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The First Look
Rancho Mirando is a luxury ranch set in the heart of the Texas hill country and just an hour from Austin in Fischer, Texas. Named for its views of the Wimberley Valley, this picturesque venue accommodates up to 200 guests and offers an outdoor ceremony site and a state of the art pavilion for receptions. The Spanish mission-style architecture and natural scenery of Devil's Backbone make stunning backgrounds for wedding photos.
The Bella Vista Terrace. This terrace presents an outdoor location for a ceremony and offers panoramic views of the countryside. Built on a flagstone terrace, the spot features a wrought-iron arbor, a stone altar wall and vine-covered walkway. A 300-foot paved walkway connects the ceremony site to the reception hall.
The Pavilion. The reception hall is a climate controlled facility influenced by the design of the Texas Alamo. With architectural details like a sloped wood ceiling with visible trusses, sliding barn doors with glass and a polished concrete floor made from native Texas stone, this space also has a full kitchen for catering and fire pits. A 20-foot wide stone arch frames the wedding altar and the grove of Spanish and live oak trees outside the facility.
What You Should Know
Rancho Mirando offers couples one-stop shopping for the ceremony and reception. The venue provides an exclusive collection of rentals including china, heirloom silver pieces, crystal stemware and decorative items. The rental agreement at Rancho Mirando gives couples the use of the Pavilion, Bella Vista Terrace, the Hacienda guest accommodations, a beer garden, the arbor and grove along with the pool pavilion.
Wedding parties can choose the wedding package which also provides ceremony chairs, Chiavari chairs for the reception, round dining tables, banquet tables, cocktail tables, a hammered metal bar and an on-site manager. This package includes two hours for the rehearsal and four hours for a photo session. The One Day package gives the couple exclusive use of the facility for 12 hours. Overnight and weekend packages are also available.
Couples may use their own vendors or select from the venue's list of preferred partners. The only exception to this policy is the florist. All events must use the on-site florist who creates arrangements from the ranch's plants and flowers.
All vendors must have liability insurance. Sparklers are allowed on the premises except during county burn bans. Couples may also use birdseed and bubbles, but Chinese lanterns are prohibited.
Other perks includes:
- Pets are welcome
- Mexican metal cart for s'mores
- Six-passenger golf cart and driver
From the Vendor
A little piece of heaven with breathtaking views!
Rancho Mirando is a luxurious 50-acre ranch and special event venue with a stunning reception hall, 4 outdoor entertaining areas, 2 outdoor ceremony areas, 1 rain plan tent area and overnight accommodations. Breathtaking views and mission-style stone architecture set the stage for flawless entertaining. This unique venue is like no other you have ever seen. Run by a mother-daughter team, clients become family. Unlike some wedding mills, Rancho Mirando hosts 1 wedding per week, making each event our one and only priority! Come and visit us; 90% of all guests who tour our site book! It really is that breathtaking!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Backyard, Ballroom, Farm + Ranch, Barn, Garden, Castle, Estate, Historic Venue, Hotel, Mountain, Park, Tented, Vineyard
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Dream WeddingReviewed on 5/29/2014 Jill H
Rancho Mirando is just easy to say in one word AWESOME. Leslie and Donna made my wedding a dream come true. I can not tell you how many people were blown away with the Ranch and how lovely everyone thought it was. If you want to get married in the Hill Country choose Rancho Mirando. You will not regret it. I still can't believe how beautiful everything went and turned out. Use Donna for your florist and rentals! She took my vision and made it real even though I really never could make a true decision on the flowers. She did exactly what I wanted!! I never thought I would say this because I do not enjoy planning social events or parties in anyway but I wish I could do it all over again because Leslie and Donna made it fun! I am still so excited about how beautiful my wedding day went and the rehearsal dinner was AMAZING!! I could go on and on and on!!!
I love Rancho Mirando - for venue, floral and rentalReviewed on 5/14/2014 Jennifer R
I could go on for hours about how great it was to work with Rancho Mirando and their owners Donna (mother) & Leslie (her daughter) for our wedding on 1/18/2014. I can’t tell you how great it was to have their hard work and support; I don’t know who worked harder on my wedding them or me. They have made a friend for life and I miss them every day since my wedding. The venue itself gives you extra ordinary flexibility and value for all you get; you must at least drive out there and meet them. They were also extremely good getting back to us, often within minutes. You have the house for a 3 day weekend with enough space for 14 people in an elegant brightly colored house with lively Spanish architecture and colors. The property is very impressive with multiple locations for the wedding, cocktails, and reception. I had our wedding at the wall, cocktails at the tent, and the reception at their beautiful reception hall. They make a great team and they helped make the rental & florals for our wedding painless for us. They made our yellow & orange color theme possible for a bright wedding full of life and more beautiful than I could imagine. I was thought I would only get a festive wedding but they were able to turn it into my dream wedding. The guests kept commenting on how gorgeous everything was. While other venues only sell you a time slot they are completely committed to making your wedding a success. Examples: Donna jumped on board making small painted potted trees for each of the 120 guests with a massive amount of manual effort including their table numbers and names with very little time to do it; the night before the rehearsal dinner Leslie insisted I let her track down a garter and dye it orange so I could get a good night’s sleep. They made us feel like an extended part of their family and made our wedding the best it could be despite our wedding coordinator (Alisha Anderson, separate review). They cared as much about the wedding as us. I love Rancho Mirando.
AmazingReviewed on 1/01/2014 Paige M
I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful place to get married. Everything was wonderful!!! I had my fairy tail wedding.
Whitney Boepple in the last week What can I say, Donna and Leslie made my dream wedding come true! The venue is spectacular! It's located in the heart of the hill country on The Devil's Backbone. The views from this venue are breathtaking. I received so many compliments on my wedding and I have to thank Leslie and Donna for that :) My husband and I were blown away by the overall experience. The venue itself was exactly what we were looking for in terms of atmosphere, scenery and overall experience. We had sole use of the house (hacienda) for 2 days and on both days our wedding party and family were able to stay with us in the amazing house. We were also able to have our rehearsal dinner under the big, beautiful white tent which was a huge plus. Leslie and the rest of the staff were nothing but helpful in the run up and during the course of our weekend-we couldn’t praise them enough. As a wedding venue we couldn’t fault anything! We had full use of the hacienda so we were able to keep the party going both nights! The room we stayed in was great and all of our guests had their own bedroom and were able to relax enjoying a few drinks :) Rancho Mirando played a huge part in the success of our wedding and our guests are still raving about the venue! Thank you again Leslie and Donna for making my dream wedding come true! - Whitney & Sam Mussett
First, I'll state the obvious. Rancho Mirando is beautiful and a spectacular venue for your wedding. You'll have gorgeous photos, rain or shine. The hacienda is luxurious and a wonderful place to spend your wedding weekend. There are so many different spaces to utilize around the venue during your wedding--your options are endless. They also have great rentals for you to utilize at a reasonable cost. Now, for the less obvious. What you will quickly come to realize if you choose to get married at the ranch is that the women behind the scenes, Leslie and Donna, are a GREAT team. I really don't think there is any duo better than them in the area. Leslie is so well organized and obsesses over your wedding details in a good way. Donna is extremely creative. I used Donna for my flowers and she did such a wonderful job. She executed my vision flawlessly. Donna also went above and beyond while making my wedding dishes. She actually handmade the dishes I used at my wedding using her on-site kiln. When her kiln broke, she drove an hour there and back to another kiln in the area, in order to complete my dishes. You really can't go wrong with choosing to have your wedding here. My husband and I were both very happy that we did.
WOW!! I can not even begin to express how incredible this venue is! The views, the versatility of various locations for the events from rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception and even day after....each breathtaking! We had a PERFECT wedding weekend at Rancho Mirando and used every space we could on the property as it is just spectacular! The Hacienda was a perfect place for bride, mom's and bridesmaids to stay the night before the wedding and get ready day of...many special moments together! Was also a very special touch for the bride and groom on their wedding night. The views, the venues, the staff......simply amazing!! Donna did all our florals and decor working well within our budget to create a simply stunning wedding and reception. It was just beyond our wildest dreams! We also used her handmade dinnerware which provided a unique and special touch to our tables. I can not express how wonderful (and easy) it was to work with her and every detail was perfect. Our guests were blown away throughout the whole weekend and truly our vision came to life. Leslie managed the flow and set up and was there for every need that we had while staying on the property. These ladies are truly a delight and we felt like they were part of our family with the warmth and special attention we received. Every aspect just amazing. I can not recommend Rancho Mirando enough for your wedding weekend. Whatever your vision, whatever your dream for your wedding weekend this is the place to make it come true.
I swear every single one of my guests have asked me, "Where did you find this place?!" How lucky am I to have found Rancho Mirando for our wedding! Every inch of this property is stunning. We had the property for the weekend so our rehearsal dinner was held there on Friday and the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception on Saturday. Even with all of these events happening in the same place, they were each at a different location within the venue because there were so many beautiful places to explore and enjoy. The house was a haven for me and my bridesmaids the whole weekend. We all stayed there together on Friday night and stayed up late under the big beautiful tent and chandelier talking about life and the big day to come. We woke up on Saturday morning to incredible views that were both calming and romantic. The house provided everything we needed for the chaos of getting ready, not to mention the decor and color made for THE CUTEST pictures! In fact, my photographer snapped pictures of us all over the place! We took first look pictures in the courtyard filled with flowers and gorgeous vine covered walls, and after the sunset, there was a full moon photography session close to the lavender fields. Once the reception started, we had a couple of babysitters stay at the house so guests and family members were able to let their kids hang or sleep in one of the many bedrooms while they continued to party, but the parents were never far away as everything is so close on property. It was also such a joy to stay there with my new husband and not have to travel far after an exhausting day. After all guests left, we stayed up late drinking and reliving every moment together with the company of a few close friends and family. The day after I woke up a couple hours before anyone else, sat outside drinking coffee, took in the amazing views and thought about all the happiness I had just experienced. It was a perfect moment I would never trade it. This venue allows for precious and unexpected moments that I will cherish forever. Rancho was easy to work with, they provided everything I needed in the house for me and my girls, but most importantly the decor and views blew me away and all my guests! It far surpassed any other hill country venue I saw AND they have no limitations on vendors. If you want a venue that provides pictures perfect moments, cleanliness and comfort, flexibility for you and your guests and an unforgettable weekend getaway - you have to choose Rancho!
I had the most perfect wedding at Rancho Mirando! First of all, the grounds are simply amazing. All of our guests (including me!) were blown away by the views, as well as all of the different areas around the ranch that you can use for different events. You really can't beat having the venue for the entire weekend. I was able to do a lot of the decor myself (I did all my own flowers) that I really would not have had time or room to do elsewhere and it helped make the day extra personal! Leslie is amazing and will absolutely take care of everything you need all weekend! I didn't have to worry about a thing on the wedding day because anytime anyone needed anything, Leslie was there to help! Rancho Mirando is perfect if you're looking for a full wedding weekend experience.
I find it difficult to put into words the reverence I have for Rancho Mirando. I had my beyond beautiful wedding here last December. It was one of the best days of my life -- if not THE best -- not only because it was my wedding but also because this place is just magical. So magical. I fell in love the moment I saw the pictures online, but none of them do it justice. From the fantastic, attentive and warm mother-daughter duo that runs the ranch (Donna and Leslie) to the ethereal landscape, amazing accommodations, options for different ceremony/reception sites, to the absolutely charming decor, you cannot do better for your wedding than Rancho Mirando. Donna collaborates with you on the overall vision, centerpieces, cutlery and the flowers. She is AMAZING with floral arrangements. She took my vision and made it an even more beautiful reality than I could have ever imagined. Leslie was fantastic. She really knows how to manage relationships and focus people's concerns on the bride and groom. She truly is a bride's best friend as many others have attested, making sure to de-escalate and resolve any potentially negative situations. This is crucial for ensuring a happy, drama-free wedding. She also manages all of the time logistics. She is exceptionally organized, and I don't know what we would have done without her. Everyone kept asking me how I was so calm on my wedding day, and it's because I felt like everything was taken care of and I had nothing to worry about, all thanks to Leslie and Donna. If you have the opportunity to get married here, please do it. It will be the best decision of your life. But don't just take my word for it: all you have to do is visit this breathtaking place and meet Leslie and Donna to know that's true.
How can I begin to even express how perfect this wedding venue is? They thought of every detail. The main hacienda where we stayed is so perfectly appointed. I felt like I was back in San Miguel de Allende. The grounds, reception hall, rehearsal dinner tent were absolutely perfect. What I like is that you can do something very casual and rustic or you can make it into the most dreamy, romantic spot you have ever seen. It is very versatile. Donna was a delight to work with. She is very talented- right down to her flower arrangements and hand crafted dinner plates. We will definitely recommend this venue to others wanting to get married in the Texas Hill Country.
The ladies at Rancho Mirando were nothing short of AMAZING! They were very helpful through the whole process and always gave the best suggestions for venders and decor :) The venue it's self is simply gorgeous!! We had so many complements from guests saying how beautiful our venue and wedding was. Leslie, Donna, and their staff truly made our wedding day and week magical!!!
My wedding here could not have been more perfect and magical and I owe it all to Leslie and Donna and their staff at Rancho Mirando. Every girl dreams of their wedding being this picture perfect fairytale and thanks to these two amazing ladies, my wedding was more than I could have ever asked for. I was new to the state when I was looking for a venue and was weary of having a wedding in a place where I knew no one and had no where to turn for references. I got lucky and found this dream location at Rancho Mirando and immediately knew upon touring, this was going to be my wedding location. I had to plan the bulk of my wedding myself due to my family being out of state but Leslie and Donna really stepped up and helped me make my dreams come true. I was beyond excited when they made it so easy to plan, from the ceremony, to florals and decorations, and even the day of coordination, Leslie and Donna were my “fairy godmothers” making sure everything would be perfect. I cannot say enough about how blessed I felt to be able to have my wedding at their venue but I was even more blessed to feel like family with these ladies. They went above and beyond their roles for my wedding. The final product of my wedding blew our friends and families, myself included, away; it was literally a New Year’s Eve wedding fairytale. Upon entering my ceremony site I started crying because everything was picture perfect. A wedding is a moment you dream of forever, everything was so incredibly perfect and I knew at that moment, without them, none of it would have been possible. Thank you Leslie and Donna for being my fairy godmothers.
What a fantastic venue! The hill country views are breathtaking and the facilities and improvements are incredible. It quickly becomes obvious that these structures and improvements were built with exceptional architectural design. We enjoyed every site at this ranch including the wedding ceremony site, pavilion and ranch home.
I had my dream wedding and it was 100% because of rancho mirando. As if the breathtaking views, beautiful flowers. and decor weren't enough, the owners (donna and leslie) are really the reason this place shines. They are the warmest people you will ever meet. Leslie I swear was my fairy godmother throughout this entire process. I honestly don't think I would have made it through the day if it wasn't for her. My family is forever indebted to rancho mirando. Anyone who is looking for a place to get married should check this place out.
WOW !!! What an experience , Best wedding venue ever! All of our guests commented on how gorgeous the venue was; it doesn’t get better than having a view of the hill country as your backdrop! Besides the amazing landscape, Rancho Mirando had so many extra features we simply couldn’t find anywhere else – Our wedding party stayed in the ranch house that’s included as a part of the venue contract, Also, if you’re looking for an outdoor venue, you might’ve noticed it’s difficult to find one with all the extra's that Rancho Mirando offer...You have the whole ranch....With a beautiful pavillion and sites for the ceremony... Their restrooms are beautifully done, and we actually had guests comment to us how beautiful the restrooms are (not even joking). Most importantly, Leslie (Co-Owner) is one organized lady – Her mother and her are a great team...They had prompt answers to our many questions, and with the venue being family property, she knows it extensively and is able to provide the best advice based on her years of experience in the area. Thanks for everything, Leslie my daughter and I can honestly say that we have a new family with Rancho Mirando.. You made us feel like family and made sure that we had the perfect wedding...Leslie and the staff's spirit just spills joy and happiness...What a blessing she was, They made sure that our daughter and son-in-law had the wedding that showed their love and commitment to God . She understood what they wanted to share and made sure it was shared...My husband made a arbor to share their washing the feet ceremony and they had no problem helping us and getting to make it look just write... My husband and I wanted a perfect wedding for our ONLY DAUGHTER ....We scored 100 percent....Thank you again.
I stood up in a wedding at Rancho Mirando last May and the best word to describe the place is magical! Leslie was a rockstar and made sure every detail was perfect and every moment lived up to the bride's dreams. This was by far the most breathtaking wedding venue I have been to! If you are looking for a beautiful unique venue with owners that are there to support you every step of the way Rancho Mirando is the way to go!
Rancho Mirando was absolutely magical for my daughters wedding. My daughter was a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force and all family and friends were going to need to travel to any venue. Rancho Mirando anticipated every need, and took great care to ensure that my daughter was pampered and relaxed for her big day (which I appreciated because my daughter is very "Type A"). Leslie and Donna both are very special, talented individuals and I'm thrilled that we experienced the beauty of the Ranch for the weekend.
Our daughters wedding was last December and we couldn't have asked for a better venue than Rancho Mirando. Looking back now it seems like a fairytale that we will always cherish in our hearts. We are eternally grateful for the beautiful location and all of the meticulous attention to detail that made it such a special experience.
I cannot say enough about Leslie, Donna, their staff, and the ranch itself. To start with the ranch is a beautiful and special place. The back drop of Texas hill country is beautiful any time of year (even in December when I had my wedding). The buildings on the ranch are very architecturally pretty and fit well with the surrounding hill country. I had more of a wedding weekend in that the entire guest list was invited to the rehearsal dinner on Friday and the wedding on Saturday since almost the whole guest list had to travel several hours for the wedding. It was really nice to be able to have multiple events all in one place but have different locations on site for each event. We were able to use the large clear tent on property for the BBQ rehearsal dinner. It is hung with lights and chandeliers and it looked beautiful. We popped a few heaters in it and it was perfect even in December. I chose the new Bella Vista ceremony site and could not have had a more picturesque sunset wedding. The reception hall is nice with big glass doors that open to the outdoors so the party easily flows in and out in nice weather. All around the property is laced with christmas lights and hanging lanterns that are all lit up and night and just magical. There were also several fire pits that we had lit on both nights. At the rehearsal dinner instead of dessert we put out ingredients for s'mores to roast over the fire pit and it was a huge hit with kids and adults a like. The last piece of the property we used was the hacienda. It is where we housed the bridal party and myself and my husband. We checked in on Friday afternoon and stayed for the weekend. It was so relaxing not to have to worry about driving anywhere for anything! There were plenty of rooms for the bridal party, a kitchen loaded with anything you might need to cook, and a great communal room to get ready in. With as fantastic as the Ranch itself is, it is hard to believe that it could get any better. However, what really made my wedding were the Ladies that run it. Leslie and Donna own and operate Rancho Mirando and the were wonderful. The best. Could not get any better. My family is very particular. We visited the ranch a TON in the planning process and were welcomed with open arms every time. Nothing felt rushed. Everything was planned down to the last detail but in an easy and relaxed way. Leslie and Donna made everyone happy and comfortable (which can be very difficult in my family where everyone has an opinion). Leslie was my day of coordinator and she's a pro. Everything went smoothly, I had a blast, I didn't have to worry about anything, I never wanted for a drink, and when my mom had a minor heart attack because she forgot her panty hose and it was starting to cut into picture time, Leslie made a pair appear out of no where. I used Donna for rentals and for the florals. I picked everything from table cloths, to silverware, to center pieces vases from her rental barn. She looked at my pinterest board and made my reception hall looked absolutely stunning. Really exactly what I asked for. Even better than I had imagined. They even made a floral arch for the ceremony site and did rustic center pieces with antlers for my rehearsal dinner and everything was fabulous. Donna and her staff do amazing work. To sum it up I couldn't be happier I used Rancho Mirando its beautiful and the ladies that run it make it nothing short of magical.
Rancho Mirando was the dream location for our daughters wedding. The venue is beautiful, the staff very professional and the accommodations were perfect. Our wedding planner Leslie was loving and kind, professional and mostly organized and the wedding could not have gone better. We were all so pleased and can not express our many thanks to Rancho Mirando and the staff enough. A wonderful time was had by all.
the most wonderful and professional mother-daughter duo own and operate this incredible venue. could not have imagined a more perfect setting in the texas hill country. the facility is top notch and has many different options to host the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception etc. donna and leslie really treat you like family and we will forever cherish the memories we made planning the weekend and the wedding day itself.
This location is perfect with absolutely breath taking views of the beautiful Texas hill country and the best staff and owners anyone could ever ask for. Every step of my wedding weekend was perfect and without any stress! I truly was so blessed to have been married here and highly recommend this venue to anyone wanting to get married in the HillCountry! Donna is amazing for florals and rentals and Leslie can help you plan and coordinate every step of the way! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Rancho Mirando is a beautiful and unique hill country venue! Jordan and I got married the weekend of April 2 and it was perfect! The location is great for couples wanting to spend time with friends and family as you get the Ranch for the whole weekend. It was very relaxing to be on site all weekend and enjoy the lovely grounds of the Ranch. Leslie and Donna go above and beyond and blew my expectations out of the water. They are truly a special team and were absolutely wonderful to work with! 5 stars across the board.
I loved working with the ladies at Rancho Mirando! They are very knowledgeable and laid back, such a pleasure to work with! Donna did a beautiful job with our flowers - they were so lovely - and she made sure I had my navy anenomes. Leslie was amazing and despite an ominous looking forecast, refused to "call it" for plan B and I was so grateful that she did as the sun miraculously came out, the rain stopped, and I got the ceremony of my dreams. I had several guests tell me and my parents that it was the most beautiful venue they have ever been to. I absolutely love everything about this place and am so I glad I chose here to get married at!
I wish I could rate Rancho Mirando 100 stars because my experience there was AMAZING! I don't even know where to start. I'll break my review down into sections... First, Leslie and Donna (the owner and venue coordinator) are so unbeliveably helpful and sweet! I seriously feel like they became family over the year of planning. They always answered all my questions and went over and beyond to make the wedding planning process easier for me. Leslie ran the day of the wedding to perfection- if anything went wrong, I had no idea because it felt so perfect! She works SO hard and is worth EVERY penny! The venue- It is literally like a picture when you are standing on the venue and looking around. It is breathtaking and all my guests were blown away. Since you get the venue for the weekend, we were able to wake up Saturday morning on property and got ready right there in the hacienda! It was so relaxing and fun to have our hair and makeup team come to us and to not have a time that you have to be out at the end of the night! The flowers- Donna worked with me to make sure I had exactly what I envisioned in my head. She gave me a ton of options and I can't believe how perfectly she knew what I wanted! Again, guests were so impressed with the flowers and reception hall. People literally said they felt like they were at "A Texas Royal Wedding!" I think that is a great compliment... :) The rentals- They had everything you could possibly think of to choose from. Whether you wanted fancy, rustic, colorful- they had it all. Chairs, tables, table clothes, napkins, plates, silverware, etc. It made it so much easier to have everything all in one place. If you want the most perfect wedding day and weekend ever, use Rancho Mirando as your venue! I HIGHLY recommend it!
Meet The Owner
Donna and Leslie Aldred
We are a mother-daughter team who do all we can to make your wedding dreams come true! Our clients become family and we often cry when we say goodbye. With nearly 8 years of weddings under our belts, we are always looking to make our events unique and memorable.