An advantage of a small, intimate wedding is that the whole ranch is available for the ceremony. Our historic 1800s chapel is a delightful wedding location that will accommodate a small number of guests. Brides and grooms in the past have been married on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the countryside as the backdrop or on the scenic overlook above the headquarters, with views of the fort and the creek below. We have beautiful settings at springs where a ceremony can be arranged under the trees beside a meandering creek. Many weddings are held on the lawn in front of the hacienda with the lake behind. We have indoor settings if you prefer, or you could even have your ceremony on horseback!
After the service, you may wish to hold your reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the historic fort courtyard or have an intimate, private dinner for two. Our executive chef is very creative and can prepare the dinner you want or make suggestions from our gourmet cuisine. Our pastry chef will bake and decorate an innovative and beautiful wedding cake for 2 or for 10.
We will obtain a singer, a guitarist, or a harpist to provide music for your ceremony and your reception, and arrange for a justice of the peace or a clergyman to perform the ceremony. We can coordinate floral decorations on your behalf and provide babysitting services. Pickups at our private airstrip on the ranch are easily handled.
Of course, during your stay at the ranch, all of the ranch activities are available, including, with prior notice, massages and facials in our spa.
If you have other ideas about your ceremony, please call us at 432-229-3737 and let’s discuss them.