Meredith Yeomans

Celina Wedding Venue Damaged During Storms

Storm damage may have put a dream wedding in limbo.

Friday afternoon, winds peeled the roof off The Venue at Waterstone, a popular wedding venue in Celina.

A wedding is scheduled on Saturday afternoon.

Employees and volunteers are working throughout the night to get the building cleaned up.

Owners Lyle and Nena Wise live on the property. They watched from their window as high winds ripped the building apart.

“It was disheartening to watch all the debris come off the barn,” Lyle Wise said. “We didn't know if it was going to totally demolish the whole thing.”

He says he was relieved the damage wasn’t as bad as he thought.

Pieces of the roof ended up in piles on the ground. Doors were also ripped off the hinges and there is water puddled on the floor.

“It’s still a bit surreal, you know, to have gone through this. I haven't processed it,” Lyle Wise said.

Part of the building's siding pierced the property right next door.

“You didn’t hear much noise until the metal started coming off the building over there and it was gone in just a matter of seconds,” neighbor Larry Warner said.

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