The Sunshine Ranch is one of the most unique and rustic wedding venues in Washington and it is truly a must-see venue.
We want you to design your wedding day the way that you have always pictured. From different areas of the property to hold the ceremony, to changes in the decor, we will help you bring your wedding dreams to reality. Please contact us to schedule a tour.
All of our wedding packages include:
- Exclusive use of our lovely one and a half acre manicured grounds. Once reserved, engagement photos are also encouraged.
- The Old Barn.
- Various outdoor wedding sites from which to choose for ceremony and reception.
- All round 60” tables, seating 8 people each, white table linens and chairs up to 300 guests.
- Tables for food, beverages, cake/dessert, guest book and gifts including table clothes.
- Use of any of our decor and arbors, if desired.
- Free shuttle bus service for wedding guests from our parking area to the venue and back.
- Newly-built indoor bathrooms for wedding guests. ADA accessible.
The barn opens up onto a big deck which makes for a good flow through from inside to outside. We have tons of outdoor lighting, fairy lights with lanterns, chandeliers, etc. Our place is a perfect setting for vintage decor with lots of trees, flowers, birds along with an old fashioned water fountain and rope swing! The venue is open to your party at 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the day before your event so that you can decorate and do a dress rehearsal. The venue is also open to your party the day after your event at 10 a.m. for tear down and cleanup. The bride and bridesmaids get ready in our main house where they will enjoy their own private master bedroom and bathroom along with our kitchen and living room.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Sunshine Ranch.
When can we set up and decorate for our event?
You will have full access to the venue area starting at 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. the day before your event, 10 a.m. the day of the event, and 10 a.m. the day following your event. With our packages, you will have access to the main home at 10 a.m. the day of your wedding only.
Are there any limits on decorations?
You may decorate however you like as long as no damage is done to the facility. We cannot have any open flames, including candles, in the barn.
How many guest can you accommodate for an event?
The Sunshine Ranch can accommodate up to 300 guests per event.
Who is responsible for setup and teardown?
You are responsible for the initial set up and final take down of tables, chairs and all decor.
Who is responsible for garbage and cleanup?
You are responsible for making sure that all garbage is disposed of in the provided receptacles and that the venue is tidied up when you leave. The Sunshine Ranch staff will empty garbages and deep clean venue after your event.
Are there limitations on who we can have caterer?
You may choose any caterer that you want. We have had everything from potluck barbecues to lavishly catered meals. All the table settings (plates, flatware, stemware, etc.) and serving dishes and utensils are your, or your caterer’s, responsibility.
Do you have an alcohol policy?
We allow beer, wine and champagne, but do not allow any hard alcohol.
Do we need any permits?
The only permit that is needed is a banquet permit to serve alcohol. The caterer that you choose should have all the necessary banquet permits and then your bartender will need their Class 12 servers license.
Where does the wedding party get ready/change?
With our packages, the wedding party may use the main house, which is right on site, to change and get ready.
Is there on site parking?
Yes, but it's limited and reserved for only the bridal party and ADA access. Our on site parking can accommodate up to 15 cars. Wedding guest parking is located just a mile down the street for which we provide a free shuttle service to and from the venue.
Do you offer ADA parking/access?
Yes, we have ADA parking and access to the barn for your guests.
What time can our event start and when does it need to end by?
You may choose anytime to start your event once you have the venue at 10 a.m. You have until 10pm on the day of your event to finish up all activities. You will have access at 10 a.m. the day following your event to be cleaned up and checked out.
Do you have a backup plan for inclement weather?
If an Act of God were to occur preventing the event from taking place as scheduled, The Sunshine Ranch Weddings and Events will allow for the event to be rescheduled, pending availability, with no penalty. Last minute cancellations of outdoor site due to inclement weather will not be considered for refunds.
Are there any on site overnight accommodations?
At this time, no.
Do you require a deposit?
To secure your wedding date, we do require a contract to be signed, %50 down payment plus a $250 refundable damage deposit paid by check. If needed you can pay by debit/credit card for a small processing fee. The balance is due within 7 days prior to the event.
What is your cancellation policy?
If for any reason, The Sunshine Ranch is unable to fulfill its contractual obligation under this contract, all deposits will be returned to you with no further penalties or liabilities. In the event of a cancellation by you of this special event / wedding, 6 months or more prior to your original reserved date, your deposit will be returned minus a $500.00 cancellation fee. If you cancel an event within the 6 month deadline, unfortunately, none of your deposits will be refunded. On all cancellations, regardless of the reason, there is a $500.00 cancellation fee. To cancel your event, The Sunshine Ranch must have a cancellation request in writing before the event can be officially cancelled. (Email is acceptable).
Are there any extra fees or hidden costs when booking a wedding at the Sunshine Ranch?
No, we do not have any extra fees or hidden costs.
Do you allow candles or bonfires on the property?
We cannot allow any open flames in the barn. Please talk to us about bonfires or candles prior to your event.
Is smoking allowed?
The barn, yard, parking area and main home are all nonsmoking areas, but we do offer a designated smoking areas for your guests to use.
Can we take engagement and wedding photos on the property?
Yes, we invite you to come up and take engagement photos anytime by appointment. During your wedding rental you may take photos anytime.
Do you provide anything besides the venue?
The Sunshine Ranch provides tables, linens, chairs for up to 300 guests, some decor (if desired), our shuttle service.