Festival season is upon us…and there’s no festival with more wedding cred than the one-and-only Texas Renaissance Festival! See for yourself just how magical this extraordinary Texas wedding location is by attending one of the festival’s official spring or summer wedding tours. Read on for dates, details and FAQ’s about royal weddings in a 16th-century English village setting unlike anything else you’ve experienced.
2019 Texas Renaissance Festival wedding tours take place on the following dates:
- Saturday, June 8
- Saturday, July 20
- Saturday, August 10
Arrival time for all tours at the Texas Renaissance Festival grounds in Todd Mission is 9:30 a.m. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, as you’ll tour TRF’s lovely outdoor chapels, wedding gardens and celebration spaces as a group, led by the festival’s expert wedding staff. It’s a fabulous way to discover all of the packages, wedding photo ops and royal-wedding features of a Texas Renaissance Festival wedding (including heralding trumpets, sword arches, carriage processions, costumed festival characters and more!), while selecting the perfect site for our ceremony vows and post-I-do festivities. You’re even encouraged to bring your wedding party, wedding photographer and family members to join you on your TRF tour!
Tour spaces do fill in advance. Reserve your spot now, and get ready for what may well be the most enjoyable wedding venue tour you’ll ever take part in. In the meantime, scroll down for 2019 Texas Renaissance Festival Weddings FAQs, including marriage license requirements, costume options, same-sex marriage ceremonies, decor needs, rehearsal options…and more!
How do I reserve my Texas Renaissance Festival wedding date?
You may book your wedding before you come to the tour by sending the 50% non-refundable deposit with a completed Wedding Reservation Agreement. Please check time and date availability with the TRF Wedding Coordinator. The deposit reserves your date and time.
What about a rehearsal?
There are no on-site rehearsals before your ceremony. We suggest that you attend a tour before your wedding. If you feel that you need a rehearsal before your ceremony, measurements of our wedding venues are available to enable you to set up a mock venue off-site. Be assured that our wedding staff will be with you from the moment you arrive until you walk down the aisle; rehearsal is not necessary for a TRF Wedding.
Should we ask our guests to come in costume?
Since the Festival is best experienced while in costume, you may wish to encourage your guests to come in costume. The Belrose Costume Rental Shoppe at the Front Gate has 1-day rentals with easy return. For your guests who want to buy or make costumes, you may also give them the same references you have used in your costume search. Let them know that they will have a much better experience if they do come in costume. Make sure that you mention comfortable shoes to everyone attending.
Are TRF-provided ministers affiliated with any religion?
Our ministers are non-denominational ordained ministers. Each of them, at one time has been employed as a performer with TRF. They are well versed in the ceremonies they perform and are very good at adding any special requests. The Minister will call you the week of your wedding to answer any questions you may have. You are welcome to bring your own Minister to do the ceremony; however, we will have ours standing by just in case.
Do we need a marriage license?
Yes, the state of Texas requires a marriage license to make the wedding legal. You may obtain a license from your local county clerk’s office in the state of Texas. In Texas a marriage license must be issued at least 72 hours before the ceremony can be performed; the ceremony may be performee no later than 90 days after the issuance of the license. A marriage license issued in the state of Texas is good in any county in Texas. Your marriage license should be given to the minister the day of your wedding. We are required to sign this and mail it to the county where it was purchased.
*If you live outside the state of Texas you must check with the state in which you reside to obtain legal information governing marriage. If you are already married, just email a copy or bring a copy of the license with you for our files.
Do you offer same-sex ceremonies?
The Texas Renaissance Festival support same-sex couples’ choice to tie the knot. If your desire is a private ceremony, or a Texas Renaissance Festival wedding surrounded by family and friends, we would be honored to plan your fairytale day.
Are wedding decorations required?
No decorations are needed or required. The Festival grounds offer a beautiful backdrop. Please remember that anything brought in must also be taken out. All decorations for the wedding and reception venues should be given to the wedding staff in advance if possible with a mock photo/drawing with detailed instructions. Decorations can be brought to the wedding tours, to our main office during the week, or to the festival if you are coming before your wedding date. Arrangements will need to be made before dropping off. Please discuss with wedding coordinator if additional staffing is required for your setup. You will also need to discuss arrangements for pick-up of those items at the completion of the reception. Bubbles are allowed in all of our beautiful wedding venues.
How many weddings are held each Festival day?
Our staff is available for six weddings each Festival day with the morning weddings held at 10:30 and 11:30, and the afternoon ceremonies at 1, 2, 3, and 4 o’clock. Our professional wedding personnel dedicate their attention to your wedding and we do not hold simultaneous weddings.
Texas Renaissance Festival tours do fill up, so schedule yours now, and get ready to experience a true fairytale Texas wedding venue unlike any other!