You get exclusive use of the hall for either five or ten hours, depending on what amount of time you have rented the hall for. You also get an on-site property manager who is available to answer your questions. No security guard is needed. You will receive one hour for outdoor rehearsal the day prior to your event date, but must be scheduled around other booked events. There is a bridal dressing room, grooms dressing room and also wifi available during your event.
Mercury Hall has 300 white chairs, fourteen 60” round tables, four 8 foot rectangle tables and four 6 foot rectangle tables available for rent for an additional $300 charge, unless this fee is waived for special events.
Yes, you may bring in your own alcohol. We do require that you have TABC certified bartenders to serve all alcoholic beverages. Bartenders must also have at least a one million dollar liability insurance policy in order to serve at the hall.
Please do not affix any items to any of the chandeliers or light fixtures in the hall. If you want to hang lanterns or other items, you can hang them from the ceiling using museum puddy or attach them to the air vents.
No, the hall does not have a sound system. Please either hire a DJ/Band or rent sound equipment. You can also contact Rock N Roll Rentals (off Lamar/Oltorf) and rent sound equipment from them or through our lighting packages through Intelligent Lighting Design.
Indoor music/sound is permitted until midnight inside the hall. All outdoor amplified music must be completed by 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 8pm for events Sundays through Thursdays, due to our Outdoor Music Venue Permit. Before 8 or 10pm (depending on the day of the week) sound cannot exceed 75 decibels from the property line. As for indoor sound, sound cannot exceed 85 decibels from the property line, but as long as it is kept at a reasonable level, it should be fine.
The hall can seat 120-150 people inside with a buffet and dance floor. The outdoor gravel patio adds an additional 1800 square feet, so for indoor/outdoor events, the hall and courtyard can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Yes, indoors as long as they are in votive holders or candle holders, in attended areas and not in the ladies room/dressing room. No tapered candles are allowed anywhere on the property. Please use LED votives for outdoor use, as candles are not allowed outside.
You can rent tents through Premiere Rentals. Ask about their tent share contracts, where you can sign a contract to share a tent with brides from other dates of the same wedding weekend as you and save money.
It is common for our clients to ask for suggestions for wedding professionals. After you have worked ten events at the hall, please submit your information with a list of reviews and referrals. We would be happy to recommend your services if your company is a good fit for our clients.
Yes, you may purchase additional time at the rate of $100/hour for events held on a Monday-Thursday. For events on Fridays/Sundays there is a $150/hour charge and for Saturdays there is a $200/hour charge. Please let the Manager know if you would like to add time to your rental time block. Please let the Manager know at least two weeks ahead of your event date if you would like to add time.
You may bring in your own decor, but it must be installed in a way that does not damage our facility – no staples, tacks, glue guns, nails, and especially tape. All tape will take off the finish of the floors and paint off the walls.
Yes, the hall is located just 2.7 miles south of downtown and there are many options in the downtown area including Hampton Inn, Driskill, Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites, Radisson, Four Seasons, Hyatt, W Hotel, Omni and Holiday Inn. Also, for a local boutique hotel vibe, check out Hotel San Jose, South Congress Hotel and St. Cecilia, which are located within the South Congress area, just a few blocks away. At the Ben White/I-35 intersection there are also available hotels including the Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn and La Quinta.
Feel free to stop by for our Open Visiting Hours to take a tour of the hall – just an informal come and go time, no appointment necessary. Or contact us for an appointment if the times listed below don't work for you!