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A beautiful place to make history...

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Imagine being married under the redwood tree the Stows received in 1873 for their first anniversary or on the steps of the Carpenter Gothic mansion that sits beside it.

Imagine strolling over to Lake Los Carneros to for a private moment or tossing your bouquet beneath the grandest bird of paradise your guests have ever seen.

Imagine your wedding at the lovely gardens of Rancho La Patera.

The gardens are perfect for events from intimate weddings to large receptions.  You design your celebration and we provide the most beautiful and serene place to make your own history…The possibilities are endless.

This charming, historic venue is available for daytime (until sunset) events. We do not allow events past sunset.


*Note: Rancho La Patera & Stow House is currently an 8am-Sunset ONLY venue.  We are unable to host any events after sunset.  Because the time of sunset varies during the year the hours of operation to host an event varies.  Please inquire for more information.

Why Rancho La Patera?

Editor Choice Award – Top 10 Wedding Venues in Santa Barbara, CA

A beautiful example of an early California ranch, Rancho La Patera was saved from development in the late 1960s, and has been preserved for future generations by a collaboration of the Goleta Valley Historical Society and the City of Goleta. As stewards of the Ranch, we are are proud to share this historic gathering place with you.

Guests to the Ranch can enjoy our beautiful gardens and historic buildings, as well as trails and wildlife within the Lake Los Carneros Natural & Historical Preserve.

The restored gardens and Ranch Yard are ideal for events from very intimate to large groups and are booked for events throughout the year such as weddings, fundraisers, concerts and more.

2022 -WeddingRule - Editors Choice


For more information contact Our Events Department:

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Karen Poulter


Photos In Slider Generously Provided By: Jocelyn & Spencer Photography

Jess Fairchild and James Witty


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