Not far along the road past Johnson City in the old German town of Fredericksburg is a historic dance hall with a giant tree. People come here to dance with friends under the expansive western skies, listen to their favorite cowboy bands and attend intimate weddings ceremonies, all beneath the broad spread of an expansive live oak.
The historic dance hall and the stately tree that looms over the property are well known in West Texas. Pat’s Hall is old, but not nearly as old as the tree, which looks to be gracing the space for at least 300 years. The lovingly-kept grounds, relaxed setting and patrician-like oak guarantee that events attended here are not soon forgotten.
The old, weathered bar has stories embedded in the countertop and the dance areas are evocative of a time when social sites meant a place where people gathered to enjoy each other’s company.
I had the honor of attending a beautiful wedding on a lovely March afternoon. Rather than dwarfing the intimate proceedings below, the giant tree seemed to provide a proper scale to the importance to the day’s events.
With it’s many wineries, shops, and booming real estate, Fredericksburg rightly continues to look towards a bright future. But like the old German pioneer homes, the antique tree and dance hall allow us to experience an unforgettable evening that preserves the best of our past.
To inquire about hosting your event beneath the historic tree at Pat’s Hall, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (830) 997-7574. Better yet, take a drive and see the delightful town and dance hall for yourself at 406 Post Oak Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624