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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!

Celebrating Your Second Honeymoon?

June 17th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

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Is it time to throw a bigger more significant dash of romance into your relationship? We all need the reminder to take a step back from life and appreciate our beloved in a new and fresh way. A second honeymoon of sorts is a great way to keep the romance in your marriage alive by taking a deliberate trip simply the celebrate the promise you share with your spouse.

The Murski Homestead, located in Brenham, Texas, has become known for being an ideal location for a romantic getaway, making it a premier spot in the state for weddings and elopements. Between its pristine rural setting, rustic yet luxurious accommodations, and outdoor spa perfect for sitting under the stars and relaxing, it’s hard to go wrong at this country bed and breakfast.

Specials and Packages for Your Second Honeymoon

  1. Surprise Celebration
    Surprise your sweetheart with an assortment of locally made artisan chocolates, a bottle of Champagne, and a balloon bouquet waiting for you in your room upon arrival. This getaway is the perfect occasion for extra touches like this that say “I love you”.
  2. Two for Tuesday
    If you’re taking your trip midweek consider booking over a Tuesday night, in which case you can opt in for this deal which comes with a two for one barbecue dinner, and two movie passes with snacks. This offer is good for any two-night stay that falls over a Tuesday night, and will work a relaxing date night right into your romantic vacation.
  3. MTW Getaway Package
    Another great midweek deal if you’re planning on coming over any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday span, this package includes four delicious in-house dinners, two spa service appointments, two movie passes, and is all included in a two-night stay, which, of course, includes gourmet breakfasts.
  4. Romantic Escape
    This two-night getaway package includes early check in at 2 pm when you will be met by fresh cut flowers in your room. H’odouvres including bubbly and fresh cheeses will be sent to your room on the first night. Gourmet breakfast is of course included on both mornings, and the second night you can look forward to a succulent BBQ dinner basket delivered to your room. Lounge around on your second morning with the luxury of a late check out at 1 pm, and maybe take one last dip in the outdoor spa.
  5. Breakfast in Bed
    For a small additional charge treat your honey to a surprise breakfast in bed and spend even more time lounging around your cozy room. Nothing says romance like sharing a meal in your private quarters.

These packages are really just the cherry on the cake of what is an ideally suited property for serenity and romance. Come walk the country paths of our Texas ranch, sit under the stars in a hot tub with a bottle of wine, and take part in one of our cooking classes. Take a drive through Washington County to visit local wineries or enjoy the famous wildflowers of the area. For more ideas of things you can do and see while on your second honeymoon, download this free Brenham, Texas vacation guide.

Texas Honeymoon Idea: Murski Homestead

May 21st, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Texas Honeymoon Idea

Texas Honeymoon IdeaThe possibilities are seemingly endless when thinking about the perfect Texas honeymoon idea. Our Brenham bed and breakfast is located in the beautiful Texas countryside and offers newlyweds a honeymoon experience that they will never forget. When you stay at Murski Homestead, you’ll get the rustic ranch feel without forgoing modern amenities. Read on to find out why the perfect Texas honeymoon awaits you at Murski Homestead.


Staying at Murski allows couples to relax and bask in their wedded bliss. Our rooms, each uniquely decorated, are ideal for a romantic getaway, offering comfort and luxury. Murski Homestead has all the charm of a traditional bed and breakfast with the conveniences of a modern hotel. Look no further for the perfect Texas honeymoon idea, because we want to make your honeymoon an unforgettable, romantic retreat for you and your loved one. We have some excellent recommendations as to why you should make Murski Homestead your Texas honeymoon destination.


During your honeymoon at our Homestead, experience Texas living at its best. Go on a date with your new spouse and take a tour of an ice cream factory. Blue Bell Creameries has perfected the creamiest, tastiest and most scrumptious ice cream in America. Based in Brenham, Texas, Blue Bell Creameries opened its doors to America in 1907. Blue Bell Ice Cream is only available in 26% of the nation’s supermarkets, so make sure you can buy some near you because once you’ve tasted Blue Bell Ice Cream, you’ll never go back.


Dishing out freshly made cookies, pies of all kinds, cinnamon rolls, delicious breads and cakes, Chappell Hill Bakery can satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth and make for a fun afternoon excursion. If you are looking for some Texas BBQ, Chappell Hill offers barbecue plates, hamburger baskets, ribs, chicken, and sausage along with sides to die for. Take a trip to Chappell Hill Bakery to enjoy each other’s company while munching on some traditional Texan food.


For all the wine loving couples, Brenham has something for you. There are a variety of wineries, each offering wine tastings of some of Texas’ finest wines. Windy Winery, Pleasant Hill Winery, Becks Vineyard and Saddlehorn Winery have tasting rooms and special events year round. Becks Vineyard offers guided tours, on the weekends, showing how the production and bottling operation are done. Your significant other will appreciate the thoughtfulness of a romantic date in the vineyards.


Take an afternoon, stroll down Main Street and peek into the adorable shops that Brenham has to offers. Fancy That has a little bit of everything that your bride is sure to love. Let her pick her way through the store, just so you can watch how adorable she looks when she shops. Tres Chic is a cute women’s boutique that is selling fabulous shoes, statement jewelry and chic clothes.


Wander on over to West Brenham and take a look in Left Over Antiques. With a wide selection of clothes, furniture, mercantile, epicurean, accessories and home goods, you won’t want to leave the store. The Leftovers store has fantastic American and European antiques that are often repurposed to find new life. Save time to full experience Leftovers Antiques!


That’s not even close to all that you can do! Come and find all the hidden gems of Brenham and make memories to last you a lifetime. Chose from one of our four luxurious rooms at the Murski Bed and Breakfast. We can’t wait to be a part of your perfect Texas honeymoon, so be sure to book your stay today!





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