LET'S LAUGH TOGETHER

Venue Spotlight: Durham Ranch

Durham Ranchmodern barn wedding

When we were a part of Nick and Jason’s fabulous wedding last year, we instantly fell in love with their breathtaking St.Helena venue. Nestled way back in the beautiful hills of the Chiles Valley, this remote ranch is perfect for a couple who wants something different and modern without sacrificing natural beauty. Rolling hills, winding streams, a giant modern barn, and a lodge-chic vibe make it completely unique. Coupled with impeccable catering via Paula Le Duc, your event will be nothing less than spectacular.

A Luxe Wine Country Wedding Venue

From Paula Le Duc’s site:

Durham Ranch sits fifteen minutes outside the historic town of St. Helena, CA. The 76-acre property is
marked by ancient oaks, rock-hewn streams, and a spring fed pond. The former cattle ranch is now
surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and miles of white fencing. The 4000 square foot barn serves as the
centerpiece of the ranch and acts as a social hub – housing everything from casual dinners to large scale
receptions. With 33 foot ceilings and steel and glass roll up doors that open to the pool and beyond, the
barn makes for a dramatic rustic cathedral.

Included in the site fee, the original 1940s ranchers’s cottage features two cozy bedrooms, bathroom,
living room, wood-burning fireplace. Lovingly restored with a classic front porch – complete with rockers
– an open beamed ceiling, a large dry stacked stone fireplace and batten board walls.

getting ready cottage

Why We Love Durham

  • You can’t beat the scenery at this amazing California wedding venue. Because you’re tucked away so far from the hustle and bustle, there’s nothing but gorgeous trees and rolling hills to act as a backdrop for your wedding day.
  • Their huge, modern barn is a fabulous alternative to the traditional “rustic” wedding. While you’re still in a barn, it can handle a wider range of themes – a sleek minimal wedding would feel just as home here as an over-the-top preppy gala.

succulent wedding

  • The Rancher’s Cottage is available to use as a place to get ready before your big day, and its been stylishly decked out in a fabulous mix of bright vintage pieces, lodge-esque decor, and industrial accents. For a photographer, you couldn’t ask for a more awesome space to shoot in.

vintage interiors rusticranch interior

  • The spot Nick and Jason chose to tie the knot has the most gorgeous backdrop of moss-covered trees! There are many beautiful places on the property to have your ceremony, but this one fit their sleek, rustic style.

ceremony spot

 

SHARE:

comments +

0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Considering Milou + Olin as your photographer?

- We have a fresh editorial style making photos timeless
- We believe in the beauty of each of our couples in love!
- We love casual and intimate poses with beautiful light
- We hunt for the small details that make up the story of your wedding day 
- We love documenting your journey. 
- We will shower you with our love and affection and laugh together! 

START YOUR STORY WITH MILOU AND OLIN

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Meghan and Her Kids – A Sacramento Portrait Session

I am having so much fun with our Mother’s Day sessions. Meghan came in with her two little ones, Beau and Delaney and they completely swept my heart away. From their little laughter to their perfect smiles, I fell in love with these two kids. What an adorable little family. Meghan is a local business […]

Mother’s Day Photo Sessions

  As I grow up, I realize more and more how important a mother’s love is in your life. I constantly look fondly at photos of my mother and I together through the ages. To be honest, I always wish I had more with me. While I know that my love for my mother is […]

Stephania + Gordon – Napa Resort Wedding

It’s a special moment when you watch one of your dear friends marry the man she loves with all of her heart. Dearest Stephania… I first met her about 4 years ago, we had gelato and it quickly became our thing! We either met for tea or gelato as we shared long hours of conversation. I […]

A New Look!

It’s finally here folks, we have been working hard at the new look and website for many months and we are so excited! We are happy to reintroduce ourselves with our new look and two new associate photographers: Meredith and Boris. Stay tuned and we will be introducing these two photographers on our blog. Meanwhile, […]

FOLLOW OUR INSTAGRAM ADVENTURES

@milouandolinphotography