Van Dickson Ranch

Post Office Box 314 13125 Van Dickson Road, Skull Valley, AZ 86338 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Van Dickson Ranch

Van Dickson Ranch is a historic venue located in Skull Valley, Arizona. It is a marvelous place for spring, summer, and fall nuptials with its wondrous oak and walnut trees. A natural arch formed by 100-year-old cottonwoods and a lush carpet of grass situated above Skull Valley Creek will set the scene for any wedding. This beautiful area is known as Skull Valley because of the skulls found there in the late 1800s. They are believed to be from ancient battles between the Yavapai and Apache people. James Van Dickson homesteaded this ranch in 1906. Van, as he was known, was a world-class rodeo champion who raised polo ponies at the ranch and leased them to Will Rogers.

Facilities and Capacity

The ranch can host up to 500 wedding guests. Guests can adjourn to the covered pavilion for the reception to enjoy dinners of Texas tri-tip smoked on the ranch with six side dishes available. Music may play until 11 p.m. and the entire venue is available to the wedding party all day from 9 a.m. The bride will have a large dressing suite and the groomsmen will have their own private cabin for preparations. Ease-of-access is a priority for the Van Dickson Ranch, with ample parking and shuttle services available in addition to full wheelchair accessibility.

Services Offered

The event planning team will go the extra mile for each soon-to-be-wed, gaining an understanding of their dream vision for their nuptials. They will provide set-up and clean-up services, allowing you to focus on spending time with your guests. 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. Couples will also receive lighting, a dance floor, tables, chairs, and benches so that they will have everything they need to host their wedding. Delicious catering options can be availed of by couples with a selection of passed hors d’ oeuvres and buffet-style meals on offer.

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53 Reviews for Van Dickson Ranch

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Kaitlin

    Kaitlin V. · Married on 04/30/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely amazing venue

    Oh my goodness. I cannot even put into words how much I LOVED the Van Dickson Ranch. We got married here April 30th, 2021. The whole day was so much more perfect than I could ever imagine. The bridal suite and grooms suite was so nice to have to get ready in. Carolyn herself is such a sweetheart and is there throughout the whole day to help make sure everything goes perfectly. I live in another city so Carolyn was wonderful with communication and making sure everything was set and ready to go for the day. The staff was so wonderful and directing guests, helping me and my husband, and helping set up. The venue is absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. Every guest I had could not stop talking about how gorgeous it was. I didn’t even add decorations to my ceremony because the landscape itself is breathtaking. The reception was wonderfully lit and comfortable. The food was AMAZING. If you are looking at getting married in Arizona, I highly recommend this venue 100%. This was the first venue my husband and I toured and we cancelled all other tours and booked the Van Dickson on the spot because we fell in love with the scenery and the owners.

    Sent on 05/01/2021
  • Bradley

    Bradley R. · Married on 02/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    Couldn't have asked for anything more!

    The venue was great. The ambiance was perfect for our wedding in late October. The food got multiple compliments, even weeks later. Would definitely recommend.

    The staff was super helpful and looked great. The owners are super responsive and helpful in their recommendations.

    Sent on 11/13/2019

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Van Dickson Ranch Pricing

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Van Dickson Ranch FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 7480.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    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
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Server(s)
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Tony the Entertainer, LLC Wedding DJs

    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!

  • Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

    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!

  • My Wedding Flowers Wedding Florists

    A beautiful location for your outdoor wedding. This venue is a joy to work with.

Map

  • Post Office Box 314 13125 Van Dickson Road, 13125 Van Dickson Road Skull Valley, AZ, 86338 See on map
    928-377-1932 (Phone number)
    Location of (Van Dickson Ranch)

Van Dickson Ranch frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Van Dickson Ranch?

Van Dickson Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

Van Dickson Ranch includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)

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

The space offered by Van Dickson Ranch for wedding events is known for:

  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Van Dickson Ranch for wedding events?

Van Dickson Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Van Dickson Ranch offer?

Van Dickson Ranch offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Van Dickson Ranch offer for wedding events?

Van Dickson Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Van Dickson Ranch have available for wedding events?

Van Dickson Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

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

Van Dickson Ranch is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in value, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.8 in flexibility.