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Matt Family Orchard

July 14, 2009

I think I might possibly be in love with this place. Shh.

Matt Family Orchard, Inc.
Rick Matt
21110 Bauer Hockley Road
Tomball, Texas 77377-5767

http://www.mattfamilyorchard.com/index.php

Tomball is about 40 minutes away from Houston.

We arrived at this farm with zero expectations. Over emails prior to our visit, I knew that Rick Matt has never hosted a wedding there but he was open to the suggestion. He was also the only person out of the 20 berry farms I emailed who had emailed me back. I was skeptical as to what I would be seeing, but I was more than happily surprised.

We drove from the highway, to dirt road, to gravel/dirt. Mr. Matt was relaxing under the shade of his barn when we got to the farm. He was so nice and friendly, and proceeded to show us his orchard.

I didn’t get one single bug bite when I walked on GRASS for 45 minutes there. I took that as a good sign.

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Parking Strip

Gravel road leading to the parking strip

Gravel road leading to the parking strip

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The barn which we would use as a set up space, maybe.

Jujube tree

Jujube tree

Apparently this is 枣子. I think. It looks like this when dried:

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He also had persimmons! Unfortunately they don’t ripen until October. Yum!

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This is what they look like when they ripen:

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Rick said I was a bad Asian because I wasn’t able to identify these fruits from the tree. Hahaha!

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Walking from the car towards the picnic area, through the orchard. I turned around to take the picture, which is why you can see the car.

Rows of persimmons trees

Rows of persimmons trees

Here comes the picnic area. All playground equipment other than the tire buried in the ground will be removed. We’re going to rent a dance floor and possibly a tent in case of rain. We’ll also string up lights from the trees. We’re also going to rent our own tables and chairs. Mr. Matt has kindly agreed to removing all picnic tables.

Child's swing will be removed.

Child's swing will be removed, as well as the tables.

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Playhouse and picnic tables will be removed. This is a nice field for the tent. Also, on the left there are three hay stacks. They're a lot bigger than it looks in the picture. They're about eight feet tall and would make a great backdrop for pictures!

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Imagine no swing, picnic tables, and play house. Instead, white linens, and lights strung up. Beautiful!

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Pine tree canopy

Pine tree canopy

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Aaron standing in the path leading to the parking lot.

Aaron standing in the path leading to the parking lot.

A fire pit where we could toast marshmallows and a volleyball court

A fire pit where we could toast marshmallows and a volleyball/badminton court

The drive there and back is very beautiful, all farm lands.

The drive there and back is very beautiful, all farm lands.

Have you found a venue that changed your mind about what you wanted on your big day? Or reinforced your ideas?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2010 7:17 pm

    i always make fire pits specially when we are out in the woods making some camp fire “~”

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