WHAT IS THE VENUE CAPACITY?
It depends on how we setup your event. If it is a reception only e can seat up to 350 guests indoors. If it ceremony and reception combined we prefer to keep it at no more than 230 guests. We try to minimize room flips when possible.
WHAT IS THE ALCOHOL POLICY?
There are many ways to handle alcohol. We can provide the bar for you and keep a tab for the family or we can charge guests. Prefer to bring in your own alcohol? You can do that too but we charge a BYOB fee. Alcohol may only be brought in by the Host of the event and must be served by a TABC licensed and bonded bartender. We are happy to help secure bar staff and pass along the charge.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT EACH SPACE?
We have various packages available. Please contact us for the list of package pricing.
ARE THERE OTHER FEES?
There is a $300 refundable damage deposit. We also encourage but do not require events to purchase a day of insurance policy.
HOW DO I SECURE MY EVENT DATE FOR THE SPACE I WANT?
A non-refundable $600 deposit is required to secure your space. The remaining balance, damage deposit, etc. are due no later than 14 days prior to your event.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE VENUE ON THE DAY OF MY EVENT?
Wedding events have access to the venue from 8am – 11:30pm on the day of your event. Additional event hours may be purchased at an hourly rate.
We require a 4-hour minimum for weekday events.
ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?
Yes, the following tables and chairs are included in your rental fee.
200 garden chairs
20 – 60 inch round tables
2 rectangular wooden Farm tables – (3’ X 20’)
3 - 8ft rectangle
WILL THERE BE SECURITY AT MY EVENT?
If there is alcohol present then there will be an officer hired.
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR CLEANUP?
All rentals, personal items, and any thing else brought in for your event must be removed from the space the night of your event. You or your caterer/vendors are responsible for collecting all trash from the facility and disposing just outside the building on the ramp. We will take it to the dumpster.
DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED VENDORS LIST?
CAN I HAVE A LIVE BAND?
Yes. We have 6 – 20amp dedicated outlets for bands.
DO YOU HAVE AN ELEVATED STAGE?
Yes, we use it for live bands, wedding ceremonies or DJs.
DO YOU HAVE A PROJECTOR AND/OR PROJECTION SCREEN?
Heritage Hall does not have a projector or screen, but we are happy to connect you with our preferred vendors who do.
ARE CANDLES ALLOWED?
Yes, however all candles must be contained in votives and the flame must be 2” below the top of the container. Open flames are not allowed anywhere in the building.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
Smoking is not allowed inside any of the buildings. Smoking is only allowed outside on our patio.
WHAT IS YOUR RESTROOM SITUATION?
We have fully functional Men’s and Women’s facilities.
IS IT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes. The Hall and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
If after signing the contract the applicant cancels the booking more than ninety (100) days prior to the event date, the applicant will lose the rental deposit. If the cancellation occurs within ninety (100) the full rental cost will be due.
DO YOU CHARGE TAX AND GRATUITY?
No gratuity is added however tax is on certain items. That is required by the state.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
It is hard to say, but we always encourage the sooner the better. There are months where we have a full calendar a year in advance and months with openings up to a month prior.
DO YOU ALLOW PHOTO SHOOTS?
Yes, photo shoots are allowed Monday – Thursday.
FOR ANSWERS TO ALL OTHER QUESTIONS CONTACT US BY EMAILING
We hope that Heritage Hall can be a one stop shop. We realize that you have many options when it comes to selecting a wedding venue in northeast Texas and southeast Oklahoma. Our event center is a converted warehouse for the old train depot in Paris,Texas and certainly brings a unique and cozy feel to those that visit our place.
THE SPACES YOU ARE RENTING WERE BUILT IN THE early 1900’s
WHAT AMENITIES DO THEY HAVE?
* updated electrical
* industrial overhead lighting, chandeliers, and stage lighting
all on dimmable switches
* heat and air conditioning
* bridal suite
* party barn (groomsmen space)
* groomsmen dressing room
CAN I COME SEE THE SPACE?
Yes! We would be happy to give you a schedule walk-through and answer any questions to help you make your decision to book. Once the space is booked our Event Team will be available for additional walk-throughs for you and your vendors. You may book your walk-through by clicking here.
HOW DO I HOLD A DATE?
To hold a date you need to contact us at HHparistx@gmail.com If the date is available, we will offer a 7 day soft hold while details are discussed and a contract is generated. A hold is not secure until a signed contract is returned with the required deposit. In the event that another party is interested in the venue before we receive these items we will offer you a deadline to submit the contract and deposit before releasing the hold to the other party. If the date you requested has an existing hold we will offer the previous party a deadline and then contact you when the deadline is over.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?
We accept cash, check or all major credit cards.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR GETTING READY IN THE SPACE PRIOR TO MY EVENT?
The Bridal Suite is a large space that is perfectly suited for a bridal party or green room! Complete with an adjoining restroom, it is the perfect place to land before your event! It connects to the Hall but has a private entrance and is included in the rental price of Heritage Hall. Additionally we have a space for groomsmen! We call this space The Party Barn. It is on the same property on the other side of Heritage Hall.
WHO PROVIDES LINENS, GLASSWARE, ETC?
Linens can be rented from us at an additional charge. Glassware can be rented through your caterer or rental shop. We can also place rental orders for you and pass along the charge.
WHO DOES THE SETUP AND BREAKDOWN OF MY TABLES AND CHAIRS?
Heritage Hall handles all set up and break down of tables and chairs.
WHEN CAN WE START SETTING UP FOR OUR EVENT?
Your setup time starts at the time of your contracted rental time. Most of our contracted weddings get the building at 8am.
WHEN DO I NEED TO HAVE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE SPACE?
We require everything out of the space at the end of your contracted event which is usually 11:30pm
CAN I USE MY OWN CATERER?
Yes, you can choose any caterer you’d like. We have a fabulous selection on our preferred vendors list if you would like a recommendation.
IS THERE A KITCHEN?
There is a basic prep kitchen with refrigerator, hotbox, sinks 6 prep tables. Additionally we have a an outdoor space just outside the kitchen for any sort of grilling that is needed.
DO YOU HAVE AN ICE MACHINE ON-SITE?
Yes we do.
CAN I USE AN EVENT PLANNER?
Yes. We prefer the use of an event planner or organizer as it will allow for a more successful event, because they are experienced and well equipped for most situations.
CAN I DROP OFF ITEMS THE DAY BEFORE?
It is unlikely. However we do offer a discounted rate for the day before rental for decorating, rehearsal dinner, etc. Heritage Hall is NEVER responsible for items left unattended.
DO YOU HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM?
Yes, we can provide that for you at an additional charge.
ARE THERE DECORATING RESTRICTIONS?
Yes, you may only affix objects to the walls with painters tape. We do allow draping and rigging from the ceiling when done by a professional company. We do not allow the use of glitter, confetti, stickers or silly string. Rose petals, rice, bird seed and/or sparklers may only be used outside the facility and must be cleaned up after the event.
ARE PETS ALLOWED TO BE PART OF THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION?
Yes, pets are allowed to be part of the ceremony and reception, but must be leashed and cleaned up after.
WHAT IS THE LIGHTING LIKE?
We have overhead industrial lighting, beautiful chandeliers, and permanent stage lighting. Each have their own dimmer switch to allow you to darken or highlight any area of the space based on your preference.
CAN TWO EVENTS HAPPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY ON MY EVENT DAY?
No, we will never book two events on the same day. You have exclusive rights to the venue during your event.
WHEN IS THE DAMAGE DEPOSIT REFUNDED?
The damage deposit is refunded within two weeks after the event date.