MEET YOUR “I DO” CREW
During your tour we will provide you with our coveted list of vendors that we have curated through our years of working with our wonderful Brides and Grooms
Janan and her crew were always prompt in answering questions throughout the wedding planning process. I have no complaints about this venue, everything was perfect.
We are fortunate to have an amazing team of dedicated event staff that work hard to make sure Dove Ridge is picture perfect for your event. We know that details matter, and that you want everything perfect for your event, and we do too! We treat our clients like family, so you can be comforted in knowing that we will do everything we can to make sure your event goes smoothly. We want your event to be everything you had dreamed it would be!
Avery Flores - Bride
MEET THE TEAM
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU
You’re going to get to know all of the folks below. Together, we’ll work to make your dream wedding a reality and guide you through the planning process so you can get hitched without a hitch
THESE FRIENDLY FACES WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. WE’RE HERE FOR YOU THROUGH TO “I DO” AND AFTER, TOO.
THE VENUE OWNERS
JOEY & JANAN,
OWNER & FOUNDERS
It all started at a wedding, owners Joey and Janan Benefiel met at their friends wedding. She was a bridesmaid and he was a groomsman and it was love at first sight. It seemed only natural that in 2014 they would fulfill their dream to have a vineyard, winery and a venue. They could share their property with couples celebrating their own dreams for their future, beginning with a beautiful wedding. Having a family business, we consider it an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with such an important day in the lives of our couples, their family and friends. We enjoy working alongside our Dove Ridge team, some family and others that have become our adopted family, to help grow Dove Ridge into a beautiful destination for many years to come.
THE VENUE TEAM
Michaela fell in love with Dove Ridge Vineyard in 2019 after the celebration of her own brother and sister-in-law’s wedding at Dove Ridge. While still in college, she began interning with Dove Ridge as part of our venue event staff, and helping with social media. After her graduation from Texas State University with a degree in Public Relations and Social Media, Michaela joined the Dove Ridge team full time as our Venue Manager. She brings tremendous insight to her position, being able to see the bride and groom’s perspective, and marrying it with the venue side to create beautiful wedding settings for our Dove Ridge Bride and Grooms. Her favorite part of her job is working with each couple to insure all their wedding dreams and aspirations receive her full attention. Michaela is also a team player and adores working with her fellow staff members and vendors to help make our couples wedding day their best day ever!
Discover a historic venue with a legacy of love that has stood the test of time. Explore our decades-long story