FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many guests can The Venue accommodate?Accommodations for 300+ people inside. Additional room for guests on the covered porches.
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.
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? 8 hours allowed between 9am - 5pm for decorating and rehearsal time.
Are there bridal and grooms suites? The Bride's suite is upstairs and the Groom’s suite is rustic and roomy. It is located downstairs. Both are full spacious suites.
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. Also, may be used under the covered porch area.
Do you provide coordinator services? The Venue will provide an employee to assist on "The Day of Event". Our services will include: assistance with onsite venue support (lighting, sound system, locks, emergency contact, etc.).
A wedding planner/coordinator is recommended but not provided.
Are we required to use certain vendors? You are able to use your own vendors. A preferred vendors list is available upon request. The Venue requires licensed and insured bartenders and security. The Venue has the prerogative to decline certain vendors.
Is there a weather plan for rain? When rain is forecasted, the ceremony can moved indoors 45 minutes prior to event. The main event room will be beautiful for an inside ceremony, as well as our huge covered back porch area.
Who sets up table and chairs? Clients setup and The Venue will break down. Breakdown is included in the package.
Sparklers allowed? Sparklers are allowed outside building only if the county is not under a burn ban.
Candles allowed? Yes, candles need to be in glass containers.
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 one TABC licensed bartender per every 100 guests. One Security guard per every 100 guests is also required.
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 required.