When it comes to planning the perfect wedding, the venue is often the first and most crucial decision to make. For couples seeking a unique and picturesque setting that combines rustic charm with the beauty of the American West, Gardnerville, Nevada, offers a range of options that are nothing short of enchanting. Nestled in the heart of the Carson Valley, Gardnerville provides a stunning backdrop for a Western-themed wedding that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Gansberg Ranch

This horse and cattle ranch offers panoramic views that will take your breath away. Lush pastures, and wide-open spaces make for a captivating setting that provides an enchanting atmosphere for your special day. Imagine saying your vows as the sun sets behind the mountains, casting a warm glow over the entire ranch—it's a scene straight out of a fairytale.

Gansberg Ranch beautifully combines rustic charm with modern amenities. The ranch features a beautiful brand new barn as well as a late 1800's stone barn, which serves as an ideal space for your reception. The barn's exposed wooden beams, chandeliers, and large windows create an atmosphere that exudes rustic elegance. Whether you envision a cozy, intimate gathering or a grand celebration, the barn can be customized to suit your needs.


  • Incredibly kind and generous family run venue
  • Stunning getting ready space inside the Gansberg's farmhouse
  • Drinks served all night from the grain bin bar, appropriately named The Waterloo Hole
  • The 'Not So Shabby Chics' of the Gansberg Ranch can design and arrange your event
  • 350 guest capacity with plenty of on site parking
  • Optional ceremony entrance via the Gansberg's 69' Chevy pickup truck

What sets Gansberg Ranch apart is its versatility. Beyond the barn, there are numerous outdoor spaces that can be used for various aspects of your wedding. The sprawling lawns are perfect for a romantic outdoor ceremony, with the mountains as your backdrop. For a more casual and intimate feel, consider having a reception under the stars, complete with fairy lights and a dance floor. With so many options, you can truly tailor your wedding to your vision.

 If you're seeking a wedding venue that offers a unique blend of rustic charm and modern convenience, Gansberg Ranch should be at the top of your list.

1037 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV

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Dangberg Home Ranch

For history buffs and couples who want a genuinely authentic Western wedding experience, the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is a hidden gem in Gardnerville. This venue allows you to step back in time to the late 19th century and exchange vows in a historic ranch setting. With its vintage buildings, sprawling lawns, and stunning mountain views, it's the perfect spot for a rustic Western-themed wedding.

Dangberg Home Ranch is steeped in history. The ranch dates back to the late 19th century and was once the home of H.F. Dangberg Jr., a prominent figure in the development of the Carson Valley. The ranch is not just a wedding venue; it's a living piece of history that allows you and your guests to step back in time while celebrating your love story.

The ranch's stunning location in the Carson Valley provides a breathtaking natural backdrop for your wedding. The vast, open landscape with its rolling hills and panoramic mountain views creates a serene atmosphere that is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. The natural beauty of the ranch is enhanced by well-maintained gardens and lawns, making it an ideal setting for outdoor ceremonies, receptions, and photo opportunities.

This historic gem offers a unique and enchanting setting for your special day, ensuring that your wedding is not only a celebration of love but also an unforgettable journey through time.

1450 NV SR-88

Minden, NV 89423

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Corley Ranch

Corley Ranch is a working cattle ranch spanning over 300 acres. The centerpiece of the venue is the beautiful barn, a stunning backdrop for ceremonies and receptions alike. Inside, you'll find soaring wooden beams, twinkle lights, and a warm, inviting ambiance that radiates romance. This barn is a testament to the rich history of the American West and provides a sense of nostalgia and charm that's perfect for a Western-themed wedding.

Corley Ranch is a photographer's paradise, offering an array of unique and stunning photo opportunities. Whether you're capturing candid moments in the courtyard, posing amidst the ranch's charming wooden fences, or taking advantage of the surrounding natural beauty, you'll have an abundance of unforgettable images to treasure for years to come.


  • Wonderful family run venue!
  • Barn can accommodate up to 110 people
  • Set up, clean up, tables and chairs included in your rental
  • Wide variety of photoshoot locations

Corley Ranch in Gardnerville, Nevada, stands as a testament to the beauty and charm of the American West, making it an exceptional choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that blends rustic elegance with Western allure.

859 US Highway 395 N

Gardnerville, NV 89410

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Twisting T-bar Ranch

Conveniently located about a mile from Gardnerville, with over 100 acres of Nevada rangeland along the East Fork of the Carson River Twisting T-bar Ranch's genuine rustic atmosphere sets it apart as a sought-after wedding venue. The carefully preserved historic 1800's barn, with its weathered wood and vintage charm, serves as a beautiful and authentic central focal point. The ranch also showcases vintage farm and ranch equipment that perfectly balances rustic authenticity with a touch of sophistication.


  • Plenty of onsite parking
  • The ceremony location is well shaded and offers a stunning view of Job's Peak.
  • For my brides, Twisting T-bar has one of the most beautiful, well lit, and temperature controlled bridal suites that I have had the pleasure of photographing!
  • Can accommodate up to 250 guests

The Twisting T-Bar Ranch Wedding Venue in Gardnerville, Nevada, is a hidden gem that offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their love in a truly unique and picturesque setting

1290 Centerville Ln

Gardnerville, NV 89460

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Park Home Ranch

Nestled in the picturesque Carson Valley of Nevada, this 120 year old barn known as Park Home Ranch Wedding Venue is a relatively knew gem that offers couples a charming and rustic setting for their special day. This enchanting venue combines the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with the allure of a genuine working cattle ranch, creating an atmosphere that is both serene and authentically Western.

The ranch's reception area is a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern convenience. The Barn at Park Home Ranch, a beautifully restored 1940s barn, serves as the main reception space. Its exposed wooden beams, vintage chandeliers, and spacious interior provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your guests. The barn can comfortably accommodate both intimate gatherings and larger celebrations, making it a versatile choice for couples with varying guest lists.

In addition to the barn, the ranch offers a charming outdoor patio area, ideal for cocktail hours, outdoor dining, or simply enjoying the stunning views with your loved ones. The venue's flexible layout allows you to create the wedding of your dreams, whether it's a casual Western barbecue or an elegant, formal affair.


  • Newly remodeled barn with updated amenities
  • Spacious bridal suite located in the barn
  • Groomsmen getting ready space on site
  • Tables and chairs provided
  • Multiple rental packages to choose from

What sets the Park Home Ranch Wedding Venue apart is not only its breathtaking natural surroundings but also the experience it offers. The ranch has a dedicated team of event professionals who are passionate about ensuring your day is everything you've dreamed of. From coordinating logistics to helping you choose the perfect décor, their attention to detail ensures a seamless and stress-free wedding experience.

Say "I do" surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, enjoy a rustic-elegant celebration in the barn, and let the romance of the ranch infuse every moment of your special day.

1452 Hwy 88

Minden, NV 89423

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Gardnerville, Nevada, with its picturesque landscapes and Western charm, offers a range of wedding venues that are perfect for couples looking to celebrate their love in a unique and memorable way. Whether you prefer a touch of elegance, a rustic ranch experience, or a lakeside celebration, Gardnerville has something to offer every couple seeking a Western fairytale wedding. So, if you're dreaming of a Western-themed wedding that captures the spirit of the Old West, look no further than the beautiful venues in Gardnerville, Nevada, for your perfect day.

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