The Bird & Butterfly Inn

The Bird & Butterfly Inn

The Bird & Butterfly Inn

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Discover Your Ideal Season: The Best Time for an East Texas Wedding

Dreaming of an enchanting East Texas wedding? The Piney Woods region is well known for its stunning landscapes, charming small towns, and hospitable locals. What more could you want for your big day? But as any wedding planner will tell you, timing is everything. So, when is the best time to tie the knot in our beautiful area? Let’s delve into the seasonal nuances of East Texas to help you find the perfect time for your special celebration.

Spring: A blooming East Texas wedding

East Texas is synonymous with breathtaking spring scenery. As the region awakens from its winter slumber, it’s adorned with a vibrant display of wildflowers and budding trees, creating a magical and beautiful backdrop for your East Texas wedding. The temperatures are mild, ranging from the mid-60s to low 80s, ideal for an outdoor ceremony or reception.

The popular State Flower of Texas, the Bluebonnet, is also in bloom in early spring, , providing an iconic Texas element to your wedding photos. 

However, keep in mind that spring is also peak wedding season in East Texas, so you’ll need to book your wedding at our Texas wedding venue well in advance. Additionally, while the showers bring the beautiful flowers, spring rain can be unpredictable so it’s good to have a backup plan that includes an indoor option.

Flowers in bloom in front of The Bird and Butterfly Inn
A window glass around The Bird and Butterfly Inn area during summer

Summer: A celebration under the stars

If you’re picturing a summer East Texas wedding, then early summer might be your perfect season. With temperatures rising well into the 90s and above during July and August, definitely think about how to manage the summer heat; for you, your bridal party and your guests. Think breezy dresses, ice-cold refreshments, a ceremony under twinkle lights, and late-night dancing under the starlit Texas sky.

Remember that East Texas summers can get hot and humid, so consider the comfort of everyone – yourself included! – if you’re thinking of an outdoor wedding. At a minimum, plan to offer fans and have plenty of shade and hydrating drinks to try to keep everyone cool and the celebration going. Or better yet, just skip the outdoor ceremony and save your outside activities for after sunset, when the temps let off a bit and guests can have fun under the string lights.

Fall: Autumn vows

Fall is an incredibly popular time for an East Texas wedding. The weather begins to cool down, the humidity disappears, and the foliage transitions into warm hues of orange, red, and gold, creating a romantic ambiance. October is often considered the best month, with an average high in the upper 70s and minimal humidity.

Our gabled wedding deck is an excellent ceremony option during fall. With lighted pillars on the gable, rope lights lining the perimeter and string lights illuminating the boardwalk, the deck and the landscaped water feature, it’s a romantic setting!

Keep in mind that as with spring, fall is a high-demand wedding season. Ensure to book well in advance and prepare for potential early autumn rains.

Trees with yellow and orange leaves at The Bird and Butterfly Inn area during fall - a picturesque place to celebrate your East Texas wedding
An indoor reception for a winter East Texas wedding at the Bird and Butterfly Inn

Winter: A cozy East Texas wedding

For those dreaming of a cozy, intimate East Texas wedding, winter could be the season for you. While it’s the coldest time of the year, Texas winters are generally mild, with highs in the 50s to 60s.

Winter weddings provide an opportunity to embrace indoor venues like our charming Texas bed and breakfast. We can help you create a warm, inviting atmosphere by our fireplace, with candlelight and great food. The holidays can also lend a festive air to your wedding, as we will be already adorned with lights and decorations all around the property, both inside and out.

However, winter can bring unpredictable weather, including occasional frost and rare snow, so ensure your guests are prepared and comfortable.

In conclusion, there’s truly no bad time for an East Texas wedding. Each season offers its unique charm, whether it’s the vibrant blooms of spring, the twinkle-lights of summer, the rich colors of fall, or the cozy atmosphere of winter. The best time for your wedding ultimately depends on your vision for the day and the comfort of your guests. With careful planning and an eye on the East Texas climate, you’re sure to create a memorable celebration that you and your guests will cherish.

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view of the entrance of the 1901 Cabin
Hats and pictures on the wall of the 1901 cabin
Pullman room bathroom with two sinks, lots of antique mirrors and a make up table
1901 Cabin - decoration details