Red Ridge is a rural wedding venue located in Smithville, Texas. Nestled on the outskirts of the Heart of Megalopolis, this rustic getaway is one of the Greater Austin Area’s leading venues. Boasting picturesque views of the Colorado River Valley and elegantly decorated event spaces, this family-run property is brimming with Texas charm. Couples are often charmed by the grounds’ romantic scenes, and its proximity to Route 71 makes it easily accessible. With a tight-knit staff dedicated to realizing your vision, Red Ridge provides the perfect backdrop for a country celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
Able to accommodate up to 150 guests, this venue has a selection of outdoor and indoor settings. Open-air services can be held at their intimate, hilltop ceremony site. Surrounded by quaint woodland, this setting sets the scene for a tranquil occasion. You could say ‘I do’ with a vista of the Colorado River Valley as your background. Following your vows, you and your guests can explore the estate’s sprawling acres and make the most of the photographic opportunities presented. After-parties can be hosted in the Reception Room; a spacious setting that features exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and a stone fireplace. Replete with sophisticated decor, this room would be ideal for larger events.
Red Ridge offers a wide range of services designed to ensure that your once-in-a-lifetime event happens without any hiccups. Their all-inclusive packages have a variety of useful features, and prices vary depending on the date of your celebration. All bundles include an in-house DJ, a bartender, a security team, and day-of coordination. For couples seeking to enhance their celebration, the Elegance Package has special features such as event lighting, sparkler exits, and yard games. Their team can use their expertise of local businesses to provide you with a list of their preferred vendors. A host of event items can be provided, consisting of an altar, centerpieces, chairs, tables, and a dance floor. All that is required of you is to tell them about your dream wedding and they will endeavor to make it a reality.
60 Reviews for Red Ridge
Recommended by 97% of couples
53 User photos
Megan Murray · Married on 11/22/2019
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Where do I begin?! From our very first venue visit, my husband Shawn and I were in love with Red Ridge Receptions and the owners. Red Ridge was our first stop and our last. Once we finished our tour and got to know Chris (one of the owners) we knew we didn’t need to look any further. From the view, to the more intimate venue feel and all the little details in between, this venue had everything we wanted, and MORE! Not to mention how incredibly affordable they are for all that they offer! We deiced to go with one of their packages which was such a great decision as it made everything easier on us with not having to rent from other vendors. The yard games and photo booth were such big hits with the guests! I also loved that they have a la cart options as well. Now, what REALLY was the cherry on top of this dreamy venue were its incredible owners who made our special day what it was. From the start of planning to the very end, Chris and Bethany were the power couple with the backing of an incredible team who made our wedding day so dreamy and run so seamlessly. I was blown away by how smooth they ran everything from start to finish, thinking of EVERYTHING. Chris handled all the in-person details such as our venue visits, running through rehearsals with the wedding party, showing us to our bride and groom suites, DJ’ing/hosting, OFFICIATING for us and much more! Then there is Bethany who was the true ninja behind the scenes! Communicating with Bethany via email or phone was ALWAYS a pleasure. Bethany was also so timely with her responses, she was great about checking in and answering any questions or offering suggestions. I am not someone who enjoys events, especially a large event such as a wedding, BUT Bethany and Chris made the process so effortless with how organized they are. They have this whole process down pat, while still making Shawn and I feel as though we were their only clients! Chris and Bethany even gave us a hand-made and personalized gift on our wedding day that we will cherish for years to come. I could go on and on about how AMAZING Chris, Bethany, their team and Red Ridge Receptions are. They are what made our wedding day feel like a literal DREAM. If you have come across their venue and your date is available BOOK THEM NOW!!!Sent on 01/30/2020
Red Ridge's reply:Megan- Thank you so much for your review! We loved working with you and Shawn and we are so blessed to have been a part of your special day. We wish you all the best!
Carolyn Stanford · Getting married on 06/11/2021
Red Ridge Receptions is Simply Magical!
We have to say that Chris & Bethany are a 5-star Team! Chris was so hands-on from day one. He not only did a superb job as the Officient of our daughter's wedding, but he was also the DJ & kept the day on schedule and running like clockwork, Bethany was the lovely Angel doing all of the extraordinary work behind-the-scenes. They're both very organized, helpful, prompt in their email responses, not to mention excellent & efficient communicators. The venue is gorgeous, from the amazing mountain-view, well-groomed grounds to the beautifully decorated interior Grande Room, Bridal Suite & Groomsmen's Suite. We highly recommend Red Ridge Receptions for your life's most memorable, love-filled and joyous occasions!Sent on 01/12/2020
Red Ridge's reply:Carolyn- Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Red Ridge. We enjoyed getting to know your family and hosting Megan and Shawn's beautiful wedding. Best wishes to you!
Kimberly Gomez · Getting married on 09/19/2020
Fun and exciting!
The moment we stepped in to look at the venue we fell in love! Chris was super helpful from the start and just added more to our visit! He’s another reason as to why we said yes to the venue! HahaSent on 12/09/2019
Red Ridge's reply:Thank you for taking the time to review us, Kimberly! We are looking forward to hosting your wedding!
Red Ridge Price Rates
Now offering discounted rates for remaining dates in 2019.
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I have worked as a photographer at Red Ridge and I have to say I was so in love with the venue, up in a hill, amazing scenery, very cozy, and welcoming. I loved the outdoor/indoor accommodations, and the fact that they provide a little gulf cart to take the couple anywhere around the property to take portraits. I definitely recommend Red Ridge for any brides wanting good quality service and a nature oriented wedding!
Red Ridge is amazing to work with! Flexible, informative, and very communicative, which as all know those three things are very important when working with a vendor. I would absolutely recommend this venue to hold a wedding. The hill country views are breathtaking and they really give their clients and their vendors the best service.
Located in the beautiful rolling countryside of Bastrop County, this venue is expertly managed and perfect for a relaxed yet sophisticated wedding and reception. Chris and Bethany are masters at customer service and make sure every need is met.