FAQ

What is the best way to contact Rancho Mirando?

You may call us at 512-826-7847. You may email us at Leslie@RanchoMirando.com. If we miss your call, someone will respond to your message within 24 hours (except during holidays or wedding weekends, of course.)

Do you have private tours?
We take the time to give personalized tours to each of our interested brides and their families so that we may answer any specific questions they may have during their visit. Each tour takes about 1 hour.  Please contact us to set up a tour.

What is Rancho Mirando’s capacity?
Our reception hall can accommodate up to 200 guests comfortably. The hacienda can accommodate up to 16 overnight guests. Sorry, no camping on the premises is allowed. There may be a wild creature in your tent in the morning!!

Can I hold my wedding in the lavender field and orchard? 

Our lavender and olive grove is gorgeous! It is available for your viewing pleasure from the Hacienda; however, the grove is a part of less than 5 acres of the ranch that is not open to the public due to its commercial use for agriculture purposes.

Does Rancho Mirando require that we use a vendor from their preferred vendors list?
While Rancho Mirando does have a preferred vendors list prepared for your convenience, we do not require that you use any specific caterer or other vendor besides our in-house floral and rental company. To ensure a quality event, no disposables may be used for the reception dinner.We do require that the caterer(s) of your choice have General Liability insurance, Health Department permits, and an adequate plan for staffing, setup, and cleanup of event prior to approval.  This is a relatively painless process, so don’t fret!

If I make a reservation, do you require a deposit?
Yes, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total Use Fee is required to reserve your wedding or rental booking.  The balance (50%) is due no later than 90 days prior to the event.

Is there a cleaning and security deposit?
Yes, a refundable $1,500.00 Cleaning and Security Deposit is required no later than 30 days prior to the event.  This deposit will be refunded within 7 days after the event as long as no property damage has occurred, and the property and all rental items are returned in the condition in which they were rented.

Do you have special services for people who have trouble walking the property?
Yes.  We provide 1 golf cart and 1 driver for all events in the case that a guest requires help from wedding site to reception site.

What is your alcohol policy?
The user (you!), caterer or event planner may purchase alcohol and the caterer or event planner may serve alcohol if the caterer or party planner carries liquor liability insurance coverage, TABC certification, and a copy of their policy is on file with Rancho Mirando. Sorry, no cash bars allowed on the premises. We apologize for the inconvenience.  Your safety and the safety of your guests is our primary concern!

Are pets welcome at Rancho Mirando?
Yes!  All non-aggressive pets are welcome at the ranch. Please keep in mind we have free roaming turkeys, peacocks, quail and other animals on the property. If you are concerned that your pet may attack any of our animals, please watch them closely and keep them on a leash.  Thank you!

FAQ_SvetlanaDo you have Internet access?
Yes. High-speed wireless Internet access is available inside the hacienda.

Do you have satellite access at the ranch?
Yes.  We have satellite access on most of our TVs as well as DVD players with DVDs, board games, books, puzzles, pool toys and more to keep you and your guests entertained!

What kind of parking is available for my event?
Parking is available for all events, but Valet is encouraged for parties over 100.

Are Rancho Mirando staff members available during an event?
Yes. We will have at least 1 staff member present at each event including your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony and Reception. We also have a 24/7 on call ranch hand in the event that you need immediate assistance.

Who sets up the rental equipment?
Rancho Mirando  can set up all tables and chairs the morning of your wedding event for an additional fee.  Setting up additional rental equipment from outside companies, as well as decorating and creating place settings on included tables is the responsibility of your hired help, caterers or planner’s staff. Or, we will be happy to perform these tasks for an additional fee.

Who is responsible for cleaning and breakdown of the rental equipment?
Our staff will break down all tables and chairs after your event is over for an additional fee. Your caterer or hired staff is responsible for all other breakdown.

Can my vendor come prior to our rental time in order to set up our event?
Sure!  No problem.  Please have your vendor email or call us to setup an early entry.

Are sparklers allowed?
Yes! Sparklers are permitted!  Sorry, no sparkler use is permitted during county burn bans.  Birdseed and bubbles are also allowed. Sorry, Chinese Lanterns are strictly prohibited.

Is security required?
No.  Security is not required for events at Rancho Mirando. However, our staff and the TABC servers have the right to ask any guest that is severely intoxicated or unruly to leave the premises with the help of a sober guest or hired driver.

Can we rent the ranch out just for one night?
We now offer day, 1 night and 2 night packages!

Do I really have to wear comfortable shoes?
We’ve learned the hard way that comfortable, sturdy shoes make your time at Rancho Mirando much more enjoyable, and mention this throughout the website. The terrain is rocky and heels aren’t recommended. It’s not just a Texas thing. We’re being practical when we say, “Bring your boots!”

[Photos: main, Jason Hicks | right, Matthew Danser | left, Svetlana Photography]