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Santa Fe River Ranch

Alachua, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
22 reviews
$14k - $22k For 100 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$14k - $22k For 100 Guests

Thank you for your interest in Santa Fe River Ranch. SFRR is the most unique and versatile outdoor venue in north central Florida. It offers multiple breathtaking ceremony sites, covered and uncovered, to provide you with a wide variety of options. Setting Santa Fe River Ranch apart from the rest is our beautiful reception area that features flowing drapes, a large chandelier, a balcony and spiral staircases, and, most importantly, air conditioning and heat. Additionally, our vintage bridal lodge is included the entire day of your wedding.

A professional wedding coordinator is also included for the day to help keep your timeline running smoothly so your special day is stress free.

Another unique feature is that we do just one wedding per week. This allows you access for a rehearsal on Friday for a Saturday event. You will also have access all day Saturday and Sunday to return to the ranch and gather your personal items so that you don’t have to rush to collect them the night of your wedding or event. This makes for a much more relaxing experience.

Enter through our timeless and elegant open air pole barn, with a large wraparound bar. Each side of the barn features built in high tops and seating and brick patio courtyards with a fire spiral staircases, and wagon wheel chandeliers to light up the loft. It is fully air conditioned and heated.

We have a timeless lodge that is included for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready the day of the wedding. The lodge has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and is available for overnight stays for an additional charge. We also have a guest house that can also accommodate 8 guests and we work closely with local hotels as close as 5 miles away. It has a patio with a built in fireplace and overhead café lights.

For your ceremony you may choose between white chairs for a more traditional look or brown benches for a more rustic look. Both of these options are included for up to 300 guests. Other beautiful décor options for the ceremony that can be rented at an additional cost include a white or brown wall with double doors to keep the bride hidden until the moment she walks down the aisle. We also have chandelier options that we can hang from the tree to really make a statement. For your reception, tables and chairs are included for up to 300 guests. Upgrade options such as Chiavari chairs and farm tables are available to take your reception to the next level. Ranch staff does all the heavy lifting for you, setting up tables and chairs per your specifications.

Worried about rain? Don’t! SFRR is the only outdoor-style venue in the area that has a covered ceremony option. This is so important in Florida because of the possibility of inclement weather. SFRR does not provide a caterer, leaving you with the freedom to select any type of caterer you might wish to use. You may stock your own bar, but we require you to hire an insured bartender to serve. We have a great vendor list to help you with the few things we don’t provide.

We will provide you with unmatched service for your big day. A team of staff work your event, parking guests and providing transportation for guests to your ceremony site, and tending to anything that might arise. We work diligently to help make sure your day is as perfect as it can possibly be.

Our prices include our facility and many of the amenities listed above. To save your date, a $1,000 deposit is required, with the balance not due until 3 weeks prior to the wedding or event. We want to ensure you have a wonderful experience and we make every effort to make sure you and your guests have a day and night to remember. There are other barn venues that claim to be the best. We believe our experience and reputation are one of a kind. Santa Fe River Ranch was voted Best Wedding and Event Venue in Alachua County for 3 consecutive years. Santa Fe River Ranch is a “must see” for your event. Call and schedule a visit. You’ll see the difference!

The pole barn is decorated with curtains, café lights, chandeliers, lanterns, and other lighting that really makes the place magical at night. Attached to the pole barn is our enclosed reception facility. The reception area is incredibly elegant and decorated with flowing drapes, a large chandelier, lighting on the loft railing and please check our calendar for available dates. Please call for additional information or to schedule a tour. Complete wedding packages also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$8,995

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

$8,995

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?

$1,000

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
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
September
December
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    Katie M. Married on 08/02/2022
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    The wedding venue and team

    We were so lucky to have our wedding at Santa Fe River Ranch. Marsha and her team are a well-oiled machine. We did not have to worry or stress about any details, they were on top of everything. They were flexible, easy to work with, had great communication, and treated us like family. The property was absolutely beautiful! We had our ceremony under the big oak tree and reception in the barn, it was stunning and everything we envisioned. We also utilized the other guest houses on the property, which made getting ready and housing family so easy. On the day of the wedding, Marsha kept checking in with me to give me updates and asked if I needed anything, she truly went above and beyond to make sure we had a perfect day. If you are planning a wedding and are looking for a stress-free experience, book Santa Fe River Ranch!
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    Ashton S. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Beautiful Wedding!

    Santa Fe River Ranch is a wonderful place to work with. They go above and beyond to make everything a stress free wedding. They offer a package that basically includes everything! From the DJ, photographer, catering company, decorations, to the coordinator. I had my wedding here on the 14th of May and everything went smoothly, the ceremony was beautiful, the entire ranch is just fabulous. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend anyone getting married to use Santa Fe River Ranch!

    Santa Fe River Ranch's reply:

    Thank you Ashton for sharing such a kind review.
    We truly appreciate you and enjoyed our experience with you while bringing your vision to life. :)
    Wishing you and Colby the best!
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Hi! I am Jen and who you will most likely be emailing! I work with our brides to set up meetings, work on vendor coordination and help design their wedding.

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29220 NW 122nd Street Alachua, FL, 32615
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Santa Fe River Ranch frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Santa Fe River Ranch?

Santa Fe River Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

What are the most important characteristics of Santa Fe River Ranch in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Santa Fe River Ranch for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Santa Fe River Ranch for wedding events?

Santa Fe River Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Santa Fe River Ranch offer?

Santa Fe River Ranch offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Santa Fe River Ranch offer for wedding events?

Santa Fe River Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Santa Fe River Ranch have available for wedding events?

Santa Fe River Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Santa Fe River Ranch and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Santa Fe River Ranch is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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