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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.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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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