Thistle Springs Ranch

Cleburne, TX

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About this Vendor

Thistle Springs Ranch

A provincial venue with an outdoor ceremony site capturing stunning sunsets over the lake that is set amongst the rolling hills of lush cedars and vast oaks a mere 35 miles South of Fort Worth.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Barn, Waterfront, Trees

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Contact Info

13974 Fm 1434, Cleburne, TX (817) 851-9317

Reviewed on 5/15/2017 Ellie N

Thistle Springs was the absolute best place to get married. I have so many good things to say about them. First of all the venue is gorgeous. It is so secluded and quiet out there. My pictures turned out so well, because there isn't an area that isn't stunning. It was a little... Read More drive, but so worth it. The distance didn't stop any of my guests from coming. Secondly, the staff is incredible. One of the staff members helped me down the stairs, puffed out my dress and put my veil on for me. They were always there to help and had everything set up perfectly. By the time my husband and I got to our seats at the reception, one of the staff members had already brought our dinner to the table. They were unbelievably wonderful!! Lastly, Lagniappe Desings was outstanding. I was speachless at the beautiful wedding Ann and her team created. I told her I wanted white and greenery and the results were incredible. She is truly gifted and a blessing to work. She is so worth working with! The flowers were the most beautiful I have ever seen and all of my guests are still talking about them. I even have people who weren't at my wedding contacting me about having Ann do their flowers. Overall if you're considering Thistle Springs -- do it!! My wedding day was perfect and I wouldn't do a thing differently!

Reviewed on 8/07/2017 Rachel H

I cannot even put into words how incredible Thistle Springs Ranch was on our wedding day. They catered to everything we wanted, needed and so much more. When we first arrived at the venue, God's presence was all over the property with such a sweet assurance that this is where we... Read More were meant to get married! Leading up to the wedding and the day of, the entire staffs willingness to make our day perfect was amazing. I HIGHLY recommend getting married at Thistle Springs Ranch. I could not have imagined any venue in Texas being better than this.

2017-08-07T16:31:00 Response from the vendor

We are thrilled and privileged that we could be a part of your amazing wedding! It was a beautiful day for such a precious couple!

Reviewed on 4/13/2017 Kelsey W

Thistle Springs Ranch was the perfect venue for my husband and I! Not only because the location itself is beautiful, but also because the owners of the venue were a joy to work with. They provide you with a list of suggested vendors which really helped with the planning process... Read More and the bride and groom suites that are a part of the venue are the perfect size for large wedding parties to get ready in! We couldn't have asked for more servant hearted people to be a part of our day and they truly made our vision a reality. We left our wedding wanting to repeat it a hundred times over. I couldn't have asked for a better team of people to work with! I will be recommending this venue to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed on 3/18/2018 Shelby W

Thistle Springs Ranch is a beautiful venue! We loved having our wedding here. The venue is beautiful! The staff is amazing and the day of wedding attendant went above and beyond in making our day perfect. He was so helpful and on top of all the details the day of. He even knew... Read More how to bustle my wedding dress last minute!

2018-03-19T06:49:30 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much, Shelby! We love hearing from our amazing brides! You and your family were such a pleasure to work with, and we are so thankful you chose Thistle Springs Ranch to help you celebrate your big day. Best wishes with everything!

Reviewed on 12/27/2017 Amanda S

I seriously am BLOWN AWAY at this venue ❤️❤️❤️ our day point of contact was Chris and he was amazing. He did EVERYTHING from cutting cake, to serving food and drinks, to cleaning up after my younger cousin threw up and then carrying him to the car for the hospital visit. He was... Read More throwing medical terms out to my 2 older cousins who are nurses helping them with the younger kid. He bustled my dress when my mom needed help. I mean it was just beyond amazing.

2017-12-27T14:05:17 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your sweet words! Kris IS amazing!! We are so glad he was able to calm a stressful situation, and be there to help you on your special day. We are honored you chose Thistle Springs Ranch to be a part... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/21/2017 Laura H

My husband and I just got married at Thistle Springs Ranch on November 18, 2017. The experience from the first day we took our tour to our wedding day was fantastic. The staff at TSR were so hands-on and available for questions and concerns the entire time. We used the in-house... Read More floral- Lagniappe Design. Working with Ann on the floral was a great experience. She took my vision and made it ever more beautiful than I could imagine. On my wedding day, I arrived at 11 and the floral, tables and table settings where already done. All I had to do was put out last minute decor items and I could relax. Both the bridal and groom party got ready at the venue. There was plenty of space in both suites for all of us to get ready and relax. Love the vintage feel to the entire place. We had about 130 guests and there was plenty of room. The day of staff was so helpful and friendly to us. They helped all day with decorating and cleaning. This venue has the hill country feel but it's only 40 mins south of Fort Worth which makes it convenient for people flying in and out of DFW. Our day was incredible and I only wish we could do it all over again. I highly recommend this venue for your big day!

2017-11-21T20:07:00 Response from the vendor

You are so sweet, Laura! We are honored that we could be a part of your special day! You and Jeffrey are precious, and were a dream to work with. Best wishes with a lifetime of wedded bliss!

Reviewed on 11/14/2017 Melanie B

Thistle Springs was the first venue we looked at and we looked at A LOT! We knew right away that it was the place we wanted to celebrate our marriage! It is a wonderful, Christian family that owns it who wants to make sure you are well taken care of. It is just far enough out... Read More of the city to make you feel secluded and it was just the right amount of country charm with a vintage, classic twist, which was exactly what we were looking for. Everything down to the weather, the glassy water next to the ceremony space and the bell that was rung after we kissed was beyond perfect! Everyone said they felt God's blessings that day. It was truly a once in a lifetime feeling. We were able to do a walk-thru a couple of weeks prior to our wedding with our coordinator and Meggan was there to answer all of our questions and to offer great suggestions. Ann was also so sweet to come meet me before the wedding and offer such kind words and love. The only thing I would have loved to have been different would be having access to the venue for a quick rehearsal and having access to the venue prior to 12pm the day of the wedding without having to pay such high additional fees. Other than that, we couldn’t have asked for a better venue and a better staff to work with. Such kindness and love! Will definitely be recommending the venue to every bride I know!!!

Reviewed on 10/29/2017 Andrea R

This is the most beautiful place. Best venue ever. It is great size for a big party, good layout. Beautiful natural scenery. And the staff is so helpful. Kris helped us to every need, and went over and beyond. He was great. My husband and I couldn't be happier with everything :)

2017-10-29T16:36:58 Response from the vendor

We are so happy to hear that, Andrea! You were a delight to work with as well! We are honored you chose Thistle Springs Ranch for your special day. Thank you for having us be a part of it. Best wishes on a lifetime of... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/19/2017 Jessica K

We really loved Thistle Springs Ranch venue as it was so gorgeous. The venue really does speak for itself as it has gorgeous views all over. Meggan & Carson were so easy to work with also. The only small things i could suggest is to ensure any questions for the bride are... Read More addressed prior to the wedding day. We had a few (though small) things like vendors and numbers at each table that could have been handled in advance to make the day even smoother. But overall, wonderful venue and team! The staff on site during the wedding was so very helpful and i appreciate all their hard work and dedication to make everything go smoothly!!

2017-10-19T18:45:57 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are honored that you chose Thistle Springs Ranch for your special day, and truly appreciate your feedback! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

Reviewed on 10/09/2017 LAURA LYNN S

Our wedding at TSR was a DREAM! With rustic barns becoming quite the popular wedding venue, this one may take the cake! They were extremely easy to work with, responding to questions within a timely manner. We used Ann (Lagniappe) for our flowers and she was WONDERFUL! Our... Read More guests could not stop talking about TSR! The only thing I wish that would have been different is the time frame. You only get the venue for 12 hours! There is a lot to cram into a wedding day and 12 hours is kinda pushing it!

2017-10-29T15:21:42 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean so much to us! We love being able to make a couples' day special! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

Reviewed on 10/06/2017 Abby W

Everything was wonderful! I would definitely recommend this venue to any friend or family member!

2017-10-07T15:07:48 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for including Thistle Springs Ranch in your special day! It was a joy!

Reviewed on 7/10/2017 Lea M

A lot of the reviews offer high praise on the execution of the wedding but getting to that point was short lived for my fiance and I on our venue hunt. My family is from Hawaii and his is from Texas so we are having to pick a state before we can pick a date and schedule. It... Read More seemed like the person on the phone was not interested in helping us in this search because she would not schedule a venue tour with us. My fiance mentioned we were finishing college before and she insisted we look at the pricing before booking (all of which we had already gathered). So I don't know exactly why we were not taken seriously, if it was an age or a financial guess, but it was extremely dissapointing to have one of our top venue picks be so rude when we tried to reach out. If you are considering thistle springs, I hope you don't have the same experience I did, but it sure does make our location choice easier!

2017-08-14T11:09:34 Response from the vendor

I am so sorry to hear that this was your experience with Thistle Springs Ranch. We certainly strive for excellence and hate to hear that was not what you received. We have since hired a new general manager for TSR who has been doing a... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/15/2017 Caroline G

Everything about TSR made our big day the best day! From the exceptionally attentive staff, to the peaceful feeling when you walk on the property, to the beautiful barn and pond... I prayed for a stress-free wedding where my guests would feel welcome and loved and TSR provided... Read More that and so much more.

Reviewed on 4/27/2017 Amanda W

Thistle Springs Ranch was absolutely beautiful! We were able to have both the ceremony and reception at TSR. A gentleman by the name of Chris helped us on the day of the wedding and helped make everything run smoothly. I loved every minute of our special day!

Reviewed on 1/04/2017 Chassie H

I cannot say enough amazing things about Thistle Springs Ranch. For starters it is STUNNING if you are looking for a rustic chic wedding . Its a barn but its more like a Ralph Lauren barn. The staff was so helpful during our process of finding all the vendors we needed since you... Read More bring in everything except the tables and chairs. The day of our wedding it was glumly and cloudy so we had our ceremony inside the barn. The decorator, Ann Wright, made the barn look AMAZING we didn't even miss having the ceremony outside. The site has so much natural beautiful all of our photographs turned out amazing. The staff during our ceremony was extremely helpful and always made sure my husband and I had anything we needed. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a rustic wedding away from the city.

Reviewed on 11/16/2016 Shelby M

Very wishy washy about what they say and then back track on their word. Rude and rushed my whole family and the people taking down my decorations out even though we had the venue until midnight. Very disappointed in them.

2017-01-01T17:20:36 Response from the vendor

We at Thistle Springs Ranch are so sorry this is your impression of our venue,,, it is certainly not our hearts nor our mission as we strive to fulfill our contract with the couple to the fullest extent. As so evident with the MANY many... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Macy F

Thistle Springs Ranch (TSR) - OMG where do I start?? There are just no words powerful enough to describe my wedding at TSR. Everything at this venue was to perfection!! We had our wedding outside under the arch and it was beautiful! Ann did our flowers. So if you get to be... Read More honored to have her she will not disappoint. The time and love she puts into ordering exactly what we wanted was amazing. The inside was stunning! The entire staff was so pleasing and all acted like it was a family member of theirs getting married. We have now made some life longs friends with Ann, Tom, Cason & Diana! We were afraid we would be crowded with our 250 guests, but they arranged the tables with plenty of room even for a large dance floor. Venue: Everything extremely clean, organized & property was beautifully manicured. Highly, highly recommend this venue - you will not be sorry.

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Karen -

Have you ever had a day when you think ... that must be what Heaven will be like!? Well this is what I thought of Meredith's wedding day. It was heavenly. It was joyful. It brought glory to God. It was a celebration of Meredith and Josh surrounded by a cloud of witnesses that... Read More know them and love them. It was comfort and joy. What a gift all have given. I will cry for the beauty of the day and the happiness of my daughter. We cannot thank you and John enough for this place that felt like home. I did not want to leave when it was over. I wanted to linger and help with putting up the chairs and lanterns for the next bride. For the beauty of the earth and the glory of the skies I give thanks. I thank you all from the bottom of my Mother's heart. Thank you for the glorious flowers that you lovingly crafted for the arch, bouquets, and tables.They were so so beautiful and the smell! Ahhh the smell!!! Beautiful!!! My parents worked on the Rose Parade floats when they were at UCLA. They said Oh The Roses!!! So full!!! So beautiful!!! It was a day we will never forget. Our cup overflows. We are truly and forever grateful for you all and Thistle Springs Ranch. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love from Karen.

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 McKenzie R

I just had my wedding here on October 11th and it was a fairytale. Everything was perfect! The venue is gorgeous! Very secluded and intimate! TSR was the only venue I went and looked at because it had everything I wanted on my special day! You will not be disappointed with this... Read More venue, it's perfect in every way!

Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Nicole G

We fell in love with Thistle Springs Ranch from the moment we visited. The barn is absolutely gorgeous and was THE perfect place to have our wedding. The staff was amazing to work with and they went above and beyond to make our day special. Special thank you to Lagniappe for... Read More the floral arrangements. Ann Wright is such a pleasure to work with and is one of the kindest people I have ever met. She knocked it out of the park with her creations and truly exceeded any vision I had. We still have guests commenting on how beautiful the flowers were. Thank you TSR for making this our best day ever!

Reviewed on 10/22/2016 marissa l

TSR was the perfect venue for our big day! Everyone we interacted with was so polite and helpful which made for smooth planning process. We can not thank diana and the TSR staff enough for providing quality service and the most breath taking back drop for our wedding day!

Reviewed on 10/20/2016 Hannah G

WOW! TSR blew us away with their generosity, helpfulness, and hospitality on our July 4th wedding. Broken bones and flaky caterers could not ruin our day, not with the TSR staff on duty! Ann is the sweetest, most genuine woman. The barn itself is beyond beautiful, and very... Read More economically priced in comparison with the competitors. Thanks TSR for making us feel right at home! -Hannah and Mitchell

Reviewed on 10/17/2016 Cheryl F

Spectacular!! I have received about 20 calls to say my daughters wedding was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to!!! The owners went completely beyond words of how they worked so hard to put this wedding together!!! Flowers by Ann were spectacular !!! Beyond... Read More words!!! The day was not stressful at all!! We had so much fun!! At the venue everything went perfect!!! We've made lifelong friends with the entire staff at Thistle Springs Ranch!!! If You need a referral or have any concerns please email me!! [email protected] My daughters wedding was 10/8/16. The magical Fitzgerald wedding was a day we will remember forever! Thank you Thistle Springs from the bottom of my heart!!!

Reviewed on 8/26/2016 Hannah M

I looked at this venue for a solid year before I got engaged. I knew this was the place I wanted to get married, and I was just waiting for my man to propose. When I started contacting the venue for prices, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this venue that far surpassed... Read More competitors in beauty was equivalent in price. I was so excited to work with the TSR staff! Ann and Diana were wonderful to work with, especially when my husband-to-be broke his leg just five days before. The staff really worked hard to make sure that the day was beautiful for us! After the wedding, they were so kind and helpful to my family during clean up. My number one piece of advice to all of my engaged friends is to check out Thistle Springs Ranch because working with this family truly means working with a FAMILY. I would absolutely change nothing about my day with TSR!

Reviewed on 7/19/2016 Cary S

We held our daughters wedding and reception at Thistle Springs Ranch on 7/9/2106 and let me just say it was beyond our expectations. The venue is a gorgeous, private, elegant ranch style location and their coordinator Diana Martinez was beyond amazing. She was knowledgable and... Read More always available to answer our questions. It was so private and quiet during the ceremony at the arbor on the lawn overlooking the pond and our day was overcast and breezy, a beautiful July day. The inside of the venue was perfect for our 150 guests including our band setup! We were very pleased with our choice of venue. It is truly a one of a kind venue for a once in a lifetime event!