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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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Brazzil and Brown at Cochino Lodge

Ashlyn and Wacey
Mr. and Mrs. Brown

What a great attendance of guests.  There were many people in attendance. The celebration of a  beautiful wedding and couple by family and friends.  The backdrop entry was an arch leading to doors and barrels that was the design for the wedding backdrop..  The officiant of the wedding was pastor Otis Byers who had a delightful and meaningful presentation.  Hay bales were placed for seating of the many guests.  The reception decor was orchestrated by Ashlyn and her Crew.  The tables were adorned with log slices, brown vintage bottles, deer antlers 'by Wacey'. clear vintage bottles, and lanterns along with ages old oil lamps that our grandmothers used for lighting.  Such a great set up .  Totally Ashlyn and Wacey. This was not only a celebration of marriage but a huge family-friends reunion. There were the Browns, Brazzils, Stubblefields, Bentons, Carters, Woodards, Smoldas and so many more.  I enjoyed myself as I saw so many that I had not seen in years.
The reception food was by Janice Lewis Caterer. Her husband assisted in the setting up of the many trays of food. There was at least 15 feet of food consisting of dips, chips, seasoned crackers, relish trays, vegetable trays, fruit trays and many sandwich and meat and cheese  trays.  Everyone enjoyed the delicious artistry and culinary creations of Janice Lewis. She always has an abundance and no one leaves hungry. As a matter of fact, there was food to take home and food for into the night. 

The music, sound and wedding festivities orchestration was by Dalton Gauthier. What a night of FUN. The dancing was sooooooooo entertaining especially when the groomsmen were in the spotlight with a solo dance of their choosing. WHAT ENTERTAINMENT.  Dalton kept the crowd on the dance floor and announced throughout the night.

The Photographer was Kayla Michelle Moore. She does excellent works of art with her photography.  She makes a beautiful memory for your wedding. Always happy to have her at Cochino.; 

Everyone enjoyed themselves. So many memories were recalled. People reacquainted after 60 years or more.  The memory table had photographs  of Clayton Brazzil, grandfather of the Bride.  Clayton was remembered and times recalled.  Also Lucy Benton , great  grandmother of the bride was remember in many conversations. Lucy was such a delightful woman that met no strangers and who was loved by everyone. A good woman. 

The Rehearsal Dinner was by Tammy Smoldas and Pam Stubblefield and Helen Stubblefield  Ellis. It was so festive with  a South of the Border theme. Banners were colorful, braided rugs, southwest floral arrangements on the tables.  The entry was also set up with register and additional Mexican decor.  A huge rustic table, vintage cross and table 'arche'.  You were transformed to another setting at the rehearsal dinner. A large crowd gathered for this and enjoyed the pre-wedding get together.  The food was delicious.  This marked the beginning of the Wedding festivities.