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

Stately oak and walnut trees, a natural arch formed by 100-year-old cottonwoods, and a lush carpet of grass situated above Skull Valley Creek set the scene for your wedding at the Van Dickson Ranch. This is a historic venue located in Skull Valley, a marvelous place for spring, summer, and fall nuptials. (Barn & Farm Weddings Skull Valley)

After the ceremony, guests will adjourn to the spacious, covered pavilion for the reception to include dinners of Texas tri-tip smoked right here on the ranch with six delicious side dishes. Descriptions of the food range from amazing to fantastic, and many guests have returned to the venue for their own weddings because of the food and majesty of the Van Dickson Ranch, located near Prescott.

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. When C. Paul and Carolyn Harris bought the ranch in 1999, Paul, a polo player, knew he could make a polo field there. Little did he know that it had been a polo field 100 years ago. Coincidence or fate? Thus they named it Van Dickson Ranch. This beautiful area is known as Skull Valley because of the skulls found there in the late 1800s which are believed to be from ancient battles between the Yavapai and Apache people.

Facilities and Capacity

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. Included are dinners, lighting, dance floor, tables, chairs, and benches, thus couples will have everything they need for their special day. The ranch can host up to 500 wedding guests.

Services Offered

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, 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:

  • All inclusive packages
  • Covered Pavilion for reception
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Liability insurance
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Dressing suite for bride and bridesmaids
  • Preparation cabin for groomsmen
  • In-house catering of smoked tri-tip dinners
  • Use of property from 9 a.m. until midnight
  • Bridal party may supply soft and alcoholic drinks
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49 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 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Victoria · Married on 09/14/2018

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    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.

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    Jessica · Married on 08/18/2018

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    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.
    I would recommend Van Dickson Ranch to anyone getting married because it is perfect for everyone!

    Sent on 10/03/2018

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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? $ 7,480.00
  • 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)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 100
  • 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
    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
    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
    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, Arizona, 86338 See on map
    928-377-1932 (Phone number)

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