1WHAT IS THE RENTAL FEE FOR FOUNTAIN POINTE AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
Please see the details found under our Pricing page.
2DO WE HAVE TO USE A PLANNER/COORDINATOR FROM FOUNTAIN POINTE’S WEDDING PLANNING COMMUNITY?
Yes. We have had an amazing year at our venue, thanks to our team of design coordinators. Our couples and guests deserve qualified professionals – bringing the vision together on your special day. Read our recent Testimonials and choose from our Exclusive Wedding Planning Community.
3WHAT IS THE BUILDING CAPACITY?
200 guests including the Bridal Party.
4WHAT DATES ARE AVAILABLE?
Dates are filling fast! Please call for 2021 & 2022 dates, peak months are limited.
5IS THERE A DEPOSIT? WHEN ARE THE ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS DUE? DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes. When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a 50% deposit of the rental amount (depending on year booking). The remaining balance can be made with a custom payment plan and is due 90 days prior to event. This payment serves to hold the venue for the specified date of your event/wedding and is payable at the time of contract signature.
6IS THERE A SECURITY DEPOSIT?
Yes, we require a Refundable Security Deposit of $500. This deposit will be returned within 48 hours of event if no damage was done to property or venue.
7HOW DO I RESERVE A DATE?
To reserve a date email us at email@example.com, saying you are ready to book XYZ date, if it is still available. We suggest you email us stating you are ready to book your preferred date and then include a backup date in case your preferred date is unavailable. Prior to booking a date, we hope you are able to come out in person to visit the venue. You can request a tour (or FaceTime/Zoom tour if you live out of the area) on our tour request page, but an in person tour is not required prior to booking a date. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whomever has requested to start the contract process from us by email first for a specific date will be first in line.
8DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OR CAN I JUST STOP BY?
We kindly request that all tours are by appointment only. Book a tour with us!
9WHAT IS THE AVERAGE BUDGET OF A COUPLE GETTING MARRIED AT FOUNTAIN POINTE HOUSTON?
That is a great question! We offer a range of wedding packages to suit your budget needs. In general, we believe the average budget of a couple getting married at Fountain Pointe is $18,000 – $26,000 which includes ALL wedding expenses (venue, food, dress, flowers, DJ, photographer, etc.). We have had some creative couples with smaller guest lists host beautiful weddings in the $12,000-$16,000 range – and we have had several lovely events here spending significantly more than the average. Our amazing team will work closely with you and your budget in planning your dream day.
10IS THERE A FOOD AND BEVERAGE, OR GUEST COUNT MINIMUM?
No. Many venues have minimums because they make a 10 – 15% commission from the caterer based on how much you spend on food and drinks. We choose NOT to make a commission because we want our food and beverage options to be as elegant or affordable as your budget allows, and therefore we do not have a food and beverage, or guest count minimum.
11DO WE HAVE TO USE YOUR BAR SERVICE?
Yes, whether it is alcoholic or non-alcoholic, you must use our bar service. We own our liquor license and have 4 types of bars to fit your event needs. We ensure no alcohol will run out on your event. We can provide open bar service for all events – which includes TABC certified staff, security, setup, cleanup and breakdown. Bar service not included, invoiced separately.
12DO WE HAVE TO UTILIZE YOUR CATERERS?
We prefer you use our trusted team from All Flavors Catering. They provide a Complimentary Tasting at their restaurant and are full service. Outside caterers are allowed, but must have the following requirements: -Liability Insurance -Food & Health Permits -TABC Certified Staff -Dishwasher -Serving Equipment -China, Silverware, Glassware -Delivery, Setup, Breakdown and Clean Up. We selected the caterers on our list after working with many over the last five years because we thought they had great food, service & because they have very affordable options along with a variety of upgrades, and because we thought they are fantastic to work with. It’s important to actually like your vendors! Additionally, we have purposely selected small business owners, because although no one is perfect, and none of our caterers claim to be, when you work with a small business owner they are personally invested in the success of your wedding day.
13WILL THERE BE ANOTHER WEDDING THE SAME DAY?
At Fountain Pointe we host only one wedding/event each day to ensure that each couple’s event is special and receives our full attention. *Excludes our Pop-Up Wedding Option
14DOES FOUNTAIN POINTE OFFER LIVE STREAMING FOR EVENTS BOOKED?
YES! We provide in-house HD Definition Live Stream by Double Oak Events, to connect your audience on any event booked. We understand how important it is for your guest to experience, as if they were here. (We have partnered with W Events & Gifts, to provide & ship virtual experience boxes to your guests)
15DOES FOUNTAIN POINTE DO ELOPMENT, POP UP & MICROWEDDINGS?
YES! we are in partnership with Pop Up Wedding Houston, and have a calendar with dates available. We can host events on date of choice, as long as they are non-peak dates.
16ARE THERE OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS NEARBY?
Yes. We utilize the Holiday Inn, 6 miles away. They can host your guests with blocks of rooms and have shuttle service available. Email our representative, Reesa here for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org If you would prefer and Air BNB, we utilize 2 properties and is available upon request.
17HOW MANY CARS WILL YOUR PARKING LOT ACCOMMODATE?
100 cars. Valet will have to used for any amount over 100, please contact us for rates.
18DO YOU OFFER STRAIGHT TABLES INSTEAD OF ROUND?
We have a limited number of straight tables onsite that can be used for your gift table, head table, etc. Usually we have a few extras that can be mixed in with reception seating, but the majority of your guests will be seated at round tables.
19DO YOU PROVIDED TABLE LINENS, RUNNERS, NAPKINS AND CHARGERS?
Aztec Party Rentals provides all of the above and is included in all inclusive. In addition to the above you also receive to complimentary tables for linens of your choice. Most guest choose Sweetheart table and cake table. Your coordinator will schedule your appointment with them directly.
20DOES MY DJ PLAY MUSIC WHEN GUEST ARRIVE?
Music can be provided for 5+ hours by Houston Luxury Events & Double Oak Events. We suggest prelude, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music to be played. Any additional hours are $250+ per hour.
21WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF RAIN?
In case of incremental weather, our front room, also known as cocktail room will be used for indoor ceremonies.
22WE PLAN TO HAVE OUR CEREMONY OFFSITE, OR ONLY PLAN TO HAVE OUR CEREMONY AT FOUNTAIN POINTE. DOES YOUR FEE CHANGE?
Because we only host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.
23DO YOU ALLOW DOGS ONSITE TO PLAY A PART IN OUR WEDDING DAY?
We are dog friendly, with some specific stipulations. Dogs are allowed (only with pre-approval by Geovanna) at the ceremony and pictures. Animals, other than service animals, are NOT allowed near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom.
24WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT AT FOUNTAIN POINTE?
Our preferred form of payment is Venmo, Credit Card or Checks. Credit Cards will be charged a 2.9% CC fee.
25MY PREFERRED DATES ARE UNAVAILABLE. DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION WAITING LIST?
We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are unpredictable. As soon as a date does become available, we post it here.
26WHAT TIME WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE VENUE TO DECORATE?
We include set up, breakdown & cleaning fee in our rentals. We want you and your family to enjoy your special day. Additional décor can be dropped off the week of event.
27IS A “WEDDING DAY COORDINATOR” REQUIRED?
Certified Day of Coordinator is required & must be selected from are preselected certified wedding planning community. Because we understand there are many pieces to the puzzle, we want you, your fiancé, family & friends to enjoy your special day without lifting a finger. Your coordinator will set up all appointments with vendors, have a 2 hour planning session & be available on your day.
28DOES UBER & LYFT SERVICE YOUR VENUE?
Yes, we can also create a Lyft event code for your guest. For more details, talk to your coordinator.
29WHAT ARE OUR CATERING OPTIONS AT FOUNTAIN POINTE?
After several working with a variety of caterers, we have selected our favorite five to work with exclusively. These caterers include All Flavors Catering owners of D’Vine Wine Bar & Hanna’s Café. Please see the catering page for more information including menus.
30HOW MUCH SHOULD WE EXPECT TO SPEND ON CATERING AND BAR?
It is definitely possible to have an open bar and delicious meal for $50-$70 per person with our caterers & bar service. Less for a smaller group, more for heavy food and top shelf bar selections. (Disclaimer: we are sure you could spend more than this if you want to, but if you are looking for awesome budget friendly options, they definitely exist with these great caterers.) Please see the question above for links to each caterers pricing. The average bar bill for 175 guests is approximately $3,500 including two bartenders, delivery, setup, insurance, and alcohol.
31DOES FOUNTAIN POINTE HANDLE THE CATERING ORDERS FOR THESE CATERERS, OR DO I WORK WITH THE CATERER DIRECTLY?
In our experience, it’s most efficient and most cost effective for couples to work directly with the caterer. Simply book your big day with Fountain Pointe and your coordinator will reach out to caterers of your choosing to schedule a tasting and get the ball rolling! Tastings are normally 60-90 days from event.