About this Vendor
Texas Tradition with Aloha Spirit
Texas Hill Country destination wedding venue which offers an eclectic style of wedding design from the whimsical to the traditional and formal. We specialize in free spirited weddings and strive to make memories of a lifetime not only for the wedding couple, but their guests as well.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Farm + Ranch, Waterfront
Food + Catering, Planning
NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZINGReviewed on 5/07/2014 Gracie R
I COULD NOT HAVE MADE A BETTER CHOICE FOR MY WEDDING VENUE!! EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME FROM BEGINNING TO END. THE GARDENS WERE ALL IN FULL BLOOM, THE RECEPTION HALL LOOKED SO CLASSY ESPECIALLY WITH THE MOONLIGHT AND INDIVIDUALLY LIT TABLES, AND JUDY AND HER STAFF WERE THE ICING ON THE CAKE!WE USED EVERY FACILITY THEY HAD TO OFFER. WE BOOKED ALL THE HOUSES/CABINS FOR THE WEEKEND, BOTH THE BRIDE AND GROOM SUITES, AND THE CEREMONY AREA AS WELL AS THE RECEPTION HALL! PEOPLE ARE STILL RAVING ABOUT HOW BEAUTIFUL OUR WEDDING WAS!! THANK YOU JUDY FOR BEING SO WONDERFUL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU FOR OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY!
My Fairy Tale Wedding on Paniolo RanchReviewed on 10/15/2013
My husband and I tied the knot on this beautiful ranch. The scenery is breath taking! When we pulled up to see the venue for the first time I knew instantly it was the "place". My wedding day went smoothly and was just as I imagined. The wedding planner provided with the venue was extremely helpful and did most of the work. The honeymoon suite provided with the rental of the indoor reception room was amazing and romantic. Overall it was a great decision and I am very happy with my fairy tale wedding day!!!
Paniolo RanchReviewed on 7/16/2013 Judy K
My husband and I got married here this past April, and everything was beautiful. We had them provide essentially an all-inclusive wedding for us. We stayed on the property for the weekend and rented all the accommodations for ourselves and about twenty of our family. On Friday night the ranch provided our rehearsal dinner, which was a simple yet elegant pasta dinner with appetizer, salad, main course and dessert. The wedding was Saturday evening in the outdoor wedding venue. We lucked out, because the roses were blooming on the arbor walkway and my brother walked me through it and then down the aisle to my groom. The rose-covered arbor was also a wonderful backdrop for some of our wedding photos. For the reception we chose to have a broad assortment of heavy appetizers, and our guests seemed to enjoy everything. The venue was beautiful, the staff at Paniolo did an excellent joy of organizing everything. I had made all the decorations myself and gave them instructions on how and where to set them up, and they did exactly as I asked. The flower centerpieces they provided, as well as my bouquet and the boutonnieres were all beautiful. They also provided a very nice send-off breakfast for all of our guests on Sunday morning. I'm still hearing from friends and family about how beautiful our wedding was. It was a perfect day, and a wonderful weekend. I'm very pleased with the service and accommodations Paniolo Ranch provided. Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
Wedding/Reception reviewReviewed on 10/22/2015
I had my wedding and reception here in September 2015. I also rented out the entire bed and breakfast for the weekend since I had a lot of out of town family. The venue itself is beautiful and all my guests raved about the wedding and reception. It was very convenient to have everyone stay at the bed and breakfast and they all enjoyed their accommodations. Overall, everything went very well. I particularly enjoyed working with the owner's son and his wife and the other staff at the venue. They were all very accommodating and friendly. I would recommend this place a reception and wedding venue. A few things to be aware of: They charge gratuity on the fee for using the venue. That gratuity is in addition to gratuity for any services that are provided such as alcohol service, security guards and maid service. I would confirm you can use something at your wedding or reception before you buy it. Ask for a list of things they don't allow prior to starting your planning. The venue decided they didn't want to allow kegs anymore after I already bought them. I was luckily able to return them and buy bottles - but it was way more expensive for me to buy bottles. I also bought confetti for the tables and they told me the day before the wedding I wasn't allowed to use it.
My husband and I did a small elopement at the Paniolo Ranch. It was amazing! Judy paid attention to every detail and the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. We stayed in budget and had no stress. The venue and ranch could not be more beautiful or photogenic. Thanks so much to the staff and Judy for the best wedding ever!
We went here for a friend's wedding in September 2015, and we had an amazing time. The venue is beautiful, the pool and hot tub were really nice, the food was delicious, and the rooms that we stayed in were very comfortable. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a venue in central Texas. Also, the ride out to Boerne from Austin is spectacular.
Beautiful Venue!Reviewed on 8/29/2015 Maria S
My husband and I got married here on June 4th, 2015. This place is absolutely gorgeous. Our friends and family still comment on just how breath taking it was. We didn't even need outside decorations because of how lovely the greenery was. The lake was full and made for a pretty background. The reception building has a wrapped balcony that overlooks the water and at night the closest trees are lit.The honeymoon suite was perfect. It was a huge selling point for us. Judy was lovely and kind throughout the entire process. We highly recommend this venue! :)
What a beautiful location for a wedding! Judy and her staff exceeded our expectations. We added on the Aloha package which gave our families a great place to hang out all weekend! Every loved their accomodations. This venue offers so much flexibility and beauty for a wedding. Thank you for making our day a success!
Paniolo Ranch Wedding and Spa Retreat with a fabulous view is a must add to your list of places. From the moment I visited the site to start planning my daughter’s wedding event; I knew she would love it from the beautiful landscaped gardens to layout of the facility and she did! The venue was booked for wedding on May 23, 2015. Judy and her staff are awesome. We of course planned for an outdoor evening wedding with a backup for inside in case of rain, of which both were beautiful. Unfortunately, the 30 year flood came that evening and delayed the wedding an extra day…luckily everyone was able to accommodate us the next day and it all came together. Judy, Hunter, and the rest of the staff ensured our daughter’s wedding day was a “bride and groom dream day”. I can’t tell you how many of our guests commented on how lovely the venue was. Despite the delay it was an absolutely beautiful wedding. I’m sure their first year anniversary will be spent there to really enjoy the many personal touches Paniolo Ranch has to offer. Thank your Judy and Hunter! One note – if you plan to use the onsite guest homes and change your mind ensure you cancel 14 days prior! Read your contract and go over all details 30 days prior to wedding so there aren’t any surprises.
My husband and I got married during a weekend of what could have turned out to be a huge disappointment. The weekend we chose to get married happened to be the same weekend that the skies opened up and flooded most of the Hill Country. The time of the wedding came and went and my, now husband, along with some of his family, who stayed out there, some of his groomsmen, and even the DJ, were stuck out at the venue. I was on my way out there with my Maid of Honor, but couldn't get through due to new rivers rushing across where there used to be roads. We weren't sure if we were going to be able to reschedule without having to pay for everything all over again. The owners of Paniolo Ranch, Judy and her son, Hunter, came to our rescue. They said if the weather got better, we were more than welcome to have the wedding the next day, without an extra charge. We called all of the vendors and one by one, they said they would be able to go back out there the next day, also without having to pay extra. The weather just so happened to be perfect the next day and a good portion of our guests were able to make it. Everything was perfect! So many of our guests complimented the choice of venue and how smooth everything went. A special thanks to Hunter, who was out there with everyone that night. He went above and beyond, making dinner and ensuring that everyone was comfortable ! Another thank you to Judy for working with us and doing everything she could to help us! My husband and I plan to go back out there for our "one year" anniversary...weather permitting! ;)
Absolutely BeautifulReviewed on 3/07/2015 Kara S
Let me start by saying that I'm so glad we chose Paniolo Ranch for our wedding. The venue is breathtaking, and it set the tone for the whole wedding. We had looked at a lot of other venues before we drove up to Paniolo, and the second we pulled in the driveway, I told my then fiance, "This is it." The only reason I'm not giving it five stars all around is that I definitely experienced some of what other reviewers have mentioned about the lack of staff responsiveness and communication. Though we always eventually got an answer, we frequently had to stay on top of the staff for days when we asked questions. This especially made me a little nervous when we rented our linens from them. The numbers changed several times and since we sometimes didn't get confirmation of receipt, I was definitely worried that we might show up and find we didn't have enough. This didn't happen, though. Everything went off without a hitch. My only other complaint is that because there was a wedding at the venue the night before ours, we didn't get access to the venue until 12:00pm the day of the wedding. I don't know what the policy is at other venues, but we definitely could have used some extra time to set up. I hadn't even had time to shower when the make-up artist arrived at 3:30pm. All this being said, I wouldn't have wanted to get married anywhere else. Several of our guests told us that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they had ever been to. To top it off, the fact that there is a B&B on site means that my now husband and I can go back and visit whenever we want, and we definitely plan to do so.
Wonderful Experience!Reviewed on 1/09/2015
We had the most beautiful small wedding at Paniolo Ranch in January of 2015. We did the "Sweetest Nuptials" package, and Judy handled the reception food and decor, the cake, the bouquets, and the photography! She is wonderwoman and does a remarkable job with each task. I look back on my pictures from that day with complete happiness and absolutely no regrets. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. The cottages are great, too, and it is so nice to be able to have all of your guests right there on the property. I highly recommend this venue if you are looking for something scenic in the gorgeous hill country!
AMAZING!!Reviewed on 1/07/2015
My wedding date was 12.13.14. Weather was going to be our only concern since that makes it indoor wedding instead of outdoor. Judy made sure I had the best venue for my ceremony if it was in or out. Thankfully it was outside. Everything went perfect. Judy, her family & staff made the day seamless. I did not have a single BrideZilla moment & that is thanks to the work & efforts of Judy & her staff. I wouldn't change a thing & we are going back to enjoy a relaxing weekend soon.
Gorgeous Venue!Reviewed on 11/08/2014 Jennifer B
My Husband and I tied the knot at the beautiful Paniolo Ranch on October 24th and it was a huge success. The number one question I received from my guests throughout the night was, "how did you find this place?" Everyone was floored at how beautiful the venue is, from the natural beauty of the Hill Country as a backdrop, to the beautiful on-site landscaping and stonework. When I was originally looking for our venue, I knew that I didn't want the themey barn wedding that has become so popular, instead a place that showcases Texas' beauty without being so literally "country". Paniolo is just this. It has just the perfect amount of rustic touches to go with the elegant furnishings and finishes. The pictures on the website won me over but even the pictures don't do this place justice. It is even more beautiful in person and we didn't look further after our first visit to Paniolo. One of my concerns about going with an outdoor ceremony was having to move inside if the weather didn't cooperate but the indoor venue's walls open up so that there is an outdoor feel if the ceremony has to take place indoors. I would have been equally happy with the ceremony, had that been the case. In fact we did have the walls pushed up during our reception and it was a big hit with our guests. They loved being able to move from indoor to outdoor while still being part of the reception. Judy and the team are extremely nice and were very accommodating to us. Our families also stayed at the houses on the ranch and they were all very nice, clean, and comfortable. They too are beautifully decorated. If you are considering Paniolo, please go see this place in person, you will not be disappointed. I'm so happy we did!
Awesome Hill CountryReviewed on 9/01/2014 Nicholas S
We have been to Paniolo many times. We love the ranch because of the beautiful scenery and laid back attitude of the whole area. The accomadations are top notch and very hillcountry chic. Judy the owner is very helpful and really planned everything except some colors and the center pieces. I have been married before and this wedding by far was the easiest and the most beautiful. Definitely the most memorable! I would recommend Paniolo Ranch to anyone! Thanks Judy and your team/1
Amazing Venue!Reviewed on 8/11/2014
My husband and I were married at Paniolo Ranch 4 years ago and just visited again today. The place is still beautiful with so many added features and Judy is an amazing coordinator. We are so excited to recommend the place for my brother and sister in law's wedding this December. A stress free wedding is the best and you will definitely have that experience at Paniolo Ranch.
Perfect Wedding!Reviewed on 7/14/2014
Paniolo Ranch was perfect. We had a beautiful, small wedding with all the family. The grounds were beautiful and everything was wonderful. The wedding package we bought was just as described. Couldn't be happier.
The Perfect Venue for a WeddingReviewed on 6/30/2014 Sebastian P
First and foremost, my deepest gratitude to Judy for an amazing night. My wife and I got married at Paniolo ranch in April of 2014 and it was beyond a shadow of a doubt the best venue we could have ever selected. Judy is the beautiful lady who takes care of every detail and makes it her mission in life to ensure you have the best wedding you could have imagined. We only had two months from when we told her we wanted to do our wedding at Paniolo and she had no problems with the idea. We got the bells and banquet package because we didn't want to worry about anything prior to the wedding, well at least as much as possible. I have to say I was a little nervous about leaving two thirds of the planning and details to someone I had just met but I felt like I should trust all the previous reviews. I have to say that I was not disappointed but instead everything surpassed my expectations. To begin Paniolo Ranch is beyond beautiful in the spring. The flowers are everywhere and the evenings were just beautiful. The tunnel of flowers made for some beautiful pictures and there are a million other places to take the bridal party pictures. Additionally, at night they light up all the first pits and the various lights around the area and it makes for a gorgeous night. The food during the ceremony was amazing and we couldn't say enough about the cake and fruit that was served after the cutting of the cake. For me the best part was the way the tables were set up. The arrangements were classy and it made the reception hall look really nice. So at this point all I can say is that I am so happy we decided to get married at Paniolo Ranch. One day we will figure out how to do another event there because the Texas hill country is so beautiful and Judy will knock it out of the park.
Beautiful VenueReviewed on 6/13/2014
My now wife and I had a great wedding experience this past weekend at Paniolo Ranch in Boerne Tx. Eight months ago we were trying to decide where to have our ceremony. We live in Houston and most of our family is here. We originally thought we would only consider local options, but, a friend from church suggested we look outside of Houston for a more original venue. Our friends mentioned that they stayed at the Bed and Breakfast portion of Paniolo Ranch and informed us that there was a gorgeous out door chapel. We checked out the web site and contacted the ranch to schedule an appointment. In addition to the chapel, they also have a reception hall on site that was perfect for our party. We drove through Boerne on the way to the ranch and was impressed with the hills and surroundings. The atmosphere was very inviting. The venue was perfect! We instantly knew we wanted to have the wedding there. We had plenty of space and seating for the venue and reception hall. There was also enough space for parking. We had our wedding last sunday on June 8th. Everything was perfect and the facility looked great. My wife loved the bridal suite and I had just enough plenty of space in the grooms room. All the bathrooms were clean and it was like we were in a 4 star resort. If you are looking for an original place to get married or to have a great get away, call Hunter and Judy Kennell at the Paniolo Ranch. We will be going back there for future family outings. Thank you, Brian and Dulce Finger
Mr. & Mrs. Mike IvyReviewed on 5/30/2014
We are a middle aged couple and found it to be overwhelming to find a location and package for our wedding...until we found Paniolo Ranch. From the moment we met with Judy, saw the venues offered and the various packages we were so relieved. We found our place. Not only is it a beautiful location but the personal hands on service provided by her and the staff is unbelievable. The décor, the food, the settings, all perfect. We could not recommend a better location than Paniolo Ranch.
"In the END, it all went great"Reviewed on 4/14/2014 Jessica P
I'm really shocked that this venue has all 5 start reviews, and I have a feeling it won't last long. Let me start by saying, the venue is BEAUTIFUL, it lived up to my expectations on my wedding day, and everything went very well. That being said, dealing with Judy up until the day of the wedding was not pleasant at all. She's a nice lady, but she's extremely disorganized and even unprofessional. It would help if she had staff members trained to assist, but she does not. If you have any questions at all, no one there can answer it except her. If she isn't there, you wait. The worst was when she completely forgot about a meeting we had scheduled and confirmed. I took a whole day off of work, drove an hour to get up there, and sat outside the locked gate for 20 minutes calling the front desk --no one was even there to answer it. When she finally called me back that evening, instead of apologizing, she said "OH, I understand we missed each other today!" She seemed shocked that I was upset, offered no apologies or reparations, and told me she had a personal emergency. I understand that emergencies happen, but you can't take the time to tell a staff member? There's no office schedule so someone can pick up the dropped ball? If it hadn't been 6 weeks before my wedding I would have cancelled the venue and chose another. Once I told my other vendors about this, they brought up similar experiences they have had or heard other brides had. Needless to say I had no faith in her abilities going into my wedding, and I don't think I would have survived working with her without my coordinator from Moments and Milestones. I do know my coordinator had to chase her down to answer questions since she went home 15 min or so into my rehearsal, and had other small annoying problems with her. I attribute the success of the evening to her, not to Paniolo Ranch or Judy. Maybe she pays more attention to the brides who pay her more money and that's why mine is the only negative review on here. She certainly made me feel like our event was unimportant to her. Overall, I would recommend using this venue if you are a REALLY laid back person who doesn't care about unanswered emails and missed appointments, or if you plan on using a kick-butt coordinator so you don't have to deal with the problems.
Loved it!!!Reviewed on 12/17/2013
Paniolo Ranch met every expectation me and my now Husband were looking for. Judy who is the owner was very attentive to our every need. We searched numerous Bed & Breakfast locations until we found what we were looking for at Paniolo. This Ranch provided a peaceful, romantic getaway for the perfect wedding ceremony. Not to mention the beautiful scenic views surrounding us while we shared in this special moment. We would defiantly recommend Paniolo Ranch!!!!
Best Day Ever!Reviewed on 11/17/2013 Sarah C
We had been to several different wedding venues but nothing compared to Paniolo Ranch. It was love at first sight! Judy and her staff were very helpful and friendly during the planning process. Our big day was simply magical and we will remember every detail for the rest of our lives. We also highly recommend a stay in one of Paniolo's Bed & Breakast cottages. The O'Hana house was the perfect location for our weekend honeymoon getaway! Thank You, Paniolo Ranch for making our wedding day the best day ever!
Mother of the BrideReviewed on 11/12/2013 melia r
We had our daughter's wedding on November 9, 2013. Could not have asked for a better experience. Judy, Hunter and their staff did an AMAZING job! The guests are still commenting about how beautiful the venue was! Everything was completed with such an attention to detail. It really came off as effortless elegance ( but with a lot of effort on their part behind the scenes!) Thank you again for making this time so fun, relaxed and special for us all! Melia Randolph
Judy is the BEST!Reviewed on 10/22/2013
This was a dream come true for my wife and I! The venue was beautiful and Judy (owner) was extremely helpful and we couldn't have asked for a better overall experience!