Weddings

Straus Home Ranch

Marshall, CA View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   6 reviews
Guests 2 to 180

About

Guests 2 to 180

Our family's homestead - our 166-acre historic organic ranch, nestled amongst towering eucalyptus and cypress trees, and sitting directly on the shores of Tomales Bay on the coast of West Marin - is a truly idyllic setting and unique wedding venue, with spectacular water views, pastures and rolling hills, and our lovingly-restored 150-year-old farmhouse and hay barn.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$5000

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

$5000

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?

$5000

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

$5000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Parking

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

180

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Beach
Farm/Ranch
Inn/B&B
Waterfront

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
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
November
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Whitney S. Married on 07/24/2021
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    The absolute best place to get married

    I am still in awe of the magical experience that was getting married at straus ranch. We had quite a time with another venue in the area that was actually horrible and Michael and Vivien at straus were a true breath of fresh air. Once we found them at the end of 2020 we decided to wait until they reopened for weddings and hold off on getting married until they did! We didn't want to do it anywhere else. Michael and Vivien were the warmest, most accommodating hosts who made the whole weekend we stayed such a wonderful and stress-free experience. Not to mention how absolutely stunning the location is. Everything about straus ranch added to the unforgettable experience for us. I even cried saying thank you and goodbye to them after the event. I could go on and on about this experience, but if you are wondering about getting married in northern California, this is THE place.
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    Izchel M. Married on 04/08/2021
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    Amazing venue!!!

    We had a small, beautiful wedding earlier this year at Straus Home Ranch. It was intimate, original, and surrounded by the wonderful natural landscape (including three glorious black hens). Michael and his family are incredibly accommodating and friendly. They made our time there very special. From the artisan cheeses, to kayaking to the endless views of the Bay. This place has it all. We couldn't have asked for a better place to observe our love with family and friends. I highly recommend renting the home overnight to stay there with your closest loved ones. The Straus home has an incredibly homey feeling and we had the most wonderful time cooking family dinners on the nights leading up to the wedding, we also had a wonderful night by the bomb fire with s'mores, wine and a beautiful view of the stars. I cannot recommend this venue enough. It is magical and beautiful, you and your guests will love it, whether you are having an intimate wedding or a big wedding, this is the place to have it.
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    A.m.m. Married on 09/01/2019
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    A truly heavenly place for a wedding.

    A dream come true! If you want a truly romantic, photo-perfect, glorious wedding, book Straus Home Ranch. Vivien and Michael Straus are the warmest, kindest "vendors" ever. I put vendors in quotes because you will feel like friends immediately.
    If you are looking for a rural property with breath-taking views and unending charm, Straus Home Ranch is it. The natural tunnel of trees with the backdrop of sparkling Tomales Bay feels like a sacred magical place for the ceremony. The walk to and from the ceremony is a gorgeous passage for both couple and guests. The barn is a perfect celebration/party venue with a fabulous flow for dancing. It is so charming and there are bistro and farm lighting that it needs little to no decoration. 145 guest plus a large dance floor and buffet fit nicely. Outside, the Straus's will set up a fabulous fire pit with hay bales around it and provide blankets and heat lamps if needed. If you can stay in the farm house, do it! 4 beautiful bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and spacious common spaces, large dining room and kitchen and a great porch. The front lawn is perfect for a pre-wedding gathering or brunch - though you could also use the cool "shed" that is actually a smaller barn building. Good parking on-site with wonderful direction for guest provided. Bathrooms have to be rented, but guests raved about FancyFlush - a trailer with three bathrooms that was nicer than most venue bathrooms and with plenty of room for the bride, poofy dress and bridesmaids all at once. Overall, this place is heaven.
    You will need to rent tables, chairs and all else. There is a kitchen in the barn but some caterers will want to set up their own outside. So much for guests to enjoy locally as the area is astoundingly beautiful and tranquil. Even local guests from the bay area said they felt transported. This is a very uniquely special and precious place - you won't want to leave and you will want to come back often!

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22888 State Route 1 Marshall, CA, 94940
4153356630
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Straus Home Ranch frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Straus Home Ranch?

Straus Home Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Parking

At Straus Home Ranch, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Straus Home Ranch includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert

What are the most important characteristics of Straus Home Ranch in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Straus Home Ranch for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Beach
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Inn/B&B
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Straus Home Ranch for wedding events?

Straus Home Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Straus Home Ranch offer?

Straus Home Ranch offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Straus Home Ranch offer for wedding events?

Straus Home Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Straus Home Ranch have available for wedding events?

Straus Home Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Straus Home Ranch and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Straus Home 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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