In 1950, the Brodie Homestead barn was built by John and Charlotte Weaver, who had moved to the 280 acre homestead in 1945. The structure functioned as a barn for nearly 50 years, and was home to cattle, horses, and donkeys, among others. After the Weavers, who were well-known and loved by so many, passed away in their 90s, the land was sold and developed into the current Sunset Valley shopping center. Even as the shopping center was going up, Mrs. Weaver’s beloved donkeys still roamed the land around the barn, and were a staple sight to see for South Austin residents.
In 2011, the Homestead was purchased by Daniel Ross, a local attorney and longtime Austin businessman, and the barn’s three-year renovation began. Maintaining the original character of the Weaver family’s property was extremely important, and the dedication to doing so is evident in the building’s current state. The incredible cathedral-like ceilings and large stone walls are original to the barn, and nearly all of the wood work on the barn’s walls is repurposed from the barn’s floors and walls, or from the Weaver family home. The former animal stalls now function as restrooms, and the tack rooms are now offices and a catering kitchen. The upstairs rooms have been transformed from hay lofts to changing suites with private restrooms. There were, of course, new additions including the six stunning crystal chandeliers and the recycled maple gymnasium floors.
Our updates maintain the character of a historic barn, while providing modern amenities to our couples and their guests. We hope you’ll visit soon to see why Brodie Homestead is known as the top wedding venue Austin has to offer.
The Brodie Homestead opened for business in 2014, and has been host to a number of beautiful weddings, corporate luncheons, holiday celebrations, and non-profit fundraisers. We are honored to be recognized as the top wedding venue Austin has to offer. We look forward to hosting your love story here!