4400 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, CA
Suisun Valley Inn at Monroe Ranch is a barn and farm wedding venue located in Fairfield, California. Owners and founders Gary Bacon and Ying Ni have created an idyllic getaway nestled within the grounds of this historic ranch and vineyard. You can enjoy an entire weekend in this peaceful location in northern California wine country. Facilities and Capacity This 55-acre property has space for outdoor events of up to 250 guests whether in a tent or beneath permanently installed market lights. The on-site chef’s kitchen allows caterers to prepare and cook your wedding feast while tables and chairs are readied for your guests. A picnic area complete with a barbecue and fire pit looks out at rows of Chardonnay grapevines, a scenic spot for a celebratory day. Lucky guests may spot a beaver or river otter in the Suisun Creek which meanders through the property. With parking for 100 cars available on-site, your loved ones will be able to get to your festivities with ease. Services Offered When you book Suisun Valley Inn at Monroe Ranch, you will have three days of exclusive use of the property for your celebrations. This will give you plenty of time to prepare, rehearse, and celebrate with your loved ones. Wedding events that can be held at the Inn include engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, elopements, ceremonies, and receptions. The friendly staff can advise on outside vendors and provide cleanup for your special day. There are a number of local restaurants and private chefs who can provide cuisine during your stay and numerous local wine tours. The peak wedding season for this venue stretches from March through October so you and your guests can enjoy yourselves during shining Californian weather. Accommodation The Inn offers eight suites, each furnished and named in a unique manner. Up to 16 guests can be accommodated in this residence and for meals in the large dining area and include wheelchair-accessible options. This building also offers get-ready rooms for your celebrations. History The story of the Monroe Ranch began in 1860, when James Monroe of Massachusetts settled in the Suisun Valley. Rich soil, dependable water supplies, and bright sunshine combined to create a superb location for farming. The great demand for labor resulted in up to 1,000 Chinese agricultural laborers living near the property towards the end of the 19th century. George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate was the inspiration for the construction of a eight-bedroom house in 2004. After Gary and Ying purchased the property, they repurposed the home as an intimate gathering place for guests.