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About Us . Our Story
Lead Day-of-Event Coordinator.....
Paige is a graduate of Texas A&M. If you spend any
time around Paige, you will get a clear view of her love
for God, family and cows!
Paige is happiest when surrounded by the people she
loves, laughing and encouraging each other through
this crazy life. To know Paige is to love her!
Paige loves the ability to help couples create their
perfect day. She is the "orchestra director" for the big
day, making it possible for friends and family to have
ample time to enjoy the day and each other. Her goal
is to make that day as perfect and stress-free as
possible, as it should be a fun celebration for couples
marrying the love of their life!
My husband and I married 50 years ago and are blessed with 2 daughters, 2
sons-in-law, 4 grandchildren 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 owned and
operated business and we love giving personal attention!
I day dreamed for many years of finding a unique and grand barn to
convert to a charming wedding venue. Although not actively looking,
we stumbled upon the grandest old vintage barn of my imaginations!
We lovingly renovated our Historic Dairy Barn and Farmstead Estate and are
delighted to share it with couples and participate in their new beginnings.
We could have never imagined, when we started our venture, that our
very first amazing wedding hosted here was for our oldest granddaughter!
And, although our personal wedding was a very small and simple
ceremony 50 years ago, we now get to have incredible and fun weddings and
receptions nearly every weekend!!
Anne & Les
Brenda Walker Photography
Did I mention our family loves to have fun around here?
For better or worse, our couples and their families become part of The Grand Texana family!!
So, if you are up for it .... come see what all the buzz is about. We would love it!
Leah Nicole Photography
JAMES HALL: FIRST OWNER OF
THIS PROPERTY. ONE OF THE
“OLD 300” FAMILIES GIVEN LAND
GRANTS FROM MEXICO THROUGH
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN FROM
FRANCIS JARVIS 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. 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
1900’S. 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
HEDRICK DAIRY BARNS: HE BUILT THE
FAMOUS 1926 TEXAS TECH DAIRY BARN,
DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORICAL
LANDMARK. HE BUILT HIS LAST DAIRY
BARN ON THIS PROPERTY. BOTH DAIRY
BARNS WERE DESIGNED WITH THE
DUTCH COLONIAL GAMBREL ROOFS.
HE DIED IN 1964 AND ASHES SPREAD ON
Historical Landmark Designation
The Grand Texana - Hempstead, Texas
Daughter, Ellen Cooke
Francis Jarvis Cooke
Texas Centennial Marker
Stephen F. Austin
Wyatt Cephas Hedrick received 'Man of Distinction' Honor
Hedrick's 1st Dairy Barn - National Landmark
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas
Hedrick's last Dairy Barn, built on his farm - Historical
Landmark - The Grand Texana, Hempstead, TX.
"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! "
"From the minute we met Anne & Les they
made us feel like we were family and that my
daughter’s wedding was their wedding also"
Dairy Barn and Farmstead Estate