"530" Venues: Outdoor Rustic

Northern California offers an array of beautiful outdoor wedding venues, perfect for your big day.   Here is a quick look at just a few highlights of your options in the "530 area."  

willow creek eventsWillow Creek Events Situated on acres of manicured lawns and canopied by huge oak trees, offering multiple ceremony and reception areas to best suit your needs including a 4000 square foot tent, or indoor barn. http://www.willowcreekevents.net; Photo Credit: Willow Creek Events

gover ranch Gover Ranch Located in the oak-covered foothills of Northern California, Gover Ranch is a very special place to enjoy the most meaningful occasions and to create memories that will resonate for years to come. Within the grounds of what was once a working ranch, century-old structures are surrounded by lush gardens and sprawling manicured lawns. http://www.goverrancheventcenter.com; Photo Credit: Gover Ranch Events


TJ FARMS TJ Farms - Chico Surrounded by idyllic green orchards on a country lane, and the grounds are immaculate — you'll find waterfalls, fountains, ivy-covered trellises, a pristine gazebo surrounded by flowers and gently sloping lawns perfect for mingling. Dignified old walnut trees shade the beautiful Southern colonial mansion on the farm. http://www.tjfarmsestates.com; Photo Credit: Drozian Photoworks


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White Ranch Events - Chico Surrounded by acres of gorgeous scenery, the White Ranch offers the beauty and privacy needed to make the most of your special day. Let the winding paths guide you through a natural setting lined with sprays of flowers, lush, green vegetation and peaceful fountains. http://whiteranchevents.com; Photo Credit: Kim James Photography


Honker Bay Honker Bay Ranch - Oroville Surrounded by lush greens, offers bridal quarters and plenty of room for large events. http://www.honkerbayranch.com Photo Credit: Honker Bay Ranch


Patrick Ranch Museum - Durham This historic venue is located between Chico and Durham, situated on 28 acres of trees and historic artifacts.  A quiet country estate offering the amenities of a state-of-the-art event center.   http://patrickranchmuseum.org; Photo Credit: Josselyn Peterson Photography

taber ranch Taber Ranch Vineyards & Event Center- Capay Taber Ranch is located on a 500-acre working ranch in the scenic Capay Valley and is available starting in early spring through late fall for up to 300 guests. http://www.taberranch.com; Photo Credit: Taber Ranch Vineyards


ponderosa ridge ranch Ponderosa Ridge Ranch - Anderson Ponderosa Ridge Ranch Offers a Truly Personal and Unique Wedding Experience. Offering creekside and barn ceremony sites. http://www.ponderosaridgeranch.com Photo Credit: Ponderosa Ridge Ranch

tbs ranch TBS Ranch & Estate - Palo Cedro TBS Ranch & Estate is a place where old west meets modern day facilities, rolling grassy hills with mature oak trees.  Banquet facilities are within a large classic barn and can be used for dinner and dancing.  http://www.tbsranch.com;  Photo credit: TBS Ranch & Estate

Want to see more venues in your area? Leave a comment of what type of venue you are looking for, or send us a message at info@the530bride.com and we will be sure to assist you with some suitable options!

Open House at The Palms Recap

If you weren't able to attend the open house on May 10th, at The Palms Pavilion in Chico, we don't mind showing you the highlights of the event!  If you attended, but just want to see some of the beautiful table settings and decor again, we don't blame you.

The open house at The Palms Pavilion featured:

To better describe the inspirations behind each of the featured table settings, we will let Nyala & Rabina Khan with WeDo Designs take you through each concept one by one!

"Every year we try to renew our contract with the design world. Competing in various way to capture the attention of brides and event hosts. We want to be identified as a design team not just a rental facility. The biggest factor in any design is color, so we took that element and made it the forefront of our presentations at the May 10th Open House at The Palms Pavilion.

Every year Pantone, a company known as the color authority releases 10 colors for each season as colors of the season/year. The colors are chosen from a plethora of picked brains from the fashion and design world. To follow those color trends we infused them into our table designs. One color however reaches to the honor of "Color of The Year". This year, that color is called "Honeysuckle," which is an elegant pink. To use this color we had to place a custom order for a fabric that matched the Pantone color formula for Honeysuckle.  As you can see on our first table.

The honeysuckle table has a glitter platform pump flower garden theme centerpiece, accented by gold chains and leaf pendents medallions. This next table is using the color "Phlox," a deep royal purple from the fall lineup that carries a richness and glamor.  We used this color as an accent, as it shares glimpses in the ribbon work on the runner and chair cover. The table design is center-pieced with a wine inspired look designed by Cambry Rose Florist. The color showcased here, is "Coral Rose" which was pulled from the spring collection. It's an orangy color with a hint of warmth, and we layered it with a monochromatic organza ribbon detailed overlay. The centerpiece is as fun as the spring color.

"Nougat" from the fall collection is my favorite of them all, and we had the luxury of being able to showcase this color with the ultra luxe satin ribbon wave overlay. This table was kept monochromatic from top to bottom. This table boasts a flowerless centerpiece using feather, fabric, and crystal elements. Showing you that you don't have to have flowers to have effect.

This next table was outside of the color pallet, but is in tune with a special moment of history; The Royal Wedding. We used a soft butter cream luxe lamour table cloth and a exquisite beaded and crystal-ed lace overlay. Nothing short of royal, this table setting was donned with a gorgeous centerpiece designed with a royal crowd in mind by Cambry Rose. This table setting is a true platinum bride vision.

Lets not forget about the great food, drinks & entertainment!

Smores station provided by Chico Catering Photo Booth Provided by The Palms Pavilion


WeDo Designs also has an on-site showroom at the Palms, so lets take a peak!

WeDo Designs always seems to outdo themselves! Contact Rabina Khan with WeDo Designs at www.WeDoDesigns.net or check out them out on Facebook!

If you would like more information on any of the vendors at this event go to www.openhouseatthepalms.com

We want to say a huge thank you to Burns Photography, for their beautiful images of this great event.  To contact Burns Photography in Chico, check out www.burnsphotographystudio.com