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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Your amazing venue.
Elegantly, rustic event room.
Elegantly, rustic event room.
Outside ceremony site
Outside ceremony site
Front entry & close parking
Front entry & close parking
Draped tulling with lights
Draped tulling with lights
Spacious Bridal Suite
Spacious Bridal Suite
Majestic views
Majestic views
Accommodate 350+ guests
Accommodate 350+ guests
Photo shoot at our creek.
Photo shoot at our creek.
Spacious, open layout
Spacious, open layout
Amazing sunsets at The Venue!
Amazing sunsets at The Venue!
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Another awesome sunset!
Another awesome sunset!
Setup for 75 guests
Setup for 75 guests
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Welcome to our secluded ranch.
Sweetest moments.
Sweetest moments.
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Pathway to new beginnings
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Huge porch facing west.
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Outside caterers allowed.
Outside caterers allowed.
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West porch
Rustic and yet elegant
Rustic and yet elegant
Peaceful surroundings.
Peaceful surroundings.
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Indoor dream settings
Indoor dream settings
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The venue at rafter e ranch
Nothing like the country
Nothing like the country
South porch
South porch
Barn with an elegant touch!
Barn with an elegant touch!
Amazing 1st dance!
Amazing 1st dance!
Miles and miles of view
Miles and miles of view
Cedar and pine throughout
Cedar and pine throughout
Huge event room, 5, 300 sq ft.
Huge event room, 5, 300 sq ft.
Romance begins!
Romance begins!
Front entry
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.
Memories for life.
Memories for life.
Sunsets for a lifetime
Sunsets for a lifetime
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
Smell the roses
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
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Ceremony site
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The venue at rafter e ranch
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The venue
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Happily ever after
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Celebration time
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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!
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
Large bridal suite
Large bridal suite
Bride's full suite
Bride's full suite
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Bridal suite
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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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    Steffanie Eckhardt · Married on 09/14/2019

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    Picture Perfect

    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!

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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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