This highly demanded rustic ranch has been the premier spot for barn weddings in Charlotte County. Nested among the oak trees out Bermont Road in Punta Gorda, Florida is this week’s Vendor of the Week- Cypress M. Ranch. I sat down with the owner, Lisa MacArthur, who is currently booking weddings for 2019 to learn a little more about her gem of a property.
Tell me a little history about Cypress M. Ranch?
Cypress M. Ranch has been here for 14 years as a horse ranch and currently in its fourth wedding season.
What is your wedding season?
We run weddings every weekend from October through May 1st.
What is included in the wedding rental?
Full use of the grounds, the barn, the bridal suite, the cowboy quarters, the kitchen, 2 restrooms, parking location and staff including trash removal and bomb fire prep. 3 hours for rehearsal and set up the day before. All day from 9 am to midnight on the day of the event and 2 hours the following day for pick up and clean up.
What are the ceremony location options?
The couple can choose between the 2 different pasture locations, under the oak trees or in front of the barn.
What are some additional benefits to the ranch?
We have bistro lighting around the property built right in. There are restrooms on site so you do not have to rent any and we have a brand new full kitchen. The barn also has drop down sides to help with rain and wind. For various fees, brides and/or grooms can ride in on a horse or we can also get the horse and carriage. We also have swamp buggies as well for grand entrances.
Tell me about the bridal cabin?
It is an all wood loft cabin with a bed, full bath, refrigerator, seating area and prep area for bridal hair and makeup. Designed completely country chic with a chandelier and all.
Tell me about the new cowboy quarters?
Designed with the guys in mind the cowboy quarters has a bar, lounge furniture and rocking chairs in an enclosed air conditioned environment.
Tell me about your new kitchen area?
The new kitchen area has all stainless steel, commercial grade appliances- refrigerator, warmers, BBQ grill and prep stations.
Tell me a little about the live band you have available?
The Florida Cracker Boys specialize in playing county, blues and southern rock n' roll. They are also available to do your ceremony music and be master of ceremonies for your reception. For the essential country wedding they are sure to get everyone dancing.
How can a bride and groom reach out to you?
By phone- (239) 872-4726
Facebook- Cypress M. Ranch Western Weddings
Special thank you to Lisa for giving me the grand tour!