FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How many guests can The Venue accommodate? Accommodations for 350+ people inside only. Able to host more for indoor/outdoor events. 
  • Do you have outdoor and indoor ceremony sites? We have numerous sites. You may choose indoor or from several breathtaking locations outside under the oak trees overlooking the pond with waterfalls.
  • How many hours are included in the rental? 14 hours day of event. Between 9am - 11:30pm
  • What is allowed for Rehearsal time and decorating the day before? Four hours is allowed the day before as long as The Venue is not rented that day. If Venue is rented the day before the event, the Venue would allow a two hour rehearsal slot the day before.
  • Is there bridal and grooms suites? The Bride and Groom are offered spacious rooms with private baths.
  • Is there Air Condition and Heating in The Venue? Yes.
  • Do I have to rent chairs and tables for the guests? We will provide enough tables and chairs to accommodate 300 guests for indoor use only.
  • Do you provide coordinator services? Yes, The Venue will provide a coordinator for you. Services for our coordinator include: assistance with timelines and layouts for "day of" set up of tables, chairs, etc., and onsite venue support (lighting, sound system, locks, emergency contact, etc.). Our coordinator does not  coordinate the ceremony nor rehearsal, flowers, decorations, music, catering, etc. We require you hire a "day of" wedding planner. 
  • Are we required to use certain vendors?  You are able to use your own vendors. The Venue will provide a preferred vendors list and has the prerogative to decline certain vendors.
  • Is there a weather plan for rain? If it is raining, the ceremony will be delayed for a short time. If the weather persists, we recommend moving the ceremony indoors. The main event room will be beautiful for an inside ceremony, as well as 2,000 square feet of covered porch area.
  • Who sets up table and chairs? The renters are responsible but we will be happy to assist setting up the table and chairs.
  • Sparklers allowed? Sparklers are allowed outside if the county is not under a burn ban.
  • What about the bar? Can we have our own alcohol? Yes, you are welcome to bring your own alcohol. The Venue does not charge a corkage fee or any other fees related to the bar service. For safety, you are required to hire TABC licensed bartenders for your reception as well as the required number of Security guards (at your own expense).
  • Do you require wedding insurance? Yes, for your protection and ours. We can provide booking information for insurance companies or you may provide your own (with a $1,000,000 liability coverage).
  • May I hold my rehearsal dinner or a brunch at The Venue at Rafter E Ranch? Yes, we would be honored to host your rehearsal dinner or brunch. Please inquire for pricing details.
  • Are there accommodation near the The Venue? There are many Bed & Breakfast and fine hotels to choose from in Fredericksburg, only ten minutes from The Venue.
  • Any other expenses we need to know about? A damage deposit of $1,000, liability insurance, TABC licensed bartenders, and security fees.