"The Grand House has an opulent luxury that could only be exceeded by its charmed setting”

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Photography

Whether you are having a bridal portraits, graduation pictures or engagements, Picturesque settings and a grand historic home create the perfect backdrop for a one-of-a-kind photo shoot.

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Bed & Breakfast

Hundreds of crystals adorning multiple chandeliers illuminate delicate wood carvings and immaculate floors providing you the ability to live like 1900 elite with modern amenities within walking distance to Austin College.

 

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weddings

Create the wedding of your dreams amidst the backdrop of vintage, shaded by the beauty of a tree-top canopy and lush landscape, this wedding location is to-be-desired in the Sherman-Denison area.

Sherman's newest lodging goes high-end

 

The Grand House is sure to leave no detail unrefined.

There are amenities abound in this 1900 home.

Amenities include:

* King-Sized Bed Options

* Hotel Collection Duvets

Hotel Collection 1000 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets

* Heirloom Mattresses

* Claw-foot Bathtub Experience

* Afternoon Tea/Happy hour at the Gazebo

* Gourmet Southern-Inspired Farm to Table Breakfast

 

 
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A Highfalutin Affair

 

Weddings, Exchanging "I-Dos" while looking into the eyes of your soon-to-be-spouse. Around you, the chimes from the College ring and create beautiful music with the wind rustling under the canopy of trees above you. There are thousands of crystals hanging from chandeliers dancing in the night celebrating your union.

Your dream wedding will be at The Grand House.

 

 
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Beautiful settings create beautiful pictures

 

Step into a home where you can be transported to a different time and place. Beautiful surroundings allow for a wide-range of photography backdrops. Utilize the beauty of the interior and exterior space to create a story for your bridal portraits, engagements,  graduation and senior pictures.

 

 
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The Grand History of The Grand House

American Whiskey Baron’s Historic Mansion Discovered in Sherman

Whiskey Baron’s Historic Mansion Discovered in Sherman with ties to Jack Daniel’s, The Brown Family

SHERMAN -The Grand House, a new B&B, Wedding and Event Center, has discovered the original home of VERNON BROWN (1859-1916). Former Board of Director and a founding member of The Brown Family - recently ranked the 20th “Richest Family in the US” (as reported by Time Magazine, 2016) has already made Texas history as the namesake of Vernon, Texas. Today, The Brown Family owns and operates over 26 famous National Alcohol Brands including Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Southern Comfort, Old Forrester Whisky, and others. Old Forrester was the Brown-Forman Company’s first successful brand. Founder and Vernon’s Uncle, George Garvin Brown, was the first to individually bottle and seal whisky for sale; to ensure his customers got quality, pure whisky - novel at the time when bottles were refilled at the local saloon. The Brown-Forman Company changed that, and sold their whiskey direct to consumers connecting with them at railroad stations. “Whisky barrels in Saloons were often stretched with unimaginable things like spittle and other “fluids” in an effort to make it last until the next barrel arrived off the railroad”, per “Mac” Brown, retired VP of Brown-Forman, patriarch of the Brown Family and currently Chairman of Kentucky GOP Party who has confirmed and corroborated this significant discovery. 

“The Grand House” an Early Neoclassical Revival Mansion, commenced construction in 1900, its completion taking over 2 years, and built with electricity, a first in its time. L-shaped and modern in its livability, this historic gem is virtually unchanged boasting over 5,000 covered square feet, 7 fireplaces each unique with mantel carvings and original Italian tile, huge windows, tall ceilings, stained glass, crystal doors, elegantly patterned inlaid wood floors, countless chandeliers, anchored by a grand soaring staircase in matching mahogany woodwork. Fully restored, the house is a historic work of architectural art, striking a perfect balance of victorian beaux-arts opulence with modern convenience encompassed by beautiful gardens and landscaped grounds on the wide boulevard of Grand Avenue in the heart of Historic Sherman next to Austin College - Texas’s Oldest College.

The house stands situated at the crossing of the Texas Pacific Railroad and the Interurban (now removed), the first electric railroad in Texas, running from Denison through Sherman, in front of the home on Grand Avenue, to Dallas and terminating finally in Waco. Sherman, located near the halfway mark between the coasts and serviced by over four railroads, was paramount to the Brown-Forman company early success with incredible access to the nation via rail, conveniently within reach from Vernon Brown’s doorstep.  Wife of Vernon Brown, Ella Depew Brown was “born a Tuck”, as she frequently pointed out. Daughter of Hiram Newton Tuck, a founding pioneer of Sherman, he was a Grayson County Commissioner, Tax Accessor, and Grand Master of the local Masons lodge. He and his brother, Lon Tuck attracted Austin College from Huntsville, Texas and platted all of College Hill around the then proposed location. The house is located only steps away from Austin College on top of the hill and next to the historic transcontinental railroad as a monument celebrating the historic fabric of North Texas, the City of Sherman, Austin College, the Brown Family, and The Brown-Forman Corporation. 

Today, the home is open and operated as “The Grand House” a preeminent DFW Wedding and Event Venue, Luxury B&B, and One-of-Kind Vacation Rental. The Grand House is dedicated to preserving history, to make yours. 


Historic Home - Historically Significant Town

 

Sherman is became a city in 1846 and was founded by Grayson County Commissioners. Sherman is named after General Sidney Sherman, a hero of the Texas revolution. Sherman was pivotal to the railroad and growth of Dallas and Fort Worth. To this day, you can hear the trains in the distance transporting you to a past that was not long ago.

 

 
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If you are looking for stuff to do... We've got it.

 

If you are staying at The Grand House Bed and Breakfast, you may want to take advantage of our custom packages we have built for you.

Do you want to be on a lake? Do you want to have a romantic dinner or do you want to combine them and do a romantic dinner cruise? Do you like history? Do you want to play golf and go get a massage?

Upon booking, please let us know about what you are looking for and we can coordinate an evening or day out for you. Take the hassle out of vacationing or "staycationing".

You wanna plan it yourself? See the links below.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g56664-Activities-Sherman_Texas.html

http://www.lake-texoma.org/things-to-do/

 

 
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