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Price range: $850 - $1,500 Price range: $850 - $1,500
Couples usually spend $1,200 Couples usually spend $1,200
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

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Unique aesthetic style
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About

Step into a piece of history at Rancho La Patera & Stow House, a charming wedding venue in Goleta, California. This once-in-a-lifetime destination provides a beautiful, unique, and affordable garden setting for all types of events.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples who are searching for a setting that is both steeped in romance and history will love the Rancho La Patera & Stow House. Soon-to-be-weds can start their magical celebration in the get-ready rooms, before journeying outside to be married under the redwood tree the Stow family received in 1872. Another stand-out option would be to say their "I dos" on the steps of the Gothic Revival mansion that sits beside the orchard. Couples can also take advantage of the gardens for some awe-inspiring pictures.

Services Offered

The onsite team at Rancho La Patera & Stow House does their utmost to ensure that every celebration that takes place on the property is as magical and special as possible. The team will be available to assist with cleanup services, parking services, and more. There is also wheelchair access throughout the venue, for maximum convenience. Additionally, pets are more than welcome to make a momentous occasion even better.

History

Established in 1871, this land was once owned by William Whitney Stow, who is an important figure in California history. He was the brain behind the creation of the Golden Gate Park in San Fransisco. After the purchase of the 1,100 acres of land, the orchards were laid out, which included walnut trees, almond trees, and 3,000 lemon trees. The Ranch stayed in the hands of the Stow family until 1960 when part of the land was sold. Today, the Goleta Valley Historical Society is responsible for the land and upholding its importance.

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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?

$500

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

$500

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

Yes

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

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Park

What kind of settings are available?

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?

Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Austin Sent on 03/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

No regrets in choosing the Stow House

This was the first and only venue my wife and I visited when trying to decide where we wanted to get have our ceremony and cocktail hour (we were at a different location for the reception). We were both stunned at how beautiful and well kept it is! I don't mean to overstate how much we enjoyed our wedding at this venue by giving five stars to all the categories in the review, but we would not have changed a thing. Karen Poulter, the event coordinator, was very responsive and helpful, working with us to answer all of our vendor and set-up questions for the day.
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Savannah A. Sent on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Very Flexible and Helpful

We did our ceremony at the Stow house in 2022 and it was first off beautiful with all the different trees and beautiful house for pictures, but Karen the manager was beyond professional, prompt, and flexible. We took a while to actually decide on timing and day but she was more than willing to try to fit us in as best she could and offer us whatever resources that were available from the property. She was also very kind throughout the process and the after math. I would highly recommend having your wedding at the the Stow house!
Kaytlen
Kaytlen W. Sent on 03/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Property & Karen is Amazing

We found Rancho La Patera & Stow House by chance on an instagram post. After reaching out to secure a date, I had a wonderful experience with Karen. She was on top of everything and went above and beyond to make our wedding day so special. There are unlimited places for a ceremony and our pictures came out absolutely stunning. There is even a room for the bride to wait in, with AC!, and we squeezed in the bridesmaids before the ceremony! I am so glad we decided to hold our ceremony here and look forward to visiting again in the future.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Weddings By Diana& Invitations, Etc. Weddings By Diana& Invitations, Etc. Wedding Planners

I have had several wonderful weddings at the Stow House. It is beautiful yet has slightly rustic feel with lots of fabulous trees and an extended grass area. Dacia and her staff are wonderful and easy to work with.

Melissa Musgrove Photography Melissa Musgrove Photography Wedding Photographers

My favorite thing about photographing a wedding at the Stow house are all the different areas for photography. From historic architecture to well manicured green areas and golden fields, it's got the range of backdrops for dramatic and romantic wedding photos. Being great for photography puts it on my list as one of SB favorite venues.

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