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Where rustic charm and industrial elegance meet.

Dove Nest Estate is a rustic industrial barn venue that is nestled in the hills of the charming Texas countryside in Gatesville, minutes from Temple, Killeen, Belton, and Waco. Newly renovated, this unique property embraces nature and the classic southern country style while offering sleek modern amenities in abundance. Here, industrial aesthetic and plush meadows abound, providing you with endless opportunities for your everlasting union.  Come take a tour of our facilities.  

The Nest

At the heart of our venue is the Nest: renovated with modernist aesthetics represented by high steel beams, floor to ceiling glass windows in the front and rear, and clear paneled garage doors that open up to a 4,000 square ft courtyard on the west side. Ample string lights illuminate the Nest throughout.  

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Ceremony Sites

We offer several indoor/outdoor ceremony sites with breathtaking, panoramic views of the property that are perfect for your backdrop. Our goal is to provide multiple, flexible options that cater to your individual style and unique experience.  We are here to help make your vision of your special day a reality. 

Dressing Room

Located inside the Nest, the 500 sq. ft dressing room comes with plentiful setting, a built-in vanity, and a luxurious free-standing tub for your enjoyment, comfort, and convenience. 

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Lounge Areas

The Nest is designed with the intention for guests to gather and socialize with friends and family.  Our indoor and outdoor space connectivity creates an abundance of opportunities for guests to relax, converse, and enjoy their surroundings. 

Silo Bar

Located inside the Nest is a 300 sq. ft full service bar with two indoor/outdoor service windows into the cocktail area.​  This bar has the capacity to serve large numbers of guests up to 3 bartenders at a time.  

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Western Saloon

Adjacent to the the Nest is the rustic Western Saloon. Built as a replica of the Dry Bean Saloon from the popular TV show, Lonesome Dove, this whimsical structure looks like something out of a Hollywood movie set–blending history with modern day amenities that will be fun for any visitor. 

Weddings & Events
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday






*or by appointment

Our Location

2225 Co Rd 342, Gatesville, TX 76528

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