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Welsley · Married on 04/21/2018
Simply perfect in every way! When I first saw the Venue at Rafter E there was only a concrete slap and that was it! But even though my wedding was six months away and there was clearly a lot of work left to be done I booked without a single hesitation for two reasons: the view and the owner, Mary Eckert. To say the view at Rafter E is breathtaking is an understatement. When you look out you see the full majesty and beauty that makes the hill country so magical, I knew with or without a building I was not going to find a more beautiful place to have my reception. Then upon meeting Mary Eckert, she really sealed the deal, I knew that no matter what happened the Venue would be done and ready by the time it would be the big day! I mean, what an incredible woman! She was so kind about letting myself and my family check in on the place during construction. I would regularly run into her around town and she always let me know how things were going and assured me that God forbid if anything wasn't on schedule she was out there herself working to get it done! Then when the big day finally came and we saw the place, my (now) husband and I were overwhelmed with joy when we saw the place and how beautiful it was! You can tell from every detail the love and hard work that was put into the venue, from the magnificent lighting and structure itself to the small touches like the horseshoe crosses in the concrete in the back. All of our guests are still writing letters and emails to us months after we got married saying how beautiful our venue was and how much fun they had! All in all, you won't a better venue or a better venue staff/owner than the one at Rafter E. So grateful to them for making my big day truly unforgettable!Sent on 05/24/2018
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Chaley Esensee · Getting married on 02/22/2020
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!
JILL MCCOY · Getting married on 11/09/2019
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.
Lori Gesell · Married on 06/22/2019
Beautiful & versatile venue!!
Beautiful venue with a VERY accommodating staff. Communicated from beginning to end! HIGHLY recommend this venue!!Sent on 09/06/2019
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:Thank you very much! We try our hard to accommodate everyone's desires. Our goal is to help make the event day a memorable one for all. Cole and Kyla make such a adorable couple! We wish them the best!
Lindzey · Married on 05/04/2019
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch is absolutely beautiful!! You won’t go wrong choosing this venue! We had our wedding here last weekend and it was beautiful!! We got so many compliments.Sent on 05/11/2019
We got to set up the day before and that alone is a lifesaver! Everything ran so smoothly! The Eckerts are such wonderful people and absolutely wonderful to work with! They are so helpful and just such a blessing on your special day! We love the Eckerts and The Venue at Rafter E Ranch!!
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:Thank you for the kind response. We consider it an honor to be a part of your new beginning. Alex and you are special people and we enjoyed getting to know your families. God bless you guys and please stay in touch when you come to Fredericksburg. Mary
Alyssa Latham · Married on 04/06/2019
Our dream wedding location!
This venue was a dream location to host our special day! It is located on a private ranch and provides a 360 degree view of Texas hill country. The interior design of the venue was done beautifully as we needed little decor, and the brides/grooms suite are spacious and provide a perfect place to get ready on the day-of. The Eckherts were a pleasure to work with and were responsive to any questions we had throughout the planning process. I highly recommend The Venue at Rafter E Ranch!Sent on 04/15/2019
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:That is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Venue. It is such a pleasure to see our guests enjoy the ranch's majestic scenery. Thank you for allowing us to serve you and Enoch on your special day. May you be blessed with many wonderful years together. Mary
Ymelda Vaughan · Married on 03/23/2019
Top Notch in all aspects!!
Mary stayed vigilant in all our plans throughout the planning and during the event. Her vendor recommendations were on point!!! It was a destination wedding, therefore, leaving all our guest speechless on the surrounding beauty of The Venue at Rafter E Ranch. Needless to say, everyone got in their family pictures done at the same time!!! Definitely recommend such an amazing hidden GEM!!!Sent on 04/09/2019
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:Thank you for choosing us and allowing us to be a part of Doug and Alea's special day. The weather, wedding, wedding party and guests were such a delight. Sweet Alea's entrance down the staircase made me cry. You have such a beautiful family. May God bless you guys
Michelle · Married on 12/29/2018
We loved having our reception at the Venue at Rafter E. Ranch! We were able to set up the day before and it was a life saver. She was very accommodating to our schedule so we could meet out at the venue and helped everything run smoothly!Sent on 02/23/2019
kristen · Married on 06/01/2018
If we could get married every weekend, we would pick Rafter E every. single. time!!! Mary and Bryan (the owners) went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time. They exceeded all our expectations and are just genuinely GOOD people. They were available any time we needed them the two days we had the venue. We really enjoyed having our rehearsal dinner there the night before the wedding and bonus that we were able to get stuff set up the day before the wedding! The views are INCREDIBLE! One of the many examples of Mary and Bryan being good people, they prayed for us to have a great sunset and we ended up with an unbelievable sunset the night of our wedding! On top of the stunning views of the property, the inside of the venue is outstanding! The lighting set the tone of the wedding so perfectly from cocktail hour to dance time! The brides room is gorgeous and made for unforgettable pictures and memories with all the girls! All DJs/musicians should know the sound system is out of this world and not to bother bringing their own sound system! The layout of the venue made for more great memories. From the bar being a great hangout spot (we played our rehearsal dinner video on repeat throughout the wedding at the tv there), to the huge covered patio that made the 100 degree weather feel like a breezy 80, the venue is perfect and gave all our guests an unforgettable night!Sent on 06/17/2018
The Venue at Rafter E Ranch's reply:Dearest Kristen, thank you for your sweet review. Hosting your wedding reception was such a pleasure! Barret and yourself have such wonderful family and friends. Thank you again for choosing The Venue. Take care and be sure to swing by and say hi next time you are in Fredericksburg.
Ashleigh · Married on 05/05/2018
I could not have imagined a better venue experience for our wedding day! The Venue is such a perfect place to get married and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wedding venue. The Venue is very large so I was concerned that setting up would be overwhelming but it was a breeze!!! The owners are so helpful and quick to respond to any concerns and/or questions. Mary was a HUGE help when it came to setting up and arranging tables. The bridal suite is absolutely beautiful and made for remarkable 'getting ready' pictures. My favorite part of The Venue is its beautiful location. It is surrounded by breathtaking views - our sunset pictures were our favorite! I will recommend The Venue to all of my engaged family and friends!Sent on 07/18/2018
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Bonnie · Married on 04/29/2018
I have been to other Venues/locations throughout my life. I love this place! All the detail and thought that went into designing this place is amazing. We had a small friends party, around 200. The owners are so accommodating, they also were so good to reflect what the best table arrangements would be. The views are spectacular, sunset so beautiful! Parking can be an issue sometimes, not with this place! They have a huge parking lot right in front. You can wear your dress shoes with confidence, as you will not walk through precarious ground. I will highly recommended this place!Sent on 05/16/2018