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Planning a seasonal wedding or event? We have accessories for events held during the fall, near Christmas or Valentine's Day, and more. Learn about about our special seasonal touches.
Learn more about incorporating our miniature donkeys into your event.
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Need help with some vendor recommendations? After two decades in this business, we have developed relationships with many different vendors which helps us match you to the ones you need.
Need help choosing the perfect spot?
Whether you want full-service at Chapel Hall, the river-side Wedding Deck, or a DIY wedding at the Gatehouse Pavilion, we’ve got the perfect spot. Learn more about how to choose the ideal facility.
Picnic in the Hill Country Today/0 Comments/in Blanco River, Picnic /by Karen Smith
Live Stream Your Wedding/0 Comments/in Blog, Chapel Hall, Hill Country Weddings, Other, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venues, Weddings /by Karen Smith
2020 Weddings, The “New Normal”/0 Comments/in Blog, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venues /by Karen Smith
Elegant Elopements & Micro-Weddings/0 Comments/in Blanco River, Blog, Chapel Hall, Floral, Miniature Donkeys, Old Glory Ranch, Photographer, Wedding Deck, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venues, Weddings /by Gina McClure
Newly Engaged? Let’s Start Planning!/0 Comments/in Blanco River, Blog, Chapel Hall, Hill Country Weddings, Miniature Donkeys, Old Glory Ranch, Wedding Deck, Wedding Venues /by Karen Smith
Being newly engaged is an exciting and joyful time for any couple and their families. After the engagement, questions begin about the proposal and the ring. However, a little stress can enter into this Cloud 9 moment as thoughts turn to when and where the nuptials might take place.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be a wonderful time of dreaming of the endless possibilities with your fiance and families. Talk to one another about what you want in your big day to help align your vision.
Are you thinking an outdoor ceremony?
Maybe you prefer an indoor ceremony?
What about the reception?
The same choices loom and, of course, you do need to make sure that your venue has a Plan B.
As newly engaged couples begin to tour venues, many bring along their family and friends to help them with this big decision. They begin to envision their day, but sometimes they forget about a very crucial element. Most are focused on the size and the cost which are important, but the level of service should receive equal attention.
Old Glory Ranch has all of these elements and more! Prime Winter and Spring dates are currently available, so book a tour with us today and allow us help you turn your dreams into a reality.
Wedding Venue Staff—Important or Minor Detail?/0 Comments/in Chapel Hall, Hill Country Weddings, Old Glory Ranch, Other, Staff, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venues /by Karen Smith
Real Wedding: Virginia & Brandon/0 Comments/in Cakes, Chapel Hall, Destination Weddings, Floral, Hill Country Weddings, Miniature Donkeys, Old Glory Ranch, Other, Photographer, Spring Bride, Vendors, Wedding Venues /by Karen Smith
Wedding Floral for your Dream Wedding/0 Comments/in Blanco River, Blog, Boutonnieres, Chapel Hall, Floral, Hill Country Weddings, Old Glory Ranch, Other, Wedding Venues /by Karen Smith
Murder Mystery Dinner Mayhem at Old Glory Ranch/1 Comment/in Blog, Events, Old Glory Ranch, Other /by Karen Smith
Murder Mystery Dinner Mayhem at Old Glory Ranch happens several times a year. Although we are often known more as a wedding venue, we are having fun seeking out other ventures and creative ways to serve our clients as an event venue.
What is a Murder Mystery Dinner?
A Murder Mystery Dinner is a type of theater where audience members interact with volunteer cast members to solve a fictitious crime. Clues are gathered as suspects are interviewed by the emcee as well as questioned by other characters and members of the audience. The guests try to put the clues together throughout the dinner before the final review. To add to the fun, many people come in period dress even if they are not a suspect or witness.
The Evening’s Agenda:
There are often a few casualties along the way, but always in fun!
After much laughter and shenanigans, the night draws to its inevitable end. We hope that you can join us to experience your own Murder Mystery Dinner Mayhem in the near future!
Check out “Murder Most English” on July 27th &
OGR’s New “Antique Truck”/0 Comments/in Blog, Chapel Hall, Hill Country Weddings, Old Glory Ranch, Other, Wedding Planning /by Karen Smith
An Antique Truck as Something Old?
Old Glory Ranch’s latest “Antique Truck” addition allows us to continue the bridal tradition of something old and something new. Our 1954 International Harvester R112 purchased originally by a farmer living outside St Louis was once a farm truck. I am quite sure it did not have an inkling of what the future might bring. It has now become a treasured vehicle at our Texas Hill Country venue, Old Glory Ranch, in Wimberley
Interesting facts about our Antique Truck:
The truck then became a popular departure vehicle for our newlyweds at Old Glory Ranch and as even helped a bride reach her ceremony at the Wedding Deck.
One of our most beautiful and popular departures involve the Antique Truck and gerbs.
Bryce recently retired to begin a new chapter in his life. He deemed Old Glory Ranch as a worthy place to leave his antique truck. We are so glad that he did so it can continue send our Old Glory Ranch couples off to their own unique adventures. We warmly welcome our new addition and look forward to all the new memories we will make together.
Bluebonnets Arrive at Old Glory Ranch/1 Comment/in Blog, Chapel Hall, Events, Hill Country Weddings, Old Glory Ranch, Spring Bride, Weddings /by Karen Smith
Spring is Here!
The bluebonnets have arrived at Old Glory Ranch. We know that spring is here when we peer out the front door of our hill country chapel and see an exquisite field of blue. Our Texas state flower, the bluebonnet, transforms our beautiful venue into a breathtaking portrait that adds a special touch to any wedding or event.
Wimberley brides choose April in hopes of having the field full of bluebonnets at their Texas Hill Country wedding. They do their research and try to lock in the perfect weekend for their dream wedding. Alas, only Mother Nature can choose the lucky one. Bluebonnets may bloom at the end of March or hide until April. It really is a gamble as to which weekend will prove to be the best and which bride is the luckiest.
Bluebonnets are a huge part of Texas much like the clover is synonymous with Ireland. People love to drive around the hill country to find the perfect field of flowers for a quick photo.
We love the bluebonnets so much that we have “Miss Texas Moobonnet” watching over our bluebonnet field throughout the year.
Indian folklore called the flower a gift from the Great Spirit. Many of the men of the 27th legislature in 1901 wanted to go with the cactus or cotton boll. Instead they bowed to the ladies’ wishes and voted in the bluebonnet as our state flower on March 7, 1901. It was definitely a lady, Lady Bird Johnson, that played a major role in making sure we all have bluebonnets to enjoy every spring.
However it came to be, we eagerly await their arrival each year at Old Glory Ranch and love the unique hill country touch they add to all of our spring weddings and special events.
A New Year for the Wedding Deck Tree
It is hard to believe that we are beginning a New Year. New beginnings are often a time of reflection to contemplate what we have achieved and things we have missed. We reminisce about the good times and try to regroup after the curve balls thrown by Mother Nature.
As we begin this New Year, we begin to think of our beautiful tree that has graced the Wedding Deck over the years since Old Glory Ranch was founded in 1997. We wonder about the stories it could tell.
The Wedding Deck Giving Tree
It has seen many beautiful weddings and witnessed the thrill of new and old relationships and whispered dreams and promises. The magnificent tree has also seen the change of many a season and the tragedy these seasons sometimes bring.
It experienced the Memorial Day flood in May of 2015 withstanding the powerful surge of water as it watch the destruction and devastation that followed. On a more positive note, it helped create a Winter Wonderland during the Wimberley “Blizzard” of 2017.
As we usher in the New Year, we hope to be as steady and strong as our beautiful Wedding Deck tree while we embrace whatever the year may bring. It makes us want to better prepare for the future and be the best I can be. We wish the tree could share and hold its own breakout session at our Old Glory Ranch Wellness Reset as we believe it has much to share and we have much to learn. Instead, we will place the future of our health in the hands of the very accomplished professionals that will be presenting on January 24th and 25th.
In the meantime, we hope the New Year will bring all of you multitudes of joy and happiness and endless memories of love and laughter. And if you should have time, please join us for our Old Glory Ranch Wellness Reset and perhaps visit our tree for a dose of wisdom as well. This estimated 500-year-old bald cypress is indeed “The Giving Tree.”
Hill Country Winter Wonderland Surprise/0 Comments/in Blanco River, Blog, Other /by Gina McClure
Beer Burros at Your Wedding?/0 Comments/in Blog, Events, Hill Country Weddings, Miniature Donkeys, Old Glory Ranch, Vendors, Wedding Planning /by Gina McClure
Blanco River: Finding Peace and Joy/0 Comments/in Blanco River, Blog, Events, Hill Country Weddings, Old Glory Ranch, Wedding Deck /by Gina McClure