The Venue


The Venue at Rafter E Ranch is a rustic yet elegant lodge nestled on a private working ranch only minutes from Fredericksburg. The ranch harbors towering 100-year-old oak trees, miles of the blue-green waters of winding Bear Creek, as well as panoramic views of the rolling Texas Hill Country in the Pedernales Valley. The Venue offers beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony sites to best accommodate all of your needs. If you are looking for a stunning view of the Texas Hill Country to wow your guests, we are the venue for you! Our spacious venue is 7,500 square fee which will accommodate 300 plus guests. Private suites for the wedding parties are available with the bridal suite upstairs overlooking the main room.

Happily Ever After


Brian and Mary Eckert owners of “The Venue”at Rafter E Ranch. Brian is native of Fredericksburg and was born and raised on the ranch. He met his wife Mary at Fredericksburg high school and have been together since then. They have been married thirty plus years and have three lovely children. For years, they had been wanting to find a way to share the beautiful ranch by starting a new business venture. Soon after their oldest son was married, they discovered the need for a larger event center that could host 350+ guests at a more reasonable price. The scenery at the ranch would no doubt be some of the prettiest offered. Both Brian and Mary have years of customer service, enjoy serving others and understand the importance of the quality customer service.