bringing people together since the 1990’s
The Arbor has been a place to bring people together since the 1990’s. Originally a yellow & white metal building with a beautiful white arbor, this space has hosted thousands of East Texans. Around 2010, the venue received some much-needed updates. The Arbor consisted of the main reception hall, the waterfall, and the white arbor that stood where the chapel is now. This is where the name of The Arbor comes from.
Since then we’ve added The Chapel, providing even more space to host events large and small. Historically The Arbor has been mostly a wedding and reception venue, but we are hosting more and more corporate events and would love to do even more.
Book a tour today, we would love to meet you!
-the arbor team
Director of Weddings and Special Events
Katie joined The Arbor team in 2012 after baking for Ganache. She went to The Culinary Institute of America in New York to receive a degree in Baking and Pastry arts. She also runs a small cottage bakery out of her home and sometimes bakes cakes for our brides! She actually had her wedding right here at The Arbor.
Her favorite part of a wedding is when the bride comes down the isle, seeing the guests faces as they react to her.
Director of Corporate Events
Nicki joined The Arbor team in 2017 as a part time job while she worked full-time as the catering coordinator for Panera Bread in Tyler. She went to The University of North Texas for Hospitality Management and El Centro Culinary School in Dallas. She has worked in many different aspects of the events industry including an internship at The Historical Astin Mansion where she learned about wedding venues and the hard work that goes into the events industry. She has sold dresses at David’s Bridal, dabbled in floral design, and until recently been a caterer for four years.
Her favorite part of a wedding is when helping with the doors, the moment the bride and her dad came out. Everyone is so different, some girls are emotional, or nervous, or excited…it’s just such an intimate moment, and you really only get to see it working behind the scenes.