Post # 1
My fiance and I are looking for an outdoorsy/adventurous type of place to elope to for our intimate wedding/elopement. We haven’t decided if we’re going to invite anyone or not, we have been together 8 years, but have very minimal support/blessing, and it’s been that way for years. It’s hard to explain the circumstances, but neither families really get along, and we don’t want that to ruin our ONE day. We know that they would not be able to keep it together for our sake either, it would just become a game to them. In result, we threw away the idea of a tradional wedding, and are wanting to do something alone, and stress free. I have found a couple of places of interest, such as the Rough Creek resort in Dallas, and the BlissWord BB in Cat Springs, TX. Both of these places include lodging and weddings, plus the outdoorsy activities that we’re wanting. I was wondering if anyone else had any suggestions that are similar? We don’t really want to go out of state. The place in Cat Springs is near Houston, and there is a hot air balloon ride that I may want to include as well. I’m sure there is something similar near the place in Dallas, if not, they do gondola rides at the Gaylord in Grapevine. Please let me know your thoughts or suggestions. The only “weird” circumstance for us, is that we wiil need to bring our dog with us, so the lodge must allow pets. She is a 4lb Chihuahua.
Post # 3
There is lots of B&Bs in the Fredricksburg area and there is Enchanted rock there which is fun and outdoors.
Post # 4
Also Gruene near New Braunfels.
Post # 5
@dnae3524: Despite living in the Dallas area for over ten years, I have very little input on this issue, I’m afraid. One thing I can say – if you do end up choosing the Dallas area, see if you can squeak in a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. I wanted to have my wedding there so badly because it is beautiful, but I just can’t do a distance wedding.
Post # 6
I live very near Cat Springs and we own a florist/catering company in Columbus. Thats only about 20 mins. from Cat Springs. We work with a lot of brides in our area and I thought of a few venues you might want to consider. LaBrisa Farms in Fayetteville is pretty neat.Kathy is great to worrk with there. Also think about going to Round Top. There are fabulous old barns and venues there. We have done weddings there of all sizes, big and small. Round Top is especially known nationally for their antique fairs twice a year, so there are some really great BB”s there.
Good luck, hope this helps!
Post # 7
Here are a few intimate venues according to IntimateWeddings.com
Style Me Pretty blog has a Texas link, so you can scroll through and find venues you might like
Good luck, I hope you find somewhere that allows pets too!
Post # 8
What about Fossil Rim wildlife center?
Post # 9
I’m not sure if you’re looking for a religious/chapel-like venue, but Mo Ranch in Hunt, Texas up in the hill country has a beautiful location called Chapel on the Hill: