- Inspired by family, community gatherings, old barns, shared stories, Dutch oven-cooked campfire food, summer days in the sunshine, and winter nights by the fire. Oak Meadow Ranch was created as a place where you can walk into the past, surrounded by nostalgia of yesteryear, and create cherished new memories and beginnings.
- Nestled among acres of tranquil woods, located just 15 minutes from Denton Texas, Oak Meadow Ranch is the idyllic rustic wedding destination, and event venue, featuring The Whitehorse Steakhouse.
The story of Oak Meadow Ranch is one that came together slowly over time. Spurred by lofty dreams, and an unbridled passion for the old west.
Allan and Renay Watt were always enamored with the cowboy lifestyle. Allan was even fondly named “Wall Street Cowboy” by his friends. Their love of competing in cowboy-mounted shooting and preparing flame-cooked meals on their vintage chuckwagon for church gatherings sparked their vision of operating an event venue.
They purchased 50 acres of land in 2013 and with help from their family began work on creating a western-style town, restaurant, and event venue full of old-fashioned charm of the old west, mingled with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and graceful luxury.
In January of 2016, the family suddenly, and tragically lost their mother Renay. She truly loved caring for her animals and the beauty of being in the tranquil woods. Oak Meadow Ranch was Renay’s dream, and it was her persistent joy and perseverance that brought it to life. Renay was endlessly loved by her family, and it was their greatest hope to fully realize her vision.
Together, the family completed work on the ranch and opened for business in January of 2017. Rustic, yet refined, not too big and not too small, surrounded by the peace and serenity of the quiet country, with no detail overlooked – just as Renay envisioned it.
The origins of Oak Meadow Ranch are honored by our brand which reflects the spirituality of the location, and the family’s faith in Christ. A cross stands atop a covering that is a symbol for the Lords protection. The Whitehorse Steakhouse name captures the apostle John’s vision from the book of Revelation. Fitting images for the ranch, and reminders that no matter what hardship you face, God is your provider and protector.
Throughout Oak Meadow Ranch you will find reminders of the Lords faithfulness. The donkey’s we raise here have crosses on their backs. Legend tells us that the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem loved him so much that he wished with all his heart that he could carry the cross for Jesus. Grief stricken, the donkey turned away but could not leave, it was then that the shadow of the cross fell upon his shoulders and back. The mark is forever there on the backs of all his descendants as a permanent tribute to the donkeys love and loyalty.
The Whitehorse Steakhouse
When Allan and Renay were raising their four children, the family always ate meals together, and Allan always blessed the food. These treasured memories of faith and sharing stories around a table full of family continue at The Whitehorse Steakhouse where guests are greeted like family and welcomed with prayer.
Committed to honoring the beauty and nature of Oak Meadow Ranch, chef Navarro strives to use sustainable, organically grown produce, eggs, and ethically sourced grass-fed meat from nearby farms. Our revolving menu is as exceptional as our venue, and changes to reflect the very best the region has to offer each season. We believe in not only feeding the stomach, but also your heart and soul. We welcome you to our gathering room to enjoy a truly remarkable dining experience in front of our grand, stone fireplace, creating lasting memories with food, family, and friends.
Oak Meadow Wedding Venue
The idyllic setting for a rustic, refined wedding. Enjoy the peace and serenity of our wooded grounds with meandering nature trails. Our outdoor ceremony area is nestled in a serene forest setting – the perfect location for a relaxed, romantic wedding.
- Large gathering hall featuring a grand stone fireplace with chairs and tables.
- Wrap around porch with views of the tree-lined pond.
- Bridal cabin with large mirrors, private bath, hair & makeup area
- Groomsmen hideaway cabin
- Outdoor ceremony area in a forest setting.
- Church pew seating
- Many opportunities for fun and unique photographs around the beautiful grounds with tons of natural light
- Exotic animals available for unique wedding photo shoots
- Vintage 1954 pickup truck
- Horse drawn carriage
Its large size can accommodate over 150 people and it will delight your guests with a grand stone fireplace.
The perfect place to get fresh air and enjoy the area that surrounds the venue, including the beautiful tree-lined pond.
The Bride Cabin
Our bridal cabin is the perfect place for that heart-to-heart before the magnificent event takes place. It has large mirrors, a private bath, and a hair and makeup area so the bride can enjoy those much needed moments of tranquility before going out to the world to meet their partner at the altar.
The Groomsmen Cabin
This cabin is the perfect hideaway for the groom before the much-anticipated event. This room’s purpose is to accommodate the groom and their entourage of supporters — a wonderful, calming retreat before the emotional experience ahead.
Our Ceremony Area
The ceremony area is located outdoors surrounded by the beauty nature has to offer. The chapel is decorated with a green background of luscious trees that bring a more vibrant feel to the ceremony. The seating area offers church pew seating for all your guests to feel comfortable while they witness the magical moment.
The music stage will make you feel like you are at a concert! We’ll make sure that you and your guests will party on the dance floor until your feet hurt — it will definitely be an occasion to remember!
The Photographic Opportunities
It is not enough to say that the Oak Meadow Ranch has potential for good pictures — that would be underselling its capabilities. The surrounding natural environment filled with beautiful vegetation will facilitate gorgeous photos that will help you relive your special day forever. Not to mention, the natural light is a selfie’s delight!
We also have lovely exotic animals that we care for on the ranch so you can take pictures and create special memories with them.
You can make an entrance in style to your wedding with our blue vintage 1954 pickup truck and take pictures on it to prove that a piece of history was with you on your special day. You can also make the occasion more memorable by arriving in our horse-drawn carriage.
We can satisfy your culinary needs with custom chef-inspired catering to enhance your day. We also offer wedding cake services — everything in one place so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Other amenities that we can provide:
- Exclusive full wedding planner
- Bar concierge
- Valet parking
- Full DJ service
- Floral arrangements
- Limousine and shuttle service
- Hotel coordination
- A rehearsal dinner at our wonderful Whitehorse Steakhouse
We Can Help You Plan the Perfect Wedding. Check Out Our Plans and Contact Us if You Have Any Questions!
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Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., we hold a church service, rain or shine. Preacher Tyler Gullette guides our guests through the service, and is always eager to preach the word of the Lord and help those in need. The areas surrounding our open chapel brings that extra spiritual connection to the service. We would love for you to join us and experience it for yourself!
Everyone is welcomed to the service and fellowship is free — also enjoy our complimentary coffee.
The Whitehorse Steakhouse at Oak Meadow Ranch offers the best catering service for your event. Chef Eduardo Navarro will elaborate on your ideas and create the perfect menu for any special occasion.
We cater almost any event, and we are delighted to help you make the right choice when it comes to the right food or meal for your event. Don’t hesitate to contact us!
For that special occasion, the party of your dreams, or a low-key gathering with friends and family, our event venue will satisfy your every need to bring the party to a higher level. Don’t worry about the minor details either, as we can also help with other aspects such as food, music, transportation, and lodging.
Oak Meadow Ranch will host your private event and give the services you need to make your attendees enjoy every second of the reunion. Contact us for more information about our private parties and make sure to visit our party page to check our pricing and the things we offer.
Cabin Rental & RV Spots
We have multiple places that can satisfy your lodging needs. Our cabins are the perfect way to connect with nature, as the doors lead straight to vegetation. You will wake up without wanting to leave this magical place.
We also have RV spots for rent surrounded by the majestic natural environment that can make your stay even more pleasant. You can pay daily, weekly, or monthly — short or long term, we have the fit for you. Don’t forget to visit our lodging page for more information.
We have an exciting axe throwing range so you can come over and enjoy the challenging game with your family and friends. Spend an afternoon in a different way with games that everyone can enjoy. Check out Kiss My Axe for more information.
The Peace Arena offers a place for equine lovers and aficionados to host events and activities while enjoying the wonders that horses evoque in us. These animals are a joy to us here at the Oak Meadow Ranch, and we are able to host different activities such as cowboy mounted shooting and barrel racing — we’ll make sure that your experience makes you feel like you’re living in the Wild West!
If you are also looking to take care of your horses, our equine facilities are perfect for hosting clinics. Check our equine page for more information!
We were driven by the love Renay had for animals, and we expanded that same feeling to bring you a unique group of friends for you to enjoy during your time at the Oak Meadow Ranch. These furry friends are part of the Oak Meadow Ranch family and are here to bring joy to all our guests — come visit us and our animal friends!
With great people come even greater legacies! That’s why for us, the Renay E. Watt Wellness Center is our pride and joy. This organization is here to bring suicide awareness and prevention to individuals, families, veterans, and first responders.
We know how important and delicate this topic is and we offer information and assistance for those in need. Check out our Renay E. Watt Wellness Center page to learn more and see how you can help!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU AT THE WHITEHORSE STEAKHOUSE AT OAK MEADOW RANCH!
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