frequently asked questions

No. Pipe and drape may be used, but nothing may be nailed, taped, or otherwise affixed to the walls, fixtures, floors, ceilings, or entrances (interior and exterior). No nails, screws, staples, or sticky residue is allowed. Command strips may be used for hanging decorations.

Can draping be hung from the ceiling?

No. This is a working ranch. Because of the potential danger to the property and livestock, fireworks are not allowed. 

Are fireworks allowed on the property? 

Yes, as long as the candle is in a container and the flame is at least 2 inches below the top of the container (for example, within a hurricane glass). All flameless candles are welcome. 

Are candles allowed at the venue?

Yes, but the renter will need to acquire insurance that covers sparkler usage.

Are sparklers allowed at the venue?

We allow pets for the ceremony only, and the pets must always be on a leash. Once the ceremony is completed, the pet(s) must be kenneled or removed from the property.

Are pets allowed at the venue?

Yes, high chairs are available upon request and with advance notification.

Are high chairs available?


Do you allow smoking on the property?

Yes, shuttle service is available at an additional cost. Hotels in the area do not provide shuttle service, but we do have recommended shuttle vendors

Is shuttle service available from nearby hotels.

No, but there are many nearby accommodations in the historic town of Waxahachie, from B&Bs to small hotels.  

Is lodging available on the property? 

You may bring in your own alcohol, including all types of wine and beer and up to two choices of liquor. We provide TABC bartender(s) and security guard(s) as required by Texas law (1 bartender, 1 officer per 75 guests).

A security person hired by Hera’s Haven, at your expense and paid in advance, must be present during your entire event if you plan to serve alcohol. The rate is $50 per hour, with a four-hour minimum.

What is your alcohol policy?

No, we have an open vendor policy. You are welcome to use the vendors of your own choosing. Vendors do need to be approved by our staff, and caterers must be licensed and insured, with documents on file in our office.  

Must I use an approved vendor for catering, floral design, and other services?

Absolutely! We welcome corporate meetings, artistic seminars, and other gatherings. Please just contact us and let us know what your needs are.

Do you host events other than weddings? 

Due to our busy schedule, rehearsal is not guaranteed the night before the wedding. However, we do guarantee a one-hour rehearsal during the week prior to your wedding, and this date will be provided within 30 days prior to the wedding.

Will we be able to rehearse at the site the evening before our wedding?

Yes; 45 days prior to the event date, a credit card number must be placed on file to cover a $750.00 damage deposit. This security deposit will not actually be charged unless there is damage done during the rental. 

Do you charge a damage deposit?

You will have access to the venue from 9 a.m. to midnight on your rental date.

What is the rental time for the day of the event?

  • Fifteen hours of access to the entire venue on the day of the event
  • One hour of rehearsal time during the week of the event
  • A two-hour photo session on site after a booking deposit has been made
  • Assistance from our on-site venue manager
  • Clean-up after your event

What does the rental fee include?

Venue pricing is based on a full-day rate beginning at $4400 and varies by season and day of the week. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

What is the cost to rent Hera’s Haven?

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