Gruene Estate

1030 River Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Gruene Estate

Gruene Estate is a farm in the San Antonio, Texas area with 15 sprawling acres for a couple’s wedding. This property’s historic inn and other vintage buildings serve as picturesque locations for photographs and memories, especially with the colorful glow of the many stained glass windows. Couples will find this radiant property in New Braunfels, Texas, a 45-minute drive from downtown San Antonio.

Facilities and Capacity
Up to 250 guests can join couples for their wedding at Gruene Estate. This farm combines nature with antiquity for the perfect rustic vintage event. Couples can exchange vows in the quaint and unassuming chapel. From the front, the chapel looks like any antique building with stained glass windows and a bell tower, however, upon entering guests will discover that the chapel has no walls save for the front facade of the structure. This open-air building ensures couples and guests don't overheat during the ceremony, which takes place in front of three tall stained glass windows with no walls between them. After the light and airy ceremony, couples and guests can head to the open-air pavilion for the reception celebration. The pavilion is long and rustic, with a bar and plenty of space for dining and dancing the night away.

Services Offered
The staff at Gruene Estate wants to make every wedding special. To do this, they offer the following event services for couples:

  • Accommodations
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet


Accommodation
This facility sleeps up to 12 overnight guests thanks to two separate structures on the property. The original Gruene Family Farmhouse and the Cottage Studio both welcome couples and overnight guests after a night of wedding festivities.

History
The history of the site dates back to 1856, when Ernest Gruene first purchased the wooden structure on a half-acre of property. Gruene had come to America after growing up in Germany and marrying Antoinette Kloepper, seeking a better life and his own freedom. Ernest first built the Welsh Barn, where his family lived until the completion of the modest farmhouse. The property and family increased, and the current owners of the Gruene Estate aim to keep it true to its roots and heritage.

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153 Reviews for Gruene Estate

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kristine Harrigan · Married on 07/10/2020

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    The best venue- hands down.

    Gruene Estate is the best and most gorgeous venue you will find in the Hill Country. The chapel makes for some gorgeous photos. The longhorns, horses, and deer were a huge hit with our guests. The overall look of the venue is absolutely perfect for any Texas wedding.

    The GE team was quick to respond to all emails quickly. They were accommodating when we needed to do a visit on a Sunday morning. The price of the venue includes tables, chairs, a ton of decor, and the services of a day of coordinator, Carey Millington. Because of the GE team and Carey, our wedding vision became a reality. LITERALLY- not one single thing went wrong on our wedding day.

    Another great thing about GE is that you can bring your own vendors. They do provide a list of vendors they've worked with before, but you're not obligated to use them. However, we did end up going with a few of their suggestions because they were great!

    Oh, and if you're wondering if you should stay at the historic houses onsite the night before or after you wedding, the answer is yes! They are super cute, clean, and the beds are really cozy. We were so happy to just walk through the fence and be "home" for the night rather than finding our way back to a hotel room.

    Sent on 11/03/2019
  • Kari

    Kari Payne Campanella · Married on 04/07/2020

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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    Gruene Estates is the perfect wedding venue! We absolutely loved having our wedding here! From start to finish they were there to help us, even in this crazy year, they were there to reassure us and guide us through the crazy.

    Sent on 10/12/2020

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Gruene Estate FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Farm/Ranch
    Historic Building
    Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Decor
    Furniture
    Photo booth
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    August

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Uptown Events & Travel Wedding Planners

    Gruene Estate is beautiful down to it's core. Their indoor/outdoor feel is mesmerizing. We cannot wait to work more weddings there in 2017!

  • Riverside Catering Wedding Caterers

    Beautiful Venue!! Awesome to work with :)

  • Fritz's Catering
    Fritz's Catering Wedding Caterers

    Gruene Estates is one of our favorite venues to work at. The venue is amazing - perfect for a rustic wedding. The staff is so great to work with.

Map

  • 1030 River Road New Braunfels, TX, 78130 See on map
    830-386-4070 (Phone number)
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