32 total reviews
Words cannot express how perfect our wedding was at Cross Creek Ranch this past weekend! The staff provided us with the utmost attention all throughout the wedding planning process and on our wedding night. Not many brides and grooms actually have the opportunity to completely relax at their wedding, but my husband and I did not have to worry about a single thing. The vendors that Cross Creek partnered us with were absolutely amazing as well. The food from Hungry Harry's and our baked goods from Alessi and Stacy's Gluten Free Goodies were delicious, the music by Jason was so much fun, the flowers by Alta were gorgeous, and Erick Runyon with Cross Creek Photo Services was the absolute best to work with. Not to mention the wedding coordinator Nancy, and my assistants the day of Diana and Melissa, with help from Becky.. I felt like royalty! Our wedding could not have gone any smoother, and we have Cross Creek to thank for that. I recommend this venue to any couple who wants to have the absolute best wedding memories and to wish they could relive their night over and over.
Thank you again Lauren for your amazing review of Cross Creek Ranch! It truly was a pleasure working with you.
My husband and I got married on May 17, 2014. Cross creek ranch was incredible. From the ceromony to the reception. It's everything we ever imagine it will be. We couldn't be happier with the out come. They took care of every detail.
Thank you for taking the time to review CCR. It is our goal that you have a beautiful stress free day and the wedding of your dreams!
My husband and I got married April 19th, 2014 at Cross Creek Ranch. From the moment I saw pictures of the venue, I knew I had to visit and see it for myself in person. It lived up to every bit of my expectations. The ranch is BREATH-TAKING! The owners Bonnie and Sean were there and very much active in the entire process. Sean was who took me on the tour of the all-inclusive venue and I was thrilled!! I left with a date booked! Aviree, the receptionist & wedding assistant was very helpful in getting me to narrow down the perfect time of year to book. After booking I met with my design coordinator Emilee and she was a huge help in putting my vision of a romantic vintage setting together. I later met with Tamara, who ended up finishing off my design and making it come to life the day of! She was a HUGE help and was there for my husband and I, every step of the BIG day. She made sure we were on time, ate our dinner, knew where to go and what time, how long we had in between each event and so on. She took the extra mile to remember everyone’s name in the wedding party, helped my mother and anyone else who needed anything. She made us feel like nothing could go wrong. Becky, the Bridal Assistant was so great! She had me all set and ready from the moment we walked up on our wedding day. She knew where I should be every minute and what was to be done next. She helped me get bottles prepped for my baby girl and had snacks & water for all my bridesmaids. She truly loves her job and makes the Bride feel special. I also had the pleasure of working with Jill Ferguson, who made the financial arrangement part of the planning a breeze. Mina Peterson, who coordinated all of the vendors. I essentially showed up and my vision had come to life. These people here at the ranch make a BRIDE’s job simple and easy!! Even after the wedding was over, they had packed us a to-go box of food and cake and then all our extra alcohol, pictures, mason jars and goodies ready for pick up the next morning. They think of everything! We can’t begin to Thank Cross Creek Ranch enough for making our wedding day one that we can remember and reflect on as one of our best memories. So many brides have stress and worry about so many different things and with CCR, you are able to let go and actually enjoy the experience. We had just built a home, found out we were pregnant and got new jobs while trying to plan this wedding!! Had it not been for CCR, I would have never made it out ALIVE lol…Thank you Cross Creek Ranch!!!!
Love, Mr & Mrs Baptista
Thank you so much for your beautiful words! We are so happy that the both of you enjoyed yourselves!
Our wedding was perfect! It was way better than I even expected. The staff was very friendly and helpful with all of the planning. I would highly recommend this venue.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words about our venue! We truly appreciate it!
I am the monther of the bride and from the first day that I had contact with Cross Creek Ranch I thought this venue was too good to be true. They made the planning process so easy for my daughter and me. I never felt stressed during the entire process.
When it rained the day of the ceremony and the tempurature dropped, Cross Creek staff provided our guests with wraps to keep them warm during the outside ceremony under the beatifuly canopy tree. Outside heaters were also provided in the reception area. Our guests could not stop talking about the wedding and how different and beautiful it was.
Hungry Harrys provided the catering and everyone was going back for seconds! We also chose to have a bonfire (it did stop raining for this) and guests enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making smores.
The decor that Cross Creek provided was both elegant and rustic leaving the guests feeling very relaxed.
I cannot think of anything (other than the rain) that I would have changed for my daughter's wedding.
The staff at Cross Creek know what they are doing and provided excellent service for a memorable wedding.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words about our venue! We truly appreciate it!
Cross Creek Ranch is an all inclusive venue, and it is perfect for brides who are short on time. I only had 6 month to plan my wedding, and we were so blessed to find such an accommodating place! They have it all! And if they don't have it, they'll make it for you. Nancy was our wedding coordinator, and she was fabulous. She made sure everything was perfect the few weeks leading up to the wedding, and the day of. Ilza was our designer, and she made everything look picture perfect. She listened to our ideas and made everything come to life! What's great, is the venue is so versatile! It can be country, rustic, vintage, garden...you can make it whatever you want! I gave it 4 stars, because the day of the wedding had a few hiccups. Just as I was about to walk down the isle, one of the employees told me my cake topper never showed up with the cake. This is an issue that should have been told to my maid-of-honor or my mother. It was literally 2 minutes before I was about to walk down, and naturally I began to panic. Nancy stepped in and took care of it. The bakery drove as fast as they could, and the topper was on the cake before the reception even started. Also, I requested a burlap runner to go down the isle, and that wasn't there. The night of the wedding was very cold, and the heaters we were promised to have weren't working. As a result, many of our guests left early. The day of my wedding, I went to look at how the decorations were coming along, and another bride was having her rehearsal! This was very awkward to have random people walking around my ceremony and reception area as I'm in hair rollers and PJs. And, the DJ needed surgery a few days before our wedding, so the venue gave us their back-up guy...and he wasn't great. However, these disappointments truly are minor compared to the beautiful, wonderful, amazing evening my husband and I had. The employees are at your every beck-and-call the day of, and you never feel overwhelmed, because they make sure everything runs smoothly. I loved it, and would do it all over again in a heart beat! If you are able to stay at the bed and breakfast the night before, do it! It was so fun waking up to freshly cooked breakfast and mimosas!
It is so wonderful to hear that you and your husband had a such a beautiful day! We can not thank you enough for your lovely words about our venue.
from the first meeting, tour of ranch and final wedding day everything was wonderful!!!! flawless. every detail that we wanted was provided. Thank you Cross Creek Ranch!!!!
Thank you so much for you lovely review! We truly appreciate it!
Cross Creek Ranch is a remarkable, romantic, rustic ranch and the perfect place to say I do! My fiancé and I had a wonderful experience and everyone at Creek Ranch was helpful every step of the way!
We are so glad to hear that you and your husband had a wonderful time! Thank You for the beautiful review!
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!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We truly appreciate here at Cross Creek Ranch!
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!!!
What a wonderful review!!! Thank you so much for letting us be apart of your special day!
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
WOW! Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are so glad that you chose Cross Creek Ranch and we were able to get to know such a wonderful couple!
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!
We cannot tell you how happy we are that we were able to make your fairytale come true! Thank you for such a wonderful review.
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!
Thank you so much for the kind words! We truly appreciate this wonderful review!
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!
We cannot tell you how wonderful it is to read such a wonderful review! Thank you so much!
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!!!
We are so happy to hear that you and your husband had a great time! Thank you for such a wonderful review!
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!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We truly appreciate your kind words!!
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
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.
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!
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.
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