Kendall Plantation
(830)229-5090

An Elegant Day Awaits You.

 *Saturday October 3, 2015 is available*

A graceful grand staircase, sparkling chandeliers, exquisitely detailed mouldings, and elegant decor throughout make brilliant first impressions. Flawlessly decorated in neutral tones carefully chosen to blend with any wedding color, the Plantation’s romantic Antebellum-style architecture and elaborate interior WDCA_731embellishments are breathtaking. The focal point of Kendall Plantation is the spectacular grand ballroom, which features a spacious dance floor and room for 400 guests insidewith additional seating outside on the wrap around porches to enjoy the spectacular Texas Hill Country. Kendall Plantation is the most     elegant wedding ceremony and wedding reception venue in the Texas Hill Country. To see more pictures, follow us on Facebook, InstagramPinterestThe Knot , Wedding Wire, and  San Antonio Weddings .

 

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POSTED ON May 21, 2015

{Dear Bride}:

Please hire a wedding planner.

Love, {Your Venue}

Let’s face it, weddings are an investment. It is a one time, once in a lifetime magical event for two people to celebrate their union. It is also important to note that no wedding is perfect, or will be perfect. It just doesn’t exist. But, one way to get really close is to hire a professional wedding planner. As a venue manager, I have been in meetings with brides where a catering manager tells a client they don’t need a wedding planner. WOW. Those are the people who have no idea what a professional wedding planner offers to a client. The bottom line: venue coordinators are there because they are hired by the venue to maintain and manage the venue only. They work for the venue and not you. Their main goal is to ensure the facility runs smoothly. So, if you arrived to your venue and all your flower arrangements are wrong and the guests can’t figure out where they are supposed to sit, don’t look at the venue coordinator to help you out because they wont have a clue on what you wanted, they do not coordinate! The feedback from vendors I have worked with say more times than not, there is a huge difference between weddings with a planner vs. ones with out. Not only are the finishing touches and design usually better but also the flow of the event and communication between the parties.

Recently, Philip Chancellor with 5150 Productions (the most amazing DJ in the San Antonio area) told me there were 160 registered DJ’s in San Antonio. Really? How is a bride supposed to choose one?! A wedding planner has already developed relationships with vendors they are confident in recommending because they are talented, reliable and essentially the best in the business. Although venues have vendor recommendations, a wedding planner has a vast list of professional vendors that they work with and know, they know which ones show up on time,

communicate effectively, and are passionate about their services. They are able to look over contracts, negotiate prices, and be the go-between. These are things a venue manager would not necessarily be involved in.  The process of vendor research is extremely time consuming but a wedding planner is there to help you decide and bring you the resources that best fit your needs. Many times couples are so worn out with making decisions on their own that by the time the wedding is here, the process is no longer fun. A wedding planner does not make your decisions, but provides you with the tools needed to make the right decisions. They are your planning partners!

A few more reasons to hire a planner… You need a mediator. A planner is a good third-party mediator in tricky family situations. It is impossible to please everyone; however, at least a planner can give an unbiased opinion to help navigate problems.

Most often I hear “ I have family and friends who have volunteered to help me day-of” ….while this is a nice gesture, unless your family member is a professional wedding planner, it wont be fine. They are your guests and should not be working on your wedding day. They will be preoccupied with socializing, drinking a little too much champagne, and admiring how beautiful you look, taking hundreds of photos and not focused on the important details that make the event run smoothly.

In reality a planner can save you money and time. Not only by putting together a realistic budget, but also in the end, planners have relationships with vendors since they work on many weddings not just one, so they can use insider deals to save you on costs. There are many wedding horror stories I can share with you, but none of them start with a professional wedding planner. At the end of the day, I strongly encourage my brides to take advantage of what a professional wedding planner is worth. Let them make your dream a reality, let them be organized, build a timeline, troubleshoot, manage vendors, guests and all the details. Let them save you money, they are a resource of knowledge, a sounding board for decisions, a mediator, a therapist and a stress reducer. Give your family a break, a gift to yourself and a gift to your family. You deserve it!

Kristin Voss

{Kendall Plantation}

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Reviews

We loved working with Kristin! She made everything so easy for us and made sure the vendors we selected would perform their very best. The second we met her we knew she wouldn’t let us down! Not only is this venue absolutely breath taking, but you can utilize both inside and outside ceremony sites just in case!
From the husband- to all the fiances reading this, save yourself time by just selecting this venue because in the end- you’re going to pick it anyway!
Wedding: 11/20/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

We immediately fell in love with Kendall Plantation, and knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding!! Not only is the venue the perfect balance of country, class, and elegance, Kristin instantly makes you feel like family and takes a vested interest in the events held at KP. Kristin and her staff were extremely responsive and helpful from start to finish. No matter what I asked she helped to find the answer or product we were looking for. She provided suggestions for vendors and restaurants/hotels in the local area that was invaluable during the planning of our wedding. She certainly went above and beyond to make our day special!! The day of the event, although we had a coordinator, she remained involved to make sure everything was perfect! Our guests were blown away by the venue and couldn’t say enough nice things about the setting KP provides! We absolutely recommend this venue as well as Kristin and her staff.
Wedding: 11/09/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

Kristin was so nice to work with! You can tell she really put her heart and soul into making the Kendall Plantation detail perfect for any type of wedding. It’s got a great location, a great space for any guest size, and it’s absolutely breathtaking. She was also really helpful and flexible whenever I wanted to come visit the venue to show immediate family before the big day. And on the day of she was there making sure everything went on track. My wedding was wonderful and I am so glad that she let us use her venue for it; I couldn’t think of a better place to say “I do.”
Wedding: 10/17/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

There are no words can describe the feelings,joy and excitment when me and my family visited for the very first time to look at the venue for my son’s wedding. This venue has everything that we were looking for. I want to say about Kristen and her husband, they are absolutley very friendly and flexible people I have ever met. Kristen has done so much for my son’s wedding that thank you can not express my family gratitude to her. Whenever I have called she has always answered, without appointment she has allowed me to go to venue with my vendors and let me take care my business.She has been there on the phone or at the venue everytime when we needed her help, if she can’t answer to our question at the time we ask her then she will say I will find out for you and she has done it what she says. She is always there with big smile and lots of energy, amazing person.
I am from India and our wedding was done according our (Hindu) rituals and she made it possible which means a lot to our family.
we had wedding in the morning and reception in the evening so my guest had a chance to tell me that how beautiful this place is? They all were very impressed and enjoyed the venue a lot. some of the guests said that they had visited outdoor venues in the past but this venue is by far beat all other venues.
Wedding: 09/05/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

I really loved this venue for our wedding. The backdrop is stunning! My ONLY complaint… 20 stairs between you and the alter. It’s doable but tricky.
Wedding: 05/23/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

Absolutely beautiful place with everything that you need all rolled into one! You don’t even need to decorate because it is soooo beautiful! Kristin is wonderful to work with and I am SUPER happy with the approved vendors from her list! It was a magical day thanks to these folks!
Wedding: 05/17/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

Kendall Plantation was absolutely amazing! The venue was gorgeous and more than I could have imagined for the big day. Since I live in Oklahoma the owner Kristen was very thorough in making sure everything was prepared for the day of and she stayed in touch every step of the way. She even recommended my wedding planner who I could not have accomplished everything without.I gave 4.5 stars for flexibility, because they do book up very fast. My original date was going to be February, but we had to push it to May due to availability. Although, this worked out for us as May was absolutely gorgeous and the weather could not have been more perfect for us.I would most definitely recommend Kendall Plantation to anyone who is looking for a fairy tale wedding.Kendall Plantation responded with the following comments:
Kendall Plantation books out about 12-18 months in advance. It was a pleasure working with you and your family. We sincerely appreciate the wonderful review and so happy that May worked out for you.
Wedding: 05/03/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

Kendall Plantation caught mine and my fiancé’s breath away when we found their website online….but NOTHING could compare nor describe the feelings we experienced when we saw Kendall Plantation in person. It is so serene, beautiful and incredibly romantic!!! There was no doubt when we visited Kendall that this was the venue for us. And then we met Kristin Voss…..she was the icing on the cake that sealed the deal for us!!! Kristin is fantastic, and was so honest and not an overbearing owner, she could have really tried to sell her place to us, but instead, made suggestions to view other vendors and to compare prices to hers. It took my fiancé and I a DAY before we turned around and said yes to Kendall and signed the contract!! From the wedding ceremony outside, to the cocktail hour and reception….Kristin made sure that every aspect of Kendall was perfect for our day!! The hill country set the perfect background for pictures and to just sit out on the huge wrap around porch and relax. Thank you for making our day even better than I could’ve imagined it to be!!!
Wedding: 04/27/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

Could not have asked for a more wonderful place to have our daughter’s wedding. Absolutely beautiful and Kristin is wonderful. I don’t have one negative thing to say. All positive – Thank you – Muchas Gracias.
Carol O’Neill
Wedding: 03/29/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

First off, Kristen is an amazing person! Super outgoing and so much fun to be around! She was very flexible with meeting times and arranging different sessions! The gave me the the whole wedding scoop because at first I knew NOTHING about weddings! This was the very first venue I looked at and everyone kept telling me to look more and not make any quick decisions! My husband and I originally planned on having a destination wedding, but for traveling purposes we decided to have one closer to home. I went to a few other places after that and at every single other venue I kept on comparing it to Kendall Plantation! I knew that places was it!! The venue is absolutely breathtaking and I am so glad that I had it there! I couldn’t have dreamed about having a more perfect wedding then I did and a lot of that goes to Kristen and Kendall Plantation!
Wedding: 03/07/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

Having spent part of my childhood in Louisiana, a plantation venue was where I had always dreamed of having my wedding but I wanted it to be in my home state of Texas. I didn’t think a plantation venue would be an option.I searched for weeks online following my December 2012 engagement for the perfect venue all around the state and when I came across Kendall Plantation, I automatically fell in love. We contacted Kristin Voss, owner of KP, and discussed the possibility of having the wedding there and everything about that conversation just felt so right and so easy.KP is a gorgeous venue that offers so much for brides and really is the most perfect venue imaginable. Kristin is so nice and extremely easy to work with, and I would recommend Kendall Plantation to anyone who is interested in having their wedding there as our experience was truly flawless.
Wedding: 02/22/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

Kendall Plantation is the best wedding venue ever.Kendall Plantation responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much Jyoti! I appreciate you leaving a fabulous review! You had a beautiful Indian wedding, and we were lucky to be a part of it!
Wedding: 01/19/2014 | Source: Wedding Wire

If you are looking for an absolutely amazing venue for the wedding of your dreams look no further! KP is absolutely breath taking! I searched all over San Antonio for our reception venue and was so unsure of all of them. I saw KP on the Knot and decided to take a tour. WOW! I was in absolute awe when I drove up to KP. The facility is so beautiful! Everything about Kendall Plantation is perfect! Kristin couldn’t have been any more awesome! Kristin returned all of my emails and phone calls in a timely manner and even recommended some pretty stellar vendors. I opted to not have a planner or day of coordinator. Kristin helped guide us so that everything fell into place. I am so happy with the staff from KP. Words cannot express how amazing KP is.
– Samantha and EnriqueWedding: 12/20/2013 | Source: Wedding Wire

The Kendall Plantation is absolutely beautiful and the perfect place to get married! Kristin and her husband are wonderful and very professional. They were quick to answer questions, and on our wedding day Kristin made sure me and my husband were comfortable and that everything was in order. It’s such a great romantic location with a wonderful view! The inside of the plantation has plenty of room and great rooms for the bridal party and the groom and the groomsmen to get ready. When they opened the large doors of the building and I walked down the set of stairs to where the ceremony was taking place, I felt like I was in a fairytale. It was everything I have ever wanted in a wedding venue!
Wedding: 11/15/2013 | Source: Wedding Wire

Kristin and her Husband created an absolutely beautiful venue. I feel in love with Kendall and couldn’t have imagined having our wedding anywhere else. With the Texas hill country as a back drop you can not go wrong. You can not go wrong getting married here. On top of just looks you also get a one on one experiance with the owner Kristin who is so down to earth and easy to work with. You will experiance a family affair if you decide to have your wedding at Kendall it is like none other!!
Wedding: 10/26/2013 | Source: Wedding Wire

 

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