304 North Los Carneros
Goleta, CA 93117
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About Us

A Beautiful Place to Make History
Imagine being married under the redwood tree the Stows received in 1872 for their first anniversary or on the steps of the Gothic Revival mansion that sits beside it. Imagine strolling over to Lake Los Carneros to for a private moment or tossing your bouquet beneath the grandest bird of paradise your guests have ever seen. Imagine your wedding at the lovely gardens of Rancho La Patera.

The gardens are perfect for events from intimate weddings to large festivals. You choose your caterer and we provide the most beautiful and serene place to hold your own unique event. A lively luau, a traditional garden party, a Spanish themed fiesta, a 1920s cocktail party, a Tuscan feast, an elegant wine festival, a fabulous fundraiser…The possibilities are endless.

We host only one wedding per day. We never double book. Our fees for ceremony and reception begin at $1500 (under 150 people) for rental of the gardens from sunrise to sunset.

“It has been almost six months since our wedding, yet the memories of that beautiful day remain vivid in our minds... The Stow House Garden was the perfect setting for the wedding we envisioned, and with your help all of our dreams for the day came true.” -Anna and Bob Childs