The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Marquardt Ranch is in Boerne, Texas. This century-old family ranch, just minutes from Boerne, overlooks the majestic Guadalupe River. Nestled among the cedar trees, this picturesque property provides bridal couples looking for country elegance a stunning location for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and indoor receptions.
Builders constructed The Marquardt Ranch specifically to stylishly celebrate weddings. The venue offers couples an elegant and functional space adorned with unique and eye-catching backdrops to capture memorable photographs.
The Reception Hall is a beautifully elegant room filled with rustic charm. A high, wooden, cathedral-style ceiling highlighted by elegant light fittings gives the room a peaceful ambience. An 11-foot glass cross captures the sunset against a majestic rock wall and couples can use it as the central focus for indoor ceremonies. Polished floors, wrought iron staircases and stone accents add to the elegance. The Reception Hall accommodates 240 guests for a buffet and 310 guests for a seated dinner.
Outdoor Ceremony Site. The Farm offers several sites that couples can use for outdoor ceremonies. The bridal couple can choose one that appeals to them most and set it up to suit their wedding vision.
What You Should Know
The Marquardt Ranch can recommend trusted, professional wedding coordinators to assist with all the planning and preparation of the day. Couples have access to a comprehensive vendor list for wedding cakes, hair, makeup and music. The venue provides in-house catering and its executive chef puts together a delicious range of set menu options from which to choose. The venue invites bridal couples to attend a custom tasting before selecting. It allows couples to bring their own alcohol and can suggest bartending services to assist.
The Marquardt Ranch offers an in-house floral department that conveniently puts together arrangements on the farm where couples can see their bouquet and centerpieces the day before at the rehearsal. It donates all leftover flowers to worthy recipients. Couples receive access to the building at 10 a.m. on the wedding day. Standard wedding rental packages include:
- One-hour rehearsal
- Four hours dress and prep and five hours of event time
- 250 traditional white resin folding chairs for outdoor ceremonies
- 300 Chiavari mahogany banquet chairs
- Reception, gift, sweetheart and cake tables
- Polyester linen in 50 shades
- Bride and groom suites
- Votive candles and a vase for each table
- Setup and breakdown included
The Marquardt Ranch includes experienced staff that work closely with you to ensure a stress-free day. It can even assist in planning a destination wedding with its knowledge and experience in the industry. Other perks include:
- Foosball table in the groom’s suite
- The use of a wrought-iron arbor
- Stage, pin-spot and up-lighting available
- Free and ample parking
From the Vendor
Rustic meets Elegant for picture perfect memories
The Marquardt Ranch blends rustic Texas Hill Country and chic Tuscan elegance in a unique reception hall just steps away from a majestic outdoor wedding site overlooking the Guadalupe River. Located 12 mi from downtown Boerne and 2 mi from B&B’s; Sunday Vintage Package w/ catering starting $3800.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Farm + Ranch, Barn, Waterfront, Historic Venue, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Shuttle Service, Transportation
This venue is incredible! It is in the most beautiful spot right on the river. My favorite part of our ceremony was hearing the river behind us. Sheryl and the rest of the team helped us every step of the way. They were extremely responsive and answered every question we had. We are still hearing from guests about how beautiful our venue was. We used their catering and floral service and were so happy with it all! The food was delicious and the flowers were stunning. Planning was so easy with Sheryl's help and everything that the venue has to offer. I would absolutely recommend the ranch to anyone considering it!
If we could give The Marquardt Ranch 100 stars we would do it in a heartbeat. From the first day we visited The Marquardt we felt like we were at home, and after spending two hours with Sheryl and Jessica we felt like we were leaving old friends. We were beyond excited that we also happened to have found the place where we would get married. At the time of booking, Sheryl gave a list of vendors that they recommended, I used every single vendor and everything, I mean EVERYTHING went so smooth. Throughout the entire planning process Sheryl and Jessica were there to address any question/concern that we had. They truly were our wedding fairy godparents. They have enough experience and creativity to not only find a solution to your problems, but to also use your ideas/what they know about you as a couple to help come up with a plan that is a 100 times better than your original one. So, not only do you end up with wedding fairy godparents if you choose The Marquardt Ranch, you also end up with a truly STUNNING venue that is completely unique. Trust me, you will enjoy every minute that you are there. The views around the Ranch are absolutely breathtaking and felt like something out of a story book. Choosing The Marquardt Ranch was the best decision we made while planning our wedding , and if we were to do it all over again, we would pick The Marquardt Ranch every time.
The Marquardt Ranch is beautiful!! If you are looking for a nice intimate, not too big venue, that is just awesome, you should choose this one! The staff is awesome, friendly, and professional. Sheryl, my wedding manager, was just so helpful and sweet! I am going to miss her! The food is great! They have their own kitchen and chef, very easy to work with rather than having to find a caterer. I just loved my wedding here and I hope you choose this venue for your wedding!
I highly recommend this venue to any couple looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding, that has the hill country feel with elegance. However, this venue doesn't just receive five stars because of how beautiful it is. Sheryl, the coordinator is absolutely amazing. She cares about you and really makes every effort to make you feel comfortable and in love with every aspect of your day. They worked with us every step of the way, in giving us advice and meeting our every wish. They are a well run machine, extremely organized and great communication leading up to our day. Additionally, the food was incredible- from the appetizers to dinner. Nothing but praise from our guests. You will not be disappointed! Excellent venue !
My husband and I got married here in June of 2016. The venue and staff were incredibly accommodating and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. The food was absolutely amazing as well! The florist did a phenomenal job too! Sheryl was there the day of the wedding and my cake arrived with no flowers as I thought those were included, she jumped right in and had flowers added to the cake, no questions asked. When my husband got the wrong salad, the Captain (Kelly), was on top of it was speedy to get things fixed. The entire staff made sure my husband and I had everything we needed and did an amazing job making sure our wedding day was as special as it should have been. I HIGHLY recommend this venue! They took any worry I had and completely made it go away. Jessica, Sheryl, the Captain and the entire Marquardt Ranch Staff, THANK YOU!
Amazing venue - beautiful, professional, and incredibly accommodating. Love the in-house floral designer. If you can.", work with Sheryl as a day-of coordinator, she's awesome!
I would definitely recommend this venue! It's a gorgeous location and they're very helpful. We were looking for a very low maintenance option (no set-up/take-down) and this was prefect and exactly what we wanted. We also used their floral services and were very pleased with that! Everyone commented on how beautiful the wedding was, how delicious the food was, and were really impressed with the location.
I cannot give enough praise to this venue. I had my wedding there on April 1, and it was the perfect day. The suites to get ready in were perfect for our needs, I had four bridesmaids, and we all fit in perfectly to get ready for the day. The venue was so well manicured and the property was beautiful for the outdoor ceremony we planned on. We had our flowers done through Marquardt as well, and they turned out beautiful. Everything was exactly as I pictured it and more. The staff was fantastic in helping us to make our day everything we hoped for. They were prompt in answering all of our questions, and were very professional in keeping us on our toes throughout the whole process. The food was delicious, and I cannot say enough about how well everything turned out, both during cocktail hour and dinner. I received countless compliments on our choice of venue, and I had to keep looking around to take it all in. I highly recommend The Marquardt Ranch for any wedding. The are very well priced, and considering the product, you will not regret one penny spent. If you have any doubts, just take one visit to see it all for yourself. The views and the scenery will be enough to convince you! Thank you Marquardt Ranch for everything!!
You have to see this amazing venue! The pictures do not do justice! The moment I walked up to the venue, I knew I had to be married there! My guest could not stop talking about how magically this venue was! The venue offers so many in-house options that a bride and groom should take advantage of. It allow me to not stress out so much. The in-house catering was excellent! I also, took advantage of their in-house floral. I was speechless when I saw my table arrangements and flowers! Everything was beautiful. Jessica and Sheryl were extremely helpful.
I couldn't have imagined my wedding anywhere else but here. To any bride getting married in the Boerne/San Antonio area, the Marquardt Ranch is your place. It is absolutely beautiful!!! Not only are Jessica and Sheryl incredible people to work with, but the Marquardt Ranch also has on site catering and floral (optional) to you, which makes wedding planning much easier. Not to mention, the food is incredible and your guests will love it. For our wedding, we even requested for Sheryl to be our wedding day coordinator. She is such a sweet woman and I wouldn't have it any other way. My mom was so thankful to have Sheryl there to help us every step of the way. I HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone. I had 230+ people and the Marquardt Ranch accommodated very well.
Ceremony and ReceptionReviewed on 11/01/2015 Susan G
I absolutely loved having my ceremony and reception at Marquardt. I selected the venue for a beautiful outdoor wedding. However, it ended up raining the entire weekend and day of the wedding. Marquardt was extremely flexible the day of the wedding and didn't require me to make the decision of inside or outside until the very last minute. The rain stopped probably 30 minutes before the ceremony and all the staff were outside drying off the seats. They knew exactly what we wanted and were going to help make it happen for us. Inside was just as beautiful, so even if I had to move it in, I would have been just as happy. Marquardt has great people to work with, and is a beautiful venue for a ceremony and reception.
BEAUTIFUL VENUEReviewed on 10/29/2015 Kayla K
If you are looking for an outside ceremony like I was, then this is your place. It sits on a hill with a nice flowing river running below. This place is great if you are looking for in inside/outside reception. The bridal suite and the grooms suite are always super nice. They have showers in both of them, tv's, fridges, couches and mirrors. They are also caterers. You do have to use their in-house catering, but don't worry they are great and have everything. To top it off they also do floral, they made all of my bouquets, flowers crowns, boutonniere and corsages. They did a BEAUTIFUL job on all of the floral. They offer even more services, but I fit what I could for the budget I have. This place fit all of my needs for my big day. 5 Stars!!
Great venue with on-site optionsReviewed on 10/28/2015 Jenna R
We got married at the Marquardt Ranch a couple of weeks ago and it was a dream come true. We did both our floral and catering through the ranch, which made everything much less stressful. Though it is on the pricey side for a venue, the magical scenery made the cost worth it. Just be sure to have your guest number nailed down! We had several guests drop out about a week prior, so our count ended up well under 100, but we still had to pay the extra $1000 for being over 100. Everything else was absolutely perfect! I would recommend the venue to any Bride looking for a gorgeous Hill Country wedding! Can't wait to see our photos!
Beautiful Wedding VenueReviewed on 10/08/2015
We have had so much feedback from our guests about how absolutely gorgeous this place is. The staff was amazing and helpful. We would recommend it to anyone.
Marvelous MarquardtReviewed on 10/07/2015
Cannot say enough about our daughter's beautiful wedding at The Marquardt Ranch. The setting is lovely, the flowers were beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff was terrific, (so efficient and courteous). Thank you Jessica and Sheryl for making this special occasion so very,very special.
Perfect VenueReviewed on 10/07/2015 Elizabeth M
I has my wedding and reception at the Marquardt Ranch two weeks ago. We used their catering and floral services as well, and everyone there was a breeze to work with and very accommodating. Jessica made picking floral arrangements much more fun and easier than I had anticipated, and she truly turned my vision into reality. I had an abundance of compliments from guests on how amazing the venue was. If you're looking for an outdoor (or even indoor) wedding venue with a beautiful Texas hill country scenery and an excellent staff, Marquardt is the way to go!
Marquardt Ranch VenueReviewed on 10/06/2015
I highly recommend this venue. The food was excellent, the flowers beautiful, the staff pleasant, and all ran smoothly. My daughter (the bride) said it was a perfect fairy tell wedding. If all of your guests had fun, then you know it was a success. I would not change a thing!
Marquardt Ranch is such a beautiful place to have a wedding. Our wedding was a dream come true and stunning beyond measures. I personally have more experience working with Sheryl, and she is just a sweet heart. She really did make the experience for us that much more enjoyable and relaxing (if you can relax while trying to plan a wedding). She really goes out of her way to help you. They do require you to use their caterer, but you won't regret eating their food. It is delicious! Besides it's one less thing you have to research. They also have an awesome list of recommendations as far as vendors go. I suggest you start with their list. OUR DJ WAS PHENOMENAL (Fred Sheridan Productions). He knows the venue well! My only other suggestion to you is to pick this venue and rent the venue for 6 hours, because trust me time flies on your wedding day. I want to relive it all over again. It was a blast!
Beautiful wedding venue! It was the perfect place for my intimate fall wedding. Amanda and Courtney were amazing and made sure that everything ran smoothly. The ranch is so beautiful that one does not need to spend a whole lot on floral and decorations. Love this place! Still getting compliments about our wedding even after a year of marriage.My husband and I even went back to do my baby bump photo session.
Beautiful locationReviewed on 5/25/2015 Sandi G
The Marquardt is a beautiful venue. The only concern was the flowers (which we had to get from them) were not 100% what was contracted. We didn't get one corsage at all. also we asked for the projector to be set up twice and that did not happen. Food was excellent ( which we had to get through them as well).
Dream Wedding!Reviewed on 5/12/2015 Amanda
I had my wedding at The Marquardt Ranch a little over two weeks ago, and it was everything I dreamed of and more! First off, this venue is absolutely stunning, and I had it picked out about a year before I even got engaged! Jessica was my coordinator, along with Jordan and they both took care of everything for me! Jessica was always very quick to respond to any emails and questions. On the day of, they took care of all my last minute questions and details. We had cupcakes, cookies, and empanadas along with our cake, and I accidentally didn't buy enough wooden boxes to put everything in. Jessica saved the cake table and found a perfect wooden box to put them in that matched my other ones! All of our guests raved about how amazing everything was. They're almost a one stop shop. They did my flowers, and have in house catering. They also have amazing recommendations for things like photography, videography, etc. The flowers were incredible, and they took my vision and made it a reality! The only thing was I had ordered blue and purple orchids, and ended up having purple/pinkish ones. However, everything looked so well together I didn't even notice until the next day! The food was amazing, and I got a ton of compliments on their dj who kept the dance floor full all night long! Jessica and Jordan kept everything running smoothly and kept us on schedule. There were a few minor hiccups but I didn't even notice some until later, because all the major things were so well taken care of by the staff. I had an amazing wedding and owe a huge thank you to the amazing staff!
I would do it all over again!Reviewed on 4/16/2015 Amanda M
The Marquardt Ranch is not only BEAUTIFUL, they have everything under control. Our wedding was amazing and all the guest had a fabulous time. The only thing I would do differently is start my wedding at 3:30-4 so I could have a little longer to talk with my guest and take more photos. My wedding started at 5:30 and was over in the blink of an eye! Also I would make sure to get a list of photos you want, Mark Thomas photography failed to get photos with many of my family members.
Mess Into MasterpieceReviewed on 11/17/2014 Alysse R
I never dreamed I would be lucky enough to have my wedding at The Marquardt Ranch. Upon initial inquiry back in March, the venue was unfortunately booked for our date, so we looked elsewhere. We had everything planned out at another venue. 2 weeks before our wedding, we found out that we were double booked. LONG story short, we were forced to relocate. But one of the most frustrating and stressful situations turned out to be a huge blessing. In the midst of our anxiety, we obviously still have a wedding to put on. By the grace of God, our date had become available at the Marquardt Ranch. We booked the venue with two weeks until our wedding. Courtney and Jessica were a dream to work with. They were so accommodating, helpful, and very encouraging during this really difficult situation. They worked with us on finances, vendors, and so many other things to ensure that we would be satisfied and happy. The day of, there were a few hiccups. The power was out for several hours, off and on, so we had to finish our hair in the car (luckily someone had an outlet in their car). The day-of staff was very quick to call and figure out the situation and make sure we had a generator on hand, in the event we needed it. The linens were the wrong color, so they had to be reshipped overnight, and arrived around 1PM. It was an eventful day. Everything else was perfect. The weather was gorgeous. The venue itself is truly unique and breathtaking. The views for the ceremony are unlike anything I've seen. The cutout cross at the back of the reception room is incredible. All the little extra little touches make The Marquardt Ranch one of the premiere wedding venues in Boerne/San Antonio. I can't thank Jessica and Courtney enough for the way they turned my nightmare into the most special and memorable day of my life. What a blessing it was to have my wedding at the Marquardt Ranch. Even with a different place booked beforehand, I can't imagine getting married anyplace else!
Wedding Venue Review by ParentsReviewed on 11/12/2014
This location is fabulous. The staff work so hard to help you create the feeling and atmosphere you are looking to create. The day of event wedding coordinator was great! Everything was done so well and timed perfectly so everyone had a wonderful time at the wedding.
The Marquardt RanchReviewed on 11/04/2014 Kim M
This is an absolutely beautiful venue. It was a great place to get married. Very scenic and private..."off the beaten path". Courtney and Jordan were both very helpful.