Why You'll Love This Place
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This charming, family-run venue is nestled in the foothills south of Hopland, just a few miles from Highway 101. It sits on 100 acres of rolling hills dotted with centuries-old oak trees, and features a babbling creek, turtle pond, gardens, a small vineyard, and its postcard-perfect namesake red barn. The ranch's owners, the third generation of the Rorabaugh Family to live here, have spent the past 20 years transforming this former sheep and dairy farm into a wonderfully flexible, rustic event location.
The Barn itself is over 100 years old, and throughout its restoration the owners were careful to preserve and repurpose many original farm elements. Wagon wheel fans are hung from the rafters, and an elevated platform once used for sheep now holds a sound system connected to speakers positioned throughout the ranch. There's a sheltered, open-air catering area just off the barn, along with a large Santa Maria-style barbecue wagon—your hosts will even provide the wood!
Across from the Barn, a small red shed has been given new life as the adorable Southern Belle Saloon. It's become a favorite place for a bar, and is equipped with a commercial-grade ice maker, climate controls, and a large window fitted with an exterior shelf for serving. Next to the Saloon, there's an oversized fire pit, big enough for a crowd to gather around and roast s'mores.
Options for use of the outdoor areas are virtually unlimited. Three spacious lawns, as well as a patio adjoining the Barn, can host your ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour in any configuration you choose. With so much land, there's ample room for lawn games, a photo booth, and an al fresco lounge area—the hosts love to see couples express their creativity when deciding how to make the ranch their own.
The property is almost entirely solar powered, and a gravity-flow system uses rainwater collected in the ponds to keep the grounds and gardens green year-round. Red Barn Ranch also provides couples with a list of trusted local vendors in an effort to support Hopland's economy.
The Rorabaugh Family suggests making the most of your weekend by organizing a creekside campout for your family and friends. Alternatively, they offer trailer parking for those who might not want to "rough it". Your rental package gives you access to the grounds from Friday through Sunday—just the right amount of time to relax and make memories in this special place.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 500|
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site accommodates 500 seated or standing guests outoors.
- Wedding Receptions
- Special Events, Parties
- Business Functions/Meetings
- Rehearsal Dinners
- On-Site Accommodations
Not wheelchair accessible
Year-round, daily, noon–midnight.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest/Wooded Area
- Fountain/Water Feature
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: prep only
Tables & Chairs: some provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: 3 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ on site
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: panorama of rolling hills, oak trees, vineyard, pond, creek, fields, cows, lawns, and railroad
Other: tent and trailer camping, fire pit, horseshoes, mister systems, wine barrels, stage
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: OK outdoors
Wheelchair Access: no
Insurance: liability required