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Blame Her Ranch

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Blame Her Ranch was voted the Best Venue in New Mexico by Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Abroad Magazine and received the Couple Choice Award 2020 from Wedding Wire! Let me tell you why...

First, we are not a typical venue. Blame Her Ranch is the home of Steve and Linda Blamer, who started renting their ranch for weddings after their daughter’s wedding in 2017. Multiple vendors came to us after the event and said, “ you have to rent this ranch.” And here we are! We love welcoming couples into our home.

BHR is unlike any other place as we sleep 44+. Imagine having your entire wedding party staying with you during your event weekend. Additionally, we have 4 indoor/outdoor venues for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or cocktail hour! This basically gives BHR an automatic weather back-up for your big day, if you need it... nobody offers that in New Mexico without additional fees.

Not only does BHR have fantastic accommodations in our main lodge and barn, but additionally, we feature glamping options. We have two Conestoga Wagons, an authentic Tipi, and coming in 2022 two brand new Airstream Bambis. Each feature luxury furnishings, linens, and decor!

Besides our amazing venues, we have fantastic amenities for you to enjoy and relax leading up to your big day. Enjoy our tranquil cliff-front sunset patio which features multiple day beds, seating, umbrellas, and a one-of-a-kind fire feature. Catch a swim in our custom made pool, take a steam in our cliff-front sauna and cauldron hot tub, or get your sweat on in our fabulous gym featuring Peloton’s bike and treadmill. And don’t forget to explore our full 2,000+ acres and the Santa Fe National Forest which is right next door on our two ATVs and mountain bikes!

Let me tell you why we are different than other venues, and most importantly, how BHR saves you money! First, we let you decide how you want to cater your wedding from home cooking to food trucks to outdoor BBQ to a formal sit down dinner. It is all up to you to decide while other venues force you to use their caterers and thereby charge you more. Just as important, all beverages and bar service is at your discretion which can save you thousands of dollars vs. paying the high-priced hotel or catering liquor bills. Plus, we never charge resort fees, parking, gratuity, or food/beverage charges. Also, with our lodging option, we have no cutoff times. Most venues shut down the party down at 10 p.m., but at BHR if you want to party till 4 a.m., be our guest!

Another benefit of booking at BHR is that we offer a free 4-hour photo day for you and your photographer on any available date of your choosing. It’s a great way to do either engagement photos or to take photos a few days after your event so you can actually enjoy your special day without feeling rushed. And you’ll have some real time to explore and take some epic cliff shot photos (see some examples in our album).

We offer multiple packages that help you decide what works for you on your special day. You can choose either 3 or 5+ night stays and choose if you want to include all our additional glamping accommodations at a discounted rate. More information on pricing can be found on your website. Additionally, we only request 10% down while most other locations require 25%!

We also offer single-day events during the week. However, most people choose the multi-night package to really capture the full scope of BHR!

Additionally, with our optional in-house invoicing program, we can directly bill anyone you want to stay at the ranch, so your lodging costs can drop immensely and we do all the work to collect the money.

While some venues require you to hire a wedding planner, we don’t, but we do have a personal ranch-concierge that can help you save thousands of dollars on your catering, music, dance floor, and other wedding costs from other suppliers we work with. You truly benefit from how we’ve helped other couples save thousands by choosing the right people for your special day.

We cannot wait to welcome you to BHR. Come enjoy our views, relax, and have a wonderful event!

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    Hiring Blame Her Ranch to host our wedding was the best decision we could have made! Not only is the ranch gorgeous but the people there were nothing but wonderful to us, especially Randy, he exceeded all our needs and helped make it the most perfect weekend! We traveled all the way from Florida and the family can’t get enough of the wonderful experience and are already talking about going back! We hope to see you again soon!
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    Wedding day bliss!

    We have been planning this wedding for 2 years and Randy has been there w us every step of the way!! He even helped us day off run the music! The views are spectacular the lodging is comfortable and gorgeous! We couldn’t ask for a better weekend! Our guests said it was the most beautiful venue they’ve ever been to!
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    A True Hidden Gem!

    We stumbled upon Blame Her Ranch while searching for a wedding venue. What we loved about this place was that you can book the ranch for multiple nights and customize your wedding however you’d like. It was perfect to have our bridal party, close friends and even some vendors stay on the ranch with us! Randy the Ranch Hand was awesome and quick to respond to emails and phone calls if we needed to ask about random logistical questions. Even during our stay, he answered all my questions via text and was right there close by if we ever needed anything! He’s great and the Ranch is so lucky to have him.

    For those of you wondering if Blame Her Ranch is the place for you, here are some insights, helpful tips and vendors we used.

    When you’re in New Mexico in late June, early Monsoon season can sneak up on you! So be prepared! We were totally planning for a HOT wedding, but to our surprise the temps during late June were mid-80s and beautiful! We enjoyed the pool most mornings, afternoons and evenings. It was great! On the morning of our wedding, people were in the pool and tanning outside. By mid-day clouds rolled in and the monsoons lasted for a few hours which prevented us from using the ceremony area. Luckily with the help of our wedding planner and Randy, they were able to come up with an alternative and we had a lovely ceremony inside the House with all our guests. It wasn’t what we were expecting, but it was still such an intimate and beautiful moment for us. About an hour later, the rain stopped, the sun came out and we were all able to dance outside and enjoy the evening!

    Our rehearsal dinner was held in the barn on Friday. It was all very DIY, with wine and beer we brought to the ranch, and catered BBQ from Uncle DTs. They actually delivered all the way to the ranch which was so helpful. It was a relaxing and fun dinner and I loved that we had the option to customize it how we wanted.

    Did I mention how amazing Randy was? He could have very well been our wedding planner for the ranch, but we needed more help in advance and we were lucky to hire Shelby from La Luz Wedding and Events. For hair and makeup we hired Kerbi Kendrick. She’s from Albuquerque and was willing to travel for the day with an assistant to do hair and makeup for me and my wedding party. Our photographer was Taylor Pettigrew from Taos. I found her on Instagram and she’s absolutely awesome! Our florist was Christine from Something Special with Flowers. For the Ceremony, I hired a violinist from Arizona, Selin Eskandarin. She was willing to drive to the Ranch and was absolutely the best! She played for the ceremony and cocktail hour. For dinner, toasts, first dance and some dancing, we hired Tapestry to play for two hours. For the last few hours of fun and dancing we hired DJ Styles! For our cake and desserts we hired the pastry chef from the restaurant Mesa Provisions out of Albuquerque. Our caterer, Jordan Ruiz who used to cook with my husband, made an amazing appetizer and buffet dinner. Starting with Gazpacho shooters and pork rillette to a taco bar with various smoked meats, grilled calabacitas, shrimp ceviche, salsas and much more. I purchased wine from a winery I’m a member of in the PNW and had it shipped to my husband's parent’s home. We purchased beer from Total Wine and actually used the “wedding drink estimator” on the website to determine how much alcohol to purchase. It was spot on. We put holds on a few hotels in Santa Fe and hired RoadRunner to shuttle our guests in for the event. The only required vendor that you need to rent for your wedding at the ranch are porta potties! We rented the 3 Porta Lisa from AAA plumbing which worked out great for the number of guests we had.

    We rented the ranch for three nights (Thursday - Sunday). If we had thought about it, we would have actually had our wedding on Friday to give us an extra day to clean up and lounge after our wedding. But, you may not get much of a rehearsal dinner the night before if you have guests flying in at random times. The drive to the ranch from Santa Fe is quite the drive and we had several guests get lost despite the very helpful driving instructions from Randy. I cannot say more good things about this place. It’s beautiful, the owners are so nice and Randy was there for the weekend whenever we needed something. We are 100% planning to come back to the ranch with friends in a few years. We love this place!
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We can issue invoices to your guests staying at the ranch and collect the payments on your behalf. If 20 of your guests (out of the 24 that can sleep over) paid $75/night (you can set any price you wish), that would pay for $4,500 of the venue fee. While you would still be responsible for the deposit upfront and the remaining balance if a guest doesn't pay, this can be an attractive alternative. A Thursday, Friday, Saturday stay in the peak-season would run $15,399.45 (including the cleaning fee and tax), but through our invoicing program, the price would drop to $10,899.45.

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Book your stay with us and we'll give you a free 4-hour photo session that can be used for your engagement photos or extra time after your wedding so you don't have to worry about getting back to the reception.

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Book your stay with us within 30 days of reaching out and we'll give you 10% off of the venue rates.


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354 County Road B31A, HC 72 Box 521 Ribera, NM, 87560
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Blame Her Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Blame Her Ranch for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
Blame Her Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Blame Her Ranch offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Blame Her Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Blame Her Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Blame Her Ranch is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.
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