come home to celebrate

The Acre is Abilene’s only event and homestay venue. Nestled on a 3 acre private property, the venue offers a idyllic pastoral backdrop with all the modern comforts and conveniences of a well appointed home. When you host your event at The Acre, you’re offering a relaxing, hospitable experience for your celebration. It would be our honor to serve you and your special occasion at The Acre.


Take a look around, and schedule a tour to discover the wonder of The Acre for yourself.



Giving Back.

A portion of your rental fee will be donated to Highland church of Christ’s St. Ann Place, which extends hospitality and housing for Abilene’s homeless neighbors.




Our story

Life’s biggest celebrations deserve some breathing room. 

The Acre is a 1940’s west Texas farmhouse located in Abilene. Lush green grass, over 50 trees, pasture fences and a lazy creek set the stage for life’s events. Strings of Edison bulbs, weathered picnic tables and the songs of cicadas give the feel of a remote, rural setting hidden in the heart of town.

The Acre is a 48 hour rental for your big day. Most couples simply want time with their loved ones- time to prepare, moments to savor, room to not just celebrate, but fellowship! Our vision is to provide a venue where families feel as if they are hosting guests at their own home.


From Our HEarts

We’re blessed to work at nearby Abilene Christian University and serve in a vibrant faith community. The Acre hosts thousands of students each school year through events large and small. Hospitality of this scale has helped us best understand how to make people feel welcome, cherished and at ease. Our home was meant to be shared! We’d love to share it with y’all.

Chris, Rachel, Jackson and Alice Anne Riley