Our Story 


The Country Abbey began in 2002 when Justin Baptist Church put its near century-old building up for sale. Naomi Niederer of Argyle, TX purchased this historic property and repurposed it as a wedding and events venue. Because of the compound-like setting of the chapel and outbuildings, Naomi was reminded of the European Abbeys of the 14th and 15th centuries, which were communities unto themselves, always with a chapel, dining hall, sleeping quarters, and gardens. The Country Abbey offers exactly that . . . an intimate chapel, a reception hall, two guest houses, and spacious grounds. Hence the name, The Country Abbey, was chosen to represent this small village of venues.


The Abbey's enthusiastic and loyal staff has built its reputation as a charming and affordable venue for weddings, parties, and all of life's special occasions. 

About Us

Sarah Parr

Events Director

My first "wedding gig" was 15 years ago at my cousin's wedding. I was drafted by the bride to make sure everything went smoothly, and it did! That job ignited my passion for weddings. A decade and a half later, I am still in love with helping each bride and groom have a stress-free wedding day.


The Country Abbey has been my wedding home for 11 years and I love how the historic chapel and cozy reception hall provide the perfect backdrop, no matter your wedding style. I would enjoy hearing your wedding plans and talking with you about how together we can make your special day memorable.

Naomi Niederer

Founder and CEO

I find it a joy helping families celebrate their important life events. I like working behind the scenes making sure the centerpieces are perfect, the lights are dimmed just right, and the microphones are ready. Then I quietly exit stage right and let the hosts receive the accolades for their successful event.