Crystal & Alisa’s sweet summer wedding at Garden Valley Ranch, Petaluma, was photographed by our associate photographer Jeremi.
We’d love to be back at this stunning, flower-filled Petaluma wedding venue, so in this article I’m going to share with you more about the space as well as photos of this sweet LGBT+ wedding our team photographed. Let’s dive in!
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About Garden Valley Ranch for weddings
Garden Valley Ranch is such a picturesque location that offers an enchanting garden atmosphere for hosting weddings. It’s a working rose farm that stretches across five acres of verdant land, and is home to an incredible 6,000 rose bushes!
The roses grown in Garden Valley Ranch benefit from the natural elements of sunlight and rainfall, which contribute to their distinct aroma and essence. These roses, as well as being part of your backdrop will also be a more integral part of your wedding decor, as currently up to 100 stems of their exquisite garden roses will be cut for you (note: seasonally and with notice)!
Garden Valley Ranch supplies some of the most renowned floral designers in the bay area. Their roses have even been showcased on Martha Stewart Living and graced Caroline Kennedy’s wedding.
The carefully designed layout at the property includes roses adorning pergolas, columns, tree climbers, arches and blended beautifully with local perennials, annuals, and bulbs.
Each year, only a select few couples are granted the privilege of celebrating their nuptials amidst the romantic backdrop of these gardens. Rather than aggressively promoting the venue, Garden Valley Ranch aims to provide a dreamy setting for special events while also raising awareness of their agricultural programs and supporting their clients in distributing beautiful garden roses.
Areas around Garden Valley Ranch
Belvedere and lawns
This has a dramatic stone walkway aisle that leads to a center lawn area with a Queen Anne Victorian Belvedere and brick patio with view of rose fields. This is where outdoor wedding ceremonies take place as well as receptions and dancing.
The Secret Garden is a hidden manicured garden filled with fragrant plants behind the Belvedere. It has romantic nooks, benches and a fountain. Great for cocktail receptions!
Carriage House and Carriage House Courtyard
The Carriage House is for an indoor-outdoor wedding experience. The upper floor has massive ceilings opening to the center cupola and can be used for dining as well.
There are plenty of other areas at this venue – the list that follows is not exhaustive!
There are two getting ready areas, called the Garden Cottage and the Depot Suite. There’s also the Folly Field, Pergola walkways, koi pond, fountains, as well as the expansive gardens with different backdrops and features at different times of the year.
Maximum capacity of Garden Valley Ranch for weddings
The maximum comfortable capacity is 150. For weddings larger than that, supplemental bathrooms and shuttles would be required.
The venue offers packages for intimate weddings, too! Check in with them to see what they offer at the current time.
Photography: Associate Photographer of Zoe Larkin Photography
Venue: Garden Valley Ranch, Petaluma
Planning: Alyssa Bray Events
Florals: Pedy’s Petals
Catering: Lombardi’s Catering
Rentals: Encore Events Rentals
Music: Eleonora Pellegrini
Transportation: Beau Wine Tours
Photos from Garden Valley Ranch wedding
About Zoe Larkin Photography
Looking for a Petaluma wedding photographer? You can learn more about our services at the links below:
Hoping we’ll be back at Garden Valley Ranch soon, shooting your lovely wedding!