Strawberry Pines—South Texas Venue







Want to know about the photographic possibilities?

It’s almost always a bit challenging to shoot a ceremony here because the pine trees cast so many long dramatic shadows. But, it’s usually only for the procession. As the couple and the wedding party are approaching the altar, they are quickly walking in and out of the shadows. However, once they reach the altar, they are pretty much fixed in one spot, and it’s easier to lock in an exposure. I’ve thought about how to fix this obstacle—if the aisle could be positioned in another direction or moved to another side of the barn. And while those might be solutions, it would definitely move the ceremony away from the towering pine trees which probably attract so many couples here in the first place. So, just make sure your photographer is skilled enough to make exposure decisions and changes on the fly, or else you will not be in love with your ceremony images if it happens to be on a sunny day.

Aside from that, The Pines, as it is affectionately called, is a beautiful, peaceful venue. When the doors on the west side of the barn are open at dusk, you and your guests will be able to witness the setting sun right from their reception seats.

There are pines trees, oak trees, and even flat wide open, grassy pastures. There’s a catfish pond and a pier to walk out on. Literally, hundreds of spots to make beautiful, romantic wedding day images.

Introduction of Strawberry Pines

Strawberry Pines is an authentic, 100-year-old barn situated on __ acres of what used to be a real working cattle ranch. And from time to time, you can still see some of the owners’ Charolais cattle grazing in the east, irrigated pasture.

Strawberry Pines is situated just 30 minutes south of San Antonio.

Venue Options

To secure your wedding date, _____ is required.

The base price of $4,480 includes the use of the barn only from Tuesday through Thursday. If you want more of Strawberry Pines’ wedcation experience, you’ll have to invest in one of their stay-over packages ranging from $6000 to $10.5k.

The barn is not climate-controlled and chair and table rentals are not included in the rental fee. But dollar for dollar, Strawberry Pines is an excellent value given the overnight options and the number of guests who can stay.

Ceremony, Cocktail & Reception Details

Ceremony options are pretty much endless. However, most couples choose to exchange vows underneath the towering pine trees on the front lawn. But, because of the way the 100-year-old barn has been built and added onto, it’s basically in three separate and divided parts. A ceremony could take place in any area of the barn, and still have an area reserved for the reception. A bit of a walk past the barn, there are a few Live Oak trees that would make an equally beautiful backdrop to a wedding ceremony.

Cocktail hour options include the area of the barn just outside the kitchen or the lawn area.

Receptions are usually in the barn, sometimes usually all three areas.

Other Amenities

Three separate houses for overnight lodging (Rock House, Cabin, Ranch House)
Air-conditioned kitchen
Stocked catfish tank
Fire ring behind the rock house


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Outside Vendors Allowed—
Same-Sex Marriages Allowed—

Darlene & Woode Henry
1287 W, FM 476
Poteet, TX 78065
(210) 296-1764

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