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.