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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                  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, April 16, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. Hughes

Rachael Bonney and Dustin Hughes
Wed at Cochino Lodge
Nogalus Prairie came to Cochino.  It was a pleasure to have many of the residents of Nogalus Prairie, Porter Springs, Lovelady, Grapeland, Crockett and Lufkin  What a great group of family and friends that helped to celebrate the wedding of Rachael and Dustin.  The family gathered on Friday to begin getting the Lodge in order for the wedding. The décor of fresh flowers in gold glitter decorated jars and rustic wood adorned each table. Photographs were also placed on the table along with deer antlers and pearls. The bride's cake table was decorated with 4 crates as  the backdrop and  held cup cakes and artistic decorated cookies. The  Bride's cake was placed in front of this and was beautiful as well as delicious. Vintage mirrors reflected the many lights creating a glow about the whole table.  The Groom's  table was about fishing, deer hunting, antlers, an old jalopy and last but not least...a sign which spelled it out...."The Hunt is Over".  The mother of the groom made a delicious cake decorated with ornate tiny deer. The cake stand was a wooden box that was made by Dalton Gauthier and blended perfectly with the rest of the décor. 
Over 150 guests enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner, prepared by Lufkin BBQ.  Chantilly Bliss owned by Sherry Gauthier was the Buffet Coordinator who set it all up.  She had the buffet area  decorated with large candles, greenery, palm trees, ferns  moss, a stump table, lanterns and signs.  The guests were transformed into another setting from the wedding ceremony into a very unique environment where the  food was kept hot, was arranged, served ,  tea made and the  coffee ready for the guests.. all coordinated and provided by Sherry of Chantilly Bliss.  Guests were served promptly and then proceeded to the Reception area to dine and have cake. 
Sound, Music and event announcement was provided by Dalton Gauthier.  He gets all of the important events rounded up so that the photographer can capture those Memorable moments. There was a race to catch the Bouquet and Garder and Laurie Cordray Photography recorded it all. She photographs often at Cochino and so happy to see her here. 
The Guests dined and visited with each other rounding out a beautiful celebration of the marriage of Rachael and Dustin.  I was delighted that the Bonneys and Hughes chose Cochino for their wedding celebration.  I knew Rachael's grandparents,  Bill and Peggy Bonney since I was 10 years old and that has been a LONG time .......and the Bride's parents are also named Bill and Peggy Bonney as well. I must say I was confused about these names at first.   Great seeing the Campbells of Nogalus as well. We recalled who was kin to whom most of the night. 
With the network of great families and friends this new couple has, life will be easier with these good role models for them to rely on and follow.
Mr. and Mrs. Hughes may you live happily ever after.