Frequently Asked Questions
We are in the beautiful Sam Houston National forest located in Huntsville, Texas. We are an hour from George Bush International Airport and downtown Houston. Our address is 215 FM 2929 RD. Huntsville. Look for our sign hanging from a big branch over our entrance.
We can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Yes, we have custom made poplar tables and benches that are included in the rental. Our tables seat up to 8 guests per table.
Absolutely! We have custom made bench style seating up to 150 guests and a stage.
If it rains your ceremony can be held under our completely waterproof tipis! If it is light rain and you’d prefer, the ceremony still can be held under the pines as long as you make sure the guests bring umbrellas.
Couples are allowed to bring their own alcohol, as long as they hire a TABC certified bartender. For every 50 guests a security guard will need to be hired.
We sure do! You are welcome to bring any professional vendors in, as long as they are insured and bonded. Our wedding coordinator will be happy to provide you with our friendor list and help you plan your special day.
We love animals and would love for your fur babies to be a part of The Shire, if they behave nicely, on a leash and have a dedicated handler the entire time.
Yes, we do! Event insurance can be purchased through your own insurance company or through online options like WedSafe and WedSure.
The Shire will clean up and break down after your wedding or event. You are required to clean up personal items, décor and rented décor. This also includes any personal belongings in the wedding suite, unless you are staying the night.
The ceremony rehearsal is one hour and will be the day before your wedding, subject to availability. If the day before is unavailable, we will work with you to find another day.
The tables are 81 ½ long by 26 ¾ wide and 29 ½ high, hand-made from poplar and definitely popular!
The Stage is 12’ X 8’