We had an absolutely magical weekend and wedding here. Equally appreciated was how pleasant and easy Ed made the whole process, from initial contact, to multiple site visits, to strategizing logistics like parking, hanging driving/ directional signs, outdoor lighting, porta potty delivery (the nice ones with marble counters and music of course!) and even clean up, for which Ed went far far far above and beyond any imaginable expectations. As we were preparing to leave after 3 amazing nights on site, I overheard that there had been a little snafu with the plumbing, and was extremely impressed that Ed had been so on top of it, that I didn't know of an issue until after it was fixed. Not only is this property gorgeous, peaceful, sprawling, elegant, beautifully maintained, and FUN with numerous activities to pass very pleasant days, and not only did we receive oodles of compliments on how stunning our wedding venue was, but several people commented on how Ed himself was the best part of the wedding weekend! He is not only exceptional in his role at the Ranch, but he is someone that we are now proud to call a friend, and will most definitely go back to stay, as well as to just hang out with Ed! And, the owners of the property even left us a congratulatory wedding card! The attention to detail, guest comfort and ethical approach to running the property is unmatched.
Regarding amenities, my mom went up to the property the day before any of us and was very warmly welcomed and felt safe and comfortable in the house by herself. We had 25 people staying on site all weekend, with multiple wedding related events that ranged in size from the initial 25- 135. The kitchen in the main house is a chefs dream, and our cateror was very comfortable preparing to feed 135 people from the kitchen. The walls are thick and sound was not a problem at all. The house is kept at a very comfortable temperature. There were no bugs. The boats were fun and easily accessible. The pool and hot tub were ideal temperature and our eyes didn't sting from chlorine. The lake is cooler than the pool, so the option in temperature was great. We had a BLAST swimming in the lake, stand up paddle boarding, and boating, and my now husband and I jumped in right before our ceremony and enjoyed a few minutes of quiet before the festivities started.
This venue was THE BEST decision we made in reference to our wedding, and we will be forever grateful that we got married in such a magical place!