There aren’t a lot of Texas hill country wedding venues that overlook the Guadalupe River. But the Marquardt Ranch does.
The Marquardt Ranch has been family-owned and operated since it opened in 2007.
Marquardt Ranch—a Texas Hill Country Wedding Venue
Worth repeating, this outdoor ceremony site overlooks the Guadalupe River. The stone seating can accommodate 150 guests, but there is ample room in back of the stone seating for additional/portable ceremony seating to be moved in.
Couples can take possession of the venue at 10:00 a.m. and receive five hours of guest time. The couple is able to determine when this time begins and ends and have the option to purchase additional hours of guest time if they’d like. The venue hosts only one wedding per day and what is semi-unique about the Marquardt Ranch is that they will let you conduct a ceremony rehearsal the day prior to your wedding.
There is room for a total of 310 guests seated inside.
Also included in the venue rental is:
- All tables and chairs
- All inside guest table linens
- All setup and breakdown of furniture
- All cleanup
The primary goal of the Marquardt Ranch is to be a one-stop shop as much as possible.
So what other important facts do you need to know about the Marquardt Ranch wedding venue as it relates to your wedding planning?
- Riverfront available for portrait sessions before wedding day
- Indoor and outdoor ceremony sites
- Rain plan option available
- Separate bride and groom getting ready suites (both have accessible towers atop that offer picturesque views of the surrounding hill country)
- Outside alcohol (brought in by couple) allowed for wedding day
- In-house catering required (on-site commercial kitchen)
- Food tastings are offered after booking is made
- In-house floral is optional
- TABC-certified bartenders required
- All other outside vendors allowed
- Unlimited pre-wedding venue visits
- Outdoor string lighting
Here is a group image of myself and, pictured left to right, Heather (Love Story Addicts), Pamela (Weddings by Pamela), Gretchen (Aly Am Paperie), Sheryl (Marquardt Ranch), me, Susan (Timeless Moments by Design), Amanda (Bluebonnet Events), Daniel and Lizzette (from His garden Floral & Event Planning), not pictured is Sonia from Aria Productions. She was taking the picture for us! We took a group tour a few months ago of several Boerne-area wedding venues and the Marquardt Ranch was on the route!
If you’re looking for a riverside Texas hill country wedding venue and you’d like to arrange your own tour at the Sheryl with Marquardt Ranch, you can reach out here:
Here are some more images to further illustrate my points of how wonderful this Texas wedding venue, the Marquardt Ranch, is:
Many thanks to my uber-talented and very beautiful friend Sonia (pictured above), over at Aria Productions, for sharing some of her images she captured on the venue tour with me and allowing me to include them herein. Her images are watermarked so you know which ones she contributed.
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