What is the function of each area within La Cour Venue?
The Courtyard is an elegant exterior space nestled between two brick buildings, and the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony, cocktails, outdoor dining, lounge seating or dancing under the stars.
The Venue at La Cour is a beautiful and versatile interior space. Clients can hold their ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, party, special occasion or meeting here. Brick walls, 16 ft ceilings, chandeliers and high windows create a warm and elegant setting in which to entertain. We provide 2 wall mounted TVs for slide shows, videos, and game watch parties. The bar window can be opened to serve drinks to the courtyard and connect both spaces.
Double doors from the venue open onto The Terrace, which is 900 square ft of additional space to entertain, overlooking our beautiful and secluded wooded acreage.
The Field is another outdoor ceremony space with wooden benches, natural greenery and lush trees creating a beautiful backdrop. The Field is located below the Terrace.
The Lounge is a cozy, intimate space nestled in our lush, wooded grounds. It is a peaceful spot for your guests to enjoy their time together under dimmed cafe lights, seated at our wrought iron dining set, or our custom wooden benches tucked right into the trees.
The Bride’s Room is a dressing room and lounge space with plenty of light and mirrors for prospective brides and attendants to get ready. It offers a comfortable seating area with a TV and private access door to the women's restroom. It's an elegant space that can also be used for various types of photo shoots.
What is the capacity of the Venue, Courtyard, Terrace and Field?
The Venue is an indoor space that can accommodate up to 130 guests for a seated dinner.
The Courtyard can accommodate 130 guests for a wedding ceremony, or 80 guests for a seated dinner.
The Terrace is covered and attached to the venue, and can accommodate 80 guests for cocktails and mingling.
The Field is another outdoor ceremony space with benches, and can accommodate 130 guests.
What is included in the rental of La Cour Venue?
Renting La Cour Venue will grant you access to all entertaining areas including the Venue, Courtyard, Terrace, & Field.
La Cour provides handmade farmhouse tables, wooden mahogany folding chairs, wooden ceremony benches, lanterns & glass centerpiece vases, wooden ceremony arch and many decorative items. We do not provide linens or arrange for additional seating. You may bring in your own rentals for additional set-up options.
What is the maximum number of guests permitted?
La Cour Venue can accommodate 130 guests seated at tables, or 150 for standing cocktails.
Am I required to use the vendors on your recommended list?
One of our approved caterers and bar service companies must be hired for food and alcohol service. If you choose to bring in your own caterer, a $1,000 fee catering fee will apply. Vendors working on property during your event must be licensed and insured. Proof of insurance must be provided to La Cour, with La Cour Venue listed as an additional insured.
Are food trucks allowed?
Yes, we love food trucks!
Can I purchase my own alcohol for service?
Yes, however you must hire licensed TABC bartenders through one of our approved bartending companies for all alcohol service. Contact HD Liquid Catering for pricing and info.
Are we required to have insurance?
Yes, La Cour Venue requires a certificate of liability insurance coverage for every event. Go to www.WedSafe.com, www.TheEventHelper.com or check with your homeowners insurance company for event date coverage.
Is The Venue air conditioned and heated?
Is there a dance floor? Do I need to install a temporary dance floor?
The Venue has smooth, stained concrete floors, and The Courtyard has stamped concrete. Both areas are perfect for dancing. Some venues require the installation of a temporary parquet dance floor, however we do not.
Is La Cour Venue ADA compliant?
What happens if it rains?
If you are hosting both your wedding and reception at La Cour, the indoor area can be flipped after the ceremony. Guests will move onto the attached covered terrace for cocktails, while the indoor space is set up for the reception. La Cour staff will assist in setting up the tables and chairs for dining after the ceremony. We recommend you choose a professional to plan and coordinate all of the details of your event.
Is there a kitchen?
The venue has a covered outdoor space with a sink, refrigerator, freezer, and tables for bar & caterer prep work and staging. Your caterer will need to arrive with food prepared. Cooking is not allowed on property.
Is there a groom’s room?
No, we do not have a groom's room. Traditionally, groomsmen arrive ready for photos, and have access to the Venue's interior space prior to the wedding.
Where are the restrooms located?
The restrooms are located in a building 12ft adjacent to the main Venue space, easily accessible to all exterior and interior event guests.
Can I show videos or a slideshow?
Yes, 2 TVs are provided for you to hook up to for video and slideshow presentations.
Can I set up a tent?
Yes, tents may be set up in the Field.
Is a sound system provided?
No we do not provide speakers or microphones. Your band or DJ will provide all of the the sound equipment needed for your event.
What is the noise situation at La Cour Venue?
If your event is held in one of the outdoor spaces, you may hear light county road noise, some air traffic noise from planes landing at McKinney National Airport located 3 miles south, and various sounds coming from neighboring farms.
Is someone from La Cour Venue here during the event?
Yes, there will be an event manager on site during your event.
Is there sufficient parking?
We have 75 parking spaces available. Typically guests arrive at least 2 per car. You may arrange for a shuttle service to transport guests from another location if needed. Uber and Lyft do offer services to our location.
Are there any restrictions on decorations?
Confetti, glitter, sparklers, helium balloon/lantern releases, silly string, rice, bird seed and smoke machines are not allowed. Flower petals thrown during ceremonies must be white so concrete floors are not stained. Candles must be protected in glass containers. Any ornamentation attached to walls must be done without nails, screws or staples. Tape or other adhesives that damage floors or walls are not permitted. Safety of the guests, and protection of the property and environment is our priority in making restrictions on materials used during events.
Who does the decorating?
The Venue is a raw space that lends itself to unlimited decorating options. You may hire professionals, or decorate the spaces yourself.
Who is responsible for setting up the tables & chairs prior to our event?
All tables and chairs, both indoors and outdoors, will be set up by La Cour staff prior to your rental time, so you may begin decorating upon your arrival. Thirty days prior to your event, we will have a planning meeting to finalize your floor plan, and all of the event details.
Who is responsible for cleaning the space?
You, your caterers and/or decorators are responsible for food clean up and breaking down and removing all items at the end of your event. We ask that you essentially leave the space the way you found it. La Cour will do the final cleaning and reset all furniture.
What are the hours allowed for my event?
Rental hours are listed on our Rates + Info page. Rental timeframe includes set-up, event time, and breakdown/clean up. Decorating and storing of items prior to your event day is not permitted, due to other events and tours being scheduled.
Do you allow same-sex weddings at La Cour Venue?
Yes, we welcome everyone here at La Cour!
Am I allowed to hold a rehearsal at La Cour?
Yes, one hour of rehearsal time is included in our Wedding package. The date and time will be scheduled 30 days prior to your event date, as it will be arranged around other scheduled events.
How far is La Cour from hotels and entertainment in town?
McKinney's Historic Downtown Square is located 3 miles, approximately 6 minutes away from La Cour Venue. There are many hotels and B&Bs for your guests to choose from, located in the downtown area and along Hwy 75 and within a 5-20 minute drive from our venue.
What does the La Cour staff member on site do?
One staff member will be on site during your event to assist in various ways, some of which include: ensuring all La Cour furniture is in place; receiving vendors and helping them with questions or concerns; assisting DJ/band/etc with staging location; overseeing the in-house lighting and temperature; maintaining supplies in the facility; final check out and shutting down the venue, etc.
We look forward to meeting you!
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