It’s no secret that Happy H Ranch stands out from all the other Texas wedding venues. What other ranch has a giant cross overlooking the magnificent Hill Country or a hitching post with a breathtaking view? Or what other ranch sits on acres upon acres of hills upon hills? Happy H Ranch has been captivating engaged couples and Hill Country fanatics from the beginning. It’s well known for its beauty and better known for its helpful, friendly staff. However, throughout the years, Happy H Ranch has managed to stay one of a kind. We’ve decided to let you in on some of the most unique qualities about Happy H Ranch. Here are the top five:
1. Home To Exotic Wildlife
In addition to hosting weddings and events, Happy H Ranch still remains to serve purpose as a working ranch for the exotic wildlife, Angus cattle and alpacas that reside on the eclectic ranch.
2. 75 Foot Tall, 34 Foot Wide Cross
The Cross at Forgiveness Hill is perhaps one of the most majestic elements of Kendall County. Rising 75 foot tall and spreading 34 foot wide, the Cross delivers an unforgettable promise of love and serenity as it overlooks the vast Hill Country. The story behind the Cross is as amazing as the sensational symbol itself. In 2003, Happy H Ranch original owner, Guy Hughes, Sr., was diagnosed with cancer. To honor his father and beliefs, Guy’s son, Bud, built the Cross with his father and locals to complement the Hill Country’s mesmerizing skyline in 2004. Soon enough, Guy became cancer-free and returned home to Happy H Ranch. To this day, the Cross remains to be a focal point of weddings and religious events. The Cross can even be spotted towering the Hill Country at night due to floodlights that illuminate the magnificent piece.
3. Ridin’ in Style
The transportation at Happy H Ranch is a view in itself. The staff works the ranch in fashion cruising around in Happy H Ranch’s yellow VW Thing. The 1970’s classic belongs to the ranch owners, Bud and Julie Hughes, and is the perfect combination of vintage cruising meets Texas fun in the sun. If guests are lucky, they can sneak a peak at the VW classic! The VW Thing is also offered in Happy H Ranch’s wedding package as a “Get Away” vehicle for fake exits!
4. Rustic Romance at the Bunk Haus
For those who want to enjoy the rustic romance of their big day a little longer, the Bunk Haus is the perfect accommodation. The Bunk Haus sleeps four adults in two spacious bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed and private bath. A full-sized kitchen, wraparound porch and spectacular view of the Cross at Forgiveness Hill are also a few of the many amenities the Bunk Haus has to offer. Why stop at an incredible wedding? Let you and your spouse’s moment last a little longer at the Bunk Haus and have an incredible weekend!
5. You Become Part of the Happy H Ranch Family
From ceremonies at the Hitching Post to receptions at the Barn Event Center, Happy H Ranch has hosted a plethora of weddings. To ensure couples feel that their wedding is as unique as their relationship, Happy H Ranch makes a point to host only one wedding per weekend, so couples know it’s about them and their big day. When it comes to weddings, Happy H Ranch goes all out with its stunning venues, exceptional local vendors, friendly staff and much more. Details matter, and Happy H Ranch makes sure all details are given an abundance of attention. Paying attention to detail makes for a great relationship. That is why Happy H Ranch’s couples still keep in touch with the owners and staff long after their wedding.
“Our brides and grooms still stop by Happy H Ranch after their weddings to see us. We keep up with them and vice versa,” said Bud Hughes, Happy H Ranch owner.
It’s the family relationship that Happy H Ranch cultivates with its guests that keeps people coming back for more. In fact, in September 2017, Happy H Ranch will be hosting a party for all the nuptials that have gotten married there since 2011. It’s practically a family reunion, but way more romantic and fun!
From fantastic venues to a classic car, there’s no question that Happy H Ranch has a lot to offer. Each special detail of Happy H Ranch only builds more and more of its personality, attracting people from all over to witness and be a part of its enticing legacy. Happy H Ranch continues to get better with age as it brings a romantic, rustic atmosphere to the already breathtaking natural elements that engulf it. However, even in the vast Hill Country, Happy H Ranch can still be spotted in its entirety of its unique beauty. There truly isn’t another wedding venue quite like Happy H Ranch.