The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove

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.

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Bride, Dani, above the grand staircase at Thurman's MansionBy: My Mint Photography
Bride, Dani, above the grand staircase at Thurman's MansionBy: My Mint Photography
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Bride & Bridesmaids at Pecan GroveBy: My Mint Photography
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Thurman's Mansion at night
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Next to the ceremony site at Thurman's Mansion
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Thurman's Mansion Ceremony Site By: My Mint Photography
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Outside the Bridal House at Pecan Grove
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Pecan Grove Creekside Ceremony Site
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Reception Place Setting for a Pecan Grove Wedding
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Outdoor Aisle to Pecan Grove Ceremony Site
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Grand staircase at Thurman's Mansion
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The Vineyards at The Salt Lick
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Sparkler exit from Thurman's MansionBy: My Mint Photography
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Ferrari F60 Launch Party - Pecan Grove Lawns
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Pecan Grove side lawns - November 2014
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Pecan Grove side lawns - June 2014
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Indoor Ceremony facing the Pecan Grove stage
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Bridesmaids on Pecan Grove's Stage with Rental Love Lights
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Vintage Rental Set Up for an indoor cocktail lounge at Thurman's Mansion
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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Lisa V. · Married on 01/27/2019

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    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 Smith · Married on 10/28/2018

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    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

    Sent on 11/06/2018

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The Salt Lick: Thurman's Mansion & Pecan Grove FAQ

  • 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? $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,095.00
  • 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? $ 675.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 22.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Liquor, House Wine
  • 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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  • 18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, PO Box 311 Driftwood, Texas, 78619 See on map
    512-772-5735 (Phone number)

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