Waldemar is a private girl's summer camp and resort known nationwide for its commitment to excellence. We are located on the edge of the Edwards Plateau, where the 2000-foot elevation allows an enjoyable climate among the rugged natural beauty of the Texas Hill country. The blue-green waters of the Guadalupe River originate ten miles to the west and flow through the 500 plus acres of Waldemar to the Gulf of Mexico. Waldemar was established in 1926 by Ora Johnson. Her niece, Doris Johnson owned and directed the camp from 1931 until 1979, at which time the present owners, Marsha and Dale Elmore, purchased it. Many of the existing structures were built in the 1930's and possess much of the unique character that defines Waldemar. From October to May each year, Waldemar operates as an exclusive resort for those seeking a unique wedding or conference experience. We are pleased to share this special place with you, and feel confident that you will enjoy your time with us.


Throughout the last 20 years, we have entertained numerous types of events, including corporate retreats, family weekends, movie productions, and of course... weddings! Weddings are particularly special occasions here on our premises. Waldemar is an ideal setting for those who want to create a unique experience for themselves and their guests. A wedding weekend at Waldemar provides more quality time for family and friends to be together, with far fewer distractions. All of the wedding events, including the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception are easily accommodated on our premises, thus removing many of the common logistical problems for hosts and their guests. The ceremony and the meals can be as creative and diverse in style as an imagination would allow. We have various locations both outdoor and indoor, to suit any events' needs, and we have a comfortable capacity for as many as 150 indoor wedding guests. For larger guest capacity we can accommodate tented events adjacent to the riverfront.

Accommodations: The elegantly rustic stone cabins provide comfortable accommodations for one to eight people. The cabins have A/C and heat and are decorated in a southwestern motif with handmade furniture, saltillo tile and large porches. We can accommodate up to 150 guests in private, double, multiple (up to eight people), and deluxe accommodations which are furnished with larger beds, upgraded linens and minimal housekeeping. Each room rate includes gourmet meals.

Cuisine: Waldemar is well known for its culinary delights, because we have always used a talented base of gourmet chefs who consistently create magnificent meals that cater to any taste. Whether your menu is steeped in Texas tradition or distinctively international, quality is first and foremost in the Waldemar kitchen. It is our objective to prepare meals that are both delicious to taste and beautiful to see.

Activities: The activities available to our guests include the following: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, a 3-par golf-hole, tennis, volleyball, basketball, hiking, horseshoes, campfires and spa services.

Contact Us
We thank you for your interest in Waldemar and would enjoy the opportunity to work with you. We advise to book this venue a year in advance. Waldemar only allows 3 weddings in the Spring and 3 in the Fall. For more information please contact:

Lori Appleton
Phone: (830) 238-6005 (Direct Line)
(830) 238-4821 (Main Line)
Email: lhappleton@hotmail.com

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