Welcome to a unique destination in the North Yuba Foothills

River Highlands Ranch is a stunning private event and wedding venue, perfect for rustic barn weddings and lively gatherings. Founded in 1999, our 433-acre ranch represents a desire to combine the best in environmental, economic and social sustainability, with a deep love of the arts and community—what some might call “articulture.” By design, it is both a working ranch and a gathering place where relationships can be built and savored. Simply put, it’s all about the love of nature, of people, of community, of music—a haven of casual elegance that is both invigorating and inviting.

There is something about The Ranch that captivates the hearts and imagination of all that come. Perhaps it's the stunning natural beauty of a twilight evening, or the quiet serenity that comes from being "on the land"...or the warm conversation that flows so naturally in the inviting leather chairs in the Vineyard Barn or under the stars around the embers of the outdoor fire pit. Or maybe it's an exquisite meal in the company of friends who are open and alive to experiencing life to its fullest. Whatever the case, it's an experience that's meant to be shared and savored. Make your next event magical, your memories unforgettable - at River Highlands Ranch.


Our rustic barn, settled on over 400 acres of beautiful scenery, creates the perfect ambiance for an elegant barn wedding, company party, or any other event.

River Highlands is a full-service wedding venue, meaning we take care of everything to make planning your event easy. We can accommodate large or intimate gatherings for whatever festivity you have in mind. Because we are a private venue, property tours are by appointment only. Please contact us to set a viewing appointment.




River Highlands is a private event and wedding venue, and property tours are by appointment only. We would love to show you around, and talk about your next event. Please fill out the form below, and we will get back to you within 24 hours. We look forward to speaking with you!

In case we are booked on your preferred date, is there another day(s) that may work?

River Highlands Ranch

8600 Big Oak Valley Rd,
Smartsville, CA 95977