FAQ & Resources

 

What is the guest capacity for Little Wren Chapel?

The Little Wren Chapel can host up to 64. The Garden can host 99+ for outdoor wedding and receptions that use both the event rooms and covered patio.

What if I want to invite more than the agreed upon number of guests?

There is a $350.00 upcharge for 65-99 guests.

How late can we host a wedding or event?

All loud outdoor festivities must move inside by 10:00 pm. All event clean up needs to be complete by 11:00 pm.

Can we set up the venue ourselves?

The Little Wren Wedding staff will have all tables and chairs set up for you before you arrive. You are responsible to decorate unless otherwise agreed upon. There is a small set up charge ($150) for garden ceremonies. (Quick Tip - when you come for the tour ask how LWW can wave this fee for you.)

Can we set up for our event in advance?

Booking the venue allows you a certain amount of venue time for the day. This booked amount of time includes set up and take down so please plan accordingly. In some cases, more time can be bought if needed. If you would like the opportunity to set up early - let us know, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on availability.

Can we roll our 60-minute walk through time towards the wedding day?

No.

What is the deposit to reserve the venue?

A good faith deposit is required when signing the venue agreement to reserve the date. We prefer 50% down but will work with brides if needed.

Is there a damage deposit?

Yes, $200. We will hold a credit card number or check written for $200.00 on file. Assuming there are no damages the check/CC # is shredded following the event.

Photography: Can I take my engagement pictures at Little Wren Weddings?

Yes, we ask you to contact the office to set up a day and time before coming for the shoot.

Catering: Are we allowed to bring in a caterer?

Yes. We have a kitchen but it is best used for food prep. We have a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker available for use. Please let the caterer know that we have limited kitchen space and no use of stove for cooking.

Alcohol: Can we bring alcohol?

Yes. Little Wren Weddings is a No Cash Bar Facility. All bars are hosted by the bride and groom or family of the couple. To protect us and you - all alcohol must be stored and served by TABC certified bartender. It is the policy of WLJurgens that no shots be served and all liquor drinks must have equal parts mixer used.

LWW has a bartender you can hire if you need the service or you can hire your own.

Parking: How is the parking?

We have a large parking lot and there is plenty of street parking.

What items can we use for send off?

We allow sparklers, bubbles, organic flower petals, wedding rice and streamers on a stick. We do not allow rice or confetti because it ultimately is litter (and very hard to pick up).

Clean up: Do we have to clean up after the wedding?

We have people on site during the wedding that can help clean up as things progress. The wedding party is responsible to collect all their decorations. LWW staff will take care of the rest.

Weather: What happens if it rains and I have an outdoor wedding?

You are welcome to move the ceremony indoors to the Chapel if your guest list is 64 or less. Should rain cause the garden to be unsafe (swampy) Little Wren reserves the right to ask brides to move their ceremony inside. Do you provide tables and chairs?

What to expect before/during/after the wedding and clean up instructions.

60 min Walkthrough before the wedding to discuss seating, decorations, and bar set up.

60 min Rehearsal sometime within the two-week window before the wedding.

Walkthrough done after the wedding.

Facility use is from the agreed upon start time and needs to start winding down no later than 11 pm. Extra time will be charged accordingly.

Any person can be asked to leave the premises if the Little Wren Wedding staff deems necessary to protect the venue or wedding party.

Caterers must pick up all trash left by their company and ensure the stove is off at the end of the night.

Temperature is set by staff only. If changes need to be made please ask a staff member.

Vehicles are NOT to be left on the property/parking lot overnight after the event, towing will be enforced.

There is absolutely NO SMOKING allowed inside or near any buildings on the premises. Smoking inside the building or near any open doors leaving a detectable odor will cause forfeit of the entire damage deposit, plus any best effort remedies to remove the odor.

A LWW staff will be onsite during the wedding to help should issues arise.

Resources for your wedding:

Tables and Chairs

Indoor:

165 white resin wedding chairs for the ceremony and reception (indoor or outdoor).

3 - 8ft Dining tables (8ft x 18in)

6 - 6ft Dining tables (6ft x 29.5in)

5 - 32’ round bar height tables

10 60’ round tables

10 46’ round tables

Numerous couches and chairs in the lounge and lobby areas.

(We currently do not have linens for the tables.)

Outdoor:

4 48’ black metal round tables and 16 matching chairs

2 Small square metal tables 2 black chairs and 2 rocking chairs

Do you offer linens?

We can point you to a good vendor or offer the LWW linens for a reasonable price when available.

Sound System:

The Little Wren Chapel is wired with speakers for iPhone/ipad use. Outdoor or patio sound system - A PA/Sound system for outdoor weddings is available to rent.


Local Vendors


Bakery:

Lakeview Bakery
Phone: (972) 412-0442
Rowlett, TX 75088

Frosted Whimsy
Phone: 214-683-7669
Royse City, TX 75189

Absolutely Edible Cakes
Phone: 972-463-9199
Rowlett, TX 75088

Photography:

Tim Watson Photography
Phone: (214) 289-1238
Rockwall, TX

Laura Anne Watson Photography
Phone: 713-306-8011
Dallas, TX

Michelle Rice Photography
Phone: 214-733-9501
Email: michelle@michellericephotography.com
Rockwall, TX

Brandi McComb Photography
469-734-9993
Rowlett, TX

Caterers:

Opa! Greek Tavern
Phone: (469) 443-0508
Rowlett, TX

Bistro Brothers
Phone: 972-598-0270
Email: info@bistrobrothers.com
Dallas, TX

Royal Catering
Phone: 972-437-1466
Email: royalcatering@sbcglobal.net
Richardson, TX

Zanatas
Phone: (972) 722-2822
Rockwall, TX

Cole Mountain
Phone: 972-771-7325
Rockwall, TX

Music:

Texas Gypsies
Phone: 469-879-2646
Dallas, TX

Scott Willis
Phone: 214-534-3116
Email: scott@scottwillispiano.com
Plano, TX

Music with Miriam
Phone: 469-688-8479
Dallas, TX

DJ Connection
Dallas, TX

Linens:

J&S Party Rentals
Allen, TX

Big D Party Rentals
Phone: 214-239-3054
Carrollton, TX

U-Rent It Sales & Service:
Phone: 972-771-1885
Rockwall, TX

Taylor Rentals
Phone: 972-530-6334
Garland, TX

Florist:

Flor by Melissa
Rockwall, TX

Sabrina’s Flowers & Gifts
Phone: 972-771-1896
Rockwall, TX

The Flower Box
Phone: 972-772-3269
Rockwall, TX

Bunches
Phone: 469-769-1172
Rockwall, TX