The Happy H Ranch is a unique working ranch venue for couples’ weddings in the Texas Hill Country. Notable locations on this property include the Big Sky Chapel at Forgiveness Hill with the Cross on Forgiveness Hill, as well as Hitching Post outside ceremony site and the indoor Barn Event Center for both wedding and reception site. This venue is located approximately one hour outside of downtown San Antonio.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 400+ guests to their wedding at the Happy H Ranch. The open fields at this venue provide the perfect location for stunning wedding photographs or an outdoor ceremony. For couples who can’t choose, there is plenty of space at this ranch for both. Couples who prefer an outdoor ceremony can choose the Big Sky Chapel at Forgiveness Hill for their ceremony. The tall wooden cross, known as the Cross on Forgiveness Hill, also makes a stunning backdrop for ceremonies and photographs. The Hitching Post is also an outdoor ceremony site. The Barn Event Center is a natural choice for couples seeking a rustic indoor ceremony and or reception venue. Also, there is an outdoor patio for cocktail hours or as space for guests to step out into the fresh Texan evening air.
Couples will find help from the venue’s owners when planning their ceremony and reception at the Happy H Ranch. This means that couples don’t have to stress over the details while planning and especially on wedding day. This venue also provides table/chair set up and tear down, linens, rustic wagons, wooden barrels, get away vehicle (VW Thing), limo golf carts for guests arrival, and other decorations for use. The Happy H only does one wedding a weekend so you know that you are able to decorate and have rehearsal on Friday, get married on Saturday and pick up your decorations on Sunday.
Happy H Ranch is one of the largest privately-owned ranches in Texas Hill Country. It was purchased in 1971 by the late Guy and Shirley Hughes. For a touch of excitement, Guy Hughes wanted exotic animals on this ranch, and settled on Longtussi and Angus cattle for his farm. The 75-foot-tall cross is a memorial to honor the memory of Guy Hughes. It was built in 2004.
Other couples have also viewed:
19 Reviews for Happy H Ranch
Recommended by 100% of couples
5 User photos
Tony Musetti · Getting married on 11/05/2021
Vendors that become friends
At this beautiful Hill Country ranch, Bud and Julie Hughes provide a wedding venue that is truly unique - it is a classy place that doesn't "wash out" the country living that we love about Texas! My bride and I originally planned our wedding and reception here for May 2020. However, due to the COVID crisis, we massively reduced the ceremony attendance from 100 to 15, and made plans for a full-attendance reception to be moved to May 2021, also at Happy H. Bud and Julie handled this unusual request with compassion and professionalism. At the end of your event, the two of them will feel more like friends than vendors, and that makes for a much more enjoyable planning experience! The close relationship that they foster allows them to provide services above and beyond what is traditionally expected of venue owners, to give their clients the wedding of their dreams!Sent on 06/12/2020
Happy H Ranch's reply:Tony,
Erica Roach · Married on 02/02/2019
Breathtaking scenery and amazing hospitality
First off, we were so blessed to have found Happy H Ranch, everything about it was perfect.... beyond perfect! Both Bud and Julie Hughes were so kind and helpful through our whole process and helped us every step of the way. The scenery alone is breathtaking! It only took me about 3 minutes from walking through the venue to know that this was my dream venue to be married at. Everything was so perfect and so very memorable for our wedding thanks to Bud and Julie!Sent on 02/24/2019
Ricki · Married on 03/24/2018
Where do I begin! We were looking for a venue with a view, that was rustic, and more laid back. We found all of those things at Happy H Ranch! Bud and Julie, the owners at Happy H Ranch are simply just good people looking to provide a beautiful place for a wedding. Our guests were so amused with the view, animals, and the country feel the Happy H Provides. I 100% endorse the Happy H Ranch! They provided us with a place where our happiest day took place.Sent on 03/28/2018
Beautiful venue! Wonderful to work with.
Happy H is one of the best event centers out there, Great people and wonderful hill country views.
One of the most beautiful and scenic venues I have ever photographed. The hospitality is as amazing as the cross on the hill. They have put a lot of work into the facilities to make this an incredible wedding venue.