River Ridge Wedding Ranch

We specialize in beautiful, romantic outdoor weddings set in our 722-acre nature preserve on the Tule River.

Wedding and Elopement Packages

Let us help you realize your dreams of a beautiful, romantic wedding in a gorgeous natural setting. We are a private, secluded nature preserve with safe, sane and modestly-priced elopements.

Romantic, Custom Weddings

Choose from many sites and options on our 722 acres to create your perfect wedding event.

722 Acres of Ecological Preservation

River Ridge Wedding Ranch includes the Tule River and borders the 323,000 acre Giant Sequoia National Monument. River Ridge Ranch is a fully-protected ecological reserve.

Romantic, Custom Outdoor Weddings
~

Hold your ceremony in our open-sided River Barn alongside the river, dine and dance in a gorgeous 2,000 sq. ft. round Pavilion amidst lovely grounds and full amenties. We love small groups and provide an affordable way to have a custom wedding.

Our wedding venue is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and provides a superb backdrop for an outdoor wedding. The wedding can be anything from a country theme  to a traditional or even very formal outdoor wedding. Take this opportunity to design your personalized and unique Sierra wedding!!

River Ridge Wedding Ranch is a unique combination of working cattle ranch, recreation and education guest ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The environmentally-conscious 722-acre ranch includes the Tule River and borders the 323,000 acre Giant Sequoia National Monument. River Ridge Wedding Ranch is a fully-protected ecological reserve. We are about three hours from L.A. and less than five hours from San Francisco.

Our wedding day at the ranch could not have been more perfect. With the beauty of the ranch and help from Gary the day was relaxing and care-free. We were able to enjoy every moment stress free. Every need was met to perfection, I felt like our wedding day was truly a dream come true.

– Betsy

Gary, thank you so much, it really was an amazing day. We were sitting in Hawaii on our honeymoon talking about how perfect it was and how glad we were to get to have such a beautiful wedding at the ranch. Thank you for sharing the ranch with us, it really meant a lot.

– Mandi

We are so very appreciative of being able to have our daughter’s wedding on your beautiful ranch!! You really went the extra mile to make sure every guest and even the crazy parents of the bride were comfortable!!

– E.K.

Thank you so much for making our special day a memorable and enjoyable experience. We’ve really appreciated all your help and support in the months leading up to and during our wedding weekend. We will never forget your kindness or River Ridge Ranch.

– T.L.

We both had an amazing weekend, everything went according to plan and all of our guests had a fun time. Most importantly we were both very happy with the ceremony and the evening party. The ranch was a wonderful venue! I know many of our guests enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.

– D.

Our wedding at River Ridge really was the best day of our lives and we could not have asked for a more perfect place to start the rest of our lives together!

– M.W.

River Ridge Wedding Packages
~

We specialize in beautiful, romantic outdoor weddings set in our 722-acre nature preserve on the Tule River. Hold your ceremony in our open-sided River Barn alongside the river, dine and dance in a gorgeous 2,000 sq. ft. round Pavilion amidst lovely grounds and full amenties. We love small groups and provide an affordable way to have a custom wedding.

All Packages Include:

  • Event Consultation
  • All Linen & Tableware: tablecloths, napkins, plates, utensils, glassware
  • Our experienced Event Manager and Staff
  • Ceremony Setup: arch, chairs, benches, plant stands
  • Tables and Chairs and Setup for Ceremony and Reception (you provide centerpieces)
  • Cake/pie Cutting & Plating service
  • Breakdown, cleaning, and recycling (we are extremely conscientious about the environment)
  • Exclusive use of the ranch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Rehearsal, Ceremony and Reception
  • Off-street parking
  • Covered River Barn ceremony site
  • Use of our PA for ceremony
  • Use of our Bose surround sound system for reception
  • Seating in 2,000 sq. ft. Pavilion, Patio and/or Grape Arbor
  • Use of fire ring (firewood provided). S’mores, anyone?
  • Use of kitchen, barbecue, banquet and buffet tables
  • ADA accessible toilet facilities and parking
  • Bridal and Groom changing rooms
Our pavilion has lighting and electricity and a built-in surround sound system for wonderful music (live or DJ), device plug-in, fans, heaters. Use our caterer or BYO.

Elopement Packages
~

Let us help you realize your dreams of a beautiful, romantic wedding in a gorgeous natural setting. We are a private, secluded nature preserve with safe, sane and modestly-priced elopements.

At River Ridge Wedding Ranch, you’ll have your choice of many sites on our 722 acres.

  • We’ll provide the Officiant. Witness, too, if needed.
  • We’ll provide the ceremony and work with you to customize it.
  • You can use our River Barn and Wedding arch or select a site in the open.
  • You may BYO photographer or ask us for local suggestions.
  • Includes 3 hours on the Ranch

About Us
~

When owners Gary and Barbara bought the old Negus Ranch in 1998, they didn’t have an outdoor wedding venue in mind. They bought what was to become River Ridge when it looked as if the land would end up as a major housing development on the Tule River.

By working with their local land trust and a number of partners and donors, they were able to place a conservation easement on the ranch. River Ridge is now fully protected forever and will remain a haven for people seeking personal restoration and recreation and for the flora and fauna which abound on the property.

While River Ridge Wedding Ranch specializes in hosting romantic, intimate weddings, it also is a presence in the local community: each year in the fall and spring, hundreds of school children from throughout Tulare County visit the ranch for a free day of outdoor education. During the spring, summer and fall, River Ridge Institute, a non-profit, provides free entertainment with local and traveling musicians, poets and storytellers.

    Location & Contact
    ~

    River Ridge Ranch

    Contact River Ridge Wedding Ranch today with questions about your wedding or event. Book a tour to come and see the ranch in-person and meet our wonderful staff. We are dedicated to providing you with incredible service and a unique venue for your special day. Feel free to bring up a special idea or need that is outside our “normal” package.

    6 + 4 =