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West River House Welcomes You

A Stunning  Lakefront Wedding Venue for Wedding Ceremonies, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Events,  Memorials, Showers and Reunions

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A Wedding Venue that Excites by Day and Night 

Everything You Need To Discover New Braunfels, Texas in Style

Lakefront Ceremonies & Dining 

New 4100 sq. ft. patio has a 40'x40' tent with lights all cantilevered over Lake Dunlap and included in the cost.  

Catering Choices Couples Control

Choose from our list of  preferred caterers and restaurants or choose a caterer of your own to get the rehearsal and wedding dinner just right.


4 Suites 

All suites are on huge balconies overlooking Lake Dunlap with floor-to-ceiling glass and ensuite bathrooms.

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Wedding Venue Amenities 

Two complete washer dryers service each side of the house. 

Four rooms are cabled for full coverage of all sporting events. Lounge and kitchen-family room have 85” Samsung Neo high-definition screens. 

Pocket doors make it possible to divide the house between the two kitchens so two families can comfortably share the wedding venue with two bedrooms allocated to each side.  

High capacity Wi-Fi for 160 persons is enabled in the entire wedding venue. 

The music sound system in all rooms and patio is operational via an app to control room-by-room volumes and eliminate the necessity for a DJ. Couples download their playlists from all the major sources, set it, and forget it.

Access our dock on Lake Dunlap with new dam now complete and the lake filled to capacity.

New expansive pier/patio that cantilevers 23' over the lakefront with space for our 40'x40' tent.

Parking for 12 cars in driveway at front of property with half a mile of additional parking along Mary Boulevard on both sides of road for large gatherings. The wedding venue  has an 8 person golf cart for shuttle service from the parking area with valet parking options.

Access to Gruene Hall and the majority of hotels in New Braunfels are within a 15 minutes' drive or less.  Gruene Hall 4.7 mi, Austin Airport: 44 mi, San Antonio Airport: 25 mi, New Braunfels Airport: 3.3 mi, San Marcos Airport: 21 mi

(Leann Rimes' "Live" album was recorded at Gruene Hall) 


 Wedding Venue Hosting

West River House is committed to excellence both as a stunning wedding venue space and with the services we provide. Clients can choose from our popular event hosting services, or customize their own. When you celebrate your special occasion with us, we’ll accommodate all of your event hosting needs, with the entire West River House team here to serve you.

Photographers and videographers to record your event are available upon request.

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History & Architecture

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When Kurt Feick reached out to Bart Culbertson to design a special event center in New Braunfels, Texas, Bart brought a way of doing things that he had learned from the mid-century masters of architecture. As one of the few contractors trusted by Philip Johnson, Bart previously had renovated the 5 structures at the famous "Glass House" in New Canaan, CT. Mr. Feick, a childhood friend of the architect, was living in one of the modern masterpieces by Harvard 5 architect Eliot Noyes. In short, Mr. Feick knew what he wanted and most definitely knew what he didn't.  Sitting side-by-side throughout the entire Covid epidemic, Mr. Culbertson designed what has come to be called "West River House".  


The house is an homage to a famous covered bridge over the West River in West Dummerston, Vermont. The bridge structure has a 25-foot-high interior gable which spans a large gallery serving as the dining area for large events.  Beyond the historic feel of the gable, with its authentic aged barnwood and decorated with antiques sprinkled around the wings, the house transitions to a mid-century modern structure with floor to ceiling glass as you cross to the south side of the house facing the lake. 


Breathtaking balconies overlook Lake Dunlap providing a treehouse sensation where you can watch birds of prey, herons and our resident cardinals. We hope you enjoy the views, both inside and out--night and day. 

Get in Touch

West River House 

1193 Lone Star Drive 

New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Kurt Feick

Wedding Venue Manager


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