Thinking about a Texas Ranch Wedding

Thinking about a Texas Ranch Wedding 1000 665 Pedrotti's Ranch


A Texas Ranch Wedding is a very special Texas tradition. Getting married under majestic oaks, especially on a warm spring or sultry Texas summer day is truly a blessing. Imagine a breeze meandering through the leaves of the oaks while you say your vows and listen to the minister bless your union. You both say I do, the crowd applauds and you’re married. Congratulations are given, hugs are aplenty and next comes pictures then the reception. The reception can be as Texas Chic or elegant as you desire. It’s all based on your dream vision of what you’ve always envisioned as your perfect day.

Pedrotti’s Ranch has over 30 years of serving up the best wedding planning, cuisine, and live entertainment available in the entire San Antonio Metro area. Best of all we do not charge extra for helping you out with your ranch wedding. You can imagine the burden that will be lifted from your shoulders having some help in having a ranch wedding venue that is truly an all-encompassing wedding destination. You’ll have someone supporting you for the hiccups that may come up in the planning of your wedding and have backup to help you pick out the perfect wedding menu, entertainment, and decor. We even have relationships with several cake makers in the San Antonio area that are tried and true professionals in their craft. Our goal is to make sure you have one of the most memorable days of your life and your satisfaction is 100% perfect.

Getting started with Pedrotti’s Ranch Event Center is easy. You can pick up the phone and dial (210) 695-3533 or get started with our convenient short and simple online form. Give us a description in the form of your perfect day and we’ll have a wedding professional contact you.


One-of-a-kind outdoor wedding venue in San Antonio, Texas

One-of-a-kind outdoor wedding venue in San Antonio, Texas 1000 622 Pedrotti's Ranch


Finding a great outdoor wedding venue in San Antonio can be daunting. There is so much to plan just for the wedding, but perhaps one of the most important choices is where are you going to have your wedding and reception? For those that are wishing to have both the wedding and reception in one place, then Pedrotti’s may be the perfect choice. You’ll find two incredible spaces at Pedrotti’s for outdoor weddings.

Both garden areas are strategically located to airconditioned venue spaces that can fit all of your guests comfortably for the reception or if the outdoor reception is rained out. Up to 200 guests can be comfortably seated in either outdoor venue and both are shaded by majestic oaks. This allows you to have that spring or summer wedding and still not have your guests endure the full Texas sun on a non-cloudy day. You truly will have the perfect wedding day at Pedrotti’s. Not only do you get outdoor wedding venue space, but there are professional wedding planners on-site. Check out the Wedding Reception Photo Gallery.

Over 20 years of wedding planning experience is available to help you plan every detail of your wedding. From entertainment to perfectly cooked cuisine, you’ll find an abundance of services that you’d normally have to contract out. You have access to many linens with varying arrangements. We have table uplighting for the dramatic effect. We’re TABC licensed and fully insured so you know your guests will receive the utmost care and attention. If you’re planning a wedding over the next year, give us a call at (210) 695-3533 or come by for a site visit.  You can also use the online form for getting started with a wedding estimate.


Putting Others First

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We get it, you’re busy. You, just like the other billions of people in this world, have your own agenda, tasks to be completed and errands to run. We’ve all got to get something done for ourselves and our worlds. But what if we took some time to help someone else check something off of their list?

Every weekend I see a lot of weddings and with that comes a lot of happy brides and grooms celebrating their special day. We all know how hard they probably worked to make sure their wedding goes off without a hitch but what about all of the other people in the bridal party? Bridesmaids and groomsmen are the perfect example of putting others before yourself. They are the unsung heroes of weddings. Sure, a bride could put a wedding together on her own (if she had five years, and a lot of patience) but it’s the help of her bridesmaids that make her job a little easier. Picking out a venue, dresses, caterer and flowers is a lot more fun when you’re doing it with friends.

I think we should all follow the example of bridesmaids and groomsmen in our own lives. Every now and then, we should help someone cross a task off of their list instead of worrying about our own. It’s a gratifying experience to make a difference in someone else’s day because you cared about their needs. It doesn’t matter how big or small, people notice when you’re helping them and expecting nothing in return.

Spring Cleaning

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The clocks are about to spring forward, baseball is back, and temperatures are rising – all signs that spring has arrived.  Spring is also the time when you get the dead leaves out of your yard and gutters, trim dead branches from the trees and pull out the t-shirts and shorts from the back of the closet.

Spring cleaning may seem like a chore, but there’s just something that feels good about getting rid of the clutter and simplifying your life.  In addition to parting with the clothes you haven’t worn in over a year, books you haven’t read or “stuff” that just gathers dust, you can “prune” your life.

Why not think of doing the following?

  • Purge e-mail and computer files both at home and at the office.
  • At home, make it a family affair – get everyone in the house involved in purging and cleaning their stuff and make a family trip to a local charity donation station.
  • At work, take a day to purge the paper files. Keep two years’ worth of documentation in your office; send the rest to be scanned or shredded.
  • Focus on what’s important; eliminate unnecessary activities from your schedule.

Happy Cleaning!

Rest & Relaxation

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The other day, as I hurried from one appointment to the next, I felt this strong throbbing in my head, it felt like a headache but it persisted when I stood up to walk around and then would subside when I sat. After a short session of self-diagnosing, I discovered that my headache may have been caused by something as simple as stress. With deadlines to meet and clients to please, our brains don’t realize that all this running around is doing a number on our bodies.  

Encountering stress on a day-to-day basis can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system and speed up the aging process. How does one combat all this stress? We owe it to ourselves to take some time each day and just relax.

Set aside some time every day, or for some, every week to dedicate to relaxing. It doesn’t need to be anything that takes up too much time or expense, just take a little time for yourself. Spend just 15-20 minutes outside in the fresh air. Try not to think about anything that’s going on. Some find it easier to imagine a calming place like the beach or some other favorite vacation spot. Leave the office and go for a drive around your part of town.

When you get home, leave your work and obligations at the office and spend time with those who mean the most to you.

Chances are, you’re already a superman or woman, give yourself a break, even heroes need to relax.


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Customers shop to be satisfied. Sometimes they are satisfying a need, and sometimes they are satisfying a desire. When it comes to business, the main goal is frequently to keep the customer satisfied. Seems simple, right?

The customer is coming to you to fill that desire, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that it is only the product that they desire. Many customers are seeking to fulfill a desire more than the product itself. The staff is an important key to maintaining the satisfaction of the customer. You can have an amazing product, but with horrible customer service that product will never meet its true potential.

There are some key ways that you can keep a customer satisfied:

Promises – Companies can make many promises to its customers, but a great company is a company that can keep those promises. Make sure that any promises you make you can follow through with – this is a vital way to customer satisfaction.

Goals – It is always good to set goals not only as a company, but also encourage your co-workers and employees to set individual goals. Much success comes from setting goals and ultimately, achieving goals. Goals are very important to give direction in an organization.

Expectations – Always try to exceed expectations. If you can exceed the expectations of the customer you will ensure the satisfaction of that customer. Many companies have become well-known and highly recognized by exceeding the expectations of the customer which can lead to long term customers.

Attention – Pay attention to the needs of the customer. Sometimes their needs might not coincide with the business, but if you meet their needs they will constantly be satisfied. Although the bottom line is that profit is the key to success, without the customer you have no profit. The needs of the customer should always be the top priority of the company or business – particularly in the entertainment and event planning industry.

Value – Make the customer feel wanted. Value the customer. If you don’t, it will not be long before the customer or client parts ways with you. Show each individual client that they are significant and you appreciate his or her business. Give your customers the royal treatment, and provide an experience or a product that they will want to share with others. The dedication to a valued customer is not something to be taken lightly.

More than likely a customer can access your product or service from a variety of places. What is important is that you satisfy the wants and needs of the customer to ensure that they choose your product over the competitors. Show them your value by appreciating their value.

Celebrating the Texas Spirit

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Bareback bronco riding, barrel racing, bull riding and calf scrambles are staples of the rodeo scene, but the action is not limited to the dusty, faraway plains of Texas. If you follow the paved path just outside of Loop 1604 on Hausman Road, you will unearth a real Texas treat.

Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch is the iconic San Antonio event center that carries a history as big as the Lone Star State. Owner Louie Pedrotti and his team of skilled event planners, culinary experts and managers continue to blaze the trail they started three decades ago.

From its simple beginnings as a restaurant and catering company in 1971, the Pedrotti’s brand has evolved into one of the Alamo City’s definitive event destinations. Starting with a catering truck and a modest kitchen, the Pedrottis ran their off-premise catering business for 24 years before expanding and purchasing land. In 1995, the company staked its claim to the 25-acre plot that serves as its current home. It was a transition that gave life to a host of new developments at the company.

Two of the first facilities to open at the newly acquired location included the “Shooting Star,” a 12,000-square-foot building with no floor or heat and limited air conditioning, and the “Pedrotti’s Rodeo Arena.” In 2000, the growth continued with three additional facilities: the “Brokemill,” the “Patio Room” and the “Chuckwagon.” The Pedrottis added the spacious 24,000-square-foot facility, “Lone Oak,” in 2004, and purchased 20 additional acres in 2008.

In addition to the rodeo arena, Pedrotti’s currently has five event center facilities – all of which are heated and air-conditioned. From a floorless, open space and dirt arena, Pedrotti’s has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the ranch hosts large-scale events for groups sizing anywhere from 200 to 2,000. The company works with major conventions with guests coming from across the country for weddings, holiday events and other corporate banquets for the likes of H-E-B, Nationwide Insurance and Eva Longoria Parker’s non-profit organization, Eva’s Heroes.

“It’s a pretty long way to travel,” Louie Pedrotti said. “It’s been a lot of fun on the way, and it’s also been a lot of work.”

Recently, Pedrotti’s entered the wedding market. When Louie and Sue Pedrotti’s son, Anthony Pedrotti, joined the team in 2007 as co-director of marketing, Pedrotti’s hosted only a handful of weddings each year. With Anthony’s arrival, and the expertise of Co-Director of Marketing Norma Diaz, the company moved to aggressively alter and adjust itself to meet the needs of brides, grooms and their guests, as well as to create a wedding wonderland. It was a decision that was met with success; wedding bookings have tripled, and clients are excited about the service.

“We took the approach to enhance one of our facilities to make it a little more elegant,” Anthony Pedrotti said. “Every bride- and groom-to-be wants to have a little bit of Texas flavor to their wedding in Texas, so we really hit the nail on the head; we combine glamorous elegance with some Texan flair.”

While the brides are booking at record pace, the Pedrottis continue to emphasize the importance of honesty and dedication, while providing clients with the events of their dreams. For Pedrotti’s, that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day.

“Every event is different, and every client is different,” Sue Pedrotti said. “You have to stay on your toes to make sure you take care of every need. It is very interesting putting all the details together for an event on paper, then seeing it all happen right in front of you.?It is like putting together a puzzle.”

The Pedrotti’s team is also committed to supporting several charitable causes, and this passion is reflected by the scores of non-profit organizations that book Pedrotti’s for fundraising events and celebrations. Clients include the Children’s Hunger Fund, the H-E-B Special Olympics, the Texas Justice Foundation, United Way and TEAMability, among many others.

“I believe the future holds success for Pedrotti’s,” Louie Pedrotti said.?“The next few years may be tough because of the economy, but we plan to stick to our core values we initiated when we started our business; and in doing that, we will survive together and become a better business because of it.”

The Pedrottis are committed to ensuring that each member of their staff, the vendors they work with and even their clients and guests feel like members of the Pedrotti family.

“I believe a family-owned business is the finest kind,” Sue Pedrotti said. “I believe this is why our business is successful, and why we have survived.?When we started this business, we started from nothing and built?it on our faith, integrity, knowledge and commitment to our goal and to each other.?We take care of everyone employed here as family.?Family is the one thing that you have forever.”

Simply put, the Pedrottis are on a mission to engage guests in the city, state and even across the nation to enjoy the Pedrotti’s experience.

“From the minute you make that first call or inquiry, you will notice things are a little different,” Anthony Pedrotti said.?“We are a small family trying to make the sometimes difficult task of putting together a private event as easy as possible for you. We’re a one-stop shop and a full concierge service.?Let us do all the work. Bring the guests, and we’ll take it from there.”

(Featured in July/August 2010 NSIDE Magazine: https://www.getnside.com/sa/magazine/medical/current/articles/1764-Pedrottis____North_Wind_Ranch/)