C Bar Ranch, located in Alachua, Florida, is a luxury barn wedding venue that sits amid majestic oaks on 191 acres of forest and family-owned-and-operated farmland. After your ceremony at one of five beautiful sites, you and your guests can head to the rustic-yet-elegant, air-conditioned barn to celebrate and dance the night away. Let owners Ray and Nanette help you design a unique and enjoyable wedding experience that your guests will never forget.
Facilities and Capacity
C Bar Ranch features a stately, air-conditioned, built-for-weddings facility with elegant chandeliers, wood ceilings and floors, lovely draping and reception seating for 210. The main room is equipped with two wall-mounted, 55-inch, high-definition televisions and a complete audio-visual system for your use, with a smart wireless microphone for slideshows, music and announcements. The building has an easily accessible, warming kitchen for your caterer, with ample room for food preparation and cake cutting on rolling tables. The kitchen is fully equipped with a freezer, refrigerator, two ovens, three-compartment sink, plating tables, and commercial icemaker. Choose to have your ceremony on the patio under the oaks, on the dock by the pond, in a forest-edged field, or at the barn front. Side porches feature lighting, built-in cocktail tables and ceiling fans. A patio area under large oak trees features a fire pit and is illuminated with market lights and uplighting under the trees. There are separate dressing areas for the bride’s and groom’s parties, complete with private bathrooms, speak-easy doors, mini bar, coffee bar, comfortable furniture, full-length mirrors, smart televisions, and makeup stations with salon chairs for the ladies. You can choose to open these areas out to the main room for your reception to allow your guests to enjoy these spaces, too. There are plenty of ADA-accessible restrooms available for guests and a separate, luxurious, ladies’ lounge with an electric fireplace that can be used as a quiet area for nursing mothers or guests hoping to hold quiet conversations.
Our most popular wedding package includes three days of private access at the ranch, plus many included services, such as planning and coordination, linens (choice of about 30 colors), bartending, DJ, catered wedding-party breakfast and much more. Couples have access to the property the day before the wedding to rehearse, relax, and decorate between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. You even may hold your rehearsal dinner on the property. Then have all-day access on the day of the wedding as early as 7 a.m. to begin getting ready, until as late as 11 p.m. for their celebration. They can return the day after from 8 a.m. until noon to retrieve items left behind, including vehicles. Couples also get exclusive, private access to the venue and grounds for their engagement photos.
The fully enclosed barn includes tables and chairs for up to 210 people and plenty of space for dance floor, bar, DJ, band or any other amenities you'd like have. And you're welcome to bring all your favorite vendors. Ranch staff will set up for your reception in any configuration you’d like, and they are happy to advise on a floor plan that would work well for your event. They have a vast selection of decor from which you can choose, including antique whiskey barrels and wine barrels, centerpieces, lanterns, signs, shepherds hooks, easels, glassware, silk flowers and garlands, table numbers, free-standing barn doors, and much more. They also can provice yard games, such as Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four and corn hole personalized with your last name. They want it to feel like your personal party barn for the weekend.
A representative from C Bar Ranch will be on-site during your event to monitor the cleanliness of facilities, replenish restrooms, and handle any concerns that may arise, and to help other vendors work as a team to make it your Best Day Ever.
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31 Reviews for C Bar Ranch
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Krystina · Getting married on 10/02/2021
I could spend days telling you how fabulous this venue is, but I could spend years telling you how incredibly amazing the owners are. Ray and Nanette treated not only the bride and groom as family, but every single one of our guests and all of the bridal party members as one of their own. They were always readily available in the year leading up to our wedding and really wanted to make our dreams come true. They take so much pride in what they do and it fills their hearts to see their customers smile. They thought of everything in designing the facility and are always searching for opportunities to improve. They took time to get to know us personally and allowed us to express ourselves in the most intricate details.Sent on 03/03/2020
Trust me, I did a lot of research before even visiting the location. The amount of support you get, no to mention the accessibility, and the amount of time...for the price....incredible! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Absolutely no regrets! We fell in love with the rustic elegance of the venue, but were instantly charmed by the relationship Ray and Nanette share. They are truly best friends and work together beautifully as a team. If you're considering this venue, don't hesitate....you won't find anything better.
C Bar Ranch's reply:It's hard to even find the words to respond to such a sweet review. Your wedding was pure magic, and we were honored to be part of it. Everyone looked like royalty, and your photos look like styled shoots for bridal magazines. But infinitely more importantly, the whole weekend overflowed with joy, and the thoughtfulness that went into every detail was just epic. It was such a pleasure getting to know all of you throughout the process, and we feel we've gained lifelong friends. Blessings to the Dixons!
Skylar Ramsey · Getting married on 01/16/2021
C Bar Ranch was the first venue that I visited, and Nanette and Ray gave an amazing tour of the facility to my fiancé and I. They have a way of making you feel like part of their family. After our tour, we had plans to check out other venues, but we truly felt as though we would not find anything better in North Central Florida. C Bar is a great mix of outdoor spaces plus a well air conditioned barn that is large enough for big weddings. We are so excited to have booked C Bar for our wedding day on January 16, 2021!Sent on 03/03/2020
C Bar Ranch's reply:Aw, thank you for the trust you've placed in us. We can't wait to help you celebrate your love and devotion to each other, surrounded by friends and family. We know we'll enjoy planning the details with you and then seeing all that hard work pay off with a beautiful, meaningful, joyful wedding day!
Taryn Christmas · Getting married on 11/14/2020
Beautiful Venue - Amazing Owners
Mr and Mrs Holt ares some of the nicest people I have ever met. Knowing this 'wedding stuff' is all new to us they answered all of our questions and also provided information that we didn't even think to ask about. All the amenities at C Bar Ranch make the venue a 'one of a kind' venue. We are so happy it was available and didn't hesitate to sign the contract!Sent on 09/18/2019
C Bar Ranch's reply:That is so kind. We just love working with you and your sweet family. Can’t wait for your beautiful, magical weekend!
C Bar Ranch Price Rates
To our couples making a true sacrifice for our country, we honor you, because we understand that freedom isn't free. Please accept this discount of 5 percent off our regular contract price, as a thank you for currently serving in one of the branches of the U.S. military. This offer also applies when one or both are veterans. (We can only offer this discount when cash or check are used to pay rental fees. Discount will be deducted from the final payment of the rental fee.)
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C Bar Ranch is one of the prettiest and accommodating venues in North Central Florida! Owners Ray and Nanette Holt, and their family, took a lot of pride in custom creating their venue to not only give their customers an amazing venue and experience. But they took their vendors needs into consideration as well when they designed the venue. Ray and Nanette are the epitome of Southern Hospitality and treat everyone like family, and always make sure that your special event is absolutely perfect. You may start as a customer, but you will leave as family.
C Bar Ranch is a wonderful venue to host both weddings, receptions, and large scale events! Many of our clients utilize the ranch to host their receptions. C Bar Ranch exceeds our customers expectations in much the same way that our staff provides, which makes it easy to refer our clients to their facility. We are happy to endorse this location for reception and outdoor wedding needs.
If you are looking for an amazing venue for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event and beyond, C Bar Ranch is the place to be! This venue is an example of hard work, dedication, planning and lots of LOVE! The Holts are an amazing family and really took the time to think of everything a venue could possibly need. From a planner's point of view, it's a dream, and I'm sure brides or any other clients would agree. From the bridal suite and groom's room to the sound system and awesome indoor/outdoor balcony, this venue is flat out beautiful. It's an elegant twist on a barn venue with the bonus of climate control for year round events. There are gorgeous indoor and outdoor options and plenty of charm. Between the venue and its owners, you'll be in great hands from day one. Oh, I almost forgot - there's no shortage of adorable farm animals on the property! Bonus! I highly recommend C Bar Ranch for any of your upcoming events!