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Gruene Estate

New Braunfels, TX View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
170 reviews
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,500

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

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

170 Reviews

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    Darci Married on 12/04/2021
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    A dream come true!

    The Gruene Estate was amazing! They helped with whatever I needed, were so kind, and made our day a dream! Definitely recommend this venue! It’s beautiful and I got so many compliments on our wedding as well as the venue.
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    Caitlin P. Married on 12/03/2021
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    AMAZING--Perfect location for wedding

    Oh my gosh...this place is magical!!! Our wedding was absolutely perfect. This venue is by far the most beautiful place I've ever seen. The wildlife, the accommodations, the view, everything was beyond amazing. Everyone was so helpful, and the wedding of our dreams was executed perfectly. I could not have dreamed of my wedding being at such a wonderful place. We stayed the night at the venue after the wedding, and not only were the houses beautiful, they were so comfortable and such a perfect set up. The event staff ensured the fire pit was lit, the chandelier was beautiful, the wildlife was out during the ceremony... I could just go on and on. I am so thankful that I found this place---to be honest--I wish I could just move there because it is that freaking stunning. I'm already thinking about vow renewals because I love this place so much and want to have another event there again. Melinde is great, the owner came to meet us and he was wonderful, and I just cannot speak more highly of this place!!!
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    Laura Married on 10/22/2021
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    Beautiful venue.

    Stayed the day before and day of wedding at location, definitely recommend If you are having to do decorations yourself. Melinde was a great help before and during process. Venue was the first one we went to look at and I fell in love instantly, venue is absolutely beautiful.

Awards

  • 170
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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    45 photos · 11/17/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Uptown Events Uptown Events 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 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
8306098664
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