at Lost Mission
Evoking the richness of history while offering a scenic backdrop for your next event, Lost Mission is the Hill Country’s most promising special events venue - the perfect setting for life’s most memorable occasions.
Lost Mission is located deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, off of Highway 46 between Boerne and Highway 281. A private road north of San Antonio leads you to an authentic mission chapel and beautiful reception facility surrounded by majestic oak trees.
Lost Mission has a very unique history, but it doesn’t reach as far back as you might think. For years, contractor, Lon Danley, was searching for an outlet for all the ideas he had come up with in his 30 years of building custom homes. Homebuilding was rewarding, but the desire to really push the limits of his creativity slowly manifested itself in the form of a wedding venue. Born and raised in New Mexico, rustic Spanish architecture was in his blood. Never one to conform the conventional mold, Danley constructed the buildings at Lost Mission out of straw bales. Beginning in July of 2009, over 6,500 bales were stacked to form all of the buildings and flowing walls on the property. The beautiful white stucco that covers the straw flows gracefully over every curve and hollow that the bales create. The authenticity of the property is enhanced by the endless details found in each building.
So many of the unique features were designed and built in Lost Mission’s workshop, beginning with the massive entry gates. All of the doors on the property were crafted from raw white oak and cypress. Each board was milled and each panel carved to create the look and feel of a door that has weathered the ages. The windows in the chapel were designed to enhance the tranquil feeling that emerges while quietly reflecting in one of the pews. The glowing light that floods through the windows accents the beauty of the chapel in photos. The sconces and chandeliers are another stunning product of the workshop. Steel was heated and bent to form the graceful curves, and the artistic finishes resulted in the look of a found treasure. The pews are from the 1890s, shipped in from a church in Pennsylvania and re-assembled in the chapel. The mission bell was reclaimed from a farm in Kerrville, and hangs from a custom yoke, ready to announce the union of each Lost Mission couple. Guests follow a path aside a rambling stream toward the reception hall which reveals the warm glow of a 40-foot firewall and festive café lighting of the patio. The massive wood trusses and cozy rock fireplace in the reception hall accentuate the décor of the room, and the dance floor and bar ensure that guests experience a memorable evening!
After of all the hard work, it is so rewarding to watch the faces of the guests at Lost Mission events. From the time they pass through the beautiful arched entrance, their faces seem to light up, and at the end of the night, they are still snapping photos in front of the fire.
Renowned for the distinctive Old World Spanish architecture, Lost Mission is a place where you can feel comfortable having your event, whether grand or intimate.