C Bar Ranch, located in Alachua, Florida, is a rustic barn wedding venue that sits amid majestic oaks on 191 acres of forest and family-owned-and-operated farmland. Choose from five beautiful outdoor sites for your ceremony, then you and your guests can head to the rustic yet elegant barn to celebrate and dance the night away. Let owners Ray and Nanette help you design a unique and enjoyable wedding experience that your guest will never forget.
Facilities and Capacity
C Bar Ranch features a stately, air-conditioned barn with elegant crystal chandelier and reception seating for 200 in the main room. The main room is equipped with two wall-mounted 55-inch high-definition televisions and a complete audio-visual system for your with a smart wireless microphone for slideshows, music, and announcements. The barn has an easily accessible full warming kitchen for your caterer, with ample room for the preparation on their rolling tables. The kitchen is fully equipped with a freezer, refrigerator, 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 on the barn front porch which features lighting and ceiling fans. Their outdoor patio area features a fire pit and can be lit with market lights and uplighting under the trees. The property offers 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 that can be used as a quiet area.
Wedding packages at the C Bar Ranch includes access to the property the day before the wedding to rehearse, relax, and decorate the party barn between 8 am to 10 pm, all day access on the day of the wedding from 7 am to 11 pm, and the day after from 8 am to noon in order to retrieve items. If they wish, couples can also get exclusive access to the venue and grounds for their engagement photos. The barn includes tables and chairs for up to 200 people which they will set up for you in any configuration you’d like. They can also provide space for a dancefloor, bar, DJ, or band. They have a selection of decor from which you can choose, including antique whiskey barrels and wine barrels, centerpieces, lanterns, signs, shepherds hooks, and much more. They can provide a horse and carriage, yard games, such as personalized corn hole, Giant Jenga, and Giant Connect 4. A representative will be on-site during your event to monitor the cleanliness of facilities, replenish restrooms, and handle any concerns that may arise.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Taylor Lassiter · Getting married on 04/11/2020
C Bar Ranch has been so great so far! We just booked our wedding with them and have been very happy!
They have been absolutely wonderful so far! So excited to get to work with them for our special day!!! I will be sure to write another review after our big day!Sent on 06/04/2019
Liana Deegan · Getting married on 01/25/2020
The Perfect Rustic Wedding Location
C Bar Ranch has been so incredible to work with. The location is absolutely stunning. The owners are so personable and helpful. We can’t wait to get married there.Sent on 02/22/2019
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Kathy Lanzon · Married on 05/18/2019
Fantastic venue choice
We had our daughter's wedding here and the facility, attention to detail and assistance provided by the staff was impeccable. We couldn't be happier with our choice and highly recommend them. The vendors they helped us choose were just as great, especially our wedding planner, Joanne O. Ray was always available for anything we needed the entire weekend and had a fantastic attitude the entire weekend. Thanks again to all of you for helping make our daughter's special day so magical. The Lanzon/ Fox FamilySent on 05/20/2019
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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!