A castle wedding reception in Texas can be a wonderful mix of fun and romance. Simultaneously whimsical, romantic, and elegant, a unique reception at a castle setting is sure to make memories for all your guests, as well as for you on your special day.
Where to Plan Your Castle Wedding Reception in Texas
Castles bring back a wonderful hint of the romanticized medieval past. Whether you have a renaissance theme or not, however, a castle may still be the perfect place to plan your wedding reception. Texas has several famous castles that permit gatherings and wedding receptions, including the following.
The Falkenstein Castle
The breathtaking Falkenstein Castle is located near the Longhorn caverns in Burnet, Texas and gives an incredible view of the surrounding countryside. While the castle provides all the romantic aura of the past, this structure was built in the 1990s. Although this is a privately owned residence, it is rented out for weddings. For more information on getting married or holding your reception at the Falkenstein, contact:
Falkenstein Castle Office
401 Buchanan Drive, Suite #1
Burnet, Texas 78611
Phone: (512) 715-0330
Fax: (512) 756-1774
Castle Douglas, located in Rockwall, Texas, is a dream come-true for any couple enthralled by the chivalric code. This establishment offers wedding services customizable for any couple. With an expansive view of hundreds of acres of rolling open lance; a pub, ballroom, and terrace; and armory and minstrels galleries, Castle Douglas truly brings you back into the past for an unforgettable experience for your special day. To learn more, contact:'''Castle Douglas
2071 Clem Road Extension
Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: (469) 223-8678
Fax: (972) 772-5555
Touted as the "Crown Jewel" of Texas, the Terrell Castle] is located in San Antonio. The castle is a bed and breakfast, but also offers complete wedding packages for couples. Commissioned in 1894 by Edwin Holland Terrell, the castle was built under the direction of Alfred Giles, who was a prominent English architect. Today, the castle strives to maintain the elegance and romance which inspired its creation. Wedding price packages are available by e-mail. Contact:'''Terrell Castle Bed & Breakfast Inn
Innkeepers/Owners: Victor and Diane Smilgin
950 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, Texas 78208
Toll Free 1-800-481-9732
Phone: (210) 271-9145
Fax (210) 527-1455
Located near New Braunfels, Texas, Castle Avalon is a full service bed and breakfast and restaurant. They offer a variety of wedding packages, including outdoor garden and ballroom weddings. They have a beautiful grand ballroom complete with a hand-painted ceiling and breathtaking scenery for a perfect reception. Contact them via Internet with their Contact Form, or:'''Castle Avalon
P.O. Box 310418
New Braunfels, Texas 78131-0418 USA
Phone: (830) 885-4780
Fax: (830) 885-2079
Toll Free Service: (877) 885-4780
Tips on Booking Your Texas Castle Reception
- Although castles are less common for reception than halls and other venues, their increasing popularity means you'll want to book early. Castle receptions and ceremonies may need to be booked nine months to a year in advance of your wedding date.
- If you'll need to travel to your castle wedding reception in Texas, make sure you also book your travel plans in advance and notify your guests early enough for them to make plans.
- Decide on your budget beforehand, considering the amenities and details that are essential to your reception and those you can do without. Since several castle locations in Texas customize the reception, if you decide in advance you'll be prepared and the coordination will go smoothly.