The beach or some tropical island does not have monopoly on destination weddings and theme wedding choices. Ranch weddings are fast going up the charts especially for couples who want an intimate and relaxing wedding ceremony. Barn receptions and wide spaces against a backdrop of majestic mountains add to the charm of a country wedding. This charm can entice many real estate investors to buy one of the Colorado ranches for sale to make it as a wedding destination.
Food competitions on TV have contributed a lot to this growing trend, by showing great ideas for catering, the choices of food, and the settings for such special occasions. The remoteness of these venues can be a challenge and an advantage at the same time.
Ranches offer an old world charm, where one can set up a party reception the old fashioned way, minimal yet tasteful decors using what grown and is endemic to the place, flowers, shrubs, vines that can be accented with candles and outdoor lamps. Food options are also great as obviously the venue is the source for the main dishes. One can choose comfort food traditionally done in these parts of the country, served in hearty portions that are reminiscent of family gatherings in the old days.
There are hardly any disadvantages but the challenge of getting the guests to take the long trip and the availability of accommodation if it’s really a small town can test the strength of friendship. But one need not go to extremes by really going all the way to the heartland when one can make do with the few ranches that are usually located in the outskirts of big cities. It may not always have the looming rockies for backdrop, but the crisp fresh air of the countryside, and the sights and sounds of life in ranches is enough to make the theme work.
It can also be the perfect set up for photography sessions prior to and after the wedding ceremony, as the greenery of ranches make for great mood settings. Ranches also make great venues for period weddings, as it won’t need much work. It is very rare that ranches will have modern structures in it, most of the time, farmers and ranchers prefer to keep the old houses, barns, which were built to last in the first place.
And the merriment can go on until the wee hours of the morning without any worry of disturbing the neighbors located far enough for the noise to disturb the peace of the night. As with most country weddings, the celebration starts days before the wedding when food preparation is a reason for family to gather. Ranches offer a range of activities for tourists and guests, as one can participate in the day-to-day operations of the ranch, or they can explore the fields or run free with the wind. Open field picnics are a must-try in these parts, where food and wine freely flow and conversations become interesting glass after glass.
Ranches offer the ideal respite from life in the big city and the perfect getaway because, seriously, why would one want to remain connected to the rest of the world when one can have their own world, their own sanctuary in such a beautiful place for a few days. There could just be enough of demand out there to convince real estate investors to buy one of those Colorado ranches for sale.