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ABOUT US

About Us

Painted Lakes Ranch (PLR) is a stunning ranch wedding venue located on 500 acres about 45 minutes from Wichita Falls, 45 minutes from Weatherford and a little over an hour West of Fort Worth.

 

The Views and Ceremony Areas

PLR offers panoramic views in all directions, and The Texas Tumbleweed, which is the wedding facility, sitting on top of a hill with a lake at the bottom. The view includes huge old oak trees, some of which are evergreen.  In addition, to the ceremony area in front of the barn, couples can choose from multiple other locations on the property. Maybe you want a wedding under a beautiful oak, or an outdoor winter wedding amongst the cedars under a huge oak tree.  PLR also has the Tumbleweed Mountain Overlook, which overlooks the gorgeous surroundings so you can see for miles.

 

The Wedding Barn

The Texas Tumbleweed is our wedding facility with a rich local history.  It was originally the town’s feed store and it was moved onto the property in one piece. The building is climate controlled and has gorgeous old wood walls and floors.  The barn is 4,125 sq ft, and has an adjoining 3,000 sq ft patio/dance floor.  The dance floor lighting turns on at dusk along with lighting under the oak trees in the yard around the barn.  The barn includes a catering prep area, a place for the caterer to set up, an area for your DJ inside or outside.

 

Lodging

PLR offers lodging at weddings and events, and even for getaways, retreats and parties.  Lodging comes with access to fire pits, fishing, a playground area for children, corn hole, horse shoes, volleyball pit, Frisbee golf, fishing and more..

History

The Texas Tumbleweed Barn was originally an oil field supply store built in 1927.  When the oilfield crashed in the early 1930s, Joe Clayton purchased the barn and converted it into the local feed store, and it also served as a holding station for cattle.  The Rock Island railroad had a depot located next to the barn, and the cattle were loaded on rail cars and shipped to the Fort Worth Stockyards.  Farmers from all around drove their cattle in with cattle drives on horseback to this old barn so they could be shipped to the stockyards.

After the railroad closed, the feed store remained and was open well into the 1970s.  After it closed, the barn was closed until Wade & Susan Lake hired Randy Martin (star in Texas Flip & Move) with Just Right Transportation to move the old barn in one piece to the home place just a mile down the road.  The old barn was situated on the hill was given the name "The Texas Tumbleweed Barn at Painted Lakes Ranch". 

 

 

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