Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost to have a wedding at Mara Villa?
Our All-Inclusive packages range from $7-10K, depending on your date and guest count. See our full package here.
What are “Prime Dates”?
In general, wedding season extends from late spring and continues through early fall, with weddings peaking in June and September. Fortunately for us, the spring months; March, April, May and June, are prime months for tying the knot.
The stage is set when there’s with a roaring fire in our fireplace and crisp cool breeze on the courtyard… it’s so romantic, and thus this makes the fall months our most favored! If you’re looking for an October or November date, book it early as those fill first on our calendar, followed by mid-to-late September and December.
What is “Off Season”?
Typically, off seasons consists of months with “extreme weather”. Fortunately for us, winter only consists of two months, January and February, but on the flip side, let’s face it, we live in the Houston metroplex. It’s HOT, and with our climate we have discovered that July and August are less favorable than early spring and fall.
How do payments work?
After securing your date with your $2500 deposit, we’ll help you customize a payment plan based on how much time you have before your event.
Cash, Check, or E-check payments are recommended to avoid a transaction fee.
Credit or Debit payments are accepted with 3% fee (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover)
How many people can Mara Villa accommodate?
Our indoor ballroom can accommodate up to 125 guests.
What dates are available?
Our availability changes daily. Please call or text us at 281-770-2217 to check specific dates!
How can I tour Mara Villa?
We’d love to meet you in person and show you around, you can schedule your private tour here.
How long do I have access to the property?
You will be our only party on your reserved day, and event timing is customized based on your needs. Our All Inclusive package is priced to include 4-hours getting ready time, a 30-minute ceremony, and a 4.5 hour reception.
All event must end by 1:00 AM.
Are there places to stay nearby?
Hilton Garden Inn (Houston West Katy) | ki***********@hi****.com | 281-644-2400
Residence Inn by Marriott (Houston Katy Mills) | al***@in**********.com | 281-391-7501
Holiday Inn & Suites (Houston West – Katy Mills) | **@hi*********.com | 281-713-2363
Full contact information is available on our Preferred Professionals Page
What happens in case of rain?
We offer you the flexibility to decide on your ceremony location on the day of your wedding. If you decide to move indoors, our team will transition your dancefloor to ceremony-style seating for your immediate family, with other guests seated warmly around you at their tables.
Are you pet friendly?
Yes, we love seeing your four-legged friends celebrate with you! We ask that all animals remain on leash while in public areas and crated or taken offsite before dinner service.
Are there dates that are not available?
In order to allow our employees to celebrate with their families, we are closed on the following Holidays:
Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24, 2022 | Thursday, November 23, 2023
Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2022 | Sunday, December 24, 2023
Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2022 | Monday, December 25, 2023
New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1, 2023
Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 9, 2023
Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2023
Fourth of July – Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4, 2023
What are Holiday rates?
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – before Thanksgiving – Sunday pricing & minimum will apply
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 – before Thanksgiving – Friday pricing & minimum will apply
Wednesdays in December – Sunday Pricing & Minimum will apply
Thursdays in December – Friday Pricing & Minimum will apply
Saturday, December 31, 2022 – New Year’s Eve – Saturday Pricing & Minimum will apply + 10% Increase Applies
Sunday before Memorial Day – Saturday pricing & minimum will apply
Monday, July 3, 2023 – Saturday pricing and minimum will apply
Sunday before Labor Day – Saturday pricing & minimum will apply