Can I bring my own alcohol?
Yes, you can provide your own alcohol. All alcohol must be served by a TABC Certified bartender provided by one of the event staffing companies on our preferred vendor list.
Do you have a preferred vendor list?
Absolutely. Great service is extremely important to us. A list of event professionals, who are familiar with our venue and provide wonderful customer service, is provided upon booking.
Are all vendors required to come from the preferred vendor list?
No, as long as the venue approves the requested vendor.
Can vendors pick up items the next day?
Typically, all rentals and vendor items must be loaded out at the conclusion of your event. If there is not an event scheduled the next day, you may make a request to have your rentals picked up at a different time.
Do you have more than one event at a time?
No! When you book Stone House Ranch the venue is all yours for the day!
Do you allow candles?
Yes. All candles must be enclosed in a hurricane or votive. If you have specific candle requests please let us know.
What are the rules regarding decorations?
You can bring in your own decor, but it can only be installed in a way that will not damage our facility—no staples, tacks, tape, glue guns, or nails can be used. Anything that requires hanging with a ladder, other than a stepladder, must be completed by a professional company, such as a florist or lighting company, that has a liability policy.
Are your bridal suite and Groom’s cabin connected?
No! Our glamorous bridal suite is located upstairs in the main reception barn, while the groom’s cottage is across from our cocktail hour area in a completely separate building.
How many ceremony sites are there?
There are 5 outdoor ceremony sites to choose from.
What is your rain plan option?
We have an outdoor pavilion that is covered, but we will also allow weddings to take place in the barn if that is preferable.
Do you allow sparklers?
Yes, as long as they are extinguished in a bucket of sand or water that you provide.
Are rose petals allowed?
Yes. Real flowers are allowed, but no artificial flowers or confetti.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. To secure your date we ask for 50% of your rental fee. The remaining 50% is due 60 days prior to your event date, but our online portal allows you to set a payment plan if you prefer to spread payments out.
What do I need to do to book?
We will need you to sign a contract and proposal, along with receiving your 50% deposit.
How do I schedule a tour of the property?
Are there any other associated fees when renting Stone House Ranch Venue?
In addition to the rental fee, we also require a $750.00 refundable damage and security deposit for weddings, refunded within 30 days after your event. Day of event liability insurance is also required and costs approximately $125.00. We require all weddings to have a constable for the evening, which is $200.00.
Does the allotted time include set up and tear down?
Yes it does. If you need additional time for set up, hair and makeup or extra time for vendor break down after the wedding you can purchase one-hour increments.
What is the role of the on-site venue manager?
The Stone House Ranch on-site venue manager’s role is to answer questions, watch the property, and act as point person for Stone House Ranch for all other vendors. Your venue manager for the evening will also keep restrooms clean and stocked during event and take care of any venue related items in a timely manner.
Does the barn have air conditioning/heat?
Yes- our 5,000 square foot reception barn has multiple HVAC units to ensure comfort.
Are there onsite overnight accommodations available?
Yes, there are two cabins available onsite. Please reference our pricing page for the links to the cabins. There are several additional lodging options in Dripping Springs for larger groups, and a few favorites are listed on our preferred vendor list.
What happens if I have to cancel my event due to a natural disaster?
While we hope that none of those things ever occur, we highly recommend that in addition to purchasing Wedding Liability Insurance, you also purchase Wedding/Event Cancellation Insurance which would cover any unexpected events. Please check with your individual insurance carrier for specific details.
Will I be able to have my rehearsal the night before my wedding?
Due to our full events calendar, we cannot guarantee your rehearsal will be the evening before your wedding but we will do our very best to accommodate your request. If it is not possible, we will work with you on another time for rehearsal. Rehearsal times are set no sooner than 30 days prior to wedding.