Ranch, vineyard, and retreat in Santa Barbara wine country

Special Event Venue

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Limitless options.

Dovecote Ranch is tucked away on 250 acres of pasture, vineyard, lake, and rolling hills in the heart of wine country, just 40 minutes north of Santa Barbara.  Around every turn awaits another breathtaking location for guests to create lasting memories and unforgettable images.  Choose your site for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception.  Then capture your event with your choice of picturesque locations for wedding party, first look, and newlywed photographs.  Here you'll find vineyard, pond, lake, pasture, meadow and other rustic landscapes.

Scroll down to see images from a fall, spring, and summer wedding to get a sense of how the beauty of our ranch changes with the seasons.


Fall Event


Dovecote at harvest time.

Harvest is a special time at the ranch.  The vines are full of ripening clusters as the leaves turn from green to golden and red.  Enchanted evenings take place under our ancient Mission Oak as guests dance in the moonlight.

photos by brittanytaylorphoto.com & kielrucker.com


Spring Event

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Spring awakenings at Dovecote.

Tall grasses and wildflowers that sway in the breeze.  Verdant green meadows stretching as far as the eye can see.  Majestic oaks and acres of grapevines teeming with new leaves. A perfect wonderland of natural beauty awaits.

photos by brittanytaylorphoto.com


Summer Event

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Summer solstice at Dovecote.

Late sunsets, warmer evenings and a lush and verdant vineyard greets summertime guests at Dovecote Ranch.  Golden waves of grass move across the hills as warm breezes caress the land.  Perfect for celebrating among friends and dancing the night away under the stars.

photos by kenziekatephoto.com