This beautiful new Texas venue is perfect for a girls getaway

Categories   Bachelorette + Shower, Wedding Venue

Anyone planning a bachelorette party or girls’ getaway in the coming months? The Cactus Moon Lodge, an intimate new Texas venue and lodge, might just be the perfect respite for some quality time and a little R&R. Photographer Ashley Sawtelle captured their spring welcome party, a laidback yet sophisticated dinner party around the concept A Love Letter To Texas, designed by The Nouveau Romantics, in celebration of the upcoming season. Event AND interior inspo? Yes please!

This beautiful new Texas venue is perfect for a girls getaway

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

Cactus Moon Lodge is a seven casita ranch + lodge for retreats and events on 20+ acres in Texas Hill Country. They also host micro weddings and would obviously be a lovely elopement venue, too!

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

The venue was brought to life by a family with a rich history in West Texas and Mexico, all siblings with art and design backgrounds who wanted to create a gathering space that honors the landscape and many stories surrounding it: The details and curiosities embedded in the lodge came from the desire to create a reflective mood  on the past. Using materials that might have been on the land 300 or 400 years ago when the land was in Mexico, and marrying them with design sensibilities in modern Texas.

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

The perfect tent for al fresco dining, no?

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

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Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

Florals by Davy Grey & The Perfect Petal were pulled from the classic “yellow rose of Texas” and the floral installation in the tent was foraged branches and foliage, tinged with a small growth of florals that represent resilience and forever blooming, even in hardship. Resilience was a big theme for the vendors who gathered in one of their first dinner parties since Covid changed the industry.

Dinner Party at New Texas Venue Cactus Moon Lodge

Dinner party at Cactus Moon Lodge in Texas

Dinner party at Cactus Moon Lodge in Texas

Dinner party at Cactus Moon Lodge in Texas

The menu was crafted by Contigo Catering and featured modern take on Texan fare, and they served Texas wine by local winemakers, and extra charcuterie from a local artisan maker.

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Dinner party at Cactus Moon Lodge in Texas

Dinner party at Cactus Moon Lodge in Texas

Reception under tent

The event’s design was inspired by colors of dusk in Texas Hill Country, and grasses, sun, sky, stone and cactus. So pretty!

Find more details on Cactus Moon Lodge here, and be sure to click through to the vendors below for more inspiration.

Venue: Cactus Moon Lodge | Design: The Nouveau Romantics | Photography: Ashley Sawtelle | Video: Peyton Frank | Florals: Davy Grey & The Perfect Petal | Catering: Contigo Catering | Tent Rental: Whim Hospitality | Tabletop Rentals: Table Manners | Other Rentals: Loot Rentals | Music: Django Foxtrot via Dart Collective | Charcuterie + Cheese Board: Casero Austin |Wine: Wine for the People & C.L. Butaud

 

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