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Special Olympics Community Fundraiser!

On February 9th, we are thrilled to welcome back this special event for a second year!! Join us in sending off two of our most respected community leaders to represent the U.S. in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics World Summer Games. This year’s games are sending Bill and Ian all the way to Abu Dhabi!

Event details:
“For more than 25 years, Bill and Ian have worked tirelessly for Special Olympics and are continuing to raise money for this great cause.

Your ticket includes beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks with music by 80’s cover band The Molly Ringwald Project. You will have opportunities to make Bill and Ian earn your cold hard cash for Special Olympics!”

Tickets can be purchased in advance HERE.

Advance tickets are $50 • Tickets at the door are $75

Style Me Pretty | Organic Greengate Wedding

Recently featured on Style Me Pretty was Alicia & Justin’s organically romantic wedding. Executed by an all star vendor team, this wedding was one for the books. Soft florals and unrefined greenery accentuated elements of the natural environment. Check out their Style Me Pretty feature here. And… check out their wedding video by Elysium Productions here!

Full vendor team can be found at the bottom of Style Me Pretty’s online feature. Planning by A Lovely Creative. Photography by Ashley Ludaescher. Florals by April Flowers.

Green Wedding Shoes | The Coolest Barns in the United States

We were beyond thrilled to wake up to this surprise!  Green Wedding Shoes featured their top picks for the 17 Coolest Barns to Get Married at in the United States… and we ranked in at #2!  Our photo can be seen in their article amongst some pretty neat structures all across the US, including Maine, New York, Virginia, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Colorado, Washington, and of course California.  Click on the photo below to see all 17 of us!

Robb Report | California’s Other Lost Coast

Lots of love for the SLO Wine Country, with the Robb Report naming Southern San Luis Obispo County as “the state’s best-kept wine secret.”  Our coastal neck of the woods is known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, both of which are grown right here on Greengate Ranch & Vineyard acreage.  Scroll on through Robb Report’s highlighted wines to see El Lugar‘s beautifully made Greengate Ranch & Vineyard Pinot Noir Blanc listed at #3.  Only 18 cases left of the 2017 Pinot Noir Blanc, so run over to El Lugar and get your hands on it before it’s gone!

Green Wedding Shoes | Coastal Country Mix

Featured yesterday on Green Wedding Shoes was Amy & Tim’s idyllic August 2017 wedding.  Their wedding location, design and detail focused on the mix of California coast and country.  Prim & Pixie’s dreamy invitation suite mapped out illustrations of local iconic spots, including Downtown San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach Pier, and The Rock at Morro Bay.  Their escort display tied in their love of traveling together with each table labeled as a country Amy & Tim had visited together.  Katie Noonan brought all the summer feels with her mixture of pampas grass, bougainvillea, dahlias, and ranunculus. And adding to the sweetness of the relaxed summer day, Negranti Creamery served ice cream cones out of their scoop truck.

Check out all of the details, the AMAZING Jen Rodriguez photos, and Iron & Fern’s wedding day video on the Green Wedding Shoe’s publication.

photography: Jen Rodriguez Photography // planning: Vanessa Noel Events // florals: Noonan’s Wine Country Designs // wedding dress: Anais Anette ‘Adele’ // wedding dress boutique: Love and Lace Bridal Salon // bride’s shoes: Stuart Weitzman // bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo // hair stylist: Blushing Beauty // makeup artist: Blushing Beauty // groom attire: Indochino // videography: Iron & Fern // paper goods: Prim and Pixie // calligraphy: Nicole Miyuki Santo // catering: Field to Table Events // cake: Paper Cake Events // desserts: Negranti Creamery // tabletop rentals: All About Events // furniture rentals: Avenue Twelve Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // photo booth: Anna Delores Photography // barn draping: Flowers by Kim // live music/dj/mc: Come Alive Entertainment

California Wedding Day | Best Of 2018

It’s been a couple of weeks since we came home from the California Wedding Day Best of 2018 awards banquet.  Almost every year since our first wedding in 2014, we have been blessed enough to come home with an award for one of the “Best Venue” categories, whether it be Best Outdoor Venue or Best Overall Venue.  This year, we sat in the audience nominated in two categories – Best Outdoor Venue and Best Overall Vendor (say what!).  We were so humbled to celebrate the night with the Best Overall Vendor award in our hands, with our Central Coast vendor community dancing by our side!

You might have read our website’s Our Story page, and if not, then let me tell you it’s quite a good love story to hear.  The historic Greengate property lost it’s glow for a while after its prior owner passed away.  Our current owner reignited that by making Greengate’s revival his labor of love.  And since our first wedding, we have continually strived to better the property, the beauty of the land, the accommodations, and our service.  It’s amazing to feel recognized for that and inspires us to do more.  We look forward to another year of progress and another year awaiting the next California Wedding Day Best Of awards.  And keep a look out, because we have big plans for Greengate ahead…

Gabby & Tri | 100 Layer Cake Feature

Gabby & Tri were one of our October 2017 couples (and possibly two of the sweetest people you could ever meet).  Tri’s family came from beautiful Hawaii, so a little tropical flare was a must throughout their wedding weekend.  That wasn’t the only noticeable piece of their wedding, though.  100 Layer Cake also noticed the perfectly executed rustic modern mix that defined their big day.  More STUNNING photos can be seen here on the 100 Layer Cake Feature.

The Weekend |

While Gabby & Tri’s wedding day was undoubtedly spectacular, our Greengate team had the joy of witnessing the whole weekend, and let us tell you – they did things right!

This crew stayed with us from Wednesday to Sunday, using the first couple days to settle in, relax, and enjoy surrounding San Luis Obispo.  Following Friday’s rehearsal, they held Rehearsal Dinner at the Ranch House with family and friends.  Saturday morning, Tri put on his tuxedo print wetsuit and took his guys out to surf in nearby Pismo Beach, while Gabby and her girls got ready in the house.  Sunday morning, guests enjoyed an onsite poolside brunch from local Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe before calling an end to the weekend fun.

A big thanks to 100 Layer Cake for letting us relive the love of Gabby and Tri’s wedding weekend and congratulations to Gabby & Tri!

Vendor team |

Photography: Jenn Emerling / Videography: Sharkpig / Venue & Accommodations: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard / Planning & Design: Arielle of LVL Weddings & Events / Florals: Noonan Floral Design / Stationery: Minted / Cake: Cake Cathedral / Caterer: Field To Table Catering & Events / Donuts: SloDoCo / Bar: Whiskey & June / Rentals & Décor: All About Events & Scout Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Lighting: Bella Vista Lighting Designs / Live Music: Troy Fernandez / Entertainment: The Flashdance / Celebrant: Stacy of Life Cycle Celebrant / Bride’s Dress: Liancarlo from Kinsley James Couture Bridal in West Hollywood / Shoes: Steve Madden / Rings: Vartan’s Jewelers / Lipstick: Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick / Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: To Boot New York: Adam Derrick


California Wedding Day | Best Of 2018 Nominees

Every year we look forward to the California Wedding Day Best Of nominee announcements!  This year, not only were we nominated again for Best Outdoor Venue, but we were also nominated for Best Overall Vendor – what an honor, right!?  This isn’t only a time to acknowledge and applaud the amazing vendors on the Central Coast, but it’s the perfect time to reflect on all the beauty wedding vendors have created for their couples over the last year.

We can’t explain how much we love being apart of the Wedding & Events industry!  We get to share in the joy, smiles, and laughter that all of our guests and visitors exude throughout their time with us, whether they are only here for an hour for a tour or whether they celebrate a week with us for their wedding celebration.

If you care to share the love with us, you can find the CWD Best of 2018 voting link by clicking HERE.  Make sure you flip through to the San Luis Obispo County section to find us and all the amazing people we work with!


GATHER | March 3rd & 4th

Come join us for our second year welcoming the GATHER workshop to Greengate Ranch & Vineyard!

Gather is an intimate learning experience located in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. The 2018 overnight retreat will take place over two full days filled with exploration and hands on practice in the areas of Hosting + Tabletop Design, Floral Design, Food Styling, Craft Cocktails, Photography, and Calligraphy.

Attendees will be treated to overnight accommodations at Greengate Ranch + Vineyard, along with gourmet meals including a communal dinner on Saturday evening. In addition to great food, great company and creative learning, we are excited to offer a Sunday morning yoga session and time to relax on the stunning property.

For a detailed look at the weekend itinerary and to purchase tickets, please visit the Gather website. 

Hosts include:
April Peet | @aprilflowersslo
Kelsey Eitreim | @alovelycreative_kelsey
Alana Stipech | @alanastipech

Speakers include:
Whitney Hoffmann | Calligraphy | @roseycalligraphy
Jen Rodriguez | Photography | @jen_rodriguez
Josh Christenson | Cocktails | @sidecarcocktailco
Jensen Lorenzen| Food | @lardermeatco

California Wedding Day | Destination Weekend Wedding Venues

This month we were named one of six venues fit for a Destination Wedding Weekend by California Wedding Day’s online publication and we are thrilled to once again be recognized by this amazing resource to California brides.  Check it out here!

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