Traveling to visit new wedding venues is so exciting! When visiting Bayshore Ranch in North Fort Myers, Florida, we met owners, Tony and Nicole, as we toured their new wedding venue. This ranch is absolutely perfect for a rustic chic, country-style, or farm/barn wedding. It is one of the most unique and one-of-a-kind venues in its area! It is a working ranch and provides an incredible 110 acres of North Fort Myers beauty! The vast, open fields, and unique oak groves give photographers the perfect opportunity to photograph a wide variety of natural backdrops.
Tony is incredible to work with, down-to-earth, and does an amazing job maintaining the ranch. He and Nicole are hands-on in caring for the grounds, the animals, and are hard at work updating their newest addition – the Oak House. The house is huge and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is being remodeled with a rustic chic style – the perfect place to prepare for your big day!
The ranch provides a beautiful outdoor ceremony space and a covered, open barn area for the reception that can accommodate an incredible 400 people under the roof and up to 800 people when using the lawn areas! The venue’s Oak Porch is a large building with beautiful screened porches and also provides airconditioning inside. The Oak Porch can be used for cocktail hour and features a nearby outdoor fire-pit.
One of our favorite things about this wedding venue is that it is conveniently located only 20 minutes from Southwest Florida Airport, five to 15 minutes from major hotels, and 35 minutes to Fort Myers Beach – close enough to enjoy all the conveniences you’d need and yet you feel as though you are “away from it all”! The ranch is the perfect escape to quiet, rustic scenery for your guests to enjoy on your wedding day!