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Weekday Wedded Bliss

He anxiously waits for his bride to join him at the altar of the beautiful open-air wedding chapel. Their close friends and family watch as she comes down the aisle, her eyes locked on his.

Gruene Estates has hosted hundreds of weddings at its premiere hill country location, where the beauty of the country and simple elegance converge to create the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding.

As couples plan their big day, there are so many decisions to be made – the dress, the cake, the caterer, and of course, the date.

Traditionally, weddings have been held on Saturdays, however, with brides and grooms looking for ways to cut down on the cost of their nuptials, many are planning weekday weddings.

Saying ‘I do’ on a day other than Saturday can mean big savings on all aspects of the big day. Caterers and DJs tend to have lower rates on non-peak days, which can equal big savings.

Choosing a weekday also means saving on the venue, and could also mean less wait time and more flexibility.

Worried about guests being able to get away from work to attend? Don’t!

Weekday weddings are ideal for those seeking an intimate gathering of close friends and family – those who couldn’t dream of missing your day!

With advanced notice, guests can also see savings for travel and hotel costs if traveling to come.

A weekday wedding just might be the perfect option; let the experts at Gruene Estates help you decide if planning your ceremony during the week is the way to go. 

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Dance Circle Etiquette

Ok...I just had to post this!  I'm not sure if it's a joke or not.  I found it hysterical and it definitely made my Monday.

Since we personally attend ninety percent of the events at Gruene Estate, we get to see lots of dance moves.  Some are great, and some are not so great.  The important part is that everybody enjoys themselves.  Almost inevitably at every reception, the famous dance circle organicly forms and people are thrown in the middle.  Most of the time willingly, sometimes by peer pressure and force.  What to do if you find yourself in the middle of a dance circle?  Fortunately,  in this day and age, there's a how to video on Youtube for everthing!

Gruene Estate Rustic Table Decor

We see so many different types of brides come through the doors at Gruene Estate.  Each one brings their own style and taste, and it is reflected in their decor and setup.  The differences are clearly seen in the type of table settings and center pieces that each bride chooses.

Whether its simple or elaborate, it's fun to see the personality of each couple reflected in the design. In house decor is included in our full wedding packages. As result, we have brides that will simply bring flowers to supplement our decor, or we have brides that will bring a U-haul full of their own decorations.  Since we are a covered open air venue on a historic farm, we naturally see a lot of rustic/vintage decor.  This fits in perfectly with our hand made reclaimed barn wood tables, hanging door chandeliers, and French country baskets.  We have combed through the last couple of years weddings to gather images from various events so you can see for yourself!  

Jessica and Jake....A Gruene Estate Wedding!

Jessica and Jake were such a lovely couple to have at Gruene Estate!  This video by Purely Ruined Studios captures their day perfectly.  Jake loves to ride Harley's, and Jessica was even able to work into their vows that he would, "always where his helmet". Their getaway car was an awesome yellow 1950's power truck. Surrounded by friends and family, they said "I do" in Gruene Estate's original open air chapel!  The day was absolutely perfect!

Some of their vendors:

Video: Purely Ruined Studios

Photography: Tim Kyle Photography

Catering: Gourmet Gals Catering and Events

DJ: Toast Entertainment

Cake: Kim's Lovely Treats

Fun, easy, & relaxing.

Texas country charm is already built in.