When Olivia and Jack wanted a warm and inviting venue, I knew Balmorhea was made for them. From the beautiful ceremony location to the inviting porch for cocktail hour, it was the perfect backdrop for their incredible wedding day. Each detail was perfectly planned. A textured and colorful bouquet, a stunning and romantic wedding dress and an elegant reception hall set the perfect mood for an elegant evening. The bridal party started the day with a delicious brunch in the cottage followed by being pampered as they spread out in the roomy bridal quarters. Olivia and Jacks' love for one another was contagious... surrounded by great friends and family they were married at a perfect outdoor ceremony by the pond. Afterwards, guests enjoyed signature drinks and light bites on the porch before entering into an elegant and warm reception. A hilarious toast by the best man, a delicious dinner and a packed dance floor created an overall amazing evening the couple will never forget.
We heard how hard it was to pick out the perfect venue for your wedding day. So my husband and I had a couple of showings lined up one day to visit some venues. Balmorhea was our first stop and it was our last. We both knew that this was the place we were meant to get married and canceled the rest of the showings for the day. Driving up to the Balmorhea and seeing the grand entrance is something I will never forget. It is so tranquil and such a beautiful sight. We walked in and Melissa (the owner) was there… to everyone’s surprise we actually were not scheduled for that day we were scheduled for the day before (completely my fault) but sweet Melissa still gave us an amazing tour and was so very kind about the misunderstanding on my end. After our tour Melissa gave us a folder full of vendor references and everything you needed to know about renting out the Balmorhea; which was so helpful. Later that week we picked our wedding date and was thrilled to get married at such a beautiful place. Any communication that was between Melissa and myself leading up to the wedding day was awesome. She was always so patient and kind; very helpful with all my questions.. (and yes I had A LOT). The wedding day We showed up at 8:30 a.m. and Melissa’s husband, Justin, was outside already making sure everything looked perfect for our big day. My girls and I were able to sit outside by Balmorhea’s beautiful pond and enjoy the morning before having to get ready. So peaceful and really was a much needed time to sit back and take it all in. We also had a great time getting ready in the bridal suite. Plenty of room to fit all six of my bridesmaids, my flower girl, my mom, mother in law, and grandmother. We had our own space away from the guys so they couldn’t see us. The guys also enjoyed the “man cave” they had a pool table, TV, a whole kitchen, and all of outside to spend time together before the wedding. Balmorhea made sure to have all the chairs outside freshly clean from the morning residue and they cleaned off the outside walk way; which meant a lot because it made a big difference. Our wedding was a dream. Everything was beautiful and something my husband and I will talk about forever. Balmorhea is a beautiful venue and the people that own it and run it are truly amazing and so professional. Our guests were very impressed and fell in love with the Balmorhea charm immediately. I will forever cherish Balmorhea and can’t wait to show our kids where we got married.
Every girl has always dreamt about her perfect wedding day! I remember driving through the gates at Balmorhea for the first time, saying out loud to myself, “This is it!” The grounds are breathtaking from the moment you turn in, and the reception space is a perfect mix of rustic chic from the inside out! It was everything that we were looking for! From our first hello, to our last goodbye, everyone that we worked with at Balmorhea was professional, prompt, and made sure that we felt like a top priority. The day of our wedding was no exception! Melissa and her team were there to oversee, and make sure that it went off without a hitch; they didn’t disappoint! My bridesmaids and I loved getting dolled up in the girly bridal suite, and the groom and his guys had a great time hanging out on the grooms side! When my Dad and I turned the corner to walk down the aisle, I saw Greg standing at the end, with the sunset in the background. Time suddenly stood still, and my little girl dream was now a reality! Over a year later, to this day, we have friends and family tell us how beautiful our wedding was! We are so happy we chose Balmorhea, and can’t imagine any other venue that we would have said “I do!”
My husband and I were so pleased with how our wedding turned out at Balmorhea! The venue is absolutely stunning - by far, one of the most beautiful pieces of property in the area. We were so determined to find an all-encompassing venue that could host both our ceremony and reception, and we felt like Balmorhea merged the best of both worlds. The indoor-outdoor accommodations were incredible, from the main building and bridal suite (which we highly recommend utilizing!!) to the perfectly manicured grounds and shady trees. So stunning and so beautifully maintained. The team at Balmorhea, headed by Melissa, was so professional and easy to work with. They went above and beyond to give us a piece of mind in the weeks leading up to our wedding, and their day-of coordinator was readily available to answer questions and assist with any needs on our special day. We so enjoyed working with them, as well as all of their incredible recommended vendors. Thank you so much, Balmorhea, for helping to make our wedding the most memorable time!