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Susie Hillmann · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Cricket Hill Ranch-The Best Wedding Venue!
Cricket Hill Ranch was the perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. We had 3 venues on the list and visited Cricket Hill first. We immediately made up our minds and never even looked at the other venues. It is a beautiful place and very peaceful. April was so welcoming and helpful. I knew after speaking to her on the phone several months before the wedding that she had a lot of experience in making sure the day would be unique and very special. I would definitely recommend Cricket Hill for weddings or for any special occasion.Sent on 05/02/2019
Evelyn Bergman · Getting married on 04/03/2020
Cricket Hill Ranch - So Much More Than a Venue
On a cold and rainy January 2018 day with a list of 10+ venues to visit, we set out to Dripping Springs, the wedding capital of Texas. The wedding date was March 2019 and the venue selection needed to be made soon. Halfway through the list, it was clear there wouldn’t be a need to continue after meeting April and touring her property. She was genuine and her place reflected this.Sent on 05/05/2019
For my daughter, the bride, an extraordinary venue for an outdoor dream wedding was needed. We’d seen several venues that could provide a great location, but it was clear CHR would provide much more. Here, a true interest in her vision would be made a priority.
For me, mother of the bride, her vision was important, but equally important was a venue that would demonstrate care, interest, expertise, and professionalism. It was critical that this be more than a wedding day; CHR would provide the wedding experience for not only the bride and groom, but also the wedding party, family, and guests. CHR exceeded our expectations - it provided peace of mind.
The property is spectacular for a ceremony
The ability for the bride-to-be and her girls to stay on-site the night before was beyond convenient
The spacious, well-designed bridal suite accommodations for the bridal party, and hair and makeup artists was everything
The spacious room for the groom and his best guys was so much more than a room – it was exceptional, allowing for plenty of space for dressing, visiting, a game of pool, and celebratory toasts.
April and the CHR staff met every one of our needs and then some.
Working with Aubrey, our coordinator, was such a pleasure. She listened, and never tired of our list of thoughts, wants, and needs. She continually offered valuable input. Throughout the year of planning, she always made herself available and was quick to offer exactly what was needed….advice, input, and more importantly, honesty. She was instrumental in my daughter’s vision becoming a reality for everyone to become a part of.
The once in a lifetime wedding weekend experience went off without a hitch. And we, including many of our wedding guests, made two new friends in Dripping Springs.
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Alison Hillmann · Married on 04/27/2019
Let me begin by saying I can not rate Cricket Hill Ranch high enough! Upon initially meeting April and viewing the venue, I knew I found my dream location for my wedding, and also a host that made me feel comfortable and relaxed every step of the way. April provided me an option for a wedding planner she works with, Aubrey, and that was the another great investment I made for the big day! Those two women know what they are doing and execute everything flawlessly! Not only is the venue itself beautiful, but all of the staff are friendly and helpful and make you feel at ease.Sent on 05/03/2019
My heels broke the morning of my wedding and April’s husband knew exactly what to do and fixed them on-site 🙌🏻
If you’re looking for a top notch beautiful hill country experience, Cricket Hill Ranch is the way to go!
Gavin · Married on 03/29/2019
Wedding in March
Excited for my wedding on March 29th this is the venue of Texas!!!Sent on 12/31/2018
Karen Jackson · Married on 11/03/2018
The Perfect Venue for a Hill Country Wedding
My daughter was married in Nov 2018. The venue is absolutely beautiful since it is in the Texas Hill Country. It is flexible venue for either an indoor or outdoor wedding or a small, intimate wedding or a large. It is the perfect blend of elegant and rustic.Sent on 12/29/2018
From the first time we met April, she was welcoming and knowledgeable. We knew right away that this was where we wanted to hold my daughter's wedding.
The bride and grooms suites were the perfect places for everyone to get ready. The wedding was held outside under the trees and twinkling lights. The sun was starting to set and just a picture perfect scene. We had a formal sit down dinner in the main house. The reception was held in the "barn" which was perfect for dancing and pictures. There were plenty of areas outside for guests to mingle including a fire pit.
April and Aubrey were always available and answered our many, many questions. With all the details that go into a wedding, Aubrey worked closely with my daughter and tried to keep us from feeling overwhelmed. Cricket Hill Ranch made my daughter's wedding day memorable.
Christina · Married on 11/03/2018
Cricket Hill Ranch is a beautiful and amazing venue. I loved that it had different options for the ceremony and reception sites. Not to mention the amazing Bridal and Groom suites! April, Tom, and Aubrey were very helpful from the day we booked all the way to the day of. My only recommendation would be to use outside bartenders. We did not have the best experience with one of the bartenders provided; some of the behavior was actually quite embarrassing to the guests who witnessed it. The issue did get handled and that was appreciated. Would highly recommend!Sent on 12/30/2018
Brittany Hillier · Married on 10/13/2018
More than we could have imagined!
Cricket Hill is perfection! April and Todd are amazing and have become forever friends of ours! They were on premises the entire time, working hard to make everything PERFECT! There’s no way we could have chosen a better venue or couple to work with! If you’re looking for a GORGEOUS Hill Country wedding venue, don’t look any further. Cricket Hill is the whole package and you won’t find a better value!!Sent on 10/19/2018
Cricket Hill Ranch's reply:Thank you Brittany! We are so honored that you chose our place for your important milestone. We LOVED working with you and I can’t wait to see your pictures, they are going to be awesome and we want to share them with everyone. Love you both and miss you already. ❤️ April
Johnny · Married on 10/13/2018
April and Todd were amazing to work with for our wedding. This venue is remarkable and the hosts are the same!!Sent on 10/20/2018
Toni Hillier · Married on 10/13/2018
You can’t go wrong with Cricket Hill Ranch
The venue is spacious and beautiful. The spiral staircase is gorgeous. The owners, April and Todd, were extremely nice and accommodating. The wedding coordinator, Aubrey, was amazing. She took care of everything flawlessly. My daughter had her wedding here and it was perfect. I just can’t say enough nice things about it. :)Sent on 10/22/2018
Ashley · Married on 06/23/2018
CHR was amazing from the beginning; we looked at CHR first and the venues we looked at afterwards were a sad comparison AND more expensive! My husband said the other venues were just going to nickel and dime us to death; which was true. Everything was 'you can do this for a fee' or 'we'll charge you for that.' Not at CHR! What you see is what you get!Sent on 10/10/2018
April and Aubrey are a great team; Aubrey answered all my ridiculous questions and April is so accommodating. Our wedding was beautiful and our guests commented on how much fun they had, how beautiful the venue was, etc. Aubrey's nature to swoop in and fix a problem is such a great quality in a wedding planner. When I chose to go with a random hair/makeup person and that lady started acting shady about money, Aubrey took care of the problem in one phone call. (Huge help for someone who avoids confrontations.) Aubrey also saved the day during the wedding, when me 2 year old niece/flower girl decided to sit down before she got to the aisle and almost had a melt down. Aubrey grabbed her and walked down the aisle with her. It was perfect and so cute too!
Get married at CHR, nothing else compares!
Cricket Hill Ranch's reply:Thank you Ashley, we LOVED working with y’all. Your dads speach in the deck brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for letting us share in such a special event. You’re The Best. Come see us.
Brooke · Married on 03/10/2018
Great venue, great people working there! You get so much and at a great price. They include a wedding coordinator! Without that we do not know what we would have done!Sent on 10/01/2018
Cricket Hill Ranch's reply:Thank you so much Brooke. We loved working with you and Chris. Such a special couple. I loved how you two were announced from the 2nd floor and met in the middle of the landing. Still gives me chills. Love you and hope to see you again soon! Xo, April
Jocelyn · Married on 02/24/2018
I have nothing but positive and wonderful things to say about Cricket Hill Ranch. The venue was our favorite in pictures, but we went to see some other venues before this one and had planned to see some after visiting this one. The moment we pulled up to CHR we knew it was the one. The house is absolutely beautiful, the barn is so much fun and gives the rustic feel, and the lawn is breathtaking. April, Todd, and Aubrey go above and beyond to make sure your big day is perfect. We had so many guests come up to us during the reception raving about how beautiful everything was. Naturally, not everything goes perfectly or you forget something on your big day, and for us it was rain. We ended up doing our ceremony in the great house because the ground was so wet, but we weren't even upset because the great house is so incredible and the team worked really hard to make sure everything still went seamlessly!Sent on 03/09/2018
Cricket Hill Ranch's reply:Thank you Jocelyn. You guys were so great to work with and flexible with the rain. So happy we had an alternate plan that turned out beautiful. You are precious and we are grateful that we got to be a part of your beautiful union. Bonus that you and your families are super fun too. Hope to see you soon. Xo, April
Ali · Married on 11/25/2017
I honestly can't say enough about Cricket Hill Ranch. They made our wedding day absolutely perfect from start to finish. April was incredible to work with and it is clear that they take a lot of pride in their property. All of our guests raved about how beautiful it was. Since we got married in November it was important for us to have the flexibility to do an inside our outside venue since the weather can be a little unpredictable. Cricket Hill gave us several options for where we could do both the ceremony and reception. We ended up being able to have it outside at sunset. The string twinkle lights under the big tree made everything look magical.Sent on 10/01/2018
Cricket Hill Ranch's reply:Thank you Ali! It was absolutely a magical night and oh so much fun! Your friends and family were awesome to work with and your photos are some of my all time favorites. Love you and Ben and hope to see you again soon. Xo, April
Nealy · Married on 11/11/2017
Cricket Hill Ranch is a beautiful venue with both indoor and outdoor options! If you're looking for a place with scenic country views (think rustic and it's perfect for pictures) to tie your nuptials, this is the place. Dripping Springs and the surrounding areas have plenty of vendors that can help make your day perfect. Aubrey and April are awesome, too. They will listen to and help you with every need you have and on top of that, they know exactly what they're doing and don't miss a beat. They take the stress off of planning the big day, which is exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend this venue for your wedding and we're so, so happy with our choice. Couldn't have picked a better place and we got some many compliments on the choice!Sent on 11/22/2017
Laura · Married on 10/21/2017
This place was amazing! April and Aubrey work so well together and were so helpful to us the entire time. The property was so gorgeous and they were so knowledgeable and respectful. They went above and beyond to make our day beyond amazing. We had a wonderful experience here, and are so grateful for their help and our time here!!!Sent on 10/22/2017
Courtney · Married on 06/03/2017
The best decision I made during the wedding planning process was choosing Cricket Hill Ranch for my venue. I looked at over 10 venues and none made me feel that spark of magic I was looking for.Sent on 06/27/2017
From the first second I saw Cricket Hill Ranch in person, I knew this would be my venue. When we first met April, the owner of the venue, she made us feel SO welcomed. She clearly is in this business because she wants her brides to have the most special day possible, and when the day of came around, she made sure my day was exactly what I wanted it to be.
There are SO many beautiful areas in this venue that it will match the style and visions of ANY bride. The inside grand room is amazing, the lawn where our ceremony took place was perfect as it is surrounded with the most beautiful natural landscaping, and the barn is the best location for an epic reception/dance party. My guests continue to rave about how beautiful this venue was. It is elegant in architecture, plush with green surroundings, and still has a rustic feel to it with the barn and wooden deck. This venue was exactly I was looking for visually, but the best thing about it is, you're not just getting the most beautiful venue in the area, you're also getting a venue owner and a day of coordinator, Aubrey, who will make sure your day is EVERYTHING you've dreamed it to be.
Megan · Married on 06/03/2017
I was a bridesmaid in a wedding the first week of June which took place at Cricket Hill Ranch. I don't have enough great things to say about this venue. The girls suite was incredible. We had an open area to lounge, personal mirrors and plenty of space, plus a giant bathroom and closet (what more could a girl ask for?!). My favorite part of the girl's suite was the balcony that overlooked the entire outdoor venue. It was beautiful.Sent on 06/27/2017
The day of the wedding, we encountered rain about 2 hours into the reception. Cricket Hill Ranch quickly had Plan B in place and was able to accommodate all guests either dancing in the barn, enjoying cocktails under the balcony/overhang, or relaxing indoors. The transition was so smooth that the party didn't have to stop. The distance between the dance floor in the barn and the outdoor overhang bar area were not far at all, which made for quick dance breaks, then right back to it!
The owner of the venue was awesome. She clearly knew what she was doing and was able to accommodate all of our amazing bride's requests. The venue is beautiful, inside and outside. I don't have a bad thing to say about this venue and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, photo-worthy, Austin wedding!
Lydia · Married on 05/27/2017
I got married at Cricket Hill Ranch in May, and it was everything I ever dreamed of for my wedding venue and more! I had a lot of guests from outside of Texas, so I wanted to give them an authentic Texas Hill Country experience while still reflecting my modern tastes. I chose to have both my ceremony and dinner in the beautiful Great Room to avoid the Texas heat, which was a decision both my guests and I appreciated! Dancing was in the barn, and there was a nice breeze flowing through the doors that kept the space cool. The reason I first fell in love with this venue is that it feels like a home rather than an “event space.” The on-site bride and groom’s suites were so convenient and comfortable, and my guests enjoyed having so many options to explore between the great room, the upstairs and downstairs patios, the lawn, and the barn.Sent on 06/28/2017
I love this venue so much, I chose to hold my rehearsal dinner and a post-wedding Sunday brunch there as well! April was so incredibly kind and helpful both before the wedding (which was a long period of time - I booked way back in December 2015!) as well as at all three of my events. She truly cares about the people she hosts, and goes above and beyond to make sure your event is exactly the way you want it. I encourage anyone looking for a venue to visit Cricket Hill Ranch - I guarantee you will fall in love with it too!
Lindsay · Married on 10/29/2016
If i could give this place more than 5 stars, I absolutely would! My husband and I just got married at Cricket Hill Ranch a week ago and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions we made. The setting is absolutely beautiful and April & her husband are two amazing people that do so much to make sure the day is perfect! We got sooooooooo many compliments from our wedding guests on the beautiful venue so do yourself a favor and BOOK THIS PLACE NOW! You will not regret it!!!Sent on 11/05/2016
Katy · Married on 03/05/2016
We recently had our wedding at Cricket Hill Ranch. The whole thing was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. April was very easy to keep in touch with and let us come by several times to see the venue when family members were in town to check it out before hand. April has great taste and it is reflected in the style of all the little details. I loved that there were different areas for people to hang out. We got the bartender from April too and he was fantastic. Overall I couldn't have been more thrilled with how the day came together.Sent on 03/18/2016
Griselda · Married on 04/25/2015
Made my wedding the most memorable and beautiful ever!Sent on 12/25/2015
Candice · Married on 04/18/2015
Cricket Hill was a wonderful place to get married! It is absolutely beautiful, and April was wonderful to work with. There are so many options available at this venue, and it is just gorgeous! I cannot picture getting married any where else.Sent on 04/22/2015
Leah · Married on 03/28/2015
After my (then) fiancé and I took way too long to find a wedding venue, we stumbled upon the greatness that is April and Todd at Cricket Hill Ranch. Once you meet April and see her gorgeous wedding venue/home, you'll never imagine your dream wedding anywhere else. (Even the distance that my guests would be subject to travelling was justified once they saw this gorgeous setting.)Sent on 04/05/2015
My first meeting with April told me it would not be my last. She is knowledgeable and helpful without being overbearing. She makes sure you have what you need while suggesting ideas and vendors as needed. She was just as excited about my wedding as she was about her very own (which was just a few years ago at the same venue). All of my excitement was her excitement, and that showed in the way she treated my family and I. This wasn't just a business transaction for a wedding venue; April and Todd opened up their hearts and their homes to us.
Upon our arrival for each meeting and the wedding day, April was always out front and ready to go with whatever our plans for the day held. On the day of the wedding, April and her husband, Todd, were helping with setup, making sure things were perfect. She would come by and check on us briefly, only to get back to work! She is very transparent about how she does things, and she is always willing to try things in a new or different way. My only complaint was that we were all so busy, I didn't get to see her much on wedding day!
From one groom to the next: "It was awesome!"
Several of our guests inquired about the gorgeous Cricket Hill Ranch for their future events. Any of my guests who were questioning "why Dripping Springs?" immediately came up to me after our reception dinner to say 'you have the most perfect weather for your wedding on the most beautiful landscape and venue I could've imagined.'
There is not a single thing I would want to change about this venue or the owners. Everything was perfect, right down to the last sparkler fizzling out!
Meghan · Married on 03/14/2015
I cannot even begin to explain how great April and Todd (the owners) were in the process of planning and executing our wedding day. The venue is absolutely breathtaking and was perfect for our small(ish) wedding. April was easy to contact and ask questions, and very quick to respond and help. They really made the whole planning process much easier and more enjoyable. It's an extremely versatile location and can accommodate a variety of styles, from rustic to elegant. All of our out of state guests were amazed at how beautiful everything was there. It was a very intimate experience and I'm so glad we chose them.Sent on 03/26/2015
Adrienne · Married on 06/07/2014
Cricket Hill Ranch is an amazing spread in the Hill Country just west of Dripping Springs. From the moment we first visited, we knew this was where we wanted to get married. And given the fact that we had a guest list of 300, it also offers the space for this large amount of guests.Sent on 08/19/2014
The main house is architecturally stunning and well-planned. The central "great room" was a perfect indoor gathering place for our first dance; the massive kitchen gave plenty of space for the caterers to prep food service; the Groom's suite with pool table, comfy sofas, and plenty of TVs was the perfect diversion from the potentially nervy last hours prior to the ceremony itself; the Bride's quarters offer a huge shower ideal for pampering herself on the day of the event, along with several vanities for bride & bridesmaids to prep hair & make-up. The house boasts an unbelievable second-story exterior balcony overlooking the grounds and sweeping hill country views--the perfect place to take in the sunset and reflect on the events of the day as the sun went down. The outdoor kitchen & bar under the covered patio is located ideally for drink service & provides enough room for bartenders. And the barn set up nicely to accommodate music and dancing long into the evening.
April and her husband Todd were incredibly accommodating to us as the wedding approached, and on the day of the event. They allowed us to visit multiple times prior to make sure our plans were in place. They were laid back and allowed us to create the event in our vision, yet also were on the spot helping at every turn on the day of the event. We would recommend this venue and April & Todd to any and everyone--our only regret is that we don't have a reason to go back again in the near future!