Show Your West Texas Hospitality at our Reception Centers

Here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch, we talk a lot about the importance of hospitality. Our team believes practicing heartfelt hospitality helps people feel seen, heard, and supported. It puts love into action, extending a warm welcome to friends and strangers alike. Hospitality says, “You belong; you are special and important.”

Of course, we all know West Texas is distinctly hospitable! It’s a point of pride for our caring staff and for families in Midland, Big Spring, Stanton, and surrounding communities. It’s also why we’ve taken great strides to create beautiful reception venues, so families and friends feel comfortable and relaxed.

Both of our reception locations, The Branch Reception Center in Midland or the Welch Reception Center are completely separate from the funeral homes. In Midland, The Branch is a new facility right across the parking lot from the funeral home. Your guests will be impressed with the gorgeous appointments of this private event center. You’ll have your own set of restrooms and a wonderful catering kitchen, giving you the ability to host an intimate gathering or a very large occasion. In Big Spring, we took the Welch family’s original home and restored it to a beautiful private setting, again, just a short distance from the funeral home. It’s complete with a kitchen and plenty of room for friends to spread out as they share food and fellowship. Both venues are perfect for all kinds of meetings and celebrations:

  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Baby Showers
  • Holiday Parties
  • Business Meetings
  • Civic Group Events

Your guests will feel right at home, and our experienced staff will help you create the exact event you have in mind. Of course, we know how important food is for any gathering, so we offer complete catering services, including:

  • Breakfast Buffets
  • Lunches
  • Appetizers
  • Full Dinner Buffets
  • Dessert Spreads

Whether you have a down-home Texas barbeque in mind, or want to hear about our signature “Sweet Tooth Buffet,” we can help you create an event that your friends and neighbors will be talking about for years to come. Plus, with over 80 years of family ownership behind us, you can trust we will serve you with a personal and professional touch.

If you have questions, would like to see our facilities in person, or would like more information about having us host your upcoming event, reach out to us by contacting Kasi Welch Baker at