Sunday, May 4, 2025

Wedding Venue Lufkin, Texas Lufkin, Nacogdoches,San Augustine, Livingston, Center, Diboll, Douglass,Alto, Wells,Groveton,Applesprings, Crockett Texas Wedding Venue

The Unique East Texas Wedding Venue.  Great for Outdoor Weddings and a protected Mid Deck Retreat for those rainy days , indoor area for reception ,large parlor and a tree house deck ready for your imagination.  

     East Texas Weddings....Plan your next adventure in the heart of Davy Crockett National Forest. Enjoy the unique atmosphere that Cochino has to offer. Cochino is just minutes from Lufkin, Texas , Angelina County with a scenic drive to Cochino as well as minutes from Houston County's Crockett, Texas, Groveton, Pennington, Centralia, Little Centerville, with Nacogdoches a little further. St. Augustine, Livingston, Jasper, Center and everything in-between even beyond.   The Cochino Lodge with inside table seating for 140 in Reception and 40 in Parlor; also (Mid Deck & Verandas  have 33 bistro and cocktail tables seating 66 ) We have other tables for seating on the dance deck as well.  old items from a distant era, full kitchen, Pub area, and two bathrooms inside. Buffet area with Steam table.   Enjoy a mile long nature trail with abundant plant life and signs of many animals as they hide from the visitor. Enjoy the 45 acre lake and the waterfowl that make it their home. Go Fishing before and after the Wedding if you choose. While relaxing on the veranda, watch the sun set, as the sounds of night begin to entertain, the birds return to their nests, and the clouds give way to the constellations. A beautiful view, relaxing times, and a memory that will last forever.

A perfect time for the Wedding to Begin.

For the Perfect Wedding and to minimize stress consider Cochino Lodge. Brides from Lufkin, Texas and surrounding areas of Crockett, Nacogdoches, Kennard, Pennington, Groveton have enjoyed weddings here. As well as St. Augustine, Center, Jasper, Livingston, Madisonville, Hunninton, Hudson and Etoile, etc.  The following is furnished for your pleasure and included in the basic price:

Tables, chairs, reception area seats140, plus the verandas and dance deck ; Gallery and lawn seating, choice of several  trellis, wire flower baskets, 200 white gardenchairs for outside weddings or use church benches and pews, white lights placed inside and out, white swag tulle in place, 10 large rockers for veranda, Cake table, Candy or cookie buffet area, Cake server, silver candlebras, mirror, lot of Vases and Candy Buffet Containers,  beverage dispensers, Ice machine , . You may choose to come the day before to decorate and practice your ceremony. This venue is ready to go and for you personal touches. EASY and Fun.   Cozy Cabins are available for rent.  Very Rustic but comfortable.   
For more information please contact :
Suzanne Steed
936-655-3295 (Home) leave message if no answer
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Suzanne Steed  (Cochino)

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Britiany and Donovan

Welcome to the World as Mr. and Mrs. Troup
A magical wedding with magical guests and a lot of Military friends  A feeling of Ireland. Old World.  Everything about the celebration was unique. What a special  group of family and friends that traveled far distances to witness this event.  Colorado Springs, Wellington Colorado, Rogers Arkansas, Olympia Washington, Osceola  Wisconsin, Easton Washington,  Platteville Colorado, Moscow Texas, St. Louis Missouri ,Chilhowee , Mo. , Germany, Lufkin, Livingston and other points in Texas.   This was truly a destination wedding in the beautiful forest of Eastern Texas.  Old trees on the hillside with a great history about them, the earth with a history of  being the Caddo Indians hunting ground,  the glistening water of the Lake, sounds and sights of so many birds, night animals and water foul  were entertaining and a wonder of nature.  Oldest county in Texas. We have been here for a long time and today we saw history in the making from the beginning. ...and forward with this beautiful celebration. 
The décor was designed by Kim Deaton and artistically created by her along with Kyle Deaton who can put anything together that she designs. The table décor had a circle theme, a circle within a circle that was laden with flowers and greenery. For the wedding ceremony, the huge circle arch was the perfect backdrop against the Old Oak Tree, decorated with greenery and the brides chosen colors of flowers.  The wedding took place here with guests wishing them well and happily ever after.  Steve and Katie Troup, grooms mother and dad helped with the days preparation and getting it all done.  What a delightful couple. 
A rehearsal dinner was enjoyed at Cochino, the night before the wedding. The wedding rehearsal ceremony was also held at this time with the officiant Malcom Carpenter, and Dalton Gauthier sound and music.
 Best man was Richard Gil Allgood:   Groomsmen: Logan Bunch, Josh Dragnet, Trey Saxon, Andrew Roden, Dylan Griffin:  Matron of Honor Stephanie Griffin:  Bridesmaids: Tori Scarcliff, Angie De La Torre, Jennifer Hawkins, Ariel Garcia, Aurora Garcia .
 The wedding reception dinner was delicious BBQ Chicken and Beef, Beans and Potato Salad and all the trimmings.  Sherry Gauthier, Chantilly Bliss Buffet Coordinator, had it all out and in place with beverages and ice in the dispensers. Sherry provided serving as well with her crew of Landon and Taylor.   No stress on the families. Sherry also had décor for the buffet area that added great ambiance for celebration.  So easy and no worry with Sherry and her crew.
After the meal and visiting and cake cutting, it was time for the First Dances and all of the other events that you do not want to forget at a wedding.  Dalton Gauthier provided the Music along with event announcement so that there was not an event missed. The music was so nostalgic and delightful. Sounds of Michael Buble  and 1940s sounds filled the air. So romantic.   Laurie Cordray, Photographer, was EVERYWHERE and did not miss anything. She is great and always a pleasure and so friendly and easy going and fun. I am anxious to see her wedding memories.  Lot of Dancing and celebration among the guests. A very special presentation was by Stephanie Troup Griffin(sister of the groom), who specializes in Irish Dancing , and is well known for being the best.
She was in Dublin, Ireland recently and was tops in this competition. Everyone Loved the River Dancing at Cochino that she shared with us.
She was totally mesmerizing.
The  dancing and music did not stop until the very end.  Fireworks and sparklers sent the new couple on their way.  The Fireworks reflected in the lake and were the perfect send off.  Laurie Cordray Photography was again on the spot documenting this.  Cordray was there from beginning to the end. 
Wow !!! It was a wonderland wedding of spirit, sight and sound and reminiscent of  another era.
Britiany and Donovan may you live happily ever after.