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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

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.

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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Gracie T. Married on 04/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We LOVED Gruene Estate so did our guest!

Melendie at Gruene Estate, along with the owners, were so accommodating and thoughtful to my family and I. They played a big role in making our day more stress free and special.
Our guest absolutely couldn't get over how amazing the venue was. We got married April, 29 and it was beautiful. We had 200 guest, all of which had plenty of room. We also had children that were entertained by the outdoor games, and our smores bar. The houses we got dressed in were also beautiful. We just loved the layout of things and couldn't have treated better.
On top of everything else, Gruene is such a cool town, little did I know! This was a destination wedding and our guest and my Husband and I just couldn't have had more fun in Gruene. We did our rehearsal dinner at Grist Mill then danced at Gruene Hall after words. We stayed in local AirBnBs on the river (also perfect), and night of the wedding my husband and I stayed at The Casitas at Gruene, which were lovely as well.
We're so happy for such a wonderful experience and a special wedding. Big thanks to Gruene Estate!
Chelsie B. Married on 12/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Everything I Dreamed Of

Gruene Estate was absolutely STUNNING! From the moment I saw the venue the first time I knew that it was where we were meant to be married. The team was also fantastic to work with and they made sure our day went off without any issues! We were also able to use their décor inventory and put that budget towards other things that made our day truly special. I loved this venue and couldn't say enough good things about it!
Darci Married on 12/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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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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!

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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.


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