The Gin at Hidalgo Falls is a rustic wedding venue situated in Navasota, Texas. Nestled close to the scenic Brazos River, this renovated property is characterized by its vintage charm. Constructed in the 1950s, it operated as a Cotton Gin for many years, before becoming one of the area’s most sought-after event venues. Couples will surely be endeared by its classic-meets-contemporary style, as the property is replete with decor evocative of its industrial heritage. Now owned by dedicated husband-and-wife team Donald and Laura Goodie, this distinctive venue can set the scene for a truly timeless occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
Capable of hosting several hundred guests, The Gin at Hidalgo Falls has over 4000 square feet of event space for you to utilize. From the arrival of your guests to your after-party, this venue can accommodate your entire celebration. You can exchange your vows in their picturesque outdoor area before going inside the Gin to enjoy your reception. This roomy space is fitted with mod-cons such as temperature controls and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Your loved ones will surely be charmed by the flower-draped beams and the abundance of windows that allow the natural light to illuminate the space. For larger occasions, additional space can be made available on the wrap-around terrace. Couples will also have access to other buildings on the property, such as the Scale House; an intimate space that can be used as a get-ready room. For overnight stayers, accommodation can also be provided in the Cotton, Seed, and Scale houses.
The Gin at Hidalgo Falls has a range of services tailored to make sure that your special day runs smoothly. They offer packages that range from single-day events to weekend rentals. Their experienced staff will be on-hand throughout to assist with any queries. To complement your celebration, you can choose one of their optional add-ons, such as overnight accommodations and a photography session. They can provide a host of event items, consisting of industrial-style chairs, round tables, and a portable bar. Further features of their service include:
3 Reviews for The Gin at Hidalgo Falls
Recommended by 100% of couples
Billy · Married on 01/02/2020
Book This Venue IMMEDIATELY - They're Amazing
We got married on January 2nd, but we booked the Gin way back in 2018 (we were paying for our own wedding and had to save up for a bit!). The pricing was unbelievably reasonable and the fact we had it on a Thursday meant it was an even better rate! We were planning the event from way out of state, and Laura was absolutely incredible with how responsive, friendly, and flexible she was with our extended planning process. We got to tour several times whenever we could make it down there to visit, she set us up on All-Seated and let us customize our layout down to the tiniest detail.Sent on 01/11/2020
We tend to be on the creative side with things we like to do, and she rolled with every crazy idea we threw her way, helping us make each of them a reality. On the day of, she helped us rally through a torrential downpour, a switch to our rain plan, and a complete room flip in a mere 20 minutes. You couldn't ask for a better contact.
For the venue itself, we really appreciated that is was a beautiful blank slate for us to work with, from the wide open patios, to the main building, to the outdoor ceremony site options (plural), we had free reign to really make our wedding personal to us. Having the suites from the parties and our own private accommodations was EXACTLY what we needed the day of. We had 14 people in our party (7 on each side), and they weren't cramped and loved having their own private areas, especially showers! For us, we absolutely loved having our own space to get ready, to keep our dogs (away from the loud insanity that was the reception) and to just take a breather in when we needed it throughout the day.
The venue is just far enough away from civilization to give you some peace, quiet, and natural beauty, but not so far that shuttle services and limos cant get you/guests can't drive safely.
All in all, we couldn't be more happy with our experience with the Gin. They were an incredible venue and are the main reason our day was as incredible as it was.
The Gin at Hidalgo Falls's reply:Alex & Billy - thank you so much for your kind words. And for allowing us to be part of your love story. We're just so happy for you two and that you had such a beautiful (despite the weather!) day. Wishing you both all the best!
Claire Allen · Married on 10/26/2019
Would 100% Recommend!!
My husband and I got married on October 26th of 2019, and booked this venue about a year ago - right after the Gin had opened for weddings. The aesthetic was EXACTLY what I was looking for, and Laura basically had put my vision of the perfect venue to life! My husband and I really liked the history of the place, and the fact that it was such a wide-open space. The venue is absolutely beautiful, and the views are breathtaking. We were lucky that some of the cotton was still out for our outside ceremony near the end of October.. If you love cotton like I do, this is the place for you! It's BEAUTIFUL, and I was even able to take some of my bridal portraits in the cotton.Sent on 10/29/2019
Laura was extremely responsive to my endless questions, and was always available for anything I needed. She was amazing to work with! We had two guests (children) with special needs at our wedding (using wheelchairs and walkers), and their parents were impressed with the accessibility of the venue, including the restrooms! The only concern they had was the lack of handicapped parking.
What I liked most about the venue was the unique layout, with the huge wrap-around patios. We had a lot of kids at our wedding, and the kids were able to run and play on the patio safely near their parents. The patios are so expansive, and I was also able to utilize the patio space for some of our tables (gifts, sign in, etc). This extra space was VERY helpful when planning a party for 250 guests!
Laura provided tables and chairs for our reception, and benches outside for our ceremony. The chairs and tables were setup prior to our event based on a layout that I provided to Laura. This was AWESOME and really helpful for my coordinator!! We ended up booking the overnight accommodations, which was a true blessing. I loved that this was an option for us; we were able to take our time cleaning up that night, and pack up the next morning.
Also.. the lighting in the bridal suite is phenomenal, girls! My photographer and makeup girl were ALL about it!
Our wedding day was perfect, and I got so many compliments on how unique our venue was. I would 100% recommend the Gin! Thank you, Laura & family, for playing such a HUGE part in our special day! It was a pleasure working with you!
The Gin at Hidalgo Falls's reply:Thank you so much, Claire! We are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful day and experience. And we do sincerely apologize for the lack of handicapped parking and any inconvenience this caused. We are actually currently working on getting these spaces marked, and we appreciate your feedback on it. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this special time in your lives! Congratulations, and best wishes for a lifetime of love!
Morgan Aragon · Married on 07/04/2019
Perfect Venue People Will Talk About Forever
This venue is incredible! My husband and I got married here on July 4, 2019 and it was more than we could have ever imagined. Laura nailed the aesthetic in both the bride’s and groom’s quarters. There is another cabin attached to the office that is perfect for grandparents and others to get ready during the day. We love the history behind the Gin and the fact that Laura repurposed it into a wedding venue. Our guests have done nothing but raved about how gorgeous the venue was. If you’re looking for a quiet, industrial (but still soft and feminine) venue, this place is PERFECT.Sent on 07/22/2019
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