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Your San Antonio Wedding Deserves The Rustic Texas Allure of Gruene Estate with a Contemporary Spin!

They say there are a handful of momentous days that hugely impacts our lives, and your wedding day is certainly one of them. This is the day you tie the knot with your companion for life, and it goes without saying that it will bring a huge impact on your life. While not all momentous days are positive and are in your control, weddings are, to a large extent, customizable to just the way you imagined them to go. From choosing your wedding venue to that perfect pearl hairpin, you can choose just the vibe you want to emit. And that is a heartening thought, to know that you create your dream wedding day from the ground up so that you can make it that bit extra special. While there are so many elements that go into the making while creating your perfect wedding day, one of the biggest both by impact and by magnitude, has to be the wedding venue you choose. Choosing the right wedding venue gives your dream wedding day a place to come alive, so it is only natural that you take special care while choosing it. 

If you and your partner are based in San AntonioTexas, you are in good hands as far as wedding venues are concerned! The south-central city in Texas, San Antonio, is full of lovers of historyarchitecture, and art and comes with a rich colonial heritage. The scenic beauty and an elegant Texas charm lie in the very DNA of San Antonio, and it offers the best of places to host a wedding or have an engagement photo session. When it comes to enchanting beauty and charm, Texas never disappoints, and San Antonio has an exhilarating beat of its own, adding a point of interest to your wedding album. Full of exciting tourist attractions like the San Antonio RiverWalkJapanese Tea GardenThe Alamo, and more, there are a lot of grounds for exploring some photo opportunities with our wedding photographers in San Antonio and its suburbs. From sprawling mansions to intriguing museums, from waterfront venues to stunning resorts, this fabled city has a lot going for it. It is all these things that make San Antonio such a beautiful backdrop to tell the tale of your love!

Tucked away in the hill country, Gruene Estate is the perfect destination to start the first step of your happily-ever-after. Conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio, the Gruene Estate spreads over a massive 15 acres in New Braunfels, Texas, and is located at a 45-minute drive from Downtown San Antonio. The story of the property dates back to 1856 when Ernest Gruene invested on the property with the wooden structure sitting on a half-acre of property. Growing up in Germany and married to Antoinette Kloepper, Gruene had just come to America seeking a better life and his own freedom. He built the Welsh Barn, where he resided with his family until he completed building the farmhouse. With the increase in property and family, the Gruene Estate’s current owners aim to stay true to its century-old roots and heritage.

Situated in a private secluded area, the property consists of several structures including the 1857 home of Ernst and Antoinette Gruene, a glorious wedding chapel. It is definitely the stunning open-air chapel surrounded by nature which gives this area an ethereal and enchanting aura. All antique European stained glass windowscrystal chandeliers, and brass bell tower, the area is truly something else. The cathedral makes the perfect place to have your wedding ceremony. The modern farmhouse along with the covered pavilion encompasses the classic beauty of the property, helping you create those everlasting memories. Following your beautiful ceremony, you can host your rustic yet romantic reception in the beautiful pavilion as you and your guest sit under the canopy of twinkling lights as the sun dips behind those Texas hills. It is easy to imagine the comfortable chatter of the loved ones as they celebrate your special day and you make memories along the way. Let our San Antonio wedding photographers capture the magical evening for you and your partner to cherish forever. 

Giving back to the community is something that continues to be a norm in the little Gruene house on Gruene Estate. Currently owned by Dr. Daniel and Anna Lisa Tamez, the estate has retained the integrity of the farmhouse’s historical architecture and its stories. Having respected its heritage, the owners conducted several functional upgrades and restorations and additionally purchased 10 acres of land behind the home with the vision of restoring the property to its original size and glory. As the property offers the grounds to the public, the Tamez family accomplishes to add to the progress of the community along the lines of the same attributes of the Ernst Gruene family. While the time has changed ten folds, it seems like nothing really has changed, as the yard is still filled with shared companionship, family love, and laughter.

With the capacity to accommodate 250 guests and the beauty to keep them absolutely enthralled throughout the day, Gruene Estate is a farm that seamlessly combines nature with antiquity. The property is decorated with the focus on nature and unique decor elements, which is reflected in the pretty stainless chandeliers, string lights, and the one-of-a-kind chandelier tree. The reception seating easily seats up to 250 people and there are plenty of French baskets and containers for flowers and candles for a rustic romantic effect. The handmade tables and chairs are crafted out of reclaimed Iowa barn wood, adding to the rustic elegance. The winning cherry on the top is the large fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs, which is the perfect and cozy way to put an end to the wedding day. Huddle up with the overnight guests and the people closest to you and enjoy an intimate moment by the fire as you toast some marshmallows and share stories from the day and enjoy the warmth of the easy conversations and the glowing embers. Isn’t that the dream? There is a lot of room for our San Antonio suburbs wedding photographers to capture some amazing frames for you to look back on for decades. 

Granted Gruene Estate is quite a sight, but the wonderful staff knows how to win hearts just as expertly. It is the primary aim of the staff at Gruene Estate to make every wedding special and beautiful, just like the couples envision it. With their assistance, your wedding day will be stress-free and fabulous and every whim and demand will be met without a bump in the road. In addition to the wedding venue, the Gruene Estate also provides several event services for couples, including accommodations, all-inclusive packages, a delightful bridal suite, event planning assistance, and liability insurance. This facility accommodates up to 12 overnight wedding guests and the original Gruene Family Farmhouse and the Cottage Studio are both open to the couples and their overnight guests after a perfect yet tiring night of wedding festivities. The wedding venue also offers lighting and sound equipment, with state of the art lighting and sound systems, allowing you to create your perfect romantic ambiance, along with safe parking, and wireless internet. 

There is something about the Texas air and the wide-open spaces and gorgeous Hill Country backdrops that come with it that makes every wedding a little more magical. We love the Gruene Estate’s timeless yet contemporary perspective of a farmhouse wedding. With 17 acres of wide-open spaces and breath of fresh air, this wedding venue wins the hearts of the couples as well as the guests. From saying ‘I do’ in the gorgeous white open plan cathedral to hosting your wedding reception under the shimmering fairy lights and the warmth of the companionship of the ones close to heart, this wedding venue ensures that every minute of that magical day is nothing less than awesome. We love a wedding venue that lets you express creativity yet roots you to the ground and allows you to be free. Gruene Estate is exactly that! While every frame is so authentic and raw, it is still staggeringly beautiful and never gets old.

Gruene Estate

1030 River Rd
New Braunfels, TX   78130
(830) 609-8664

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