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.
Planning: Wed & Prosper