What does my rental include?

  • Exclusive use of the venue during your access hours
  • Exquisite private arbor & wedding garden with stone courtyard
  • Wedding gazebo with stone fireplace
  • Romantic garden lighting featuring 60,000 twinkle lights & tree uplighting
  • Austin stone fire pit
  • Custom water feature in lobby area with wedding color accents
  • Grand ballroom featuring 3 French crystal chandeliers and 22′ ceilings
  • Grand lobby piano
  • 60″ round tables & 6′ rectangle tables
  • Oval-back ballroom chairs & white garden chairs
  • Scheduled 1 hour ceremony rehearsal time prior to your wedding day
  • 2 hours of pre-wedding bridal portrait time prior to your wedding day
  • Beautiful bridal suite with private powder room, grand bridal mirror, professional makeup counters, specialty lighting, stylish furnishings, coffee bar, & mini fridge
  • Groom’s suite featuring a 90″ TV, poker table, stylish armoires, coffee bar, & mini fridge
  • Complete setup & cleanup of tables and chairs
  • Venue coordinator
  • Unlimited venue visits & planning meetings
  • 3 display easels
  • 30 minute use of 3 ceiling mounted projectors with drop down screens
  • Ample guest parking
  • Cake cutting service
  • China, silverware, glassware, & black or white linen napkins
  • One catering tasting appointment prior to your wedding day
  • One bottle of champagne for the bride & groom during toasting

How much does a wedding cost?

What we can say is that we’ve done $5,000 weddings and we’ve done $50,000 weddings—it all depends on your desires and your budget.

The total cost of your wedding depends on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Will you wed your beloved on a Tuesday or a Saturday? (A Tuesday would be much cheaper.)
  • How many guests will you invite? (When your guest count goes up, so does the price.)
  • What selections you make and how will you customize it? (The price depends on the services you want to include.)

Our venue costs range from $2,000 to $4,500 for the venue rental. This is your base cost for the exclusive use of our venue as well as everything listed under our amenities list.  Added to that base amount are the catering and bar services, which are only provided by RJC. You will be responsible for other wedding details such as your officiant, cake, DJ or band, photography, floral, etc.

Will you hold my wedding date?

Our dates are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend scheduling an in-person tour to view the venue and to receive a customized quote. We will then be able to secure your wedding date with a signed contract and booking deposit.

Do you have a required deposit and first payment schedule?

Your retainer of $1000.00 will hold your selected date. 90 days after booking your room rental is due (see booking document requirements). A payment of 50% of the estimated remaining charges is due no later than 90 days prior to your event. A final guest count and the balance of remaining charges are due no later than 30 days prior to your event and must be paid with cash or credit card. Additional guests may be added to the final catering number up to five days before the event date and must be paid for at that time. We accept checks, credit cards or cash. You can make the payment in person during your site visit, by mail or over the phone. After your event is completed and all of the terms and conditions of the booking documents are met your $1000 deposit will be refunded.

What is the cancellation policy? Will my deposit be refunded?

Space reservation fees and all payments made, regardless of due date, are non-transferable and non-refundable if you cancel the function.

What is the service charge?

Service Charge is an 18% fee charged on all RJC services. Service charge is an industry standard (almost every venue you will see during your comparison shopping will charge an 18%-25% service charge). Your contract will show a breakdown of the event elements and their costs, including the service charge, which covers the costs of RJC’s investment of time and overhead to prepare for your event.

Does RJC carry liability insurance?

Yes, we carry our own liability insurance policy.

Do you require security?

RJC requires security at all events based on the discretion of the RJC management team. RJC hires all officers, and the client is responsible for those charges. Officers must be paid in cash at the time of the event.

How long can my event be?

You have 6 hours of actual event time for Friday and Saturday events and 4 hours of actual event time for Monday-Thursday and Sunday events. Event time is defined as the start of your ceremony to end of reception. Events must conclude at 12am.

Who will be my main contact the day of the event?

You’ll have your very own RJC event coordinator to manage your event. He or she will be available to you for the entirety of your wedding to ensure everything goes exactly as you planned!

Can I bring my own decorations?

Sure! We love when couples bring in florists, decorators/designers, personal touches and DIY projects—just make sure you run everything you plan to use by your wedding coordinator to ensure all elements are RJC -approved. (For example, please don’t bring confetti.) We can even advise you about what sort of décor would work well with your vision and theme!

How does the catering work?

When RJC hosts your event, you get to treat your guests to RJC’s award-winning food and beverage services! We offer plated and buffet options, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other special meal options for those with special dietary needs.

Can I bring in my own catering?

We do not allow outside catering. RJC would be happy to try to accommodate any special requests for your menu. If there is food that RJC is unable to accommodate for traditional or cultural reasons we will advise you on the options that are offered.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

RJC holds a liquor license and is responsible for all liquor served on the premises. For this reason it is against the law to bring outside alcohol into the building. We do offer many bar options for your guests. RJC must provide our own TABC bar tenders to serve your guests.   Please discuss bar options with your event coordinator.

Can we take home the leftover food?

Possible liability consequences prohibit any food or beverages to be taken off the premises.

What does my event coordinator do?

At RJC we provide a venue coordinator for every wedding. Every RJC venue coordinator has a talent and passion for weddings and your “I Do” moment. Our job is to ensure your big day is nothing but seamless and stress-free. From pre-wedding meetings, to ensuring the cake cutting is happening at the right time during your reception, we handle it all! Please note that we invite and welcome all wedding planners and day-of coordinators. If you are working with a planner for your wedding, we will be present as a support system and liaison between your planner and our catering and bar staff.