Austin software entrepreneur, Steven Ray, has opened his estate to vacation rental and group functions. Gated, secure, private, and zoned for visitors, enjoy this native ranch setting on five acres of natural Hill Country landscape.


Frequently Asked Questions


What is provided with my wedding package?

If the Laurel Package is chosen:

  • Ceremonial site

  • Reception area

  • White wedding chairs

  • 60” round tables

  • PA system

  • 6 private bedrooms and 12 beds

  • Outdoor string lighting

  • 20’ x 40’ tent ($200 setup fee)

  • Linens ($10 per)

If the Juniper Package is chosen:

  • All Laurel Package amenities

  • Use of the Party Barn

  • 8,000 sq ft lawn for tables and seating

  • 1,200 sq ft covered barn space with restroom

  • 1,000 sq ft dance floor

  • DJ/Band stage

  • Outdoor string lighting

If the Live Oak Package is chosen:

  • All Laurel Package amenities

  • Use of the Wedding Factory

  • 5,000 sq ft of air conditioned event space

  • Large built-in bar

  • Pool table

  • Party lighting

  • Dance floor

  • Restrooms

  • PA system

How do I book?

Contact Steven Ray at 512-694-5138 or email hudsonbendranch@gmail.com

What do I need to provide for?

  • Catering. Our commercial kitchen is available for guest use.

  • Alcohol. All alcohol must be served by bonded bartendering service.

  • Table centerpieces.

  • Photography.

  • Flowers. You can harvest zinnias from our garden in season.

Can I customize my wedding?

Yes, we are flexible with booking packages. Just ask!

Are pets allowed?

Yes, we love pets at Hudson Bend Ranch! We even have had them participate in weddings. We also have a kennel.

How many guests can you accommodate?

  • Up to 20 overnight guests

  • Up to 75 guests for the Laurel Package

  • Up to 125 guests for the Juniper Package

  • Up to 175 guests for the Live Oak Package

What parking is provided?

  • Hudson Bend Ranch has parking for 30 cars.

  • Wedding Factory has parking for 60 cars.

  • If your car count exceeds these numbers, we encourage carpooling, ride shares, or shuttle.

Is there lodging nearby?

Yes, there are several options within a 10 minute drive. Feel free to ask us for recommendations!

What are the music restrictions?

  • For the Laurel and Juniper Packages, music is max 90 dB with shutdown at 10:30pm.

  • For the Live Oak Package, no restrictions.