Today we’re taking a virtual tour of the incredible Hollow Hill Event Center located in Fort Worth, TX and our tour guide is Bob Gechter, Hollow Hill’s General Manager. Enjoy!
Tell us a bit about your venue.
Hollow Hill Event Center has been in operation since the beginning of 2013. It is a family-owned business in Parker County, Texas located on 85 acres – most of which is available to our clients for photo shoots such as Save The Date, Engagement, and Bridal photos. We mostly cater to weddings, but we also rent out for Family Reunions, Baby and Bridal Showers and special family parties such as Graduation parties, birthday parties and holiday parties.
Learn more about this lovely venue after the cut!
What makes your business unique?
Hollow Hill Event Center is unique for several reasons. First of all, our facility is not one big building. The Event Center was created from existing farm buildings – remodeled, added on to, etc. Each area from the Mission to the Great Room/Dining Room to the Old Town to the Hen House, Bunkhouse, Kitchen, Bathrooms and Barn – each area was dreamed of, designed by and created by the owner David Alan Gechter. We are also unique because of the way we treat our clients – more like family as opposed to just another couple.
Do you target any particular niche?
Yes and no. We mainly target young couples and people who want a more rustic, outdoor/indoor setting. But we also attract brides who want all of the “bling” as well as those who prefer super simple.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
I get to go and enjoy the serene environment just about every day. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to leave, now later in life (I hesitate to say grown up), I am happy to come home.
How do you help couples customize their weddings?
We allow couples to choose their wedding site and their reception – we have several options indoor and outdoor. We work with each couple to determine the table set-up they want for their dinner site. We also work with them to determine the accessories they want to use – barrels, cream cans, old doors, old gates, arbors, cross, mason jars, etc. They choose their own caterer, DJ and other wedding professional they prefer to work with – we do not charge any kind of fee for outside vendors. And, of course, they bring in their own decorations.
Do you have any funny stories about a past wedding or event?
We had one wedding that had decorated the Great Room/Ding Room to the hilt – fresh flowers almost covering each table, beautiful china, real silverware – the works! We could hardly wait to see what fabulous dish was going to be served. The ceremony was outdoors in our Pecan grove. They had a stage set up in the Barn and had karaoke going on there, complete with various trophies. They had also rented a mechanical bull. Their bar was mainly beer. And they served – 100 CiCi’s pizzas! They had an outstanding Beer and Pizza Party and everyone had a blast! It was definitely one of our “most fun” weddings.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
Probably the biggest lesson I have learned is that there is a whole lot more to running a wedding venue than just booking a building.
Any tips for brides on the hunt for a venue?
Don’t compromise your vision.
Great, thanks Bob! To learn more about Hollow Hill Event Center, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website. Do you have any questions or comments for Bob? Add them to the comments below!