The Venue at Rafter E Ranch

170 Side Saddle Lane, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Venue at Rafter E Ranch

Rustic Elegance in the Texas Hill Country

Come on out to Rafter E Ranch to experience Texas charm at it’s finest! Our venue is quietly secluded amongst the Pedernales Valley, yet only six miles from Fredericksburg’s 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’t 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 350 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

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, linens and tastefully decorated suites just for you! A preferred vendors list is provided to help your planning. Outside vendors and alcohol are allowed. The venue has ample parking for 200 vehicles, is wheelchair accessible, and offers shuttle services. They are available to host ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners

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

  • Rental includes 16 hours 8 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 three keg kegerator
  • Outside alcohol allowed
  • Outside vendors allowed
  • WiFi and Dish
  • Heating and A/C
  • Assistant provided for Day of Event
  • Two hour photo shoot allowed on ranch

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!

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Elegantly, rustic event room.
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Richly done at the Venue.
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Winter sunsets
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Front entry & close parking
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Majestic views
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Breathtaking Ceremony Area.
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Early spring wedding.
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Draped tulling with lights
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Most beautiful Day!
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Celebration Time
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Outside ceremony site
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Spacious Bridal Suite
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Grand Exit!
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Gorgeous Water area for photos
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Nothing like the country
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Boys being boys!
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Rustic and yet elegant
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Happily Ever After
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Amazing sunsets at The Venue!
Accommodate 350+ guests
Accommodate 350+ guests
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Spacious, open layout
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South porch
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The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
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Best Winter Wedding!
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Welcome to our secluded ranch.
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Bridal shoot at the barns
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Winter Wedding
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Another awesome sunset!
Setup for 75 guests
Setup for 75 guests
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Sweetest moments.
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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Pathway to new beginnings
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Romance begins!
Huge porch facing west.
Huge porch facing west.
Outside caterers allowed.
Outside caterers allowed.
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Peaceful surroundings.
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Indoor ceremony setup
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Cedar and pine with elegance.
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West porch
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Christmas at The Venue
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Photo shoot at our creek.
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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Layout for 300
Barn with an elegant touch!
Barn with an elegant touch!
Amazing 1st dance!
Amazing 1st dance!
Cedar and pine throughout
Cedar and pine throughout
5, 300 sq ft. with Open Design
5, 300 sq ft. with Open Design
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Front entry
God's creation.
God's creation.
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Bear creek at the venue
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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Spring time
Outside alcohol allowed.
Outside alcohol allowed.
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Memories for life.
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Sunsets for a lifetime
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First hour as mr & mrs
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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Venue entry
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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Smell the roses
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The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
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Happily ever after
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Celebration time
Hard to beat fresh florals
Hard to beat fresh florals
Heating and A/C provided.
Heating and A/C provided.
Rehearsal dinner at the venue
Rehearsal dinner at the venue
Unique interior design
Unique interior design
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Spring wed
Million dollar views
Million dollar views
Huge Covered Porch.
Huge Covered Porch.
Best sunsets!
Best sunsets!
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1st Dance
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Only at The Venue
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Rustic Wedding
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Ceremony site
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Groom's suite
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Groom's man cave
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Large bridal suite
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Bride's full suite
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13 Reviews for The Venue at Rafter E Ranch

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Chaley Esensee · Married on 02/22/2020

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best venue to get!

    This venue has helped in so many ways, whether it be showing me the venue on multiple occasions, to helping set me up with different vendors for the big day. I can't wait to have my wedding here!

    Sent on 08/06/2019

    The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:

    Thank you Chaley! We are looking to your wedding. Let us know if we can help in any other way. Happy planning!
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    JILL MCCOY · Married on 11/09/2019

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    Super smooth & pleasant!

    Our first experience catering at The Venue at Rafter E. Ranch was pleasant and very smooth! As a caterer, there is a check list of things we take into consideration when working at wedding venues. The Venue at Rafter E. Ranch made it super easy for us by being very flexible with our rental delivery & pick up times, giving us a clear list of our responsibilities, and taking care of set up & break down of tables and chairs. We can't wait to go back!

    Sent on 10/31/2018

    The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:

    Thank you Jill for your kind review. We felt the same about the catering. Everything ran smoothly and stress free. Your food was amazing and the staff was pleasant to work with.

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The Venue at Rafter E Ranch FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 5,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3,000.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    $ 5.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    400
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • 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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  • 170 Side Saddle Lane Fredericksburg, TX, 78624 See on map
    830-276-2581 (Phone number)
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