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Welfare Cafe & Goat Barn

Boerne , TX
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LOCATION

223 Waring Welfare Rd
Boerne, TX 78006 US (map)

PHONE

210-884-4616

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Stunning vaulted ceilings, reclaimed barn wood walls, an indoor stage, wonderful limestone patio, and more - you won’t believe that the Goat Barn in Welfare was once a working barn in... Read more
Stunning vaulted ceilings, reclaimed barn wood walls, an indoor stage, wonderful limestone patio, and more - you won’t believe that the Goat Barn in Welfare was once a working barn in the 1890’s. Beautifully restored, the Barn retains its rustic charm while offering versatile options for a variety of events. The Goat Barn contains a state of the art kitchen, two functioning bars, a stage, and a private loft perfect for bridal parties to dress and lounge before the ceremony.

Not only ideal for indoor events full of Hill Country class – step outside the Barn and you’ll be greeted by a wonderful limestone patio, an outdoor stage, and our 300 year old Oak Tree with a huge canopy for shaded “I do’s” and the perfect view of a breathtaking Texas sunset. Whether you choose to hold your wedding & reception inside, outside or both, rest assured our culinary team at the Welfare Café is standing by to blow you away! All you have to do is ask and we would be more than happy to make your menu dreams come true with personal attention & southern hospitality.

The Goat Barn is the perfect location for discerning hosts who prefer originality in lieu of hotel banquet rooms. The charm of the Texas Hill Country is truly captured by the barn and its surroundings. Please call today (830.537.3700) with any questions you may have and to set up a time to visit & see for yourself why people fall in love with our Hill Country venue! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Farm, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Server(s), Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, German
What bar services do you provide?
House Beer
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

REVIEWS

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livelovelearn
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect! After searching high and low I happened upon the Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn by accident. I knew before I even went to see the venue in person that it was the place I wanted to get married. Price:For the price you get 24 hours. You will not have to rush to the venue right before the wedding to set up. Flexibility: Gaby the owner was extremely flexible with our needs. She allowed us to do a pre-set up and store decorations at the venue the day before. While this may not always be available (she may have other events booked!) It was great to work with someone who was willing to be flexible and help us create an amazing evening. She also allowed us to use the venue for our engagement photos for no additional charge. We were also able to rehearse the evening before! No Vendor List: you can use your own vendors for everything if you choose! Food:I 100% recommend using Welfare Cafe to cater your event. My guests are still raving about the food stating they have never had wedding food as good as ours. Gaby was extremely flexible with the menu and was able to accommodate food allergies and dietary needs. The pricing was very fair and plus it is made right at the venue! She was also able to create items that were not on her menu. Also can I say, FRESH FOOD! You do not have to deal with food being created hours ahead of time and then being re-heated. Atmosphere:Like something out of a fairy tale. The decor, landscaping and hill country atmosphere was perfect on the day of our wedding. Fireflies and a harvest moon even peeked out during the night. Dancing under the lights on the stone patio was unforgettable. For the price, flexibility, atmosphere and food you cannot find a better venue. Gaby was consistently one of our best vendors to work with and she went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day possible. Her advice and care truly made our day amazing! I'm an extremely happy bride.
Absolutely perfect! After searching high and low I happened upon the Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn by accident. I knew before Read more...
Absolutely perfect! After searching high and low I happened upon the Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn by accident. I knew before I even went to see the venue in person that it was the place I wanted to get married. Price:For the price you get 24 hours. You will not have to rush to the venue right before the wedding to set up. Flexibility: Gaby the owner was extremely flexible with our needs. She allowed us to do a pre-set up and store decorations at the venue the day before. While this may not always be available (she may have other events booked!) It was great to work with someone who was willing to be flexible and help us create an amazing evening. She also allowed us to use the venue for our engagement photos for no additional charge. We were also able to rehearse the evening before! No Vendor List: you can use your own vendors for everything if you choose! Food:I 100% recommend using Welfare Cafe to cater your event. My guests are still raving about the food stating they have never had wedding food as good as ours. Gaby was extremely flexible with the menu and was able to accommodate food allergies and dietary needs. The pricing was very fair and plus it is made right at the venue! She was also able to create items that were not on her menu. Also can I say, FRESH FOOD! You do not have to deal with food being created hours ahead of time and then being re-heated. Atmosphere:Like something out of a fairy tale. The decor, landscaping and hill country atmosphere was perfect on the day of our wedding. Fireflies and a harvest moon even peeked out during the night. Dancing under the lights on the stone patio was unforgettable. For the price, flexibility, atmosphere and food you cannot find a better venue. Gaby was consistently one of our best vendors to work with and she went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day possible. Her advice and care truly made our day amazing! I'm an extremely happy bride. Read less
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Marlana
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Gaby is amazing. She is casual, friendly, just like us. The venue is beautiful, and she does so much to make sure your day is amazing. Her food is the best, bottom line. It was raining on my wedding day and the ceremony had to be moved, she took care of everything, no worries at all. Everything about this venue is perfect. Highly recommend :)
Gaby is amazing. She is casual, friendly, just like us. The venue is beautiful, and she does so much to make sure your day Read more...
Gaby is amazing. She is casual, friendly, just like us. The venue is beautiful, and she does so much to make sure your day is amazing. Her food is the best, bottom line. It was raining on my wedding day and the ceremony had to be moved, she took care of everything, no worries at all. Everything about this venue is perfect. Highly recommend :) Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Meredith
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Gaby, Chevin, and the rest of the staff at the Welfare were all top notch, and did a wonderful job helping us pull together a beautiful ceremony during one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded (thanks, Patricia!) Despite the miserable weather, we and our guests had a fabulous time at this gorgeous location. The evening passed all too quickly. We also used the Welfare's catering services, which were outstanding as well. The food was hot, portions were generous, and guests were very happy! Thank you guys so much.
Gaby, Chevin, and the rest of the staff at the Welfare were all top notch, and did a wonderful job helping us pull Read more...
Gaby, Chevin, and the rest of the staff at the Welfare were all top notch, and did a wonderful job helping us pull together a beautiful ceremony during one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded (thanks, Patricia!) Despite the miserable weather, we and our guests had a fabulous time at this gorgeous location. The evening passed all too quickly. We also used the Welfare's catering services, which were outstanding as well. The food was hot, portions were generous, and guests were very happy! Thank you guys so much. Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I had the wedding of my dreams at Welfare Cafe!
I had the wedding of my dreams at Welfare Cafe!
I had the wedding of my dreams at Welfare Cafe! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue wonderful owners are so helpful. Really made our day special! All of our guests complimented on how beautiful everything was. Great place to have a wedding!
Beautiful venue wonderful owners are so helpful. Really made our day special! All of our guests complimented on how Read more...
Beautiful venue wonderful owners are so helpful. Really made our day special! All of our guests complimented on how beautiful everything was. Great place to have a wedding! Read less
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stacy
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Rain and all. Food was great fast and warm.. Fantastic place for any party. Beautiful and easy to work with. Loved them and their food!
Rain and all. Food was great fast and warm.. Fantastic place for any party. Beautiful and easy to work with. Loved them Read more...
Rain and all. Food was great fast and warm.. Fantastic place for any party. Beautiful and easy to work with. Loved them and their food! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Tiffany
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
This was my DREAM wedding venue. I actually bumped into on Pinterest and thought "I could never afford this place" and moved on. I bumped into again on wedding wire after I created my budget and was pleasantly surprised that this was actually a viable option for us, especially since we could do both the ceremony and reception there.

Gaby, the chef/owner, was amazing. She's laid back, but gets the job done, which was great for us. She is an outrageously good chef. Everything we ate at the tasting was so amazing. I was so fearful that I wouldn't get a chance to eat the appetizers that I had her set some aside for us at the bride/groom table. I was NOT going to miss out on our wedding food.

She was so flexible with us coming to see the venue, returning to take measurements of everything so I could make my decorations accordingly, allowing us drop stuff off the day before and come early the day of to set up. She answered my millions of questions through e-mail in a timely fashion. She made her staff available to me to help set up all the decorations I made. She refused to allow me on the ladder to hang up bunting and urged me to use her staff. She checked up on me throughout the day while we got ready, offering coffee, water, even whiskey to the groom. There is plenty of room to get ready in the Hofner room (the ladies were here) or the loft of the goat barn (the men).

She has the mahogany folding chairs for the ceremony and mahogany chiavari chairs for the reception so you don't have to rent those! All the decorations you need for the ceremony is an arch or fabric to drape on the branches of the 200 year old oak tree (we used voile to get the beautiful, flowy look I wanted). She let us do a sparkler send off, which some venues don't allow. Outside catering is also allowed, but why would you when her food is so amazing? Anything you want, you just have to ask. She usually says yes :D.

Thank you so much Gaby, you helped us have the PERFECT wedding.
This was my DREAM wedding venue. I actually bumped into on Pinterest and thought "I could never afford this place" and Read more...
This was my DREAM wedding venue. I actually bumped into on Pinterest and thought "I could never afford this place" and moved on. I bumped into again on wedding wire after I created my budget and was pleasantly surprised that this was actually a viable option for us, especially since we could do both the ceremony and reception there.

Gaby, the chef/owner, was amazing. She's laid back, but gets the job done, which was great for us. She is an outrageously good chef. Everything we ate at the tasting was so amazing. I was so fearful that I wouldn't get a chance to eat the appetizers that I had her set some aside for us at the bride/groom table. I was NOT going to miss out on our wedding food.

She was so flexible with us coming to see the venue, returning to take measurements of everything so I could make my decorations accordingly, allowing us drop stuff off the day before and come early the day of to set up. She answered my millions of questions through e-mail in a timely fashion. She made her staff available to me to help set up all the decorations I made. She refused to allow me on the ladder to hang up bunting and urged me to use her staff. She checked up on me throughout the day while we got ready, offering coffee, water, even whiskey to the groom. There is plenty of room to get ready in the Hofner room (the ladies were here) or the loft of the goat barn (the men).

She has the mahogany folding chairs for the ceremony and mahogany chiavari chairs for the reception so you don't have to rent those! All the decorations you need for the ceremony is an arch or fabric to drape on the branches of the 200 year old oak tree (we used voile to get the beautiful, flowy look I wanted). She let us do a sparkler send off, which some venues don't allow. Outside catering is also allowed, but why would you when her food is so amazing? Anything you want, you just have to ask. She usually says yes :D.

Thank you so much Gaby, you helped us have the PERFECT wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding at the welfare cafe and goat barn! Gaby was so helpful from the very beginning of us planning our wedding up until the very end! The venue is absolutely beautiful and the staff was amazing! Everyone was so professional and helpful the entire event! Our wedding was a dream come true thanks to Gaby, her staff and her beautiful venue!!
We absolutely loved our wedding at the welfare cafe and goat barn! Gaby was so helpful from the very beginning of us Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding at the welfare cafe and goat barn! Gaby was so helpful from the very beginning of us planning our wedding up until the very end! The venue is absolutely beautiful and the staff was amazing! Everyone was so professional and helpful the entire event! Our wedding was a dream come true thanks to Gaby, her staff and her beautiful venue!! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn hosted my wedding and reception on October 5, 2013, and did an amazing job! Gabby, owner/operator, went above and beyond to give my wedding the perfect twist of rustic elegance. The staff was timely and professional and the food was exquisite; their bread pudding is to die for!

Gabby made the entire event look like a walk in the park.

Thank you so much for an amazing evening!

Caroline W.
The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn hosted my wedding and reception on October 5, 2013, and did an amazing job! Gabby, Read more...
The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn hosted my wedding and reception on October 5, 2013, and did an amazing job! Gabby, owner/operator, went above and beyond to give my wedding the perfect twist of rustic elegance. The staff was timely and professional and the food was exquisite; their bread pudding is to die for!

Gabby made the entire event look like a walk in the park.

Thank you so much for an amazing evening!

Caroline W. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter and son-in-law chose the Cafe for the Wedding. It was so enjoyable. My daughter loved the "laid back" Texas atmosphere. The chickens, pot-bellied pig, and donkeys blended with the chandelier, candles, flowers and elegant table placements. 1. We met with personally and communicated via e-mail with Gaby (owner) over several months. 2. We used our own vendors for cake, flowers, de- corations. We also used vendors Gaby recommended and were pleased. 3. We decorated Friday before
the wedding and came back on Sunday to take down and load up flowers, etc. 4. We put the groom's party upstairs in the barn with the flat-screen TV and snacks so they could watch football. Gaby de- corated one of the rooms in the cafe for the bride and girls to get ready with champagne and snacks, it was beautiful. 5. We served Chicken Fredericksburg, mashed pot. green beans, salad and bread pudding, it was excellent. The tables, food, atmosphere was very festive and fun.
Thank you Gaby and Staff of Welfare Cafe & Goat Barn
Our daughter and son-in-law chose the Cafe for the Wedding. It was so enjoyable. My daughter loved the "laid back" Texas Read more...
Our daughter and son-in-law chose the Cafe for the Wedding. It was so enjoyable. My daughter loved the "laid back" Texas atmosphere. The chickens, pot-bellied pig, and donkeys blended with the chandelier, candles, flowers and elegant table placements. 1. We met with personally and communicated via e-mail with Gaby (owner) over several months. 2. We used our own vendors for cake, flowers, de- corations. We also used vendors Gaby recommended and were pleased. 3. We decorated Friday before
the wedding and came back on Sunday to take down and load up flowers, etc. 4. We put the groom's party upstairs in the barn with the flat-screen TV and snacks so they could watch football. Gaby de- corated one of the rooms in the cafe for the bride and girls to get ready with champagne and snacks, it was beautiful. 5. We served Chicken Fredericksburg, mashed pot. green beans, salad and bread pudding, it was excellent. The tables, food, atmosphere was very festive and fun.
Thank you Gaby and Staff of Welfare Cafe & Goat Barn Read less
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