Our
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My husband and I are blessed with 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 4
grandchildren, 1 grandson-in-law and 1 great-grandbaby!

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
& operated business & we love giving personal attention!
Did we 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

1824-1826.  
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
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 HE OWNED.   BOTH DAIRY BARNS WERE

DESIGNED WITH THE DUTCH COLONIAL GAMBREL

ROOFS.  
Wyatt Hedrick, builder of The Grand Texana historic wedding barn
Daughter, Ellen Cooke
Francis Jarvis Cooke
Texas Centennial  Marker
Stephen F. Austin
Wyatt Cephas Hedrick  received 'Man of Distinction' Honor
historic Dairy Barn at Texas Tech University
Wyatt Hedrick's 1st Dairy Barn, built 1926
Texas Tech University -  Lubbock, Texas
National Historic Landmark
Wyatt Hedrick's last Dairy Barn, built on this farm  
The Grand Texana, Hempstead, TX.
Texas Historic Landmark
"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
Historic Landmark for The Grand Texana barn wedding venue
The Grand Texana  &  Farmstead  Estate
Stormye Stevens Puffer
Director &  Day-of-Event Coordinator

Stormye is not only the Director, but the granddaughter of
Les and Anne! She is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University
and was actually our first bride at The Grand Texana nearly
3 years ago!

She lives in Tomball with her husband, Ryan & her
adorable new son, Redford.  She values family above
all else and is thrilled to be working alongside her
grandparents! Before coming to work at The Grand Texana,
she was a teacher & loves education. Stormye
is creative, fun & has a great sense of humor - she's
never met a stranger that wasn't automatically a friend!

Stormye is the perfect person to handle your big day. She's
organized, proactive, and a go-getter.
Texas Historic Landmark
~ Anne & Les
She will make your big day perfect - allowing you to enjoy your wedding and spend quality time with
friends and family without having to worry about any of the behind-the -scenes work. With Stormye,
you will have a stress-free and wonderful wedding and always look back fondly on the day you
married the love of your life!
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Brenda Walker Photography
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 would be for our oldest
granddaughter!  
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