La Rio Mansion to provide perfect backdrop for weddings, events

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By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal

Nestled on the southeast side of peaceful Belton, on 37 acres of green fields against the Leon River, La Rio Mansion is ready to show off at their grand opening this weekend. The La Rio Mansion Grand Opening is set to take place on March 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at 4501 Dice Grove Road in rural Belton.

During the grand opening, over thirty Central Texas and Austin wedding professionals will be on site for the event meeting with brides and offering insight on services catered to weddings and special events. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

La Rio Mansion features elegant Spanish-style architecture, immaculate landscaping and a breathtaking backdrop of rich fields and sprawling oak trees. La Rio Mansion is perfect for a memorable wedding or event, private or corporate.

La Rio Mansion’s mission is to provide brides and their families with a luxurious, timeless space characterized by romantic archways, idyllic gardens and an exquisite view setting the stage for a truly unforgettable wedding day.

Couples may choose to say their vows in one of two romantic locations: Under the vast oak trees at the front of the property or looking out over the rich fields towards the Leon River; to include white garden chairs are included for the ceremony.

La Rio Mansion was founded on the idea of gorgeous open-air events and romantic weddings under the stars. Memories made here with family and friends will be remembered for generations to come.

Owners of La Rio Mansion, Samir and Lilian Halabi, are Central Texas locals who play an active part in our community. The Halabi’s are professionals of our local event and hospitality industry. In addition to local restaurants, Sam and Lily Halabi own Lily’s Cakes located in Harker Heights.

La Rio Mansion features on-site lodging available to couples, their bridal parties and immediate family coming from out of town, and offers easy accessibility to local hotels and restaurants. On-site lodging includes a gorgeous honeymoon suite for the bride and groom.

Luxurious outdoor reception space is available, overlooking lush fields, magically lit with draped cafe lighting and fully furnished with fruitwood chivari chairs and round guest tables for up to 250 guests. Couples can take advantage of lovely, spacious Bridal Suite and a lofty Groom’s Quarters for pre-wedding preparations.

The entire weekend rental is included in rental rates: Friday for install and rehearsal, Saturday to get ready for the wedding and Sunday for packing and clean up.

La Rio Mansion staff are available for tours by appointment Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm and on weekends given tours do not conflict with scheduled weddings and events. Please call  (512) 537-5174 or (254) 833-7670 or visit