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)

                  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, November 8, 2019

Josh and Katie..Welcome to a New Togetherness

Mr. and Mrs. Little

What a couple !!! They now have their lives mapped out and going in a great direction.  Over the last months I have gotten to know this couple and find that they are mindful,  well planned, know what they want and how to accomplish this.  What a lovely wedding, mystical and magic.  The décor was beautiful and elegant.  The couple had  made many signs for their wedding which added such an artistic touch.  On the tables were lanterns and small photographs of the bride and groom when they were very young.  On the west veranda tables , live twisted greenery was placed in the middle down the entire length of the table. Stunning. I Loved this touch.  A great ambiance was created for the wedding events.
Some Guests came from a great distance. One in particular  who flew 24 hours  to get to the wedding at Cochino. Conroe, Houston, Spring, Cypress,Crosby also represented other areas that the guests traveled from.  When the guests arrived on Friday and Saturday the family pets were introduced to country life and the forest.  These attended the wedding as well, with the little "pig" wearing a tutu and prancing down the wedding aisle.  The wedding was held at the waters edge of  the Lake at Cochino.  This was the 'maiden voyage' for this site.  Real rose petals were sprinkled down the entire length of the walk to the lake. Beautiful and so romantic.  The guests sat under two giant Oak trees facing the arch and lake. The tall pine trees were on the opposite bank reaching toward the beautiful sky.  What a  backdrop.  Dalton Gauthier performed the ceremony with the desires of the couple kept in mind.  The cord of three strands was a part of the ceremony as well as the branding of wood to document their special day. 
There were guests who had ties to Houston County and knew residents who were here years ago. It was great to reminiscent with the  guests remembering how it was growing up and visiting here. It was all so familiar. The Durrets were mentioned  as well as Dorothy Corbitt.  It was good to see Pam Lowery here at the wedding of her niece. It had been a while since I had seen her. Always so friendly.

  The food was more than abundant and delicious. Chantilly Bliss, was the wedding buffet coordinator. Sherry met the caterers and immediately put the food on the Steam table and other items on ice. She had the beverages ready and all in order when the Buffet began.   Chantilly Bliss and her crew...Taylor and Landon, know how to host and serve a perfect dinner for the  family and friends to enjoy. You do not have to worry with Chantilly Bliss at the helm.  You leave it all to her and have a carefree time. Chantilly Bliss also had a coffee bar that was thoroughly enjoyed by the guests.  Her décor makes the buffet all the more enjoyable.
After the reception dinner speeches were made and the cake was cut. This was the  large and beautiful cake everyone enjoyed. The wedding events were  announced by Dalton Gauthier as well as providing the sound, music, and microphones .  First dances, garter  and bouquet toss, games, fireworks and sparkler send off were announced by Dalton. Then Dalton had the music to begin and  dancing and visiting was enjoyed. . 
Laurie Cordray was the photographer who got every wedding event right down to the last blast of fireworks in the sky. (The fireworks were awesome and so enjoyable on that November night. ) Laurie Cordray has a creative and artistic eye for the unique photographs she captures.  Always a pleasure to have her here. Making memories for a lifetime.  She is fast getting the peek preview up for us all to enjoy.  The wedding was November 2 and November 4 we all got the preview. WOW.
May this couple live happily ever after. Remember their vows and live by them. OH, and come and visit Cochino and Me often.You know I am here on Sundays, what else ya' gotta' do anyway??? I'll miss yall if you don't show up sometimes.

 Chantilly Bliss was the wedding coordinator at Cochino for the wedding of Josh and Katie
 Chantilly Bliss

Chantilly Bliss wedding buffet coordinator at the Little Wedding

Chantilly Bliss Coffee bar. So well decorated  for the guests to enjoy

Chantilly Bliss arranges the buffet as well as providing décor for the area

Dalton Gauthier officiant for the Cochino Lodge wedding

 Dalton Gauthier Wedding officiant  for the cochino Lodge wedding
 Dalton Gauthier DJ, sound and music for the  Wedding of Josh and Katie

Dalton Gauthier at the water's edge of Cochino




Chantilly Bliss Coffee Bar, enjoyed on a crisp night at Cochino