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2016 Wedding Trends... The Year is Upon Us!

 2015 was a groundbreaking year in weddings—from the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage to the nuptials of such celebs as Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, and many more. We are looking forward to seeing what’s to come in 2016—and want to share some of our picks for the top wedding trends for the New Year!

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Congratulations to The Heisers!

 Congratulations to the Heisers!  This lovely couple took advantage of Gruene Estate's elopement package and had a Sunday evening wedding in our open air chapel.  Ideally located just minutes from historic Gruene Texas, our open air chapel served as a lovely back drop for their rustic chic ceremony.  Surrounded by friends and family, these two were joined in union under the beautiful Texas Hill Country sky.  We wish you guys the best of luck, and are so thankful that we were able to be part of your special day. 

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Gruene Estate...2016 Best of Weddings

The Knot Best of Weddings - 2016 PickGruene Estate




Tenth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America


New Braunfels, Texas January 5, 2016—Gruene Estate is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a 2016 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the #1 wedding resource.


In 2016, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade. In its tenth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2016, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews from real couples across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding planning professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.


“We are so thankful for all the brides, grooms, and their families that have made this possible.  It is humbling to receive this award.  We are looking forward to 2016!” Nolan Bluntzer, C.E.O., Gruene Estate.


The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding professional to create a wedding that is unique to them. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content--and a little love--to make planning for the most important day of a person's life easier and more enjoyable.  


For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit


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About Gruene Estate

Nestled in the heart of the hill country, Gruene Estate, is the perfect wedding venue to say "I do". Located between Austin and San Antonio, the remarkable wedding venue includes a chapel and pavilion, and seats up to 250 guests. We are located one mile from Gruene and minutes from New Braunfels.


About The Knot

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource with a marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right local vendors, products and services they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches nearly every bride in the US through the #1 wedding website, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that is uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), the premier consumer internet and media company dedicated to helping people navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments - from getting married, to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at and follow on social media: and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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