With a long history as an agricultural hub, it’s no wonder why so many beautiful wedding venues in Cleburne, Texas have their roots in the picturesque rural surroundings. It’s a place where groomsmen frequently wear cowboy hats and cowgirl boots often peek from beneath bridesmaids’ dress hems. In a city whose population hovers around 30,000 residents, the number of places where you can create a lovely and memorable wedding is downright astonishing. And each wedding held at these venues remains unique to each couple that is starting a new life together. Here are 10 Instagram-worthy wedding venues in the Cleburne area:
Ranch and Farm Weddings
Many ranches or farms in Cleburne serve as popular wedding venues. Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Jones Barn at Willow Creek Ranch features multiple wedding sites amid grazing cattle and other farm animals, as well a calming hay fields, ponds and streams. Bridal couples can reserve the old-style wood frame Jones Barn, which accommodates up to 400 people amid enormous wooden trusses and indoor balconies, or the three-story Hilltop Barn, which provides spectacular ranch views for up to 200 guests. Outdoor ceremonies often take place at the open-air, waterfront gazebo.
Thistle Springs Ranch operates just south of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, You’ll find an antique windmill and dairy barn, and a lovely lake. Wildflowers and cedars, and roaming horses decorate this property with natural beauty. Dream weddings take place inside the beautiful and spacious barn, full of high ceilings, reclaimed barn wood and antique tin. Country chic outdoor weddings afford views of stunning vistas, including lush gardens and a small lake.
With over 800 acres of grounds near the Chisholm Trail, Barn on the Brazos is a lovely place to hold a wedding. The barn sits on a clifftop viewing the line of the Brazos River and beautiful country views. Make your nuptials a weekend-long celebration when family and friends stay in the lodge.
Overlooking the Brazos River Valley, Five Oaks Farm combines the natural beauty of the countryside with the vintage charm of a rural barn complete with antique furnishings, tall metal ceilings and seating for up to 175 guests. Say your vows in a setting of wildflowers, old oak trees and spectacular sunsets.
Country Chic Celebrations
Hay bale seating is a common sight at Chisholm Trail Rustic Venue, located on 2.5 acres of tree-covered grounds near the Chisholm Trail Museum. Weddings have a distinctly western flare here, from the on-site old Western town, the cowboy hotel that sleeps two people and the Calaboose jail where groomsmen get ready for the ceremony. In addition, this venue offers a wood-rich guesthouse that accommodates up to eight people, or the guestroom—with a fully equipped kitchen and common living area.
In nearby Blum, Texas, a grassy bluff overlooking a lazy river and gorgeous foliage creates natural beauty at Stonebridge Wedding Venue. Say your vows beside one of the state’s largest and oldest oak trees, or prepare for your marriage ceremony inside a renovated stagecoach stop. Enjoy a large outdoor dance floor beneath twinkling lights and stars, or party inside the 6,000-square-foot reception hall that combines vintage vibe and charm, plus every modern convenience.
More Magnificent Event Venues
The modern Cleburne Conference Center features multiple event and meeting spaces, with wedding packages that include a full day’s reservation and a five-hour rehearsal time. An event coordinator and an on-site event attendant help to keep everything running smoothly. Dressing room space for the bride and groom provides added convenience before the festivities begin.
Mimosa Hall, is perched on a hill amid mature oaks, ‘where country meets classy,’ in nearby Crowley, Texas. A polished tin ceiling, dramatic wooden stairs, and stunning crystal chandeliers create dramatic indoor surroundings. Want your wedding outdoors? Schedule your ceremony in a picturesque gazebo, at the end of a cobblestone path. Packages include use of a covered patio and bridal party dressing rooms, with a stage for a DJ or band. In addition, they supply tables for guests, gifts and more.
Brides and grooms who appreciate natural beauty and a laidback atmosphere, coupled with wedding finery, will find much to like about venues that operate in and around Cleburne, Texas. For help in planning your perfect day, contact the Cleburne Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Photo Courtesy of: Julia Robinson and Londa