Gruene Estates Blog

Feeling Honored....14 Open-Air Chapels That Will Rival Jason Mraz’s Outdoor Wedding Venue


Photo by Local Embers & Co.

Our vision for Gruene Estate was to create a one of kind wedding and event venue in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.  We searched long and hard for very unique pieces that would make our chapel and venue a special place.  We are all about the details at Gruene Estate.

Through a source in San Antonio, we found our authentic stained glass windows that were removed from a church in the South of England.  The concept of our chapel was for guest to be able to experience the beauty and open fields of the historic Gruene family farm.  One hundred and fifty years ago, the Gruene's could have chosen any locaion, but they chose this one for the natural beauty of the land.  The open sides of the chapel allow nature to be part of the ceremony.  

We are so honored to be freatured by Brit+Co. in, 14 Open-Air Chapels That Will Rival Jason Mraz's Outdoor Wedding Venue.  To be included in a list with some of these other venues is truly humbling!  We are so thankful and proud that we are able such a unique wedding experience in the heart of historic Gruene Texas and New Braunfels..

Lacy and Carey, a Hill Country Wedding at Historic Gruene Estate


Carey and Lacy came all the way to us from Beautiful Colorado!  We loved having these guys, and they had truly beautiful wedding and reception.  They made it a whole weekend affair with a trip to Gruene Hall and some tubing on the Comal River.  Their amazing day was captured perfectly by their photographer's Drake and Co. Photo and Film from Littleton Colorado.   Check out the gallery to see some hi-lights!

Wedding Planner: Samantha Rosenberg - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Caterer: River City Catering 
Dress designer and bridal shop: Martina Liana (Blair Top + Shea Skirt) / The Bridal Collection
Jewelry Designer:
DJ: Lone Star DJ 
Flowers: NovelExpression 
Lodging: Comal River Cottages
Cake: Naegelin's Pies 
Transportation: Rockin R 
Photographers: Drake & CO Photography + Films, Drake + Ashley Busch

Gruene Estate And A Charming Hill Country Wedding

Charming Texas Hill Country Wedding at Gruene Estates Just Like Honey 23

Ya'll  I am so excited to post this.  We work so hard at Gruene Estate to create a special place to get married.  We consider ourself a boutique wedding venue in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.  To be that, we try to offer a unique one of a kind space to have your dream wedding.  When we are featured on a national blog, this confirms to us that we are achieving our goals, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication to all the amazing vendors that helped to make the day so special.  

Aubree and Travis had their first date in Gruene and so it was natural that they would come back and get married in Gruene.  Using the rustic elegant vibe of Gruene Estate, they enhanced the venue with rustic flea market finds and other vintage decor.  Check out this amazing feature on of their amazing day at Gruene Estate!

Photography – Just Like Honey
Venue – Gruene Estates
Floral Design – Oakleaf Florist
Catering – Salt Lick
Cake – 2tarts Bakery
DJ – Lone Star DJ
Invitations – Minted
Hair Styling – Amy Winstead
Makeup Artist – LoLa Beauty
Wedding Dress – Mia Bridal Couture
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN and Mia Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Bella Bridesmaids
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rings – Robbins Brothers


Rustic Vintage Wedding at Gruene Estate

I was looking back through some weddings from this last year and I ran across these amazing photos.   A few of them I have posted before, but I couldn't help posting a few others.  There is a ton of amazing details in Kacy and Jacobs wedding that are really useful to future brides and wedding enthusiasts.  We get lots of questions about table arrangements, decor, etc.  There are some really great ideas contained in the pictures.  Using Gruene Estate's rustic elegenace, the deer antlers, wooden fruit boxes, and lace table runners accent the natural beauty of the venue.

Gruene Estate is a wedding and event venue located in the historic town of Gruene Texas.  Ideally situated between San Antonio and Austin, we are the perfect place to say "I do".  Considered a boutique wedding venue, we offer a one of a kind ceremony and reception site.  The original Gruene family farm, we are over 150 years old, and are still a working farm.  Call or email us today to schedule your tour.


Photos by Luxe Photography 

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