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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.

3 of the Most Romantic Places to Go in Texas

May 18th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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Texas is known for doing things right, whether it’s the state’s renowned BBQ, iconic culture or championship-winning sports teams. And, thanks to the Lone Star State’s beautiful scenery and exciting environment, there’s no shortage of romantic places to go in Texas! It’s not all rodeos and country music (as some might think) – it’s great place to visit when you and your significant other need to getaway. Keep reading, and we’ll show you where the best escapes in the state are.

3 of the Most Romantic Places to Go in Texas


Small Town Texas Charm – Brenham

Romantic getaways don’t always need to be exotic – sometimes, all that’s need is the quiet, quaint appeal of a small town, encompassed by postcard-worthy views. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you visit Brenham, Texas. Located in the heart of scenic Texas Hill Country, you’ll plenty to do here, whether you’re visiting Pleasant Hill Winery (part of the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail) or Windy Winery, dining at 96 West, or enjoying a performance at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center. Downtown Brenham is home to live music throughout the summer, art galleries and local theater productions. If you’re looking for romantic places to go on a date in Brenham, you’ll have more than enough to choose from (and if you need dessert, head to Blue Bell Creameries – you’ll thank us).

The best way to experience Brenham is with a stay at Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. You won’t find a more romantic place to stay than this inviting Texas bed and breakfast. The accommodations and amenities you’ll find here are hard to beat. Whether you’re exploring the surrounding area, or enjoying each other’s company, Murski Homestead is your choice.


A Capital Choice for Couples – Austin

Austin might be weird – but that’s ok, because the capital city is a favorite among romantic places to go in Texas. Known for its thriving music scene, artists and stunning cityscape, Austin has become a magnet for twenty-somethings. So, listen up, millennial couples: You need to spend your next romantic escape in Austin, not overseas. Plan your trip around the Austin City Limits Music Festival (Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford and Sons are headlining), dine at VOX Table and Uchi (or any of the countless food trucks around the city if you’re looking for something cheaper), or visit a craft beer brewery or one of countless coffeeshops. If you want to take in the beauty of the city while having fun, head to Rocket Electrics and rent an electric bike. Bike dates are never bad idea, especially with the scenery you’ll find here.


Alamo City Allure – San Antonio

Aside from home to one of the NBA’s most successful franchises (sports-minded couples, take note), San Antonio is a beautiful city home to multiple attractions, including the scenic San Antonio River Walk. Shops, restaurants, art galleries and more line the San Antonio River Walk, and thanks to its beautiful European-esque design, the river walk is one of the most romantic places in Texas. Imagine floating down the San Antonio river at night on a boat tour, surrounded by beautiful building and lights. It’s not hard to see why it’s one of the most romantic places to go in Texas. While you’re there, be sure to visit The Alamo, a legendary icon in both Texas and U.S. history.


Spend Your Next Romantic Getaway at Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast


When it comes to romantic places to go in Texas, it doesn’t get much better than Murski Homestead B&B, located in Brenham, TX. Our property is a beautiful snapshot of scenic Texas Hill Country, providing the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, elopement or small wedding. Our rooms feature spacious, inviting atmospheres, attractive decor, and great amenities like jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. There’s plenty of great things to do in Brenham, too! Live music, great food and much more await our guests. Download our free Washington County vacation guide, and start planning your next romantic escape at Murski Homestead! Contact us today by email or at (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.

The Ultimate in Country Texas Wedding Packages

October 15th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

Texas Wedding Packages

Getting engaged and planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times in your life. With all the stress of planning and making sure everything is perfect, you want to make sure that you pick the best wedding venue. Celebrate your special day at an intimate, romantic, all-inclusive wedding venue in central Texas. To make it even more perfect, choose from Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast’s Texas Wedding Packages, which include traditional ceremony and elopement packages.

Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast Wedding Package

Murski Homestead hosts weddings and elopements for couples only or with up to 20 of your favorite guests. Romantic country-style weddings and elopements are the specialties of the region’s premier wedding venue in Brenham, Texas. In fact, our Brenham wedding venue was voted as one of the best places to elope in Texas in 2014 by WhereToElope.com. Learn about Murski Homestead’s wedding and elopement packages in this video. Ceremony location sites to choose from include 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 crape myrtle tree. Our goal is to make your wedding or elopement stress-free.

Our Wedding Package includes:

  • Ceremony in the setting of your choice
  • Invite anywhere from 2 to 20 of your closest friends or family for the ceremony & reception
  • Ceremony officiant
  • Music
  • Photos taken by the Innkeeper with your camera of the ceremony, cake cutting, toast, reception, and around the property as desired
  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Set up and clean up of reception area
  • Silver, china, napkins, and crystalware for reception
  • Petite wedding cake, cheesecake, or cupcakes
  • Champagne or punch toast

This package includes the ceremony and reception lasting two hours.

Recent Wedding Trends

As the top theme of the year, many weddings have been donning a Wild West theme. Hosted on a ranch or ranch-styled location with leather accents and a rustic vibe, this will be a wedding your friends and family will remember forever. You may want to add a few extra touches of your own. Adorn tables with a deer antler and a leather napkin belly band. Walk down the aisle with all bouquets featuring wildflowers and serve your cake on a wooden cake stand. There are so many additions you could add to a traditional wedding to make it more relaxed and memorable for everyone. Whether you want to line the lounging areas with cowhides, serve Moscow mules in copper mugs, or use hay bales as seating, you’ll have the trendiest wedding to date.

Plan Your Wedding With Us!

Here at the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast, we would love to host you on your special day. We pride ourselves on our intimate ceremonies catered specifically to you. With our country-styled property, you are guaranteed to have a wedding you’ll always remember. After all of your friends and family depart after your big stay, stay with us here at Murski Homestead for a rustic and relaxing honeymoon experience. Get a feel of real Texas while exploring our quaint town of Brenham. If a wedding is not necessarily your thing, make sure to check out different elopement packages, especially the ones we offer here at the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. Congratulations on your engagement and we look forward to spending your big day with you here!