Willowood Ranch & Chapel is a rustic, yet elegant wedding venue located in Bells, Texas. They're situated on 350 acres of rolling hills and lush trees. They feature a beautiful wedding chapel, a spacious event center and seven different buildings for overnight accommodations. This picturesque property offers both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception. Willowood Ranch & Chapel is the perfect destination venue for those looking for a country-style wedding in northeast Texas.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 300 guests at this ranch. They offer their gorgeous 19th century-style chapel for your ceremony. This beautiful church overlooks their pond and fountain, and features a bridal suite for you to get ready in. It boasts breathtaking stained glass windows, a 70-foot-high bell tower and an antique bell imported from Europe. For your reception, they offer their 4,000-square-foot Event Center. This spacious location features wood floors, elegant chandeliers, soaring vaults and cedar trusses. Its open floor plan allows plenty of room for a dance floor. It also boasts a separate lounge area with a floor-to-ceiling, see-through fireplace that's perfect for your cocktail hour. If you prefer an outdoor affair, they offer their gorgeous grounds. You can say your “i do's” underneath their pre-lit gazebo with the chapel as your backdrop, or high above the hills overlooking the entire property.
This full-service wedding venue offers multiple packages to choose from, depending on the day of week you'd like to have your celebration. Each couple will have access to the property from 9:00 a.m. to midnight, as well as a house such as the Longhorn or Lariat to get ready in. They offer event rentals, a preferred vendor list and parking for your guests. An in-house caterer and an in-house bar are provided, so all of your culinary needs are taken care of. Additional services include:
Wildwood Ranch & Chapel offers a seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom Ranch House, and six additional houses for your guests to stay in. They'll experience rolling hills, towering trees and three ponds to fish in, or simply enjoy. Your guests can choose between the following one or two bedroom cabins:
In addition to hosting lavish affairs, this country-style venue is also happy to host intimate elopements. Additional events they will hold include:
27 Reviews for Willowood Ranch & Chapel
Recommended by 98% of couples
Jessa · Married on 08/10/2018
It was a beautiful location for our special day.Sent on 10/11/2018
sara · Married on 03/11/2017
I booked Willowood Ranch for my daughter's wedding site unseen! We visited many venue options around San Antonio and was put off by the "wedding industry" and their gimmicks. The popular venues booked weddings on top of each other. Many required you choose every vendor from their list. I felt like a pawn and not a customer. Willowood is a gem! The only requirement was to use Chef Roberts and everything else is free choice. This was a HUGE plus!! Caterers can be hit and miss, but b/c Chef Roberts has extensive experience and also has a popular restaurant, his cuisine is tried, tested and proven to be spectacular! Requiring his services is the best wedding gift! The food at the reception was gorgeous to look at and so delicious! There were no gimmicks. The prices were all reasonable! Everything was straightforward from the very beginning, so I had no doubts the place would be as stunning as they said. The customer service alone was enough to get me to book. From the very beginning, every single person from Marcy (Chef Roberts wife) to Tracie (Willowood Ranch owner) were so responsive and helpful. They were eager to please and did not have any off putting attitude that is becoming too common in the "wedding industry". On wedding day, everything, and I mean everything, exceeded my expectations! The church was magnificent and so charming. It was exactly like the pictures. The pictures were not photo shopped. It really IS that gorgeous! We rented every single ranch house too. All the houses (except the main ranch house) were very new. It made the whole wedding so much fun. The bridesmaid had a house, the groomsmen had a house. It made it easy to have everyone on property when it came time to do hair and photographs. I was given a site coordinator, Janet, who was at my beck and call and who had several other helpers who did everything I needed them to do. I could not believe the amount of customer service I received. The wedding was like a fairy tale!!Sent on 03/14/2017
Penny · Married on 09/23/2016
What an amazing venue! Every picture turned out absolutely perfect. The chapel needs minimal decorations because it's already beautiful by itself (which is great on a budget). I highly recommend renting out some bunk houses for the family to stay on the property & for you & bridal party to get ready on the day of your wedding. Being on location was key and made it very stress-free.Sent on 07/05/2017
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Willowood Ranch is a beautiful setting for your wedding. We've assisted with both indoor and outdoor ceremonies on the beautiful property. The Staff is very accommodating and Chapel and Ranch Hall are kept very clean. The property is great for out of town guests as well as they have many cabins onsite for family and wedding party after the big event. The onsite Chef is amazing!!!