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Archive for January, 2011

Construction: More Curtain Wall and More Stucco

Posted on: January 31st, 2011 by admin No Comments

Progress is being made on both the curtain wall and the stucco, both interior and exterior.  The horizontal steel is being installed and the true size of the panes of glass is clearer than ever.  Almost the entire exterior has been covered with the base colors of the stucco finish.  The exact color combination was finalized today.  The interior stucco is almost complete as well.  The pizza oven is also taking form and our baker, Simon, is getting more excited every day for his new baking kitchen.  The entryway from the parking lot received two little gem Magnolia trees today.  These trees have lights in them and are a wonderful new addition to the entry.  The pictures that follow are in chronological order.

The above picture is the finalized finish of the exterior stucco.

Construction: Curtain Wall and Stucco

Posted on: January 27th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Construction on the curtain wall is moving along, and our glass is patiently awaiting installation on the lawn next to the ballroom.  Stucco treatments have begun, both interior and exterior, and are moving along very quickly.  The stucco will dry a creamy brown color, allowing the darker beams to be the focus.  The restrooms, service area, stage, and pizza kitchen have solid walls now, and our electrician will begin work on Monday with two crews to fast track their work.  The pictures that follow are in chronological order.

Open House: Tuesday, January 18th from 4 to 7 p.m.

Posted on: January 17th, 2011 by admin 1 Comment

Please join us for an Open House on Tuesday, January 18th from 4 to 7 p.m.  The Mansion and grounds will be available for touring, and you will have a peek preview of our soon to be opened Artisan Ballroom.  Our wedding coordinators will be available to provide estimates and answer any questions you may have.  Also enjoy an organic cocktail and appetizers:

– Our organic version of a Mojito, created with organic Crusoe Silver Rum, house-made mint-infused agave nectar, fresh lime juice, Hibiscus liquor, and garnished with a fresh sprig of rosemary

– Baby Portobello Beef Burgers with Spicy Red Cabbage and Apples

– Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Onion Jam, Taleggio, and Tart Greens

– White Beans and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Dip with Cracker Chips

– Ornate Mini Wedding Cake: Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Kindly RSVP to info@barrmansion.com.

Construction: Roof

Posted on: January 13th, 2011 by admin 2 Comments

The cold, cold, cold weather has not slowed our progress on the new Artisan Ballroom.  This week, roofers finished the installation of the roof panels, so our building is starting to look much more like an actual building!  The walls also received a good scrub, removing the outer coating and readying the walls for the stucco treatment.  Work will begin on the front gable this week and the our signature wall will start to take its true form.  A few walls have been framed and the ceiling of the stage is also being constructed.  And the Barr Mansion’s bottom porch has been repainted to a bright and cheery green.  The pictures that follow are in chronological order.

A Look Back: Weddings of 2010

Posted on: January 1st, 2011 by admin No Comments

With a new year beginning, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the past year of weddings.

Here is a recap of some wonderful couples and wonderful photographers.

Brandi and Lee: February 2010

Photography by She-N-He Photography and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design

Christen and Jed: March 2010

Photography by Studio563 and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design

Kelly and Chad: May 2010

Photography by Hooked on Photography and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design

Elisha and Sean: May 2010

Photography by Ben Godkin Photography and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design

Jennifer and Aaron: June 2010

Photography by Jake Holt Photography and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design

June 9, 2010

Candace and Michael: June 2010

Photography by Christina Carroll Photography and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design

Check out this wedding featured on Style Unveiled!

http://styleunveiled.com/austinrealweddings/candace-and-michael.html

Payton and Travis: August 2010

Videography by Ben Godkin Photography and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design


Travis & Payton’s wedding at Barr Mansion from Ben Godkin on Vimeo.

Chelsea and Tom: October 2010

Photography by Jennifer Reid Photography and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design

Lacey and Chris: November 2010

Photography by Ben Godkin Photography and Flowers by STEMS Floral Design

Check out Ben’s blog post for more pictures here.

Well 2010, it’s been one crazy, electric ride.  Thank you to all of our wonderful couples, both before and after the fire.  The support and encouragement you all have showed us has meant the world.  We are looking forward to a new year filled with new promises, and we look forward to the many couples of 2011.  Happy New Year!