Our Vendor List
We have learned from our experience that a smooth wedding takes vendors who are flexible, dependable and have the bride and groom’s interest at heart. When choosing your vendors, please note we work exclusively with the caterers, wedding planners, transportation, and port-a-potty vendors listed below. The other vendors featured are just suggestions based on previous positive experiences.
Contact: Kristen Jensen
Kristin is very professional, well regarded, and easy to work with.
Lea is lovely to be around and has a great work ethic.
FINE EVENTS & BESPOKE EXPERIENCES
Contact: Jenn Hagan
Jenn is friendly and warm and can handle complicated weddings.
Kristen is wonderful and competent.
HILLSIDE LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN
This company has every little nut and bolt that you might want for your barn decorations. They also offer next day service.
Please ask your caterers about your main rental company. They usually do this for you. For Katie, go straight to her or to Sally.
KATIE GORDON VINTAGE RENTALS
Contact: Katie Gordon
This is our preferred vintage furniture and decorative rental company. Please see her first if you want shabby chic or antique rentals. They are stored here at the ranch and are easy use.
ENCORE EVENT RENTALS
If you are dealing directly with the rental company, call Encore in Petaluma. Let them know where your wedding will be.
JRB EVENT SERVICES
Contact: Heidi Sutherland
Located in Petaluma, they have been here many times, and are very good. Pam Ferrari uses them.
CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS
They provide very good service and will pick up on Sunday, which is what we prefer.
Contact: Jeffry Mills
Terrific to work with and very professional.
CREATIVE LIGHTING DESIGN
THE ICE HOUSE
Phone: (707) 778-2238
The restored Burdell Building in Petaluma is a reasonable rental for the rehearsal dinner, or gathering the night before the wedding.
PETALUMA WOMEN’S CLUB
This well designed craftsman house in old Petaluma can accommodate 200 guests.
He and his family have a small ranch with a small barn (50-60 people) near Tomales which is not too far away. They can arrange food, music, and have the space for a smaller party.
BEER HALLS IN PETALUMA
VERY IMPORTANT; ORDER 1 UNIT PER 50 PEOPLE. Do not try to save money by getting fewer port-a-potties. Get an extra one in case one is out of order.
You may look at the port-a-potties up online to see what they look like. Your choices will be limited to what fits in here. Fortunately, these are the more affordable units. They are the ones on a stand/trailer, 2 to a trailer. They have sinks too. Generators are not allowed.
GOLDEN STATE PORTABLES
They are easy to work with and do a good job. This is one unit that looks like a refrigerator truck but they also have a nice one that is called a VIP 2, which we can recommend. It is more compact but the stairs are somewhat steep.
PREFERRED SONOMA CATERERS
PARK AVENUE CATERING
A FORKFUL OF EARTH
BAY LAUREL CULINARY
METES AND BOUNDS
Contact: Jenni Grubbs
Other Contact: Heath Thomson
These folks have a red bus and their food is high end.
GREG VAN HOOTEN
Greg does a wonderful job with any meat that you want to BBQ. His presentation is dramatic and fun and the meat is always perfect. He works out of several very large pull-behind-a-truck mobile BBQ machines that he himself has built. Highly recommended. He can be used in addition to the caterer you hire.
PEET’S COFFEE, PETALUMA
5 Petaluma Boulevard South, Suite A, Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: (707) 782-0401
Phone: (707) 763-0161
Local daughter of Della Fattoria Bakery in Petaluma. Will cater and also make cakes and also pastries for breakfast the day after the wedding.
LENNIE LARKIN, B-SIDE FARMS
SOULFLOWER DESIGN STUDIO
LILY AND MINT EVENTS
SONOMA FLOWER MARKET
Daniel has lots of experience and a love for what he does that shows in his work.
GREEN VALLEY GROWERS
Contact: Jerry Bolduan
Phone: 707- 823-5583
Jerry loves his plants and produces some of the most wonderful flowers and greenery.
Wonderful wholesale flower grower and flower resource.
VERY IMPORTANT: NO LARGE BUSSES ALLOWED
31 feet long is the largest size that fits.
Large busses do not fit into our back field Off Loading on Chileno Valley road is too dangerous. Busses must go back into Petaluma and then return to take passengers back home.
Phone: (707) 541-6295
PURE LUXURY TRANSPORTATION
Contact: Sam Cohen
Vintage ’50’s and ’60’s cars and convertibles Located nearby and easy to view.
SF MINI BUS
Contact: Lourdes Guzman
Music & DJs
The volume of the band or the D J must be low enough to protect the hearing of the barn owls who live in the barn. When they are small, they can’t fly out and so must put up with the music. If it is too loud, their hearing will be impaired. The bass when turned up is very harmful.
This barn has great acoustics and there is no need for loud music. Certainly keeping it lower than what is considered harmful to human hearing is a standard that minimally should be met.
Please check HEART OF GOLD out before contacting anyone else. They do a good job and work well with us regarding the protection of the owls and keeping the volume at a reasonable level. There are 7 women who work for this group. I have had Meghan and strongly recommend her.
HEART OF GOLD DJS
DENON & DOYLE
LARRY LYNCH & THE MOB
Contact: Larry Lynch
Great live band!
Contact: Barry Mullis
A String Band with fiddle, dobro, base guitar, banjo, mandolo, ukulele, harmonica, washboard and triangle, drums.
A wonderful and authentic Blue Grass band.
They are a Klezmer band and are great fun!
BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND
Great New Orleans Brass Band!
GAUCHO GYPSY JAZZ
Cheerful and talented. Has a portable piano, drums and cello, but he also can get a lot of different instrumentalists together.
REDWOOD WIND QUARTET
This very talented group is from College of Marin.
PEGGY BRADY, VIOLINIST
MICHAEL CAVASENO, GUITAR
Mary shoots a lot of weddings here and is accomplished photographer.
Does good work. Is unobtrusive at the ceremony.
Michele was married here at Chileno Valley Ranch in 2013 and learned about us through her profession as a wedding photographer. She does very nice work and sets a great mood.
GABRIEL HARBER PHOTOGRAPHY
Does a great job
KIRT CRIPPENS PHOTOGRAPHY
Kirt has an assistant who is also very good