This past December I was able to shoot out at Stone Oak Ranch for the first time. It’s a fantastic venue and knew right away that I wanted to run a little interview with them. Rhonda was nice enough to answer a few of my questions. They do a fantastic job taking care of their brides so if you are looking for a place to get married in the Murchison area then you have to consider them.
How did you guys get started, how long have you been doing this?
We got started when I couldn’t find my sister a place to get married. I joke I was having a mid-life crisis & needed a boyfriend, a motorcycle, or a new job. A new job won out & we opened in April 2010!!
What is your favorite part about your job?
The creativity is by far my favorite part. Every wedding is as unique as the bride & groom. I like to try new ideas & “think outside the box!”
What is the craziest thing that has ever happened at your venue? (This of course does not mean that you were responsible for the crazy.)
we are in the country & our neighbors have a bassett hound that likes to visit during weddings….we normally are on the lookout & catch him on the way over, but one time he slipped by us & joined in on the father-daughter dance.
What are some things brides should look for when looking for a venue?
A place that fits her & her fiances’ personality! Where do they feel comfortable, weddings should be fun, you are hosting one of the biggest parties of your life! Next, the not so fun part, is budget, the villa in Southern France may not work! Finally time of year, inside vs outside, inclement weather plans, packaging, most of all….be flexible.
What is something unique to your venue that you are extra proud of?
I love our outdoor chapel. The one thing I told everyone was “I’m not a gazebo girl…” my best friend’s husband came up with the design & built it for the ranch!
Anything else you wanna say?
Just remember no wedding is perfect and the things that “go wrong” will make the best stories on your anniversaries! Most of all, it’s truly about marrying the person you love & starting a new life together, ….even if the cake is not perfect, or it rains, you still have each other through the good & bad.
Also, here are about 3.2 million photos from a recent wedding I shot out there. :)
Here is all of their contact info.
Stone Oak Ranch
10204 CR 3807
Murchison, TX 75778
Also, look for this spread from Kristi & Kiley’s wedding in the next issue of The Wedded Bliss.