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Venues in Alachua,
(352) 317-0276
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  • 19 Reviews


    Summer M.

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  • We chose Santa Fe River Ranch as our venue for many reasons. One thing I looked for when choosing a venue was the "whole package". We were able to get into the venue Friday morning and we had it all the way until noon Sunday. This was very convenient for dropping things off, setting up for the rehearsal dinner ( which we were able to have there at their adorable rustic house ), and picking everything up the following day rather than having to clean up the night of. It was truly the whole package. My girls and I were able to spend the night Friday after the rehearsal at the "cottage" and it truly made the experience. Waking up at the venue, with all of my closest friends, was the perfect way to start the day and added to the excitement. The location is beautiful. If you are wanting the rustic but elegant barn feel, this is the perfect place. I have included pictures of their beautiful scenery, the oak tree we got married in front of, and the azaleas which were bloomed just in time for o... Read more

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    Summer, Thank you so so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and thorough review of your experience. We truly strive for every bride to have the most amazing experience and we are so glad you did! Youre wedding was absolutely stunning and we cant wait to show it off to the world! We wish you and Brooks nothing but the best in all of your future endeavors. All the love from your SFRR team!

    Katie M.

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  • We were so lucky to have our wedding at Santa Fe River Ranch. Marsha and her team are a well-oiled machine. We did not have to worry or stress about any details, they were on top of everything. They were flexible, easy to work with, had great communication, and treated us like family. The property was absolutely beautiful! We had our ceremony under the big oak tree and reception in the barn, it was stunning and everything we envisioned. We also utilized the other guest houses on the property, which made getting ready and housing family so easy. On the day of the wedding, Marsha kept checking in with me to give me updates and asked if I needed anything, she truly went above and beyond to make sure we had a perfect day. If you are planning a wedding and are looking for a stress-free experience, book Santa Fe River Ranch!

    Abigail T.

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  • I don't think need to mention anything about the property and facilities because they speak for themselves, the venue is completely gorgeous. The planning process was made so easy by Jennifer and Jake. They had a solution to every question, and truly took a lot of weight off our shoulders. On the day off, the staff went above and beyond to provide an incredible experience for our wedding. We planned to have our ceremony outside under the oak tree. As it got closer we realized that we'd have to move the ceremony indoors because of weather. Over the next few hours, mother nature threw every curve ball possible; tornado like squalls, power outages, flooding and more. Not only did the staff provide flawless service, they got generators up and running when there was no power, they got the local power company out ASAP, they provided out of the box solutions, coordinated our wedding party and guests, and made the whole event go off without a hitch (besides for me and my wife of course... Read more

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    Abbey and Iain, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful and thorough review. We are so glad things worked out and your experience with us ended up being so positive. We wish you both nothing but love and happiness for many years to come!

    Zach J.

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  • Absolutely stunning experience from beginning to end! A beautiful property with such a unique charm... The staff is so helpful, informative, and truly love what they do. We are incredibly grateful to have chosen Santa Fe River Ranch as our wedding venue!

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    Zach, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We truly enjoyed the unique touches from your wedding. Wishing you and Kacie a lifetime of happiness!

    Madison C.

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  • This venue is stunning! We chose this venue for our wedding and everyone was amazing! They are so nice and accommodating. They made sure our wedding day was our day. They made everything perfect and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. They are a well oiled machine! Thank you for the best day of our lives!

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    Hey Madison, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and write such an awesome review!

    Catherine I.

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  • There are absolutely no words to describe this venue. It just leaves you speechless! We had our wedding there on January 16th and it was the most amazing day ever. I wish I could do it all over again! We chose to do the destination bride package with them and it was so worth it. They had the most beautiful decorations that were included in the package, all of the vendors that they recommended to chose from were astounding, we got to use their on property houses the night before and we hosted our rehearsal dinner at "The Lodge" which is one of the houses on property where the bridesmaids and bride get to stay the night before and get ready in the day of. Everything ran so smooth, as the bride, I had absolutely no stresses the day of! Marsha and Susan were a dream to work with. I can't thank them enough, Alan was just so sweet and helped the night of the rehearsal dinner and brought us breakfast the day of the wedding. My now husband just thinks the world of him from the moment he took u... Read more

    Emily W.

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  • We hosted our company Christmas party at the Santa Fe River Ranch and were not disappointed. By the end of the night everyone requested that we have it there again next year! The staff is amazing and so accommodating, they handle everything thrown their way and it makes planning so much easier. Can't wait for next year!

    Rachel M.

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  • SFRR went above and beyond above and beyond. From the get-go, they were responsive, supportive, and flexible. They helped me handle family drama, and were welcoming of our requests to make a blended Judeo-Christian ceremony. And all that was BEFORE a pandemic. They then worked with us to postpone our wedding to a date they opened specifically for those of us whose weddings were derailed by COVID. They made sure we were safe, and they allowed us to have a socially distanced wedding while following all CDC recommendations. They even upgraded our catering from buffet to plated meals. They did this with grace, responsibility, and at NO COST to us. They were PHENOMENAL. No matter where you live in the country, SFRR is an amazing place to have an EXPERIENCE with your wedding. It's gorgeous too, by the way!!! There are not enough positive words to describe this venue, the wonderful owners and team, and the event that they created for us. My husband and I are so grateful. You should get marrie... Read more

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    Rachel, you couldn't have left us a nicer or more thoughtful review! Thank you so much for your incredibly kind and heartfelt words. You were such a dream to work with and we are so happy that you enjoyed your wedding day at SFRR. We wish you and Jordan nothing but the best!!

    Lauren D.

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  • We couldn’t have picked a more scenic, breathtaking, stress-free, magical place to get married. The hospitality of the staff and the overall welcoming feeling is apparent the moment you step foot on the property. Planning a wedding can be very stressful and many of the details can be forgotten, but this is not the case at Santa Fe River Ranch. They are so organized and think of everything before you even have to. You feel like you are their only client and every detail matters. Lodging on site provided great peace of mind, not to mention how unique and gorgeous the space is as you get ready for your big day. Anyone who wants an elegant barn wedding set beside gorgeous pastures of cattle and even horses, this is the place for you. The venue is clean, easy to access, and our guests are still talking about it till this day. It is clear that everyone at Santa Fe River Ranch takes pride in what they do. We highly recommend for any newly engaged couple to check them out!

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    Lauren, thank you so much for your sparkling review. We are so glad you found our organization and coordination helpful! We always want to help make our brides big day special and stress free. We are also glad you had the opportunity to stay on site and enjoy our lodging, it really makes for such a lovely experience. Wishing you nothing but the best!

    Chris L.

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  • We can’t say enough to show our appreciation for everyone at SFRR. They treated us like family. Everyone from Mr Hitchcock to Jake to Marsha to all the staff on the day of the wedding were attentive, gracious, flexible and hardworking. My daughter said “ It was perfect!” Even with an impending hurricane, their focus was on making the special day amazing while keeping everyone safe. We are very grateful! P.S. Having the houses on site for the bridal party and groomsmen was super helpful. P.S. Special thank you to DJ Michael who was Mr Personality at the reception AND fixed my daughter’s dress so she could dance😊

    Kayla

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  • There is honestly nothing that this venue won’t do. Not only is the venue stunning and absolutely breathtaking, it is beautifully maintained and cleaned prior to the event. Santa Fe River Ranch staff were cleaning for multiple days leading up to the wedding to make sure everything was perfect for my sister’s big day. As an event coordinator, it is extremely difficult to keep everything clean, on track, and everyone happy. I can without a doubt say this is the ABSOLUTE BEST venue and staff that I have ever worked with. The owners were so incredibly sweet and generous and although the cost is higher than other venues; it was well worth it. Do yourself a favor and spend the money for this exceptional staff. They are committed to make your day special and they certainly made my sister’s day one that she will never forget. Their wedding coordinator Marsha was beyond helpful and the on the day wedding planner they hire if you don’t have one, Linda, worked so well together and is just... Read more

    Katie

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  • I cannot say enough good things about the Santa Fe River Ranch. The venue is out of this world gorgeous, and the Hitchcock's do an exceptional job of making everyone feel so welcome. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with a vendor like this!!

    Olga P.

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  • Choosing to get married at this venue was one of the best decisions I made. Getting married under a beautiful big oak tree was seriously a dream. The ceremony cite was absolutely breath taking. I was never a huge fan of barns or ranches, however, when I saw their barn I changed my mind. Their ranch is one of the most unique I have ever seen. The open cocktail hour space and the inside of the barn was so beautiful and the Christmas lights and chandeliers made it so romantic and dreamy. The SFRR staff were so easy to work with and did everything they could to make our day so special. My wedding was a fairy tale and I am so thankful for SFRR.

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    Thank you so much for your kind review Olga! We are so glad you chose us as your venue too. It was a beautiful wedding filled with so much love.

    User6391302

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  • This Venue Is BEAUTIFUL. The people are very nice, very thorough and they are always looking for ways to make your day more special.

    Amber

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  • We fell in love with SFRR the moment we pulled into the gate. This was the first and only venue we looked at locally. I originally planned to have our wedding by the beach and after looking a several venues in St. Augustine we decided to look at a few close to home. SFRR was first on our list and we booked it that day. The grounds are absolutely breath taking. The multiple areas for the ceremony, dining, and dancing are just one of the great things about this venue. The staff has been wonderful so far I can not wait for our BIG day.

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