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 & love giving personal attention!
Daughter, Ellen Cooke
Francis Jarvis Cooke
Texas Centennial Marker
Stephen F. Austin
|Wyatt Cephas Hedrick
'Man of Distinction' Honor
|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
|The Grand Texana & Farmstead Estate
Stormye Stevens Puffer
Director & Day-of-Event Coordinator
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 & son, Redford.
~ Anne & Les
She values family above all else and is thrilled to be working
alongside her grandparents! Stormye is creative, fun & has a
great sense of humor - she's never met a stranger that
wasn't automatically a friend!
She's organized, proactive, and a go-getter & will make your
big day perfect - allowing you to enjoy your wedding & spend
quality time with friends and family. With Stormye, you will
have a stress-free wedding & always look back fondly on the
day you married the love of your life!
Leah Nicole Photography
Mychelle Levan Photography
Brenda Walker Photography
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
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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
Did we mention our family loves to have fun?
JAMES HALL: first
owner of this property.
One of the "OLD 300"
families given land
grants from Mexico
through Stephen F.
Austin from 1823-1926
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. 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 Roers Coliseum, Texas
County Courthouses, churches,
public schools, University buildings,
banks, etc. He owned this
Farmstead, purchased from Cooke
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.
we started our venture, that our very first amazing wedding
hosted here would be for our oldest granddaughter!
WELCOME TO 'DA FAMILY!