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The Sunshine Ranch is located in the heart of the Cariboo Country, 68 km East of Williams Lake, BC, Canada.

The Ranch does not provide any overnight accommodations; however, there are accommodations nearby at the BC Provincial Park and Resorts, for dry camping (no hookups) for RVs, Campers, Motor Homes or Tents. For overnight accommodations there are B&B’s and a Motel nearby in Horsefly. Accommodation information can be found on Horsefly’s website

As part of your venue rental, you will receive access to onsite parking for your guests at the designated parking lot. Guests may leave their cars overnight; however, they must be moved within 24-hours.

The Ranch will require an estimated head count 2 weeks in advance and a final guarantee number 72 hours prior to the event. Menu selections should be confirmed 30 days in advance. Dishes and silverware are provided.

Yes! We have the equipment to provide catering solutions for outdoor BBQ cooking and hog roasts, etc.

No, we have catering service on site.

A liquor license must be purchased and displayed the evening of the event and the bartender(s) must have their Serving It Right and not be a relative. The ranch can provide a bartender for an additional fee.

Yes, purchasing liquor is your responsibility. Coolers and freezers are available for your use.

Yes, tables, chairs, linen are included in the menu price

White ‘signature’ table linens, and white napkins are available. We are happy to provide contact information for local businesses that supply table linens, overlays, sashes, and chair covers upon request.

Yes! Decorations such as table runners, center pieces and chair covers are the responsibility of the client. Decorating and removal of decorations will be the responsibility of the client.

Candles in enclosed glass containers are permitted.

Full Rental includes Friday to Sunday (you will have plenty of time to Decorate).

Based on availability, we provide access in advance of the event for decorating. Decoration removal is required the day following the event.

Yes, however, it is not locked and items are left at the owner’s risk.

There is an onsite space available; however, this room is not locked and items are left at the owner’s risk. There is a separate Nearby Home for Bridal or Groom Party Dressing. Please look at our services and rates for more details.

Yes, you are welcome to enjoy the Gardens before the Ceremony.

Yes, you are responsible for set-up and take down. Please contact us in advance.

Yes. You can find the information on our Services and Rates page.

In our venues the music can play until 2 AM. The bar can remain open only as long as the liquor license permits.

SOCAN is the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada. Re:Sound is the Canadian not for profit music licensing company for artists and record companies. For any events taking place on the property we are obligated to charge these fees. The fees are collected and distributed as royalties to SOCAN & Re:Sound members. These fees are not revenue for the Ranch. They can range from $9-$60 each /event, depending on the size of the banquet space and if dancing is involved. These fees are the responsibility of the client.

Yes. Music can be played until 6pm after that time only in the Barn until 2am.

No, you must bring your own or rent it.

We have a list of recommended florists and photographers; however, you are permitted to use your own choice of florist and photographer.

Pictures can be taken anywhere at the River, the Lovers Lane, in the Hayfield or Forest, the Rustic Barn or Complex, or the Garden on the day of your wedding.

The use of confetti is permitted outside only if it is petals or biodegradable confetti. The use of bubbles is permitted inside and outside.

The Barn is strictly non-smoking in line with the Smoke-free Legislation. However, there are designated smoking areas outside.

You will have a member of the Events team present on the day of your wedding to help coordinate your day. If you are having a ceremony and/or reception they will oversee the caterers, florist, musicians’ access and direct guests for the ceremony. They will also help coordinate the running of the ceremony with the Registrars. They will brief the stewarding team and ensure you are happy with everything.

Once you have selected your date, venue of choice and projected number of guests, a representative from Sunshine Ranch Ventures will send you a contract with required deposit. The venue is booked on a first come, first served basis. The venue space will be held for 2 weeks while you review the contract. If the signed contract and deposit are not received by the end of the review period, the Ranch will release the event space being held for your group.

We are here to help! Please see our catering package for more details. Still don’t see an answer to your question? Our team of experienced event coordinators will be able to assist by email or phone. Contact us or call us at (250.620.3339)

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