Weddings

Carleton House B&B

Bonham, TX View map

About

We operate as a Full Service Bed and Breakfast as well as cater to Weddings, Parties and Reunions. We have been in business since 2000 and have been blessed to receive so many wonderful people through our door.

We have accommodated Brides and their wedding guests not only for the Ceremony and Reception but can also assist you for planning Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements and Honeymoons onsite.

We can help you with planning, decorating and coordinating, as well as the actual ceremony. We have an onsite Wedding Planner, Musicians, Floral Designer, Cook and Photographer to help you plan your Special Day. Also we can provide you with references of Preachers of all denominations, Justice of the Peace, Judges, Florists, Photographers and More. We even have a 1931 Model A car if you want to make an unforgettable entrance or exit from your wedding!

Just let us know what kind of Event You Want and When, and we'll help you pull it all together! Just call Karen at 903 583 2779 and we can start helping you plan the Best Day Ever!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
March
April
May
June
July
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
August
Rated
3.5
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Recommended by 70% of couples
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    Kimberley Married on 01/15/2016
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    This B & B was such a blessing! We had plans to get married in another state but plans fell through 10 days before the wedding. I called the owner of The Carleton House and told her what had happened. She immediately gave me a quote (which was very reasonable) and told me she would take care of everything. On the day of the wedding, we drove in from Fort Worth. Upon arrival, I was led to the bridal suite where I was able to get ready in peace and quiet. Everything was already set up for the wedding downstairs when we arrived. Guests were led inside where they were greeted with soft music and kept the children entertained while everyone waited for the wedding to begin. After the wedding, we were seated to a fabulous meal. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the dinner ambiance was very romantic. When it was time to serve the cake, it looked beautiful and tasted wonderful! The next morning, breakfast was served in front of a warm fire. Once again, the food was amazing!!! After breakfast, we went out for a bit and came back to our room being cleaned and inviting once again.

    Everything was very tastefully done. We are so grateful to the owners for their hospitality and help. They helped to make our wedding an unforgettable experience!

    Carleton House B&B's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to Review us. Working with you on your Wedding was an honor. The vows to the children were especially touching as you joined two families into one!
  • User1606859 2+ years ago
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    I rarely write reviews but I would hate for our experience to happen to another family. It was horrible experience. The "Hostess" LOCKED guests outside in freezing weather and did not allow them in until I had to insist she do so. The tables for reception and chairs for ceremony had not been set up prior to guest arrival. The Flowers WE brought for bride's bouquet and reception tables were left outside in freezing weather and not brought in for reception in dining area; bride walked down the aisle without her bouquet. When we tried to retrieve it, all doors were locked. The Gazebo was supposed to be "decorated" - she put ONE, small, faded fake flower swag on the front! Honeymoon Suite had hornets that came out f bathroom ceiling at midnight for 2 nights. Room was not cleaned/prepared prior to bride and groom's stay. No breakfast or even coffee had been prepared the morning of the wedding - we had to ask for it at 9:30 - got 2 small pancakes and 2 pieces of bacon. Food and cake for reception of very low quality for the price and NOT the menu agreed upon in the contract. House was filthy and covered with dust. Would not recommend this venue for even a small wedding like ours (25 people.) TRAUMATIZING! We could have done much better in our own home with our own home cooking. I was made to expect to just show up and everything would be ready and waiting for us. All we had to provide was the flowers and bride an groom. We brought that and more and still this place fell way below even acceptable. We were so devastated by our experience. BEWARE. That's all I can say.

    Carleton House B&B's reply:

    In all the years we have been doing weddings, we've never had an email only wedding planned. All photos are an accurate representation of our property. As your contract for an Outdoor Wedding and Reception stated I would set up indoors instead as a Back up Plan due to uncertain April weather.The Bride's Mother's did not give us her final decision until 10:30a.m. the morning of the Wedding even though I tried to get an answer the evening before. We set up to her outdoor designated venue areas in a timely manner even though the guests showed up two hours early. The grounds, house and room was cleaned and ready for your arrival as we always take pride in every aspect of our business. As a guest of the bed & breakfast, you had a key to the house and went in & out several times. At one point, I stopped the bride and brought her back outside as she was bringing a wasp in on her robe from going in and out. As we had discussed on the phone before you arrived, the gazebo flowers would be silk as your budget did not allow for fresh flowers. The bride sat next to her bouquet for at least 55 minutes prior to her walk down the aisle, I guess she was so nervous she forgot it. After the ceremony, you decided it was too cold and changed your mind about being outside and we graciously let you stay indoors after the dinner even though you made us set up outdoors. The menu on the contract was served to your guests and judging by the laughter and requests for recipes, it sounded like it was a hit with them.
    The flowers the grooms mother placed outside, music which you forgot, guestbook and favors, as well as the planning, were all on your duty list on the contract.
    We did the best to make your event run smoothly even though you kept second guessing your own decisions.

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Carleton House B&B Price Rates

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803 N. Main St. Bonham, TX, 75418
903-583-2779

We're here at your convenience 7 days a week. Call for your appointment.
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Carleton House B&B frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Carleton House B&B?

Carleton House B&B includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Carleton House B&B, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Carleton House B&B includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Carleton House B&B in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Carleton House B&B for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Carleton House B&B for wedding events?

Carleton House B&B offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Carleton House B&B offer?

Carleton House B&B offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Carleton House B&B offer for wedding events?

Carleton House B&B offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Carleton House B&B have available for wedding events?

Carleton House B&B offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Carleton House B&B and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Carleton House B&B is recommended by 50% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 3.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4 in average response time, 3.5 in quality of service, 3.5 in professionalism, 3.3 in flexibility and 3.3 in value.

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