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How To Get Married At Enchanted Rock


Are you dreaming of a picturesque outdoor wedding amidst stunning hill country and desert vistas? Look no further than Enchanted Rock—a breathtaking and easily accessible site that serves as a perfect destination for your wedding or elopement. Located in the heart of Texas, Enchanted Rock offers a mesmerizing backdrop for your special day. Whether you opt for an intimate ceremony with just the two of you or invite your closest friends and loved ones, Enchanted Rock promises to make your wedding truly enchanting.

Exploring the surrounding area, you’ll find the charming town of Fredericksburg just a short distance away, with its unique stores, wineries, restaurants, and accommodation options. Alternatively, if you prefer a larger city experience, Austin is only a two-hour drive away, making Enchanted Rock a popular day trip destination.

In this comprehensive guide, we will analyze critical factors that impact how to get married at Enchanted Rock. From Texas marriage laws to the best time of year for your wedding, we will delve into all aspects you need to consider when planning your enchanting wedding at this remarkable location.

What This Guide Covers;

  • Texas marriage laws
  • The Best Time Of Year To Get Married At Enchanted Rock
  • The Best Time Of Day To Get Married At Enchanted Rock
  • The Best Weather For An Enchanted Rock Wedding
  • Permits
  • Travel
  • Lodging
  • Nearby restaurants + wineries
  • What to wear
  • Leave No Trace

Texas Marriage Laws

Wait, You Mean We Can Just Go To Enchanted Rock And Get Married!?

While Enchanted Rock provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding, there are still legal requirements you need to fulfill to make your marriage official in the eyes of the government. In Texas, you can get married without witnesses, meaning you only need someone ordained to sign your marriage license. However, keep in mind that you must wait 72 hours after receiving your marriage license before performing the ceremony. For a complete understanding of the legal aspects, it is recommended to conduct your own research, starting with a reliable resource like the link provided.

The Best Time Of Year To Get Married At Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock’s beauty shines throughout the year, but certain times offer a more favorable experience for your wedding. Summer months (June to August) can be scorching hot, so it is advisable to avoid them for your Enchanted Rock wedding. Spring and fall emerge as the ideal seasons, offering a vibrant display of wildflowers and native grasses, respectively. However, if you are set on a summer wedding, consider tying the knot at sunrise to beat the heat.

The Best Time Of Day To Get Married At Enchanted Rock

For truly enchanting moments, time your wedding around sunrise or sunset. The golden hour at Enchanted Rock casts a magical spell, creating breathtaking backdrops for your ceremony and photographs. Additionally, the area’s clear skies make it an excellent spot for stargazing, especially after sunset. Remember to bring headlamps for your hike back to the car, adding a touch of adventure to your special day.

The Best Weather For An Enchanted Rock Wedding

While there is no such thing as bad weather, considering certain conditions can make your Enchanted Rock wedding safer and more enjoyable. Be cautious of rainy weather, as the granite terrain can become slippery and hazardous. On hot days, ensure you have sufficient water and sun protection, as the summit trail lacks shade and heats up rapidly. Embrace the wind if it occurs, as it can create dramatic and stunning photos.


To hold your wedding or elopement on public lands like Enchanted Rock, you’ll need special use permits. The requirements for these permits vary from park to park. Obtaining a permit allows you to conduct your wedding ceremony and photography at Enchanted Rock while contributing to the park’s preservation through the associated fees. Contact the Enchanted Rock rangers directly to obtain the permit. Additionally, remember to secure day passes for entry, as they become available 30 days in advance and tend to sell out quickly, especially on weekends.


Enchanted Rock is conveniently located about a two-hour drive from Austin and a short 20-minute drive from Fredericksburg. The drive to the park offers beautiful hill country scenery, with well-maintained paved roads within the park itself, providing ample parking space. No special off-road vehicles are necessary for your visit.


The proximity of Enchanted Rock to Fredericksburg, a bustling tourist hub, ensures a wide range of unique Airbnb options nearby. Opting for an Airbnb instead of a hotel offers more space for pre-wedding preparations, abundant natural light, and the opportunity to select accommodations that align with your desired aesthetic or elevate your overall experience. For an Enchanted Rock elopement, consider staying in Fredericksburg or Llano.

Nearby Restaurants + Wineries

Enchanted Rock boasts a plethora of nearby restaurants and wineries, perfect for celebrating your wedding. For fine dining experiences, options like Vaudeville and August E’s in Fredericksburg offer exceptional menus and ambiances. For a lovely lunch, consider Sunset Grill or Woerner Warehouse, both situated in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Additionally, wine enthusiasts can explore wineries such as Pontotoc Vineyard and Narrow Path Winery, among others.

What To Wear

Choosing your wedding attire for Enchanted Rock requires special consideration due to the terrain. Sturdy hiking boots with ankle support and traction are essential for traversing the rocky landscape. Wedding dresses should allow for ample leg movement, as you may need to climb over rocks and squat for outdoor restroom usage. Lightweight materials are ideal to ensure your dress doesn’t weigh you down during your hike. Grooms can select pants and suit jackets suitable for the specific weather conditions during the chosen season.

Leave No Trace

When planning an outdoor wedding, it is vital to minimize your impact on the environment. To achieve this, avoid using live vegetation in your florals, opting for dried or fake alternatives instead. If you choose live vegetation, ensure it is native to the area and not an invasive species. Additionally, refrain from starting fires outside designated fire rings, as this can pose a fire risk. By following the Leave No Trace principles and respecting the fragile ecosystem of Enchanted Rock, you can ensure a meaningful and sustainable celebration.


Your wedding at Enchanted Rock promises to be a truly enchanting experience, surrounded by stunning natural beauty and rugged landscapes. By considering the critical factors discussed in this guide, you can plan a memorable and sustainable celebration that harmonizes with the unique environment of this remarkable destination. As you exchange vows amidst the beauty of Enchanted Rock, you’ll create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Ensure you comply with Texas marriage laws and obtain the necessary permits for your ceremony and photography. Select the best time of year and time of day for your wedding, taking into account the weather conditions to make your special day comfortable and enjoyable. Prioritize Leave No Trace principles, respecting the environment and preserving the beauty of Enchanted Rock for generations to come.

Remember, the key to a successful Enchanted Rock wedding is to balance all the critical factors, ensuring a harmonious celebration that will be etched in your hearts forever. So, get ready to say “I do” in a place of unparalleled beauty and create memories that will make your wedding a truly enchanting experience.

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Our visitors can’t stop raving about our impeccable service, beautiful Hill Country weddings, and magnificent sites. We also provide a bed and breakfast and a lodge. Check out what others have said about us and form your own view!

Dennis F
Dennis F
An amazing place and an enjoyable stay The title says it all really…if you want to stay somewhere that provides fantastic careas done here by the owner and staff, stay at Trois Estates, it’s a one of a kind experience that you cannot help but enjoy!-Dennis
Pat G
Pat G
Don't believe bad reviews! It always amazes me that people who would clearly be more comfortable at a Holiday Inn choose to stay at a quaint inn like Trois Estate and then have the audacity to trash it in a review. I’ll admit to being a little concerned when I read a few not just negative, but scathing reviews. But since there were so many positive ones, and especially since our friends had actually stayed there, we decided to give it a try. This place is absolutely charming! Feels like you’re in a little Tuscan village. All the rooms are different – we stayed in the Da Vinci – and each has it’s own individual appeal. Yes, this is an older inn, but “rundown” or “in disrepair” are just not true. Yes, there are feral cats around, but that’s part of the charm. And how can you not love the underground chapel and grotto, the bell tower, beautiful pool, rustic lodge and cozy saloon? And don’t get me started on the newly renovated deck with views of Enchanted Rock which are, well, enchanting! But the best part was the staff and service. We did have a little issue with heat in our room, but Rebecca and Cameron were immediately on the case and went above and beyond to accommodate us and make sure we were comfortable for our entire stay. We left feeling like part of the family! So if you want to stay in a hermetically-sealed hotel room where everything entirely predictable and you are treated like a million other customers, check out the nearest Holiday Inn. But if you want a comfortable stay and a unique experience, I highly recommend Trois Estate.
Jennifer L
Jennifer L
The Trois Estates Bed and Breakfast breathtaking! I visited The Trois Estates Bed and Breakfast with my mom before we hiked Enchanted Rock this week. The view from their viewing deck during both sunset and sunrise was relaxing filled with different comfy chairs. Our room had a fireplace for warm cozy evening wine. Everyone on the staff was friendly and the attention to detail with everything on the property made us feel like we were on a vacation tailored just for us. I will 100% be back to check out the other villas and spend a longer trip. 10/10!!!
Chris S
Chris S
Enchanted Rock and Enchanting Hotel stay Booked Trois Estates to be near enchanted Rock State Park. The hotel complex is only 2 minutes away by car. The vibe of this place is Spanish and siesta time. We checked in early at 2 on my wife’s 60th birthday and soon began to explore. The place was amazing, original and quaint. Nothing more original than the grotto (underground pool). We had the place to ourselves and took advantage of the clear spring water. We did not realize that the restaurant was closed on Sunday and Monday night but the manager kindly treated us to personalized dinner on both nites. Fantastic personal service! The place is perfect for weddings but we think visitors should check this place out too. We booked the Bella Villa room which opens on the Spanish style courtyard. Charming to be able to take our breakfast and dinners outside there (we were super lucky with the weather as we had 64F lows and high 80’sF). Loved the place, service, authenticity, views, and proximity to the Rock cannot be beat(en).
Carlene Johnson
Carlene Johnson
Love this place!! My husband and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary here! It's so romantic it made me feel like I was in San Miguel Allende in Mexico! Texas is having a heat wave which was the only major problem we had. The owner Rebecca is amazin. Her sons help her keep it up and the eccentric Chef were all fantastic, food was delicious. It's like its own village. I'd love to come back when it's not so hot!! Our room was comfortable and we took Alice our German Shepherd. She loved it.
Nicole B
Nicole B
BEST GETAWAY EVER!! Before the school year starts, some fellow teachers and I needed a getaway! Being from San Antonio this wasn’t too far but it was incredible! It’s literally right next to enchanted rock which is awesome. The property is so unique, there really is nothing like it. So far my favorite part was the underground grotto pool. Since it’s underground it stays very cold!! I truly love this place. It is pretty artsy and not for everyone but I will be back, for sure! This is just one trip of many to this little piece of heaven.
A G Gibler
A G Gibler
Lovely place! This place has it all! Friendly staff, delicious food, beautiful scenery and landscape. Our room was clean, fresh and comfortable (very comfy bed!).This is an awesome place for vacation or for an event. We will definitely come back.i

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