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.
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:
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!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Chaley Esensee · Getting married on 02/22/2020
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!
JILL MCCOY · Getting married on 11/09/2019
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.
Steffanie Eckhardt · Married on 09/14/2019
I’ve been following The Venue since they started building it! When it was complete I feel in love with the breathtaking views and the fact that it could accommodate at least 300! When we finally got to see it in person, I knew we made the right choice. Mary was very accommodating and helpful on such an important day! Highly recommend for your wedding or big event!Sent on 09/29/2019
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:Thank you Steffanie! We're glad to hear you were happy with everything. It is so special being a part of couples' wedding day. This particular day was even more special with having local friends from the community. Thanks again for allowing us to be a part of it!