One of my favorite aspects of being a Temecula wedding photographer is the opportunity to work at so many unique venues! While Temecula is known for its wineries, each one has a different take on what they offer to couples! I’d consider Longshadow Ranch Winery a great option if you’re looking for a rustic, ranch-style venue to accommodate your day, set in Temecula’s beautiful vineyards!
Longshadow Ranch Winery is located at 39847 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA, just off Rancho California Road, the main winery strip in Temecula.
Longshadow Ranch Winery was established in 1999 and set on 12 acres of vineyards. The winery is known for its red varietals.
Longshadow Ranch Winery can accommodate up to 200 of your wedding guests – although the venue recommends a maximum of 170 guests for everyone’s comfort and ease in getting around the venue.
California Ranch Styling
Longshadow Ranch has many features on its property that offer a rustic, ranch-style feel. The Grand Lodge, where receptions take place, has high ceilings and barn features. Enjoy horses, farm animals, and antique carriages lining the property.
Tree-Lined Ceremony Site
Longshadow Ranch‘s ceremony site is directly adjacent to the Grand Lodge, but set behind the building, to offer more privacy. While Temecula ceremonies can have intense sunlight, the trees surrounding the site make for a more temperate setting and as a photographer, I love the way they filter the light!
On-Site Getting-Ready Suites
There are a few different suites that couples are able to use to get ready for their wedding day. The bridal suite is located in the loft of the Grand Lodge, which has beautiful window light and ample room to get ready. There’s a secondary barn on the property which also has space for the guys to get ready.
Indoor Receptions at The Grand Lodge
Although Temecula is known for its sunny weather, Longshadow Ranch’s indoor reception space offers the best insurance policy for hot or rainy wedding days! The Grand Lodge features large windows, high ceilings, rustic wood walls, and a huge barn door so you can make a dramatic entrance into your wedding reception!
Great Option for Intimate Weddings
Longshadow Ranch is a great option for intimate weddings! Like most venues, plan on a weekday wedding as weekends have higher guest count requirements. See the guest count minimums below:
Monday – Thursday: 25 guests
Friday: 50 guests
Saturday: 100 guests
Sunday: 75 guests
Longshadow Ranch includes a variety of amenities in their wedding rental rate.
On-site venue coordinator
3-hour set-up time
5 hours at Longshadow Ranch for your ceremony and reception
Cake, gift and head tables
Guest dining tables, chairs, flatware, stemware, off-white linens and napkins
Indoor dance floor area
Beer and Longshadow Winery wines for your guests
2 tray-passed appetizers, full-service buffet on your wedding with 2 entrees
Set-up and clean-up of ceremony and reception
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Susan and Kevin found me when looking for an intimate Temecula wedding photographer and I’m so glad they did! They are such a sweet couple and two people who were entirely GIDDY for each other the entire day on their wedding!
Susan got ready in the loft space at Longshadow. It let in some beautiful window light as she got ready for the day!
Kevin was also getting spiffed up at the groom’s suite!
Always one of my very favorite photos – the moment the groom sees his bride as she walks down the aisle!
One of my favorite aspects of Longshadow Ranch Winery’s property is there are lots of trees on the property! The Temecula summer sun can be quite intense, and it’s lovely to work at a winery where we can get some filtered light and a pretty green background for photos!
How absolutely sweet are these two?!? I just adored them!
Longshadow Ranch Winery’s reception face has a definite rustic feel! Wood columns and beams, but lots of light coming in through the windows!
Recently I’ve seen a few posts floating out there in the internet that toasts should be for the rehearsal dinner, not the wedding. To this I say NO! First of all, I do think that guests love hearing the wedding couple toasted! And from a purely selfish perspective, I LOVE capturing the reactions during toasts and I also love learning a little more about what makes the couples I work with so amazing! So if you’re a couple working with me…make sure your toasts take place during the reception! 😁🥂