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First phase of wedding and glamping venue opens in March

Hozhoni on the Hill in Cottonwood Shores

Cottonwood Shores architect Marley Porter designed a unique wedding and glamping venue overlooking lakes LBJ and Marble Falls called Hozhoni on the Hill. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Phase 1 of Hozhoni on the Hill, a wedding chapel and luxury “glamping” venue in Cottonwood Shores, is expected to open March 1. The three-phase project was designed by Cottonwood Shores resident Marley Porter, who drew on his role as an architect for the Navajo Nation to create the venue located at 4425 Cottonwood Drive. Hozhoni is a Navajo word for “beauty is found in the balance of being.” 

The hilltop outdoor wedding chapel is a giant steel-and-white fabric tepee crowned by a circle of 12 thorns over a 12-ton vertical standing Rock of Faith. Couples and attendees march up about a dozen steps to the Chapel on the Rock. Built for parties of 40-80 people, the chapel offers a 360-degree view of lakes Marble Falls and LBJ. 

“It’s the best view ever from which to share the vision of a prosperous and happy adventure,” Porter said.

Porter and his partners, Bob Eveleth and Sonia and Ofer Molad, included 11 luxury glamping — glamorous-camping — accommodations that sleep two to four people each. Construction for phases 2 and 3 should begin in 2022 and will include a health spa with pool and saunas, hot tubs and cold dips, massage rooms, a kitchen, training equipment, a yoga studio, and private retreat accommodations.

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