About Cricket Hill Ranch

Cricket Hill Ranch is a one-of-a-kind event venue located in Dripping Springs, Texas. Designed specifically for events, it offers amenities you won’t find anywhere else in South Texas.

At Cricket Hill Ranch we aim to deliver an unmatchable event experience to everyone who passes through our gates. We ensure that every guest and group that ventures to our hidden corner of the Hill Country is able to relax and enjoy our beautiful ranch to the fullest. Our event coordinators and staff produce private events in a stunning and stress-free way that enhances your adventures, rather than interrupting them.

The sunsets here seem to go on forever, and the peacefulness of the space is so quiet the only thing you can hear in the evenings are the crickets. Once you experience it, you’ll immediately see why Cricket Hill Ranch is indeed a very special place. Cricket-Hill-Ranch-Red-Bird-small


The best decision I made during the wedding planning process was choosing Cricket Hill Ranch for my venue. I looked at over 10 venues and none made me feel that spark of magic I was looking for. From the first second I saw Cricket Hill Ranch in person, I knew this would be my venue. When we first met April, the owner of the venue, she made us feel SO welcomed. She clearly is in this business because she wants her brides to have the most special day possible, and when the day of came around, she made sure my day was exactly what I wanted it to be. ~ Courtney Sprague


Read more reviews…


Whether you are celebrating a wedding, an anniversary, a family gathering, a corporate retreat or any other important event, Cricket Hill Ranch has the perfect location for you. From our 1000 square foot Great Room, to our Outdoor Patio, including our huge Event Barn, you have so many exquisite choices.


The Great Room

Make your grand entrance into the Great Room from the circle staircase. This spacious 1,000 square foot room will seat 160 guests comfortably. We realize the Texas heat can be unforgiving so we built our Great Room with that in mind… The massive wall of windows will enable your guests to enjoy the beautiful outdoor views while they stay cool inside.


The Barn

Don’t forget The Barn. We have a 40 x 40 barn with four huge roll up doors so you can enjoy the Texas breeze while comfortably seated in the shade. Or perhaps you would like to utilize the space for your first Texas style barn dance. Did we mention the view? The view from the Barn is amazing! You decide how you want to use this little treasure.



The West Lawn

We can accommodate up to 300 guests on our West Lawn. This beautifully landscaped lawn is perfect in its own right, but when you add in the back drop of the Texas Hill Country and famous sunsets… you just can’t beat it.



The Outdoor Patio & Deck

The Outdoor Patio is the perfect spot for your guests to enjoy cocktails while you take photos. Our new yard deck is a great place for your first dance, toast or group photo!



The West Terrace

For a more intimate event we offer the West Terrace, with seating for up to 50 guests upstairs.


“My son got married at Cricket Hill in March and what an awesome wedding it was!! The venue is absolutely beautiful! The Great Room and The Barn held all our friends and family comfortably and WOW- what a sunset! Its spectacular and proved a gorgeous backdrop for a beautiful, serene ceremony. The Bride and Groom quarters were so relaxing for all involved that day- we had all the comforts of a 5 star hotel. I cant forget to mention April and her husband Todd. They were so kind, organized, and so very helpful with every aspect of the wedding, including our rehearsal dinner we had there as well. My family and I are so thankful for them and for Cricket Hill Ranch! It’s definitely a hidden treasure in The Hill Country!” ~ Jacki Turner


Read more reviews…

About Us

After spending almost 10 years looking for just the right spot, Our founder, April McLaughlin, a 5th generation Texan, recognized the beauty of this Hill Country jewel that has become known as Cricket Hill Ranch or ‘ The Hill ‘ for short.

We are here simply to provide you a beautiful, peaceful, stress-free environment for your special event.

We have nearly 13,000 square feet of facility that will make you feel like we built it just for you… because we did.

We have a great big family and even more wonderful friends, and we would ALL like to welcome you to our home, Cricket Hill Ranch.

We know you’ll feel the sweet spirit of this special place in Texas….

Come see us!  Cricket-Hill-Ranch-Red-Bird-small