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C Bar Ranch

Alachua, FL View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
39 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

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 200. 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.

Services Offered

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, elegant boxed lunches for the wedding party 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 200 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.

Representatives from C Bar Ranch will help with parking and 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Barn
Farm/Ranch
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

39 Reviews

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    Krystina Married on 10/02/2021
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    No regrets!

    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.

    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!
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    Sarah M. Married on 05/22/2021
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    Beyond Excellent

    C Bar Ranch is so much more than just a wedding venue! The owners are the nicest people you will ever meet. They will do everything they possibly can to make your wedding day perfect! C Bar Ranch is BEAUTIFUL and everywhere is picture perfect. I have the most gorgeous wedding photos from their beautiful venue. I am so thankful for C Bar Ranch and all their help making my wedding day dreams comes true. If I could do it all again I wouldn’t change a thing. I had a dream team of vendors that many were recommendations from C Bar Ranch! I can’t recommend C Bar Ranch enough!! My guests couldn’t believe how beautiful everything is there. The bridal and groom suites were amazing too! They were the biggest suites I had ever seen at a venue and I’ve been to many venues for friends weddings. All my vendors loved being there and my guests were constantly complimenting everything!! C Bar Ranch is perfect in every way! I can’t recommend this gorgeous venue enough!

    C Bar Ranch's reply:

    Well, first, and most importantly, you are an angel and Dustin is not only blessed, but also, a wonderful guy. So being part of your wedding was a dream!
    There were times during your planning that you encountered worries and challenges due to the pandemic, but you powered through like a champ. And what a beautiful reward! So many people had the joy and fun of celebrating with you two. (And the pranksters! Dinos on the dance floor. Wedding crashers on lead ropes, dressed for a double-ceremony. And more.) So much beauty, emotion and fun. It was just an honor to be a part of it all. Thank you for trusting us with this all-important milestone in your family history. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It means the world. Love y'all!
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    Alana F. Married on 04/10/2021
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    Nothing but praise!

    We had the best experience working with Ray and Nanette at C Bar! The venue was absolutely gorgeous and they helped us every step of the way in any way that they could. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day and are both so pleased that we chose C Bar Ranch!

    C Bar Ranch's reply:

    Being a part of your wedding was an absolute joy! Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate with us. It was an honor. There were so many things to love about your wedding weekend. But seeing you two so happy and surrounded by so much love was the absolute best. We hope to stay in touch with you so we can see your beautiful family grow. You're part of the C Bar family forever now.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Deals

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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.)

#thankyouforyourservice #GodblessAmerica #FreedomIsntFree.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
4 Rivers Smokehouse Gainesville 4 Rivers Smokehouse Gainesville Restaurant Weddings

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.

Baughman Center Baughman Center Banquet Halls

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.

Always Eventful Always Eventful Wedding Planners

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!

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22889 N. State Road 121 Alachua, FL, 32615
9047050780
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