Member Since: 1/16/2013
The staff at Cross Creek Ranch are phenomenal, to say the least. They worked with us on a concept that they had never done before (steampunk wedding), and the outcome was beautiful. Not only that, but the staff were very accommodating with a last minute emergency we had - on the day of the wedding! They rearranged the whole entire day in order to make it perfect and memorable for us, and the guests didn't even notice a thing had gone wrong!
Member Since: 7/5/2012
We were married 10/4/13 at Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, FL. CCR is such a beautiful venue that has so much to offer!! The staff were all friendly and super helpful. At points they seemed like they wanted to be in control of everything, but that is what they are there for and they are good at their jobs, so just trust them. They will get your final say on everything before they write it down. They might ask you the same ?s a few times through the whole process (I don't like answering the same things multiple times, but I understood completely they are just double and triple checking). They want your day to be as perfect as you do. I felt like the day literally flew by, but I hear that from all brides. Another thing--not sure if this was just during the weekend we were married or all the time, but calculate traffic into getting your guests there in time. For our rehearsal we were all 45 minutes late because of traffic and again on the wedding day, my guests were 45 minutes late. I arrived about 3:30-3:40 (supposed to be there at 3) because of traffic as well and I was only coming from Tampa (our guests were coming by bus from St. Pete Beach). Great venue, highly recommend them, just do your homework on traffic and plan accordingly, and enjoy your big day!!!
Member Since: 10/26/2013
Cross Creek was absolutely amazing!!! Nancy Spooner, Emilee Yockey, Bonnie McSharry and their team made everything so easy. I told them the vision I had - rustic/country - and they absolutely nailed everything. The ideas they had surpassed anything I could have dreamed of. They also coordinated with all the vendors which made it so simple for me. We had the ceremony under the oak tree and the reception in the stable and it was from a dream. I couldn't stop staring at everything, it was just so beautiful. They thought of every detail and gave me my dream wedding. It was truly perfect. I have received so many compliments from the guests - how beautiful it was and that it was the best wedding they had been to.
Me and the girls also stayed at the bed and breakfast on the property the night before and it was so wonderful. We had a relaxing night in an amazing country cottage and were served a wonderful breakfast by a lovely woman (sad I forgot her name but I think it was Robin) - she had fresh fruit, coffee, and an egg/croissant masterpiece. She was sensitive to dietary restrictions and was so pleasant and even brought greens from her garden. She came back later (along with another lady) to assist me with dressing and making sure I was where I was supposed to be. I did not have to think of anything that day, they had everything under control. The Cross Creek team all had headsets during the wedding so everything went so smoothly. We were even able to incorporate our dog!
And at the end of the night, after the most beautiful wedding, they packed us up doggie bags for later. It was so thoughtful. I know I am leaving stuff out - but the bottom line is my day was perfect and it is thanks to Cross Creek. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. They care about what they do and they will make your dream come true (and without breaking the bank). Loved everything - thank you Cross Creek family!!!
- Breanne and Josh
Member Since: 7/22/2012
My fairytale dream came true at the Cross Creek Ranch. It was so much more than what I could have imagined for my wedding day. I chose this venue because of the fact that it is all-inclusive. This really helped to cut down the tasks that I needed to complete personally, so I was able to focus on the little touches that made it my own. They handled the communication with the vendors and made sure everything fell into place. My ideas and choices for the decor were exactly what I had in mind. Alta Fleura did a phenomenal job on my flowers. They were truly breathtaking. Bill the DJ was upbeat and really listened to our thoughts. He kept everyone entertained and stayed on schedule. We rented Bob the horse with his owner and carriage. I would definitely recommend this to everyone. I felt like a princess! Our photographer Victor Junco did an amazing job as well and was so professional. What else can I say? It was perfect!
Member Since: 1/6/2013
We are so pleased with the turn out of our wedding! The staff exceeded our expectations and made our dream a reality. Thank you so much to the full staff! from the owners and all the planners who got everything perfect, our florist whom we just love and our dj who made everything go smoothly and the amazing catering food and staff. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
Member Since: 10/29/2012
My husband and I got married at Cross Creek Ranch on September 21st. I knew after our first visit to the venue it was the perfect place for us. I can not say enough nice things about every single member of the staff that worked with us! Every visit they made us feel right at home. Everything about our wedding day was perfect, when I first walked over to see the set-up I was speechless, Emilee and Alta (florist) did such an amazing job taking our visions and making them a reality! Every detail was perfect! We were very lucky to have Nancy and Mina as our coordinators they were both beyond helpful the whole day! My husband and I were both sad to leave the Venue at the end of the night! I would without a doubt recommend CCR to anybody in search of a beautiful venue with a staff that makes you feel like family!
Member Since: 11/2/2011
ABSOLUTELY amazing!! The staff here is wonderful and meets all your needs! They made our day the best day every!! They give you everything you want and more!! This is by far the best place ever. They had everything in a packet for us to look at with no hidden fees or anything!! Best place ever!!!
Member Since: 10/30/2012
All the staff members were helpful and super sweet. They really made sure that the bride and groom were taken care of. They also made it easy for us to plan the wedding from afar.
Emily our designer was incredible with making our vision come to life! She has great decorative ideas!
Member Since: 7/25/2011
Working with Cross Creek Ranch was a dream come true! Not only did they ensure that everything was perfect for our wedding, they worked with us throughout the year of planning to create the day of our dreams.
Emilee, our wedding designer helped make a neutral green and brown palatte look elegant and natural. She worked through each detail with me prior to the big day and made my at home wedding crafts stand out. She was able to execute our rustic vintage theme beautifully by utilizing natural elements and vintage materials. She was a delight to work with!
Nancy, our wedding coordinator made sure that everything was completed to perfection, and helped ease my nerves the day of! She was a lifesaver in balancing the tasks of our day, and helped remedy any issues with a smile.
Everyone at Cross Creek was fantastic to work with, and we absolutely loved all the vendors they recommended.
I highly recommend Cross Creek Ranch to anyone looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding. I would give them 10 stars if I could!
Thank you for everything, Heather and Ryan Vidal
Member Since: 3/21/2011
I wish there were 6 stars. Everything about Cross Creek Ranch is perfect. When we got engaged, I looked up rustic wedding venues in Tampa and CCR was the first we found, the first we toured, and immediately booked it - we couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else. The package is of incredible value and make wedding planning effortless - they are partners with tried and true vendors for catering, florist, cake and DJ and they all were tremendously professional and perfect. I could go on and on about the staff. Emilee was our designer and has a good ear for what the couple wants and puts it into action. Nancy is a savior - she is detail oriented and a tough cookie. With any external vendors (aside from the ones they recommend) we had a couple of snags and all we had to do was get her involved and the day was saved. I will also through my compliments to some other wonderful members of the staff - Jill and Mina. The team combined made my wedding day effortless and enjoyable. Ask any of them any question and they knew the answer - where is my bouquet (after I put it down and forgot... again), can you rebustle me (after it broke, twice). They are patient with a very detail oriented bride, and they proved themselves over and over again the day of the wedding. I have a very hard time turning over my details, my wedding day to hands of others, so I hope it speaks loudly when I say that I trusted the entire team to take over all the details for me and leave me completely worry-free - not an easy task for someone like me. Cross Creek Ranch just knows how to do it, and how to do it exactly right.
Member Since: 10/27/2010
Cross Creek Ranch was a dream venue that lived up to my expectations. Throughout the entire planning process their staff went above and beyond to make sure we had everything just the way we wanted it. The wedding day was calm and the staff took care of everything and anything (even when I lost my earring backs during the reception they found me new ones). It's knowing that the little things, as well as the big, are covered that make your wedding more enjoyable...an that's exactly what Cross Creek Ranch did!
Member Since: 11/26/2012
Out two major reasons for selecting Cross Creek Ranch for our wedding were:
1. Gorgeous rustic setting with tractor, huge oak tree, bonfire
2. All inclusive so you pay one person for almost everything in installments
The staff was always kind and friendly. I was very impressed the day of the ceremony on the how well run everything was. They have headsets and know when everyone is arriving so the bride won't run into the groom and the photographer can get before ceremony pictures.
They also bring you and your bridal party snacks and drinks right after the ceremony since you all are doing pictures while everyone else is enjoying cocktail hour. They keep the photographer on time so the pictures only take the allotted time and you don't keep your guests waiting for an eternity. They really had it buttoned down from A-Z, which allowed me to relax and enjoy.
In hindsight this was a great choice and we feel fortunate to have selected this venue. It was beautiful and so very well run.
Member Since: 12/17/2012
Loved this Venue. They did more then I thought they would do and made me feel like a queen on my wedding day. I had the most relaxed and fun wedding EVER! They make it so easy. I got so many compements on how beautiful it was and how relaxed I looked!
Everything is gorgeous on the property. Us girls stayed the night before the wedding in the B&B and it was so memorable! The owner as beautiful taste!
Not only was the place beautiful, they people are EXTREMELY nice. I felt like I made 20 new friends on the day of my wedding.
I cant say enough about how amazing this venue is.
I want to redo my wedding once a month just because it was so perfect I wish I could keep reliving it.
Honestly Cross Creek Deserves more then 5 stars!
Member Since: 1/22/2012
The folks at Cross Creek Ranch deserve so much more than a 5 out of 5 rating! Our wedding was beyond perfect and what put it over the top were the people who work there. I know there were so many other weddings going on at any given moment but whenever I called they always made me feel like I was so special and they all knew who you were even if you hadn't met them yet. They were patient and flexible with us and our ideas, were always there when we needed them and looked out for YOU and YOUR GROOM throughout the whole thing, even if you don't know about it till after ;o) I couldn't have asked for a more perfect location (that had EVERYTHING we needed and more) but the service was beyond anything I ever imagined! If you get a chance, definitely get married here!
Member Since: 2/21/2011
When my fiancée and I began searching for a wedding venue (for our wedding in January 2012), we wanted some place outdoors with a lot of trees and greenery. After extensive internet searching, we found Cross Creek Ranch, a beautiful estate with a huge grassy expanse and lots of trees. There are a few outdoor wedding ceremony options available, including the Cross Creek signature oak tree. The reception area is an open stable which can accommodate up to 200 guests. The property also features a “Man Cave”, a one-room building where the groom and groomsmen can get ready, a bridal cottage for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready, and lots of open areas for the guests to wander and for the cocktail hour. Horseshoes and croquet gaming areas can also be set up for the reception, adding to the relaxed country atmosphere of Cross Creek Ranch. Cross Creek Ranch has been the site of hundreds of weddings, which becomes very obvious when you meet the staff, throughout the wedding planning, and at the wedding ceremony and reception. The easiest way to describe the operation is that it is similar to an all-inclusive resort. Cross Creek Ranch has their own staff and a set of preferred vendors which include a designer, florist, deejay, baker, wedding coordinator, servers, bartender, and a list of preferred caterers. Since everything is handled through Cross Creek Ranch, you will meet with each of these individuals during several meetings on their property (except for the baker and caterer which you will visit at their location for tastings). In addition to a highly skilled and extremely friendly staff, Cross Creek Ranch has a large inventory of items including china, lighting, linens, artificial flowers, chairs and tables, centerpieces, signage, and décor, so all of these items are included as part of your wedding “package”. All of the stress and time of having to find vendors for each of these items vanishes, as Cross Creek Ranch takes care of all of these details. The only three vendors that you are responsible for procuring on your own, in order to give you the most flexibility for your big day, are your wedding officiant, photographer, and videographer. In meeting with the specialists at Cross Creek Ranch, it is easy to see that they were very carefully chosen, are experts in their field, and are very detail oriented. They will go through every detail of the ceremony and reception including flowers, seating charts, centerpieces, song choices, timeline and order of wedding events, special requests, and cake design and cutting. At the wedding and reception, they are in constant communication with each other and will keep the photographer and videographer informed every step of the way so that everything stays on track and so no opportunities are missed. There are also several options that you can add to the wedding package including a horse drawn carriage for the wedding ceremony, a bonfire (with s’ mores), the rehearsal dinner, and use of the bed and breakfast on property, among others. There is honestly no way to put in words the beauty of the property, the commitment to detail and excellence of the staff, and how little stress was involved on our part in the planning and execution of as perfect a wedding as we ever could have imagined. We know that we made the right decision trusting the most important day of our lives to Bonnie and her team at Cross Creek Ranch.
Member Since: 1/25/2011
Cross Creek Ranch provides an amazing wedding experience. They are very friendly, helpful, organized and creative.
Our expected number of guest increased by about 50 people and they were very adaptive to make our wedding perfect! The wedding day went very smoothly and everything was great! The staff helps keep you on schedule very well so you have time for everything. The floral decorations at the ceremony and reception were one of my favorite parts. There were many compliments about the decor. All the vendors they recommended were excellent. Our photos look great, lots of beautiful picture spots! They really took care of everything and made it a stress free experience!
Member Since: 10/28/2005
I have nothing bad to say about this place!! AMAZING!! If you don't get married here, you are missing out! Emilee and her design eye is the best! She created the wedding of our dreams! Nancy took charge on our wedding day, and as my husband put it "I felt like I was the president on our wedding day". They take care of you every step of the way, don't miss one single detail, and flawlessly execute the wedding of your dreams! We only used recommended vendors, and they were all perfect! Bonnie has the best people working for her and the most unique wedding venue that I have ever seen. It is a far cry from the typical hotel wedding or even the usual FL beach wedding. I received so many complements on our venue. This is a hidden gem!
Member Since: 7/8/2011
Where do I even start with all the compliments I could write about having your wedding at Cross Creek Ranch!?!?!?! This tiny block may not be enough! First, I would like to give a personal shout out to Emilee Yockey, Nancy Spooner and Kylen Suggs as these ladies, made my day an absolute success…completely flawless! From the moment we toured Cross Creek, I knew it was right for us! The beauty of the place (props to the ground keepers!), the sweet southern feel it gives off and with an elegant outdoor vibe, Cross Creek Ranch is the perfect wedding setting in Florida! I'll try to sum it up for you:
Top five reasons to have YOUR wedding at Cross Creek Ranch:
5. You have your ceremony, kiss, now you are Mr. & Mrs. and walk right to your reception! One stop shop with awesome photo ops in between!
4. Food choices, but more importantly (to me at least) DESSERT choices are top notch!
3. You pay to one place, broken up into monthly payments until your day arrives. (Money can sometimes be a make or break in wedding planning so this helped A LOT!)
2. There is a bed and breakfast for you and your girls the night before the wedding…if possible, this is a MUST HAVE! Best. Sleepover. EVER! Oh then all of your prep people (hair/make up, etc.) come to you!
1. You can customize your ENTIRE wedding design and décor…without doing all the work! Who wouldn’t want that?!?! Plus, you ALWAYS having someone to contact with any question (even the not so smart ones)!
There is enough stress that will come when planning your wedding but there’s no need to be a Bridezilla when you have your wedding at Cross Creek Ranch! I would recommend this venue to a friend, coworker, an acquaintance or even stranger I meet on the street. The entire CCR team is THAT good. I truly can’t say enough good things about them and how happy, ecstatic, wonderful (etc.) they made me on my wedding day. It was, as they say, the absolute best day of my life! Here's to love, laughter and happily ever after!
Member Since: 11/19/2010
This place is awesome!!!! I found them through an internet search and this place is even better in person. Once you go there you will fall in love and even more so, when it is made up for your wedding. They are truly an amazing group of people. I was a little worried about how it would turn out for my wedding, but I was extremely happy with everything they did. It was nice have someone else worry about all the little details, so you can enjoy the day. The staff is very professional and accommodating and made me feel like a bride should on her wedding day. If you are thinking about this place, go and check it out you will be amazed.
Member Since: 11/26/2011
I was very pleased with my choice of venue. CCR had everything I was looking for when I was trying to find a venue to fit my "country" theme. The staff were so helpful and friendly, they were always available if I ever had any questions or needed to make changes to my wedding decor. For the design of the ceremony/ reception I would just let them know how I pictured my wedding and they went above and beyond anything I ever imagined!!!
Classic, Rustic, Elegance
Are you looking for someplace magical and enchanting? Think Cross Creek Ranch! Imagine 10 beautiful acres, a winding stream, breathtaking oak trees, and a rustic elegant stable. Owner, award-winning interior designer, Bonnie McSharry work with you to create the wedding of your dreams.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Inn/B&B, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
Cross Creek Ranch's twitter
Our bride from Dec 8 shared her engagement story with us & we've shared it on our blog. It is precious! ow.ly/rVx4H