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?
We have a large, comprehensive preferred vendors list of regional vendors that have proven to provide excellent services. We require that you use a catering company from our preferred catering list as well as our in house floral and rental company. Bartending services must be acquired through Wildwood Event Productions or your caterer. If there is a vendor that you are interested in using that is not on our list, we are open to review their policies and credentials to see if they would be a good match at the ranch! All other vendors may be selected from our vendor’s list or elsewhere. In order to ensure a quality event, no disposables are allowed for the reception dinner.

Photo by Debra Gulbas Photography, Austin

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!

Do 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 provide one on-site manager and one golf cart driver at each event including your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony and Reception.

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?
Your caterer or hired staff is responsible for all breakdown unless other arrangements have been made.

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?
Yes, a security guard is required from the time alcohol is served until the end of the event.

Can we rent the ranch out just for one night?
We now offer 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!”

Is a professional Wedding Coordinator required?
Yes. We require that you have a professional wedding coordinator to run your rehearsal and all events on your wedding day. Although our inhouse coordinators know the property best, we do also allow outside wedding coordinators with a valid website and references !

Is Wedding Insurance required?
Yes. Our commercial insurance provider requires that our clients provide their own wedding insurance. You may purchase a policy on WedSafe.com which usually runs between $100-$200.

Are there ample accommodations near Rancho Mirando for our guests?
Yes! There are ample hotels in Blanco, Canyon Lake, Wimberley and San Marcos that can comfortably accommodate your guests. We also recommend considering vacation home rentals in the area! You can find a whole list of recommended hotels and rental homes on the “Accommodations” page.

 Is there a Catholic Church nearby?
Yes! St Thomas Catholic Church in Canyon Lake (830) 964-3497 and St.Mary’s Catholic Church in Wimberley (512) 847-9181 are both located near Rancho Mirando.

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