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Choosing Your Venue: What’s Right For You?

First things first. After you get engaged, where do you start? Everyone is always full of opinions, and that can get overwhelming fast. So, we’re here to help ease that stress with a solid suggestion: Choose your venue first!

Why Is Choosing My Venue the First Step?

Each venue will have its own set of rules and preferences. If you pick your Catering or DJ services first, you may have chosen vendors that aren’t allowed at the venue you want for your special day. Choosing your venue first gives you a solid foundation to start from.

How Do I Know Which Venue is Right For Me?

You will know it when you see it – no seriously, go see it first! Check out the bridal and groom suites, the different wedding ceremony sites and reception areas, and see if there is a rain plan in place. Ask questions! What décor restrictions they have, what time you will need to be off the property, how late can you start your ceremony, maximum guest count, etc.

One thing to always request is the venue’s list of preferred vendors. This curated list will have vetted vendors for you to pick from, saving you loads of time in the planning department. To help kick off your search for your big day, here are some gorgeous venues you can schedule tours with!

Thistlewood Manor & Gardens

This breathtaking French-inspired manor allows you to minimally or maximally decorate to your hearts content while still maintaining the classic elegance of the venue.

Thistlewood Manor can accommodate 160 guests inside with a dance floor, dining room, and grand staircase or over 200+ if extended to the patio and lawn. Even with all this space, Thistlewood Manor can also be the perfect place to host your next intimate dinner party or work event. It is their desire to provide you with a customized, care-free and delightful wedding or event day for you and your guests.

La Bonne Vie Ranch

La Bonne Vie Ranch lies nestled on 200 acres of pristine Texas Hill Country scenic beauty just a short drive from downtown Fredericksburg, TX. The unspoiled pastoral property features grape vineyards, a tranquil stream and majestic views.

The Ranch harmoniously blends the rustic rural environment with luxury facilities fit for a formal wedding or corporate retreat. The unsurpassed privacy and tranquil Hill Country setting meticulously perfected within this ecological sanctuary provides lavish entertaining for your guests and family

Granberry Hills Event Facility

Granberry Hills is the ideal location to host your wedding, quinceañera, or corporate event. Granberry Hills Event Facility offers the aesthetic beauty of outdoor events with the conveniences of superior indoor facilities. Set on 15 impeccably landscaped acres with easy access to downtown hotels for out-of-town guests, these venues can accommodate events large or small.

Whether you choose to have your event on the Gardenside courtyard and ballroom or on the Hillside covered pavilion and ballroom, you will be assisted by an on-site event manager to ensure every detail is attended to with professionalism and excellence. Their staff will handle all the setup and cleanup to relieve you of any additional stress.

The Club at Garden Ridge

The Club at Garden Ridge’s park-like setting is ideal for outdoor weddings. In addition to the ceremony pavilion set on the upper lake, the grounds will currently accommodate 250 guests for your outside ceremony.

The towering oak trees combined with the wrap-around effect of the clubhouse creates an impressive and memorable setting for your special day.

Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is the ideal venue for an intimate ceremony coupled with a grand reception. The Bob Bullock Atrium provides a comfortable space to host a beautiful ceremony for up to 225 guests.

After your ceremony, make your grand entrance down the soaring spiral staircase and greet your guests in the Rotunda for a lively cocktail hour. For the reception, the elegant Grand Lobby can accommodate up to 350 guests for dinner with room to dance the night away with your choice of band or DJ.

Messina Inn

Embrace the serenity of the 13 acres as you exchange vows surrounded by lush landscapes and rolling hills. This Wimberley wedding venue provides a variety of picturesque settings, from tranquil courtyards to charming verandas to a babbling creek, allowing you to customize your celebration to perfection. This wedding venue also offers an enchanting escape for couples seeking an idyllic weekend celebration with friends and family! Learn more about Messina Inn.

Make sure to start planning those tours! Spring is a busy wedding season!