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The Most Romantic East Texas Wedding Venues for Your Special Day

November 10th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

East Texas Wedding Venues

The thrill of engagement is a whimsical, romantic journey to enjoy and remember for the rest of your life. Yet, more often than not, the wedding planning replaces some of that joy with stress enough to pull your hair out! Don’t let the wedding planning ruin your special day. Let us help you out! Check out these east Texas wedding venues.

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East Texas Wedding Venues to Make Your Day

The Retreat at Balcones Springs

The Retreat at Balcones Springs is a gorgeous venue set on 250 acres of Texas Hill Country near Marble Falls. The venue makes an amazing destination wedding. Plus, on-site gourmet catering, nine event spaces, and the natural beauty of the area will delight you!

The Red Corral Ranch

The Red Corral Ranch outside of Wimberley, TX, boasts 1,100 acres of rolling hill country, grand oaks, and vibrant wildflowers. The ranch can accommodate up to 200 people, provide tables and chairs, and give you the beautiful, whimsical wedding you deserve.

Salt Lick

What’s more romantic on your wedding day than exchanging your vows in a vineyard? This is one of the best east Texas wedding venues if only for the fabulous BBQ catering they offer. Dance under the night skies at Pecan Grove, sip champagne as the sun goes down, and say, “I do,” to world-famous BBQ!

The Springs

Perfect for the rustic yet classy couple, The Springs provides a scenic, rustic, and elegant setting for weddings. Come check out the beautiful stone bridge over a pristine, winding hill country stream. You’ll fall in love with this dreamy venue!

Smythwick Castle

If you’re looking for the ultimate in whimsical, romantic wedding venues, look no further than Smythwick Castle. From Austin stone exteriors to the romantic gazebo to the beautiful peacocks roaming the grounds, you’ll literally be married in a castle. You’ll also find breathtaking views that are perfect for pictures, and the old-world courtyard will enchant you with it blooms.

Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast

This list wouldn’t be complete without Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. While the others on this list all have their selling points, no one offers the personal touch and attention to detail like Murski Homestead. It’s the perfect value for a romantic country-style wedding or elopement. Get married near the stone waterfall patio, under the garden gazebo, the covered terrace, the century-old front porch, or the rock patio under the majestic crape myrtle. You don’t need to look any further. This is your venue.

More than a Wedding Venue

Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast offers a comfortable and romantic setting for your wedding, but it’s also the premier bed and breakfast in the area. Plus, when you download our FREE Vacation Guide, you’ll have all the best ideas for things to see and do in the area! You’re guaranteed to find relaxation and the comfort of home when you stay at Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast.

Why a Homestead Wedding Venue is the Most Beautiful

June 3rd, 2016 by Pamela Murski

homestead wedding venue
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.

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!


5 Ideas for Winter Weddings in Texas

September 16th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

ideas for winter weddingsWhile a winter wedding in Texas isn’t likely to be snowy and white, it is still wanting of wonderful ideas for winter weddings perfectly suited to the mild weather, as the evenings tend to cool down significantly. This can truly be the dreamy winter wedding you’ve been imagining for all these years without that distinct northern look, and you and your guests probably won’t mind the more temperate weather. Whether you’re thinking styles, treats, or decor, your ideas for winter weddings certainly won’t go to waste here in Texas, especially not at the Murski Homestead!

5 Ideas for Winter Weddings

  1. Get Booted Up
    Whether you’re from Texas or not, chances are that you’re planning your wedding here with some charming southern accents in mind. One touch that is acceptable year round, but certainly more practical in colder weather is the idea of getting an elegant pair of cowboy boots for your wedding dress. If you’re getting married at a ranch, all the more reason to get booted up, whether for the entire ceremony and reception or just for a more comfortable shoe change later into the celebration.
  2. Silver and Lace
    There are plenty of ways to make up for a lack of snow among the ideas for winter weddings. Silver and lace accents are wonderful flourishes in the decor that can add to the winter charm of your big day, and are simply classic looks that are easy to incorporate into things like place settings. Holiday plants like holly and poinsettias are a beautiful contrast to these classic touches as well!
  3. Hot Cocoa and Blankets
    Get cozy with your guests by offering a hot cocoa bar, perhaps even warm cocktail options, alongside some blankets and open fires if possible for some evening fun when the temperatures start to cool off. Even without snow, people will feel the chill in the air and the warmth in their hearts with these mood-setting touches.
  4. Engagement Photos
    If you have yet to do that much-beloved engagement shoot for those save the date cards, consider making it a spontaneous one, waiting for the odd snow of the year here in Texas. Write your names in the white-blanketed countryside or draw a heart around yourselves in rose petals. The Texas countryside is never so beautiful as when it is covered in snow, so see if you can find a trusty photographer who will make that journey with you at the drop of a hat. It’s your wedding after all!
  5. Frosted Cake
    While a white fondant cake is sure to set that winter mood, consider a slight creative departure. A cake covered in coconut shavings is just as beautiful and snowy, and arguably more delicious. You can also add to the sweets side of the meal with seasonal baked goods!

If you’re inundated with ideas for winter weddings call us here at Murski Homestead and we’ll be happy to lend our wedding planning expertise, and host your big day at our beautiful Texas ranch. We do weddings all year round and have for many years, so don’t be shy about bouncing some ideas off us!