Dove Nest Estate is a unique rustic industrial wedding venue with a lot of character nestled in the hills of the charming TX countryside just outside Gatesville, minutes from Killeen and Belton. Newly renovated, this unique property embraces nature and the classic southern country style while offering sleek amenities in abundance. Here, industrial aesthetic and plush meadows abound, providing you with endless opportunities for your everlasting union.
Every inch of Dove Nest Estate is tailored and designed for large weddings of up to 300 guests. Between The Nest's flexible 7,500 square-foot climate controlled interiors, outdoor patio, courtyard and ceremony site, along with The Saloon and 4,500 square-foot Pavilion, you will find ample space to enjoy your big day. The grounds are just as stunning, its wide expanses filled with mature oak trees, cactus beds, and vibrant bluebonnets in the spring. If you wish to stay immersed in the cool Texas breeze for the entirety of your day, this incredible space effortlessly transforms into a live music arena. Meanwhile, The Nest offers the ultimate contemporary barn setting, enriched with high steel beams with floor to ceiling windows. The space has been expertly designed to optimize light and air, allowing guests to flow inside and out easily. The adjacent Saloon is the real gem of the property, paying perfect homage to the décor of the Old West. Here, you can find a 1,600 square-foot full-service bar, an industrial smoker, and an enticing fireplace. Further features include the dressing rooms, outdoor ceremony site and courtyard, lounge areas, tables and chairs.
Located only a 70-minute drive from Austin and a 45-minute drive from Waco, Dove Nest Estate is ideal for weekend-long destination weddings in central Texas. Five fully-furnished cabins are available on-site, with ample space for up to six guests, including four-legged VIPs. In addition to the extensive event spaces, the property also features an off-road track, hiking trails, and all-terrain vehicles to discover the grounds.