My husband & I are
blessed with 2 daughters,  
2 son-in-laws, 4
grandkids, and 1
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  
'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

I am a graduate of Dallas Baptist
University and was actually our first
bride at The Grand Texana nearly 4
years ago! I live in Tomball with my
husband, Ryan & son, Redford.  
Historic Landmark
~ Anne & Les
I am also a former teacher, I value family above all else & am
thrilled to be working alongside my grandparents! I am
creative, fun & have a great sense of humor - I have never
met a stranger that wasn't automatically a friend!

I am organized, a proactive go-getter & will make your big day
perfect - allowing you to enjoy your wedding & spend quality
time with friends and family. 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!
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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

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!  
The Grand Texana venue earns The Knot's Best of Weddings in 2019
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!