5 Amazing Features of the Rough & Ready Vineyards

Wedding guests dancing at the Rough & Ready Vineyards

Heather Featherston

February 2, 2021

Are you looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding venue for your rustic barn wedding? Rough & Ready Vineyards is a premier Nevada County outdoor wedding venue location. Located in the scenic Sierra Nevada Foothills and close to Lake Tahoe, this location is a treasure with much to offer.
 
With the recent popularity of rustic barn wedding venues, Rough & Ready Vineyards has become ideal for brides and grooms. Our red barn-style home on the property will be a wonderful backdrop for your rustic wedding. It’s also a guesthouse that is ideal for out-of-town guests or for you and your wedding party to stay in before and after your wedding. Keep reading to learn about 5 amazing features of the Rough & Ready Vineyards!
 
Rough and Ready Ranch Guesthouse, photo by Woman of Faith Photography

#1: The Barn-Style Guesthouse

The guesthouse is over 3,000 square feet, with beds available for 16 people. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, your guests will have plenty of room!
 
The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a romantic claw foot tub and a luxurious king-sized bed. It also has a small refrigerator and microwave in the room, making it a true oasis. And in our Vineyard Room, you’ll find a beautiful antique armoire and queen bed. There are two additional bedrooms and a sunroom with additional sleeping space.
 
The open-concept kitchen and living space is a great entertaining area and creates a sense of togetherness for your family and friends. In addition, the home has three porches with gorgeous views.
 
Not only is the guesthouse spacious, warm, and inviting, it is also very functional. With a beauty parlor on-site as well as laundry facilities, you can get ready for your wedding right on site. We can provide you with stylist recommendations if you’d like someone to travel to our venue to do your hair and makeup. There’s even a massage table if you’d like a masseuse to come by so you can indulge in a massage before your festivities begin! Special rates are available for the guesthouse when booked in conjunction with a wedding.
 
Aerial view of the Rough & Ready Vineyards & Rea

#2: Our Breathtaking Grounds

Your wedding day will be a memorable event on the grounds of our 16-acre property. With our heritage oaks that shade our beautiful, green lawns, a marble gazebo in our upper meadow, quaint bridge, and picturesque vineyard, we can help design your wedding so it’s uniquely yours!
 
You have many options for where to stage your ceremony and where you would like your reception to take place. With so many options, your guests will be able to move seamlessly from the ceremony area to the reception area without any additional time required for the breakdown and set up!
 

#3: Rustic Barn Wedding Décor

We have all the décor to complement the backdrop of a wedding at Rough & Ready Vineyards. From mason jars, vintage vases, a rustic barrel bar, and plates to Chiavari chairs and many, many more options, our experienced, creative staff will help you design a beautiful wedding that is a reflection of your tastes!
 
Start with a color and a theme, and we will provide you with many ideas to create the perfect look for your guests to enjoy. Your photographer is sure to have plenty of opportunities to capture your unique style!
 

#4: Abundant Amenities

Italian marble gazebo decorated for a weddingIn addition to the Rough & Ready Vineyard’s beautiful surroundings as a Nevada County barn wedding venue, the amenities are plentiful. These include:

  • ADA access
  • On-site parking for 125 guests
  • Beautiful Italian marble gazebo
  • Versatile dance floor which can be moved anywhere to suit your needs
  • Wi-Fi access for you and your guests
  • Rustic arch
  • Wrought iron bridge
  • Market lights for reception
  • Selfie photo booth
  • Outdoor heaters
  • Indoor bathroom facilities available for your wedding guests
  • Golf cart transportation for any guests that need some extra assistance.

#5: Numerous Wedding Packages

We have created several different wedding venue packages that we can customize to your needs. All packages include:

  • Access for 9 hours on the day of your wedding, to include set-up and clean-up
  • One hour of rehearsal time before your wedding day
  • Access to the Rough & Ready Vineyards for your engagement and pre-wedding photo session
  • Access to all of the ceremony grounds, including our Italian marble gazebo
  • Tables and Chiavari-style chairs
  • Access to rustic arch, wrought iron bridge, and market lights for reception
  • Free Wi-Fi access so you can Livestream your wedding
  • On-site parking, including ADA parking
  • For guests needing special assistance, golf cart transportation is available from parking areas to the ceremony site.
  • Set-up and clean-up of ceremony and reception, as agreed.

 
Our staff will be available to assist and make sure your day goes smoothly for you and your guests. When you meet with our event manager, she will explain the three different wedding packages available. We have the Pearl, Gold, and Diamond options and will add to or customize as needed.
 
You can choose from a variety of linens, serving ware, and décor. There are also various tables to choose from, a dance floor, a selfie photo booth, outdoor heaters, and a tent available.
 
Some of our wedding packages include vendors such as an officiant and a DJ. We have a preferred vendor list of caterers, florists, stylists, photographers, and many more that we work with often. We have full confidence in their ability to make your day special! You may also choose to use your own vendors, and we are happy to work with them, so your day is flawless.
 

Your Rustic Barn Wedding at the Rough & Ready Vineyards

Rough & Ready Vineyards is ideal for local weddings and an amazing location for a destination wedding. It’s an exceptional wedding venue near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.
 
Every season is beautiful and unique here. From colorful blossoms in the spring to the rich, warm colors of fall, you will never be disappointed. Guests will be thrilled to travel to Nevada County. The area has much to offer every guest. For those who love the outdoors, there is skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing nearby in the winter and spring, and in the summer and fall, you will find great hiking trails, boating, fishing. If fine dining and shopping appeal to your guests, they will find exceptional dining and unique shops in the historic mining towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley. There are museums and historical sites throughout the county. For your guests that enjoy wine tasting or microbrews, Nevada County has them covered too. With more than a dozen wineries and some great breweries, you and your guests will have many options. Take a look at GoNevadaCounty.com for an in-depth look at what Nevada County has to offer.
 
If you’re looking for an outdoor barn wedding venue near Lake Tahoe, Rough & Ready Vineyards is an ideal location. There is an activity for every guest. The surroundings will make your wedding photos special, and the amenities available for you and your guests are stellar.
 
Most importantly, the Rough & Ready Vineyards staff are experienced, professional, and creative. If you have an idea of what you want, they will guide you through many options and show you looks that you can personalize to your tastes. They can make your vision a reality! Our staff will be there before and during your event to make sure your day is special and stress-free.
 
Call or text us to schedule your free tour of the Rough & Ready Vineyards today!

Heather Featherston
Written by Heather Featherston

Heather, an Event Manager for the Rough & Ready Vineyards, oversees the day-to-day operations. She takes satisfaction in seeing everyone happy and is always grateful for the opportunity to make this happen. Heather enjoys meeting with brides-to-be in order to gather the details needed to ensure their wedding day is perfect! “Every wedding and reception at the Rough & Ready Vineyards is so beautiful,” she says. “I love being able to see people enjoy the amazing venue we have created here!”

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