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Rustic elegance

Red Ridge is a rustic & elegant wedding venue overlooking the Colorado River Valley with breathtaking views. Located just 35 miles outside of Austin, minutes away from Bastrop, and only 2 hours from Houston, our venue is the perfect meeting place for locals and traveling guests.

Our hilltop ceremony site is nestled among pines, oaks, and other beautiful native landscaping providing a truly enchanted setting. Our covered patio and deck with bistro lighting creates the perfect ambiance for cocktails and an optional outdoor dance floor. The indoor Grande room boasts vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, oversized windows and a natural stone fireplace. This combination gives our clients the best of both worlds when planning an indoor & outdoor wedding.

Besides our gorgeous views, Red Ridge provides a unique blend of in-house services making your wedding planning stress free. With an in-house DJ, photo booth, staff, bartenders, linens, and coordination services, you’ll have almost everything you need to bring your wedding vision to life right here at Red Ridge.



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Regions serviced: Austin

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Red Ridge is the absolute BEST! Chris and Bethany Eppinger are wonderful people. They take pride in what they do and really care about what a couple wants and envisions for their special day.
Bethany assists with keeping the planning process smooth and answers any questions one may have. My parents and I definitely would have been lost without her assistance and patience during our planning! She is so caring, calm and professional and is very knowledgeable in wedding planning and has a FANTASTIC list of vendors her and her husband Chris have worked with at Red Ridge.

Chris Eppinger was the day of coordinator. He was WONDERFULLY FANTASTIC! He kept to the timeline (which Bethany actually helped me plan!) and waited on us hand and foot with a wonderful day of support staff! I do not know how our wedding day would have gone without him. It was magical and it was because Chris made it as smooth and memorable as possible!

I would suggest Red Ridge to anyone who wants an elegant rustic intimate wedding with close family and friends. The Eppingers really helped make our wedding a dream come true, better in fact! They answered questions promptly and had wonderful insight and suggestions on many things. They really made me feel special and have that warm hospitality feel.

Hands down the best venue ever! 5 stars across the board!

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Profile Picture Mariella, 6/23/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The hidden gem of wedding venues!

Red Ridge turned out to be one of the most important and best wedding decisions we made! Chris and Bethany were a pleasure to work during the planning process. They were accommodating to all our requests and any hiccups the day before and the day of the wedding were handled graciously and effortlessly. We opted for a Saturday wedding with Red Ridge’s all-inclusive package, which made planning a simpler and smoother process as well. Bang for the buck, it can’t be beat and we highly recommend it!

Bethany managed all details with the band and vendors prior to the wedding. Chris managed all the logistics before, during, and after the wedding. The day-of wedding staff blew our families and us away; these folks went above and beyond, working tirelessly together and alongside vendors to keep the entire event running smoothly. Thanks to them, my husband and I had ZERO worries the day of our wedding – we simply were able to enjoy every moment of the wedding and reception knowing, without a doubt, everything was being handled for our families, guests, and us. What a welcome relief after seemingly endless months of wedding planning. A big shout-out, high-five, and sincere thanks to Adam, Kylan, and Tina – you folks are nothing short of AMAZING!

We absolutely could NOT be more pleased with Red Ridge’s accommodations and their staff. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU Red Ridge, for making our wedding day a truly beautiful, fun, and memorable day for all!

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Profile Picture Stephanie, 3/31/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bartender(s), Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor, All Inclusive Packages, In-House Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Linens, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Photobooth, Tables

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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.

The owners of Red Ridge are exceptional people and their venue is breathtaking. They always take time to think about what will make the experience perfect for the bride and groom and you can see those details from the moment you arrive. They are innovative and just down right classy people. I would highly recommend Red Ridge to any bride looking for a unique and wonderful experience on their wedding day.


306 KLBJ RD, Smithville, TX 78957   See On Map
512-237-3589 (phone)
Red Ridge is a wedding venue from Smithville,TX servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Austin, Houston, and Bastrop. Red Ridge is a professional venue that has been part of the Austin wedding industry since 2012 specializing in wedding ceremonies, receptions, and wedding entertainment services..