Private Parties

Blackwood Living. Fun, Family-Friendly Texas-Style Events

Delight your family and friends with a Texas farm-inspired party, farm-to-table dinner experience, cooking class, or family reunion. Spend the day or spend the night.

Discover a one-of-a-kind experience for your special party, dinner, or family reunion. Blackwood stands ready to host your guests at our farm—a unique family-friendly event venue for family reunions, farm-to-table dinners, bar or bat mitzvahs, birthday celebrations… almost any unique activity you can dream up!

Spend the day roaming Blackwood’s 33 lush acres of sustainably maintained farmland. Explore the pond. Stroll through the gardens, take a peek at the chickens—free to peck for bugs, of course, walk the labyrinth… the day won’t be long enough to enjoy all that Blackwood and Mother Nature have to offer you here.

We invite you to stay a night or more. We can accommodate a couple in each of our two delightful cedar log cabins tucked in the woods, and up to 38 in the rustic Baleyfield bunk rooms. (The two bunk rooms each include an adjacent bathroom with two showers. We provide excellent restroom and shower facilities adjoining the Gathering Hall, just a short walk away—not unlike what you might find at a nice campground.)

Sip your morning coffee in a rocking chairs on the covered porch that runs the length of Baleyfield House. Pull a crowd into the spacious kitchen to cook up a meal—or let Chef Cade of Longspoon Catering create and prepare a delicious, personalized menu to serve your guests. Enjoy your meals on the porch overlooking the kitchen garden or at the family-sized table in the Baileyfield House great room.

Enjoy Chef-Prepared Meals

Coming for dinner? Chef Cade Conlon and the Longspoon Catering and Education staff will prepare whatever delicious farm-to-table cuisine you can dream of, much of it harvested from Blackwood just hours earlier, and all of it as local as possible.

Consider learning to cook a specialty meal with a group of friends. Chef Cade will teach your small group to prepare a special cuisine or demonstrate a particular technique (think homemade pasta), which you will enjoy in our magnificent commercial kitchen. (With maybe a bottle of wine or two!)

We will set a beautiful table for you on the porch or lawn of Baileyfield House for up to 25 people. If you have more, we can accommodate up to 140 in the Gathering Hall.

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of delicious food and exquisite wines, artfully prepared, and served in the finest company—your guests. Just imagine… and we will do the rest.

If you can dream it, we can do it.

Naturally Elegant • Pleasantly Unexpected • Absolutely Enchanting
Totally Texas

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Our son’s Bar Mitzvah at Blackwood was so memorable and perfect in every way. Our family and friends had no idea what they were going to experience when they drove out from Houston for the service and celebrations. Afterwards, so many people (from all the different generations) told us it was ‘the way all Bar Mitzvahs should be’. Blackwood provided not only a beautiful setting but also a spiritual one that allowed us to truly come together and celebrate this important Jewish milestone.

The food prepared by Cade and his crew was amazing (we had over 150 people) and the gathering hall was great for the luncheon and then quickly turned around to create a space and stage for live music.

Baleyfield porch provided a special setting for the Kiddish blessing. Our guests enjoyed touring Blackwood and hanging around outside as well as joining the festivities and music inside. Cath was great to work with and her vision and creativity helped make it all come to life. Now all of our friends want to create their own special events at Blackwood!

Jennifer Touchet

for her son's Bar Mitzvah