Host the wedding of your dreams at Bates Nut Farm!

Bates Nut Farm offers a beautiful country location for your outdoor wedding. This picturesque one hundred acre farm has been in the family for over 90 years, and our climate and setting make it the perfect outdoor venue. 

Surrounded by lush green hedges, our event area is shaded with mature trees. It is highlighted with greenery and flowering plants, giving you a backdrop to personalize how you wish. Rows of mulberry trees provide a shaded area for the ceremony, and the garden stage area has plenty of room for you and your guests to relax and enjoy the reception. Our event coordinator will work with you to help make your special day one that will be remembered for years to come.



Venue Fee for 150 Guests: $5,500.00

Please contact us for a customized quote for guest counts below or above 150 guests. Please note that we do require a $1 million event insurance policy certificate (estimated cost: $100-140).

We understand that your wedding is a big investment. Bates Nut Farm is one of the most affordable venues in Valley Center, and our pricing includes a lot of value for your buck. Whether you are working with a small budget (making great use of our included decor and naturally beautiful space), a large budget (a blank canvas to bring your vision to life), or anything in between, we may be the perfect venue for you! Additionally, Bates Nut Farm does not require a guest count minimum or include gratuity and service fees in our pricing.

What's Included:

  • Exclusive use of garden stage area for reception, and over an acre of tree-shaded, grassy park for cocktail hour and ceremony

  • Tables, chairs, and tablecloths for your guest seating, as well as up to (6) pieces of additional furniture to use for your sweetheart table, cake table, and more

  • All-day use of bridal suite with heating & air-conditioning, lots of lighting, mini-fridge, mirrors, outlets, and coded door lock

  • $150 credit to use our "Something Borrowed" inventory of rustic furniture and decor

  • Coffee bar with 100 cups of coffee, cups and lids, creamers and sugar

  • Availability to use Bates Nut Farm for wedding rehearsal (2 hours maximum), engagement photos, etc.

  • Bates Nut Farm venue coordinator - available (2) hours before ceremony until wedding conclusion for questions, assistance, and last minute details

  • Bates Nut Farm team members onsite throughout the wedding to assist in making your dreams come true

  • Beautiful Photo opportunities for those memories that will last a lifetime

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Each event is unique in its own way, and there are many options available to you at Bates Nut Farm.  Our special events team has the experience, creativity and resources to bring your event to life.  We would love to talk to you in depth about your special day.  Please fill out our inquiry form below or you may call us at 760-749-3333, or email our Events Coordinator, Amanda Crabtree, at

Private Event Inquiry Form