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Dana Powers House and Barn

Nipomo, CA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
81 reviews
$6k - $9k For 100 Guests

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$6k - $9k For 100 Guests

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
  • 2 ADA-compliant restrooms

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

Come and visit us!
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.

  • Woman-owned

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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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Natalie M. Married on 08/12/2022
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    We absolutely LOVED the Dana Powers House & Barn!

    The Dana Powers House & Barn was the wedding venue of our dreams!!! Married in August of 2022, we looked at several options in the area, and as soon as we finished our tour of Dana, we knew no other venue could match. Not only are the house and barn both exceptionally magical, the service provided by everyone who works there is phenomenal. Melanie always responded to us promptly leading up to the wedding, and as a detail-oriented bride, I had so many questions for her that she answered with kindness and patience. It left us feeling assured and confident that everything would go smoothly on wedding day! Zack was a pleasure to work with as well, always going above and beyond to make our wishes come true (he helped us build a custom photo wall which we later rented through Embellish, made sure our signs were hung to our liking, answered several questions about the venue’s layout, and more). Another huge differentiator was how flexible the venue was, although they have preferred vendor lists and guidelines to follow, everything was so reasonable and they were able to accommodate our vision for the big day. If we had a question/request, they found a solution! We were married on the ceremony lawn near the barn and had our reception inside the barn, but we rented the house for myself and my bridesmaids to get ready. The barn was rustic elegance at its finest, and the house + surrounding gardens were quaint and picture perfect. Our guests have not stopped raving about how beautiful the venue was, and we look back on how special the entire day was thanks to Dana’s beauty and the team’s care. They truly want you to have a wonderful wedding day and will make you feel at peace from the day you book them! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU to everyone at the Dana Powers House & Barn including Judi, Melanie and Zack. We can’t recommend this venue enough!
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    Lauren C. Married on 06/25/2022
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    Dream Venue, Wonderful Service

    As the other reviewers have stated, Dana Powers was fantastic and we could not have picked a more perfect venue for our big day. The property is gorgeous with a variety of great photo spots from the gardens, the house, the barn, the field for sunset photos the opportunities are endless. On top of that, minimal decor is needed since the space is already so lovely. We rented a few items through Embellish onsite which was very easy and convenient (although a bit pricey IMO).

    Melanie and Zac were SO great to work with. Incredibly responsive, helpful, flexible and really nice.

    We are thrilled with our experience and how everything turned out and highly recommend! Thank you DP team!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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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
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Jen Rodriguez Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 33 Reviews
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Embellish Vintage Rentals
5.0 out of 5 rating , 29 Reviews
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4.9 out of 5 rating , 117 Reviews
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Kelsey Kay Wedding Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 14 Reviews
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535 Mehlschau Road Nipomo, CA, 93444
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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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