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

Enjoy our ranch, two days for the price of one.

This barn like venue is quite captivating with all it's reclaimed wood and tin. During it's first year of business, it has hosted many elegant and rustic style weddings. It's open design in the main room allows many options for an inside ceremony, dancing and much more! Situated on the family ranch, out in the country, where spotting wildlife and capturing God's creations is a moment you'll want to experience. Secluded, yet it is only six miles from Fredericksburg's Historic District and the wine trails. The Venue rests amongst towering 100-year-old oaks, fields of wild flowers and abundant wildlife. Enjoying the sprawling views of the hill country and the Pedernales valley is a common affair on the back porch. Hanging with your family and friends on the covered veranda while taking selfies with the amazing sunsets is something else you'll want to experience. The Venue offers beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony sites to best accommodate your needs. We're the perfect size to host a wedding of 50 to 300 guests. The 7,500 square foot barn has two private suites with full baths, large kitchen and bar. 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. The venue can accommodate up to 325 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:

  • Day before decorating with our two day rental
  • 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. 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 from Fredericksburg, vineyards and hundreds of lodging. Only five-seven miles from lodging and the downtown historic district!

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Outside ceremony site
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Covered driveway
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Majestic views
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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Another awesome sunset!
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Friends Forever
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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
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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
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South porch
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Miles and miles of view
Miles and miles of view
Sweetest moments.
Sweetest moments.
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
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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
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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
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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
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Bridal suite
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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Chaley Esensee · Getting married on 02/22/2020

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    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 · 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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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 peak season? $ 6,000.00
  • 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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