Recognition and Testimonials

Sarah Renee Elledge – “Suzanne & Ed are second to none! They were so accomodating, knowledgable and helpful from the first email until we drove off the property as bride and groom. From the moment you turn off the freeway the views are gorgeous. The property is a garden oasis. The venue is nothing short of breathtaking. Inside, the bride and groom each have separate dressing quarters, big enough for the whole entourage. The bridal suite is stunning. They coordinated vendors the day of and ensured our day went off without a hitch. They helped make our day perfect from beginning to end and we are forever grateful! We love Winding Brooks and you surely will too.”  (May 15, 2018)

Paige Smith “It was the best experience ever! The owners are phenomenal!!! They’re helpful, on site the whole wedding, very responsive and available to chat or answer any questions before the event. The venue itself is breathtaking and perfect. The gardens and ponds add an unbelievable touch. I loved the bridal and grooms suites that they have. There are 8 bathrooms on site, two outdoor ceremony areas and the gorgeous indoor venue. I have a million wonderful things to say but, my best advice, BOOK HERE!!!”  (May 11, 2018)

Jacqueline Crane –-  “I can not say enough about this venue!!!! OMGGGGGG!!! It's one of the most beautiful venues I've ever seen! Also the owners are the sweetest, most professional and helpful people you could ever meet!!! Winding Brooks made my wedding perfect! My pictures are perfect and it's amazingly priced!!!! What a hidden gem this place is!!!! WOW! You will be blown away with what you get with this place. . . PERFECTION!!!”   (August 17, 2017)

Martha Brown - We absolutely loved this venue. The gardens are so beautiful, the two outside ceremony sites are breathtaking and the reception hall inside is stunning. We were surprised we could use the whole venue for one fantastic price $, best price we found to accommodate 225 guest. The owners were so helpful getting all our vendors and guests down to the venue in the rain on Saturday with the golf carts to keep them dry. The wedding was amazing and I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful site. (June 3, 2017)

Lana Burnside Hughes - Beautiful venue with gardens and a big pond. The facilities were rustic but very nice and the people running it were really nice. My niece was married here and we had had a great time and the wedding and reception were both lovely. The kids could go outside and play without worrying. (May 15, 2017)

Alison Hernandez
 - Suzanne and her husband were very helpful the day of and with anything we had questions about ahead of time. All of our guests loved the venue and so do we! I could not imagine a more perfect place to have a wedding!  (March 14, 2017)

Samantha Harley
We absolutely love this venue and the people who run it!  We had our wedding at this venue in October, after my husband's cousin had her wedding the year prior at this venue. We were able to transform the venue into our fantasy wedding venue, which was amazing. We are so thankful for Ed and Suzanne, for making our big day effortless and convenient, not only for us, but for our guests as well. I'll definitely recommend to any newly engaged couple for a venue. Thanks guys. (February 13, 2017)   

Pam Uresti
- We absolutely loved this place! We had our wedding here...I truly recommend it! Our family and friends loved it's beautiful surroundings and venue. Ed and Suzanne are so courteous and helpful as well.  (August 8, 2016)

Tammy Durham Hughes - I couldn't ask for a more beautiful venue for my daughter to get married. Even though unexpected rain kept us from having the service outside we quickly moved inside to the beautiful woodwork throughout! It was still lovely! The landscaping on the property makes you feel like your at the Dallas Arboretum. The owners Ed and Suzanne made us feel like family. Thank you so much!  (July 12, 2016)

Russ Rockwood Rojas – “DJ'd a wedding on April 30.  The venue was beautiful. The owners were the best. Great experience.....2 thumbs up, 5 stars. (April 30, 2016)

Jenny Phagan Bishop
– “I was married here on April 22nd. The venue is stunning. The owners are wonderful. I could not have asked for a more perfect day. Every guest commented on how beautiful everything was. Highly recommend!”  (April 30, 2016)

Camille Miranda Venable
– “Absolutely beautiful, very gracious hosts, wonderful venue for any occasion, amazing gardens and exceptional facilities!! Highly recommend.” (April 27, 2016)

Sherry Grimes
– “Our daughter was married there on April 2nd. It could not have been more perfect! The weather was gorgeous as was the scenery! The staff was more than helpful and they were all so kind to our guests. We were more than pleased. I would recommend Winding Brooks to anyone in need of this type of venue! We came from all areas of Texas and Louisiana and thought it might be out of the way, but, in fact, it worked out perfectly. Thanks so much for such a beautiful setting! Our pictures are beautiful!”  (April 11, 2016) 

Tyler Hill
– “My husband and I got married at Winding Brooks last weekend and it could not have gone smoother! The weather and landscape were beautiful! We had several compliments on this venue and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a wedding venue! The owners were extremely helpful and know their stuff!” (April 8, 2016)

Stephanie Dixon Loy
– “Beautiful! Simply beautiful!  It rained over 10 inches the day before/of our wedding, but it still turned out GORGEOUS!  The owners worked tirelessly to ensure our day was perfect.  We are SO happy we chose this venue!”  (November 4, 2015)

Jessie Jones – “Beautiful venue! Great place to get married, very accommodating and gorgeous setting.  5 stars all the way!”  (October 30, 2015)

Mary Ellen Reed – “Beautiful location and landscape. So serene and peaceful.”   (October 24, 2015)

Carol Kelly– “Beautiful landscape.  The parking was organized so you had no trouble going in or out.  The buffet line moved fast. Food was delicious.”  (September 27, 2015)

Andy Caldwell Jones– “Beautiful venue, great for weddings, parties, reunions and the owners are excellent to work with!”  (September 25, 2015)

Blanca Moore – “Thank you for everything!  The wedding I always dreamt of became a reality that day.”  (July 9, 2015)

Jean Griffin - “The owners were cooperative and helpful. I continue to get complements on how pretty it was there. We also had the benefit of having lots of bluebonnets in bloom on their property.”  (May 28, 2015)

Tammy Feinglas - “Beautiful venue for weddings and other special occasions! Great people, too!”  (April 26, 2015)

Melissa Lass Brown  - “This place is phenomenal! My little sister-in-law got married here last night. The owners were so kind and accommodating. I would recommend them to anyone! Great venue, great people. “(October 9, 2014)

April Lynn Prentice  - “We're so glad we chose this venue!!! Although, details didn't go quite as planned on our end (like forgetting my bouquet in the hotel room- delaying our start time), the owners, the facility, etc. was still perfect and worked out for the best! It was freakishly too cold to get married at the alter outside as planned, but getting married inside turned out beautiful at the last minute after all. I wouldn't change it. I loved that we had the option of plan b! The price is perfect, ability to have your day the way you want, use your own vendors is great!!! We recommend this facility to anyone for any event!!!! I plan to use them again in the future for a family event!! “(June 6, 2014)

Winding Brooks and the Stegemollers Receive Accolades and RecognitionRecognition

The Dallas Morning News, Arts & Life Section, Thursday, September 27, 2012 issue,
Growing Full Throttle”

Ennis NOW Magazine, June 2012 issue, “Doing It Their Way”

Cover of Ellis County LIVING Magazine, Backyards 2012 issue

What our Guests Say about Winding Brooks

"How it all started ….

I always dreamed of the perfect outdoor wedding with the most beautiful sunset -- what a true blessing that my dream actually came true plus more!! With only a short 3 month engagement finding a venue became difficult as many dates were already reserved or only allotted a 2-3 hour time slot for setup, wedding and cleanup! I must admit, my checklist was rather picky when it came to a venue - outdoors, beautiful, place for reception, clear view of sunset, place for dancing, restrooms, changing rooms and the list goes on. I randomly stumbled upon Winding Brooks while looking at a photographers website and immediately fell in love, mind you this was before it became Winding Brooks. It had beautiful trees, ponds, lily pads, the works...absolutely perfect!! However, when I spoke to Ed he informed me it was not a venue - so disappointed I asked, on the off-chance, if he and Suzanne would consider letting us have it there! They said YES! Then Ed and Suzanne being the most gracious of hosts went WAY above and beyond what I expected or would even have asked of them. Because of simply how gorgeous it was I was willing to sacrifice the restrooms, dance floor and pretty much everything except beautiful place with sunset. However, wanting me to have the perfect wedding, Ed, on his own accord, decided to build from scratch an adorable changing room for bride and groom with ADA accessible guest bathrooms as well! Then he added a beautiful arch for the wedding ceremony, stone pathway, huge gorgeous potted plants and a giant pavilion for tables, chairs, dancing and reception! They took extra special care of us every step of the way and were so genuinely happy to make the most important day of our lives the absolute best they could! Not only that but we had plenty of time to set up, have a LONG wedding and reception and cleanup afterwards! I literally tell every one of my bride-to-be friends that Winding Brooks is the place to go!! Now it's even more decked out - with a fully enclosed pavilion AND kitchen!! Nothing beats it. Not to mention the price and the hosts you're getting!! 

We will be forever grateful to Ed and Suzanne for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!! We love them!!"

Lauren and Evan Doan

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