• Rehearsal Dinner Outside
  • Hill Country Event Venue
  • Barn Event
  • Hill Country Catering
  • Magnolia Style Event Venue
  • Outdoor Party Venue
  • Venue with Bar and Stage
  • Buffet Style Catered Event
  • Traditional Texas Venue
  • Venue with a Stage
  • Company Event Venue

This historic cotton gin, built in 1890, is located in the North San Antonio countryside. The Gin has been beautifully restored as a unique micro-ballroom with 30-foot ceilings, a stage and the original cotton gin as the centerpiece backdrop for a truly unique Texas experience. The Gin is located on five spacious acres with both indoor and outdoor options, perfect for weddings, receptions, celebrations or corporate events.

The 2,000 square foot Gin can be set in theater or ceremony configurations to accommodate up to 100 guests inside and 200 outside – perfect for a dinner or reception under the Texas stars.

Our events staff will work with your caterer or event planner to ensure that every detail is planned and executed flawlessly.

For additional information on securing the Gin for your event, please email: Maria@spechts.com, with the following details;
-preferred dates and time of day
-anticipated number of guests
-type of celebration

We look forward to helping you create a memorable event at Specht’s.


“We had our rehearsal dinner at the cotton gin which is part of the store.
It was awesome. We had a lot of people not from Texas and everyone loved it. The food was delicious.”Jan Hammer
“If you want an authentic barn dance feel or just plain good old Texas food, this is the place. Good beer, great food and an amazing atmosphere. 5 out of 5 stars.”Brian Boisvert


We are thrilled to be partnered with JLen Events for all your party needs. Visit JLen events online at jlenevents.com or call 210-632-6868.

Yes. We offer an extensive list of preferred caterers in the San Antonio area who are familiar with our venue and work well with any budget. Spechts also offers packages for most sized groups. Although it is not required to use one of our vendors, we must meet with your preferred vendor in advance to discuss their service and we do not allow pot lucks.

This is dependent on the style of event. Most gatherings do not require security.

Not at this time. However, this is on the list of future plans.

This is a case by case decision. Thursday-Sunday are the busiest days and are unlikely to be available for rentals.

No. The Gin comes with it’s own custom built stage and large barn doors that are perfect for a band, DJ or presentations.

Yes. We have a total of 6 picnic tables, 6 large barrel high boys and a farm table perfect for a buffet or bar. The Gin also comes with a built in bar surrounded by historical signage, decor and equipment from the the early-mid 1900’s.