Gruene Estates Blog

Some Great Ideas, Coordinating Your Reception Decor

We ran across this short video that will give you some great ideas on how to coordinate the theme of your wedding reception.  Gruene Estate is an open air venue that utlilizes nature and the majestic Hill Country setting of New Braunfels, then a rustic or shabby chic theme fits right in with the venue.

Congratulations Zack and Marah

Congratulations to Marah and Zack Kirkland!  They had a wonderful wedding and reception at Gruene Estate, Gruene Texas' premier Hill Country wedding venue.  Despite all the rain that we have had here in New Braunfels, the weather was fantastic and the day was one to remember. Surrounded by friends and family, they were joined in marriage in Gruene Estate's open air chapel.  We wish the best to the Kirklands and we're so happy to be part of their special day. 

Sowell-Johnson Wedding at Gruene Estates Wedding Venue

Congratulations to Vincent and Heather Sowell. They had an amazing day here at Gruene Estate. The weather was great, the ceremony was beautiful, and the guest had a great time. Of course, the day was extra blessed as Heather and Vincent tied the knot and in fron of all their friends and family in our open air chapel. We're so happy or you both!

25 Ideas For an Outdoor Wedding

25 ideas for an outdoor wedding in Gruene 

Outdoor weddings are so much fun!  The great thing about being outside, is that it allows you to be very creative when planning your event.  Incorporating nature, unique party favors, and creative decoration ideas enhance the guest experience and create an event that everybody will remember.  We ran across this helpful article from, that gives 25 great ideas for your special day.  The first three are below, click on the link to see the rest of the article.

1. Give Out Sunglasses
Sunny wedding days are great but if you are having an outdoor wedding you might want to think about offering your guests some shades! 

2. Decorate With Ballons
Decorating your wedding with balloons might have seemed somewhat cheesy but now thanks to oversizes balloons it can be done in a totally chic way.   

3. Create Drink Stations
Let your guests grab a drink on their own with by creating a drink station.

See our post on wedding drink for more ideas.

Fun, easy, & relaxing.

Texas country charm is already built in.