Chileno Valley Ranch Weddings

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Our Vendor List

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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.

Wedding Planners

SUGAR RUSH

www.sugarrushevents.com
Contact: Kristen Jensen
Kristin is very professional, well regarded, and easy to work with.

DANDELION EVENTS

mydandelionevent.com
Contact: Leslie Struble
Phone: 415-246-8473
Email: mydandelionevent@gmail.com
Leslie has a gentle way about her and is very organized and professional.

LEA STAFFORD

Email: jordimya@googlemail.com
Lea is lovely to be around and has a great work ethic.

FINE EVENTS & BESPOKE EXPERIENCES

Contact: Jenn Hagan
Email: jenniferhagan@gmail.com
Jenn is friendly and warm and can handle complicated weddings.

KRISTIN TRUJEQU

Email: kristinraye015@gmail.com
Kristen is wonderful and competent.

Barn Decorations

HILLSIDE LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN

www.landscapingpetaluma.com
Contact: Bruce Schneider
Phone: 707-763-6206
Email: bruce1@aol.com
Bruce has previously supplied large potted maples, bamboo, shrubs and potted flowering plants.

MCMASTER

mcmaster.com
This company has every little nut and bolt that you might want for your barn decorations. They also offer next day service.

A wedding wedding reception table set with linens
Photo credit: Luke Keegan

Party Rentals

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

mikeandsallygalebeefranch.com/katies-wedding-furniture-rentals
Contact: Katie Gordon
Phone: 707-304-3177
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

www.encoreeventsrentals.com
Contact: www.encoreeventsrentals.com/contact
Phone: 707-763-3322
If you are dealing directly with the rental company, call Encore in Petaluma. Let them know where your wedding will be.

JRB EVENT SERVICES

https://jrbeventservices.com/
Contact: Heidi Sutherland
Phone: 707-778-1078
Located in Petaluma, they have been here many times, and are very good. Pam Ferrari uses them.

CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS

Phone: 650-652-0300
They provide very good service and will pick up on Sunday, which is what we prefer.

Lighting

TWILIGHT DESIGN

www.weddingwire.com/biz/twilight-design
Contact: Jeffry Mills
Phone: 707-570-0101
Email: jeffry@twilightdesign.biz

JIM O’SULLIVAN

Phone: 925-381-9183
Terrific to work with and very professional.

SOLOMON DEGREGORY

Phone: 415-864-1000
Email:etwizard1@gmail.com
Great guy!

CREATIVE LIGHTING DESIGN

www.creativelightingsf.com
Contact: Jimmy Duhig
Email: Jimmy@creativelightingsf.com
Phone: 415-420-0413
Will work with you on pricing. Kind, professional, and easy to work with.

Lodging

THE SHERATON, PETALUMA

sheratonsonoma.com

THE METRO, PETALUMA

metrolodging.com

Call the Petaluma Visitor’s Center for a list of local lodging.

Rehearsal Dinner

THE ICE HOUSE

www.icehousegallery.org
Phone: (707) 778-2238
Email: info@IceHouseGallery.org
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

petalumawomensclub.com
707-762-4271
This well designed craftsman house in old Petaluma can accommodate  200 guests.

THOMAS HEINSER

Phone: 415-309-3618
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

www.sonomamag.com/beer-lovers-guide-petaluma

Port-a-pottie Rentals

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

Contact: Mike
Phone: 408-640-9351
Email: mike@goldenstateportables.com

FANCY FLUSH

www.fancyflush.net
Phone: 707-553-2629
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.

Caterers

PREFERRED SONOMA CATERERS

sonomacaterers.com
Contact: Amber Balshaw
Phone: 707-769-7208
Email: amber@sonomacaterers.com
Located in Petaluma, these caterers are affordable, polite and do a great job.

FIREFLY CATERING

www.fireflycatering.net
Contact: Spring Bandy
Email: sbandy@fireflycatering.net
Located in Valley Ford, they are great to work with and also have a sweet restaurant, called Rocker Oysterfeller’s.

PARK AVENUE CATERING

parkavecater.com
Contact: Sharon
Phone: 707.793.9645
Email: sales@parkavecater.com
They have done many weddings here. Ask Sharon to send Mark as the head waiter.

A FORKFUL OF EARTH

forkfull.com
Contact: Jasmine Williams
Phone: 415-448-5178
Email: info@forkfull.com
Very nice people who provide excellent service and cuisine.

BAY LAUREL CULINARY

baylaurelculinary.com
Contact: Ciara Meaney
Phone: 707-981-7709
Email: ciara@baylaurelculinary.com
Their award winning Chef, Chris Greenwald, is excellent.

FARMSHOP CATERING

farmshopca.com/santa-monica/catering/
Contact: Caitlin
Phone: 310-566-2418
Email: ceg@farmshopmarin.com
They are very friendly and also have a restaurant in Larkspur Landing.

METES AND BOUNDS

www.metesandbounds.com
Contact: Jenni Grubbs
Phone: 608-609-5797
Email: jenni@metesandbounds.com
Other Contact: Heath Thomson
Phone: 650-207-4192
Email: heath@metesandbounds.com,
These folks have a red bus and their food is high end.

BBQ

GREG VAN HOOTEN

Contact: Greg
Phone: 707-484-5803
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.

Bartenders

Ask your caterer about bartending. They generally do it themselves.

BARTENDERS UNLIMITED

bubars.com
Phone: 415-454-3731
Email: inquiry@buevents.com

Coffee

PEET’S COFFEE, PETALUMA

locations.peets.com
5 Petaluma Boulevard South, Suite A, Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: (707) 782-0401

Cakes

SUSIE CAKES

susiecakes.com/weddings
Email: susie@susiecakes.com
We highly recommend the vanilla cake. Best ever!

MIETTE CAKES

miette.com
Contact: Megan Ray
Phone: 510-663-0865
Email: weddings@miette.com
Just a great cake!

DELLA FATTORIA

dellafattoria.com
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.

Pink roses growing against the side of a building
Photo credit: Mary McHenry

Flowers

LENNIE LARKIN, B-SIDE FARMS

617-407-9272
flowers@b-sidefarm.com

SOULFLOWER DESIGN STUDIO

415-963-9236
San Francisco

LILY AND MINT EVENTS

www.lilyandmint.com
Contact: Andrea Frenkel Paul
Phone: 415-361-3515
Email: andrea@lilyandmint.com

SONOMA FLOWER MARKET

sonomaflowermart.com
Phone: 707-888-0313
Email: flowers@sonomaflowermart.com

DANIEL O’KANE

Phone: 415-613-2123
Daniel has lots of experience and a love for what he does that shows in his work.

GREEN VALLEY GROWERS

www.greenvalleygrower.com
Contact: Jerry Bolduan
Phone: 707- 823-5583
Jerry loves his plants and produces some of the most wonderful flowers and greenery.

NEVE BROTHERS

www.nevebros.com
Phone: 707-778-2326
Wonderful wholesale flower grower and flower resource.

VERDE FLOWERS

verde-flowers.com
Contact: Sara McConneloug
Phone: 415-457-7542
Email: sara.verdeflowers@gmail.com

FLORA GRUBB

www.floragrubb.com/events

Transportation

VERY IMPORTANT: NO LARGE BUSSES ALLOWED
31 feet long is the largest size that fits.

Please Note:
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.

THUNDERSTAR STAGES

Phone: (707) 541-6295

PURE LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

pureluxury.com
Phone: (800) 626-5466
Email: relax@pureluxury.com

CLASSIC CARS

Contact: Sam Cohen
scohen@energy-solutions.com
Vintage ’50’s and ’60’s cars and convertibles Located nearby and easy to view.

SF MINI BUS

sfminibus.com
Contact: Lourdes Guzman
Phone: 415-777-5555

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

Phone: 925-787-0755
Email: Meghan@heartofgolddjs.com

DENON & DOYLE

djay.com/chad-grissom
Contact: Chad Grissom ONLY
Phone: 800-944-9585
Email: staff@dj.com

Live Bands

LARRY LYNCH & THE MOB

Contact: Larry Lynch
Phone: 510-215-7664
Email: lynch.larry@comcast.net
Great live band!

THE SHOTS

Contact: Barry Mullis
Phone: 415-279-0079
Email: postmaster@theshotsmusic.com
A String Band with fiddle, dobro, base guitar, banjo, mandolo, ukulele, harmonica, washboard and triangle, drums.

MIGHTY CROWS

Contact: KenTorke
Email: kentorke@gmail.com
A wonderful and authentic Blue Grass band.

KUGELPLEX

www.kugelplex.com
They are a Klezmer band and are great fun!

BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND

brassmonkeybrassband.com
Phone: 818-398-6535
Great New Orleans Brass Band!

GAUCHO GYPSY JAZZ

Contact: Dave Rickets
www.gauchojazz.com
Phone: 415-515-5873
Email: bookings@gauchojazz.com

Individual Musicians

KELLY PARK

Phone: 510-338-2845
Email: koabooking@hotmail.com
Cheerful and talented. Has a portable piano, drums and cello, but he also can get a lot of different instrumentalists together.

CHRISTOPHER LOVE

Phone: 415-519-5683
Email: christopher@lovechristopher.com
Ceremony Musician

REDWOOD WIND QUARTET

Contacts:
Doug 415-485-9486
Shelley415-460-1324
Mitch 415-453-1551
Sistie 415-456-1452
This very talented group is from College of Marin.

PEGGY BRADY, VIOLINIST

eloquencestringquartet.com
Phone: 707-255-5558
Email: violinpeg@gmail.com

MICHAEL CAVASENO, GUITAR

fandalism.com/mayco
Phone: 415-987-5859

Photography

LUKE KEEGAN

lukekeeganphotography.com
Phone: 707-972-6814
email: info@lukekeeganphotography.com.

MARY MCHENRY

marymchenry.com
Phone: 510-407-7959
Mary shoots a lot of weddings here and is accomplished photographer.

KARA BRODGESELL

karabrodgesell.com
Phone: 917-587-3360
Does good work. Is unobtrusive at the ceremony.

KELLY BROWN

kellybrownphotographer.com
Phone: 778.977.0321
Email: kellybrownphotographer@gmail.com
Very nice to work with and clear sighted.

MICHELLE BECKWITH

MicheleBeckwith.com/blog
Email: Michele@michelebeckwith.com
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.

MELISSA FULLER

melissagayle.com

CLIFF BRUNK

cliffbrunk.com

GAVIN FARRINGTON

gavinfarrington.com

GABRIEL HARBER PHOTOGRAPHY

harberphotography.com
Contact: gabrielharberphotography.studioinquiry.com/inquiryform
Phone: 510-967-6244
Does a great job

KIRT CRIPPENS PHOTOGRAPHY

crippensphoto.com
Phone: 415-345-1356
Kirt has an assistant who is also very good

Hair and Make-up

TAYLOR GALLANTER

taylorgallanter.com
Phone: 415-305-9602
Taylor’s services include air brush, make up and faux individual lashes. Taylor is a licensed hair stylist as well.

SKYLA ARTS

Contact: Elizabeth Chang
Phone: 323-346-7599
Email: liz@skyla-arts.com

A bride looking out of a window
Photo credit: Mary McHenry