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

The Venue at Rafter E Ranch is a rustic wedding venue located in Fredericksburg, Texas. Located on a private ranch, this breathtaking venue boasts panoramic views of the rolling Texas hill country and the Pedernales valley that are sure to wow your guests. Nestled among wildlife, the ranch harbors towering 100-year-old oak trees and miles of the blue-green waters of Bear Creek.

Facilities and Capacity
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch features stunning indoor and outdoor venue options for an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Uniquely designed using reclaimed wood and tin, 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. The venue can accommodate weddings of up to 350 guests.

Services Offered
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch offers many services to bring your wedding vision to life and take the stress out of your experience. They also have many event rentals available to create the atmosphere you have always dreamed of, such as tables and chairs, dance floor, furniture, and linens. The venue has ample parking available for you and your guests, is wheelchair accessible, and offers a shuttle service. They are available to host ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. The wedding-related services they provide for your special day include:

  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Lighting and sound
  • Outside alcohol
  • Outside vendors
  • WiFi

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. Owners Brian and Mary Eckert created the venue after discovering the need for a larger event center at a more reasonable price after their oldest son got married.

Location
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch is conveniently located only minutes away from Fredericksburg's historic district. It is also close to the vineyard trails of Fredericksburg.

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Outside ceremony site
Outside ceremony site
Covered driveway
Covered driveway
Majestic views
Majestic views
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Accommodate 350+ guests
Accommodate 350+ guests
Pathway to new beginnings
Pathway to new beginnings
Draped tulling with lights
Draped tulling with lights
Huge porch facing west.
Huge porch facing west.
Large number of caterers
Large number of caterers
West porch
West porch
Rustic and yet elegant
Rustic and yet elegant
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Plenty of room
Plenty of room
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Nothing like the country
Nothing like the country
Miles and miles of view
Miles and miles of view
South porch
South porch
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Cedar and pine throughout
Cedar and pine throughout
Huge event room, 5, 300 sq ft.
Huge event room, 5, 300 sq ft.
Bear creek at the venue
Bear creek at the venue
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Your amazing venue.
Your amazing venue.
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Smell the roses
Smell the roses
Spring time
Spring time
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The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
Absolute gorgeous backdrop!
Absolute gorgeous backdrop!
First hour as mr & mrs
First hour as mr & mrs
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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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Venue entry
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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
The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue at rafter e ranch
Amazing sunsets at The Venue!
Amazing sunsets at The Venue!
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Ceremony site
Ceremony site
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The venue at rafter e ranch
The venue
The venue
Photo shoot at our creek.
Photo shoot at our creek.
Happily ever after
Happily ever after
Celebration time
Celebration time
11 foot bar w/ kegerator
11 foot bar w/ kegerator
Hard to beat fresh florals
Hard to beat fresh florals
Awesome heating and a/c units!
Awesome heating and a/c units!
Barn with an elegant touch!
Barn with an elegant touch!
Rehearsal dinner at the venue
Rehearsal dinner at the venue
Unique interior design
Unique interior design
Spring wed
Spring wed
Million dollar views
Million dollar views
Peaceful surroundings.
Peaceful surroundings.
Huge Covered Porch.
Huge Covered Porch.
Best sunsets!
Best sunsets!
1st Dance
1st Dance
Only at The Venue
Only at The Venue
Rustic Wedding
Rustic Wedding
Ceremony site
Ceremony site
Main event room
Main event room
Groom's suite
Groom's suite
Groom's man cave
Groom's man cave
Setup for 75 guests
Setup for 75 guests
Large bridal suite
Large bridal suite
Bride's full suite
Bride's full suite
Bridal suite
Bridal suite
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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    JILL MCCOY · Getting 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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    Lindzey · Married on 05/04/2019

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    Beautiful venue!!

    The Venue at Rafter E Ranch is absolutely beautiful!! You won’t go wrong choosing this venue! We had our wedding here last weekend and it was beautiful!! We got so many compliments.
    We got to set up the day before and that alone is a lifesaver! Everything ran so smoothly! The Eckerts are such wonderful people and absolutely wonderful to work with! They are so helpful and just such a blessing on your special day! We love the Eckerts and The Venue at Rafter E Ranch!!

    Sent on 05/11/2019
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    The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:

    Thank you for the kind response. We consider it an honor to be a part of your new beginning. Alex and you are special people and we enjoyed getting to know your families. God bless you guys and please stay in touch when you come to Fredericksburg. Mary

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The Venue at Rafter E Ranch Pricing

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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 off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 30.00
  • 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? Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, 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, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, December

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  • 170 Side Saddle Lane Fredericksburg, TX, 78624 See on map
    830-276-2581 (Phone number)

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