Wow, spring is here and it never really felt like we had a winter. It is amazing how mild and wonderfully gorgeous this weather has been here in central Texas. The cool evenings with subtle touches of rain, already have us on track for a lush green spring that will make for some epic weddings here at Gruene Estate. Since the weather has been so nice, I thought it might be a great opportunity to get the drone out, and do a few fly overs of the chapel. I felt brave, and managed to even do one through the interior to give ya'll the feeling of what it is like to walk down the aisle!
If you are not familiar with Gruene Estate, then some background on who we are is helpful. Built in 1852, Gruene Estate is the original farm of the Gruene family that founded the National Historic District of Gruene about a mile down the road from us. Immigrants from Germany that became wealthy owners of a cotton empire, Ernst and Antoinette Gruene had a rather large family that impacted the towns of New Braunfels and Gruene. That legacy can still be felt today, as much of the town of Gruene has gently resisted change and is still very much the same. Ernts and Antoinette's son H.D., built Gruene Mansion, The Grist Mill, and of course the legendary Gruene Hall. Gruene Hall is Texas' oldest dance Hall and still has live shows most nights. Country legends like Willie Nelson, George Straight, Leann Rimes, and just everybody else have graced it's stages and are still playing there today! We love knowing that Gruene Estate is part of that history and cannot wait to share it with you!
If you are interested in seeing the venue and our historic chapel, we would love to hear all about your wedding vision!