Local wedding venue offers free elopements on Valentine’s Day


To celebrate the month of love, The Carrington, 300 N. Main St., Buda, is offering free elopements to couples ready to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day.

Depending on the weather, the location will either offer two indoor weddings per hour or four weddings—two inside and two outside—per hour. As part of the free elopement package, couples can invite up to 10 guests, and an officiant, chairs and arch will be provided.

Couples wishing to participate can either reserve a spot in advance or walk in. Elopements will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Owner Cari Wible said it has always been a dream to do a special event like this after rebranding the company from Carrington Crossing to The Carrington.

“We just wanted to show the community we’re here,” Wible said. “Instead of rushing down to the [Justice of the Peace office], [they can]do it somewhere pretty.”

Vendors will be on site selling products and services at a discount price to add to couples’ memories.

Austin companies Bee Lavish and Copper & Birch will have a flower bar for brides and grooms to customize their bouquets and boutonnieres.

Buda Police Officer Josh McNeal will provide acoustic music, and Buda’s tourism department will give out free confetti cannons.

Kimberly Brooke Photographics and Al Gawlik Photography will be on site to take photos, and Waffle Love ATX food truck and Simply Delicious Custom Cakes will offer food options for the reception.

In addition, Salon One 12 will offer free hair and makeup for women and haircuts for men who get married at the event.

Texas has a 72-hour waiting period for marriage licenses, so the last day to apply is Feb. 9.

Interested couples can call 512-295-0198 or email thecarringtonbuda@gmail.com for more information and reservations.


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Starlight Williams
Starlight Williams joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. After graduating Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism and legal studies, Starlight now spends her time covering city government, education and business news in the Buda and Kyle area. When not on the clock, Starlight can be found singing off-key to Broadway show tunes, mourning the decline of manners and watching the latest flick from the wonderful world of Disney.
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