Watkins Reception House
This house was build by Lera Thomas' maternal grandfather and reflects the practice of modifying a vernacular house with Victorian architectural features. The original flor plan was a standard rectangular farmhouse with a dog-trot, or breezeway through the center. By adding a bay window parlor and front porch with "gingerbread" detailing, the home was made more stylish. The house features a back porch well, common in this area because of the high water table of the Carrizo-Wilcox Sand Aquifer.
This building is available as a rental facility for wedding receptions, parties, and other special events. This house seats 50, accommodates up to 100 in buffet style, larger parties may rent tents for additional outdoor seating, the porch is lit with mini-lights, heated and cooled, men and woman's restrooms, and two fireplaces. You decorate, candles and alcohol permitted.
$50 per hour (3 hour minimum) - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
$375 per day (full day rental only, no hourly) - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday