Happily ever after starts here.

Simply by enhancing the beauty and elegance of nature, an outdoor haven has been created to offer the ideal wedding venue for memories that will last.

New Braunfels Wedding & Events Venue

Beauty and Elegance of Nature, in the Texas Hill Country, Creating an Outdoor Haven.

The original Gruene Family Farm of Ernst & Antoinette Gruene spreads over 17 secluded acres between Historic Gruene and New Braunfels, Texas. Since 1852, this home has been a sincere labor of love. Our family continues the Gruene family tradition by preserving the history and adding beauty with modern elegance to our venue.

The original open-air chapel is stunning and intimate, surrounded by nature. The modern farmhouse covered pavilion embodies all the beauty of the venue, adding fun and everlasting memories.

Outdoor Chapel

The Original Gruene Family Farm hosts up to 250 event guests on 17 acres.
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Farm Features

Your Event Includes:

The Original Open-Air Chapel
Open-Air Pavilion
Antique Crystal Chandeliers
Gorgeous Hill Country Backdrops
Corn Hole and Washer Yard Games
Large Fire Pit Surrounded by Adirondack Chairs
Rustic Farm Tables and Chairs
Vintage Lounge Area
On-Site and Off-Site Housing Accommodations
Large Guest Parking Lot w/ Parking Attendants
Unique Selection of hand picked decor items


Everything You Need for Your Perfect Day.

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Lighting & Sound System

Create a Unforgettable Event.

Our state of the art lighting and sound systems will allow you to create your perfect romantic and unforgettable ambiance. Allow the comfortable and impressive Gruene Estate to host yours!

Light Up the Night

Ask us what options are good for you.

Seating & Chairs

Seating Options for All Guests.

Plenty of French baskets and containers for flowers and candles are available for your wedding or event. Handmade tables and chairs made from reclaimed Iowa barn wood add rustic elegance.

Seating for up to 250

We have the space you need.

Naturally Decorated

Nature Inspired Decor.

The property décor not only focuses on nature, but also unique decor elements. Charming stainless chandeliers, string lights, and our one of a kind chandelier tree.

A Breath of Fresh Air

17 Acres of Wide Open Spaces.


Gruene Estate

Your event, your way.

Your caterer, bartender, photographer, florist — at Gruene Estates you choose your vendors and we provide the location. We provide the Gruene House for your event to get ready in, kitchens for your caterer to prep and serve, the bar for you to serve from. Enjoy your day, your way.

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Event Rental Package

Enjoy The Farm all Day
  • Use of the original open-air Historic Gruene Estate Chapel
  • A gorgeous modern farmhouse covered pavilion with chandeliers and string lighting inside and outside.
  • Bar & cocktail area overlooking the fire pit & game yard.
  • Handmade farm tables and chairs
  • Professional staff on-site at check-in: greeting vendors, facilitating set-up, and providing assistance throughout the event.
  • A fire pit for s’mores, enjoyable conversation, or watching the longhorns, horses, and deer graze in the pasture nearby.
  • Collection of carefully selected vintage décor to choose from at no extra charge.
  • Dedicated game area with furnished games and plenty of room to bring your own.
  • A concert stage for DJ or band with dedicated outlets.
  • Use of property for bridal portrait session
  • Ample on-site parking with golf cart attendants to shuttle guests to the chapel on the day of the event
  • Caterer prep kitchen and private entry for vendors
  • Easy day of access to the venue for vendor set-up and drop-off.
  • Private Bridal House
  • Separate Groom’s Cottage
With other options available. Got a request? Contact Us.
Event Rental +

Stay the Night

  • Event Rental Package
  • Overnight accommodations for 12 on property.
Event Rental +

Stay 2 Nights

  • Event Rental Package
  • Overnight accommodations for 12 on property
  • Early access to reception pavilion for decorating
  • Rehearsal accommodations
  • Day of coordinator assistance
  • Access to the reception pavilion for rehearsal dinner
  • Early access to reception pavilion the day of for decorating and vendors

Ceremony Only

  • Use of the original open-air Historic Gruene Estate Chapel
  • 2-hour access to Chapel for decorating, ceremony, and photography.
  • Sound System for Ceremony
  • Ludwig House and Telegraph Station, two-night package option available.
  • Cottage Access option available.

Happily ever after starts here.

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Beauty and Elegance of Nature, in the Texas Hill Country,
Creating an Outdoor Haven.

Gruene Estate