Monday, May 4, 2020

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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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Evans and Matthews Wedding at Cochino Lodge

Mr. and Mrs. Matthews
The Wedding weekend was one of those crisp Winter days that was expected and prepared for.
The main lodge, niches and alcoves were exquisitely decorated by the Placker Sisterhood of the brides family. Aunts, mothers, grandmothers,  cousins and nieces all worked together with great ideas and imaginations to make it happen just as the Bride and Groom desired.  I must admit that the men worked as well.  We can't leave them out for sure.    What a lot of talent and artistry that went on for 2 days.  The setting was in the oldest county in Texas. This old soil has seen a lot of life's events and is still seeing them   happening to this day. What a great testament to this is the marriage of  Hillery Evans  and Hunter Matthews.  They were surrounded by so many friends and family. This was such an elegant group and some came a great distance. Groveton, Centralia, Apple Springs, Cypress, Houston and Lufkin were all represented. Those who call Groveton and Trinity County-the place that they were raised-- always have great weddings and such interesting people. The ladies in attendance braved the weather beautifully in gorgeous fur coats and dressed to the nines. The Bride wore a full length fur coat as well with the beautiful wedding gown trimmed in feathers.   Sooo lovely.
The photographer was Gina Placker Guidrey (Aunt of the Bride)who did the bridals as well as the wedding photographs. She will share with us soon.  The Wedding Cakes of both the bride and groom were delicious and beautiful. Cookies by Kristal Evans Enyart (sister of the Bride) and Hilda Evans (Mom of the Bride) were beautiful and so delicious. Each cookie was handmade/painted.  Very special addition to any sweets table at a wedding. Floral Arrangements were everywhere. The family of sisters created the arrangements themselves of fresh flowers and a variety of greenery of which the
  aroma of the eucalyptus filled the room. Laura Placker was the wedding coordinator.  She kept it all on time and in order. The delicious dinner was provided by Lufkin BBQ.  Everyone loves the yeast rolls with honey.  The wedding ceremony was provided by pastor Robert Langford.  This marked his 75th wedding to perform and several of them here at Cochino.   Amanda Aycock, a brides maid, played the piano  and sang during the wedding ceremony. She has a beautiful voice and is so talented. She is also a Cochino Bride.   I hope to hear her again soon at Cochino. 
Dalton Gauthier was sound, music and event coordinator.  It all goes well with Dalton, he orchestrates it as the Bride and Groom so choose.

What a great way  to start the new year.  ….
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Matthews