Rental Rates & Availability
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All Monday - Thursday are available for rent at $3000, unless specified otherwise on calendar.
If the rental fee is listed on a date above, the date is currently available.
Rental rates subject to change.
Chris Petzolt here, owner of Ranch Austin. In early 2015, my wife Melissa and I built Ranch Austin from the ground up. We have been putting smiles on people’s faces ever since! Check out our reviews page!
At Ranch Austin we have a very direct approach. By familiarizing yourself with the FAQs below, you will know exactly what to expect prior to booking your tour. We don’t like surprises and neither do you! If you like what you see, please schedule a tour by clicking the "Schedule Tour" link from the top/bottom of our website.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the Ranch Austin rental fee listed on the calendar above?
12 hour access to the venue, including use of the indoor banquet hall with seating for up to 160 guests and over 10,000 square feet of outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful large oaks wrapped in white lights. Outdoor areas includes a covered stage, covered bar, covered patio with gas fire surround and choice of 2 outdoor ceremony sites.
Typically, that time is from 12pm-11:59pm, but can be adjusted to an earlier start/end time if desired. Example, if you are having a Sunday brunch wedding, you might want your block of time from 8am-8pm. Rental end time can not exceed 11:59pm.
2 Large separate dressing rooms
(200) folding chairs, (20) 60" Round tables, (6) 30" Cocktail tables, (6) Rectangle tables, (4) Farm Tables
Does the rental price listed on the calendar include food, alcohol or other services like the DJ or a wedding planner?
Short Answer: No
The pricing listed on the Ranch Austin calendar above is for the 12 hour venue rental only (use of facility) and our standard rental inclusions listed above. It should be noted, the listed rental fee on the calendar is the EXACT amount you will pay Ranch Austin. Meaning we don’t have any additional “hidden” rental fees, taxes, gratuity fees, etc, etc. added on at signing.
How many guests can be seated indoors?
The inside of the venue can comfortably hold up to 160 guests factoring 8 guests per round table. Dinner and dancing outdoors is an option as well!
What are the ceremony site options?
We have two great ceremony sites. The first option is our covered stage, shaded under our beautiful old oaks and the second site is in the open pasture with benches. During the hot summer months, we strongly encourage using the covered stage/shaded area for your ceremony. If you prefer an indoor ceremony, the rock wall in our indoor banquet hall provides a charming background as well. All sites may be decorated.
Can we bring in our own vendors (catering, DJ, photography, etc.) or does Ranch Austin require we only use their preferred vendors?
Ranch Austin has compiled a list of great approved vendors that are familiar with the venue. We strongly encourage our clients to choose from our approved vendors list. You may hire vendors not on our approved vendors list, however they will be required to provide proof of General Liability insurance, a point of contact and comply with our vendor policies.
Note: All Third party Catering & Bartending companies are required to complete a separate agreement, made directly between their company and Ranch Austin. The same holds true for the company providing the entertainment (DJ or Band). These vendor to venue agreements protect you from hiring vendors that could jeopardize your security deposit.
Can I provide and serve my own alcohol?
You will be responsible for providing any alcohol served at your event. Once the event commences (guests begin to arrive), all alcohol must be served by a licensed and insured bartending company, meaning 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.
*All alcohol service and consumption must end no later than 11pm.
Can the DJ set up outdoors?
Yes. Many of our couples LOVE dancing on our outdoor patio. Outdoor amplified music is required to be off by 11:00pm on Friday & Saturday and 10:00pm on Sunday-Thursday and all DJs must use Ranch Austin's 12" JBL speakers when playing reception music outdoors. Ceremony music may be played through the DJ or officiant's speakers.
Are bands allowed?
Yes. Outdoor bands must stop playing by 10:30pm Friday & Saturday and by 9:30pm on Sunday-Thursday.
Does Ranch Austin offer discounts?
Yes. 5% discount off rental fee for active military.
Do you have hotels close by or onsite accommodations?
There are many hotels in a close proximity to Ranch Austin. See list of hotels and contact information by clicking here.
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. Please use a leash as we cannot be responsible for their safety.
Are sparklers allowed for the send off?
Yes, sparklers are allowed. No rice, confetti or bird seed allowed.
Does Ranch Austin allow food trucks?
Yes, food truck catering is permitted, however they will be required to follow the same rules and policies as full service catering companies. This means that they must provide items such as beverage stations (water, tea, etc.) and staffing to stay until the end of the event to bus the tables, clean up the food and take out the trash. Many food trucks do not provide this type of service or any services outside of supplying the food. In those cases, you will need to hire a third party catering service company to fulfill this requirement. Please familiarize yourself with the “Third Party Catering Agreement” prior to hiring a food truck or any catering company outside our approved list.
How do you reserve a date with Ranch Austin? How much is the down payment? Do you accept credit cards?
To reserve your date at Ranch Austin, simply fill out “New Client Contact Form” and we will send you the rental agreement online through a secure signing system called Docusign. This makes it fast and easy (no scanning, faxing, etc.) and at completion of signing, it will automatically send you a copy for your records.
The 1st rental fee deposit is due upon signing of the rental agreement. The deposit amount is 50% of the total rental fee and is nonrefundable. The remaining 50% of the rental fee is due 90 days prior to the event. These payments will be set up with your credit card and autodrafted.