FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many guests can The Venue accommodate? 325 guests inside. Additional room on our outside veranda.
Do you have outdoor and indoor ceremony sites? Yes. Options for no extra charge!
How many hours are included in the rental? 9am-5pm day prior and 9am - 12 am The Day of Event.
What is allowed for Rehearsal time and decorating the day before? 8 hours, 9am - 5pm. Plenty of time to re-evaluate all circumstances.
Are there bridal and grooms suites? Very large Bridal suite upstairs and roomy Groom’s suite downstairs.
Is there Air Condition and Heating in The Venue? Absolutely, beat the heat or kick the cold in our building.
Do I have to rent chairs and tables for the guests? Tables and chairs provided 300 guests.
Do you provide coordinator services? A Venue employee will be provided 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 required but not provided.
Are we required to use certain vendors? You may use your own vendors with approval of The Venue.
Is there a weather plan for rain? When rain is forecasted, the ceremony can be moved inside. The main event is a beautiful ceremony site, as well as our spacious back porch.
Who sets up table and chairs? Clients do the setup and The Venue will break down for no extra fee.
Sparklers allowed? Sparklers are allowed outside the building as long as 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. TABC licensed bartenders will be required for every 100 guests.
Security needed? One guard per every 100 guests is required with a two guard minimum.
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.
Are there accommodation near the The Venue? There are many B & B’s 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 at client’s expense.