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Wedding FAQ

Table Setting at Wedding Reception with Pink Flower Centerpiece

How do I secure a wedding reception date?
In order to secure space, The Driskill needs a signed contract, credit-card guarantee form and nonrefundable deposit (wedding package fee) from the couple.

What are the service charge and sales tax amounts?
A service charge of 22% applies and is taxable, based on Texas State Regulation. The current sales tax is 8.25%.

When should we discuss our menu selections?
Your Catering Sales Manager suggests finalizing menus no later than 1 month prior to your event.

Does the hotel have a cake-cutting fee?
The Driskill wedding package fee includes the cake-cutting fee for wedding cakes prepared in the 1886 Café and Bakery. If you choose to use an alternate baker, a $3 per person cake-cutting fee is assessed.

When should we notify the hotel of our guaranteed guest attendance?
The couple should communicate final attendance numbers to The Driskill by noon, 3 business days prior to the function.

What kind of linens does the hotel provide?
The Driskill Hotel provides fine white damask linens. Specialty linens may also be arranged.

What does The Driskill Hotel provide?
In order to ease the stress of wedding planning, The Driskill provides full service, including food and beverage, wedding cakes, servers, bartenders, tables, chairs, white linens, votive candles, china, silverware, glassware, personalized menu cards, silver cake plateaus, crystal toasting flutes, cake knife and server sets, dance floors, staging and set-up and tear-down of your event. The Driskill is also pleased to provide centerpieces of white roses in silver mint julep cup vases.

Can I use outside vendors?
Your Catering Sales Manager is happy to share a list of recommended vendors, such as wedding coordinators, florists, entertainment providers (band/DJ), photographers, videographers, lighting and specialty linens companies.

Does the hotel allow outside food and beverage vendors?
As regulated by the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission, The Driskill must supply all food and liquor.

Does the hotel offer special room rates for our guests?
Your Catering Sales Manager assists couples with guestrooms or courtesy rates for your out-of-town guests.


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