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The Venue at Rafter E Ranch

Fredericksburg, TX View map Visit website
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37 reviews
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

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$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

Rustic Elegance in the Texas Hill Country

Come on out to Rafter E Ranch to experience Texas charm at it鈥檚 finest! Our venue is quietly secluded amongst the Pedernales Valley, yet only six miles from Fredericksburg鈥檚 Historic District and the Wine Trails. With sprawling views of the Texas Hill Country, our rustic banquet hall rests amongst towering 100-year-old oaks, fields of wild flowers, and abundant wildlife. The Venue offers beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony sites to create your dream setting. One of the largest venues in the area, we can accommodate 350+ guest effortlessly. In addition to a generous seating area, our 10,000 square foot barn has his/hers private suites with full baths as well as a spacious staging kitchen and bar area. The open design offers endless possibilities for your next event. The bridal suite has a 12' styling station, seperate vanities, mini-frig, soaking tub to relax, nine foot window providing an airy/natural lighting and a large private balcony overlooking the main event room. The groom's mancave suite has a private bar, flatscreen TV, walkin shower, mini-frig and is decorated with wildlife. If you are looking for a stunning view of the Texas Hill Country to wow your guests, we are the venue for you! We can鈥檛 wait to make your event the most remarkable day to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

The Venue at Rafter E Ranch features stunning rustic interior design. The openness of the 5,300 sq. ft. main event room allows for many layout options. Uniquely designed using rustic tin, virgin cedar and swamp pine from Louisiana This elegant lodge-style venue is complete with 7,500 square feet of temperature controlled space with another 3,000 square foot of covered porch that faces the southwest, allowing for cool evening breezes and breathtaking sunsets. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests indoors and an additional 100 guests on the back veranda. The outside ceremony site features a cedar pergola and overlooks a beautiful valley and this area can accomodate 400+ guests.

Services Offered

ELOPEMENT/MICRO-WEDDING PACKAGES NOW OFFERED!

The Venue at Rafter E Ranch offers many services to bring your wedding vision to life. There are several rentals companies available to create the atmosphere you have been dreaming of for your big day. Round, rectangle and cocktail tables, wood mahagony chairs are provided. We tastefully decorated the suites just for you! A preferred vendors list is provided to help your planning. Outside vendors and alcohol are allowed. The venue has ample, convenient, parking for 200 vehicles, is wheelchair accessible, and offers shuttle services. The Venue is perfect to host wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, corporate events and fundraisers.

Additional wedding-related services/ammenities they provide for your special day:

  • Rental includes 15 hours 9 AM - 12 AM
  • Cleanup
  • Setup - optional
  • Break down of tables and chairs included
  • Event rentals
  • Two large private suites with baths and refrigerators
  • Sound system with Mics
  • Projector system
  • Large kitchen with commercial ice maker, refrigerator and freezer
  • Large bar with kegerator for 4 kegs
  • Outside alcohol allowed
  • Outside vendors allowed
  • WiFi and Dish
  • Heating and A/C
  • Assistant provided for Day of Event

History

This family-owned company is run by 6th generation Texans who continue to carry on the tradition of farming and ranching at the Rafter E Ranch. "Planning a family wedding of our own inspired Brian and I to share our beautiful ranch with hill country brides. After months of planning, hard work, and dedication, our dreams have finally come true"!

Location

The Venue at Rafter E Ranch is conveniently located from Fredericksburg, vineyards and hundreds of lodging. Only minutes from lodging and the downtown historic district!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,950

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,950

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Farm/Ranch

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
December
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    Jessica M. Getting married on 03/03/2023
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    The venue was beautiful, Mary was excellent and made for an absolutely perfect day!!

    The venue at Rafter E was more than I could imagine. It was both beautiful and romantic, the perfect place to get married.

    The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:

    We are so happy that we could help make your special day even more beautiful. We loved having you at The Venue!
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    Elyse S. Married on 06/20/2022
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    Best experience!

    This place was so amazing, we did an elopement package with them and they took care of basically everything! From the cake, to the chairs and tables and decor set up, to the bride and groom florals and even photography. And the venue was so beautiful I would recommend it to anyone, even if you鈥檙e not doing an elopement package. Could not have asked for more!

    The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:

    Thank you Elyse! Brian and I enjoyed every minute of your wedding. Such a special day for as well! Thank you for picking The Venue. Blessings to you and Grayson!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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