New Addition

- The Chapel at El Cerrito -

A new chapel is being added to the already beautiful event venue, bringing a touch of timeless elegance to the space. “The Chapel at El Cerrito” is designed with large glass doors surrounding the chapel for stunning views of the ranch, high vaulted ceilings, and unique architecture that will be the perfect backdrop for intimate weddings, corporate events, live music and other special occasions.

With its soft lighting, and peaceful ambiance, this new space will provide a beautiful setting for guests to gather and celebrate. Its location, adjacent to large outdoor patios, a covered bar along with many other added amenities means that you and your guests can be comfortable inside or out and you have numerous options for setting up the perfect day.

- About El Cerrito -

Established in 2014 on a family-owned ranch, El Cerrito has grown to become one of East Texas’ premier venues for hosting a wide range of events.

Owned and operated by Monty and Alice Stanley, the venue encapsulates the natural beauty of East Texas with its expansive pastures and breathtaking sunsets, providing the perfect setting for families and friends to create cherished memories.

El Cerrito is an ideal wedding and event venue, offering year-round availability with a heated and cooled great room and chapel that also serves as a reliable Plan B for outdoor ceremonies affected by weather. The ranch-style aesthetics naturally enhance any event with minimal decor, yet can be easily transformed into a formal setting with simple additions like drapery.

We invite you to build your dream wedding at El Cerrito Lodge, where lasting memories are made amidst the beauty of East Texas.


- El Cerrito's Memories -

- FAQs -

To reserve a date, contact us to reserve your date. At that time a contract will be sent and an arrangement for $1000 to hold the date will be secured.

To reserve your event, a $1000 deposit is required when signing the contract. The remaining balance is split into two payments: 50% is due 90 days before the event, and the final payment is due 30 days before. You can conveniently make payments by check, cash, credit card, or Venmo anytime before these dates.

No, we only offer one wedding/event per day.

We do allow you to pay for outside table and chair rentals for a more custom look.

We move the ceremony inside the reception hall or chapel and place your arch or focal point in front of the large double barn doors and the procession takes place down the middle isle. 

Yes, we take $500.00 off for reception only bookings.

Yes, if alcohol is being served we will include our security based on the number of

Once you are booked, you can use the ranch for Engagement or Bridal photos.  If you just want to schedule photos for another occasion we charge a $50.00 fee and you will need to schedule an appointment here.

No, you may provide your own catering, food truck, or bar service. We do provide you with a preferred
vendors list which provides brides discounts when you book with El Cerrito. 

We do not but can refer you to those services. but we offer a preferred vendor package
that offers discounts when you book with El Cerrito.

Yes! we love our pets and want you to have everything and everyone to make your day
special! Details in contract.

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