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Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch

Ivanhoe , CA
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LOCATION

32988 Road 164
Ivanhoe, CA 93235 US (map)

PHONE

559-798-0557

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ABOUT US

Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch offers a blend of the natural beauty of lush gardens and sprawling orange groves with meticulous attention to details. The gardens provide the perfect,... Read more
Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch offers a blend of the natural beauty of lush gardens and sprawling orange groves with meticulous attention to details. The gardens provide the perfect, relaxed ambiance for your guests—making your special wedding day very special indeed. A beautiful white arbor on the raised pergola embraces the wedding party as a glorious altar among the colorful greenery. The entire grounds transforms into a lush and living theater, with all eyes focused on the bride and groom. Two large arbors of native plants provide pleasant shade and dancing glimmers of sunlight for your reception or dinner. Guests also enjoy strolling the landscaped gardens with many labeled native flowers and plants, and pausing to listen to the sounds of dancing water in the fountains. We are also happy to introduce a new indoor wedding and event space. Formerly a working shop for over 40 years, it has been transformed into a “Vintage Country Barn”. Lined with spectacular glass windows, and gorgeous cedar on the walls, it makes for an impressive setting for any kind of event, from formal black tie or casual country. Skylights over one end give the perfect lighting to an indoor ceremony. The Glass Barn will be available year around, and will has a smaller outdoor garden available for ceremonies, weather permitting. Our professional wedding staff works to assist the bride and groom in selecting from our approved list of licensed caterers and other professionals, and seeing that all necessary needs are met. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1927
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
3
Number of suites
0
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
350
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1927
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
3
Number of suites
0
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
350
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Cecilia
Wedding:
9/13/2014
0.2/5.0
Don't be fooled by the beauty of this venue!!!!! Yes it is pretty but that is the only nice thing I can say about this place. I booked the venue in July of 2013 and part way through the year I was contacted and told that the owner fired the wedding coordinator and I was forced to sign a new contract. They did offer to give my deposit back but no other venue was available in our wedding day and Save the Dates had already been ordered. Part of that new contract was asking us to spend even more than we signed up for. The new wedding coordinator was extremely rude and she smiled while I was tearful and upset about the situation. A month before my wedding I went to the venue for a walk through and everything was fine. I went for a final walk through a couple of weeks before the event and they had added a huge barn wall in the pavilion area that I intended on using Bc I had 250 guests. No one informed my about the changes and even though I was crying and angry the wedding coordinator and owner did nothing to help or ease the situation. They were extremely rude. The worst thing I did was have my wedding here and after booking both sides to the venue and spending a large amount of money the wedding coordinator Kim did not even help with the wedding, setup or even leave her office. I'm just glad I never have to work with them again!
Don't be fooled by the beauty of this venue!!!!! Yes it is pretty but that is the only nice thing I can say about this Read more...
Don't be fooled by the beauty of this venue!!!!! Yes it is pretty but that is the only nice thing I can say about this place. I booked the venue in July of 2013 and part way through the year I was contacted and told that the owner fired the wedding coordinator and I was forced to sign a new contract. They did offer to give my deposit back but no other venue was available in our wedding day and Save the Dates had already been ordered. Part of that new contract was asking us to spend even more than we signed up for. The new wedding coordinator was extremely rude and she smiled while I was tearful and upset about the situation. A month before my wedding I went to the venue for a walk through and everything was fine. I went for a final walk through a couple of weeks before the event and they had added a huge barn wall in the pavilion area that I intended on using Bc I had 250 guests. No one informed my about the changes and even though I was crying and angry the wedding coordinator and owner did nothing to help or ease the situation. They were extremely rude. The worst thing I did was have my wedding here and after booking both sides to the venue and spending a large amount of money the wedding coordinator Kim did not even help with the wedding, setup or even leave her office. I'm just glad I never have to work with them again! Read less
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Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your honest review. When clients sign a contract we can’t guarantee that our venue will look the same or have same staff when their wedding day arrives. When changes occur, our first priority is to communicate with our clients. If they’re unhappy with a change, we gladly work to find a solution.

In January, we hired a new coordinator and reviewed our contracts. We made some revisions and clarifications and asked each client to sign a new contract (we didn’t force them and offered a full refund if they didn’t wish to do so). These changes included adding an event insurance requirement. This client didn’t feel that the additional cost of the insurance would fit in her budget, so we offered her a small refund to cover the added expense.
We’ve never offered day-of coordination or set up, other than tables and chairs. We set linens out (on the hanger, still in the bag) on the tables, but it’s up to the client to set them up. On the wedding day, we have a venue coordinator here for 8 hours to answer questions, direct vendors if needed, and provide tools (i.e. a ladder). Staff is NOT responsible for linen placement, table top set up, or any other décor. This is communicated in our contract and during the contract signing.

There’s a short time period, usually in July and early August, when we can do major projects. As soon as we knew construction was going to occur (late-July), we worked quickly to notify each of our clients via phone, email and text. We also held an open house so they could see the changes and ask questions. For anyone that’s been unhappy with the remodel, we’ve done everything we can to ease their minds and make them happy so can have a memorable day.

Cecilia: We are truly sorry, if at any point, you felt that we were rude, didn’t meet your expectations, or didn’t communicate with you. We feel we did everything we could to make your experience and wedding day as enjoyable as possible. We wish you and Ryan all the best!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Our experience at Seven Sycamores and with the staff there was a positive one.
Our experience at Seven Sycamores and with the staff there was a positive one.
Our experience at Seven Sycamores and with the staff there was a positive one. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here on June 7, 2014 and everything turned out wonderful. This venue is absolutly gorgeous! We loved having it out in the country surrounded by orange orchards. Work with Kim there even planner was great. She really helped us a lot and answered all of our questions quickly. She even let us use some props from another wedding that she done. We loved everything so much. If you are looking for a rustic venue in the central valley this is the best spot. We had both the garden and barn setting for our venue and we rented the house for my bridal party and family to get dressed.
We had our wedding here on June 7, 2014 and everything turned out wonderful. This venue is absolutly gorgeous! We loved Read more...
We had our wedding here on June 7, 2014 and everything turned out wonderful. This venue is absolutly gorgeous! We loved having it out in the country surrounded by orange orchards. Work with Kim there even planner was great. She really helped us a lot and answered all of our questions quickly. She even let us use some props from another wedding that she done. We loved everything so much. If you are looking for a rustic venue in the central valley this is the best spot. We had both the garden and barn setting for our venue and we rented the house for my bridal party and family to get dressed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
Overall our experience with Seven Sycamores went pretty well. We rented both the Glass Barn and the Garden area for 300 hundred guest and we were really happy with how beautiful the venue is. We booked with them a little over a year of the event and seen the venue go through some changes with their staff and property renovations. Some of the changes affected their initial contract with us and we were forced to alter our plans on our big day. We were not very happy when we found, but the newly hired staff (Kim Ricco) did a great job accommodating our requests to make up for the disappointment we had in the unexpected changes. The only other problem we had was with their security staff being rude at the end of the night. Other then that, I would definitely recommend Seven Sycamores and was happy that my husband and I got to spend our special day there.
Overall our experience with Seven Sycamores went pretty well. We rented both the Glass Barn and the Garden area for 300 Read more...
Overall our experience with Seven Sycamores went pretty well. We rented both the Glass Barn and the Garden area for 300 hundred guest and we were really happy with how beautiful the venue is. We booked with them a little over a year of the event and seen the venue go through some changes with their staff and property renovations. Some of the changes affected their initial contract with us and we were forced to alter our plans on our big day. We were not very happy when we found, but the newly hired staff (Kim Ricco) did a great job accommodating our requests to make up for the disappointment we had in the unexpected changes. The only other problem we had was with their security staff being rude at the end of the night. Other then that, I would definitely recommend Seven Sycamores and was happy that my husband and I got to spend our special day there. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Seven Sycamores Ranch is a beautiful and unique venue. My daughter's wedding was in the Glass Barn which is perfect for a ceremony and reception. Kim Rico was very helpful in the planning and implementing of details. She is very professional and knowledgeable.
Seven Sycamores Ranch is a beautiful and unique venue. My daughter's wedding was in the Glass Barn which is perfect for a Read more...
Seven Sycamores Ranch is a beautiful and unique venue. My daughter's wedding was in the Glass Barn which is perfect for a ceremony and reception. Kim Rico was very helpful in the planning and implementing of details. She is very professional and knowledgeable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.8/5.0
Coordinator changed a few months before the wedding, and some thing were not made clear or were changed with the new coordinator.
Coordinator changed a few months before the wedding, and some thing were not made clear or were changed with the new Read more...
Coordinator changed a few months before the wedding, and some thing were not made clear or were changed with the new coordinator. Read less
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Haylie
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone was helpful and so great to work with.
Everyone was helpful and so great to work with.
Everyone was helpful and so great to work with. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.7/5.0
The venue manager is very helpful and approaches most queries with a 'yes' attitude, which was refreshing after hearing a lot of restrictions and 'no's from other places. The venue is growing in popularity and I would suggest they bring on additional help to keep up with the flow of business! This venue is BEAUTIFUL - we fell in love with it when we first toured it, which was in the wintertime. We got married the following autumn and it was everything we wanted in a venue. We feedback we received from our guests was that 'you feel worlds away from everything' and we agree completely. There is so much natural beauty that you don't need a lot of decorations, if you're looking for an outdoor venue. While there is a barn for indoor events, keep it mind it is a barn and has it's limitations. I would recommend the venue improve the PA system.
The venue manager is very helpful and approaches most queries with a 'yes' attitude, which was refreshing after hearing a Read more...
The venue manager is very helpful and approaches most queries with a 'yes' attitude, which was refreshing after hearing a lot of restrictions and 'no's from other places. The venue is growing in popularity and I would suggest they bring on additional help to keep up with the flow of business! This venue is BEAUTIFUL - we fell in love with it when we first toured it, which was in the wintertime. We got married the following autumn and it was everything we wanted in a venue. We feedback we received from our guests was that 'you feel worlds away from everything' and we agree completely. There is so much natural beauty that you don't need a lot of decorations, if you're looking for an outdoor venue. While there is a barn for indoor events, keep it mind it is a barn and has it's limitations. I would recommend the venue improve the PA system. Read less
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Keri
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Seven Sycamores was wonderful for my daughters wedding. The venue was beautiful, had on site accomidations for overnight, staff was friendly and easy going.
Seven Sycamores was wonderful for my daughters wedding. The venue was beautiful, had on site accomidations for overnight, Read more...
Seven Sycamores was wonderful for my daughters wedding. The venue was beautiful, had on site accomidations for overnight, staff was friendly and easy going. Read less
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Janelle
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We truly were amazed by the venue! It was breathtaking!! For us, it was about all the little extra things that were done for us! Our guests felt comfortable and enjoyed their surroundings!
We truly were amazed by the venue! It was breathtaking!! For us, it was about all the little extra things that were done Read more...
We truly were amazed by the venue! It was breathtaking!! For us, it was about all the little extra things that were done for us! Our guests felt comfortable and enjoyed their surroundings! Read less
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