Van Dickson Ranch, a wedding venue located in Skull Valley, Arizona, had its beginnings as a family ranch. Today, the ranch is still family-owned and operated and has been since 1999. Even though you will be enveloped in the surrounding expansive sky and mountain views, you will get the chance to be less than 20 minutes away from the city of Prescott. Surrounded by oaks, cottonwoods, and walnut trees, you will be able to enjoy a naturally beautiful backdrop on your wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
As one of the oldest in the area, couples will get the opportunity to exchange their vows in a rich historical site. In fact, you will have the entire ranch to on your wedding day just to yourself. You and your wedding party can enjoy discovering the entire property, which is made up of 600 acres. This venue, due to its location along Skull Valley Creek, is filled with an abundance of scenic sites outdoors. Couples can use the oak-tree lawn to host their ceremony with up to 500 of their friends and family. Regardless of your wedding style, the ranch can accommodate your needs. For the reception, the ranch has a 3,000 square foot, covered pavilion on a large grassy area for couples and guests to gather after the ceremony.
At the Van Dickson Ranch, couples will be able to enjoy their ceremony with peace of mind because the venue will provide you with security on your wedding day. You will also be able to enjoy a large, private casita for the bride and a separate cabin for the groomsmen's preparations. Couples will also receive lighting, dance floor, tables, chairs, and benches so that they will have everything they need to host their wedding. In addition couples will receive the following services:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Victoria · Married on 09/14/2018
Beautiful, Friendly, A Dream Come True
Van Dickson Ranch was a dream come true. Green grass, weeping willow trees, amazing food and all the friendly staff are just a few things that made Van Dickson Ranch the perfect venue. Carolyn, the owner, is the sweetest person my husband and I have met. She took time to get to know me and my husband and by the end of the night all the guests and staff felt like family to one another. Carolyn also went over and beyond to make sure that all the table and chairs were set up correctly and gave us recommendations on who to contact for photographers, or flowers and so on. Van Dickson Ranch truly is one of the most beautiful places ever and we will cherish our day there and the people for the rest of our lives.Sent on 10/25/2018
Jessica · Married on 08/18/2018
Van Dickson Ranch was the perfect place for our wedding. Every one of our guests commented on how beautiful the ranch was and how perfect it fit us. The location can truly be used for a classy wedding to a rustic style, it is very versatile which worked flawlessly for us. Carolyn was extremely helpful, answering my million e-mails quickly and helping me figure out where the best place was to set things up from her extensive experience. Her suggestion to use Screw It Bartending Services led us to an amazing bartender that definitely knows her stuff and made our lives so much easier for getting things prepared.Sent on 10/03/2018
I would recommend Van Dickson Ranch to anyone getting married because it is perfect for everyone!
Lisa · Married on 06/08/2018
Sent on 07/09/2018
Our daughters wedding at Van Dickson Ranch was absolutely beautiful. Carolyn Harris was a delight to work with during the planning process. She was prompt to respond to emails and offered many helpful suggestions along the way. The ceremony site is beautiful. The lush green grass is shaded by grand trees which make a natural archway. It was perfect. The reception was on the polo field under an open tent. It worked well and the scenery was picturesque. The staff was pleasant and extremely professional. The "Cowboys" were very helpful! And the food....it was AMAZING! Our guests said so! It was Texas BBQ (tri-tip and chicken) smoked right there at the reception site. All the sides ( salads, rolls, etc.) were delicious too. I am just so happy that we chose to have our wedding at Van Dickson Ranch, no other place would have been right. Thank you Carolyn and Paul! We also used Carolyn's recommendation for Coreen Van Orden as our bartender and she and her partner in crime did a fantastic job keeping 170 guests satisfied. We used our own DJ (Play It Again AZ) playitagainaz.com
and photographer Veronica (Side of Inspiration) sideofinspiration.com.
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I have worked with the folks at Van Dickson Ranch a handful of times and I have to say it is one of my favorite venues! From the location to the friendly staff, everything about this place is perfect!
Oh my goodness! What a seriously stunning place for a wedding! Van Dickson has the most gorgeous setting and it is THE desert oasis you may just be looking for! I can't get over the stunning views and the incredible options for your ceremony and reception. Visit Van Dickson Ranch and you will fall in love!
A beautiful location for your outdoor wedding. This venue is a joy to work with.