What do you get when you put together a healthy serving of museum, a pinch of historical home, a side of bed and breakfast, and the perfect site for a wedding and other events? Well, The Bryan House of course.
The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is more than happy to welcome them as one of the newest members of our trusted organization that works towards the success of our business members in the City of Mission and the surrounding area.
The Bryan House, which was built more than a century ago in 1909 by distinguished American politician William Jennings Bryan on 160 acres in the City of Mission, was recently restored by Frank and Ariel King, bringing new life to the historic house.
Bryan resided in the city of Mission until 1916 when the Mexican Revolution broke out. After this, the farmhouse switched owners a number of times, from the Buckley and Council family, to the Wilsons, and finally down to the Kings.
The King family brilliantly decided that this historic home was too much of a national treasure to let sit idly by, so they devised a business plan to give the local community an opportunity to take a trip back in time. It was because of this innovative entrepreneurial spirit of the Kings that they won The Mission Economic Development Corporation’s and the Mission City Council’s Ruby Red Ventures business initiative.
The Ruby Red Ventures initiative provides $100,000 in small business funding a year, with $50,000 funding cycles happening twice per year, and a maximum of $25,000 given per company. The ultimate goal of Ruby Red Ventures is to provide participants a better understanding of how to develop and implement a business plan, as well as to provide forums for which they can develop skills in presenting future ventures.
With a bit of help from Ruby Red Ventures and a lot of hard work, the King family have brought the City of Mission (and the Rio Grande Valley) the perfect B&B, social event center, nature hub, museum, and photographic location for adventurers searching for gorgeous Rio Grande Valley scenery.
The Bryan House caters amazingly to intimate gatherings and offers both indoor and outdoor settings for any occasion; from bridal shower to small wedding, family reunions or Christmas parties to heritage tours, or if you’re simply looking for a sublime Bed and Breakfast experience, The Bryan House is the perfect place for you.
Conveniently located in the booming mid-Valley area, The Bryan House is a historic gem, where you are bound to make incredible memories of your own.