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Why a Homestead Wedding Venue is the Most Beautiful

June 3rd, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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Choosing the right wedding venue can be a daunting task – location, price, availability and scenery all play an important role in planning the big day. But how do you make the right decision? With a homestead wedding venue! A homestead wedding venue is perfect for smaller weddings, matching an inviting atmosphere with charming scenery. Sure, destination weddings and ceremonies held in big cities have their own appeal, but a homestead wedding reception and ceremony is an unforgettable experience.

Why a Homestead Wedding Venue is the Most Beautiful

Like the name suggests, homestead wedding venues are best known for their most notable feature: the inviting atmosphere of a family homestead. Homesteads possess a certain familiarity that other wedding venues don’t have, something that the bridal parties and guests alike appreciate. While historic churches and beach fronts provide views that everyone loves, a homestead wedding combines picturesque surroundings with the warm atmosphere of a party or family reunion.

A quick Google search will show you some of the key characteristics of a homestead wedding venue: a large lawn with enough space to set up chairs, a gazebo or rustic barn (or both), and often a large, older farmhouse. However, the venue isn’t restricted to these features alone, and that’s what makes a homestead wedding venue special: each one is original. For example, Murski Homestead B&B in Brenham, TX, features a quiet Texas ranch environment and the beauty of Texas Hill Country, while The Homestead 1835 in Indiana is surrounded by classic midwest farm views. You can find rustic homestead wedding venues all across the country, whether you’re at the Union Mills Homestead in Maryland, dancing the night reception away in the venue’s barn, or enjoying the stunning California mountain backdrop at Oak Glen Homestead in Oak Glen, CA. You can’t go wrong when you choose a homestead wedding venue, no matter what part of the country you’re in.

Beauty aside, there are more reasons why choosing a homestead wedding venue is best. Travelling between locations for the ceremony and the reception can be a hassle, but with there’s no need with a homestead wedding – spend the entire celebration at the venue, and don’t stress about additional transportation. Plus, with a setting as scenic as a homestead, why would you want to leave? Another great feature of homestead wedding venues is their ability to accommodate smaller weddings. Maybe you’d prefer to spend your day with only the people that you’re closest to, or just you and your soon-to-be spouse. A homestead wedding venue is perfect for ceremonies like these! Elopements and smaller weddings are easier to accommodate at a homestead and are removed from the noise and busyness of a wedding in the city.

If you want both an ideal atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and a day that you’ll never forget, choose a homestead wedding venue.

Murski Homestead B&B, the Ideal Choice for Your Texas Homestead Wedding Venue

Located in Texas Hill Country, Brenham’s Murski Homestead B&B is the best choice for a homestead wedding venue in Central Texas. We offer elopement and small wedding packages, perfect for couples who prefer to enjoy a quiet and intimacy of a small wedding. Our property represents everything beautiful about Texas, and our wedding packages are reasonably priced. We can accommodate a simple elopement or a wedding with up to 20 guests. Of course, our B&B is also the ideal choice for a romantic trip, whether it’s a honeymoon or a weekend getaway from Austin. Our rooms feature amenities like spacious king-size beds, jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces and more, each uniquely decorated. Contact us today for more information about our homestead wedding venue and lodging, send us an email or call (979) 830-1021.

10 Ways to Make Texas Hill Country Weddings Extra Special

January 9th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Texas Hill Country WeddingIf you are one of many the happy couples to become engaged during the holidays, congratulations! Now, it’s time to start planning. One of the most romantic locations to have a wedding is in the rustic Texas countryside. Between the gorgeous scenery and traditional Southern hospitality, there are so many exciting options for Texas Hill Country Weddings. Let us be your guide!

10 Ways to Make Texas Hill Country Weddings Extra Special

  1. Wedding or Elopement?

As a bride-to-be, you and your groom need to decide if you want to have a wedding surrounded by your beloved family and closest friends or if you’d rather make a special moment for just the two of you. (And the officiant, of course!). Either way, it’s up to you and your decision will set the stage for your dream wedding destination. There’s a very special location that can accommodate weddings for small groups (up to 20 guests) and romantic elopements: Murski Homestead.

2. Location, Location, Location

Our Texas guest ranch is the perfect location for your big day!! It has been the choice of many brides looking for the perfect Texas Hill Country wedding venues. Our world-class bed and breakfast is located an hour west of Houston and an hour east of Austin. It offers the perfect scenic country setting and all-inclusive packages for your ceremony and reception.

Murski Homestead, which spans more than 150 acres in the Texas countryside, has a history that stretches back 100 years. Jakub Murski established a home for his family in the late 1800s and it has remained in the Murski family for generations. The home and surroundings have been lovingly restored, which allow this bed and breakfast to provide the perfect location for a wedding and has been a much sought-after site for destination weddings in Texas.

3. Ceremony

There are certainly plenty of places to get married in Texas Hill Country, however, the owners at Murski Homestead have created a truly special place for weddings. From its wide-open spaces to romantic little nooks perfect for saying “I do,” the owners at Murski Homestead have thought of just about everything. You can have the ceremony itself at either the Hill Country Stone Waterfall Patio, the outdoor garden gazebo, the covered terrace, the century-old front porch, or the rock patio under an ancient majestic crepe myrtle tree.

You can get married any day of the week you wish at Murski Homestead and the only thing you really must bring with you is a valid Texas marriage license.

4. Dress

Many women have been dreaming of their wedding day for years. The dress usually takes center-stage on this day and can be quite an important part of the process. However, if you’d prefer to keep things simple and stay casual, that’s completely up to you! The rustic surroundings of Murski Homestead mesh seamlessly with whatever wedding style you choose!

5. Flowers

Murski Homestead offers several different wedding and elopement packages that include beautiful fresh flowers for the bride and the groom.

6. Reception

Your wedding reception can be held in several locations around the property and will be set with silver, china, napkins and crystalware.

7. Cake

Which do you prefer? A wedding cake? Cheesecake? Or perhaps cupcakes? Murski Homestead offers a variety of sweets with which to celebrate your nuptials!

8. Photography

The Innkeeper at Murski Homestead doubles as a photographer and has captured countless idyllic weddings on camera. There are incredibly beautiful places to take photos at the bed and breakfast and on the property, ensuring you’ll be able to reminisce while looking at photos of your special day for years to come. In addition, Murski Homestead can recommend a professional wedding photographer as an enhancement to any wedding package.

9. Honeymoon

There’s no need to jump in the car and ride off into the sunset when you get married at Murski Bed and Breakfast! Plan to stay several days — or a week — to take advantage of everything this picturesque destination has to offer. Rest, relax and enjoy the romantic setting now that you are husband and wife! All of our accommodations, from the Lavender Room to the Sage Room, offer a luxury experience complete with Texan hospitality.

10. All-Inclusive Texas Hill Country Wedding Packages

Murski Homestead offers 5 all-inclusive wedding or elopement packages that can be added onto any accommodations reservation. They range from the “Bare Bones” Runaway Bride Elopement Package, which is perfect for couples who want to keep it simple, to the Wedding Package, which includes a luxurious wedding and cake reception for up to 20 guests, flowers, music and much more.
Visit the website for all the details on our Texas Hill Country weddings. Don’t forget to view the Wedding Photo Gallery!

Your Guide to the Best Texas Wedding Venues

November 12th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

Married Couple Enjoying their Texas Wedding VenuesPlanning a wedding is such an exciting and sometimes stressful time so we compiled a list of the best Texas wedding venues. From outdoor weddings to venues with waterfront views, Texas is a beautiful place to get married. The staff at each of these venues understand that this is one of the most important days of your life and want to make it absolutely perfect for you. Check out this list of the best Texas wedding venues and start planning your big day now!

Murski Homestead – A Rustic Texas Wedding Venue

For the bride looking to celebrate her big day with a small gathering of family and close friends, to the couple looking to celebrate this big moment with just the two of them, Murski Homestead offers all-inclusive wedding and elopement packages. Located just 2 hours from Austin and Houston in the scenic Texas town of Brenham, Murski Homestead offers a rustic yet luxurious location.

This lovingly restored Texas guest ranch is the epitome of an intimate, romantic wedding venue in central Texas. On-site ceremony locations include the Hill Country Stone Waterfall Patio, the outdoor garden gazebo, the covered terrace, the century-old front porch, or the beautiful rock patio under an ancient majestic crepe myrtle tree.

Browse our Wedding Photo Gallery to view locations sites and dozens of happy couples that have started their new life together at Murski Homestead. Upon viewing the photos, you’ll see that our destination is versatile in that it is the perfect backdrop for either a very casual or very formal wedding.

Murski has designed wedding, honeymoon, and elopement packages for you to choose from. Our all-inclusive wedding package includes the ceremony setting of your choice accommodating up to 20 guests, ceremony officiant, music, a bouquet and boutonniere, silver, china, napkins and crystal for the reception, as well as a petite wedding cake, cheesecake or cupcakes and a champagne toast! Elopement packages and custom variations are also available!

Other Texas Wedding Venues

Several other Texas Wedding Venues are located near Murski Homestead, making our bed and breakfast the perfect place to spend your honeymoon if you choose to get married elsewhere. Here are a few venues worth a look!

Lindsay Lakes
Self-proclaimed “city elegance, country charm,” Lindsay Lakes in Houston offers a little touch of city and country for your wedding day.

Walden Yacht Club
From weddings to receptions, the Walden Yacht Club on Lake Conroe is prepared for it all. Beautiful views await!

Agave Estates
Agave Estates in Katy, Texas, has three all-inclusive venues. From their flagship venue, Agave Road to Agave Real, you’re guaranteed to have a beautiful wedding.

Whether you’re looking for a small ceremony with just your closest friends and family or a large venue that can accommodate hundreds, there is a Texas wedding venue for you. Here at Murski Homestead B&B we specialize in small, intimate ceremonies. Our goal is to make your wedding or elopement stress-free. To achieve that goal, we have designed wedding, honeymoon, and elopement packages for you to choose from. In addition, we can tailor any package changes you may want. For more information on Brenham, TX, download our free Vacation Guide. Whether you’re looking for a quaint ceremony or a relaxing honeymoon, we would love to host you here at Murski Homestead B&B.

Elopement Packages Near Houston

May 28th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

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Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast is one of the elite wedding venues near Houston that is ideal for your celebration any time of year. With average temperatures in the mid-sixties in November and December, the climate is perfect for an outdoor or indoor wedding during the winter months. Located an hour west of Houston in the small but charming town of Brenham, Murski Homestead is a great quaint wedding option for those looking to escape the big city.

Looking to elope?  Contact us where we specialize in All Inclusive Elopement Packages that  are just right for you!  Are you planning your dream wedding and maybe need more ideas?  Texas Elopement Packages are our specialty at Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast.  We offer a beautiful, rustic ranch venue for hosting your intimate ceremony and the start of your new life together as a married couple.We offer a variety of packages but always call the bride and groom for special details so that we can make your ceremony unique to you and your wishes.

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What type of wedding are you looking for?  How about a Texas Elopement?  These are our specialty here at the ranch.  We offer packages to suit every budget and every date.  Our packages are all inclusive but offer the service of tailoring the one you choose to fit just you and your spouse to be!  All you have to do is pick up your marriage license from one of our Texas courthouses at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance of your ceremony.  Pick the date you want to get married on, book one  of our packages and show up with your license.  It is that easy!  We take care of all the details.  We will contact you to tailor it to reflect who you are as a couple.  If you don’t have any specific wishes, then we make the choices for you.  We strive to make your special wedding day unique, hassle free and special to have memories that will last your lifetime.  Call us or email us if you have any questions.  There are no wrong ones to ask!

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Why Choose Murski Homestead?

As one of the premier wedding venues near Houston for smaller weddings or intimate elopements, Murski Homestead has much to offer for your special occasion. Our venue provides a variety of different options for the backdrop to your wedding, including the waterfall patio, garden gazebo, covered terrace, historic front porch, the ancient crape myrtle tree, or indoors with candlelight. Murski Homestead also offers wedding any day of the week all year long (even on holidays for an additional fee), so anytime is perfect for your wedding.

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We are committed to providing our guests with the ideal wedding. At Murski Homestead, we are willing to tailor any customized package you want for your wedding, or make any special addition to any of the premade packages. Any wedding can be paired with the room of your choice, all of which are cozy and beautiful. Murski Homestead will provide a charming location for a quaint traditional wedding, or the perfect place for any type of elopement. Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast is certainly a top choice when considering all of the wedding venues near Houston. Call us today at 979-830-1021 to start planning your special day!

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Wedding Venues Near Houston: Murski Homestead

November 20th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

wedding venues near houstonMurski Homestead Bed and Breakfast is one of the elite wedding venues near Houston that is ideal for your celebration any time of year. With average temperatures in the mid-sixties in November and December, the climate is perfect for an outdoor or indoor wedding during the winter months. Located an hour west of Houston in the small but charming town of Brenham, Murski Homestead is a great quaint wedding option for those looking to escape the big city.

Why Choose Murski Homestead?

As one of the premier wedding venues near Houston for smaller weddings or intimate elopements, Murski Homestead has much to offer for your special occasion. Our venue provides a variety of different options for the backdrop to your wedding, including the waterfall patio, garden gazebo, covered terrace, historic front porch, the ancient crape myrtle tree, or indoors with candlelight. Murski Homestead also offers wedding any day of the week all year long (even on holidays for an additional fee), so anytime is perfect for your wedding.

Wedding and Honeymoon Packages

Another reason to choose Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast for your wedding is the great wedding and honeymoon packages we offer. There are five different special wedding packages ranging from the most simple elopement set up to more extravagant, all-inclusive elopement packages.

The most simple elopement package includes a thirty-minute ceremony in the location of your choice, official wedding with a photograph, and a delicious breakfast the morning of your stay. The all-inclusive enhanced runaway bride package includes everything from the first package plus a special bouquet and boutonniere, a cake, photos of different parts of the one hour ceremony, and a champagne toast. You can even get your friends involved in the event by upgrading to the runaway bride plus friends package, and bring up to eight guests.

If you’re looking for a more traditional wedding event, Murski Homestead also offers a classic wedding package. This package includes a two hour ceremony with up to 20 guests as well as everything found at your typical traditional wedding. On top of this, you get a delicious breakfast the next morning, and you can always customize to make sure it fits your needs. For all of the different packages, just be sure to get your Texas marriage license and bring it along to the ceremony to make sure everything become official.

The Staff Will Make Sure Your Special Day is Perfect for You

We are committed to providing our guests with the ideal wedding. At Murski Homestead, we are willing to tailor any customized package you want for your wedding, or make any special addition to any of the premade packages. Any wedding can be paired with the room of your choice, all of which are cozy and beautiful. Murski Homestead will provide a charming location for a quaint traditional wedding, or the perfect place for any type of elopement. Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast is certainly a top choice when considering all of the wedding venues near Houston. Call us today at 979-830-1021 to start planning your special day!