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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!
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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
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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.  
Daughter, Ellen Cooke
Francis Jarvis Cooke
Texas Centennial  Marker
Stephen F. Austin
Wyatt Cephas Hedrick  received '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.
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"
Dairy  Barn  &  Farmstead  Estate

Historic Landmark
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