FAQ

Q: How long do we get to use the Venue?

You will have full use of the facility for 15 hours on the day of your event (from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.)  All guests must be off the premises by 12 a.m., therefore music must stop and the bar will close no later than 11:30 p.m.

Q: How many guests can Canyonwood Ridge hold?

Canyonwood Ridge was designed for 300 guests maximum. Our Reception Hall can comfortably seat 300 guests while still allowing space for a band, dance floor, buffet, and cake table. This also allows the Chapel to be designated as a "Plan B" for up to 300 capacity. If the ceremony is held outdoors, the Chapel can be utilized as "flex space" for cocktail hour, photo booths, buffet, lounge area, poker tables, etc. Our venue can hold weddings for over 500 by using the Chapel as a seating area for the reception. If you have an invite list over 350, please contact us and we can advise you of options.

Q: Where is Canyonwood Ridge located?

We are located at 250 South Canyonwood Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Austin.  We are easy to locate with an entrance just off of Highway 290, about 2 miles west of the Trudy's on Highway 290 and about 5 miles east of downtown Dripping Springs.

Q: What hotels are close to Canyonwood Ridge?

The Venue is approximately 20 minutes from hotels in downtown Austin. Click here for a list of hotels and lodging options near the venue.

Q: Does Canyonwood Ridge provide any tables and chairs for the Venue?

We provide 300 Chiavari Chairs for the ceremony and an additional 300 Chiavari Chairs for the reception. We also provide 40 60-inch rounds, 20 8-foot rectangular tables, 10 cocktail tables, and 2 6-foot rectangular tables.

Q: Do you provide set-up and break-down of tables and chairs?

We provide break-down of chairs and tables along with clean-up at the end of the event. If you utilize one of our preferred caterers, they will set up tables and chairs at NO CHARGE, and they can provide linen rentals. 

Q: Do I need to dispose of trash at the end of the event?

No.  We will have a clean-up crew onsite to dispose of trash at the end of the event. 

However, we do require that you hire a licensed caterer who is responsible for bussing of tables for the duration of your event.  Guests often do not clean up after themselves and nothing will ruin all of your hard work and beautiful décor more than tables full of dirty cups and plates (this includes disposable and real plates).  

Q: Who manages the music during the ceremony?

Canyonwood Ridge is NOT responsible for coordination of music. Our Venue is equipped with outlets at the outdoor ceremony site to power DJ speakers, and the Chapel has built-in speakers where music can be played and managed by your DJ or day-of-coordinator.

Q: Does Canyonwood Ridge have dressing rooms?

Yes.  The Venue has a 300 square foot bridal suite with nearby access to the women's restroom and views of the outdoor ceremony site. The Venue also has a separate groomsroom.

Q: Can I visit Canyonwood Ridge for a tour?

You can schedule a tour by contacting our office:

info@canyonwoodridge.com

512-829-7029

You must be accompanied by staff while touring the venue.

Q: What does it cost to rent the Venue?

The rental rate varies depending on the day of the week.  Please visit our Pricing page, or if you want to see if a specific date is available please check out our Calendar.  Canyonwood Ridge does NOT offer seasonal rates primarily because our Chapel provides an indoor ceremony site. 

Q: How do the deposits work?

Payment schedule is as follows:

A 25% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of the Base Rental amount is due upon execution of the rental agreement.
The next 25% NON- REFUNDABLE deposit will be due 9 months prior to the Event Date, or at the date of booking if that date is less than 9 months from the Event Date.
The next 25% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due 3 months prior to the Event Date.
The final 25% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit must be made 30 days prior to the Event Date.

Every payment made to Canyonwood Ridge is NON-REFUNDABLE. You will be invoiced for each payment due, so don’t worry about trying to figure out when to pay.  A charge of $50 will be assessed for any check returned for insufficient funds.  Canyonwood Ridge reserves the right to charge late fees for payments not made on time.

Q: Do you offer a payment plan?

Payments for the Venue are due in installments of 25% increments.  Security Deposit will be due 30 days prior to your Event Date along with your last deposit.  Payments for use of the bar are also due during your final walk-through approximately 30 days before your event date. 

Q: What happens if I have to cancel my event?

All deposits are non-refundable.  Only exceptions are in the event of a death of the bride or groom, or military deployment, or if the Venue incurs damages that cannot be repaired in time for the event.  Otherwise, there are NO refunds on deposits made to Canyonwood Ridge.  Please check with your insurance carrier for specific details on Wedding Liability Insurance and/or Wedding and Event Cancellation Insurance.

Q: What if it rains?

With the weather in Central Texas, wedding planners will commonly say that you need to love your plan B!  Canyonwood Ridge is the only Venue in central Texas with a built-in Plan B, a Chapel that many couples are choosing as their Plan A!  No need for worrying about having to flip a room or if weather doesn't cooperate that the backdrop of your ceremony isn't what you envisioned. 

We have a 3,000 square foot indoor Chapel with capacity for 300 (including bridal party) that was built specifically to hold ceremonies indoors and protected from the weather elements.  The Chapel enables a picturesque indoor ceremony site protected against the weather by "bringing the outside in" through large windows and lots of natural light, but also allows multi-use of that space when the ceremony is outdoors (e.g. cocktail hour, cigar bar, photo booth, poker tables, quiet space separated from the reception hall, etc.)

Q: When can I have my rehearsal?

One hour for rehearsal is included in the contract, and can be scheduled 45 days prior to your event date (pending availability and scheduled around other booked events.) If there is a wedding the day before your event, you can choose to hold your rehearsal either (1) the day of your wedding or (2) off-site the day before your wedding.  No rehearsal dinners are allowed at Canyonwood Ridge.

Q: May we take engagement or bridal pictures at Canyonwood Ridge?

One hour for engagement or bridal portraits is included in the contract. This can be done by appointment on Mondays-Thursdays only while the Venue is not in use.  Canyonwood Ridge reserves the right to reschedule the portraits to another unused date and time if we book an event that conflicts with your portrait session.

Q: Do you have a Preferred Vendor List?

Yes. These are vendors that we feel provide exceptional service, and in no event does Canyonwood Ridge receive any fees/rebates/kick-backs for referring them. Please refer to the Vendors page for a list of preferred vendors.

Q: Can I Use My Own Caterer/Florist/Decorator?

Yes, however we highly encourage you to use our preferred vendors, as they have worked at Canyonwood Ridge many times and consistently provide a good experience. The catering company you select MUST have their Department of Health Certificate and be insured. Any vendor doing decorating also must be insured.

Q: Can I provide my own alcohol?

Canyonwood Ridge allows clients to provide their own hard alcohol; however, we do require that all alcohol is served by a TABC-certified bartender from the venue's preferred third-party bartending company.   

Canyonwood Ridge provides Beer, Wine, and Champagne as part of your Bar Package along with several other items that you will need for the bar.  We will discuss options and pricing of your Bar Package and Alcohol Agreement during your tour of the Venue.

Q: Can my vendors deliver items the day before/pick up items the next day?

All personal items, rentals, and vendor items must be delivered and loaded out on the day of your event.  If there is not an event scheduled the day before/after your event, you may have the option to have your items delivered/picked up at a different time but this must be approved in writing by Canyonwood Ridge during your final walk-through 30-45 days before your event.

Q: Where Do We Park?

Canyonwood Ridge has over 80 designated paved parking spaces, and plenty of room for overflow parking for larger events.

Q: Does the Venue Permit Smoking?

Canyonwood Ridge is a NON SMOKING Venue.  We ask that all individuals smoke at least 50 feet away from the Venue.  Please also respect the grounds and dispose of any and all cigarettes.

Q: Do you have more than one event at a time?

No.  Canyonwood Ridge is your Venue from 9am to Midnight.  Canyonwood Ridge does reserve the right to perform tours of the venue up until 12:00pm on the event date and will not disrupt any setup of the event.

Q: Is there a discounted rate for reception only events?

No.  Because we are committed to only hosting one event per day we do not offer a discount for reception only events.

Q: Do you require a day-of-coordinator?

No, but Canyonwood Ridge strongly encourages you to hire at least a "day-of-coordinator", or have someone who is extremely organized and familiar with weddings to help with logistics on the day of your wedding. Our staff provides month-of coordination services for a fee and they have vast planning experience to address a range of issues, and most importantly, are very familiar with the Venue in order to optimize your set-up and decorating design.