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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                  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. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Gangstad and Womack united at Cochino Lodge

Mr. and Mrs. Womack

The feel of the wedding was Nature at its best. Old trees, moss, woodsy growth, rock, water, sky, wind and a little rain, things made of wood and all things that had been a part of nature for eons.  The forest surrounds Cochino and gave all it had to offer. The Bride had flowers in her hair and flowers were everywhere.  A memory was made.  
Many friends and family gathered to welcome new family members and to witness the ceremony of marriage.  The family pet was in the wedding as well to help them celebrate. The food was so abundant and prepared by the Groom's Grandfather and Uncles. What a feast of BBQ pork, beef, chicken, beans, fried catfish and potatoes, onion rings, banana pudding and I know I am leaving something out. It was delicious.  Dancing and dining music was music presented by Dalton Gauthier and was  enjoyed by everyone. He kept the celebration moving along in the right direction.  
The Photographer was Sarina Musick, who is at Cochino very frequently, and did a unique and wonderful job of capturing the wedding and events and guests. Always welcome at Cochino. She puts the wedding guests and bride and groom at ease with her manner. Gets some great shots. 

 Dawn Gauthier was the wedding designer and coordinator. Dawn created the setting for the ceremony of celebration. Flower arrangements were by Dawn as well. The Earth and  its forest and deep woods was Dawn's inspiration to fulfill the Bride's wishes.  Vintage Lanterns provided by Dawn and Bunny Gangstad were arranged on tables, Rock and leather napkin holders as well as River Birch vases made by Dorthella Branch  adorned tables as well.  Dawn had ground moss as well as tree moss entwined in the decor.  Manzanite trees  were throughout the lodge with moss and flowers highlighting them.  The Tree House deck had moss on the limbs that gave the old Southern  feel and  was gathered at the Dominy's Farm in Pennington.  The cake table was a vintage wooden table adorned with moss , wooden plateaus and succulents.  It was situated on the Tree House Deck. Dawn Gauthier decorated the archway and constructed the backdrop for the wedding of log bolts, candles and moss. She also directed the wedding ceremony. 

The Gangstad and Womack wedding was such fun and I met so many people that I enjoyed. It went smoothly even though the rains threatened.  This was a great gathering of families that I found family ties with through our Stubblefield Church next door to Cochino. I hope to see you all again soon.