West River House Welcomes You
A Stunning Venue For Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Meetings, Homecoming Weekends, Memorials, Showers and Reunions
Everything You Need To Discover New Braunfels, Texas in Style
Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinners & Celebrations
Sleeps 10 in 4 suites
5 full bathrooms, 2 powder rooms
(1 wheelchair accessible)
West River House Art Collection
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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 might share a rental with two bedrooms allocated to each side.
High capacity Wi-Fi is enabled in the entire house.
Music sound system in all rooms and patio is operational via app to control room-by-room volumes.
Dock and access to Lake Dunlap will be open Fall 2023 upon completion of new dam.
Parking for 6-10 cars in driveway and at front of property with half a mile of additional parking along Mary Boulevard on both sides of road for large gatherings.
Access to Gruene Hall and the majority of hotels in New Braunfels is 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)
West River House is committed to excellence both as a stunning 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.
History & Architecture
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.
"Grace comes by art, and art does not come easy""