Lightsey Family Ranch is a country wedding venue located in Venus, Florida, known for their scenic views and beautiful barn-like spaces. This family ranch prides itself in having comfortable on-site accommodations and local wildlife like deer, wild hogs, bobcats, alligators, and bald eagles. Lightsey Family Ranch gives couples the option to have an outdoor ceremony with forest backdrops or an indoor reception with sleek wooden floors. The venue has been providing its open pastures, 100-year-old oak trees, and impeccable customer service for over 20 years. This is a one-stop shop for adventurous couples who want a rustic-themed wedding in the center of Florida’s nature complete with animal life, forestry, wedding experts, and more.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue's indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate parties of all sizes. Their outdoor space, due to the vast land, can accommodate more wedding guests. Their team of professionals can assist with floor plan design to efficiently fit all guests. They also have a bridal suite and groom’s room for proper preparation and stress-free relaxation.
On top of forest views, the ranch offers a variety of services, including accommodations, all-inclusive packages, catering, event rentals, liability insurance, and WiFi. Their trained staff takes care of setup and cleanup to ensure everything runs smoothly from start to finish. They have a list of trusted outside vendors, such as photographers, florists, and event designers. This wedding venue is available to host a variety of your wedding-related events, including your ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or elopement. Their event rentals include altars, arches, centerpieces, chairs, chair covers, dance floor, photo booth, tents, and tent accessories. Services provided by Lightsey Family Ranch include the following:
- Champagne toast
- Wheelchair access
- Chocolate fountain
Couples can choose from a variety of serving styles, including buffet, family, French service, plated dinner, and station options. Tastings are provided to customize a menu that best represents your palate.
The ranch offers an 8,000-square-foot premium custom lodge complete with cozy furniture and spacious rooms. This elegantly designed rustic living space features ten bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Their amenities include coffee, oversized chairs, a TV, an on-site cook, a wraparound porch, a pool table, fire pit, and benches for relaxed seating.