Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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 inbetween.   The Cochino Lodge with inside table seating for 90 also (Mid Deck  has 14 -6 foot tables  and serpentine or u-shaped table for total seating of  150 ) Dance Deck with 14 bistro tables and  - 6foot tables for a total of 60- or more seating)  old items from a distant era, full kitchen, bar, and two bathrooms inside. Pier and Boat House  on the lake. 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, table cloths(cloths furnished for inside lobby) (seating inside 90, plus the mid-deck 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, lace tablecloth, beverage cooler, artificial greenery, 14 large round tables and chairs for mid deck, 3 large  60 inch tables and chairs and 14 tall bistro tables and stools for dance deck, small ice machine. Ring the traditional bell when the couple are married, tables inside lodge have basic decor that you may or may not use or add to as you desire. The lodge is Wedding Ready, all you have to do is to add the finishing touches yourself and set up your chairs and trellis as you would like it to be. You may choose to come the day before to decorate and practice your ceremony. Cozy Cabins are available for rent: Steed Cabin (2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen/living, front porch), Cricket House (Queen Bed-bedroom/bath), Boat House (located on the water . Has bedroom and King Bed with deck to enjoy lake--Unique)Crib bedroom with king bed and regular bed. Minnie-marie cottage  sleeps 6, Gypsy sleeps 4.  Bird sleeps 2.

For more information please contact :
Suzanne Steed
936-655-3295 (Home) leave message if no answer
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When you plan your wedding at Cochino, please request a list of:

Vendors or Check out my facebook Suzanne Steed and go to 'Pages' where there is a list of Wedding Information.

                  To see all Wedding Photographs, be sure to look at "older posts" at the end of each section of photographs.  Located in bottom right corner. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Brttany Martinez and Josh Yankiver
A great Cochino Lodge Wedding

Guests gathered for a wedding on the Tree House Deck.  The huge oak tree limbs framed the floral arch created by Dawn Gauthier, who also was the wedding designer.  The Bride's ideas were put into artistic motion. Beautiful.   Moss hung from the low tree limbs making for a very romantic ceremonial site reminiscent of a  southern wedding.  The colors were coral and turquoise that created  very festive and vibrant ambiance for enjoying dinner and dancing.  The wedding ceremony was performed by Dalton Gauthier. The ceremony had jewish traditions as well. The 'breaking of the glass'  was engaging and had a great lesson to remember throughout a marriage. "Mazel tov" was shouted by the guests meaning 'good luck'.   The fragility of the glass suggests the fragility of human relationships.  The glass is broken to protect the marriage with the implied prayer...'as the glass shatters, so may your marriage never break.'  Jewish Menorahs flanked each side of the mantle with soft glowing candles.
The Hora, the classic celebratory dance that almost all Jewish weddings include was totally enjoyed by everyone.  The couple was seated on chairs and lifted into the air, by very strong groomsmen, with dancing about the dance floor.  A handkerchief was waved about and the couple hold the ends 
 symbolizing the couple connecting to each other.  Entertaining the bride and groom, in this fashion,  on their wedding day is not only a mitzvah(good deed) but also an obligation.  
The gathering of a fun and loving group of people wishing the new couple a happily ever after life together.  

Sparkle and Shine Photography did a great job getting the right moments for the new couple to enjoy.  
Dalton Gauthier was the sound and music.  He also announced the events as the night progressed. Not missing any important event.  Always great.

 Mauricio, with Ray's Food Court, had an enormous amount of delicious food. Including boiled shrimp in a bag, baked chicken, beef tips, rice, potatoes, salad,  corn and a lot more. 

Dawn Gauthier was the wedding designer and worked with the bride and groom to create the exact wedding feel that they wanted.  Dawn has unique, one of a kind, youthful and lasting memories for weddings. No stress. 


'Breaking of the Glass"
Wedding Officiant , Dalton Gauthier. 

Dalton Gauthier, Wedding Sound and Music as well as
Announcing of Events

Dawn Gauthier, designer, Lighting of the menorah  

Dawn Gauthier putting on final touches of wedding decor

Dawn Gauthier Arch

Decor, Dawn Gauthier

Decor, Dawn Gauthier

 Dawn Gauthier and the 'birthday girl'.

The Grandfather keeping watch over the 
wedding, making sure it all goes well.