Before we started hosting weddings at the ranch I visited several wedding venues to see what they were doing and it seemed to me that the whole process was a little rushed, kind of like herding cattle from point A to point B. You spend months and sometimes years planning the perfect wedding and then it’s all over in less than 24 hours. At the Rocking R Guest ranch, we want you to enjoy every minute of your wedding experience from the rehearsal party the night before your wedding to the Sunday brunch the day after your wedding. We don’t want you to have to share your space with anyone and we want to do everything we can to help you create the perfect Wedding Weekend at our beautiful venue.
The fun starts long before your big day! Prior to your wedding weekend you will be invited to our Chef’s Tasting Dinner where you will sample wines and local craft beer before tasting the dishes our chef can create for your wedding reception. The Rocking R Catering team is amazing so be sure to come with a hearty appetite.
Arrive at the ranch the afternoon before your wedding day; settle into your cottage and then head to the wedding pavillion to organize your decorating team. If you have a wedding planner then all you have to do is show up for the rehearsal. If you choose to host your rehearsal dinner at the ranch then wander over to the commercial kitchen to see how your catering team is doing. If our catering team is preparing the dinner then you can grab a cocktail and enjoy the view from the patio. After dinner, relax in the hot tub or enjoy a campfire before tucking into layers of luxurious linens for your beauty sleep.
Wake-up refreshed and ready for coffee, warm cinnamon buns and fresh berries served with our signature granola and creamy yogurt. After breakfast the hair and make-up team will arrive to get you and your bridal party ready for the big day. Our local florist will deliver your flowers to the ceremony area and the pavillion so that you don’t have to worry about transporting, arranging or storing them.
Your guests will be shuttled to the ranch from our partner hotel so that you don’t have to worry about anyone drinking and driving. We will serve lemonade and iced tea before and after the ceremony. The guests will be seated in white chairs set amongst the trees and will enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake and a selection of music while they wait for the ceremony to begin. You can arrive by horse drawn wedding carriage or you can stroll over from the cottages which are just a few steps from the ceremony area.
There are so many beautiful spots to take photos on the ranch and we’ll take good care of your guests while you and your photographer are busy capturing the memories of your special day. The bar will be open and appetizers will be passed by our professional catering team. Your guests can stroll about the property, relax on the patio or mingle in the wedding pavillion. Don’t worry; we’ll be sure to save appetizers for the wedding party! Take a few minutes to relax in the cottage, enjoy a cocktail with your appetizers and freshen up before making your grand entrance into the pavillion.
After a delicious dinner, dance the night away under softly glowing chandeliers or step outside to view the stars. Enjoy a late night lunch and when the party is over your cozy cottage awaits.
On Sunday, you have the option of going for brunch before you take down your décor; nothing is ever rushed at the Rocking R Guest Ranch!