One Venue, Six Ways: Durham Ranch in St. Helena, CA

California, Local, Wedding Style & Decor

Durham Ranch in St. Helena, Calif., is a wonderfully versatile Napa Valley wedding venue. The crisp-white walls and vaulted ceilings serve as a blank canvas, so each couple marrying there can easily put their own unique stamp on the space. To illustrate just how versatile the venue is, we've found six very different ways to utilize the space for your wedding reception.

Reception #1: Suspended Greenery Chandeliers (above)
Create some major "wow" factor by hanging large chandeliers of fresh greenery above the reception tables.

Reception #2: Crisp Whites
When in doubt, go with classic white blooms with a touch of fresh greenery, like these square-shaped peony centerpieces accented with rosemary sprigs and olive branches.

Durham Ranch wedding

Photo: Got Light

Reception #3: Modern Geometric
Your guests will get a kick out of these unusual pendant lights suspended above the dinner tables.

Reception #4: Rustic
Beautiful wood dinner tables are too pretty to cover up with linens! Simply add wood slat chairs and string lights and you've got the perfect rustic-yet-elegant celebration.

Durham Ranch wedding

Photo: Jose Villa

Reception #5: Elegant & Unexpected
Suspended above the dinner tables were pendant lights made of repurposed galvanized beverage tubs.

Reception #6: Whimsical
This couple chose long wooden farm tables paired with two types of bentwood chairs; the custom-made table runners were screenprinted with different whimsical illustrations, which served as the table "numbers."

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