River Highlands Ranch

Smartville, CA, Smartville, CA 95977 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About River Highlands Ranch

River Highlands Ranch is a tranquil wedding venue located in Smartsville, California. The 433-acre ranch features a picturesque vineyard, plenty of outdoor space with lawns for games, year-round fire pit, gorgeous air conditioned/heated barn and charmingly rustic elegance for couples and their guests to enjoy.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue serves as an ideal location for weddings and other special events of varying sizes, from intimate affairs to large gatherings. Both indoor and outdoor event spaces are available to host your special day. The meticulously-manicured lawns allow plenty of space to say your vows, play lawn games, mingle with guests, or dine in the fresh air. This area’s stone-top stage works especially well for ceremonies, with stunning valley views creating a striking backdrop as you prepare to say “I do.” Couples and their guests can meander through the gardens while enjoying the lavender, roses, and the lemon and olive trees. You can also make use of the fire pit as the sun starts to set. Here, you and your loved ones can roast s’mores and enjoy the cozy ambiance given by the crackling fire. Majestic trees offer a bit of shade for those warmer days, and market lights help create a welcoming atmosphere for evening events. For indoor celebrations, River Highlands Ranch features a 7,500-square-foot barn. This charming structure boasts lofted ceilings and expansive barn doors that open up to scenic views of the gardens and vineyards. Eight glass chandeliers, which can be decorated with candles or flowers, hang from the ceilings, adding a delicate touch of elegance. The barn also includes heating and air conditioning, installed string lights and drapery, and indoor restrooms. A full kitchen with an oven, fridge, and freezer provides space for your caterer to prep your delicious wedding meal. In addition, a spacious on-site bridal suite is at your disposal for a comfortable space to get ready before the festivities begin.

Services Offered

River Highlands Ranch is able to provide event space for a variety of wedding-related celebrations, including engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The venue’s professional staff is dedicated to providing each couple with an unforgettable experience that is as stress-free as possible. They know that getting married is a truly special occasion, and they delight in assisting you to find the vendors that will help bring your dream wedding to life. Please also consider renting our very private "Duck Pond" cabin as a honeymoon cabin and a great space for the guys to get ready day-of!

Location

Nestled in the scenic foothills of northern California, the ranch is situated on the border of Nevada and Yuba Counties. Your out-of-town guests will appreciate this venue’s convenient location, as it is only one hour from Sacramento and about two and a half hours from San Francisco with lots of lodging availble in the darling towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City within a 20-30 minute drive. Starting in the 2020 season we will have a "glamping" campground on property available for your overnight guests!

Hanging lantern
Hanging lantern
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Stunning Entrance
Stunning Entrance
Vineyard Oak Ceremony
Vineyard Oak Ceremony
Photos in the vineyard!
Photos in the vineyard!
7500 Sq.Ft. Indoor Space.
7500 Sq.Ft. Indoor Space.
Big space for private moments.
Big space for private moments.
433 acre ranch view
433 acre ranch view
Fun even in the rain!
Fun even in the rain!
Spring Green!
Spring Green!
Impressive Barn Entry.
Impressive Barn Entry.
Sierra Foothills Terrain.
Sierra Foothills Terrain.
Photo Perfect Spots Abound
Photo Perfect Spots Abound
Year 'round use of fire pit!
Year 'round use of fire pit!
Plenty of Room For Everyone!
Plenty of Room For Everyone!
Vineyard Fun Photo Shoot!
Vineyard Fun Photo Shoot!
Private Honeymoon Cabin.
Private Honeymoon Cabin.
The Proud Dad Walk.
The Proud Dad Walk.
Bride's Three Rm. Suite.
Bride's Three Rm. Suite.
Space for Kids to Run Free!
Space for Kids to Run Free!
Spectacular Dance Spots.
Spectacular Dance Spots.
Wear Your Ranch Boots!
Wear Your Ranch Boots!
Rent a Picture Perfect Getaway
Rent a Picture Perfect Getaway
Sierra Foothill Views.
Sierra Foothill Views.
Add Great Details!
Add Great Details!
Gorgeous Barn Doors for Pics!
Gorgeous Barn Doors for Pics!
Boots Were Made For Dancin'
Boots Were Made For Dancin'
Hundreds of Oaks.
Hundreds of Oaks.
What an Entrance for Guests!
What an Entrance for Guests!
Simple Wood Walls for Backdrop
Simple Wood Walls for Backdrop
One of Three Ceremony Sites.
One of Three Ceremony Sites.
Vineyard Barn.
Vineyard Barn.
Great Backdrops.
Great Backdrops.
Ranch Elegant Barn Dining.
Ranch Elegant Barn Dining.
Can You Beat This First Dance?
Can You Beat This First Dance?
Room for Great Details!
Room for Great Details!
Air Conditioned Barn!
Air Conditioned Barn!
Details!
Details!
Details!
Details!
Rustic Elegance.
Rustic Elegance.
Gorgeous Family Photo Spots.
Gorgeous Family Photo Spots.
Rain Won't Spoil Her Day!
Rain Won't Spoil Her Day!
Wow! First Dance!
Wow! First Dance!
Springtime Green Backdrop.
Springtime Green Backdrop.
Air Conditioned Bridal Suite.
Air Conditioned Bridal Suite.
Details!
Details!
Welcome Table!
Welcome Table!
Great Light for Photos!
Great Light for Photos!
Easily Visible Vows for Guests
Easily Visible Vows for Guests
Fun Cake Cutting Spots.
Fun Cake Cutting Spots.
Vineyard Barn
Vineyard Barn
Outdoor Dining Options.
Outdoor Dining Options.
Great Light
Great Light
Memorable Vows
Memorable Vows
Farm Tables Included.
Farm Tables Included.
Dramatic Annouce In!
Dramatic Annouce In!
Plenty of Space.
Plenty of Space.
Year-Round Fire Pit.
Year-Round Fire Pit.
Ponds.
Ponds.
Outdoor Dancing.
Outdoor Dancing.
Details.
Details.
Market Lights.
Market Lights.
Bird's Eye from Bride's Suite.
Bird's Eye from Bride's Suite.
Lawn Games!
Lawn Games!
Indoor/Outdoor Dancing!
Indoor/Outdoor Dancing!
Bird's Eye View for Group Shot
Bird's Eye View for Group Shot
Cuteness.
Cuteness.
Bride's Suite.
Bride's Suite.
Golden Hills View.
Golden Hills View.
Indoor/Outdoor Dining.
Indoor/Outdoor Dining.
Lanterns!
Lanterns!
Summer Evening Spectacular.
Summer Evening Spectacular.
Lots of green!
Lots of green!
Happy Dad!
Happy Dad!
Romantic Spring Green.
Romantic Spring Green.
Dreamy Lighting.
Dreamy Lighting.
Spring Green.
Spring Green.
Big Views.
Big Views.
Simple Backdrops.
Simple Backdrops.
Spruced Up!
Spruced Up!
Water!
Water!
Air Conditioned Dining.
Air Conditioned Dining.
Bring in Fun Details!
Bring in Fun Details!
Great Backdrops
Great Backdrops
Bride's Suite.
Bride's Suite.
Outdoor wedding reception
Outdoor wedding reception
Hanging lantern
Hanging lantern
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Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Tricia · Married on 09/29/2012

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This place is beautiful!!! It is so well designed and decorated, that I didnt really need to anything. They have tables, chairs, etc on site. There is a rental charge, but it is low and makes the logistics of it all very easy. There is very little outside lighting, but they have twinkle lights and candles all through the landscaping so it is beautiful, if not bright. There is housing on site as well. Very thoughtful details.

    Sent on 10/10/2012

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River Highlands Ranch FAQ

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Farm/Ranch
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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? All Inclusive Packages

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