Utopia River Retreat

360 PR 3850, Utopia, TX 78884 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Utopia River Retreat

Utopia River Retreat is an idyllic barn wedding venue located in Utopia, Texas, ideally situated on the banks of the Sabinal River. Utopia is located an hour and a half northwest of San Antonio centrally located to both Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area. This rustic property sits within 9 rolling acres of scenic countryside and natural beauty, providing the perfect backdrop for wedding celebrations. This venue provides ample space and accommodations to host the wedding event of your dreams surrounded by giant oak trees, a flowing river, and an abundance of natural wildlife.

Facilities and Capacity

Utopia River Retreat offers a large and stylishly decorated party barn as the ideal indoor accommodation for your wedding celebration. This space is capable of hosting 50-300 guests and can be arranged in a variety of styles to best suit your needs. This delightful event space features exposed-beam ceilings which are artfully hung with string lights to create a fairytale feel. A large stone fireplace can provide a central focus point for your event, while corrugated iron walls and wooden doors provide a solid, cozy, atmosphere. The barn itself can seat 80 people comforablly with still having a nice dance floor. Additonal guests can be seated either on the side deck or in the drive in front of the double doors looking into the barn so they don't miss anything. We have light poles that can be added to the outside seating area to pull that majical feel to all the guests.

For couples wishing to embrace the outdoors, Utopia River Retreat offers the treat of picking your very own riverfront space to hold your ceremony along the banks of the Sabinal River. Shaded by ancient cypress trees, couples can exchange their vows in this secluded setting close to the heart of nature. This venue also features a wooden patio and gazebo which can be used to host a cocktail reception, rehearsal dinner, and more.

Services Offered

Utopia River Retreat is happy to provide the use of the kitchen located in the main house on the property for your big day, in addition to the BBQ pit and smoker located to the rear of the property. This venue works with a range of premium vendors from the surrounding areas and is happy to provide recommendations to couples wishing to hold their wedding celebration at the property.

Accommodations

The Utopia River Retreat property features an array of accommodations ideal for hosting wedding parties and guests on site. This property boasts six 1-bedroom cabins, three 2-bedroom cabins, and the Fortress; the large main house originally constructed in the 1800s.

Each cabin on the property offers splendid views of the surrounding scenery, with many located near the banks of the river, giving guests a feeling of tranquility and peace. Each 1-bedroom cabin can accommodate between two and four guests and features air-conditioning, TV with satellite, and outdoor BBQ grill.

The main house, the Fortress, can easily accommodate upwards of 10 people with many of the rooms featuring king or queen beds. Featuring a 5 bedroom areas, 2 private bedrooms downstairs and 3 open concept bedrooms upstairs, 2 futons and a sleeper sofa with 3 1/2 bathrooms, full kitchen, 52-inch satellite TV, BBQ grill, and Fire ring. The Fortress provides luxury and comfort in a rural location with rustic charm and is perfect for the bridal party to get ready for the special day.



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4 Reviews for Utopia River Retreat

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Lauren · Married on 11/11/2017

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    A perfect venue for a rustic barn reception. You can get married by the water and have the reception right up the hill in the barn. The staff was there for me the entire time. They have everything you need and if not, they are willing to get it! So happy with our wedding here!

    Sent on 02/15/2018
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    Cindy · Married on 06/18/2016

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    We had our Celebration of Marriage at the Utopia River Retreat in June 2016. The deck and the pavilion over look the Sabinal River giving this indoor/outdoor venue a perfect backdrop for any occasion. At night the giant cypress trees light up and you can hear the crickets and locust humming along. Having lodging right there made it so convenient for our guest to come and go the whole weekend of the celebration. The party planner, Skye, took care of the all the catering and decorations leaving us to enjoy the moment. I wold highly recommend this venue for weddings, family reunions, girl's or guy's trips or anything else where space, beauty were appreciated!

    Sent on 08/21/2016

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Utopia River Retreat FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Resort, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, September, October, December

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  • 360 PR 3850 Utopia, TX, 78884 See on map
    830-224-2338 (Phone number)

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