Picture your perfect fairy tale wedding. Do you see a decadent affair in a swanky country club? Or maybe a magical evening under a canopy of trees dripping with twinkle lights? Believe it or not, there’s a place in Texas where nearly any wedding dream can come true: the Hill Country. Whether you’ve been searching for a sparkling ballroom or the most adorable country church, the Texas Hill country has you covered.
Well on its way to becoming the “Wedding Capital of Texas”, the Hill Country’s breathtaking landscape is widespread and diverse enough to accommodate any dream venue. Below, we’ve listed 12 charming spots in the Boerne area perfect for your fairytale wedding.
1. Don Strange Ranch
103 Waring-Welfare Road, Boerne, Texas 78006
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Both romantic and historic, Don Strange Ranch is a Texas legend 60 years in the making. As a Longhorn ranch established in the 1950’s, the ranch has since expanded to house a highly acclaimed full-service events and catering company. The ranch has “seamlessly fused the mystique of Texas history and culture with world-class cuisine and unsurpassed style to create unforgettable celebrations and flawless events.” The venue’s guests have included U.S. presidents, movie and music stars, and professional athletes...in fact, the Don Strange Ranch hosted the wedding of country music stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton!
2. Paniolo Ranch
1510 Ranch Rd 473, Boerne, TX 78006
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Located on over 100 acres in the heart of the Hill Country, Paniolo Ranch gives a new meaning to the phrase “all-inclusive”. As a combination Bed & Breakfast, spa, and wedding venue, Paniolo Ranch blends the rustic spirit of the Texas Hill Country with the elegance of an upscale resort. It’s been described as a marriage of “Hawaiian luxuries and Lone Star traditions for a Texas ranch getaway like none other." The ranch specializes in free-spirited weddings that authentically match up with your unique style and taste.
3. Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort
1 Resort Way, Boerne, TX 78006
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From grand celebrations in the event center to spacious outdoor receptions in the park, Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort offers 220 gorgeous acres of dreamy space for your special day. Featuring rolling greens and sparkling blue ponds, the resort’s sprawling Hill Country scenery still manages to feel intimate and romantic. The resort even offers on-site professional wedding planners and weekend activities like golf tournaments, rehearsal dinner specials, and European-inspired spa treatments.
4. Kendall Plantation
20 Guthrie Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
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Make a truly grand entrance on the classic lawn of the Kendall Plantation, a romantic Antebellum-style estate just north of San Antonio. Set on 300-acres of Texas Hill Country ranch land, the plantation’s ceremony options include the perfectly manicured lawn, adorable gazebo overlooking a natural spring pond, and spectacular grand ballroom, among others. The plantation’s gorgeous grand staircase, dripping chandeliers, and elegant atmosphere have led to its reputation as one of the most timeless and unique venues in the country.
5. The Marquardt Ranch
238 Marquardt Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
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As an outdoor wedding venue overlooking the lush Guadalupe River, The Marquardt Ranch offers the peacefulness and privacy of a ranch along with the breathtaking views of the rustic Hill Country. The surrounding beauty combines with the reception hall’s “chic Tuscan elegance” and extensive amenities to create the perfect all-inclusive wedding venue. To add to its appeal, the Ranch prides itself on a sense of philanthropy, giving back to charitable organizations throughout the year.
6. The Springs
420 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
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Tucked away on 20 acres of green hills and shady wooded groves, The Springs Event Venue truly captures the Boerne spirit. With a panoramic Texas landscape, views of the beloved Cibolo Creek, and a list of trusted local vendors, The Springs harbors the peaceful, warm, rustic ambiance that drew German settlers to the Cibolo valley over 100 years ago. To complement the gorgeous natural beauty, the Springs’ elegant architecture is on display in the solid-wood banquet hall, which features oak floors, open beam trusses, and 9,000 square feet to accommodate up to 320 guests. To go on a virtual tour here, click here!
7. The Cana Ballroom
202 W Kronkosky St, Boerne, TX 78006
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Nestled right in historic downtown Boerne, The Cana Ballroom is straight out of a modern Hill Country fairy tale. With scenic hill views, floor-to-ceiling windows, a wooden dance floor, soaring ceilings, and contemporary chandeliers, the venue finds an elegant balance between traditional and modern. The space’s flexible options are built to celebrate hospitality and community, from an intimate gathering of 50 to an elaborate affair for 450.
8. Joshua Creek Ranch
132 Cravey Road, Boerne, TX 78006
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Located on an isolated stretch of the renowned Guadalupe River, Joshua Creek Ranch is the luxury outdoor venue of your dreams. The ranch, notably reminiscent of Scotland’s iconic hunting terrain, offers multiple ceremony sites, gourmet dining, a preferred vendors list, luxury lodging, and a “Utopia Great Room”. Besides being a gorgeous venue, Joshua Creek is able to host full ‘weekend wedding’ packages, including rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception, day-after brunch, and plenty of recreational weekend activities.
9. CW Hill Country Ranch
13 CW Ranch Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
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Just outside the town reaches of Boerne, the CW Hill Country Ranch is a bed & breakfast wedding venue nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The elegant, rustic homestead is perched atop 70 acres of rolling scenery...the perfect backdrop for your romantic day. Ceremony options include the spacious barn and gorgeous outdoor grove overlooking a pristine valley and creek. Guests can enjoy the back porch, grab a drink at the outdoor bar, and stay warm by the fire pit. To top it all off, the CW Main Headquarters and Country Ranch can accommodate guests for lodging.
10. The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls
2225 Bridal Veil, Spring Branch, TX 78070
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Situated at the base of a dramatic cliff, The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls makes a grand statement with cascading waterfalls, a crystal-clear creek, and sweeping canopy of hundred-year-old oak trees...and that’s just the outdoor venue! The accompanying ballroom boasts a gorgeous stone exterior, heavy stone beams, sparkling chandeliers, and a floating staircase that allows for a truly grand entrance. Beautifully appointed Bride and Groom suites offer wet bars, gorgeous lounge seating, and floor to ceiling mirrors. With customized décor and a dedicated on-site coordinator, The Lodge ensures that each detail will be executed with the utmost care.
11. Cherokee Rose
335 FM 473, Comfort, TX 78013
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From their first wedding in 1883, Cherokee Rose has captured the hearts of couples and guests alike. With a weathered tin roof and hundred-year-old cypress trees on the banks of the Guadalupe river, the venue’s architecture displays a soft beauty that doesn’t overwhelm the area’s natural beauty. Cherokee Rose’s indoor ceremony options include “The Belle”, a simple, bright dairy barn, or “The Dolly Rose”, a grand, historic barn with original 1800's brick floors and romantic chandeliers. The venue’s mission is to pay homage to “all that gritty, wonderful, dangerous, hard, beautiful history by awakening all of our guests to that wonderful story... and help them create stories of their own.” Bonus tip: Cherokee Rose offers $1000 off for military members!
Welfare Cafe & Goat Barn
223 Waring Welfare Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
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Featured in Texas Monthly, Elle Magazine, Country Lifestyles, and the San Antonio Express-News, Welfare Country Cafe is truly a magical setting that combines romance, history, and nature. From breezy outdoor groves to stately historical buildings, the ceremony options are endless. Several favorites include the majestic 400-year-old Oak tree, Old Spanish Goat Trail, or the 1890’s refurbished barn. The idyllic setting is complemented by farm-to-table fresh catering, personalized attention to detail, and an experienced, professional staff.