Our Venue

We are one of Houston's best historic all-inclusive wedding barn venues! It includes an elegantly rustic & romantic White Barn Chapel & a 2nd White Barn for reception, surrounded by pecan orchards & rolling ranch land. We offer beautifully designed, all-inclusive wedding plans. We are a historic rustic wedding barn venue between Houston, Austin & College Station. We create romantic weddings & we do it well!!  

About Us

JAMES HALL was the first owner of this property. One of the "OLD 300" families given land grants from Mexico through Stephen F. Austin from 1823-1926.

Our History

FRANCIS J. COOKE: 1816-1903  
A young soldier and hero in the Texas Revolution. Fought in Battle of San Jacinto and guarded Santa Anna after his capture. He and his heirs owned this property for 90 years. He died here in 1902 and was buried in nearby Salem Cemetery. His grave marker was memorialized in 1936 during the Texas Centennial Celebration. 

ELLEN COOKE:
His daughter, Ellen Cooke, owned the property when the existing dutch colonial, gambrel roof home was built in 1934. The grandson, Herbert Cooke, sold the property to famous architect, Wyatt C. Hedrick.

WYATT C. HEDRICK: 1888-1964
One of top 3 nationally recognized architects in early 1900s. Famous Texas architect designing over 300 buildings. Projects included Love Field, Will Rogers Coliseum, Texas County Courthouses, churches, public schools, University buildings, banks, etc.  He owned this Farmstead, purchased from Cooke heirs.

WYATT HEDRICK
HISTORIC DAIRY BARNS:
He built the famous 1926 Texas Tech Dairy Barn, designated a National Historic Landmark. He built his last dairy barn on this property that he owned. Both dairy barns were designed with dutch colonial gambrel roofs.

What  Makes 

We are a family-owned and operated venue. We care deeply about every couple who walks through our office door for their tour until they walk through the barn doors on their wedding night as a newly married couple for their send-off to a happily-ever-after.

We are 110% committed through our personal service, all-inclusive offerings and treating all as our own family. We know how to create a beautiful and stress-free celebration for your Best Day Ever.

We have a truly unique and historic farmstead property and barns tucked away in shady pecan groves, with vintage ambiance that just cannot be manufactured. This history is rich, the surroundings are magical and romantic. We are a hidden gem!

vintage meets farmhouse

Details here about the different features you offer

rustic & elegant

You will find a pair of these antique corbels in the white Chapel Barn, along with a variety of hanging lanterns and a wall of windows overlooking beautiful ranchland. Truly romantic, rustic and elegant creating a one-of-a-kind Wedding Chapel.

vintage barn doors

Five antique doors hang on the covered patio wall, creating a rustic and refined backdrop for the spacious dance floor that is lined with festive bistro lights. These doors are show stoppers and make a gorgeous backdrop for photos.

Antique windows and farm cupola. Vines and open framework. One of many perfect spots for first looks or as a backdrop for an amazing outdoor ceremony. It is lit at night, complete with a rustic chandelier hanging in the center. 

the greenhouse

Imagine this antique buffet filled to the brim with cake and a variety of delectable desserts. The floral rack above adds to the romance and chic vintage elegance we are famous for.

FRENCH COUNTRY BUFFET

us Different 

What  Makes us Different 

We are a family-owned and operated venue. We care deeply about every couple who walks through our office door for their tour until they walk through the barn doors on their wedding night as a newly married couple for their send-off to a happily-ever-after.

We are 110% committed through our personal service, all-inclusive offerings and treating all as our own family. We know how to create a beautiful and stress-free celebration for your Best Day Ever.

We have a truly unique and historic farmstead property and barns tucked away in shady pecan groves, with vintage ambiance that just cannot be manufactured. This history is rich, the surroundings are magical and romantic. We are a hidden gem!

vintage meets farmhouse

Imagine this antique buffet filled to the brim with cake and a variety of delectable desserts. The floral rack above adds to the romance and chic vintage elegance we are famous for.

French country buffet

Antique windows and farm cupola. Vines and open framework. One of many perfect spots for first looks or as a backdrop for an amazing outdoor ceremony. It is lit at night, complete with a rustic chandelier hanging in the center. 

the greenhouse

Five antique doors hang on the covered patio wall, creating a rustic and refined backdrop for the spacious dance floor that is lined with festive bistro lights. These doors are show stoppers and make a gorgeous backdrop for photos.

vintage barn doors

You will find a pair of these antique corbels in the white Chapel Barn, along with a variety of hanging lanterns and a wall of windows overlooking beautiful ranchland. Truly romantic, rustic and elegant creating a one-of-a-kind Wedding Chapel.

rustic & elegant

Meet   Our Team

Meet Anne

My husband & I are blessed with 2 daughters, 4 grandkids, 1 great- grandson, 2 son-in-laws and 1 grandson-in-law! We love family, we love celebrations and we love sharing our beautiful country setting with others. We are a down to earth, fun and warm family.

Missing our life in the country, we were blessed to move to this beautiful property we had admired for so many years. The setting is serene, green & surrounded by rolling ranch land. The Texas history was an added bonus, as we are all about Texas!

We decided that the historic dairy barn needed to be preserved & spent a year renovating it. I felt it would be an amazing place to share with others and that hosting a few weddings a year could be a perfect fit. I could see both of our guest houses as charming places for dressing on wedding day. And, the sweet Greenhouse was so picturesque, I envisioned romantic weddings & keepsake photos in front of it.

The first wedding I hosted was for our oldest granddaughter and I then knew for sure that our homestead definitely needed to be lovingly preserved & happily shared!

Meet   Stormye

I am a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and was actually our first bride at The Grand Texana nearly 5 years ago! I live in Cypress with my husband, Ryan & son, Redford. I am also an elementary teacher at Cy-Fair ISD. I value family above all else & am thrilled to be participating alongside Nanna, a.k.a. Anne! I am creative, fun & have a great sense of humor - I have never met a stranger that wasn't automatically a friend!

My #1 goal is to help you have a stress-free wedding & always look back fondly on the day you married the love of your life!

Meet  Stormye

Did we mention, we love to have fun?

Intimate and spacious seating for up to 150 guests. No need
to look and feel lost in a space built for 300. Our variety of
romantic and beautiful 
all-inclusive wedding packages allow you to add your
personal touches too.   

A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR VENUE

White ship-lap walls, farmstyle tables, soaring 35’ ceiling with wood rafters, vintage style brick flooring. 2200 sq ft of historic dairy barn charm! Seats 150. Large covered attached patio.

OUR RECEPTION
BARN

The 2nd barn is also wrapped in white shiplap, has original wall hayracks, soaring ceilings, wall of windows overlooking ranchland, flooded in natural light. Antique church pews and arbor with vintage foyer entry.

THE CHAPEL
BARN

Antique windows and farm cupola. Vines and open framework. Lighted. Perfect for first looks, photos, outdoor ceremony and so much more. 

THE GREENHOUSE 
ARBOR

Relax and enjoy your getting ready experience. Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen, screened-in porch, tons of natural lighting with vintage décor. 

THE SPACIOUS 
BRIDAL SUITE

Unusually spacious groom’s cottage with open concept. Roomy lounge area, kitchen, poker table, big screen TV, a dressing room and bath with outdoor yard space. Private.

THE GROOM'S
CARRIAGE HOUSE

Hands down the best venue! The first time you walk onto the property, you instantly feel like family. Stormye & Anne are amazing!! They make your dream wedding come true!

We couldn't have asked for a better venue! Everyone did such an amazing job on making sure that our wedding day was nothing short of spectacular...they went above and beyond to make sure that we had a stress-free weekend for this wonderful celebration!

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Let us help you create the dream wedding you've always envisioned! We love family, we love celebrations and we love sharing our beautiful country setting with others. Our goal is to help you have a stress-free wedding & always look back fondly on the day you married the love of your life!