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A Particularly Popular Site for Weddings

The grounds of the Shadelands Ranch Museum are available for non-commercial use by individuals, businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 statuses. The beautifully maintained landscaping surrounds the historical Penniman house and our picturesque rosebush-surrounded gazebo provides a gorgeous, romantic setting for your outdoor wedding or event. A large barked area, shaded by huge oak trees and with picnic tables, to the side of the Museum house offer a venue with a more rustic feel. For an evening event, weave strings of tiny lights or garden lights through the trees to add an enchanting ambiance to the occasion. You and your guests will be reminded of the gracious hospitality that was once extended to guests of the Ranch over 100 years ago.

Because of its beauty and easy access, as well as its cost-effective and uncomplicated pricing, Shadelands is an increasingly popular site for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We also host outside birthday, anniversary, graduation celebrations, company picnics and family reunions.

Access to the inside of the Museum house is limited to the kitchen which is available as a changing room or as a staging area for your caterer. As committed as Shadelands is to keeping the Ranch authentic to its early 20th-century style, the “old-fashioned” kitchen comes with a new gas range and oven masquerading as a black wood-burning stove, a refrigerator with ice maker and a dishwasher camouflaged with wood paneling.

Modern restrooms are adjacent to the new barn, just behind the circa 1902 water tank house and worker’s cabin that border the garden.

The lawn area holds up to 250-300 guests. Included in the rental fees are the use of 150 chairs and 30 tables. Our Event Staff will be available and on-site at all times to set up the tables and chairs, to move them if necessary between ceremony and reception, to take them own and put them away after your event and to be on hand to offer assistance with venue matters.

The grounds are available for rental April through October. Pricing is straight forward and uncomplicated. Compared to most venues offering similar garden settings, the grounds are available at an exceptional value, with minimal “add on” fees.

The facility will be rented on a first come, first served basis depending on availability. A minimum deposit of $300, applied to total rental fees due, is required to hold the desired date. The Contract, Rules and Regulations and ancillary documents must be signed and delivered, and the Reservation Fee paid upfront at the time the Facility reservation is made. Payment in full of all fees is due 30 days in advance of your event.


  • Venue Rental Fee (Saturday peak season): $350 per hour, 3 hour minimum.
  • Rental Fee Includes: Hours reserved must include time for decorating and take down/clean up. Included in rental rate are 150 chairs and 30 tables. Additional table rental up to maximum in inventory-$2 each. Additional chair rental up to maximum in inventory-$2 each. Please check with Event Coordinator for availability. $200 set up/take down and custodial fee (regardless of whether outside vendor provides tables and chairs). $500 damage deposit–fully refundable if premises are left in good condition. $100 for use of kitchen–optional.
  • Catering: Bring Your Own
  • Capacity for a Seated Dinner: Up to 300

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