Private Events

Weddings, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Family Reunions, Car Shows, Picnics

*****Now booking for 2020!*****

Bates Nut Farm offers a beautiful country location for your next private event.  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. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or grand reception, we can help you to create the event of your dreams—one that you and your guests will long remember.


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.  The venue includes a stage and an expansive lawn that can accommodate both large and small groups. There are other areas around the farm that can also be used, depending on the type and size of event you are hosting.



Our farm is a classic location for your outdoor wedding.  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.

  Because the farm is so busy during the month of October, we are unable to give your special event the attention that it deserves. However, we are happy to book you during any of the remaining 11 months!  

Click HERE for our 2019 Wedding Brochure  

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For more fun wedding ideas, click on these links:

Find us on Wedding Wire, The Knot, and Wedding Spot!

Car Shows

Car Shows at Bates Nut Farm

Bates is home to several car shows throughout the year.  The farm has ample space to accommodate a large number of vehicles, and the shade trees make it comfortable for exhibitors and spectators alike.  

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Community Events & Fundraisers

Young Life Garden Tea Party Fundraiser 2013

Community groups and non-profits find that Bates is the perfect venue for their events.  Some of our returning organizations include the American Cancer Society's Valley Center Relay For Life, the Young Life Garden Tea Party, Valley Center Music Festival and the Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival.

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Birthday Parties, Picnics & Family Reunions

Reunion picnic

Who doesn't love a day in the country?  The farm is a great place to relax with a picnic, play some lawn games, enjoy the farm zoo, and bite into some old fashioned homemade fudge.  

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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