How to Plan an Indoor and Outdoor WeddingLonestar Mansion  – How to Plan an Indoor and Outdoor Wedding 

Get the best of both worlds by having a wedding that is both indoors and outdoors. Whether you want to have your reception outdoors and a ceremony indoors (or vice versa), the Lonestar Mansion is the perfect place for a wedding. With seven different ceremony and reception locations, you are bound to find the ideal combination to create a magical day to say “I do.” Keep reading to get our best tips on how to plan an indoor and outdoor wedding.

Ceremony By the Pool

Whether you are looking to have a modern and elegant ceremony or something a bit more relaxed, the Lonestar Mansion’s pool offers an intimate feel. With the twinkle from overhead string lights, the ceremony will look gorgeous by the crystal clear water, no matter the time of day. The best part? The pool makes for a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos!

Ceremony By the Oak Tree

If you are looking for an outdoor ceremony, we can not recommend the oak tree enough. Having your wedding ceremony by our oak tree creates a view that is hard to beat. Add in a beautiful sunset, and you have a backdrop that is truly magical and breathtaking. (Not to mention, your wedding photos will be gorgeous!)

Ballroom Ceremony 

Whether you are looking to beat the heat or just have a beautiful indoor ceremony, our ballroom is the perfect place for a ceremony. There is so much natural light with floor to ceiling windows that creates the dreamiest lighting to say “I do.” With the vaulted ceilings and the gorgeous chandeliers, this all-white ballroom can be transformed to create your vision for your wedding ceremony. 

Poolside Cocktail Hour

Have your guests spend cocktail hour poolside. With string lights reflecting off the pool water, guests will get to enjoy the beautiful area for a few cocktails, day or night. Add cocktail tables or lounge seating for the guests to sit back and relax before entering the reception area. For a cocktail hour on cooler nights, lay blankets across the different seating options to allow guests to bundle up and stay warm. 

Ballroom Reception 

The ballroom is beautiful for ceremonies but can be dressed up for every style reception. The white walls and tall ceilings help create a versatile space designed to fit your dream wedding reception. The large floor to ceiling windows helps create beautiful lighting, no matter the time of your wedding reception. 

The Carriage House Reception 

The Carriage House is a wonderful place to host your wedding reception. With the pergola covered patio and beautiful interiors, you can access indoor and outdoor space for your reception. Let your guests dance the night away or have intimate conversations outdoors under the twinkle lights. It will be a night to remember for you and your guests!

Photos On the Property

Have a mix of wedding photos both indoors and outdoor for you and your wedding party. From intimate locations like the gazebo or balcony, or picturesque settings like pool or Carriage House, you are bound to capture special moments between you and your partner or fun shots with your wedding party. It gives you plenty of frame-worthy shots and gives you a variety to remember your special day with. 

 

Don’t let bad weather ruin your big day. With so many different ceremonies and reception locations, we offer severe weather options to ensure that your wedding day is everything you imagined it would be. We also provide golf cart valet service for the duration of your event. 

 

Ready to book your wedding? Contact us today! 

Intimate Wedding in a MansionHow to Create an Intimate Wedding in a Mansion

Large weddings can be intimate, even in a mansion. They give you space to comfortably fit your guest list, but with a few added details, they can feel just as intimate as a smaller wedding. No matter the guest list size, create a personal wedding (even in a beautiful mansion) with these intimate wedding tips. 

Soft Lighting

Lighting can make a room feel romantic and intimate instantly. Dim the lights to create an intimate setting and add supplemental lighting throughout your ceremony and reception space. This can add a soft glow, which will help create that soft and romantic mood you are looking for. Be sure to skip the mirrors as decor; lights will bounce off the mirror and make the room feel larger. 

Cozy Cocktail Hour

Skip the traditional cocktail tables for your cocktail hour and swap them out for cozy lounge seating. With extensive guest lists, it can be challenging for guests to have a chance to see family and friends, but this type of seating will encourage your guests to interact with each other to create an intimate feel to your cocktail hour.  Add in cozy additions like throw pillows to help your guests sit back and relax during the cocktail hour. The relaxed feeling will help guests feel more comfortable interacting with each other. 

Handwritten Notes

Large weddings can be challenging for it to feel like an intimate wedding, but small details like handwritten notes will help show your guest list just how much they mean to you. Attach a quick note to each guest’s escort card with a sweet, sentimental message. While it may be time-consuming if you have an extensive list, this small detail will make your family and friends will feel the love as soon as they sit down! 

Meaningful Additions 

Add personal touches to your ceremony, like including guests or writing your vows. These small and simple moments will be unique and make the guests feel included in your big day. Creating memorable moments like this will make it more meaningful for you and your partner and help make the ceremony feel more intimate, no matter the size of the space. 

Photo Booth Fun 

Give your photo booth it’s very own corner of the reception. It will help take up space in your venue and create an intimate feel in your photo booth area so your guests can let loose and have fun. Try adding a flower installation as a fun backdrop. Not only will it give your photo booth a fun personal touch, but it helps bring in similar florals as your bridal bouquet throughout the rest of your wedding space. 

Textured Table Linens

Different textures can help warm up your wedding space and make it feel like an intimate wedding in no time. Try using textured linens on tables, like velvet table runners, to create a cozy and inviting feel. 

When considering linens, keep in mind that white and bright table linens will make your space feel more open and roomy. Skip the light colors and opt for dark, rich colors. It will help make space feel smaller. 

Personalize Your Playlist 

With a large guest, you are bound to have so many important family members and friends there. It can be hard to spend one on one time with each person. Honor your family and friends by adding personal songs to your playlist, like your parents’ (or grandparents’) wedding song. Your guests will feel so honored for the thoughtful detail, and you’ll have a playlist that you’ll never forget. 

Simple Greenery

Use greenery to fill up your ceremony or reception space. It not only adds beautiful decor but will help create a cozy environment. Add foliage and branches into your centerpieces or add trees and plants throughout to take up floor space. The added greenery will make for beautiful photographs and help create a warm and intimate wedding. 

Ready to book your intimate mansion wedding? Contact us today! 

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2020

We can all agree that it’s been a unique year. So let’s toast and celebrate a new year full of possibilities, love and (hopefully) gatherings.

Happy New Year!

 

2021 Pantone Colors Inspired Wedding Trends

It’s that time again to talk about the Pantone colors of the year. Cue the applause! For 2021, not one but two colors were chosen, ultimate gray and illuminating yellow. You can expect to see these two beautiful colors everywhere, from bridesmaid dresses to floral arrangements. 

About The Colors

Yellow doesn’t take much to make an impact while gray helps add a neutral tone to the mix. 

According to Pantone, they were chosen to represent fortitude and positivity and we can’t wait to see these colors pop up everywhere.

Florals

Yellow sunflowers, roses, and peonies will be popping up in bouquets and arrangements, no matter the season. The bright color adds a cheerful, garden-like vibe to the big day. Don’t be surprised to see a touch of gray ribbon tied around bridesmaid bouquets to match their dress. 

While yellow bouquets may be too much a statement for some, they can still incorporate the beautiful color into their wedding day florals. Add a few statement flowers into a neutral colored bouquet or opt for the flower girls to throw yellow petals before walking down the aisle. 

Wedding Party Attire

The Pantone colors will be making a statement in the wedding party this year by taking over their attire. Expect to see the guys in gray with a pop of illuminating yellow in the details, whether that be a tie or pocket square, and the bridesmaids in beautiful yellow dresses. 

Wedding Stationery

Expect to see bloomed filled stationery designed with yellow flowers and gray details. It’s an easy way to incorporate this unexpected color palette and give wedding goers a small look into wedding day details. 

The Desserts

Whether it’s bold yellow flowers made from frosting or a touch of yellow sprinkles, don’t be surprised to see the Pantone colors making a debut on the dessert table. It’s a fun way to incorporate wedding colors and the guests get to enjoy it too! 

Contact us today to start planning your wedding!