FREQUENTLY ASKED
Questions



Common Questions


What dates are available for my wedding?

Please click here to see a list of the available dates.


What is the building capacity?

The Moss Ranch can seat up to 150 people inside the main event room.


What happens in case of rain?

For weddings up to 100 people the ceremony can be set up on the covered porch. For larger weddings tents can be rented and set up in the gravel area.


We plan to have our ceremony off site. Does your fee change?

No, the full weekend rate or day of event rate will apply.


Will there be another wedding the same day?

No, you will have exclusive uses of the entire property for the day or the entire weekend for the weekend package.


Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

Yes, there are B&B's close by and motels in Fredericksburg.

Also up to 14 people can spend the night at The Moss Ranch

as a part of the weekend package.


How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?

Around 100 cars in the grassy area in front of the venue.


Do you allow dogs or pets onsite to play a part in our wedding day?
We only allow dogs and only the couples dogs. The name and breed of the dogs will be listed on the contract. They must be kept on a leash outside for their own protection and in a kennel inside.

No other dogs or animals are allowed on the property at any time during the weekend.



Cost and payment Questions

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What is the rental fee and what does it include?

Please click here to see the pricing and what services and amenities that are included.


Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?

All tours are scheduled by appointment only.



Is there a deposit?

A non- refundable down payment of $1000 is required at the time of booking and signing of the contract and the remaining $2,500 balance of the rental fee for the weekend package can be paid in equal non-refundable payments scheduled at intervals to be fully paid prior to the event.


How do I reserve a date?

A non- refundable down payment of $1000 is required at the time of booking and signing of the contract to reserve the date.

What is the average budget of a couple getting married at The Moss Ranch?

Starting budget for most of our couples is usually starts around $8,500 and up depending on caterers and vendors chosen and other options.


What form of payment does The Moss Ranch accept?

Checks are preferred. PayPal is also accepted with an additional fee.


Are we required to purchase wedding liability Insurance?

Yes, we do require a $1,000,000 event insurance policy with The Moss Ranch at Enchanted Rock listed as the additional insured. Wed Safe and Wed Sure are two options to purchase the insurance.

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Catering and Food Questions

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Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum? No


Do we have to utilize your caterers?

We do recommend using a caterer from our preferred vendor list but you may choose your own licensed and insured caterer.


What are our catering options at The Moss Ranch?

A licensed and insured caterer is required and you may choose from the preferred vendor list or choose your own.


How much should we expect to spend on catering?

Expect to spend a minimum of $14.00 per person and up depending on the caterer you choose and the type of food you choose to serve.


Does The Moss Ranch handle the catering orders for these caterers, or do I work with the caterer directly?

You will contact the caterer and work with them directly.



Alcohol Questions

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Can we bring our own alcohol?

You can purchase your own alcohol for the reception but it must be served by TABC bartenders for a maximum of 5 hours. The latest bar times are 5:30 to 10:30 and everyone must leave the venue within 30 minutes after the bar closes.

Bartenders and security are required during all events where alcohol is served. The Moss Ranch makes all the arrangements for the bartenders and security officer.

The fee for bartending and security is paid to The Moss Ranch 30 days prior to the wedding date.

The cost for Security and bartending services for up to 5 hours is $550.00 for up to 125 people and $715 for over 125 people.

Is there an additional cost if we are not serving alcohol at the reception? Yes, a security officer is required for non-alcoholic weddings. the cost for the officer is $175.00.



Tables, Chairs & Linen Questions

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Do you offer rectangle tables instead of round?

We have eighteen 60 inch tables and twelve rectangle tables.


Do you provided table linens, cups, silverware, etc.?

We do provide table linens.

Do you include a wedding day coordinator?

We do not include a coordinator but you will need a day of wedding coordinator to manage the event timeline and vendors which will also be a contact person we can communicate with. You can hire a coordinator or you can choose one or more persons (not parents or persons in the wedding party) and they need to arrive early and be in charge of the flow of the event including guests arrival, cake, serving of the food, flowers, decorations, photographer, caterers, etc.


Planning Questions


How will the tables, chairs, etc. be arranged for my sized event?

We will have the correct number of tables and chairs already set up inside the event room with linens and the ceremony chairs will be stacked on the covered porch. You may rearrange the chairs inside and set up the white folding chairs in the ceremony site.


Will we be able to access the location early to rehearse our ceremony?

Yes, rehearsal time is included in Wedding Weekend Package


Can vehicles be left overnight?

Yes, The Wedding Weekend Package includes the parking area which will be open overnight Friday and Saturday nights for parked cars.


What time does the music need to end? at 10:50


We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period? Yes


Are candles allowed? Yes, they need to be in a vase or jar with the flame below the top edge of the container.


Is it possible to seat 9 to a table? Yes, up to 10 people can be seated at the 60 inch round tables.


How far in advance do you need our final headcount?

Preferably at 30 days prior to the event day. Keep us updated of

any changes in count of number of people attending the event.


Setup and Day-of Event Questions


Are outside snacks and trays permitted? Yes


Can we take photos around the ranch on our wedding day?

Yes, but only in the designated mowed areas around the venue.


Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things like streamers or lanterns from the beams?

No, but you can use Command strips to attach décor to wood surfaces.

No fake flower petals in ceremony area.

No confetti or balloons of any kind.


Can we use sparklers for the send off? Yes, if there is not a Llano county burn ban in effect and they must be used by adults only.


**Newly Added FAQ's**

Restrictions and Requirements

∙Is shuttle service allowed?
yes

Is smoking allowed?
yes, outside only in the gravel areas in a sand filled bucket

Is camping allowed?
No, but one family RV is allowed with written owner permission only on an individual basis for one person or couple


Are food trucks allowed? yes


Venue Amenities

Do you provide Wi-Fi? yes


∙Do you provide a podium or stage?

No, but we do have a sound system with a microphone for indoor use.


∙Are there climate controlled areas?

Both buildings have AC and heat. The main event room and mini kitchen and three bedrooms and three baths are in the larger building and a smaller building is connected by a breezeway and it has the caterers kitchen and men and womens restooms.

Do you provide a dance floor or dance area? The main event space has room for dancing. The large 4 panel door opens up to join the covered porch and the event room. Larger weddings of around 150 people may need to have some tables and chairs on the porch to give more room for dancing

inside. Some couple have had their dance on the covered porch.


∙Do you provide dressing rooms? We have three full bedrooms and three bathrooms inside the venue (it is a big house) They are used for overnight guests and dressing rooms.