The Smith Family Ranch is a Lakeland-based rustic wedding venue that serves couples in the greater Tampa region. As a real cattle ranch, the space offers the ideal setting for a country-style celebration with vintage flair and wildlife inspiration. The barn has large fans to keep you cool on a warm Florida day, while the array of benches and tables will let your guests mingle. The fifth-generation family-owned ranch welcomes you to host your special day on their breathtaking grounds.
Facilities and Capacities
The ranch wedding venue has six event spaces for indoor and uncovered outdoor gatherings. Couples can comfortably host 50 to 300 guests in the areas.
The Smith Family Ranch has a range of services for your big day. They strive to make your special event unique to you and will encourage your vision to come to life. Depending on your needs, any number of family members will be on deck to help. Services include:
This country wedding venue has a bridal & groom suites for your wedding preparation needs. There is also on-site parking and wheelchair access available for friends and family.
Depending on your needs, The Smith Family Ranch can open up their grounds for various wedding-related celebrations. These occasions include:
For five generations, the Smith family has been taking care of the cattle ranch. They opened up a corn maze in 2009 and transformed the land into an agritourism event venue. Soon after, the Smith family began opening up the space to wedding celebrations. Today, the Smiths continue to raise cattle and invite guests for fun family activities throughout the year.
Located in Lakeland, Florida, the wedding venue is in between Orlando and Tampa. Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport are both 55 minutes away. In the surrounding region, hiking trails and wildlife viewing can be found in Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area and Upper Hillsborough Preserve.
Recommended by 20% of couples
Marisol · Married on 11/17/2018
What started out positive quickly became negative
We hired this vendor after visiting the ranch because we thought it would be the ideal place to have a country/rustic wedding. Donna seemed so accommodating and the location was beautiful. However, during the wedding weekend, we quickly realize she was just putting up a front. We arrive at the barn the day before the wedding and it was filthy, for $3500, we at least expected it to be clean. We had to wipe everything down, sweep the floor, scrub the bathroom, chairs and tables. There were cob web everywhere as if the place had not been touch in months. On the day of the wedding nothing was done that she indicated would be set up, our groomsmen had to set up ceremony chairs, etc. They (Smiths) merely park the antique truck near the barn. During the wedding Donna was acting like she was running the whole show. At first, we felt she was being helpful but we soon discovered that she was just trying to control the whole event and was trying to rush us out. Her husband was also, walking around being rude to our guest. At 9 pm she told the DJ to announce last call, when we had the barn until 11 pm per our agreement. We had purchased tons beverages to cover us from the time the bar service left until 11pm, we also paid several vendors to stay there until 10pm -11pm. When we asked her why she did that she said yes we had the barn until 11pm but the music needed to stop by 10 pm, which I was fine with. However, before I knew it. The table were being cleared off and our guest began to leave, by 9:30 the majority our guest were gone. We were very disappointed with the service.