Gruene Estate is the perfect venue for weddings, family reunions, business retreats, and other special events.
The Gruene Estate, the original Gruene homestead, spreads over 15 acres in New Braunfels, Texas located between Austin and San Antonio. The secluded property consists of several structures including the 1857 home of Ernst and Antoinette Gruene, a charming wedding chapel.
Accompanying up to 12 overnight guests and 200 event guests, Gruene Estate offers daily and overnight rentals near Austin and San Antonio. It’s an ideally situated location for those looking for an elegant Texas country wedding.
What Others are saying….
“My husband and I were married at Gruene Estate in June and it was absolutely perfect! We wanted a very laid back, stress free, fun wedding and that is exactly what we got. We live a couple hours away and knew it would be somewhat of a destination for many of our friends and family. We had a shorter 6 month engagement but the Gruene Estate team was very helpful in our planning and suggesting the perfect local vendors for our big day! They setup conference calls with us, made sure we knew exactly what decorations were available, help us develop our wedding details and timeline, and gave us many ideas/ tips through the process. They day of the wedding was very stress free, decorating went smoothly, and our onsite coordinator was on top of everything! The décor, farm tables, animals, yard games, stunning chapel, church bells, & chandeliers all helped perfectly capture the Texas summer ambience we envisioned. We got to sit back and enjoy the beautiful house and venue with all our loved ones. We chose to get married on a Friday night and our guests absolutely loved the Gruene Estate atmosphere and they still got to experience a full New Braunfels/ Gruene weekend. We got so many compliments! And we cannot wait to plan anniversary weekends in Gruene, reminisce about our big day, and visit the place that will always be so special to us, Gruene Estates!”
“As soon as we set foot on the property of Gruene Estate, my husband and I knew that this was the perfect place for us to be married. Throughout our reception, we got compliment after compliment on how gorgeous both the chapel and reception hall are! Having the longhorns out to pasture during the reception was a great photo-op for our UT alumni guests, and the wide-open nature of the reception area made for plenty of drinking, dancing, and picture taking throughout the night. The major selling point for this venue has to be the amazing staff. We had two wedding coordinators, plus a host of day-of staff, who were working with us from Day 1 to get all of our details organized. During our wedding day, our coordinator made sure that we always had a water and cold beer in our hands during picture-taking, and she was always one step ahead of any issue that I could’ve anticipated. Gruene Estate is a gorgeous venue that will seriously impress your guests – I can’t imagine getting married anywhere else!!”
“The Gruene Estate embodied what I envisioned in my dreams! The whole experience was great. From the first message inquiring information, to the final walk through, everyone was always punctual, polite and willing to help answer any question or concern that I might have. Both Carey and Stephanie were so reassuring about how great the wedding would be that after I met with them on the final walk through, I knew that we were in great hands and that we would actually get to enjoy the night! Having a day-of coordinator really made everything run smoothly! Our guests are still raving about how wonderful the whole thing turned out! Thank you, Gruene Estate, for opening up your gem of a place to us. God Bless!”
“Gruene Estate was the PERFECT place for our June wedding! Not only is the venue beautiful but the the whole staff at Gruene Estate was so helpful. From the day I visited they were willing and able to help with every aspect of my wedding! By the day my wedding came around, I was so comfortable and able to relax because I knew that day-of-coordinator would take care of anything that needed to be settled. We were married in the evening and the weather was better than we could have imagined so the open air chapel and reception hall were perfect! I couldn’t imagine having my wedding anywhere other than this venue! I HIGHLY recommend Gruene Estate to any and every bride!“
“There’s no way my dream wedding wouldn’t include Gruene Estate. I live in Ohio but dreamed of having my Texas wedding for this Texas lady! I knew that planning a wedding away from the venue wouldn’t be easy, but I was so wrong! Gruene Estate made every step so easy from a tour before booking to the big day! Katherine, Carey, Stephanie and Nolan were so easy to communicate with and kept me up to date with everything I needed. I fell in love with the natural beauty that GE offers! The open chapel is gorgeous and offered beautiful pictures that my guest loved! It’s been 3 weeks and I still get comments about the chapel especially the stained glass and ringing the bell! There was even entertainment for the kids at the wedding. They loved seeing real longhorns and horses, plus the games! Our reception was so special to us, our friends were just wowed with how relaxing the environment was! My husband was so excited about cigars and whiskey around the fire pit. While I loved the easy of meeting all our guest because of the layout! We had so much space but still felt close enough to talk to everyone. I had about 85 total guests who weren’t trapped inside a single space but could meander to the fire pit, by the game space, to the dance floor or even back to the chapel for their own photo op! Between the rustic decor, natural woods, and outdoor touches this venue was so easy to fall in love with. I opted for simple touches and did the decor myself! The hardest part was sticking to the theme, you can easily have a juxtaposition of natural outdoors and full elegance, or rustic beauty; really anything you can dream for an outdoor event!“
Gruene Estate is a leader in the Texas Hill Country wedding industry for the last decade. While we get many different brides from many different places, we have found that through the years, they ask many of the same wedding related questions. We strive to help our brides and couples educate themselves on wedding related topics. Here are five common wedding questions and answers that brides ask us.
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