About Our Venue

Welcome to The Reserve at Dancing Elk a secluded luxury ranch conveniently located between Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Travel deep into the heart of South Texas for your wedding at Reserve at Dancing Elk Ranch located in Mathis, Texas.

Our 1700-acre sprawling ranch is a serene, well-planned venue for a grand destination wedding location that you and your guests will never forget.

We feature three main event spaces plus lodging and food for out-of-town guests. The grounds are kept meticulously trimmed and landscaped with plenty of stone features to make pleasing backdrops for stunning pictures.

Our experienced team of event planning professionals will provide you with a personalized success plan for your dream event and make it a priority to please you and your guests on this very special day!

Our success plans take the stress out of event planning and give you the peace of mind and space to truly celebrate the occasion! Contact us today to learn more about our hassle-free venue options.

The Reserve At Dancing Elk is your destination for any event including:

  • Baby Showers
  • Bachelor Parties
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Bridal Showers
  • Conferences
  • Corporate Meetings/Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Luncheons
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Retreats
  • Reunions
  • Weddings
  • Quinceañeras
  • And More!

Unique & Versatile Venue Options

Packages starting at $3,000 -$6,000

Reserve Event Hall

Fit up to 700 guests in this 16,000 square foot, air-conditioned hall that resembles a massive barn. There are several entries and doors to adjacent pavilions and a grand entryway with stairs to an elegantly detailed and thoughtful bridal loft for makeup and dressing. Drape the event hall with sheer fabrics in your color choice or string bistro lights to enhance the theme of your event.

The Event Hall

Humble enough to suit a small country-style wedding and glamorous enough to put on an elegant, modern show. There is a dance floor and a small stage and a commercial kitchen is included in the space.

Covered Outdoor Pavilion

The covered pavilion has a finished patio-style floor, measures 4,900 square feet and includes a fire/fountain feature. Use it for your ceremony or an open-air cocktail reception for around 100 to 150 guests.

Uncovered Outdoor Patio

This patio measures 1,200 square feet and comes with a kitchen and fireplace for an intimate place to celebrate. It holds up to 50 friends and loved ones.

What Our Venue Package Includes:

  • Venue Access: 12pm-12am
  • (25) 72’ round tables= 10 chairs/ table
  • 250 gold Chiavari chairs
  • (4) rectangular conference tables ( 6ft or 8ft): 1head Table, 1 Gift table, 1 Cake table & 1 Sign-in table
  • China, flatware, and goblet glass 9oz for water, tea, lemonade, punch
  • End of Night Cleaning
  • Linens with napkins (brown or ivory burlap)
  • Photo Access to Ranch and Event Center (by appt only)
  • 250 white ceremony chairs for outside covered patio

Other Venue Features

Custom Menu Options

Adult Plates $15.95 and up   –   Child Plates $5.99 and up

The menu selections for wedding events may be served buffet style or plated and include choices like the down-to-earth South Texas Service, featuring comfort foods like cookout fixings, meatloaf and smoked Texas barbecue. Fancier dinners include entrees like apricot chicken, filet mignon medallions and lemon herb salmon.

Vegetarian options are available along with Dessert options to include, but not limited to: chocolate dipped strawberries, peach cobbler, and Oreo cheesecake.

Reserve at Dancing Elk Ranch offers in-house catering and bar services only. The venue provides some event rentals and helps find local vendors to furnish the items they don’t have on hand for wedding events.

TABC Certified

All alcoholic beverages will be purchased and consumed within the facilities ONLY.

Beautiful Lodging Accommodations

Pricing $400 and up

Two lodges and a cottage available for overnight reservations.

(**All lodging equipped with full kitchens.)

  • Main Lodge $600 – sleeps 24
  • Rustic Lodge $400 – sleeps 12
  • Orange Cottage $500 – sleeps 6

Unique Photo Opportunities

The facility and lodges backup to an African pasture that offers natural perks, such as being within sight of wildlife like elk, zebras, ostriches and oryx.

Hunting and Skeet Shooting available on site

Perfect Destination for a short drive to the beach, fishing in the Gulf, hunting or just to be surrounded by nature.

Clients who are not booking at The Reserve

Photo Access for Ranch and Event Center $300 up to 6 people
(By appt only and must end no later than 8pm)

Amenities & Details

  • Handicap Accessible
  • Liability Insurance
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Reception Area
  • Ceremony Area

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