Cross Key Acres is a country wedding venue situated in Richmond, Texas. Perched on 15 acres of private land, this site allows couples and guests to escape the normalities of everyday life and celebrate in a naturalistic haven. Surrounded by fields, couples can enjoy the natural vistas and the backdrop of a classic traditional Texan house that dates back to 1894. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony or a barn-style reception under the moonlit sky, this site provides endless wedding possibilities.
Facilities and Capacity
The site’s picturesque outdoor events spaces have ample room for ceremonies and receptions of up to 250 guests. The vast lawn areas feature many natural wonders that make for incredible photo sessions and memorable celebrations. Amongst the lawn’s willow trees, couples can design a beautiful ceremony space including a floral arbor, white-washed chairs, and anything their heart desires. Depending on the weather and personal preference, a luxurious tented area can be placed on the lawn. A tented area is ideal for larger receptions that flow between open spaces and the covered area. Furthermore, the beautifully decorated Texan house may be used by couples and their wedding parties. Here, they can relax and get ready before the big moment arrives.
Upon booking Cross Key Acres for your one-of-a-kind event, you will have 10 hours of access on the property. This is typically split up into five hours setup, half an hour ceremony, four hours reception, and half an hour breakdown. However, additional hours can be added and organized in accordance with your specific plans. The staff at this venue also offer a variety of wedding packages to help make your planning a less stressful process. Their most comprehensive collection includes decorative items, a wedding rehearsal, an experienced coordinator to ensure you make the most of this incredible venue, and more. This coordinator has planned a range of successful events at the site and can help your visions come to life. What’s more, this package includes a premium bar service with bartenders, on-site catering, cake cutting, security, and valet service. Other services and rental items available include:
23 Reviews for Cross Key Acres
Recommended by 100% of couples
27 User photos
Andrea Peoples · Married on 07/03/2020
Professional Event Planner with a sencere family attitude!
Cross Key Acres is not only a beautiful place to have your wedding but the family that runs the venue feels like your own family. Candace thinks of everything, helps you with all your needs and even acts as the day of coordinator. Coming from me (another event planner) this was a perfect experience for all of us.Sent on 03/11/2020
Cross Key Acres's reply:Thank you SO MUCH Andrea! WE LOVED having you here!!!!!!! Your family was so sweet and NANA did an AMAZING job on the decorations that you dreamed of! What a blessing!
Ryan Guedry · Married on 03/14/2020
Absolute Top Notch
Cross Key Acres, and it’s owner, Candace, were absolute TOP NOTCH in every sense of the word/phrase! She was always available, whether it be for something with logistics or just for a quick opinion or piece of advice! She goes above and beyond to make your special day the best it can possibly be! I’ll just give an example: About halfway through our reception, she came up to me and said we were down to only a couple cases of beer left, and she offered to have her husband go out and get more for us! To give that much care and attention to something like that meant so much to us, and truly made us feel like family and not “clients.” I recommend Cross Key Acres 1000% and if you have the chance, go check it out!Sent on 03/26/2020
Meagan Randolph · Married on 03/14/2020
Absolutely amazing! I can’t say enough great things about my experience at Cross Key Acres!
We are SO glad we chose Cross Key Acres as our venue for our wedding reception. The setting was exactly what we were looking for with the beautiful, rustic barn vibe. The barn structure was perfect because it is enclosed with AC (or heating depending on time of year) and it has clear walls so you can see the beautiful 15 acres of land. Not only is the venue absolutely beautiful, but the owner, Candace, was amazing to work with. She was available by text, phone call, or email pretty much any time. She used to be a photographer, so she knows the wedding industry really well and has a great list of preferred vendors that we used. Planning a wedding can be tough, especially on a tight budget, but having Candace as our go to person for any questions made it a lot less stressful. I cannot speak highly enough of Candace and her family. She has a lot of decorations that you can use which saved us a lot of time and money. She took care of everything the day of to make sure everything ran smoothly. I saw a picture on her instagram of these cute wooden signs on the side of the road leading to the venue. Each sign had the "Love is patient, Love is Kind" bible verse so the guests can read them as they drive in. I had asked her about them ahead of time since I saw them on instagram from a previous wedding at Cross Keys. She had let us know that she did not own those signs and they were a previous bride's decor but she said the bride now rents them out if we wanted to do that. We loved the idea but we were already over our budget so we decided to pass on them. On our wedding day as we were driving up to the reception, we saw that the signs were there! She went out of her way and rented the signs on her own to surprise us! That is just one of the many examples I could give of how Candace went above and beyond to make our wedding and the entire planning process wonderful and a lot less stressful. Another example of how awesome they are....We provided our own alcohol for the reception and about an hour into our reception she let us know that we only had about 2 cases of beer left! We thought that we had bought more than enough, but it was a hot day and everyone was drinking beer instead of the wine. Her husband ended up running to the store to pick up several more cases so that we wouldn't run out. Otherwise, we would have had to bug one of our family members or friends to leave the reception to pick it up. I highly recommend anyone having their wedding/reception at Cross Key Acres! You will not be disappointed!Sent on 05/04/2020
Cross Key Acres's reply:Thank you so much Meagan! We loved every part of your day! You and Ryan will have a beautiful life together, and we so appreciate you beginning your forever together with us! I hope ya'll get your Disney honeymoon soon! Sending love to you both!
Cross Key Acres Price Rates
Up to $1000 off remaining 2019 dates. Please call us to schedule your tour today! We have a lot of Friday and Sunday dates available! We also have 2 remaining December Saturdays!
We love this venue. It is so charming and Candace is great. Check it out for a lovely outdoor wedding and tented reception.