About Weddings at Old Glory Ranch
Tours of our Outdoor and Indoor Texas
Hill Country Wedding Venues
Available Monday-Friday, 9-5 PM
Contact 512.847.3646 for more info or to schedule
1. How long have you been in the wedding
No need to worry about inexperience here! Couples have been getting
married at Old Glory Ranch since 1997 so we have tried and true
experience in making your special day a most memorable one.
2. How many people can your venue accommodate?
Depending on your choice of wedding ceremony and reception locations
we can accommodate up to 340 guests for a ceremony in Chapel Hall
and unlimited for outdoor venues during good weather. For indoor
receptions we can comfortably seat 140 guests on the Chapel floor
level and an additional 40 upstairs in the balcony in our specially
designed hand crafted imported teak and iron chairs and still have
a comfortable dance floor space. The Chapel Hall ceremony/reception
facility fee also includes 10 outdoor tables and plastic garden
arm chair seating for 100 guests for the patio stone circle. For
indoor/outdoor receptions we can seat the amount above for inside
the Chapel and an additional 300+ outside. We also have a custom
fit tent available for the Chapel and can seat an additional 100
guests for your reception.
3. Do you have wedding packages?
A true wedding package is a misnomer as there are too many variables.
We know that different brides have different budgets, décor
desires, color schemes, floral preferences, etc. and therefore do
not offer an all inclusive package pricing at this time. However,
we will put together a custom wedding package that will include
our vendors and provide an estimated cost to work within your budget.
4. Where can I find pricing information and how much of
a deposit is required?
For pricing you can complete the form on our website “Contact”
page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We require a $1000 deposit with your signed contract. Another $1000
deposit along with the balance of the facility fee is required at
your Design Meeting which is typically held about 2-4 months prior
to your event date. The remaining balance is due 10 days prior to
5. Do you offer any sort of ‘do-it-yourself’
type of weddings?
Often times a client has a simpler wedding in mind with smaller
guest counts. In those instances we can suggest our covered Gatehouse
Pavilion for the reception which can seat about 100 guests at our
beautifully hand-crafted cedar picnic tables and benches. Your ceremony
could still take place in Chapel Hall, at the Stone Landing beside
the river (75 or fewer guests) and the reception at the Gatehouse.
You provide your OGR approved decorations and flowers for the Gatehouse,
secure your own catering, entertainment, etc. It does require staffing
to serve your beverages and a minimal clean-up fee.
6. Can you hold a date for me?
We will put a complimentary hold on a wedding date for up to two
weeks at no charge. If we have another client requesting the same
date within that holding period we will give you a courtesy call
to check your interest and offer the option of signing a contract
or forfeiting the date.
7. Does your facility fee include a wedding coordinator?
Yes. Your Chapel Hall wedding ceremony & reception includes
a Day-of Wedding Coordinator. If you desire to increase their services
to more than the day-of they are available for additional charges
via client/Wedding Coordinator contract.
8. Do you provide tours of your facility?
Absolutely – and at no charge! We love seeing brides and their
families fall in love with Old Glory Ranch! Tours are available
by appointment Monday – Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00pm. We can
accommodate some weekend tours depending on our event calendar for
the weekend – call for availability.
9. Do you hold more than one event at a time?
No. We dedicate our full attention to the details of your event
and have an impeccable reputation for customer service and satisfaction.
See our Kudo’s
page on our website to hear what previous clients
have to say.
10. Can I bring in my own professional Wedding Coordinator?
Absolutely! We welcome outside professional Wedding Coordinators
at the time of signing your contract. We will assign one of our
staff members as a liaison to your professional Wedding Coordinator
during your event to help it run smoothly.
11. Do you offer any special and unique services?
Positively! We have a host of vendors including horse drawn carriages
and wagons, full fireworks displays, photo booths, custom fit cowboy
hats, and one of our client favorites…miniature donkeys with
floral covered baskets packs filled with client provided bottled
beer and bottled water for your guests enjoyment and photo opportunities.
We also have a childcare facility and offer childcare with experienced
sitters for your event. We have vendors that provide ceremony chamber
music, getaway vehicles including limos, and antique cars, trucks…you
name it and we’ll do our best to make it happen!
12. Can we bring our own flowers?
Old Glory Ranch requires that our staff handles all of the decorative
items including the floral design, the ordering of flowers, assembling
and placement. We take great pride in our flower design team that
has the ability to create the look and feel of what you envision
for your special day. We offer custom design packages or a budget
floral package. If you are brought to us by an outside professional
Wedding Coordinator with their own floral team, we offer a Candle/Container
13. What about table linens and centerpieces?
Old Glory Ranch has a rainbow of different color, quality linens
in stock from which to choose and may special order any color for
you to go with your design. We also have a multitude of different
centerpiece containers that are very aesthetic with the facility
to choose from.
14. Can we have a wedding rehearsal ?
Yes indeed! Most of our rehearsals take place the day before your
actual wedding ceremony, pending other possible scheduled events
and we allow up to 2 hours which is included in your facility fee.
It will be conducted by the OGR day-of Wedding Coordinator that
is included in your Chapel Hall ceremony/reception facility fee.
15. Can we hold our rehearsal dinner at your facility?
Yes. Whether you are holding your ceremony elsewhere or at Old Glory
Ranch we can accommodate your rehearsal dinner provided we do not
have another event scheduled for the same date. Many clients take
advantage of our covered Gatehouse Pavilion, adjacent to Chapel
Hall, that comfortably seats 100 guests at our beautifully hand-crafted
cedar tables and benches. Clients secure their own caterer and do
their own OGR approved decorating at the Pavilion. We offer a $250
discount off the regular Pavilion facility rental fee if you are
also holding your ceremony/reception at Old Glory Ranch.
16. Do you provide alcohol?
We are currently not licensed to sell alcohol. All beverages, alcohol
or non-alcohol are provided by the client and served by our TABC
certified OGR staff members. There is no additional corkage fee.
It is our policy to close the bars 30 minutes prior to the scheduled
ending time of your event. For safety and liability purposes, we
reserve the right to refuse serving alcohol to any guest we feel
may have consumed too much and will also ask for a photo ID of anyone
we feel may be under aged.
17. How long do we get to utilize the facility?
Our facility rental is for 5 hours including the ceremony and reception.
However, we do allow the bridal party and immediate family to arrive
an hour and a half prior to the ceremony time to allow your photographer
the option of taking pre-wedding photos of family and bridal parties.
Additional rental hours may be purchased at $500 per hour if utilizing
a DJ for your reception, $600 if using a band, and includes the
facility and OGR staff members.
18. Do you provide on-site catering?
Not at this time. We do have a list of preferred caterers from which
to choose that offer a host of different food fares to suit even
the most discerning palates. If you desire a caterer that is not
found on our preferred list they must be professional caterers and
approved by OGR. They must also provide proof of insurance and are
required to make a site visit prior to your event. They must also
provide a copy of the catering contract to OGR for our client files.
For the usage of our kitchen we implement a 15% kitchen service
fee based on the food cost and payable by the client to OGR when
using a caterer off our preferred list, an 18% kitchen service fee
if using a caterer not on our list, or $500, whichever is more.
19. Do you have overnight accommodations on the ranch?
We do not have on-site overnight accommodations on the ranch but
can provide a listing of local agencies that can assist in getting
your families, bridal party and guests situated.
20. Do you provide an officiate for the ceremony?
If you do not have a minister, pastor, or officiate to perform your
wedding ceremony we can assist in securing one for you.
21. Do you have childcare available?
We have an on-site childcare facility and experienced childcare
attendants available for the duration of your event. If you plan
on having 8 or more children 8 years or under attending your event,
childcare is required.
22. Can I secure all the vendors myself?
Sure you can, but we provide you with preferred vendor lists of
all sorts and you will find it beneficial if you book them through
OGR. That’s why we’re here – to make the process
as stress free as possible so you can enjoy your party from start
to finish. When you book Chapel Hall or our beautiful outdoor Wedding
Deck venue (located on the banks of the crystal clear waters of
the Blanco River) for your ceremony/reception our qualified OGR
staff and day-of Wedding Coordinator can take the anxiety of planning
most of your wedding off your shoulders.
23. What are some of your exclusive and unique features?
Beyond our 15+ years of experience and expertise and hundreds of
satisfied clients ~ First would be the ability to have all the elegance,
class and sophistication of a ‘big city’ wedding that
includes professionalism and the uniqueness of our location in the
beautiful Texas Hill Country making us a preferred destination wedding
venue. Another of our most unique and exclusive features (and a
real crowd pleaser that your guests will talk about forever) is
incorporating our miniature donkeys into the cocktail hour. They
include a trained donkey handler and wear colorful flower saddle
packs filled with client provided bottled beer, bottle water, or
soft drinks. They are probably the second most photographed thing
at weddings besides the happy couple! Clients rave about our very
efficient, courteous and accommodating OGR staff. We set-up &
break-down for you at no extra charge. You and your guests simply
show up for the party! All floral arrangements, serving beverages,
the cutting and passing of the bride/groom cakes are done by our
highly trained staff.
24. Why should I choose Old Glory Ranch?
We have over 15+ years of tried and true experience as well as a
highly experienced staff that provides professional and quality
service unmatched by any other venue. That’s our personal
guarantee. If you want a beautiful destination wedding in the Texas
Hill Country that your friends and family will talk about for years
to come as being the best wedding they have ever attended (and others
getting married will have to TRY to live up to), Old Glory Ranch
is the place for you! Our former clients tell us over and over how
their Old Glory Ranch wedding has been the talk of their family
and friends for years. (See
our Kudos page) Don’t you want and deserve the
best for your special day? We think so, too.
25. How do I get started?
We recommend that you first tour our wedding facility to see the
layout, understand your many options, and then start envisioning
your event here. If you decide that Old Glory Ranch is a perfect
fit for your event or wedding and you would like to contract with
us, the next step would be to complete a Client Set-Up form where
you would meet with one of our qualified staff members and answer
some simple questions on how you envision your perfect wedding day
(this questionnaire can also be answered over the phone). Once the
form is complete you will then receive a contract and various forms
to sign along with an estimate list that can serve as a rough budget
for your planning process. You would return the signed contract
with your initial deposit of $1000. We then establish three meetings
with the first being your Initial Meeting to go over your choices,
which we like to hold right away so we can see in what areas assistance
is needed. The second meeting typically takes place 2-4 months prior
to your event. It is the Design Meeting where you will choose things
such as table linens, centerpieces, inside/outside décor
items, what personal flowers you will carry and those for your bridal
party and immediate family, what flowers will be in the centerpieces,
color and number of candles, tables and seating, etc. The Design
is a separately priced package from the facility fee and can be
customized for your event. The final meeting takes place about one
month prior to your special day with the OGR Wedding Coordinator.
There you will establish the final details such as music that you
and your bridal party will utilize for the processional and recessional,
and whom is walking with whom, special details, a specific timeline,
etc. Following that is your rehearsal and finally, your event!
indoor wedding venue, CHAPEL HALL, has a
maximum seating capacity of 400. Chapel Hall is a flexible,
versatile hill country wedding venue, appealing to a wide
range of cultures and ethnic groups.
© Photo courtesy of Photography by Key
COVERED PATIO wedding venue is one of the
outdoor wedding venues available for weddings, receptions
and rehearsal dinners at Old Glory Ranch in the Texas Hill
COVERED PATIO wedding venue, includes a free-standing
circular fireplace, making it a year-round venue for wedding
receptions and rehearsal dinners.
STONE LANDING, one of our outdoor wedding
venues on the banks of the Blanco River, is ideal for small
weddings of 75 or less.
Blanco river-front WEDDING DECK, overlooks
one of the most beautiful areas of rapids on the river. This
outdoor wedding venue can accommodate up to 500 guests.
in-house floral designers will help you select the options
most appropriate for you desired style and budget.
© Photography by Key
set up for a wedding reception on our outdoor patio adjacent
to our COVERED PATIO. In the background is
the GATEHOUSE PAVILION, a covered venue ideal
for casual wedding receptions and wedding rehearsal dinners.
recommended bakers will provide wedding and groom's cakes
to fit your desired style and budget.
© Photography by Key
covered outdoor venue, the GATEHOUSE PAVILION,
is our most economical option when booked other than a Saturday
night. This outdoor event venue is ideal for casual wedding
Glory Ranch has the perfect decorative accessories to display
wedding cakes and bridesmaids flowers. Wedding cakes can be
coordinated through our preferred vendor list.
and wagons for your Texas Hill Country Wedding can be arranged
through Old Glory Ranch.
© Photo courtesy of Photography by Key
Glory Ranch can coordinate specialty and antique vehicles
for a departure that will make your Texas Hill Country wedding
a truly unique event.
at Old Glory Ranch are a magical affair, created with attention
to detail. Our Texas hill country destination wedding venue
is only 40 miles southwest of Austin.
Texas Hill Country wedding venues provide a myriad of opportunities
for memorable wedding photographs and engagement photographs!
Our recommended wedding photographers are very knowledgeable
of the unique settings afforded by our outdoor wedding venues
as well as our indoor wedding venue, Chapel Hall.
© Photo courtesy of Photography by Key