my stay at Thistle House?

The front creek and pond area are yours to explore! See the rest of the estate by appointment only.

Special Occasions

Do you host other events besides weddings?

All the time. Some of these include bridal luncheons, corporate retreats, rehearsal dinners, and private parties. We’re open to pretty much any kind of upscale event.

Can we bring in our own vendors?

Please do! We feel that every event should be unique, which is why booking with us is a fully customizable experience. We welcome all professional, licensed, and insured outside vendors. We do not provide any in-house dining or entertainment options, but we are happy to share our curated list of preferred vendors with you.

Are we free to take photography on your property?

Yes, and you absolutely should! From gardens and lush wooded areas to our stunning chapel, there are many indoor and outdoor photo opportunities. Photographers especially love our tree swing, pond area, handbuilt bridges, and friendly free-roaming cattle, not to mention the incredible Texas sunsets.

Can you arrange helicopter travel?

Yes. We can arrange for an executive size helicopter arrival and/or exit on our on-property helipad.

Do you allow fireworks on your property?

We are a firework-friendly venue! There are local firework vendors in our area that can provide you with a professional, high-quality fireworks display (aerial or ground).

Do you offer sleigh rides in the winter?

On the rare occasion of snowfall at Thornbridge Hill Estate, we can bring out our traditional sleigh as a stationary prop to use for photographic purposes. The sleigh is not available for rides at this time.