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Rancho La Patera & Stow House

Goleta, CA View map Visit website

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.

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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    Valerie Married on 09/02/2018
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    This was the perfect venue for our intimate, rustic family wedding. The setting is so serene and the grounds are gorgeous. Loved it!
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    Stow House was great as the venue we chose for our wedding ceremony. I wanted

    an outdoor venue and this was the perfect choice for us. Dacia helped us throughout the

    long preparation, for the wedding, and patiently guided us in working out all the details

    for the Big Day. Tiffany, who helped us at the rehearsal and on the Day Of the ceremony,

    gave us such good suggestions on how to improve certain aspects, and provided the

    assistance needed to carry out the suggestions. She was with us the entire day from early

    in the morning until dusk. We were so grateful that the Bridal Room was air conditioned

    as the day turned out to be quite warm. We were also able to chill the bottled water in the

    kitchen, so it stayed colder when we put it on ice hours before the ceremony began. We

    highly recommend this site as a wedding venue. You will not be disappointed.
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    Hanna Married on 05/30/2010
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    Stow House is a true gem for a wedding venue. I had the perfect fairy tale wedding, and it would not have been possible without the gorgeous setting Stow House offers. It is so classic and natural. The best part is that you can be very creative with the space--with both small and large weddings. The cost of the venue is by far the best value in Santa Barbara County without a doubt. I searched multiple venue sites, and all were at least double the cost of Stow House (and not nearly as beautiful). Dacia, the event coordinator, is an absolute joy to work with--very friendly and attentive. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my entire experience with Stow House.
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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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304 N. Los Carneros Road Goleta, CA, 93117
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