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9 paniolo ranch weddings in the texas hill country

Looking for small wedding venues in San Antonio or the Texas Hill Country? Have you considered Paniolo Ranch, one of the city’s hidden gems for micro weddings or elopements? Tucked away in the serene Texas Hill Country, Paniolo Ranch offers a charming and rustic atmosphere that is perfect for couples seeking a unique and memorable wedding experience. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to our venue space, showcase our luxury amenities, and answer some FAQs.

Address: 1510 Fm 473 Boerne Tx 78006

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28 paniolo ranch destination wedding in texas

Plan Your Wedding in the Texas Hill Country

We’ve created this help map so you can make the most out of your destination wedding day (or weekend!) at our luxury ranch. Explore local landmarks, go for a hike, or try out a new winery or restaurant!

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Our Elopement and Micro Wedding Packages

Package Name

Lovers Only

Sweetest Nuptials


Choose your special spot for an intimate ceremony with beautifully landscaped backdrops. Savor a romantic dinner by candlelight, relish your first meal together as a married couple, and indulge in a sixty-minute massage for both of you.

An all-inclusive package for couples with busy schedules. Enjoy a worry-free day with a garden venue, champagne toast, wedding cake, appetizers, pastries, cheese, fresh fruit, and more.


Venue with garden setting, Bridal floral arrangement, Boutonniere for the groom, Nuptial confectionery, Champagne bottle, Pair of relaxing massages, Accommodation for the night, Private dinner by candlelight in the room, Morning meal, Ceremony conductor, Confectionery and bubbly for the attendees.

Venue with Garden, Bouquet for the Bride, Boutonniere for the Groom, Toasts with Champagne, Drinks Without Alcohol, Cake for the Wedding, Assortment of Hors d’oeuvres, Arrangement for Buffet, Audio System with Surround Sound, Ceremony Leader.

Additional Info

Weekend bookings necessitate a reservation for two nights.

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8 Rustic Fall Wedding at Paniolo Ranch

8 Rustic Fall Wedding at Paniolo Ranch

Choosing Paniolo Ranch For Your Intimate Celebration

When we opt for an intimate gathering, selecting a venue like Paniolo Ranch, with its cozy indoor and outdoor options, is perfect for embracing the warmth and personalized touches that smaller weddings afford.

  • Located in Hill Country Texas with stunning views of rolling hills and oak trees
  • Onsite bed & breakfast provides comfortable lodging for guests
  • Family-owned and operated by Judy and Hunter, ensuring a personalized service
  • Specializes in ranch-style weddings with a relaxed atmosphere
  • Offers an onsite spa for relaxation and pampering
  • Situated on a sprawling 100-acre property featuring a picturesque lake
  • Enjoy hot tubs for ultimate relaxation

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10 Rustic Fall Wedding at Paniolo Ranch

10 Rustic Fall Wedding at Paniolo Ranch

Top Venue Spaces For a Small-Scale Affair

  1. The Reception Hall: Experience the epitome of elegance and charm in our reception hall. With its timeless design and versatile layout, our hall serves as the perfect canvas for bringing your wedding vision to life. Whether you envision a lavish banquet or an intimate gathering, our reception hall offers ample space to accommodate your needs. Adorned with exquisite décor and customizable lighting options, it sets the stage for a truly unforgettable celebration that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
  2. Ceremony Site with Hill Country Views: Exchange your vows amidst the breathtaking beauty of Hill Country views at our enchanting ceremony site. Nestled within nature’s embrace, our picturesque location offers a stunning backdrop for declaring your love and commitment. Surrounded by rolling hills and the serene tranquility of the countryside, this idyllic setting creates a romantic atmosphere that is truly unmatched. Whether you choose to say “I do” under the open sky or beneath a charming gazebo, your ceremony at our venue will be a cherished moment you’ll remember forever.
  3. Gardens: Lose yourself in the beauty of nature as you wander through our meticulously landscaped gardens. Bursting with vibrant colors, fragrant blooms, and lush greenery, our gardens provide a captivating backdrop for your wedding festivities. Whether you’re seeking a serene spot for wedding photos, a tranquil setting for cocktail hour, or a romantic space for an outdoor reception, our gardens offer endless possibilities. Let the natural beauty of our surroundings enchant you and create an enchanting ambiance for your special day.

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15 paniolo ranch destination wedding in texas

Planning Your Wedding in San Antonio

Vendor Selection for Cozy Nuptials

Carefully selecting vendors is key to perfecting the cozy nuptials we envision. For your small wedding in San Antonio, we can tap into our network of local professionals – from florists to photographers. Picking vendors who resonate with our intimate theme and understand the nuances of a smaller gathering will ensure our special day feels as effortless as it does momentous.

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17 paniolo ranch destination wedding in texas

Incorporating San Antonio Flavors and Traditions

Embracing San Antonio’s rich culture in your small wedding can make for a truly memorable event. We might infuse our menu with local Tex-Mex flavors or toast with a signature margarita. We could include a mariachi band for that festive touch or integrate a vibrant ‘callejoneada’, a Mexican wedding parade tradition. By incorporating San Antonio’s flavors and traditions, we ensure our wedding is not only a celebration of our union but also an homage to the vibrant heart of Texas.

7 Rustic Fall Wedding at Paniolo Ranch

7 Rustic Fall Wedding at Paniolo Ranch

FAQs: Everything You Need to Know About Small Weddings in San Antonio

What are some factors to consider when selecting small wedding venues in San Antonio?

Choosing ideal wedding locations for an intimate wedding demands thoughtful deliberation to make certain that it corresponds with your desired aesthetic and satisfies your logistical requirements. Here are several important factors to consider:

  1. Capacity: Make certain that the location has sufficient space to conveniently house the number of guests you plan to invite. Since you’re planning a small wedding, you’ll want a space that doesn’t feel overwhelmingly large but still has enough room for your guests to move around comfortably.
  2. Atmosphere: Reflect on the environment and design of the location. Look for a space that reflects your personal taste and wedding theme, whether it’s rustic, modern, traditional, or something in between. The ambiance of the venue can greatly enhance the overall experience for you and your guests.
  3. Location: Choose a venue that is convenient for both you and your guests to reach. Consider factors such as proximity to hotels, transportation options, and ease of access. Additionally, if you have a specific setting in mind (e.g., countryside, beach, urban), make sure the venue’s location aligns with your vision.
  4. Outdoor Spaces: If you’re considering an outdoor ceremony or reception, evaluate the available outdoor spaces at the venue. Ensure that there is a suitable area for your event, whether it’s a garden, patio, courtyard, or scenic overlook. Take into account elements like contingency measures for weather conditions and the availability of conveniences.
  5. Indoor Spaces: Even though you might be organizing a wedding in the open air, it’s advantageous to have the option of indoor facilities, particularly as a precaution against bad weather or as an alternative arrangement. Evaluate the indoor areas available for getting ready, dining, and mingling with guests.
  6. Facilities and Support: Reflect on the range of facilities and support that come with renting the event space. This may include tables, chairs, linens, audiovisual equipment, catering services, and staff assistance. Determine what is important to you and inquire about any additional fees for extra services.
  7. Flexibility: Look for a venue that offers flexibility in terms of setup options, decor policies, and vendor choices. Having the freedom to personalize the space according to your preferences can enhance the uniqueness of your wedding and make it truly memorable.
  8. Cost and Budget: Understand the venue’s pricing structure and how it fits into your overall wedding budget. In addition to the rental fee, consider any additional costs such as catering, decor, and entertainment. Be transparent about your budget from the beginning to avoid any surprises later on.
  9. Reviews and Recommendations: Research the venue thoroughly by reading reviews from past couples and visiting in person if possible. Ask for advice from acquaintances, relatives, or individuals in the wedding industry who are familiar with the location. Their insights can help you make an informed decision.

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13 bethany caleb wedding at paniolo ranch

What makes San Antonio ideal for small weddings?

San Antonio’s fusion of historic sites, picturesque landscapes, and vibrant culture makes it an ideal spot for small weddings. Intimate venues abound, offering personal celebrations against a backdrop of Texan charm. Moreover, the city’s size allows for a range of activities, ensuring that our guests enjoy a full experience beyond just the ceremony. Its unique ambiance provides a warm, memorable setting that feels both grand and intimately personal.

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41 paniolo ranch pink pastel wedding in the hill country texas

How do I find the perfect small wedding venue in San Antonio?

Finding the perfect small wedding venue in San Antonio involves a blend of research and personal visits. Begin by identifying what speaks to you—a historic setting, a lush garden, or an artsy space. Then, reach out to venues to check on availability and services. Utilize online tools and reviews to narrow down options, but ultimately, visit venues to get a feel for the space personally. The right venue will resonate with you, seamlessly fitting into the vision of your wedding day.

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Are there any other venues nearby?

Yes, some other venues include Valencia Riverwalk, The Oaks Chapel, and La Villita.

wedding couple under an Oak Tree in the lawn at Paniolo Ranch

wedding couple under an Oak Tree in the lawn at Paniolo Ranch

What are some nearby places and attractions?

  • New Braunfels
  • Boerne
  • Alamo City
  • Victorian Texas
  • Garden Ridge
  • West Texas
Cute Donkeys with couple at a Paniolo Ranch Wedding

Cute Donkeys with couple at a Paniolo Ranch Wedding

Apart from elopement packages which other packages do you offer?

Venue-Only Package

  • Rental Hours from 10 AM to 12 Midnight, allowing for 5 hours of event time within the rental period
  • Flexibility to Bring Your Vendors to tailor your wedding experience to your preferences
  • Outdoor Stone Altar Ceremony Site with breathtaking views overlooking the lake and hills
  • Interior Banquet Hall, effortlessly transitions to an expansive terrace that provides stunning panoramic views.
  • Circular Tables with a 60-inch Diameter and Elegant Chiavari Seating, provide ample space for as many as 260 attendees.
  • Available Registration, Present, Banquet, and Beverage Stations for your comfort
  • Bridal and Groom’s Preparation Chambers, provide a tranquil area for getting ready
  • Gas fire bowls and water features are spread across the exquisitely designed grounds, contributing to the atmosphere and allure.
  • Stage and Occasion Illumination to establish the ideal ambiance for your festivity.
  • Catering Kitchen equipped to meet the needs of your chosen caterer
  • Ice Machine available for your beverage needs
  • Projector and Screen for visual presentations or slideshows
  • Ample Parking for your guests’ convenience
  • Two-Hour Photo Shoot for Engagement to record cherished memories in anticipation of your major life event
  • Surround Sound and Public Address System for impeccably clear sound during orations and musical performances.
  • Manager On Duty to oversee the smooth operation of your event
  • Ideal for weddings with 100 or more guests, ensuring ample space and amenities for your celebration
52 Breathtaking wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Paniolo Ranch wedding venue in Boerne TX

52 Breathtaking wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Paniolo Ranch wedding venue in Boerne TX

All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

Package Names

Eat, Sleep, and Be Married

Bells & Banquets


Perfect for intimate weddings with up to 34 guests, this package includes B&B accommodations for 26 guests, a garden ceremony, and a seated dinner.

An all-inclusive package designed for intimate weddings, covering ceremony, reception, and catering needs.


– All 5 B&B accommodations for 26 guests – Garden ceremony venue – Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere – Seated dinner for 26 – Wedding cake – Tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, and floral centerpieces – Continental breakfast – Buffet-style departure breakfast – Officiant – Bartender and waitstaff

– Outdoor ceremony site – Indoor reception hall – Buffet dinner – Bride and groom wedding cakes – Floral arrangements – Bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere – Dressing rooms – Day-of-coordinator – Chiavari chairs and guest tables – Cake and bridal table – Set-up and clean-up – Theatrical and event lighting – Officiant – Bartenders – Security

Additional Info

– Maximum capacity of 34 guests – Does not include photographer & DJ – Start and end times vary per season

– Maximum capacity of 120 guests

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32 Wedding Photos at Paniolo Ranch in the Texas Hill Country

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Contacting Paniolo Ranch is your gateway to discovering the magic and charm of our breathtaking venue nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate wedding, a romantic getaway, or a memorable event surrounded by nature’s beauty, our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way. For inquiries, bookings, or to schedule a tour of our stunning property, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by clicking the button below and filling out our website form.

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