Private Events at The Woodlands
Celebrate your special event with us...
The historic Hamilton Mansion, cultivated rural landscape, and Victorian-era cemetery grounds provide the perfect setting for celebrating weddings, receptions, cocktail hours, corporate events, staff retreats, birthday parties, and family reunions. The Woodlands is pleased to make the mansion, stable, and grounds available to rent for private events. For more details and descriptions of available spaces, click here.
If you're interesting in hosting your next event at The Woodlands, or for more information including rates, complete the Event Information request form. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below for some helpful answers about rentals.
Thank you for your interest in hosting your event at The Woodlands. Once submitted, please allow 7 days for a response from The Woodlands Staff.
Frequently Asked Questions...
How much does it cost to get married at The Woodlands?
For more information about tours, open dates and venue pricing, please fill out a Request Form.
How many guests can The Woodlands accommodate?
The mansion can accommodate 70 people for a sit-down style event and 125 for a cocktail style party. Anything larger will require the use of our outdoor spaces.
Are the grounds and reception area wheelchair accessible?
The grounds and the first floor of the mansion, including the bathroom, are wheelchair accessible. We have a portable ramp for the front steps so please be sure to let our staff know if you will need to use it for your event.
Is there a ceremony-only option?
The rental is yours do what you would like, whether that be Ceremony only, Reception only or both.
How many hours do you allow a party to be here?
Our standard event rental period is 7 hours, 2 hours for set-up, 4 hours for the event and 1 hour for clean-up (rental events end by 10pm). Additional event hours may be purchased a la carte.
Is there onsite parking?
Yes, we have ample roads to provide free parking for your guests.
Can we choose the vendors, or do you work exclusively with a certain set?
For tents and other rentals, The Woodlands has an exclusive relationship with Ocean Tents. For all other vendors, including catering, staffing, photography, flowers/decor, music, and more, we do have a number of preferred businesses who are familiar with the quirks of our historic mansion and grounds, but you are free to choose to work with any vendors. If there are specific vendors you'd like to use, feel free to include that information on your inquiry form.
What if it rains?
For all events, we require a rain plan. Depending on the size of your event, a tent rental may be necessary.
Can I have a DJ or live band?
We have the capacity to accommodate a wide range of music options, and have no noise restrictions onsite.
Does The Woodlands provide event staffing?
The rental of The Woodlands for your private event does not include event staff, but can supply recommendations upon request. Any set up, event logistics, clean up, or day-of support will need to be provided by you.
May we serve alcohol?
Yes, however we require day-of event insurance. We can provide more information as needed.
Are there restrictions on décor?
Because of the historic nature of the house, no glue, nails, tape, command hooks or tacks can be used while decorating. The following items are also prohibited: open flame, including sparklers, glitter, confetti and smoke machines. Final approval on all decorations is at the discretion of the site staff.
Any other rules I should be aware of?
In addition to our site rules and regulations, The Woodlands is a non-smoking site.