I have always had a passion for weddings! I originally attended college in order to pursue my dream of becoming a wedding planner. I worked as an intern in Dallas for The Wedding Party Studio for the duration of my college career. Making someone’s dream day come true was such an inspiring goal. Like most, I took a turn in my career path and worked in the fashion industry for a while. But, there was a void and I didn’t understand why. My best friend was getting married a few years later and it all came flooding back to me. I missed weddings so much. The thought came to mind about opening my own venue so that I could be around weddings all the time. I am so happy that I followed my heart and took the plunge to make my dream come true so that now, I can help others make theirs come to life.
about the barn
We bought the land in October of 2015. We searched for months and months for the perfect piece of land that was surrounded by trees. It was a raw piece of land that had a small opening where the barn now sits. We started the process of leveling the land; we cleared the area, but didn’t have to take down any trees which was a major plus! We had a wonderful builder and a great team to get the building going. I spent long hours perfecting the plans. I knew just what I wanted and had to work my magic to get it there. The paint was something we put extra effort into to make it the perfect blend of distressed and chic. We spent multiple days looking for lights that highlighted each room and would make each space feel fabulous.
My dad did not understand why I had to have the second floor just for the bridal suite. Our 800 sqft bridal suite is a spacious oasis for our brides and her girls to relax and enjoy the day. Our room is filled with a full-sized mirror which makes for great pictures of the bride getting her dress on, a wall to hang her dress as well as bridesmaids’ dresses, 4 vanities, and a full-sized bathroom with multiple vanities. We even have a window overlooking the indoor ceremony area for the bride to sneak-a-peak. He now understands the upstairs area since every time that we give tours, it’s always a WOW factor from each person as they enter the room. Don’t worry, our groom’s suite was not forgotten about. It is filled with lots of space and many games to keep the guys entertained, as well as a full bathroom just for them!
We also have two bar areas connected to the kitchen. They are located on both sides of our foyer, giving our guests plenty of room to enjoy the day! There is a built-in photo booth area, a large lobby for guests to gather for cocktail hour, and huge courthouse doors that enter into the reception room that we turned into sliding barn doors. The barn has leaded glass from the early 1800s and beams that were brought in from Oregon, and are the perfect touch to the room.
Meet Sara Brewer, the Owner of The Establishment Barn. Sara has been a boss woman since she graduated from the University of North Texas. She has over a decade of experience with event and wedding coordinating, which led to her dream of owning her own venue. When she is not leading a team or brainstorming how to expand her business, you can find her being the greatest wife and mom to Austen, Beckett, Cruz and Tex. Sara believes that loyalty, flitter, and awkward laughter are all things you can’t have enough of.
Meet Micaela Brewer, The Establishment Barn’s Brand Coordinator. Micaela attended Baylor University and pursued her passion of serving people through sales and marketing. She has been in the wedding industry for over 4 years. When she is not creating new ways for us to shine, she is exploring culture and cuisine locally and abroad. Micaela believes in serving everyone always.. even is that means with a good ‘dad joke.’
Meet Christy Miller, the Venue Manager for The Establishment Barn. For 15 years, she has made sure that love, laughter and fun is had by all in this industry. Her husband of 39 years, 3 kids and 5 grand babies keep her young and inspire her daily. Christy loves working hard in the yard and having fun on the lake. Christy believes that pink and glitter are the greatest colors, and her personality shows it!
Meet Megan Wade, The Establishment Barn’s Wedding Consultant. She was raised in Rowlett, TX and this is where her love for hospitality management grew. She has been in the wedding industry for over 4 years. When she is not giving tours or making your day special, you can find her on the lake with friends and family. Megan believes that friendships, love, and shows are all a girl ever needs.
Meet Macey Weable from Rockwall, Texas. She is Social Media Manager for The Establishment Barn. She currently attends Texas Tech University and pursuing her passion for communications. Macey has traveled to Vietnam over 10 times, and has 2 adopted sisters. When she is not inspiring you through content, she is traveling in style. Macey believes that connection, family, and a giggled can truly make the world go ’round.