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Wedding Planning

As the sun sets on the Guadalupe River, a couple celebrates their vows with family and friends in the quaint setting of a historic inn – could this be you? Hopefully, New Braunfels will be your choice for your wedding, anniversary, shower, or celebration. Our celebration settings are as unique as our community. Try to picture yourself all decked out with your family and friends at:

  • The oldest dance hall in Texas
  • The beautiful outdoor gazebo in Landa Park at the headwaters of the largest springs in Texas
  • Downtown at our historic bandstand adjacent to our century old fountain
  • Among the vineyard in the hill country
  • Or in some of the oldest churches in the State

We can provide you a vintage memory with modern flare… New Braunfels, Texas, Jump In.

Plan Your Wedding

  • 9-24 Months Before the Wedding  

    ANNOUNCE YOUR ENGAGEMENT TO FRIENDS & FAMILY
    START PLANNING AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY/CELEBRATION
    DISCUSS & SET YOUR WEDDING DATE
    DISCUSS AND SET A BUDGET & DECIDE HOW EXPENSES WILL BE SHARED
    DISCUSS LEVEL OF FORMALITY, # OF GUESTS AND COLOR SCHEME
    DISCUSS PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT AND RELATED ISSUES
    HIRE A WEDDING CONSULTANT (optional)
    MAKE A NEAT FILE FOR CONTRACTS, FORMS, IMPORTANT PAPERS, ETC.
    SELECT YOUR BRIDAL PARTY
    SELECT READERS FOR CEREMONY (optional)
    START COMPILING AN INVITATION LIST
    ATTEND BRIDAL SHOWS/EXPOS
    TAKE AN ENGAGEMENT PHOTO
    SEND ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT AND PHOTO TO LOCAL NEWSPAPER(S)
    CHOOSE AND BOOK YOUR RECEPTION SITE
    HIRE A CATERER (if necessary)
    SELECT A SITE FOR THE CEREMONY
    SPEAK TO AND RESERVE AN OFFICIANT
    DISCUSS APPAREL FOR THE BRIDE, GROOM AND BRIDAL PARTY
    DISCUSS HEADPIECE & OTHER ACCESSORIES FOR THE BRIDE
    ORDER BRIDAL GOWN, HEADPIECE AND OTHER ACCESSORIES
    ORDER BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES & TUXEDOS
    SCHEDULE FITTINGS FOR THE BRIDE, GROOM AND BRIDAL PARTY
    SEND THANK YOU NOTES FOR ENGAGEMENT GIFTS
    CHOOSE AND HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER
    CHOOSE AND HIRE A VIDEOGRAPHER
    CHOOSE AND HIRE A DJ/BAND/OTHER ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE RECEPTION
    CHOOSE AND HIRE CEREMONY MUSICIAN(S) (optional)

  • 6-9 Months Before the Wedding  

    SCHEDULE SPECIAL EVENTS

    • Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
    • Bachelor Party (optional)
    • Bridesmaids’ or Bachelorette Party (optional)

    RESERVE ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR THE CEREMONY & RECEPTION (if necessary)

    • Tents
    • Tables, Chairs and Linens
    • Dishes, Glasses and Utensils
    • Arches
    • Balloons
    • Additional Decorations
    • Other Items

    HIRE A FLORIST AND CHOOSE FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
    CONFIRM DELIVERY DATE OF GOWNS AND DRESSES
    MAKE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS FOR TIME OFF FROM WORK
    MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO TAKE DANCING LESSONS IF NECESSARY (optional)
    MAKE HONEYMOON PLANS AND RESERVATIONS
    RESERVE A BRIDAL SUITE FOR THE WEDDING NIGHT

  • 3-6 Months Before the Wedding  

    PURCHASE OTHER NECESSARY ITEMS FOR THE CEREMONY & RECEPTION

    • Toasting Glasses
    • Cake Knife, Server Set & Cake Top
    • Guest Book & Pen
    • Ring Pillow
    • Flower Girl Basket
    • Aisle Runner (optional)
    • Candelabras (optional)
    • Wishing Bubbles (optional)
    • Rice or Confetti (optional)
    • Wedding Bells (optional)
    • Candle(s) for Ceremony (optional)
    • Candle Holder(s) (optional)

    FINALIZE HONEYMOON PLANS

    • Be sure to find out about passports, photo identification and other documents required if you will be leaving the country.

    ORDER INVITATIONS & THANK YOU NOTES
    ORDER CEREMONY PROGRAMS (optional)
    HIRE A CALLIGRAPHER (optional)
    FINALIZE YOUR INVITATION LIST
    START ADDRESSING INVITATIONS
    HIRE A LIMOUSINE OR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
    HIRE A MAKE-UP ARTIST AND/OR HAIR STYLIST (optional)
    SET UP AT LEAST TWO BRIDAL REGISTRIES
    HELP BOTH MOTHERS SHOP FOR THEIR DRESSES
    PURCHASE SHOES, GARTER AND OTHER ACCESSORIES FOR THE BRIDE
    BUY YOUR WEDDING RINGS
    GROOM BUYS A WEDDING GIFT FOR THE BRIDE
    BRIDE BUYS A WEDDING GIFT FOR THE GROOM
    BUY GIFTS FOR THE BRIDAL PARTY
    SELECT A SONG FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE
    SELECT SONGS FOR PARENT DANCES
    SELECT OTHER SPECIAL SONGS (Cake Cutting, etc.)

  • 1-3 Months Before the Wedding  

    DISTRIBUTE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TO BRIDAL PARTY

    • Wedding Day (Time & Place To Meet and Other Details)
    • Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
    • Bachelor Party (if available)
    • Bridesmaids’ or Bachelorette Party (if available)
    • Final Fittings and Pick-Up Dates for Tuxedos and Dresses

    CHECK MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

    • Blood Tests
    • Medical Exams
    • Birth Certificates
    • Other

    SEND OUT INVITATIONS (AT LEAST 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE)
    MAKE A LIST AND RECORD RSVP’s AND GIFTS RECEIVED
    SCHEDULE FINAL GOWN/HEADPIECE & DRESS FITTINGS
    SCHEDULE FINAL TUXEDO FITTINGS
    ORDER FAVORS FOR THE RECEPTION
    ORDER YOUR WEDDING CAKE & CAKE TOP
    ARRANGE FOR MOVING BELONGINGS TO NEW RESIDENCE
    GET THE MARRIAGE LICENSE
    MAKE APPOINTMENT(S) WITH HAIR/BEAUTY SALON (optional)
    MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE YOUR TEETH CLEANED OR BLEACHED (optional)
    CONFIRM HONEYMOON RESERVATIONS
    ARRANGE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE AIRPORT
    START PACKING AND PREPARING FOR THE HONEYMOON
    PLAN TO TAKE A FORMAL WEDDING PORTRAIT
    PLACE WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT IN LOCAL NEWSPAPER(S)

  • 3-4 Weeks Before the Wedding  

    3 – 4 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING
    FINAL CONSULTATION/CONFIRMATION WITH ALL SERVICES
    (Discuss arrival times, locations, special details and payments due.)

    • DJ/Band/Other Entertainment (don’t forget SPECIAL SONGS you want played)
    • Ceremony Musician(s) (don’t forget to discuss any SPECIAL DETAILS)
    • Photographer (don’t forget to discuss any SPECIAL PICTURES you want taken)
    • Videographer (notify them about any SPECIAL FOOTAGE you want on the tape)
    • Limousine Service (don’t forget to discuss TIMES, LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS)
    • Florist (don’t forget to discuss ARRIVAL TIMES at ceremony/reception sites)
    • Baker (don’t forget to discuss any SPECIAL DETAILS)
    • Tuxedos (don’t forget to discuss FITTING & PICK-UP dates)
    • Bridal Gown & Dresses (don’t forget to discuss FITTING & PICK-UP dates)
    • Clergyman/Judge (don’t forget to discuss CEREMONY & REHEARSAL DETAILS)
    • Rehearsal Dinner Site (don’t forget to discuss MENU & OTHER DETAILS)
    • Make-Up Artist (don’t forget to discuss any SPECIAL DETAILS)
    • Hair Stylist (don’t forget to discuss any SPECIAL DETAILS)
    • Other Service(s)

    ARRANGE FOR NAME AND ADDRESS CHANGES

    • Bank Accounts & Loans
    • Credit Cards
    • Driver’s License
    • Social Security
    • Passport
    • Other Important Documents

    CONTACT GUESTS WHO HAVE NOT RESPONDED
    MAKE SEATING PLANS FOR THE RECEPTION
    PREPARE RECEPTION PLACE CARDS
    MAKE SEATING PLANS FOR THE CEREMONY (optional)
    FINALIZE YOUR MENU WITH CATERER AND/OR RECEPTION SITE
    MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE THE GOWN CLEANED AND PRESERVED
    MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS
    REMIND BRIDAL PARTY OF SPECIAL EVENTS AND OBLIGATIONS
    WRAP GIFTS FOR THE BRIDAL PARTY

  • 1 Week Before the Wedding  

    DISCUSS ANY LAST MINUTE DETAILS WITH ALL SERVICES (if necessary)

    • DJ/Band/Other Entertainment
    • Ceremony Musician(s)
    • Reception Site
    • Caterer
    • Photographer
    • Videographer
    • Limousine Service
    • Florist
    • Baker
    • Tuxedos
    • Bridal Gown & Dresses
    • Clergyman/Judge
    • Rehearsal Site
    • Rehearsal Dinner Site
    • Make-Up Artist
    • Hair Stylist
    • Other

    PREPARE CHECKS/PAYMENT FOR ALL SERVICES

    • DJ/Band/Other Entertainment
    • Ceremony Musician(s)
    • Ceremony Site
    • Reception Site
    • Caterer
    • Rehearsal Dinner Site
    • Photographer
    • Videographer
    • Limousine Service
    • Florist
    • Baker
    • Tuxedos
    • Bridal Gown & Dresses
    • Clergyman/Judge
    • Make-Up Artist
    • Hair Stylist
    • Other

    GET EVERYTHING READY FOR REHEARSAL AND WEDDING DAY

    • Wedding Rings
    • Ring Pillow
    • Flower Girl Basket
    • Wedding Gown & Accessories
    • Groom’s Tuxedo
    • Attire for Rehearsal/Rehearsal Dinner
    • Bride & Groom Gifts
    • Gifts for the Bridal Party
    • Reception Place Cards
    • Favors for the Reception
    • Toasting Glasses
    • Cake Knife, Server Set & Cake Top
    • Guest Book & Pen
    • Payments for ALL SERVICES
    • Wishing Bubbles (optional)
    • Rice or Confetti (optional)
    • Wedding Bells (optional)
    • Candle for Reception (optional)
    • Candle Holder (optional)
    • Tapers (optional)
    • Taper Holders (optional)
    • CD(s) or Cassette(s) for the DJ or Band (if required)

    PREPARE AN EXTRA BAG WITH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

    • Aspirin
    • Breath Mints or Gum
    • Safety Pin
    • Extra Lipstick & Make-up
    • Brush and Comb
    • Hair Spray and Gel
    • Mini Sewing Kit
    • Stain-Fighting Spray or Cleaning Solution
    • Extra Pairs of Pantyhose

    DISCUSS ANY LAST MINUTE DETAILS WITH THE BRIDAL PARTY (if necessary)
    FINALIZE GUEST COUNT WITH CATERER/RECEPTION SITE
    FINISH PACKING AND PREPARING FOR THE HONEYMOON
    PICK UP TICKETS & TRAVELER’S CHECKS FOR THE HONEYMOON

Wedding Planning Resources

  • Venues  

    New Braunfels offers a wide variety of wedding venues.

    New Braunfels is a popular spot for destination weddings. Our beautiful natural surroundings, rich history, and enjoyable climate make it the perfect choice for anyone seeking a wedding venue. With a wide selection to choose from, engaged couples are sure to find the right venue to suit their tastes, guest list, denomination, and budget. Getting hitched at one of the New Braunfels Wedding Venues, listed below ensures a memorable experience for your special day!

    New Braunfels Convention Center – (830) 625-2385
    Courtyard by Marriott – (830) 626-4700
    Bavarian Halle at Schlitterbahn – (830) 625-2351
    Faust Hotel & Brewery – (830) 625-7791
    T Bar M Resort & Conference Center – (830) 625-7738
    Hilton Garden Inn – (830) 620-4220

    The Allen Farmhaus – (830) 358-3333
    The Bandit Golf Club – (830) 609-4665
    The Barndominium Events & Weddings – (210) 861-8882
    The Chandelier of Gruene -(830) 500-3032
    Canyon Lakeview Resort – (210) 787-1770
    Comal County Fair Assoc. – (830) 625-1505
    Comal Haus – (830) 620-0290
    Columbus Assoc. of New Braunfels – (830) 625-2279
    Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – (830) 885-4076
    First Protestant Church – (830) 609-7729
    Geronimo Oaks Weddings & Events – (281) 808-8011
    Gruene Estate – (830) 609-8664
    Gruene Event Center – (830) 624-6822
    Kings & Queens Ballroom – (830) 832-5884
    Milltown Historic District – (830) 837-5480
    New Braunfels Conservation Society – (830) 629-2943
    New Braunfels Elks Lodge – (830) 625-5217
    Rio Cibolo Ranch – (830) 914-3325
    River Bend Ballroom & Lounge – (830) 625-1755
    SeeKatz Opera House – (830) 643-0809
    Son’s Island – (806) 290-0643
    Sophienburg Archives & Museum -(830) 629-1572
    Studios at Fischer – (830) 935-2044
    The Chandelier of Gruene – (830) 500-3032
    The Landmark – (830) 626-1400
    Villa at Gruene – (830) 625-9463
    Village Venue at Creekside -(830) 358-7800
    Zink Haus – (830) 620-0290

  • Wedding Planners  

    Professional wedding planner services can make the difference!

    Wedding preparation can be a daunting and stressful task. With so many details to keep track of, vendors to contact, and variables to juggle, hiring a professional wedding planner can help ensure that your big day runs smoothly.

    A wedding planner will consult with you many months prior to the wedding, in order to understand the scope of your vision for the event, so it is important to contact one as soon as you’ve set a date. Many service packages are available, and it is common for planners to offer either full-service or day-of coordination.

    Day-of coordination involves combining the schedule of the DJ/band, photographer, caterers, officiant, florist, and any other vendors who have an active role in the wedding day. Your wedding planner will make sure that all of these service providers are ready and performing as expected. The planner will also coordinate with the happy couple to help direct the flow of the guests before and after the ceremony.

    Full-service planning includes everything that day-of coordination consists of, plus pre-wedding tasks such as budget management, vendor contact, contract review and securing the venue.

    Don’t fret over all these details, let an expert New Braunfels Wedding Planner take care of everything, so you can focus on your big day

    Altared Weddings & Events – (512) 255-6788
    Texas Hill Country Events – (512) 847-8423

  • Accomodations  

    Choosing New Braunfels for your destination wedding is a great idea. Between hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, resorts, campgrounds and vacation rentals, New Braunfels boasts thousands of available room to host visitors. You, your wedding party and your guests will have a limitless selection of accommodations to fit any situation and budget.

    VISIT THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
    for a list of accommodations in the New Braunfels area.

  • Honeymoons  

    Honeymooning in the Texas Hill Country

    Long walks along the most beautiful rivers in Texas, wine-tasting through the Texas Hill Country, and dancing cheek to cheek in dance halls steeped in history – that’s just a taste of what there is to enjoy when you honeymoon in New Braunfels.

    For the adventuresome spirit, go down under to see some of the most rare and delicate formations found in Natural Bridge Caverns – the Illuminations Tour offers the unique experience of total darkness – the perfect moment for a secret kiss. But if you really want to get adventuresome, explore the North Cavern the way the discoverers did in the early 1960’s – crawl, climb and slide over and through more than a mile of the wild cave and passages that have not changed since the caverns’ discovery. Provided with caving gear, it’s an experience you’ll never forget! VISIT SITE

    Or learn a new skill together at the Texas Ski Ranch: wakeboarding, skiing, rock climbing and motocross – if it’s action you want, this is the place! VISIT SITE

    For the ultimate romantic experience, however, how about a tour of the Texas Hill Country wineries, the second fastest growing wine destination in the nation? (Second only to Napa Valley according to Orbitz! Start right here in New Braunfels at the beautiful Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. A small boutique wine producer, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards specialize in “Texas Style Wines” that have been consistent award winners. In addition to fun and casual wine tastings, the winery also offers a variety of events throughout the year. Guest chefs cook up magnificent tasty treats to go along with the award-winningwines, and you can make your own wine at the always-sold-out Grape Stomp. There is Winery U, a decidedly non-pretentious wine class designed to take the snobbery out of wine, and you can host a private party in their covered patio or banquet room.

    From Dry Comal Creek there are 24 wineries scattered throughout the surrounding Texas Hill Country to explore and enjoy TX Wine Trail

    And when it comes to romantic places to stay…browse through our B&Bs, historic hotels and beautiful resorts. BROWSE

  • Photography & Video  

    Immortalize your big day by employing one of the amazing wedding photographers or videographers who call New Braunfels home. Depending on your individual needs, you’ll be sure to find the right artist to document your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, wedding reception and showers.

    VISIT THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
    for a list of skilled photographers and video production companies in New Braunfels.

  • Rentals  

    RENTALS

    Find the perfect spot for your big walk down the aisle. As a premiere wedding destination, New Braunfels offers a variety of halls and other venues in which to facilitate your blessed union.

    VISIT THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
    for a listing of rental halls and other available wedding spaces in New Braunfels.

  • Caterers  

    You want everything to be perfect on your wedding day, including the food. New Braunfels is home to several skilled caterers with diverse menus and spectacular specialties. Whether you need top-notch catering for your rehearsal dinner, wedding reception or bridal shower, there is a caterer in New Braunfels who can take the worry off of your hands and provide an amazing meal for you and your guests.

    Full Service Caterers:

    Caterall – (830) 629-5225
    Clear Springs Catering – (830) 629-4602
    Dickey’s Pit B-B-Q – (830) 433-7083
    Nash Family Catering – (830) 401-0982
    Old River City Catering – (830) 620-1900

    Limited Service Caterers:

    A-Tan Asian Bistro – (830) 620-1888
    Adobe Cafe – (830) 620-4433
    Adobe Verde – (830) 629-0777
    Bill Miller B-B-Q – (830) 627-9381
    Bonjour Texas – (830) 387-4053
    Buffalo Wings & Rings – (830) 626-9464
    Casa Garcia’s – (830) 608-8026
    CBQ Smokehouse – (830) 626-1010
    Chick-Fil-A – (830) 626-0434
    Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ – (830) 627-0627
    Cravings – (830) 626-2728
    Dos Rios Mexican Grill – (830) 609-9559
    Fork & Spoon – (830) 626-6999
    Fresh Healthy Cafe – (830) 515-5908
    Golden Corral – (830) 625-9500
    Granzin’s BBQ – (830) 629-6615
    Honeybaked Ham Co. – (830) 214-2513
    Los Cucos Mexican Cafe – (830) 624-8770
    Las Fonantas Mexican Kitchen – (830) 626-3310
    Las Palapas – (830) 387-7232
    Los Gallos – (830) 643-0093
    Mamacita’s Restaurant & Cantina – (830) 620-6565
    Mama Fu’s Asian House – (830) 515-5614
    McAdoo’s Seafood Company – (830) 629-FISH
    McBee’s BBQ & Catering – (830) 608-0422
    New Braunfels Smokehouse – (830) 625-2416
    Newk’s Eatery – (830) 312-5263
    Pavlock’s Cafe & Catering – (830) 606-9596
    The Reel Seafood House – (830) 885-7352
    Rudy’s B-B-Q – (830) 609-3337
    Smokey Mo’s BBQ – (830) 837-5412
    Taco Palenque – (830) 214-0561
    Thundercloud Subs – (830) 626-8805
    Wahoo’s Fish Tacos – (830) 627-7226
    Zaxby’s – (830) 358-1531
    Zoe’s Kitchen – (210) 400-6202

    Specialty Caterers:

    2tarts Catering – (830) 387-4606
    Baskin Robbins – (830) 606-2231
    Naegelin’s Bakery – (830) 625-5722

  • Flowers & Decorations  

    Love is in bloom here in New Braunfels! When you need flowers or decorations for the big day of your wedding, look no further than the fine florists and party companies who call New Braunfels home. These professionals are available to lend their artistic hand at creating arrangements that will fit any budget or situation.

    VISIT THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR FLORISTS or EVENT DECORATORS
    for a list of amazing florists and wedding decorating companies.