Common Planning Questions
Length of the outdoor aisle
Concrete to arbor 163ft
Start of the bridge to the arbor is 148ft
End of the bridge to arbor 130ft
Aisle is 8ft wide
Dimensions of the outdoor arbor (for draping)
Altar by the windmill
Height 8ft, 3" ground to top beam
Deep 9ft, 9" front to back
Wide 9ft, 1" left to right
Dimensions of the covered stage (for draping)
Stage is 15’x18’
Beam is 18ft wide and 10ft high from ground.
8ft ladder best to use for hanging items from beam
Dimensions of rockwall inside the building
Height 8 1/2 ft
Width 17 ft, 5 inches
Depth of top beam 7 1/2 inches
Size of benches at the windmill ceremony site.
12ft x 11 inches, 6 people per bench, total of 34 benches
Can the benches from the windmill ceremony site be moved to the covered stage?
No, the benches are to wide to serve as the guest seating at the covered stage.
Length of aisle to stage.
From covered patio doors to stage-136ft
Do you have sound system for indoors?
Ranch Austin has 2 ceiling mounted speakers installed on the inside of the building and 2 ceiling mounted speakers installed on the covered patio. These speakers can be tapped into/used with an iphone, computer, etc and great for back ground music. These 4 speakers are typically not used as the primary source of sound for dancing music. Your DJ will need to set up their speakers indoors for the dancing music. We do not provide microphones or the source for music (computer, iphone, etc).
Do you have a sound system for outdoors?
All outdoor music must be played through our 2 elevated loud speakers provided by Ranch Austin. These 2 speakers can be plugged into through your DJ's sound board/mixing board, computer or iphone.
These elevated speakers are located near the outdoor dance floor and can not be moved. They are high end, JBL speakers and sound great!
NOTE: Any music needed out by the windmill ceremony site will require a speaker provided by you or your DJ. Our outdoor speakers are not portable.
We do not provide microphones or the source (computer, iphone, etc) for music.
How many people can sit around the large 60” round tables?
8-10 people. 8 is standard but we see 10 from time to time.
How many people can sit around the 6’ rectangle tables?
3 people on each side, so 6 people total.
How many people can sit around the 8’ rectangle tables?
4 people on each side, so 8 people total.
Are pets allowed at Ranch Austin?
We strongly discourage bringing your pet(s) to Ranch Austin. The property is not fenced for small animals and could potentially be dangerous around our longhorns. However, as animal lovers ourselves, we will allow 1 personal pet to be a guest at the event if desired by the client. Please use a leash as we cannot be responsible for their safety on the ranch.
4-6ft rectangular tables which requires 90” x 132”
2-8ft rectangular tables which requires 90” x 156”
This will take the linens down to the floor.
20-60” round using 120” for floor length.
6-30” cocktail tables at their tallest height will also take 120” length using a tie back.
Are food trucks allowed? Where do they park?
Yes, food truck catering is allowed.
Can I provide and serve my own alcohol?
You will be responsible for purchase and delivery of your alcohol on the day of your event. Once the event commences (guest begin to arrive), all alcohol must be served by a licensed and insured bartending company. This means the bartender can’t just be an old college buddy who is TABC certified. We highly recommend hiring a catering company that offers bartending services as part of their catering package. Your hired caterer will already be required to supply the ice, cups, mixers, etc. for the food portion of the event so typically can add on the bartending service for less cost than say a third party standalone bartending company.
*The bar must close no later than 11pm
Do you have hotels close by or onsite accommodations?
We currently have 2 houses on the property available for rent. You can learn more about our onsite lodging here: Farmhouse Rentals
We also have many hotels in a close proximity to Ranch Austin. See list of hotels and contact information by clicking here.
Are sparklers allowed?
Yes, you can use sparklers for the couple send off. Please bring a bucket for your guests to discard used sparklers in.
Are sky lanterns allowed?
Yes, as long as Travis County is not under a burn ban.