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Reception
$9,800 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$8,800 starting price
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.

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The Dana Powers House and Barn is a family-run wedding venue north of Santa Barbara on the central coast of California. Nestled in the rolling hills of southern San Luis Obispo County, our home and barn are two separate and unique venues providing a full complement of inviting indoor and open-air possibilities for your event. The spaces can be enjoyed separately or in conjunction with one another. Our mild and temperate climate provides a comfortable coastal influence for guests to enjoy all year long.

Blending country elegance with a sophisticated flair, our charming venues allow couples to host intimate private celebrations for family and friends.

House - Barn - Gardens

The House is a picturesque victorian country home owned by Judi Dana Powers, whose great-grandfather built the home in 1882. Judi has spent a lifetime curating its’ decor to reflect both her Early Californian and French heritage. From the sunny tranquil library to the fairytale 3rd story tower balcony the Dana Powers House is truly magical.

The expansive English-style Gardens surrounding the house are the perfect setting for ceremonies, receptions, cocktails, and rehearsal dinners. While your guests will enjoy sauntering through secret gardens, the Rose Gardens, and the expansive lawns you will find endless backdrops and vignettes for both candid and formal photographs.

The Barn, built in the late 1800s, has been transformed into a magical and romantic venue with vintage lighting, antique furniture, and gorgeous, high-raftered architecture. With expansive foothill views and amazing golden hour vistas the grounds surrounding the barn feature a large lawn area complete with a rose-covered bridal entrance, a ceremony platform, a warm welcoming fire pit area, and multiple lounge-style gathering spaces, all nestled amidst our working lemon and avocado orchards.

We have lovingly created spectacular and picturesque settings for your nuptials with unique features only available at
The Dana Powers House and Barn.

Included in your Barn booking

  • Large 3500 sq ft event space
  • 26' x 20' built-in wooden dance floor
  • Private Bride's suite
  • Groom's lounge
  • Built-in 12' vintage-style bar
  • Beautiful antique Coffee and Dessert sideboards
  • Vintage Bridal Party head table
  • 60" round dining tables with folding wood chairs
  • Outdoor lounge areas
  • Separate Pit BBQ area
  • Rose-covered trellis entrance
  • Ceremony lawn with an elevated platform (seating included)
  • Fire pit area
  • Rustic Waterfall wall
  • Lawn games area
  • Decorative outdoor lighting
  • Enclosed caterer's kitchen

The Dana Powers House is also home to Embellish Vintage Rentals which offers a truly inspiring collection of furniture, decor, and treasures to embellish your event anywhere along the central coast. Serving north Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County EVR can help you transform ideas into wedding day bliss.

Some of the rental categories available at EVR:

  • Ceremony structures
  • Pews and benches
  • China, glassware, and silverware
  • Vintage Dessert presentation
  • Vintage furniture and complete lounge packages
  • Vases, decor, signage
  • Space heaters

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We would be delighted to give you a personal tour of our property and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for an appointment.

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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?

$9,800

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

$8,800

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

No

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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4.9 out of 5 rating
83 Reviews
  • Quality of service
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  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
98% Recommended by couples

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The Dana Powers House and Barn is described as an absolute dream wedding venue, capturing rustic elegance and charm. Reviewers praised the venue's natural beauty, including a lush green ceremony area and picturesque rose bushes. The staff, particularly Melanie and Zac, received high praise for their responsiveness, helpfulness, and attention to detail. The venue's flexible options for customization were also appreciated. Overall, the Dana Powers House and Barn is highly recommended for its stunning aesthetics and exceptional service.

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The Dana Powers House and Barn is described as an absolute dream wedding venue, capturing rustic elegance and charm. Reviewers praised the venue's natural beauty, including a lush green ceremony area and picturesque rose bushes. The staff, particularly Melanie and Zac, received high praise for their responsiveness, helpfulness, and attention to detail. The venue's flexible options for customization were also appreciated. Overall, the Dana Powers House and Barn is highly recommended for its stunning aesthetics and exceptional service.

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Mel Sent on 06/19/2018
4.9 out of 5 rating
We got married at the Dana Powers Barn in June of 2018, and the day could not have been more perfect - it surpassed our dreams and expectations and truly was the best day of our lives!! A lot of that had to do with the beautiful venue space offered by the Dana Powers Barn. We opted to get married alongside the barn instead of the gardens at the house, but we were still allowed to take a lot of our pre-wedding pictures in the gardens at the house, which made for some spectacularly beautiful shoots! Judi and her team were so accommodating to our needs - after an initial miscommunication about the number of tables needed for our reception, the DP team quickly jumped into action to remedy the situation and accommodate what we were needing! The place is already so beautifully adorned that we didn't have to worry about adding a lot of extra touches, which was wonderful for us! It's a perfect combination of both rustic and chic, and perfectly matched the characters of both my husband and me, and also played into the simple elegant vibe we were hoping to achieve with our day! The price was also VERY fair considering all of what is included and the beauty of the space you are getting. We didn't have to coordinate with extra rental companies, and our DJ already had everything he needed to plug into! All of our caterer's requests and needs were met as well, which made for such a seamless day. Judi Powers cares for both her venue and her clients, and I think that played directly into the success and awesomeness of our wedding day. We could not be more thankful!!!
Kiana
Kiana R. Sent on 11/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Place Where Dreams Come True


The Dana Powers House and Barn was an absolute dream for our wedding. From the moment we laid eyes on it, we knew it was the perfect place for our special day. The rustic elegance of the barn combined with its inherent charm was exactly what we had envisioned.

Melanie, who managed the venue, was an absolute gem. Her responsiveness and willingness to answer all our queries made the planning process smoother. She truly helped bring our vision to life.

The ceremony area, set on a patch of lush green grass with a wooden stage, was like something out of a fairytale. The backdrop of vibrant green trees added an ethereal touch that made our vows even more magical.

The venue's details, like the beautiful rose bushes, added a picturesque quality to our photos that we'll cherish forever. And the presence of a fire pit allowed our guests to enjoy the sweet delight of s'mores—a thoughtful touch that added to the cozy, intimate atmosphere.

Overall, the Dana Powers House and Barn encapsulated everything we desired in a venue. The blend of elegance, rustic charm, and natural beauty provided the perfect backdrop for our special day. Countless compliments poured in about how stunning the venue was, reaffirming that we had made the best choice for our wedding. It truly was a place where dreams came true.
Kayla
Kayla S. Sent on 04/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Wonderful

Dana Powers was beyond the perfect venue! From tours, to communication, to set up and rental recommendations, they made everything so seamless and gorgeous- even with it dumping rain! Could not recommend them enough!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Nolands Horse Drawn Carriage Nolands Horse Drawn Carriage Wedding Limos

We love bringing our carriage to the Dana Powers House. Beautiful location!!

Colleen Rosenthal Photography Colleen Rosenthal Photography Wedding Photographers

There is no more special, beautiful or magical place in the central coast to be married. AND you get the amazing Judy Powers to help you with your dream wedding! Just book the property, you will be thrilled with your day!

LaBarbera Sound LaBarbera Sound Wedding DJs

Dana Powers House is on of my ALL TIME FAVORITE wedding Venues. You MUST check it out and book your date. They know how to help run you event with taste and ease. One of the Best places if not the Best!!!

Preferred Vendors

LaBarbera Sound
5.0 out of 5 rating , 215 Reviews
· Wedding DJs
Jen Rodriguez Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 34 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Embellish Vintage Rentals
5.0 out of 5 rating , 29 Reviews
· Wedding Rentals
Trumpet Vine Catering
4.9 out of 5 rating , 117 Reviews
· Wedding Caterers
Kelsey Kay Wedding Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 14 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers

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Dana Powers House and Barn frequently asked questions

Dana Powers House and Barn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Dana Powers House and Barn for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
Dana Powers House and Barn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Dana Powers House and Barn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Dana Powers House and Barn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Dana Powers House and Barn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Dana Powers House and Barn 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 quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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