Fair Oaks Ranch:
A Gracious Hill Country Location
Just outside of San Antonio, a mere “hop, skip and a jump” off of Interstate 10, rests a Hill Country haven of beauty and charm. Surrounded by looming oak trees and dappled with miniature crepe myrtles, the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club is a timeless destination of Texas style and magic and the perfect setting for your wedding.
“We pride ourselves on being a gracious Hill Country location,” says wedding specialist, Amber Smith, at Fair Oaks. “We offer a variety of settings within our club, and each is as unique and captivating as the other.”
Originally part of a working ranch, the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club has indeed maintained its old-world craftsmanship while creating a first class venue. The clubhouse is built of native Hill Country rock, and inside its 20,000 square feet lays rich mahogany paneling, wrought iron stair rails and chandeliers, and elegant furnishings comfortably perched on forest green carpeting.
Three separate dining areas, each with their own distinct personality, await guests. Separated from the outdoors only by a wrap-around glass atrium, the Oak Leaf Lounge offers a full bar and a charming view of the Hill Country setting, while The Main Dining room is adorned with crystal chandeliers, beautifully refined tapestries, and hand-crafted woodwork. The club’s ballroom is awe-inspiring in and of itself, with its opulent window treatments, private bar, and seating for groups as large as 300.
Yet at Fair Oaks Ranch, the diversity within the clubhouse is only the beginning. Surrounding the club is a superbly green lawn, perfect for tented events day or night. Furthermore, a spacious deck can accommodate 200 to 400 guests while providing a dazzling Hill Country backdrop of rolling hills and sunsets. Last but not least, three separate courtyards are perfect for cocktails, brunches and other pre-wedding festivities.
“Sometimes the most difficult decision our brides have to make is just where they want to have their ceremony and reception,” Smith says with a laugh.
Smith is sure to ease any bride’s worries. “We can be as involved in the planning as a bride wishes,” she says of her staff. “We are extremely detail-oriented, and we are well acquainted with various vendors in our area and are always happy to make recommendations.”
Brides meet with Smith directly for a tour of the club as well as a discussion of their service options and menus. “We offer a very eclectic and versatile menu,” she says, “and our chef is extremely talented with ice carvings.” Indeed, photographs of recent ice carvings include everything from cowboy boots to elegant swans to the back of a Volkswagen “bug.”
“Our goal is simple - to make a couple’s wedding day as memorable and amazing as they had hoped – and maybe even more so,” Smith says.
With its captivating atmosphere, top-notch service, and extraordinary menus, the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club is sure to do just that.