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22
September
2016
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Amanda and Connor

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Photographer: Michelle Echavarria Photography Cake: Sweet Cakes 4 U Planner: Thistlewood by Leslie Hayes Flowers: Thistlewood In House Designer Leslie Hayes

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16
August
2016
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Dramatic Ceremony Backdrops

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Wedding ceremonies at Thistlewood Manor are typically outdoors – a growing trend for some time. Spring and fall weddings are especially popular in Texas since the weather is generally lovely.  You may choose from several location options for your ceremony site here, such as the tree grove, in front of the fountain, or at our new “chapel.”  Further, you can invigorate your ceremony […]

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16
August
2016

Made my dreams come true

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I can not say enough how fabulous and wonderful this venue is. Leslie and Trisha were fantastic to work with, and they really made my dreams come true for my wedding. Everything they put together as a venue was perfect. The ease of having the ceremony on site, in front of a gorgeous church face, […]

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30
July
2016

Portraits of Art

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We wanted to share with you these stunning sunset portraits of some few newly-wed couples here at Thistlewood. While enhancing the natural beauty of our growing landscaping, a beautiful sunset can transform a regular portrait into a piece of art. Are you planning sunset or dusk photos for your wedding day? Here are a few tips for […]

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22
July
2016
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Romantic Wedding Theme

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Romantic wedding themes flourish here at Thistlewood Manor.  Various shades of white and ivory adorn the ballroom walls and floors providing the perfect backdrop for elegant events of any palette.  For this event, we used the popular colors of blush and grey (or serenity) with beautiful pops of pastel and bright colors with tulips, roses, lisianthus and billy balls mixed with lots of […]

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17
July
2016
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Burnett’s Boards: upscale manor wedding with a free-spirited twist

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Beautiful post made by Burnett’s Boards, a wedding inspiration blog: “While upscale in venue (a gorgeous Texas manor home & garden!) and details (hello silver!), this wedding editorial shoot from Nicole Chatham Photography and Heather Benge Events brings in some free-spirited bohemian elements…” (Read and see more here)         

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24
June
2016

Highly, highly recommended!

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After an extensive search for venues in the Austin area, I discovered Thistlewood Manor just south in Kyle. I was looking for a venue with a very elegant, romantic feel, and this was THE MOST beautiful one I found. The bridal room to get ready provides an absolutely gorgeous backdrop for photos with the furniture and […]

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11
June
2016

Excellent wedding venue. Thank you Thistlewood!

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My wife and I had a wonderful wedding planning experience with Thistlewood. Tricia and Leslie went out of their way to make sure that we got everything we wanted on our wedding day. It was PERFECT. We couldn’t have asked for more. The property is gorgeous inside and out. The staff is extremely courteous and […]

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11
May
2016
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Skip the Petals and the Pillow

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Let’s think outside of the box! We have all been to weddings with the flower girl tossing petals, and the ring bearer holding a pillow. But just because this is customary, doesn’t mean your little ones have to carry on the tradition!  Dramatic flowers, flowing ribbon wands, a sweet parasol, various halos, or a crystal adorned pomander are […]

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03
May
2016
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Hot Floral Trend: Hanging Arrangements

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We are in love with these hanging arrangement ideas! You can most certainly pull off these looks for your ceremony site at our cluster of tress or under an arch. Hang individual bud vases with crystals from the trees, lanterns filled with flowers or pomanders, or garlands of flowers and organza. We have some sweet chandeliers to combine with […]

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01
May
2016
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Mary and William

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Frist Year Anniversary Photographer: Tyler Schmitt with The Mill Photography Studio   Photographer: Tyler Schmitt with The Mill Photography Studio Planner: Michelle Bromley with Here to Help!

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12
April
2016
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Brides of Austin Magazine: Luxe Locations: Thistlewood Manor

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Thank you to Brides of Austin for the beautiful post!       Located in Kyle, Texas, just minutes southwest of Austin, Thistlewood Manor is the perfect wedding locale for timeless elegance. With their ornate decor, sweeping grand staircase and breathtaking chandeliers, there’s no place like it! Inspired by french architecture and offering both indoor and outdoor […]

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08
January
2016

I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants an elegant wedding and wants to work with amazing people.

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My experience with this venue was nothing but perfect! I loved my experience from the day I first toured the venue to when I left it on my wedding day. Tricia and Leslie were great at answering all my questions promptly and really worked with my ideas for my wedding. They were so cooperative and […]

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23
December
2015
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Wedding Traditions, Why do we do the things we do?

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Ever wonder why we have the traditions we do during a wedding? Just recently I was looking up reasons behind some of our wedding customs and thought they were so much fun that I had to share a little trivia with you. Here are some questions you might not know the answers to. Some of their […]

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17
November
2015
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Something Blue

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Blue weddings have always been a very classic, elegant theme and never goes out of style! Yet, this color is slowly gaining even more in popularity, especially this upcoming fall and winter season. Here at Thistlewood Manor we are very excited to see how many brides will be coordinating their weddings in this classic, elegant affair. […]

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03
November
2015
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Don’t Let The Rain Ruin Your BIG Day!

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They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck, but it usually doesn’t feel like it. It’s your day, so why has Mother Nature made this about her?! Luckily rain on your big day isn’t the end of the world. If you’re in Central Texas, like us, you aren’t used to rain; however, when […]

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October
2015
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Audra and Gavin

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Photographer: Sean Wray Cake: Simply Delicious Planner: Here to Help: Michelle Arch: Mancino Florals: ZuZu’s Strings: Angelic Strings

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17
October
2015
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Christine and Nick

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Christine + Nick Hernandez from Complete Weddings + Events on Vimeo. Wedding Coordinator: Hot Dots- Lindsay Rosenberg Cake: Sweet Treets Photography and Videography: Complet- Mitch, Reagan

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September
2015
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Don’t Forget The Sign-in/Escort Cards

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Your sign-in table and escort card/seating chart for your wedding is going to be the first decoration that your guests are going to see coming into your reception. Many brides forget to decorate these tables. You can really convey your theme for your wedding here and you can give your guest a nice “WOW” factor […]

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09
September
2015
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Looking Your Best For Your Wedding

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Hi everyone, it’s me Leslie, the on site wedding coordinator for Thistlewood Manor, again. Another one of my ticks of trade I have is working with wedding gowns for 4 years while receiving a fashion design degree. Choosing your wedding gown can be a very trying process that can get very discouraging and frustrating. I’m here today […]

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  • About Us

    Looking for an Extraordinary setting for your wedding Celebration? If timeless Elegance is in your dreams, look no further than Thistlewood Manor. This gorgeous ballroom with its grand staircase, amazing chandeliers, and marble-like floors make it a magical place for your wedding reception.

  • Contact Info

    Our Location:
    1520 Roland Lane
    Kyle, TX 78640
    Phone: (512) 268-1900
    Email: info@thistlewoodmanor.com