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 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.
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.
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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"!
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!
27 Reviews for The Venue at Rafter E Ranch
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Carly Bond · Getting married on 12/10/2021
I had a dream of what my wedding would look like and as a bride you always want everything to be perfect! I could not have been happier having our wedding at The Venue at Rafter E Ranch! It is beautiful, classy, elegant, and a little rustic touch! The owners were very accommodating and helpful as we planned out our big day!
The scenery was beautiful and we even got an awesome sun set! There was plenty of room to eat, gather, and dance the night and away! I would definitely recommend this venue :)Sent on 11/19/2020
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:Thank you so much Carly - you were the most beautiful bride. We were honored to have your wedding at the Venue. Hope to see you soon!
Emily Simpson · Getting married on 05/02/2022
Hill Country Gem
We have had the pleasure of working with Mary at Venue at Rafter E on a couple occasions. The venue is beautiful, spacious, and well appointed. Mary was professional and helpful in every way. If you are looking for a rustic-chic Hill Country Gem- you found it!Sent on 06/03/2020
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:Thank you Emily!
Barbara Bond · Getting married on 12/10/2021
Excellent Venue ---The Eckerts are extremely helpful and kind!
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch met our expectations and more. The owner Mary and Brian Eckert were extremely helpful and gracious. The setting back in the hills of Fredericksburg and breathtaking and super close to town and the airport.Sent on 10/27/2020
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:Thank you so much Barbara!
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