A new chapter in our storybook wedding and special events venue was written in December 2011 when the doors opened to our new Events Hall. The addition to Camp Lucy, created from a repurposed Amish barn originally built from hand-hewn white oak timbers in the early 1800s, continues Camp Lucy creator Whit Hanks' unique design aesthetic. Our Texas Hill Country venue currently includes a restored French Colonial chapel and open pavilion, both imported from Vietnam, as well as a spacious bricked terrace, dramatic stone arch, catering kitchen, bride's cottage, groom's quarters, and lush landscaping. The enclosed Events Hall features:
- Seating for 300 people with tables, approximately 400 without tables
The addition of the Amish barn to the Camp Lucy venue site is an aesthetic match with the buildings from Vietnam. While the woodwork is distinct, the exposed wood beams and high ceilings in all the buildings provide continuity, as does the sense of awe at being in the presence of centuries of hand-crafting from both sides of the world.
The Amish barn's background also adds a rich, historical note to the Camp Lucy story
. Purchased from an Amish community in Ohio, community members told us that it was used as part of the Underground Railroad which helped escaping slaves move toward freedom in the north. For more than two centuries, the structure served as a functioning barn for families in the community, complete with threshing floor for the local grain harvests and a secret room below it.
Events Hall: Interior (Dustin Meyer Photography)
Events Hall: Exterior (Dustin Meyer Photography)