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McFarland Ranch Weddings & Events


40 acres of absolute beauty adjacent to the Cosumnes River Preserve

McFarland Living History Ranch is a property of historic significance in south Sacramento County dating back to the ranch's founding in 1870 by businessman John McFarland.

Today, McFarland Ranch is preserved and curated in its original 1800's splendor by the Galt Area Historical Society. The Ranch provides spectacular views of breathtaking beauty that serve as a dramatic backdrop for any event including weddings, corporate events, receptions, festivals and other large gatherings.  The Ranch is capable of hosting both large and intimate events with infinite possibilities for event layout. 

The venue consists of 40 acres located adjacent to the gorgeous Cosumnes River Preserve to the west and open space and agricultural lands to the north, south and east.  The location of McFarland Ranch provides for a uniquely private setting within easy travel distance from Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto and urban locations in the Bay Area.  


South Orchard

McFarland Ranch is a large venue with intimate spaces.  The Ranch serves as a canvass for you to paint the perfect wedding according to your vision and dreams.  The venue provides you the opportunity to set up your day the way you want.


Bride's Room

The brides room provides comfort and privacy to get ready for your big day.  Enjoy cool comfort on warm days and warmth on cool days as you and your bridal party prepare for the big moment.  


Groom's Room

The historic bunkhouse provides a perfect location for the groom and his "hands" to enjoy a respite from the rigors of the day's preparations.  Whether it is a game of cards, or getting dressed and polished for the big moment, this groom's room provides space and privacy -- all in the context of a historic 1870's ranch.



The historic mansion provides a dramatic backdrop for any ceremony or event.  Surrounded by white picket fencing the front yard of the mansion is a shaded location perfect for both intimate and larger audiences.  The soothing sound of the adjacent fountain creates a memorable aesthetic.


Back Porch and Yard

The mansion's back porch and yard creates memorable wedding photos or is a suitable location for after ceremony cocktails while guests mingle prior to dinner and the remaining festivities.  White picket fencing defines the space along with a tree planted in 1881.  


Picture Perfect

The Ranch is private and surrounded by the natural beauty of both manicured lawn and gardens, and the natural, rugged beauty of ranch and agricultural lands and the open space of the Cosumnes River Preserve.  The historic Ranch offers a wonderful backdrop for wedding pictures and video to make certain you can keep your special day close at hand forever.  

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The McFarland Ranch venue footprint is more than 40 acres of opportunity for festival and other events.  The Ranch has hosted many public gatherings featuring a wide variety of interests.  Plenty of parking is available along with restroom facilities for guests.  Call or submit a tour request form (adjacent) to learn how the Ranch can host your next event.


Corporate Events

McFarland Ranch also hosts corporate events from "birthday" celebrations and company picnics to industry gatherings.  The Ranch is a unique opportunity for your business to celebrate employees and corporate accomplishments.  Call or submit a tour request form (adjacent) to discuss how the Ranch can host your next corporate event.  


Car and Hobby Shows

Almost everyone has a hobby and showing off those interests comes naturally to "hobby" enthusiasts.  Whether it is a car show or civil war reenactment the Ranch is a perfect place for your enthusiast get together.  Call or submit a tour request form (adjacent) today to find out how you can showcase your avocation at the Ranch!

Request a tour to see how perfect
McFarland Ranch will be for your event.

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