Gruene’s Original Open Air Chapel
When the vision for Gruene Estate began, we wanted to create something unique and different. Since our property is the original historic homestead of the Gruene family, we knew that we had a responsibility to create something authentic. We wanted to give couples the opportunity to have a truly incredible wedding experince at a state of the art facility, and at the same time stay true to our history and landmark status.
We always knew that we wanted to have an open air chapel, that would allow our guest to enjoy the intamacy of the space, but also relish the beauty of the open hay fields, longorns, and horses. As luck would have it, we came across five gorgeous stained glass windows in the summer of 2012 at an auction in San Antonio. The windows were removed from a church being demolished in Central England. Alhough there was some damage to them in terms of broken panes of glass, we were able to restore them to their original state. We had them appraised by a stained glass expert and his determination was that they were well over 100 years old!
What chapel would be complete without a bell tower? We searched far and wide for a bell that would fit astheticly with our design and history. One company stood out amongst all the others, and we decided that Verdin Bells and Clocks was the right choice for us. Their history matched our history. Like Gruene Estate, their tradition of exellence stretches back well over 150 years. Founded in 1842, they have been producing bells that enrich communities and become cherished legacies for generations to enjoy. The bell that was cast for Gruene Estate, is well over 300 pounds and will still be here when our childrens children inherit the land. It is truly a remarkable piece, that couples are able to ring as they leave our open air chapel united in marriage.
Gruene Estate’s one of a kind open air chapel is Gruene Texas’ premier wedding venue. Our dedication to creating a truly one of a kind event experience can be found in our attention to detail and custom design. Historic Gruene Texas finally has the perfect place to say “i do”.
Photos Credits Top to Bottom Left to Right
Photos 1 and 2 Bluefire Photography
Photo 3 Luxe Photography
Photos 1,2, and 3 Gary Blake Photography
Photos 1,2 and 3 Megan The Photographer
Photo 1 Megan the Photographer
Photo 2 Bluefire Photography
Photo 3 Twinty Photography
Photo 1 1778 Photographie
Photo 2 Twinty Photography
Photo 3 Julie Huft Photography
Photos 1,2 and 3 Julie Huft Photography
Photo 1 Studio Eleven
Photo 2 Luxe Photography