Monday, June 13, 2016

Wedding Venue Lufkin, Texas Lufkin, Nacogdoches,San Augustine, Livingston, Center, Diboll, Douglass,Alto, Wells,Groveton,Applesprings, Crockett Texas Wedding Venue


The East Texas Wedding Venue.  Great for Outdoor Weddings and a protected Mid Deck Retreat for those rainy days. 

     East Texas Weddings....Plan your next adventure in the heart of Davy Crockett National Forest. Enjoy the unique atmosphere that Cochino has to offer. Cochino is just minutes from Lufkin, Texas , Angelina County with a scenic drive to Cochino as well as minutes from Houston County's Crockett, Texas, Groveton, Pennington, Centralia, Little Centerville, with Nacogdoches a little further. St. Augustine, Livingston, Jasper, Center and everything inbetween.   The Cochino Lodge with inside table seating for 90 also (Mid Deck  has 14 -6 foot tables  and serpentine or u-shaped table for total seating of  150 ) Dance Deck with 14 bistro tables and  - 6foot tables for a total of 60- or more seating)  old items from a distant era, full kitchen, bar, and two bathrooms inside. Pier and Boat House  on the lake. Enjoy a mile long nature trail with abundant plant life and signs of many animals as they hide from the visitor. Enjoy the 45 acre lake and the waterfowl that make it their home. Go Fishing before and after the Wedding if you choose. While relaxing on the veranda, watch the sun set, as the sounds of night begin to entertain, the birds return to their nests, and the clouds give way to the constellations. A beautiful view, relaxing times, and a memory that will last forever.

A perfect time for the Wedding to Begin.

For the Perfect Wedding and to minimize stress consider Cochino Lodge. Brides from Lufkin, Texas and surrounding areas of Crockett, Nacogdoches, Kennard, Pennington, Groveton have enjoyed weddings here. As well as St. Augustine, Center, Jasper, Livingston, Madisonville, Hunninton, Hudson and Etoile, etc.  The following is furnished for your pleasure and included in the basic price:

Tables, chairs, table cloths(cloths furnished for inside lobby) (seating inside 90, plus the mid-deck and dance deck ; Gallery and lawn seating, choice of several  trellis, wire flower baskets, 200 white gardenchairs for outside weddings or use church benches and pews, white lights placed inside and out, white swag tulle in place, 10 large rockers for veranda, Cake table, Candy or cookie buffet area, Cake server, silver candlebras, mirror, lot of Vases and Candy Buffet Containers, lace tablecloth, beverage cooler, artificial greenery, 14 large round tables and chairs for mid deck, 3 large  60 inch tables and chairs and 14 tall bistro tables and stools for dance deck, small ice machine. Ring the traditional bell when the couple are married, tables inside lodge have basic decor that you may or may not use or add to as you desire. The lodge is Wedding Ready, all you have to do is to add the finishing touches yourself and set up your chairs and trellis as you would like it to be. You may choose to come the day before to decorate and practice your ceremony. Cozy Cabins are available for rent: Steed Cabin (2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen/living, front porch), Cricket House (Queen Bed-bedroom/bath), Boat House (located on the water . Has bedroom and King Bed with deck to enjoy lake--Unique)Crib bedroom with king bed and regular bed. Minnie-marie cottage  sleeps 6, Gypsy sleeps 4.  Bird sleeps 2.

For more information please contact :
Suzanne Steed
936-655-3295 (Home) leave message if no answer
936-546-5636 (Work)

When you plan your wedding at Cochino, please request a list of:

Vendors or Check out my facebook Suzanne Steed and go to 'Pages' where there is a list of Wedding Information.

                  To see all Wedding Photographs, be sure to look at "older posts" at the end of each section of photographs.  Located in bottom right corner. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cochino Lodge Location

 Directions to Cochino Lodge
31deg 19'  01.17" N
95 deg 06' 40.50"W

Before you Visit, Please Call for Time and Appointment

I am very flexible but have to be notified first.

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Cochino Lodge  Kennard, Texas

Monday, July 6, 2015

Married in the Oldest County in Texas at COCHINO LODGE

Courtney Phipps and Warren Chapman
are now
Mr. and Mrs. Chapman

It was a fairy tale wedding from beginning to end. A wonderland of Romance reflecting the love the couple have for each other, their families and friends. No one was left out, if not attending in person the memory of those special ones were in the midst of the crowd in spirit. A darling new family confirmed by the wedding vows and ceremony to be one.
The weekend's ambiance was set by Connie Wells, Absolutely Fabulous,  who took the bride's desires and set them into motion with a force that would not stop. Beauty swirled in every corner throughout the Lodge's many areas of entertainment.  White lights were everywhere creating soft lighting throughout. There were pops of color that added an element of entertainment and surprise. Long narrow streamers of fabric hung from the entry trees to the Lodge, blowing in the breeze, and could be seen as the guests arrived. The couple married on the veranda, as was it was called in days of old, the porch was decorated with greenery and wisteria  and hung from the arch as well. The guests were seated below on church benches underneath the trees facing the porch. The wedding was directed by Connie Wells nothing was left undone. All went so smoothly. 
Once the wedding was completed, it was time for refreshments and music. Connie and Joe Wells are a great team when it comes to making an event 'one to remember'. The food was delicious that the Wells prepared. No one left hungry, that is for sure. Seconds were had and the watermelon disappeared.  Daniel??????????  where did it go????
The Beautiful Cakes were by Helen Bohnet. She is truly an artist. The Bride's cake was HUGE. Please see the enclosed photographs, you will love it.  check out Helen Bohnet on Facebook and get an idea of  all that she can do. She delivers as well. 
The Wedding DJ, Dalton Gauthier, provided the sound for the ceremony and  wedding  and music for the reception, dinner and dance as well as Karaoke.  There was some 'more' dancing by young and older alike.  The Wedding Dj is great at announcing and moving the reception and dancing in the right direction.  

I hope to see the families and friends and of course the bride and groom in times to come. It seems as if I have known them all before. A great familiar feel to this big family. May we meet again soon at Cochino Lodge for more celebrations and good times. Next time, maybe we can all can fish more and have  longer days of celebration. 

Please enjoy my Photographs. The PROFESSIONAL photographer at the wedding will hopefully send her wedding designer shots. I am looking forward to this. 

Connie directing Wedding

Helen  Bohnet Wedding Cake Designer
Beautiful state of the Art.
Livingston, Texas

The Wells .... work in all areas of wedding preparation

Connie Wells Great Decor Great Attitde
Wonderful Ideas

Connie Wells, Absolutely Fabulous Weddings
and Joe Wells 

The Wedding DJ  Dalton Gauthier