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The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove

Driftwood, Texas View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
76 reviews
Up to 300 guests

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Up to 300 guests

The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove is a premier restaurant wedding venue in Driftwood, Texas. The Salt Lick is home to Texas Hill Country’s best barbecue. The two venues, Thurman’s Mansion and Pecan Grove bring this exceptional cuisine and staff right to your wedding venue, with beautiful atmosphere all around. You can enjoy a vineyard ceremony, then lead guests to your banquet hall for a relaxed, hearty meal catered to your individual preferences. The Salt Lick works with you from day one to ensure a flawless experience is possible. For a local, relaxed, and truly stunning wedding day, choose The Salt Lick: Thurman’s Mansion & Pecan Grove.

Facilities and Capacity
The Salt Lick restaurant offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for private events. The two most popular for weddings include Thurman’s Mansion and Pecan Grove, though smaller spaces are available for dining only. Pecan Grove is a large estate characterized by wooden columns lining the front patio and a spacious reception space with a built-in dance floor and stage. Pecan Grove can accommodate up to 350 guests and offers onsite suites for pre-wedding preparations. Outside string lights hang from the pecan trees and line the covered walkway into the venue. Pecan Grove also has a historic stone fireplace to keep guests warm and cozy after dinner. Thurman’s Mansion, the second largest venue of The Salt Lick, offers plenty of space for up to 180 guests, or 150 with a dance floor. Twinkling lights line the railings and grand pillars support the double-decker patio. Thurman’s Mansion was built from limestone and features elegant wood beam ceilings. It also features an onsite suite for both of the couple’s wedding parties.

Services Offered
The Salt Lick is known for its exceptional cuisine and commitment to customer service. They provide comprehensive wedding packages with a selection of classic barbecue and fine dining menus. Wedding packages include:

  • Three-hour catering service including setup, serving, and breakdown
  • Wait staff
  • Self-serve buffet and drink stations
  • Tables and linens for buffet
  • Serveware and cutlery
  • Onsite “Banquet Captain”


Cuisine
The Salt Lick is known for their exceptional classic barbecue with recipes that date back decades. For casual affairs, buffet-style barbecue with classic southern sides is an easy and simple solution guests will love. For more formal affairs, however, The Salt Lick provides a Beyond Bar-B-Que catering menu with more refined entree selections, bar service, and hors d’oeuvres.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,095

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$675

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$22

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Mansion
Winery

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
June
July
August
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Lisa Married on 01/27/2019
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    Effortless

    Our wedding day was perfect! Everything was organized well, and the venue has a breathtaking view for guests to enjoy. The staff treated us well, and they accommodated our needs and requests. We felt relaxed, and we were able to enjoy our beautiful day!
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    Jazmin S. Married on 10/28/2018
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    recommend!

    We got married at Pecan Grove and had a wonderful experience working with this venue. This is a naturally gorgeous venue that is always well kept regardless of what season it is which allowed us to save money and keep decorations pretty simple...pretty much floral centerpieces, candles, some cute signs and family photos, done! Rachel was very responsive to all of our questions leading up to the big day and all the staff we encountered were incredibly helpful and professional. We had both the ceremony and reception here so were able to utilize the bridal suite. The space was perfect for getting ready and for being able to step away and have a quick quiet moment with my husband during the festivities. Some of our family has had salt lick bbq before so were already thrilled that they were catering, but it was a special treat for our family who came from out of town. We kept hearing how full everyone was and that they went back for 2nds and 3rds!! We actually had more food that we needed due to some last minute cancellations but they allowed us to take the rest home. being extremely picky if i had to say anything not so great... I could not for the life of me find a place to hang my gown in the bridal suite. There was a clothing rack that would fit regular length clothes but could not find a high enough hook to keep it off the ground. My guess is that maybe it was there i just couldnt find it, but if it wasnt there i would suggest they add that. I ended up handing my dress on the top of one of the french doors. It also got pretty warm in there, but not sure they could have controlled it that much as there was a lot of people coming in and out. the reception area was temp controlled and very cool though. This was the first and only venue we looked at. Love at first site! Would certainly use again in the future
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    Kristin Married on 10/06/2018
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    Fabulous Venue and Staff!

    I had my wedding here on 10/20/18 and worked with Carson during the planning process. She responded to all of my emails extremely promptly - almost always within a couple hours! - and was very patient with me and my millions of questions. The day went off without a hitch and everyone had an amazing time. I want to get re-married here every year!! Thank you, Salt Lick team!!
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18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, PO Box 311 Driftwood, Texas, 78619
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The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove?

The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove includes:
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Mansion
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove for wedding events?

The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove offer?

The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove offer for wedding events?

The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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