Texas is such a unique and amazing place!  We literally have it all, deserts, mountains, beaches, rivers, rolling hills, and sparkling coast lines.  There’s a little something for everybody.  Not only does she has a lot to offer the adventure seeker, but she also happens to be the perfect place to have a wedding.  With so many options, it’s important that you select a wedding venue that’s perfect for you and your love!  Taking a few important things into consideration, while doing your research will help you narrow down your list of top choices.  Personal research is critical, so take your time, have some friends over, mix up some mimosas, and do some dreaming.  Here’s a few tips from Gruene Estate that will help you choose the right venue to say “I Do”!


1.  Set Your Budget 

Before you do anything, make sure you have a realistic budget and expectations when you start looking at venues.  At Gruene Estate, we have lots of different options to accommodate a wide range of budgets.  From daily rentals to full weekend rentals with overnight on site accommodations, we can do it all.  Not only do our full wedding packages include a professional wedding coordinator, but we also have a large inventory of in-house decor that is available for you to choose from at no extra charge.  In addition, we are also unveiling our new “micro wedding” packages.  These are smaller weddings with 5-50 guests.  They contain the traditional elements of a normal wedding but on a smaller scale, a shorter rental time, and at a lower price.  This is a great advantage for people working on a tight budget,  because it allows you to spend more on each guests and have a unique and intimate wedding experience.  

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2.  Consider The Location

Location is critical to having an successful event.  Gruene Estate is ideally located in the best part of Texas.  New Braunfels and Gruene are the gateway to the Texas Hill Country.  Sparkling rivers lined with cypress trees, dance halls that feel like time machines, and a live music scene that rivals the best that Austin and Nashville have to offer, we simply have something for everybody.  Many of the other wedding venues in the area are located way outside of town, down dark country roads that are difficult for guest to navigate.  Gruene Estate is located inside of town on 17 secluded acres complete with hay fields, longhorns, deer, and paint horses.  It feels like you are out in the country, but your really in the middle of it all.  Uber and Lyft give your guests easy transportation options from their hotels in downtown New Braunfels and Gruene to the venue.   



3.  Make Sure The Venue Fits Your Vibe

After almost a decade in the wedding business, we have come to realize that there are many different wedding styles.  Some brides are looking for a rustic laid back venue, while others are more formal.  Our mission when we created Gruene Estate was to step outside the norm of prefab buildings and square or barn style architecture.  We wanted to create a venue that has soul and authenticity. Enhancing the historic nature and natural beauty of the original Gruene Family farm, we are a venue that is beautiful all by itself with out adding any decorations.  Many times on tours, couples will comment that our chapel and pavilion doesn’t need any additional decor.  That’s the best compliment we can think of!  Our venue is perfect, because it really can be both laid back or formal.   It’s really up to you to decide.

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Choosing a wedding venue is a big step in the wedding planning process.  Making sure that you choose a venue that reflects your personality and is in a great location is important to having an successful event.  With all amenities of the big city, but with small town charm, New Braunfels and Gruene have something to offer everybody.  Gruene Estate is the perfect place to have an authentic Texas Hill Country Wedding!

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