Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We would be happy to give you a scheduled walk-through and answer any questions to help you make your decision to book. Once the space is booked, our Event Team will be available for additional walk-throughs for you and your vendors. You may book your tour by emailing our Venue Team at info@binghamhouse.com or calling us at (972) 904-9277.
To hold a date, you need to contact our venue team at info@binghamhouse.com or (972) 904-9277. If the date is available, we will offer a 7-day soft hold while details are discussed and a contract is generated. A hold is not secure until a signed contract is returned with the required deposit. In the event that another party is interested in the venue before we receive these items, we will offer you a deadline to submit the contract and deposit before releasing the hold to the other party. If the date you requested has an existing hold, we will offer the previous party a deadline and then contact you when the deadline is over.

We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.

We have four beautiful VIP suites located upstairs inside the house. There are two on either side, each having access to their private balcony and en suites. It’s a wonderful place to get ready with your wedding party and family.

The Vestals Catering team will handle the glassware, china and flatware. However, if you wish to rent your own, you are more than welcome to.
All linens can either be rented through the Bingham House team or by the client.

Bingham House team handles all set up and break down of tables and chairs.

Your setup time starts at the time of your contracted rental time.

We require everything out of the space at the end of your contracted rental time.

Our in-house caterer, Vestals Catering, is phenomenal and can prepare all types of cuisines. We specialize in custom menus!

Yes. We prefer the use of an event/wedding planner or organizer. Because they are experienced and well equipped for most situations, it will allow for a more successful event. You will be assigned an experienced Bingham House Coordinator to work with your planner on all final details of your event.

The Bingham House Coordinator will work directly with you and your planner to make sure your vision discussed during the final walk-thru is executed flawlessly on the day/night of your event. They are responsible for all thing’s venue related (set up of tables, chairs, bars, food stations, etc.) as well as managing all of our staff. (They will not send the bridesmaids/groomsmen down the aisle, pin on boutonnieres, etc). The Bingham House Coordinator will be present during your event to make sure everything is running smoothly, and you enjoy your night!

It is unlikely, but you can discuss this with the venue team after booking. In the event that we have storage available, or there is not an event booked that day, we may be able to accommodate you. Bingham House is not responsible for items left unattended.

Yes, we offer complimentary WIFI throughout the house and event hall.

No, all clients/vendors (Bands, Dj’s, etc.) are responsible for providing their own sound system.

Yes. We require that your musical entertainment does not exceed a 65-decibel level beyond the facilities ground at any time per McKinney City Ordinance as well as adheres to OSHA standards regarding volume.

Yes, you may only affix objects to the walls with painters tape or command strips. We do allow draping and rigging from the ceiling when done by a professional company. We do not allow the use of glitter, confetti, sparklers, stickers or silly string. Rose petals, rice, and bird seed may only be used outside the facility and must be cleaned up after the event.

Yes, pets are allowed to be part of the ceremony and reception but must be leashed, remain outside the entire time and cleaned up after.

Inside the home, we have dimmable lights in the great room and sitting room. In the Event Hall, we offer track lighting that is also dimmable.

No, we will never book two events on the same day. You have exclusive rights to the venue during your event.

We charge 8.25% tax. We do not charge gratuity. We believe our staff is wonderful and will treat you and your guests to an exceptional event, therefore, we let gratuity be up to your discretion.

Yes, we do charge a 20% admin fee. The admin fee does not go to the servers, event manager or coordinators that work with you during your event. It goes to the Venue to help cover the cost of everyone behind the scenes, maintenance of venue, transportation of equipment, upkeep of equipment and other miscellaneous items to help ensure a wonderful event.

We do not allow cigarettes on the property, however, we do allow cigars on our balconies and outside in the courtyard.

We have two common restrooms downstairs in the main house as well as restrooms in each of our VIP suites located upstairs. The Event Hall also offers its own unisex restroom.

We do not allow BYOB. However, our in-house team, Modern Pour, has come up with a variety of bar packages to accommodate all groups.

Absolutely! We have several ways to make this work. It’s best to connect with our venue team at info@binghamhouse.com so they can walk you through the space and see what will be the best fit for your wedding.
Please contact our Sales Team at info@binghamhouse.com for pricing.

All costs will be line-itemed on the Banquet Event Order (BEO) you receive…no hidden fees!

A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to secure your space along with a signed contract and credit card on file.

We grant all clients 10 hours of access to our beautiful space.

Yes, the following tables and chairs are included in your rental fee:

150 – White garden Chairs

15 – 60” Round Tables

6 – 6’ Rectangular Tables

5 – 27” Round High-Top Tables

Yes, The Bingham House requires security for all events serving alcohol.

All rentals, personal items, and anything else brought in for your event must be removed from the space the night of your event. You have one hour after your event end time for cleanup.

Absolutely! Please contact our Event Team for the list.

A one-hour rehearsal is coordinated with The Bingham House event schedule and is subject to availability.

Yes! We have an elevated stage located off our courtyard in a perfect spot for ceremony music + DJ or live band for the reception.

You are also more than welcome to rent one.

No, The Bingham house does not provide a projector or screen. However, we have plenty of white walls that you can project off of, or you are more than welcome to rent/provide your own.

Yes! All candles must be contained in a fire-proof vase/container.

We offer 150 complimentary parking spots. If you would like to have Valet, we would be happy to connect you with our preferred valet company. Please inquire with the Event Team when booking an event.

We have complimentary parking for up to 150 guests on-site.

We can also connect you with our preferred valet service if you wish to offer valet for your guests.

All payments are non-refundable. If you need to change your date due to COVID and we have the date available, we will be happy to move your date one time, at no additional cost.

It is hard to say, but we always encourage sooner rather than later. There are months where we have a full calendar booked a year in advance and months with openings up to a month prior.

We do not require day of insurance, however, having insurance is never a bad idea. Our Event team can send you sites of recommendation if requested.

We have a couple options for your guest to enter. These details will be discussed when you meet with your Bingham House Coordinator.

Yes! Please click on our Photo Studio tab on our website for full details.

For answers to all other questions contact us by emailing our Bingham Team at info@binghamhouse.com.