Who doesn’t love a simple ranch wedding with an adorable donkey and beautiful horses?! Montana and Wyoming are filled with acres upon acres of ranch land, horses and mountain views, and while I’d love to photograph an elopement there, it was a nice surprise to find this hidden gem right here in Richmond, Minnesota!!
El Rancho Manana is situated on 1208 acres with rustic camping and on-site horse riding available. It would be the most amazing small wedding if you brought your own horses, your closest horse riding friends and family, rented a few campsites, and enjoyed an entire weekend of fun together!! If you don’t have your own horses, they have some ready and waiting to give you or your guests a ride.
You can also enjoy the sandy swimming beach on Long Lake, fish off the many docks available, hike or bike the 25 miles of trails or just relax at the Ranch House bar. The rental of the Ranch House, beach pavilion, amphitheater stage or large event tent is available by special request as well.
Photography + Video: Xsperience Photography | Planner + Stylist: Samantha Rule Photography | Venue: El Rancho Manana, Richmond MN | Dress + Florals: Wedding and Tuxedo Connection, Richmond MN | Cake: Hey There Cupcake, Somerset WI
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