COVID-19 Information

Current Restrictions Under Texas Law :

Capacity: Indoor or Outdoor Reception - 100% Capacity 

TX Statewide Wedding Venue Restrictions have been lifted - 5/12/2021

Stonehouse Villa is doing everything possible to keep our couples and their friends, family and hired vendors safe. This page will be updated with current guidelines and mandates for clarity on expectations when attending an event at Stonehouse Villa. This page is intended for accurate and current Covid-19 information related to wedding and events under guidelines set by the State of Texas and Hays County.

For any additional questions please email us at info@stonehousevilla.com.

We look forward to your upcoming event!

Stonehouse Villa Protocols To Help Ensure Your Safety --

  • Venue will be clean and sanitized upon arrival and venue staff will be sanitizing commonly touched surfaces during the event.

  • We have the ability to host an indoor reception for up to 200 socially distanced seated with dance floor space or an outdoor tented reception for up to 130 socially distanced with dance floor space, which is decided upon by the client. If going over these numbers layout will not be considered socially distanced.

  • If dinner and/or dancing is hosted indoors we will be requiring certain doors to remain open for the event for proper air filtration.

  • We're encouraging clients to have assigned tables for dinner to keep household groups seated together.

  • Masks: All venue staff and outside client hired vendors are required to wear a mask at all times. Vendors handling food or drink are required to wear gloves. While masks are no longer mandated within the state of Texas, we are still requiring guests to wear a mask when going through food buffet lines. It is up to the couple to determine where and when they want to require mask wearing for guests, but we strongly encourage and recommend masks to be worn at anytime when indoors (unless seated at dining table) to keep your guests and vendors safe!!

  • We can have designated safe areas reserved for any at-risk guest who is attending.  Please pre-request if needed, or notify a staff member upon arrival if possible.

    • Ceremony:​ Chairs set up under tent away from other guests, completely shaded.

    • Cocktail Hour: Lounge area in front foyer is 100% reserved for any at-risk guest away from other lounge areas.

    • Dinner: Separate dining table and chairs can be set up away from other dining guests either in front foyer, cocktail hall or outside under tented reception deck upon request.

  • Client hired catering team is required to follow TX Health Guidelines for serving food, such as serving guests at the buffet and eliminating any self-service stations.

  • We will have wall mounted hand sanitizer stations for guests use at main foyer door, cocktail bar, main reception foyer door and reception bar.​​

Stonehouse Villa is Recommending Client to --

  • ​​Provide seating chart for reception dinner to keep families and guests attending the wedding grouped together. 

  • Provide hand sanitizer, or disinfecting wipes at guestbook table if guests are sharing a pen, or anywhere else in the venue where guests could possible be touching the same item.

  • Provide disposable one time use masks for guests incase they do not bring their own and are needed for buffet lines, etc.

Stonehouse Villa is Requiring Guests to --

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  • Guests must self-screen prior to entry for new signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19. If having come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last two weeks we highly recommend not attending unless tested negative. If feeling ill or have a temperature of or above 100.0°F please do not attend. If able, we recommend getting a rapid result COVID-19 test prior to attending the event or self quarantining the two weeks leading up to the event if not vaccinated. (Rapid result tests can be conducted for anyone not experiencing symptoms for free with insurance, or for a fee without insurance at multiple locations.)

  • Masks are required over the nose and mouth when going through food buffet lines.

Stonehouse Villa is Requiring Vendors to --

  • Vendors must self-screen prior to entry for new signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19. If having come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last two weeks we highly recommend not working unless having tested negative. If feeling ill or have a temperature of or above 100.0°F please do not work and find a suitable replacement. If able, we recommend getting a rapid result COVID-19 test prior to working the event.

  • Vendors must know the appropriate way to wear a face covering, proper hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness and sanitation.

  • Catering: 

    • Staff must serve all food and beverages to guests (this includes appetizer table, water station, buffet service, food stations, or plated meal). Staff should wear mask and gloves while handling food and serving food to guests. Staff must only allow guest to touch the plate at the end of the buffet when handing guest their plate.

    • Make sure guests are wearing a mask when in line for the food buffet.