Welfare Cafe & Barn is a historic barn and restaurant located in Texas Hill Country in Boerne, Texas. Their event space was originally a working barn in the 1890s. It’s been beautifully restored, but has maintained its rustic charm. Welfare Cafe & Goat Barn features both indoor and outdoor venues on their scenic property featuring a 400-year-old oak tree.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 150 guests at this farm. They have multiple ceremony locations, including: under the Texas sky, under their centuries old oak tree, on the Old Spanish Goat Trail, in the hallow near the creek, in the Goat Barn, in the arbor surrounding the old general store and post office or in the general store itself. For your reception, you can dance the night away in their refurbished barn which features long leaf pine floors, an indoor stage and a vaulted ceiling. Or you and your guests can enjoy the great outdoors on their native limestone patio and outdoor stage.
This award-winning venue has been a part of the wedding industry for over 15 years. They pride themselves on their stunning architecture and professional, experienced staff. Their services include:
Welfare Cafe & Goat Barn provides farm-to-table, fresh catering for you and your guests. Couples can choose between hors d'oeuvres, a buffet, or family style. The cuisine will be provided by Welfare Cafe.
In addition to hosting your wedding, this country venue is also happy to host your commitment ceremony and vow renewal. Additional events include:
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Tracy Strieber · Married on 12/14/2018
Gaby was amazing to work with for our son’s rehearsal dinner. She was available, helpful and accommodating! We had 90 people and the evening turned out spectacular. We had full use of the venue including the day before which made it easier to decorate. The food was delicious and the venue looked beautiful! We had a great singer named Josh Klaus and his brother in law who played the saxophone on the porch prior to the meal where the guests sang and danced. The stage was the perfect place for the toasts. I highly recommend this venue and working with Gaby made everything less stressful!Sent on 01/18/2019
Nevada · Married on 05/21/2016
Absolutely perfect! After searching high and low I happened upon the Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn by accident. I knew before I even went to see the venue in person that it was the place I wanted to get married. Price:For the price you get 24 hours. You will not have to rush to the venue right before the wedding to set up. Flexibility: Gaby the owner was extremely flexible with our needs. She allowed us to do a pre-set up and store decorations at the venue the day before. While this may not always be available (she may have other events booked!) It was great to work with someone who was willing to be flexible and help us create an amazing evening. She also allowed us to use the venue for our engagement photos for no additional charge. We were also able to rehearse the evening before! No Vendor List: you can use your own vendors for everything if you choose! Food:I 100% recommend using Welfare Cafe to cater your event. My guests are still raving about the food stating they have never had wedding food as good as ours. Gaby was extremely flexible with the menu and was able to accommodate food allergies and dietary needs. The pricing was very fair and plus it is made right at the venue! She was also able to create items that were not on her menu. Also can I say, FRESH FOOD! You do not have to deal with food being created hours ahead of time and then being re-heated. Atmosphere:Like something out of a fairy tale. The decor, landscaping and hill country atmosphere was perfect on the day of our wedding. Fireflies and a harvest moon even peeked out during the night. Dancing under the lights on the stone patio was unforgettable. For the price, flexibility, atmosphere and food you cannot find a better venue. Gaby was consistently one of our best vendors to work with and she went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day possible. Her advice and care truly made our day amazing! I'm an extremely happy bride.Sent on 06/17/2016
Marlana · Married on 05/14/2016
Gaby is amazing. She is casual, friendly, just like us. The venue is beautiful, and she does so much to make sure your day is amazing. Her food is the best, bottom line. It was raining on my wedding day and the ceremony had to be moved, she took care of everything, no worries at all. Everything about this venue is perfect. Highly recommend :)Sent on 06/14/2016
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Thank you so much for the kind words!!! Was a total surprise. I love your venue so much and can't wait to photograph another wedding there in the future.
One of my favorite venues in the Hill Country for the discerning bride. I've photographed many weddings here for the last ten years. The venue is nestled deep in the Joshua Creek Valley of the Texas Hill Country. Gaby, the owner, is a friendly, personable host. The Goat Barn was once a working barn in the 1890's and now beautifully restored retaining its rustic charm.
Beautiful, serene, unimaginable and amazing! This little barn, is not little at all! Perfect for weddings and the absolute best country setting possible! Location, staff and owner incredible! Perfect spot ladies!