Private Parties and Events
Celebrate Life's Special Moments
Private, joyful celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, wedding and baby showers, retirement parties, class reunions and others have been a huge part of the life of our family.
Having hosted and attended hundreds of private parties over the years, we know what settings and amenities are needed to create the most enjoyable and memorable occasion possible. We designed and constructed our venue (also affectionately called “the barn”) to meet the needs of every possible private party and event, large or small.
When you come visit us, we hope you’ll experience for yourself the detail we put into creating this special venue, which in turn will help YOU create and host an event that matches the relevance, joy and importance of the occasion.
We know everyone is busy. Planning private parties and events takes a lot of extra time if the facility in which you are planning to hold your event is simply a building. It takes a lot more than four walls to host a great party. And, at The Venue at Doodley Dee’s Farm, we offer much more than four walls (even though you’ll find our four walls are quite attractive!) and the rural, peaceful environment sets a tone you won’t find in town.
We can nicely accommodate up to 250 guests in the main area of the barn, which boasts 6,500 square feet of meeting space. On the other hand, the venue was created to feel cozy whether hosting a large or small group of guests.
For a more intimate setting, we also offer a beautiful 2,000 square foot mezzanine level. This unique feature of the barn will allow you to be even more creative with how you design your event. For family reunions, this will be a great place to set up games and activities for the kids. For showers, you can set up a photo display on this level, and even have the guest(s) of honor open gifts after you have the luncheon on the main level.
The mezzanine level is also a great area to hold a cocktail party reception before you enjoy dinner on the floor below. Or, host your dinner on the mezzanine level leaving the entire main level open for your dance floor! Another idea may be to hold a formal presentation, show a highlights video, propose toasts, etc. on the upper level and then invite guests to enjoy dinner and dancing on the main level below.
We also offer two private suites, one on each level. These rooms are handy for the meeting planner’s office and storage area, as a dressing room for performers, a baby and toddler room during family reunions, etc. A conference room is also available.
We’ve made a very large investment in comfortable chairs as well as both round and rectangular tables because we know this is one less worry for meeting planners. Working with our Banquet Sales Manager you may design the exact configuration of tables and chairs you desire for your party or event…and we will have them set up when you arrive.
Because each client has such different tastes in linen fabrics and colors, we do not carry linens in-house. However, once you select your desired linen colors and fabrics, we are glad to coordinate with you the number and size of linens needed as per your table diagram. On the other hand, our tables do not require linens should you wish to save on this portion of your event budget.
- 6,500 square feet of meeting space
- Conference room
- 250 guest capacity
- 2,000 square feet mezzanine level
- Two spacious suites
- Full-length bar
- In-house audio system with wireless microphones
- HD video projector with 14x12 foot screen
Our barn is equipped with the latest high-tech components to ensure that your communication needs are met. The in-house audio system has wireless microphones and can accommodate a variety of mobile devices for playing or streaming music. Need to show a memory video or photo slideshow? Our HD video projector and 14x12 foot screen will bring your movies, slides and presentations to life. The barn may be rustic, but the amenities are modern.
Food and Beverage
We’ve been told that a majority of people planning private parties and events prefer an open food and beverage policy, as compared to having to contract solely with the facility to provide in-house food and beverages. Consequently, we have decided to concentrate our efforts in providing a peaceful environment, beautiful facilities and plentiful amenities…and leave food and beverage up to you.
This open policy allows clients who are working with a restricted budget to bring in their own choice of food and beverages and to oversee their own selection and purchasing of food, beverages and disposables as well as the set-up, serving, clean-up, removing of left-over items, etc. We do provide large coffee makers and cold beverage containers as part of our rental agreement, as well as trash cans, liners and an outside dumpster.
What about alcohol? The great State of Texas enables us to obtain a permit allowing alcoholic beverages on the premises. A simple renter's policy may be required as it covers any alcohol related incidents. Don't worry, we make the process easy by providing a list of insurance brokers we do business with, or you may use your own agent.
The Commercial Kitchen
Whether you handle the food yourself, or you decide to leave food and beverage up to a caterer, all will love Doodley Dee’s kitchen. Keep in mind…we’re a family farm. So, when we designed the kitchen we thought about all of the big family dinners we’ve enjoyed over the years—and how important it is that hot food is served hot and cold food served cold—and in a timely manner.
Unlike other event venues, we didn’t skimp on our commercial kitchen that includes two gas burning stoves as well as two refrigerators and an ice maker. We’ve included plenty of space for you and your helpers, or your catering company of choice, to prepare and serve the level of food quality your guests deserve.
As you may know, we’re both a new event venue as well as the largest aquaponic produce farm for many miles around. The produce we grow is even purer than organic…as all our plants are grown in water in controlled greenhouses, which you will see make up part of large portion of Doodley Dee’s Farm. We would love it if you or your caterer were eager to incorporate our fresher-than-fresh produce into the menu. Your guests will love it, too!
A Grand Fireplace and Cozy Bar
You’ll love our massive, stone fireplace that serves as the one of the main, architectural features of the barn…warming the hearts and the hands of your guests as they arrive for the party your are hosting…especially on cooler days and evenings.
The full-length bar we’ve carefully designed serves as an initial gathering and greeting place for your guests when they come into the venue. We know how important first impressions are and we want all of your guests to feel welcomed. You may choose to use the bar as a registration area for your guests to sign a guest book and receive a nametag, and later as a coffee and snack break area.
An Exceptional Venue
We’re new…and we’re learning as we go. Our recently planted landscaping isn’t as mature as it will be in a few years…and there’s still a bit of construction going on here and there. Please don’t let this deter you, however, from coming out and taking a look. We know you’ll like what you see in The Venue at Doodley Dee’s Farm…and that you’ll sense this IS the place for YOUR next private party and event!
Be one of the first to venture away from the same ole’ venues that everybody else has booked for private parties over the years…(or better yet, take away the hassle of getting your own home ready to host a private party!)…and make your important event one your honoree(s) and guests will always remember. The Venue at Doodley Dee’s Farm.
We hope to see you soon!