Weddings in Houston features Old Glory Ranch event

The Texas Hill Country wedding of Sarah Fabian & Logan Prewett was held at Old Glory Ranch on October 5, 2013 and is featured in the July/August issue of Weddings in Houston Magazine. “We are very pleased with the publishing of Sarah & Logan’s wedding. It is an excellent representation of an Old Glory Ranch wedding,” said Suzanne McCord, OGR owner.
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As seen in Weddings in Houston Magazine July/August 2014 Issue:

Middle-school classmates who attended separate high schools then reconnected in college, Sarah and Logan have a long Houston history and a lot of family and friends between them. Their choice of Wimberley’s Old Glory Ranch as the venue for their festive fall wedding gave them the opportunity to celebrate with 300 of their nearest and dearest in a setting of privacy and natural splendor. “The theme for our wedding was ‘shabby chic’ and rustic,” explains Sarah. “Everything was perfect – from the “beautiful flowers” to the “delicious food” to the “mismatched vintage china.” Best of all, she adds, was having those she loved most make their way to the Hill Country for an unforgettable destination wedding conveniently close to home.

You may view the article here Weddings in Houston magazine on pages 170 thru 172.

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Vendors who helped to create the perfect atmosphere are as follows:

Venue, Floral, Decor & Wedding Coordinator: Old Glory Ranch
Photographer: Anthology Photography
Videographer: X Horn Productions
Bridal Carriage: Decotah’s Dream Team Carriage Co.
Buses: Transportation Consultants
Reception Band: Blind Date
Guest Gifts: Tiny Pies
Bridal & Groom Cakes: Simon Lee
Catering: Gourmet Gals
China Rental: JenMarie Vintage Rentals
Special Effects: Starlight Fireworks & FX
Invitations: Bering’s
Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher from Weddings by Debbie
Registry: Bering’s
Honeymoon: Bahamas

Texas Hill Country Wedding = Top 10 reasons to choose Old Glory Ranch

The Texas Hill Country is a very popular destination choice for weddings hailing from the Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and the Permian Basin areas. Here are just a few reasons brides choose Old Glory Ranch as the ideal location:

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1) Service – Our number one priority is YOU and making sure your event happens exactly as you envision! The main comment we hear from clients, are rave reviews of the service they receive before and during their event. Our goal is to have the couple, their families and guests show up and have a wonderful time while we take care of all the details including set-up, room transition, break-down and everything in between. We offer assistance in many areas during the planning stages of each event and meet with clients for one-on-one consultations and, unlike many other venues, we never limit phone calls or emails. We are here for you.

2) Experience – Our clients appreciate that Old Glory Ranch has been providing the ‘ultimate’ Texas Hill Country wedding experience for hundreds of couples – for decades! Nearly 400 newlyweds have crossed the Old Glory Ranch threshold since their opening in 1997. Many of the staff members have been on board since the very beginning. Clients and guests are treated with professionalism, courtesy, and welcomed with warm smiles and accommodating spirits.

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3) Wedding Coordinator – We welcome Outside Wedding Coordinators, but for those who aren’t brought to us by one, we have one available. For all of our Chapel Hall weddings and receptions we include an experienced Day-of Wedding Coordinator in our facility fee. They are in charge of the execution of the timeline and taking care of all the needs of the couple the evening of their event. Some offer extended services for clients wanting more assistance in certain areas such as tuxedo rental, finding invitations, booking lodging, etc. When utilizing our Day-of Coordinator, she will do many ‘behind the scenes’ duties throughout the night. She will prepare plates for the bride and groom and guide them through the necessary timeline constraints yet keeping them fluid for change. Towards the end of the night they will load up a designated vehicle, and departure vehicle, with all the couples belongings. They will also pack up a ‘to-go’ package for the couple in case they were having too much fun meeting, greeting, and dancing, and didn’t get an opportunity to dine!

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4) Preferred Vendor lists – Clients rave about our preferred vendor lists which help them tremendously in the planning stages of their event. Whether you are looking for officiates, accommodations, caterers, bakers, photographers, videographers, ceremony musicians, bands, photo booths, transportation needs, beverage providers, or something unique, Old Glory Ranch has a list of what we refer to as our Texas Hill Country “tried and true.” You can rest assured that each vendor has ‘made’ the list by providing quality service to previous clients. We will even assist in scheduling appointments for tastings, checking their availability, or researching to find someone or something new that might not be on our list, etc.

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5) Ceremony & Reception Options – Old Glory Ranch offers a variety of options when planning your event. And since we only hold one event on any given day, you receive our utmost attention to assure that yours is executed beautifully and all details in place upon arrival. Your ceremony can be held inside our historic Chapel Hall, on the Wedding Deck on beautiful banks of the Blanco River, in our ancient Oak Grove, or the open air Gatehouse Pavilion. With 2,200 acres, finding the ideal Texas Hill Country spot for your ceremony is a breeze! You may take advantage of our full service venue, or if you are on a smaller budget with 100 or fewer guests, you may prefer a more ‘do-it-yourself’ approach. Either way, you have choices for consideration. Receptions may also be held inside Chapel Hall or around our covered Patio and under the giant Oaks. Many clients like an “in-out” experience offering their guests the best of both worlds. We can accommodate larger groups than many venues in the area, yet intimate events are just as easily handled. Naturally, air conditioning and heating options will be welcomed during some months, we have the ideal solution for that as well.

6) Inclement Weather Plan! – If you are planning an outdoor event, perhaps at one of our riverside ceremony sites, along with a patio reception and Mother Nature has a different idea, we have you covered, so to speak! We watch the weather very carefully and will give you a call if we feel another one of our indoor options might be more suitable for you and your guests comfort.

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7) Location & Views – Lots of ‘Ooooos’ and ‘Ahhhhs’ take place as soon as guests enter the Old Glory Ranch gate. The lovely Texas Hill Country comes to life serving as a backdrop for the rustic appearance of Chapel Hall. With nearly 2 miles of the emerald green Blanco river cutting through the property, and unobstructed views of the hills, along with no ‘city lights’ to water down the scenery, Old Glory Ranch is truly a gem in the Wimberley valley. Conveniently located between the Austin, San Antonio, Houston, San Marcos, Dallas and Permian Basin areas.

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8) Flowers – “Gorgeous”, “Stunning”, “Amazing”, “Beautiful”, all comments that we hear from our clients, and their guests. The OGR Floral Team is top notch and executes each brides vision into fruition for their events, whether personal flowers, centerpieces, or indoor-outdoor decor. With a huge inventory of varied styles of containers to coincide with any bride’s vision, it is easy for her to pick and choose the perfect look she is trying to achieve. Clients are provided a private online link to the OGR floral gallery to see what is available and have a one-on-one meeting with our designer.

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9) Donkeys! – Need we say more?! These little guys and girls are very popular among our clients and adored by their guests. Tons of ‘selfies’ are taken at each event when our miniature donkeys are present. Their charming floral lined saddle packs make it easy for guests to grab a beverage along with a unique photo to share on social media sites!

10) Child Care – Not many venues offer the option of child care for wee ones attending a wedding. Here at Old Glory Ranch we have experienced adult childcare attendants, and an ideal location adjacent to the venue which includes restrooms, changing station, baby bed, pack-n-play, and where children can watch a variety of movies and age-appropriate activities, while their parents enjoy a ‘worry-free’ fun evening of celebration.

Lacy & Matthew’s Hill Country Wedding

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Lacy & Matthew danced the night away at Old Glory Ranch, a Texas hill country wedding venue, having the ‘time of their lives’ we were told! While we hear that often, it never grows old to know that we have played a part in making someone’s dream wedding a reality. This charming couple was delightful to work with throughout the planning process, both being equally involved with decisions along the way. A trait that will no doubt serve them well throughout their married lives. They were united in marriage by Robert Bexar, each moment captured forever in film by Mike Reed Photo, enjoyed delicious nom-nom from PoKeJo’s BBQ, had an awesome bridal cake by Sugar Shack Bakery, and rocked out to the Jumpstart Band, all coordinated minute-by-minute with Kellye Grady of Design by Sage and gorgeous flowers by the OGR floral team. Nearly 250 family and friends gathered for this very special occasion. We were happy to be among those to enjoy the moment with Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Turman. Congratulations to the happy couple! #hillcountryweddings #oldgloryranch #weddingceremony www.oldgloryranch.com

VENDORS:
Old Glory Ranch – venue, flowers & decor
Design by Sage [Kellye Grady] – Wedding Coordinator
Sugar Shack Bakery – bridal cake
Jumpstart Band – reception music
Mike Reed Photo – photography
PoKeJo’s – catering
Robert Bexar – officiate

Wedding Venue or Wedding “Factory” what’s your pleasure?

It isn’t easy choosing a wedding venue. After all, the ‘place’ is going to be the first thing your guests see when they arrive on your big day and you want it to be the perfect reflection of you and your ‘soon to be’. Naturally location, cost and ambiance are huge factors to consider for your special event but they aren’t the only things to examine as you muddle through your many options.

First and foremost visit the venue personally so you can vision how your wedding will look ~ and when you make that trek be sure to arm yourself with an extensive list of questions . They might include things like:

How many guests can they accommodate
What is included in the facility fee
Is it full service or self service, i.e. are you responsible for the setup and break down or are they
Do they have their own Wedding Coordinator/staff/caterer/florist
Do they allow outside vendors
Is there an all inclusive package
Do they have preferred or required caterers, bakers, photographers, bar tenders, etc.
How long do you get the facility & does it include both ceremony and reception time
Are additional hours available, and if so, what is the fee
Does the fee include any personal meetings
How many events do they handle per day; in other words, do they pump out newlyweds like a rabbit does bunnies or will your event be the only one they focus on that day

No matter which venue you choose, try to build a relationship with those in charge. The better you communicate with them, the better they will understand exactly how to make your dream wedding come true.

HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING!