About Us

Schneider Hall is nestled on Highway 71 South just a few miles outside of Columbus, Texas. Whether you’re looking for a charming place to hold your wedding, a fun place to have a family reunion, an out of town business meeting, or just a party for party’s sake everyone will be able to come because of our central location; we are within 2 hours of Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. It offers the perfect place to host any event.

Schneider Hall is an original Texas Dancehall that operated throughout the 1930’s. It was run by the Schneider brothers; Fred, Jim, Willie, and Jake. They hosted regular dances at the hall and many town events including the 1939 Farmers League Rally Day which was reported to have had over 1000 people attend. The hall officially closed its doors in 1942, but still hosted events and parties throughout the 1950’s. The hall was used for hay storage until 2009 when the Burris family began renovations for their daughter’s wedding reception.

In May 2010, the restoration of the original dance hall was completed. Every effort was taken to ensure the original integrity of the dance hall; old wood from other structures was used whenever possible. In addition to the renovation, a fully functioning stand alone bathroom was built for both women and men. To help integrate the outdoor aspects a large deck was built onto the rear of the hall. Water and electricity have also been included in the renovated structure. Although there is no air conditioning there are many large windows that allow a comfortable breeze to circulate air. Parking is ample for even the largest of parties with large fields on each side of the hall to accommodate your guests.

Packages

Schneider Hall sits on a 175 acre farm, and offers the rustic charm and comfortable setting only an authentic Texas Dancehall can bring you. Built in the early 1900’s, Schneider Hall is a step back in time, with hundred year old Live Oak trees adorning the property. The Hall comfortably holds 200, and we strive in every way to make your day as stress free and seamless as possible. We are an open vendor facility, so you are welcome to bring in any vendor you choose. We also take care of all the details on Saturday, so you, and your family can enjoy the day and be in the moment.

2018-2019 Pricing

*PRICING MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Redbud Package - $5,200

Friday 12:00 pm - Saturday 11:59 pm

  • Use of all tables and chairs.
    • 330 white garden chairs
    • 10 - 5' round wooden tables
    • 23 - 8' long wooden tables
    • 1 - large banquet table
    • 4 - 6' white plastic tables
    • 2 - 8' white plastic tables
    • 1 - small beverage table
    • 6 - barrels w/ doors
  • Table Linens: Choice of white, beige, brown, or black.
  • Hall set up: We will set up the hall prior to your arrival on Thursday per your wishes
  • Clean up: Just close up the hall, and we take care of all the cleaning for you very early Sunday morning. This way again, you and your family can just enjoy the day and not worry about staying and cleaning up that night!
  • Saturday Night: Included stay at The Carriage Step for the newly married couple which includes breakfast the next morning and full use of the house to sleep in and relax on Sunday morning.

Oaks Package - $7,850*

* Price listed is for 150-200 guests. <100 = $6500, 100-150 = $7200

Hall rental 12 pm Thursday through 12 pm Sunday

  • Everything included in the Redbud Package
  • Day of Wedding Coordinator: I will help orchestrate your day, make sure your wedding flows like you want, and just make it as stress free as possible. Plus our team will set out all ceremony chairs, greet your vendors, and set up all outdoor decor. Again, it is to create a fun filled, stress free day.
  • 2 hour engagement photo session: with Meg Ruffing Photography on property or surrounding areas
  • Wedding staff: We will take care of any appetizer set-up, cake cutting, dinner plate clean up, trash pickup, and any assistance needed to ensure your guests are accommodated throughout the evening
  • 2 Parking attendants
  • Coffee and water service: for your guests (glasses and cups included)
  • Use of all decor owned by the hall: (including rustic, shabby chic, and vintage items)
  • Friday Night: Additional night's stay at The Carriage Step for you and your bridesmaids (sleeps up to 8) which includes breakfast and luncheon for you and your girls and full use of the house for the day.

Grand Oaks Package - $12,900

* Price listed is for 100 guests.

Hall rental 12 pm Thursday through 12 pm Sunday

  • Everything included in the Oaks Package
  • Want to step back and let someone else handle all the stress of planning a wedding and decorating a venue? This is the package for you.
    • Full wedding coordinator to assist you through the entire wedding planning process
    • Facilitation and coordination of vendors
    • Day of wedding coordinating of the days events, including timelines for you and all your bridal party
    • Full custom decoration of the hall per your wishes. (outside vendors not included in listed price)
    • Foral arrangements for tables, bridal bouquet, DJ, Bride’s cake, and BBQ meal

Party Package - Call for pricing

Hall rental for 6 hours

  • Use of all tables and chairs (here)
  • Clean-up available for an additional fee

Vendor List

The Carriage Step

Nestled in the gently rolling hills west of Houston stands The Carriage Step. A cozy, luxurious Bed & Breakfast and facility rental; this 1890's home is full of antique charm and plush settings. The Carriage Step is the ideal location for your weekend getaway; just a short drive away from some of the best amenities in Central Texas, including antiquing, shopping, wineries, spas, and delicious restaurants!

The beautifully restored home is also fantastic for showers, parties, intimate weddings, and reunions. We can accommodate up to 50 people inside the main house and over 50 including the Carriage House and garden area. We offer party planning services, catering, and decoration in addition to the facility. Our gorgeous backyard, sun porch, and additional carriage house are the perfect combination for entertaining guests of all ages.

Brides and their families will find no shortage of comfort and fun during their pre-wedding festivities at The Carriage Step. Our authentically decorated home is the optimal backdrop for getting ready with your wedding party and photo ready for those sublime photos you have been dreaming about!

Catering

Photography

Name Address Phone #
Diane Mueller La Grange, TX 979-968-5097
Candace Rhea Schulenburg, TX
Photos by Lydia Weimar, TX 979-263-5859
Meg Ruffing Houston, TX
Jon Eilts El Campo, Tx 972-743-3687
Slava Ivanoc Houston, TX 832-385-6511
Erik McCowan Austin, TX

Flowers

Cakes

Name Address Phone #
Best Little Cake Shop La Grange, TX 979-702-9126
Humble Creations 979-733-6257
Susie’s Bakery Weimar, TX 979-224-5563
Pilsner’s Cafe 979-732-5445

DJ / Music

Name Address Phone #
Darren Kunz 979-732-7340
Kevin Strange 713-922-2712

Beer & Spirits

Name Address Phone #
Pilsner’s Cafe Columbus, TX 979-732-5445
The Vintage Shop 1511 Fannin St, Columbus, TX 979-732-3376

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Calendar

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Contact

We'll do our best to ensure that your event is everthing you've dreamed it would be...

Owner: Amber Becerra

Address: 4351 Hwy 71, Columbus Tx. 78934

Phone: 210-422-4864

E-mail: SchneiderDanceHall@gmail.com